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June 2017 COVER STORY

Tourism is Greener on the other side

Ecotourism brings travellers and ringgit to Seberang Perai.

Also in this issue

WINDOW INTO HISTORY

Why Penang YWCA is Such a Landmark

The organisation has been empowering women for over a century.

FEATURE

Scholarships for All Classes

Heads up, kids – applications for the Penang Future Foundation are open.

HEALTH

Deaf No More

Groundbreaking medical advancement means the hearing impaired can now have hope.

PHOTO ESSAY

The Rotiman Rides On – Perhaps into the Sunset

The once ubiquitous rotiman plies a trade that becomes increasingly difficult – and expensive – to carry on.

FEATURE

Protected and Precious

Spotlight on Penang's green sanctuaries.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY

The Botanic Gardens: A Tale of Gloom and Bloom

At over a century old, Penang's Botanic Gardens have an illustrious past.

FEATURE

Another Unesco Listing on the Cards for Penang?

The biosphere reserve listing would ensure Penang Hill's forests are preserved and researched.

FEATURE

Is it a Plane, is it Superman? No, it’s a Bird!

Penang's birdwatchers seek thrills of the feathery kind.

FEATURE

Jazz – An Act of Liberation

Music is freedom, and none more so than jazz.

FEATURE

Meet the Mee Goreng Family!

Three generations of Malaysian fusion cooks.

PEAKS AND PARKS

A Mini Beach Adventure in George Town

Hiking along Northam Beach is a worthwhile challenge.

PENANG PALETTE

Wandering Souls in a Forbidden Land

A tribute to the late Malaysian artist Zulkifli Mohd Dahalan.

STATISTICS

Tourism and Ecotourism in Numbers

The industry is the second main source of income for 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.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Between Fact and Fiction

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

PHOTO ESSAY
Nov 2017

Linked by Bike!

Renting a ride is only a tap away.

FEATURE
Nov 2017

The Golden Stupas of Pulau Tikus

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