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May 2016 COVER STORY

A City For All Classes

Liveability is more than just making it to the top of a list; it is about ensuring quality of life is available to every spectrum of society.

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PROFILE

TMI May Be Gone, But Much Was Achieved

We have a chat with Jahabar Sadiq about freedom of information.

PROFILE

Seeing Silence Speaking

Photographer Adam Tan seeks to encapsulate tranquility.

PHOTO ESSAY

Life, in Motion

Jonathan Lim records those everyday moments that otherwise slip past our fingers.

FEATURE

The Kopitiam– The Hearths Of Penang

It’s the camaraderie that comes with the coffee.

FEATURE

A Foreign Language Learned is a Cultural Gap Bridged

There is so much to gain from mastering another tongue.

FEATURE

Will Getting Around Penang Without A Car Become Possible Again?

We take a look at the alternative ways of commuting in Penang.

FEATURE

New Cycling Lanes are Changing the Penang Experience

One can cycle from George Town to Batu Maung – comfortably!

FEATURE

HDB Republic: Housing, Homeownership and Heritage in Singapore

In the face of a rapidly changing urban environment, Singapore’s Housing and Development Board gets things right.

FEATURE

Komtar’s Hidden Gems

Penang's iconic landmark reveals some interesting secrets.

FEATURE

Lessons on Democracy from the Middle East

Amid the strife post-Arab Spring is a sense of optimism, where ideals are kept alive.

ODDLY ENOUGH

The Political Economy of Malaysia’s Migrant Worker Business

The import of foreign workers rakes in hundreds of millions each year, but for whom?

FEATURE

Hot Cafes at Raja Uda

Coffee culture thrives in Butterworth.

FOOTPRINTS

Fishing for the Future

Sabah's rivers get a community-driven rejuvenation.

FEATURE

Smart Local Governance Brings Services to Remote Townships

A rural town in Taiwan enjoys the best of cloud computing technology, thanks to sound governance.

PENANG PALETTE

An Ancient Art Form that Continues to Inspire

The Chinese brush genre survives – and evolves – in Malaysia.

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Penang Hokkien On Life Support

With the dialect in danger of disappearing, passionate parties step up and take charge.

FEATURE
May 2017

Suukee Nang: What it Means to be Hainanese

Local Hainanese take pride in their esprit de corps.

PENANG PALETTE
May 2017

The Freedom Young Artists Can Enjoy

The Young Contemporary Artists competition sees some quirky work.

FEATURE
May 2017

One More Nyonya Kuih for the Road?

These teatime snacks find their way back into the hearts – and tummies – of locals.

PROFILE
May 2017

A Man with a Mission

It takes courage to make decisions, as businessman and cancer survivor SK Sundaram discovers.