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FEATURE
Jul 2017

Voicing George Town’s Many Mores

George Town World Heritage Day is held to understand – and celebrate – local culture.

PHOTO ESSAY
Jul 2017

Historical Heights of Penang

Towering over small and mighty are the sentinels of the skies.

FEATURE
Jan 2017

Penang Malays: Icons of Reform and Tolerance

Malay-Muslims in Penang make up a colourful, progressive community.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Nov 2016

A Short History of Penang’s Malay Publishing Industry

The printing presses in Penang have been humming for over two centuries.

FEATURE
Jul 2013

Discovering Penang anew

The Heritage in Penang Trail looks to keep youngsters interested in Penang’s heritage using social media.

PENANG PALETTE
Mar 2012

Penang – a home for Malay artists

Penang has been home to some of the most compelling Malay artists in the country.

FEATURE
Oct 2011

Chinese and Muslim societies as natural allies

In late 19th century cosmopolitan Penang, Muslim and Chinese societies rose above racial and cultural differences to work together.

FEATURE
May 2011

Muslim mercantile activities in George Town before the Second World War

Mahani Musa takes us back to a time when Muslim trade was at its most vibrant.

FEATURE
Dec 2010

Recognising Penang’s inherent cosmopolitanism

With politics and economics being increasingly regionalised, Penang needs to start thinking in regional terms again.

HISTORY TODAY
Oct 2010

Penang’s vanished spot on the pilgrim route

Until the 1970s, Penang had been the hub for haj pilgrimage in the region.

JUST A MINUTE
Aug 2010

Jewel of Muscat

The Jewel of Muscat stopped by Penang, on the tail end of her voyage to trace the roots of her Arabic ancestors.

FEATURE
Aug 2010

The 1867 Penang riots

Tensions between Penang's secret societies finally reached the boiling point, and chaos reigned on the island.

FEATURE
May 2010

The Prince of Wales Island Gazette

Introducing the first ever newspaper to be published in South-East Asia.

PHOTO ESSAY
Apr 2010

Malay commercial activities in George Town

Penang’s historic Malay enclave remains a bustling commercial area.

FEATURE
Feb 2010

From 'Malay Town' to Acheen Street (Lebuh Acheh)

The legacy of Tengku Syed Hussain lives on today.