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September 2012 COVER STORY

Ooi Kee Beng

Time Magazine called him one of the 100 most influential people in 2004. We chat with Tariq Ramadan on Islam in the 21st century, and the importance of education and individual dignity in empowering societies.

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PHOTO ESSAY

Deep in the oil palm estates

Puah Sze Ning captures the life of oil palm estate workers in Pahang and Sabah.

VOICE IN THE CROWD

Making a city liveable is no easy matter

Making a city liveable is no easy matter

FEATURE

Tackling the brain drain

TalentCorp and Otak-Otak were formed to try and stem the nation's brain drain problem. How have they fared so far?

FEATURE

The mixed impact of the heritage listing

It's been four years since George Town's Unesco listing. How has it affected the local economy and community?

STATES OF REFORM

Power and the arts

What role should states play in the arts?

FEATURE

Who wants to be a tech entrepreneur?

We meet up with some aspiring tech entrepreneurs at the second annual Startup Weekend Cambodia.

PENANG PALETTE

Sex, truths and photographs

Ismail Hashim challenges the fastpaced world of modern photography.

FEATURE

Buying property is no stroll in the park

Some factors to consider before making that big property investment in Penang.

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Brunch with the Grand Dame

Suffolk House introduces its first Sunday champagne semi-buffet brunch.

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Penang Hokkien On Life Support

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

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Suukee Nang: What it Means to be Hainanese

Local Hainanese take pride in their esprit de corps.

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One More Nyonya Kuih for the Road?

These teatime snacks find their way back into the hearts – and tummies – of locals.

ODDLY ENOUGH
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Understand That Your Wisdom May be Worthless…

We need to safeguard ourselves against the onslaught of “alternative facts”.

FEATURE
May 2017

The MICE Industry Matures

The stage is set for Penang's business events sector to soar.