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STATISTICS
Mar 2015

Penang’s aviation and maritime sectors by the numbers

As a supplement to this month’s cover story on economic indicators, we examine Penang’s aviation and maritime industries which contribute significantly toward the state’s performance in tourism and trade.

FEATURE
Apr 2016

Taking a Goddess for a Bath

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

FEATURE
Apr 2016

Water is Everywhere, and it is Always Precious

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

UTTER ECONOMICS
Apr 2016

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
Apr 2016

The Panthers are Back!

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

FEATURE
Apr 2016

The Future Starts Now

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

COVER STORY
Apr 2016

A Sky of Stars: Penang Shines as a Sporting State

Perhaps it’s in the water, but Penang’s home-grown sports talents – from squash to archery – never fail to make the state proud.

COVER STORY
Apr 2016

And the Future Looks Bright…

We have more champions than we think.

FEATURE
Apr 2016

Penang a Mecca for Marathoners?

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

FEATURE
Apr 2016

Making Extreme Sports Common

Penang's adrenaline junkies thrive in action sports.

FEATURE
Apr 2016

The Cherished Clubs of Penang

Sports and recreational clubs abound in the state.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Apr 2016

A History of an Icon

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

CARPE DIEM
Apr 2016

Our Young Need New Ways of Financing Their Higher Education

Fundamental reforms are required in sustainable student support.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Apr 2016

Selfie Politics: Perhaps We Need Superheroes After All

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

PROFILE
Apr 2016

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
Apr 2016

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
Apr 2016

Within Reach of Nature

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

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2016

Enough to Please Most Eyes

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

UTTER ECONOMICS
Oct 2016

Where Does Our EPF Money Go?

We explore Malaysia’s pension fund, which collects a staggering RM5bil per month.

FEATURE
Aug 2016

Three Who Found the Call of Music Irresistible

Turning one’s passion into a career is a bold step few of us dare take.

COVER STORY
Aug 2016

An Arts Agenda for Penang

The state's arts scene has grown organically into a colourful, vibrant landscape. Even so, could it also benefit from the establishment of an executive agency for arts and culture?

CARPE DIEM
Aug 2016

Malaysia’s Parliament and Courts– No Longer Supreme

The degeneration of the country's tripartite structure.

FOOTPRINTS
Aug 2016

A Pitstop for the Hungry and Needy

KL's Pitstop Community Cafe is a whole new way of addressing homelessness.

FEATURE
Aug 2016

Zooming in on Bugs

Three photographer friends dedicate themselves to capturing life in the undergrowth.

FEATURE
Aug 2016

The Common Ice Cream Goes Upmarket

Penang’s frozen desserts are no longer taken for granted.

FEATURE
Aug 2016

PDC – Making Penang Lead

The Penang Development Corporation has paved the way for progress since the 1970s.

PEAKS AND PARKS
Aug 2016

On the Isle of Outcasts

A hike across Pulau Jerejak reveals remnants of the past.

STATISTICS
Aug 2016

The Arts in Numbers

The figures on arts-related societies and arts and humanities education.

FEATURE
Aug 2016

Musica Sinfonietta– Born of Penang’s Cultural Bosom

Penang's youngest orchestra was formed by a passionate few.

FEATURE
Aug 2016

How Does Brexit affect Malaysians?

What repercussions are in store for Malaysia with the UK vote to leave the EU?

FEATURE
Aug 2016

Embracing the Past, Present and Future of Bahasa Malaysia

KATA KATA 2100 explores the evolution of the national language.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

Penang as an entrepreneurial state

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng talks about shaping a progressive economic policy in Penang that is investment-led, inclusive and sustainable.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

Malaysia – Where politics must be ethnically inclusive and exclusive at the same time

Whichever way one looks at it, Malaysia is a multi-ethnic country – and it should be the same for its politics.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

Who gains and who loses in Budget 2016?

Difficult times require governments to cut back on their expenditure and raise income. How will this affect you?

PHOTO ESSAY
Dec 2015

Postcards from the Hill

Dog-eared, faded, but nonetheless nostalgic and beautiful, photography aficionado Ganesh Kolandaveloo shares his collection of postcards from Penang Hill.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

To the summit, anyone?

For many, the way up to Penang Hill is via the funicular train.