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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?

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Of Heroes Unsung, and Mortals Undead

This year's George Town Literary Festival is yet another feast for the soul.

FEATURE
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From Persia to Penang: Boria Bops On

We explore Penang's cultural export, the vibrant boria.