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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.

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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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COVER STORY
May 2017

Penang Hokkien On Life Support

With the dialect in danger of disappearing, passionate parties step up and take charge.

FEATURE
May 2017

Suukee Nang: What it Means to be Hainanese

Local Hainanese take pride in their esprit de corps.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2017

The Botanic Gardens: A Tale of Gloom and Bloom

At over a century old, Penang's Botanic Gardens have an illustrious past.

STATISTICS
Jun 2017

Tourism and Ecotourism in Numbers

The industry is the second main source of income for Penang.

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Another Unesco Listing on the Cards for Penang?

The biosphere reserve listing would ensure Penang Hill's forests are preserved and researched.