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March 2010 COVER STORY

Penang’s success is Malaysia’s success

Invest Penang chairman Datuk Lee Kah Choon talks to us about the challenges Penang faces in attracting investments, and shares his thoughts on the state’s future.

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PHOTO ESSAY

Welcoming the Year of the Tiger

Many work tirelessly behind the scenes to make the traditional festivities a success.

UTTER ECONOMICS

Thinking of investing in properties?

After taking into account the hidden costs and risks, is investing in properties in Penang worth it?

FEATURE

Caught in the net The Malaysian seafood industry waits in vain

The Malaysian seafood industry was hit hard by the government’s self- imposed ban on exports to the eu, and has yet to recover.

PHOTO ESSAY

Suffolk House-keeping

After decades of neglect, Suffolk House has been restored to its former glory.

PROFILE

Living the poem

Lawyer/environmentalist/poet Cecil Rajendra chats with pem about his life’s work, and what makes one a good writer.

PROFILE

Polar bears don’t lie

Cecil Rajendra shares a poem he wrote at the recent climate change summit in Copenhagen.

TALK-TALK ONLY

Must progress be ugly?

Haphazard development has turned Penang into an eyesore.

FEATURE

Welcoming the old and disabled to Penang

For all of Penang’s tourist att ractions, the lack of accessibility for disabled tourists is troubling.

STATES OF REFORM

Cat on the prowl

What measures have the Pakatan Rakyat-controlled states taken to fulfi l their promises of transparency and accountability?

A DAY IN THE LIFE

Giving it everything

A software engineer starts his own business and braves Penang’s competitive it industry.

PEOPLE ECONOMICS

On-the-job training critical to present-day education

Higher education institutions must break away from the culture of conformity to prepare young graduates for today’s job market.

PENANG PALETTE

Sculpturing Penang’s public spaces

The Penang Sculpture Trail project is well under way, with works by world-class Asian sculptors on display.

FEATURE

The short but significant story of the Khean Guan Insurance Company

We look back on the first non-Western insurance enterprise in South-East Asia.

BOOK REVIEW

Malaysia’s chance for some serious soul-searching

Malaysian Maverick: Mahathir Mohamad in Turbulent Times is an in-depth examination of the Mahathir years.

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The Bastion of Early Catholicism in Penang Restored

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

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The Art of Developing Balik Pulau

The once-sleepy village is abuzz with new attractions.

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The Golden Stupas of Pulau Tikus

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