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February 2011 COVER STORY

Life on the List

Two and a half years after its entry into the World Heritage List, pem takes a look at how much George Town has changed, and what more needs doing.

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PROFILE

All that Rozz-matazz

For the longest time, the Penang music scene was little more than generic bands regurgitating the usual radio hits in hotel lobbies and lounges until Rozz came.

FEATURE

Freeing education from politics

Education in Malaysia has been politicised for far too long.

PHOTO ESSAY

Revolutionary roots

Plans hatched by Dr Sun Yat Sen and his supporters in Penang had far-reaching repercussions on the history of modern Asia. We take a look at some historical sites on the Sun Yat Sen trail.

FEATURE

The miracle of Penang Jazz

The Penang Island Jazz Festival has, against all odds, completed its seventh year, and it’s here to stay.

TALK-TALK ONLY

In between heaven and earth

The director of Corporate Finance at the World Bank chats about what Malaysia needs to do to bring people back.

FEATURE

Garbage graves of Penang

Where does our rubbish go?

STATES OF REFORM

What the Selangor State Secretary issue teaches us

Federal and state relations continue to deteriorate, at the expense of good public service.

A DAY IN THE LIFE

Death and the undertaker

We chat with a funeral director and discover what it’s like working with the dead.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY

The day George Town grew up

George Town commemorates its city status.

FEATURE

Before palm oil, there was coconut oil...

In the past, Penang and Malaysia benefited from a booming coconut industry.

FEATURE

Palm oil remains key export for Malaysia

Palm oil has brought Malaysia great economic benefits, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

PEOPLE ECONOMICS

Jordan Plofsky: Acknowledging results and recognising performance

Jordan Plofsky of Altera Penang discusses the diff erences between American and Malaysian workers.

PENANG PALETTE

Making future artists better

Tay Mo-Leong has no plans to rest on his laurels

UTTER ECONOMICS

Turning Points: Ups and downs of Penang’s economy

Different locations doing things differently in pursuit of common growth is the new growth model, and their performances need to be independently monitored.

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Local Hainanese take pride in their esprit de corps.

FEATURE
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Another Unesco Listing on the Cards for Penang?

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STATISTICS
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Tourism and Ecotourism in Numbers

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COVER STORY
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Penang Hokkien On Life Support

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