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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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Of Heroes Unsung, and Mortals Undead

This year's George Town Literary Festival is yet another feast for the soul.

FEATURE
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From Persia to Penang: Boria Bops On

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