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November 2011 COVER STORY

Alive But Not Well, The State of Penang's SMEs

Even in today’s industrial climate, Penang’s SMEs can compete with the multinationals in the innovation arena, provided all the players do what they need to do.

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PHOTO ESSAY

When night falls...

Mark Hall spent a year capturing George Town’s nocturnal serenity.

FEATURE

The sour fate of Kampung Pokok Asam Jawa

For the villagers of Kampung Pokok Asam Jawa, time is quietly running out.

FEATURE

Yachting awaits development in Penang

Can Penang become a regional yachting hub? Herbert Poenisch and Oh Kean Shen take a look at Penang’s existing marinas and find that much more needs to be done.

FEATURE

The green house –alternative living starts now

Located deep in Balik Pulau, Eric Chong’s Green Acres is the culmination of his dream to build a fully sustainable home.

FEATURE

MCAT: Much room for improvement

The 1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism Festival 2011 was an opportunity to promote contemporary Malaysian art among tourists. Why did it fail?

FEATURE

Road to Nowhere

Are we returning to a future of chaotic traffic that we thought we would leave behind?”

TALK-TALK ONLY

How did we tolerate the ISA for so long?

The Internal Security Act will finally be repealed - only to be replaced by two new laws. Will Malaysia see any change at all?

FEATURE

Freedoms we take for granted

Faith Watson takes a trip from Penang to Bangladesh and discovers that it can be easier to feel at home in one place than another.

STATES OF REFORM

What’s in the budget for state governments?

The National Budget 2012 has come and gone. What’s left for Penang and Selangor?

WINDOW INTO HISTORY

Reporting on Penang’s twin, Pulau Jerajah, 1787

We reproduce a letter by Captain Robert Kyd, believed to be the oldest written account of Jerejak Island.

PEOPLE ECONOMICS

Secret to success: Doing your best at what you do best

In our inaugural Faces of Industrial Penang feature, we chat with Eng Teknologi CEO Datuk Teh Yong Khoon about his company’s regional strategy, and what drives him.

PENANG PALETTE

Promise of a Renaissance

New art spaces are popping up in Penang, but can the state take advantage of this energy?

UTTER ECONOMICS

Mind the child and grow the country

As Malaysia grows, so does the need for efficient early childcare.

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Of Heroes Unsung, and Mortals Undead

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

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From Persia to Penang: Boria Bops On

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