loading
April 2010 COVER STORY

Taking tourism to the next level

Several of Penang’s key tourism players tell Penang Economic Monthly why they’re so optimistic about the future.

Also in this issue

JUST A MINUTE

Penang’s ports

The role of Penang’s ports has been evolving over the centuries.

PROFILE

Rising from the ashes

Outspoken maverick architect Jimmy Lim talks about his design philosophy, and setting the bar even higher for himself.

FEATURE

Beating childhood learning difficulties

A young family with special needs is getting by, thanks to new teaching methods and programmes.

PHOTO ESSAY

Malay commercial activities in George Town

Penang’s historic Malay enclave remains a bustling commercial area.

VOICE IN THE CROWD

Replanning Malaysia’s town planning

The country’s town planning system needs to be completely revamped.

STATES OF REFORM

Betting on better public transport

Valuable time is being squandered, no thanks to poor public transportation.

A DAY IN THE LIFE

Qigong instructor promotes spontaneous health

A former construction worker and computer repairman finds himself in a role he could never have envisioned.

PEOPLE ECONOMICS

Getting the private healthcare sector into shape

Penang’s private healthcare sector is facing a bottleneck.

PENANG PALETTE

A focus on female artists

We take a look at some female artists with strong connections to Penang, and how art can bring comfort and fulfilment.

FEATURE

Penang blueprint

SERI executive director Liew Chin Tong introduces the Penang Blueprint Roundtable Series.

FEATURE

Placing Penang in Asia

Penang and Malaysia must give serious thought to what their international roles should be in the near future.

UTTER ECONOMICS

Capital movements and Penang’s manufacturing sector

How is monetary policy affected by manufacturing for export in Penang?

Trending now

FEATURE
Nov 2017

The Art of Developing Balik Pulau

The once-sleepy village is abuzz with new attractions.

FEATURE
Nov 2017

The Bastion of Early Catholicism in Penang Restored

George Town's Church of the Assumption gets a much-needed face lift.

PHOTO ESSAY
Nov 2017

Linked by Bike!

Renting a ride is only a tap away.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Between Fact and Fiction

Mei Fong and Zen Cho make reverberating impacts in their respective genres.

FEATURE
Nov 2017

The Golden Stupas of Pulau Tikus

Many still flock to these temples to worship, or to adore their resplendence.