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October 2017 COVER STORY

Pondering Malaysia’s Socio-economic Pessimism

The country has grown, both economically and demographically. At the same time, modern societal issues need addressing.

Also in this issue

FEATURE

Empowering Penang’s MICE industry

With an estimated RM808mil economic impact, business events in Penang are big business.

FEATURE

Between Fact and Fiction

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

FEATURE

Know Your Saree

Weaving techniques and embellishments are reflective of the local micro-culture.

A DAY IN THE LIFE

The Saree Merchant

Ashok Kumar Poduval has been running Umayal Textiles on Lebuh Penang for over 30 years.

PHOTO ESSAY

Waterfalls in our Backyard

Penang's mesmerising waterfalls in photos.

FEATURE

The Waterman of Penang

Kam U-Tee toiled to bring water to all at an affordable price.

picking on the past

The Art of Dismantling Cultural Pluralism

The soul of Malaysia has been under attack for decades.

ODDLY ENOUGH

Imagine Malaysia Anew!

Malaysians should dare to campaign for change.

FEATURE

Malaysia: Absolutely a Secular State

According to the Constitution, Malaysia is a secular state. But this notion is lost on many.

FEATURE

Developing Sustainability is the Goal

If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes the entire world to nurture a sustainable planet.

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Being There for Needy Families

Their primary mission is to care for community health.

PEAKS AND PARKS

Climbing the Tiger

No, there are no striped beasts, but wondrous beauty awaits all along the way up.

FEATURE

Penang in a Glove

It is the story of Penang, told using glove puppets.

FEATURE

Rocking our Kopitiams

Penang's good ol' kopitiams take centre stage.

PENANG PALETTE

Barking Up the Right Tree

Eucalyptus bark is Datuk Sharifah Fatimah Syed Zubir's metier.

STATISTICS

Social Growth Factors in Numbers

Progress shown from socio-economic facets.

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Dec 2017

A Snack Well Worth Waiting For

Call it ban chien kueh or apam, a pancake by any other name would taste just as sweet.

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Dec 2017

Butterworth Food Trail

There's something to eat, anytime of the day, in Butterworth.

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Dec 2017

Taste, in Words

They write the stories that make the whole world hungry.

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Dec 2017

The Legacy of Taste

After several generations, they have perfected age-old family recipes.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Dec 2017

Food and Politics

What has food got to do with politics?