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July 2011 COVER STORY

George Town –where design and culture must continue to merge

Change is coming to George Town. How can conservation bridge the gap between the old and the new?

Also in this issue

PENANG NEWS

Penang News

Highlights of what’s been happening the past month.

FEATURE

George Town Festival 2011 Highlights

The George Town Festival is back in a big way.

FEATURE

Rivers of tears

Ombak-Ombak ARTStudio pays tribute to Penang’s notoriously filthy rivers and uncovers their history through the community.

PHOTO ESSAY

Bungalows of Penang Hill

The bungalows on Penang Hill have been standing since Penang’s colonial days. Some have been restored to their former glory, while others are left to rot, forgotten.

FEATURE

The past is the present

Novelist Gabija Grusaite takes us on a tour of Armenian Street, peeling away its layers and uncovering its gems.

TALK-TALK ONLY

What is the truth about the Baling Talks?

The peace talks between the communists and the government were doomed from the start.

FEATURE

What's Your Penang?

Penang Global Tourism launches a new campaign in the heart of Singapore.

STATES OF REFORM

Local democracy alive and kicking in Pakatan states

The Pakatan Rakyat governments are determined to push ahead with local elections, with or without federal help.

FEATURE

Dell celebrates the arts

Dell is making its presence felt in the community.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY

Kedah hoped for the return of Province Wellesley in 1957

With Malaya’s independence just around the corner, Kedah wanted Penang back.

PEOPLE ECONOMICS

Taking training into new territory

The American Society of Training & Development held its annual conference recently.

PENANG PALETTE

Toya: Stretching batik to its limits

At 68, batik painter Toya is still pushing himself and his art. But he may end up being the last of his kind.

UTTER ECONOMICS

On the rise, but for how long?

There is a boom in commercial property in Penang. But is the market going too far?

BOOK REVIEW

Two perspectives on late colonial life in Penang

Areca Books republishes two classics that shed light on colonial Penang.

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The once-sleepy village is abuzz with new attractions.

FEATURE
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Between Fact and Fiction

Mei Fong and Zen Cho make reverberating impacts in their respective genres.

FEATURE
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The Bastion of Early Catholicism in Penang Restored

George Town's Church of the Assumption gets a much-needed face lift.

FEATURE
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The Golden Stupas of Pulau Tikus

Many still flock to these temples to worship, or to adore their resplendence.