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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.

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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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From Persia to Penang: Boria Bops On

We explore Penang's cultural export, the vibrant boria.

FEATURE
Sep 2017

Of Heroes Unsung, and Mortals Undead

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

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Sep 2017

Women Against the Flow

Removing those rose-tinted colonial glasses reveals a harsh era for women.