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April 2011 COVER STORY

The winning formula: Why investors choose Penang

Multinational corporations today are known to implement a “China + One” strategy, putting money into a secondary site to off set the disadvantages China suffers from. But although Penang benefits from this, not all is going well.

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UTTER ECONOMICS

Penang’s investment numbers

Rather than looking at specific peaks and troughs, Penang’s share of capital

PROFILE

Giving guests more

Marco Battistotti, general manager of e&o Hotel, chats with pem about his globe-spanning career, and what draws him to Penang.

PHOTO ESSAY

Penang’s forgotten scene

We take a step back in time and celebrate Penang’s legendary musicians of the 1940s and 1950s.

FEATURE

The vast potential of gender responsive budgeting

Gender responsive budgeting is a considerable asset in allowing us to appreciate each person’s contribution to economic and social development.

VOICE IN THE CROWD

Improving Penang’s wet markets Perak Lane

With the increasing number of hypermarkets and supermarkets, it is easy to ignore or forget wet markets.

FEATURE

Best step forward for public transport

The Bridge Express Shuttle Transit (best) has just been launched in Penang. Is this the future of integrated public transport?

STATES OF REFORM

The many sides of good city living

The national economy depends on the health of its cities.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY

Memories of Penang Hill

A look back at Flagstaff Hill in the 19th century, from the accounts of Sir George Leith.

FEATURE

Eco-towns – the Asian experience

At the Seventh Asia-Pacific Eco-Business Forum, the future of Asian Eco-towns comes into focus.

PEOPLE ECONOMICS

Dr Juergen Schloesser: Everything possible, nothing easy

Dr Juergen Schloesser talks about the growth of B.Braun Penang, and his management philosophy.

PENANG PALETTE

Hoy Cheong the Art-ivist

An internationally-renowned artist, Wong Hoy Cheong is known for his subversive creative bent.

BOOK REVIEW

Cities,People & the Economy:A Study on Positioning Penang

A book that examines Penang’s current economic context, and how it can change.

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

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Women Against the Flow

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

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From Persia to Penang: Boria Bops On

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