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FEATURE

Betting on BIDS

George Town starts Asia’s first ever Business Improvement District Scheme.

TALK-TALK ONLY

The unknown and the all too familiar

Kee Thuan Chye on choosing in Malaysia's two-coalition system.

FEATURE

Planting seeds of the future in Balik Pulau

Prof Tay Kheng Soon elaborates on "Rubanisation", and how it can transform Balik Pulau.

PROFILE

Cheah Cheng Hye

Dr Ooi Kee Beng sits down with Penang's very own Warren Buffett.

STATES OF REFORM

Malaysia Education Blueprint: weighing unity against diversity

What role will diversity play in Malaysia's education system?

FEATURE

Rasa Sayang goes another shade greener

In a bid to cut down on plastic bottles, Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa opens its own bottling plant.

FEATURE

Tantalising Taiwan

We go off the beaten path and explore Taiwan's gorgeous east coast.

PENANG PALETTE

Art auctions are the new stock market

2012 is a banner year for art auctions in Malaysia.

FEATURE

Real democracy requires democracy in planning

Our development planning process right now is too elitist, says Steven Sim, and doesn't involve the people on the ground nearly enough.

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Dining in the clouds

Lily takes the train up Penang Hill and has dinner with David Brown.

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From Persia to Penang: Boria Bops On

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

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
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Women Against the Flow

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

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Of Heroes Unsung, and Mortals Undead

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