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September 2010 COVER STORY

Priced off Penang: Who can afford an island home?

There is a property boom on the island, and Penang’s middle class may have to move out.

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TALK-TALK ONLY

A man who always made an impression

Kee Thuan Chye pays tribute to the late Gan Teik Chee.

STATES OF REFORM

Civil servants at an impasse

Civil servants are being forced to choose between two masters at the expense of the people.

PEOPLE ECONOMICS

EMC lab to encourage product designing

Penang’s new emc lab is a long time coming, and will be a boon to the local industry.

PHOTO ESSAY

George Town Festival

The month-long George Town Festival was held for the first time ever this year. What did you miss?

THINK TANK THOUGHTS

New dynamics demand new directions

With changing global dynamics and limited resources, new research approaches must be developed.

PROFILE

On vibrant port cities and anomalous nation states

Prof Ho Eng Seng chats with PEM about Muslim societies, nationalism and the lessons history can teach us

FEATURE

Putting Penang’s waterfronts to work

There is much untapped potential in Penang’s waterfronts.

FEATURE

Secrets only ghosts can know

PEM attends a screening of The Blue Mansion, hosted by director Glen Goei.

FEATURE

Seri talks

SERI recently played host to talks and lectures on China, Mahathir Mohamad and greening Penang.

The federal-state symbiosis

Stronger states, greater progress

It is time to rethink the nation’s developmental model.

FEATURE

Turning disability into a national asset

Disabled persons can still contribute to the nation’s economy, if we let them.

PENANG PALETTE

What now, after Teng (Sr)?

The descendents of the late, great Chuah Thean Teng have carved out reputations as talented artists in their own right.

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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.