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April 2016 COVER STORY

A Sky of Stars: Penang Shines as a Sporting State

We have more champions than we think.

Also in this issue

FEATURE

Taking a Goddess for a Bath

Thousands travel from all over Malaysia to the Sri Singhamuga Kaliamman Temple for Teppa Tiruvizla.

FEATURE

Water is Everywhere, and it is Always Precious

Through outreach and education, WWF-Malaysia hopes to raise awareness on the value of water.

PHOTO ESSAY

When Doors are More than Just Doors

Walk on through to the other side.

UTTER ECONOMICS

Things to Consider when Choosing a Governor for Bank Negara Malaysia

We shed light on global best practices for selecting a central bank governor.

FEATURE

The Panthers are Back!

After a five-year hiatus, the Football Association of Penang returns to the top flight.

FEATURE

The Future Starts Now

Setting the groundwork for a sports council that looks beyond today is paramount.

FEATURE

Penang a Mecca for Marathoners?

Bukit Mertajam becomes host to an ultra marathon – the only one with a 100-mile trail event.

FEATURE

Making Extreme Sports Common

Penang's adrenaline junkies thrive in action sports.

FEATURE

The Cherished Clubs of Penang

Sports and recreational clubs abound in the state.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY

A History of an Icon

Penang Monthly traces the beginnings and rise of the Chinese Recreation Club.

CARPE DIEM

Our Young Need New Ways of Financing Their Higher Education

Fundamental reforms are required in sustainable student support.

ODDLY ENOUGH

Selfie Politics: Perhaps We Need Superheroes After All

The best solutions are those which are able to deal with the smallest of issues.

PROFILE

Pondering Malaysia’s Complex Society

One man takes up the task of delving into the intersections between Malaysian society and an increasingly globalised world.

FEATURE

Thrilled by the Western Twang

Country music is big in Borneo, as proven by the successful third edition of the Miri Country Music Festival.

FOOTPRINTS

Within Reach of Nature

There's a lot more to Miri than meets the eye.

PENANG PALETTE

Enough to Please Most Eyes

The recently opened National Gallery Singapore aims to be a main player in the regional arts ecosystem.

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FEATURE
Oct 2017

The Waterman of Penang

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

A DAY IN THE LIFE
Oct 2017

The Saree Merchant

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

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Malaysia: Absolutely a Secular State

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

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Between Fact and Fiction

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

COVER STORY
Oct 2017

Pondering Malaysia’s Socio-economic Pessimism

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