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August 2011 COVER STORY

Making a city liveable the secret is economic growth from below

In transforming Penang into a city of the future, public participation is key.

Also in this issue

PENANG NEWS

Penang news

Highlights of what’s been happening the past month.

PROFILE

A pressman’s progress

Tan Thean Peng’s career has taken many turns.

PHOTO ESSAY

Bon Odori

Bon Odori is back, and captures the imagination once more.

FEATURE

A vertical road to George Town

The minds behind the new Akram Khan Company production “Vertical Road” chat with PEM about their creative process.

VOICE IN THE CROWD

Clarifying the role of politicians in development control

Is there too much political interference in local development?

FEATURE

Addressing the housing issue

For Penang’s middle class, home ownership remains out of reach.

SERI TALKS

Malaysia’s high income journey in perspective

World Bank senior economist Philip Schellekens on Malaysia’s growth and development, and what the country needs.

STATES OF REFORM

Keep solid waste local

Some states are resisting the move to privatise solid waste management, and with good reason.

FEATURE

Bersih 2.0 A desire for democracy

In spite of the government’s response to Bersih 2.0, the desire for electoral reforms remains strong.

FEATURE

The face of a movement

Anne Ooi was just another protestor on July 9, until a photograph of her took the internet by storm.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY

Malay journalism before the war

A glimpse at how things were in the old days.

PEOPLE ECONOMICS

Pricing the homemaker

The daily contributions of Malaysian homemakers remain overlooked.

PENANG PALETTE

UTARA –Still zealous after all these years

After a hiatus of over 20 years, the art group makes a serious comeback.

UTTER ECONOMICS

Household debt in Malaysia – Is it sustainable?

What are the implications and impact of the rising household debt in the country?

Trending now

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Between Fact and Fiction

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

FEATURE
Nov 2017

The Art of Developing Balik Pulau

The once-sleepy village is abuzz with new attractions.

FEATURE
Nov 2017

The Golden Stupas of Pulau Tikus

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

PHOTO ESSAY
Nov 2017

Linked by Bike!

Renting a ride is only a tap away.

FEATURE
Nov 2017

The Bastion of Early Catholicism in Penang Restored

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