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March 2011 COVER STORY

Keeping Penang watered

PEM takes an in-depth look at the Penang Water Supply Corporation and reveals how this public-private partnership has thrived and become a model for the rest of the nation.

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FEATURE

Greening communities in Penang

With everyone talking about going green, a community in Bukit Mertajam is showing Penang how it can be done.

PHOTO ESSAY

“Hoppy” New Year in Penang

Chinese New Year in Penang is anything but quiet, becoming a gigantic street party for 15 fantastic days.

FEATURE

Malaysia needs an equitable healthcare system

Toh Kin Woon talks about whether the increasing privatisation of health services is desirable, and how Malaysia’s healthcare system can be made more equitable.

TALK-TALK ONLY

Things tourists cannot experience

Kee Thuan Chye visits Bangkok Lane for a trip down memory lane, only to come away disoriented by the winds of change.

FEATURE

The Humanities are needed more than ever

With the increasing “technologisation” of society, the Humanities are more important than ever.

STATES OF REFORM

Taking bigger than baby steps to transform the economy

Malaysians need an alternative approach to its economy and society.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY

The enchanting hill of early Penang

A letter written in 1824 shows how a visit to Penang Hill helped lift a man’s spirits.

FEATURE

Lighting the way

Leader Universal took a gamble when it expanded into Cambodia in 1994. Today, that gamble is paying off .

A DAY IN THE LIFE

Happiness is a haircut

Being a barber is about more than just cutting hair.

PEOPLE ECONOMICS

Horst Rosenmueller : Knowing what motivates others is the key

Horst Rosenmueller chats about moving to Penang, and leadership.

PENANG PALETTE

Being a part of what you paint

We pay tribute to the memory of one of Penang’s greatest heritage artists.

UTTER ECONOMICS

The fine art of estimating economic health

In a centralised nation like Malaysia, economic data is usually generated for national planners. What can Penang do?

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