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October 2010 COVER STORY

City of birds

George Town’s lucrative urban swiftlet breeding industry has come under fire.

Also in this issue

MISSION STATEMENT

Penang economic monthly

seri revamps its magazine in response to Penang’s new political, economic and cultural scenario.

JUST A MINUTE

Merdeka and Malaysia Day

For the first time, Penang celebrates both Merdeka Day and Malaysia Day.

HISTORY TODAY

Penang’s vanished spot on the pilgrim route

Until the 1970s, Penang had been the hub for haj pilgrimage in the region.

PHOTO ESSAY

The Haj pilgrimage

Every year, millions of Muslims converge in Mecca to fulfi ll the Fift h Pillar of Islam.

PROFILE

Penang girl Judy heads UN Peacebuilders

Judy Cheng-Hopkins chats with pem about her humanitarian work over the decades.

FEATURE

What’s up with Penang properties?

Property prices are soaring; we find out why.

VOICE IN THE CROWD

No liveable city without good coastal access

In spite of the millions spent on town planning, Penang’s coastal areas are missing basic facilities.

FEATURE

Emilies of Emerald Hill

Director Saw Teong Hin puts a new spin on an old classic.

FEATURE

Penang’s development still depends on the PDC

The Penang Development Corporation, one of the main drivers of Penang’s development, is reinventing itself for the 21st century.

STATES OF REFORM

Islamic matters in Pakatan states

Everything gets politicised in Malaysia, and religion is no exception.

A DAY IN THE LIFE

A bowl of porridge doesn’t come easy

They are an irreplaceable part of Penang culture. pem chats with a hawker and discover what it takes to become one.

PEOPLE ECONOMICS

E&E sector as a National Key Economic Area

The electrical and electronic sector is one sector that can help transform Malaysia’s economy under the New Economic Model.

PENANG PALETTE

New life for old masters?

There is still value to be found in the works of art’s old masters.

BOOK REVIEW

Parables, Prophets & Pillocks

pem reviews Cecil Rajendra’s latest collection of poetry.

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Jun 2017

The Botanic Gardens: A Tale of Gloom and Bloom

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

STATISTICS
Jun 2017

Tourism and Ecotourism in Numbers

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

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.

FEATURE
May 2017

Suukee Nang: What it Means to be Hainanese

Local Hainanese take pride in their esprit de corps.