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March 2012 COVER STORY

The common good in Penang's progress

For development to truly benefit everyone, consensus must be achieved among the community, private businesses and the government.

Also in this issue

FEATURE

Penang sets its sights on science

The Penang Science Council was established to nurture the next generation of innovators.

FEATURE

PSC Pillars Talk Science

Penang Science Council leaders share their aspirations and experiences.

FEATURE

The thought bazaar

Innovation lurks in every corner.

PHOTO ESSAY

City of colour

Howard Tan captures Penang's quiet charm and timeless spirit.

FEATURE

Encore, Penang World Music Festival

After a four-year absence, the Penang World Music Festival returns with a bang.

FEATURE

Microcredit, macro-goals

Running the state government's microcredit scheme has been no easy task.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY

Epidemic diseases in Penang, 1819

On the emergence of small pox and cholera in the 19th century.

PEOPLE ECONOMICS

Faces of Industrial Penang: Hamdan – doer and dreamer

We chat with Hamdan Abdul Majeed, director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad for Research and Investment Strategy

PENANG PALETTE

Penang – a home for Malay artists

Penang has been home to some of the most compelling Malay artists in the country.

STATES OF REFORM

Civil society and Pakatan governments

Examining the relationship between NGOs, governments and opposition parties.

FEATURE

Visualising the Poverty Line

Photographer Stefen Chow examines what it truly means to be poor.

FEATURE

1Care – a careless reform

Toh Kin Woon argues that 1Care places cost-cutting obove providing adequate healthcare coverage.

FEATURE

Cosmopolitanising Bahasa Malaysia

Any language needs to be inclusive and open to change, or risk being rejected.

UTTER ECONOMICS

More and more malls in Penang

Is there an oversupply of shopping malls in the state?

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The Golden Stupas of Pulau Tikus

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

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 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.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Between Fact and Fiction

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