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September 2012 COVER STORY

Tariq Ramadan – Islam reviewed from within

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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Sep 2017

From Persia to Penang: Boria Bops On

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

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Sep 2017

Women Against the Flow

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

FEATURE
Sep 2017

Of Heroes Unsung, and Mortals Undead

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