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

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Sep 2017

Women Against the Flow

Removing those rose-tinted colonial glasses reveals a harsh era for women.

FEATURE
Sep 2017

From Persia to Penang: Boria Bops On

We explore Penang's cultural export, the vibrant boria.

FEATURE
Sep 2017

Of Heroes Unsung, and Mortals Undead

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