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September 2011 COVER STORY

Paradise Being Lost, All is not well on Penang’s beaches

As injuries and complaints mount, Batu Ferringhi’s famed beach is rapidly losing its lustre, thanks to an unregulated water sports industry and the absence of enforcement.

Also in this issue

PROFILE

Our Economist at the UN

Famed economist Jomo Kwame Sundram made his return to Penang in August a er a long absence. We chat with him about the arc his career has taken him on thus far.

PHOTO ESSAY

George Town Festival 2011

The month-long George Town Festival made its grand return this year. 

STREETS OF GEORGE TOWN

Love and more is all around

Gabija Grusaite takes us through Love Lane, and uncovers a vibrant and thriving lile micro-cosmos. 

TALK-TALK ONLY

Fair election postponed is democracy denied

The next general election is around the corner. Will it be a fair one?

FEATURE

Optimistic economic outlook for Penang and Malaysia

Penang’s and Malaysia’s economy is heavily tied to the global economy, but prospects remain strong. 

STATES OF REFORM

Making housing affordable in urban states

Some states are resisting the move to privatise solid waste management, and with good reason.

FEATURE

Transcending dualism in public administration

The time has come for bipartisanship in our politics. 

WINDOW INTO HISTORY

The Spice Island of Penang, 1834

Penang was a spice giant in the 19th century, before the blight. 

FEATURE

No two ways about Integrity

Tunku Abdul Aziz on integrity and transparency in public service. 

FEATURE

Economic ripples of July’s rally

The eff ects of Bersih 2.0 can be felt beyond politics.

PEOPLE ECONOMICS

Medical devices manufacturing: Penang pursues the new frontier (part 2)

Penang has a big advantage in the medical devices industry, thanks to its experience with E&E.

PENANG PALETTE

Living life as Art

Ooi Kok Chuen pays tribute to the late Datuk Syed Ahmad Jamal. 

UTTER ECONOMICS

The wider implications of minimum wage

Chan Huan Chiang takes on minimum wage and its many aspects and consequences. 

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STATISTICS
Jun 2017

Tourism and Ecotourism in Numbers

The industry is the second main source of income for Penang.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2017

The Botanic Gardens: A Tale of Gloom and Bloom

At over a century old, Penang's Botanic Gardens have an illustrious past.

COVER STORY
May 2017

Penang Hokkien On Life Support

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

FEATURE
May 2017

Suukee Nang: What it Means to be Hainanese

Local Hainanese take pride in their esprit de corps.

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Another Unesco Listing on the Cards for Penang?

The biosphere reserve listing would ensure Penang Hill's forests are preserved and researched.