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May 2017 COVER STORY

Penang Hokkien On Life Support

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

Also in this issue

FEATURE

Dialogue with a KL cabbie

Editor Ooi Kee Beng has an enlightening conversation on politics and religion.

FEATURE

The MICE Industry Matures

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

FEATURE

Ropewalk Bagan – A Treasure Awaiting Hunters

A wealth of antiques and memorabilia are in store for bargain hunters and the curious.

FEATURE

Convent Green Lane Stretches Tall Again

A new school building marks a new beginning for the institution.

FEATURE

Suukee Nang: What it Means to be Hainanese

Local Hainanese take pride in their esprit de corps.

ODDLY ENOUGH

Understand That Your Wisdom May be Worthless…

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

FEATURE

A Migrant Worker’s Journey of Despair – and Hope

In seeking greener pastures, many migrant workers find themselves locked in a nightmare instead.

FEATURE

Hin Bus Depot – Derelict No More

From ruins to creative hub, the art cluster finds its footing.

FEATURE

Planting Our Green Future

Saving the earth, one community at a time.

FEATURE

One More Nyonya Kuih for the Road?

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

PROFILE

A Man with a Mission

It takes courage to make decisions, as businessman and cancer survivor SK Sundaram discovers.

PENANG PALETTE

The Freedom Young Artists Can Enjoy

The Young Contemporary Artists competition sees some quirky work.

STATISTICS

Dialects and Languages in Numbers

Which is the most spoken Chinese language in Malaysia and Penang, and how fare our students in language exams?

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STATISTICS
Jun 2017

Tourism and Ecotourism in Numbers

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

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.

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.