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January 2010 COVER STORY

Think people, not place

Think people, not place With professional migration becoming the norm, using per capita income to measure tie level of development of a state may be outmoded and misleading.

Also in this issue

FEATURE

The role of think tanks is changing

YAB Urn Guan Eng launches the Penang Economic Monthly.

PROFILE

Logan's lasting legacy

Who was James Logan, and what does he mean to Penang today?

FEATURE

The probable effects on the climate of Pineng of the continued destruction of its hill jungles

In this article written 164 years ago, James Logan warned that cutting our hillside jungles could be disastrous for Penang's climate.

FEATURE

Yesterday today and tomorrow: Weld Quay

The history of Weld Quay, and what the future can hold …

PHOTO ESSAY

Reinvention in progress

Once a thriving village, the clan jetties are caught in a struggle to reinvent themselves.

FEATURE

Studying others and staying unique

George Town is but one of many World Heritage Sites in the world. There is much it can learn from the successes of others. But can it do so and still retain its identity?

FEATURE

Keeping Peneng delightfully impure

Lucy Friedland encounters a glorious culture mishmash on her first visit to Penang. But why don't others -locals and tourists alike - see that?

A DAY IN THE LIFE

A voice from the factories

Muhammad lshak has spent his entire working life in the Free Trade Zone.

PENANG PALETTE

Evolution of a museum

Can arts and sciences be more relevant to lay Penangites? The director of USM'S Muzium & Galeri Tuanku Fauziah certainly thinks so.

TALK-TALK ONLY

A dream for Penang

Kee Thuan Chye dreams of a Penang cultural renaissance. 

HISTORY TODAY

Marketing Culture

Four years ago, a group of Penangites decided to hold a monthly street market. The Little Penang Street Market has grown into something that is so much more.

HISTORY TODAY

Regional power politics and the birth of Penang

The politics of yesterday was rife with brutal deception - as the Sultan of Kedah found out. 

STATES OF REFORM

Giving federalism a future

Malaysia may call itself a federation, but it certainly doesn't act like one. 

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