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January 2012 COVER STORY

Think city catalyst for revitalising george town

In 2009, a small team set about transforming and rejuvenating the city.

Also in this issue

FEATURE

Building on the past

As SERI transforms into the Penang Institute, we take a look at the think tank's past.

PROFILE

Need Think Tanks For New Times

Outgoing Penang Institute executive director Liew Chin Tong looks back at his two-year tenure with the think tank.

TALK-TALK ONLY

Let’s stop Malaysia going Greek

Kee Thuan Chye argues that Umno’s time is over

PENANG PALETTE

PENANGPAC-The latester venture by Faritah and Joe

The theatre scene comes back to life with the opening of the Performing Arts Centre of Penang.

FEATURE

Housing in Penang

A new housing board will have its work cut out for it when trying to solve Penang’s housing woes.

UTTER ECONOMICS

PPSMI:a different perspective

Chan Huan Chiang argues that the issue of teaching mathematics and sciences in English is less important than teaching our children those subjects better.

STATES OF REFORM

The state of non-Muslims in Penang and Selangor.

With racial tensions on the rise, Tricia Yeoh examines race relations in Pakatan Rakyat-controlled states.

FEATURE

Penang's maritime potential

Why hasn’t Penang been able to transform itself into a maritime hub?

BOOK REVIEW

Heritage Trees of Penang

A labour of love that collects four years of meticulous botanical research.

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FEATURE
Oct 2017

Between Fact and Fiction

Mei Fong and Zen Cho make reverberating impacts in their respective genres.

FEATURE
Nov 2017

The Bastion of Early Catholicism in Penang Restored

George Town's Church of the Assumption gets a much-needed face lift.

FEATURE
Nov 2017

The Golden Stupas of Pulau Tikus

Many still flock to these temples to worship, or to adore their resplendence.

FEATURE
Nov 2017

The Art of Developing Balik Pulau

The once-sleepy village is abuzz with new attractions.

PHOTO ESSAY
Nov 2017

Linked by Bike!

Renting a ride is only a tap away.