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February 2016 COVER STORY

TPPA – The Winners and the Losers

Malaysia makes a bold move in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). It will change the game for many Malaysian companies.

Also in this issue

FEATURE

Penang Offers Much More for the Connoisseur than Just Hawker Food

Many other traditional fares are equally enticing – and famous.

FEATURE

A New Lease of Life for Traditional Puppet Theatre

Potehi thrives where other traditional arts have not.

PHOTO ESSAY

Just for Jazz

The Penang Island Jazz Festival was, as always, a spectacular affair.

FEATURE

Fighting the Big C

Better technology, medical research and public awareness are crucial in the battle against cancer.

CARPE DIEM

The Future is Now

We live in the age of possibilities.

FEATURE

Insidious Selfies: Should Leaders Act like the Rest of Us?

Behind the photograph is someone who is very, very different from you.

FEATURE

No Child Goes Hungry in New Taipei City

Convenience stores double as charity portals to feed disadvantaged minors.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY

Bringing Books to the Public

We trace the birth of Penang's – and Malaysia's – first library.

PEAKS AND PARKS

A Hike Worth Getting Lost For!

Gertak Sanggul is a world of its own.

PROFILE

A Dreamy Tribute in 35mm

British photographer Sam Carter pays homage to Penang through retro lenses.

FOOTPRINTS

The Bead Goes On

It's painstaking work, but the art of bead making continues to thrive in Long Tuma.

TALK-TALK ONLY

Literature is not about winning prizes

Talk about skewed intentions when it comes to writing!

FEATURE

Filming the Intangible

The Kaki Lima Short Film Competition seeks to capture Penang's rich intangible heritage.

PENANG PALETTE

Loving Paris in the Winter

When it gets cold in the romance capital of the world, it's time to nip into an art gallery or two.

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The Waterman of Penang

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

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The Saree Merchant

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

COVER STORY
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Pondering Malaysia’s Socio-economic Pessimism

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

FEATURE
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Malaysia: Absolutely a Secular State

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