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July 2010 COVER STORY

Good hearing and a light touch

Despite Penang’s lack of financial might, it still has many local advantages it can make use of.

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JUST A MINUTE

Speakers’ Square

Penang has just opened the first Speakers’ Square in the country, and locals are taking full advantage of it.

UTTER ECONOMICS

Changing recipe in industrial production

We look at some of the commodities that play a major role in Penang’s economy.

PROFILE

The man who industrialised Penang

PEM chats with Datuk Chet Singh, the man who led Penang’s industrialisation eff orts.

FEATURE

Between faith and hope

The selfless volunteers at the House of Hope att empt to provide some much-needed relief to the residents of Rifl e Range.

PHOTO ESSAY

Home on the range

Despite its shabby appearance, Rifle Range is teeming with life and energy.

TALK-TALK ONLY

A personal Penang treasure that can be revived

Sungai Bakap has lost much of its glory, and awaits its turn to be resurrected.

FEATURE

Cleaner, greener Penang

The Cleaner Greener Penang Initiative has been launched to improve the quality of life for Penangites.

FEATURE

By George Town! A festival to inherit

The George Town Festival 2010 is just around the corner! We talk to festival director Joe Sidek and highlight some big performances.

FEATURE

Finding Penang’s niche

The second Seri–iseas Penang Outlook Forum was held recently.

FEATURE

We are the led-ing light

Penang has a sizeable advantage in the booming led market.

STATES OF REFORM

Democratising women

How have Malaysian women fared in the last two years?

PEOPLE ECONOMICS

Getting good bacteria to green Penang

PSDC CEO Datuk Boonler Somchit introduces the Greening Penang Initiative.

FEATURE

Baba Nyonya culture in Penang and Phuket

We explore the cultural similarities and rapport between Penang and Phuket.

PENANG PALETTE

Nirmala’s last wish

A dying Nirmala Dutt Shanmughalingam struggles to finish her final paintings in praise of her God.

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