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February 2017 COVER STORY

Saving Our Schools

Education is more than exams; it's also about developing skills and ideas required for both the digital economy and students' individual well-being. Why is Malaysia still behind in this?

Also in this issue

FEATURE

Aiming for Homes for All

Penang's property landscape is both diverse and dynamic.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY

The Dawn of Higher Education in Malaysia

It was no easy matter pushing for tertiary-level education in colonial Malaya.

FEATURE

Discover Penang Hainanese Food Before It’s Too Late!

Hainanese cuisine restaurant Hai Onn is as old school as it gets.

PROFILE

Making Waves with Molluscs

One woman's passion for research on giant clams is helping communities all over Malaysia.

FEATURE

A Model Village that Stays Vibrant

The communal spirit of Kampung Seronok makes it a truly fun place to be.

ADVERTORIAL

A Summit to Survey

The Penang Property Summit is worth a visit for potential house buyers and stakeholders alike.

FEATURE

A Taste for Waste

Green living and zero waste are the goals for communities in Seberang Perai.

FEATURE

A Mortar Board Does Not Guarantee Employability

It can take a long time for higher education to pay off.

FEATURE

Back To Beca

It's time to make Penang's iconic trishaws thrive again.

UTTER ECONOMICS

Fintech: A New Frontier in Finance

Innovations in financial technology are here to stay.

ODDLY ENOUGH

Time to Limit the Logic of the Market

When the final aim is to make a profit, all other things become subordinate.
 

PEAKS AND PARKS

Hiking to Paradise

A trek well worth the effort.

PENANG PALETTE

Art That Found Immortality in 2016

It was a year of bereavement in the world of art.

STATISTICS

The Numbers on Education in Malaysia and Penang

A look at the state's economic growth over the past five years.

PHOTO ESSAY

A Tantalising Tribute to Jimmy Boyle

The James Boyle Trio pays homage to Penang’s iconic composer.

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The country has grown, both economically and demographically. At the same time, modern societal issues need addressing.

PEAKS AND PARKS
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Climbing the Tiger

No, there are no striped beasts, but wondrous beauty awaits all along the way up.

A DAY IN THE LIFE
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The Saree Merchant

Ashok Kumar Poduval has been running Umayal Textiles on Lebuh Penang for over 30 years.

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Between Fact and Fiction

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

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The Waterman of Penang

Kam U-Tee toiled to bring water to all at an affordable price.