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May 2011 COVER STORY

Innovating up to speed – Measuring Penang’s innovative capabilities

The internationalisation of innovative capability is measured by the technological capability levels and speeds at which they have been built. What are the implications for Penang’s industry?

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PHOTO ESSAY

Fishermen of Teluk Bahang

The sea is their entire life.

FEATURE

Muslim mercantile activities in George Town before the Second World War

Mahani Musa takes us back to a time when Muslim trade was at its most vibrant.

STATES OF REFORM

Selangor passes two key reform bills

Tricia Yeoh highlights two key bills that the Selangor government has passed, and what they mean for the state.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY

Marking George Town

To mark the heritage zone, unique street art has been set up at some iconic George Town streets.

FEATURE

Rocking for our rights

In April, a group of talented and politically-conscious musicians got together to spread the word on what our rights really are.

PEOPLE ECONOMICS

Penetrating the new frontier of medical devices

What does it take to break into the medical devices industry?

PENANG PALETTE

Trying to unmask Khoo Sui Hoe

Celebrating the life and career of a celebrated and enigmatic Penang artist.

UTTER ECONOMICS

Rising commodity prices – alarm bells for Malaysia?

We examine the background to the rising prices and assess implications for Malaysia and Penang.

BOOK REVIEW

Straits Muslims: Diasporas of the Northern Passage of the Straits of Malacca

This collection of articles by six authors makes a bold attempt to tell the complex story of the different peoples who had Islam as their common religion, and who plied the northern end of the Straits.

FEATURE

Is the CPI vulnerable to mood swings?

We take a look at the price volatility of goods, and how it affects the consumer price index.

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STATISTICS
Jun 2017

Tourism and Ecotourism in Numbers

The industry is the second main source of income for Penang.

FEATURE
May 2017

Suukee Nang: What it Means to be Hainanese

Local Hainanese take pride in their esprit de corps.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2017

The Botanic Gardens: A Tale of Gloom and Bloom

At over a century old, Penang's Botanic Gardens have an illustrious past.

COVER STORY
May 2017

Penang Hokkien On Life Support

With the dialect in danger of disappearing, passionate parties step up and take charge.

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Another Unesco Listing on the Cards for Penang?

The biosphere reserve listing would ensure Penang Hill's forests are preserved and researched.