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July 2017 COVER STORY

AFLOAT AND AGILE: Its Broad Base Bodes Well for Penang’s Economy

While global developments present a challenge, local innovations keep the state in the black.

Also in this issue

HEALTH

As Able to Work as Anyone Else

Thalassaemia patients are not any less capable than anyone else. 

FEATURE

Voicing George Town’s Many Mores

George Town World Heritage Day is held to understand – and celebrate – local culture.

FEATURE

The Saints are Still Marching in

A little ode to the school that has shaped generations of Penangites.

BOOK REVIEW

A Convincing Case for Farquhar

Nadia Wright’s book continues the historical battle between the Farquhar and Raffles camps.

FEATURE

Who’s Afraid of Bad Wolves?

A community development platform seeks to draw out the artist in Penangites.

FEATURE

A Venue for a Culture City

For 45 years, Dewan Sri Pinang has played host to a myriad of events and functions.

PENANG PALETTE

Tribute to a Visionary Virtuoso

John Lee Joo-for was one of the greatest acts in post-Independence Malaysian art.

PROFILE

Letting Theatre Make Sense of the World

The American actor/director who found his niche in Penang. 

ODDLY ENOUGH

Hang Tuah as an Icon for Malaysia

He was not afraid of pluralism and multiculturalism.

PHOTO ESSAY

Historical Heights of Penang

Towering over small and mighty are the sentinels of the skies.

FEATURE

Much to Learn on this Walk in the Forest

Canopy walkways allow visitors to enjoy Air Hitam Dalam's enthralling sights.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR

Low Unemployment in Penang for Now

The recruitment market is expected to grow moderately in the second half of 2017.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR

Automation is the Future

Paving the way for the next developmental stage.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR

Longing for A Penang Home

The state government takes active measures to house as many as possible who wish to live in Penang.

STATISTICS

Penang’s Manufacturing Sector Endures Headwinds

We provide the numbers on one of the state's breadwinner industries.

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Sep 2017

From Persia to Penang: Boria Bops On

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

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Sep 2017

Women Against the Flow

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