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May 2010 COVER STORY

Halal – the next frontier

Penang’s halal industry is going global, and it has momentum on its side.

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Unripened spices

The rise and fall of Penang’s spice trade.

FEATURE

Whose rubbish is it anyway?

The federal government is set to privatise solid waste management. What does this mean for Penang?

FEATURE

A forgotten lady philanthropist

An early 20th century Chinese woman’s charity has been all but forgotten, until now.

PHOTO ESSAY

Daniel Lee, Lim Siang Jin and Ben Wismen

Many of our architectural artifacts are found outside George Town

FEATURE

Penang pledges to promote green transport

Penang joins nine other Asian cities in a pledge to promote sustainable transportation.

FEATURE

Earth Hour under the rain tree

February and March were exciting times at seri, culminating in eine kleine nachtmusik.

TALK-TALK ONLY

In search of good Penang fiction

Where has all the good Penang fiction gone?

STATES OF REFORM

Democracy is essentially local

Why local government elections need to make a comeback.

FEATURE

Federalism going down the toilet

The time has come for the centralism that characterises Malaysian politics to disperse.

Penang abroad

Brain drain, once removed

PEM chats with a Penangite raised overseas about her identity.

PEOPLE ECONOMICS

Human resource for the halal industry

PSDC is offering on-the-job training for new workers to meet the growing demands of the halal industry.

PENANG PALETTE

Even for artists, it’s about location, location, location

Penang holds an unnoticed attraction for the artist diaspora.

UTTER ECONOMICS

Much has changed, but much remains the same

Penang’s future remains with the manufacturing sector.

FEATURE

The Prince of Wales Island Gazette

Introducing the first ever newspaper to be published in South-East Asia.

BOOK REVIEW

Charting a new direction

Pilot Studies for a New Penang considers the way forward.

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Of Heroes Unsung, and Mortals Undead

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