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FEATURE
Dec 2017

Slow Food is Good Food

The farm-to-table concept is taking off in Penang.

FEATURE
Dec 2017

Bringing World Cuisine to Penang

The taste of the world is at our doorsteps.

ODDLY ENOUGH
May 2017

Understand That Your Wisdom May be Worthless…

We need to safeguard ourselves against the onslaught of “alternative facts”.

FEATURE
May 2017

The MICE Industry Matures

The stage is set for Penang's business events sector to soar.

COVER STORY
Apr 2017

Talking about Ageing: The Greying Elephant in the Room

Affordable and good healthcare; shelter and comfort: it’s time to address the realities of growing old in Malaysia.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jan 2017

Account of an Early Transit in Penang

What was Penang like at the close of the eighteenth century?

FOOTPRINTS
Nov 2016

Zero Waste for Quality Living

A greener lifestyle works wonders on the pocket, freeing one to truly enjoy life.

FEATURE
Oct 2016

Picking a Better, Cheaper, Faster Transport System

Hands up those who want a transport plan tailored for a better Penang.

FEATURE
Oct 2016

It's Time to Cycle to Commute!

Could better facilities spark Penangites to switch from four wheels to two?

FEATURE
Oct 2016

Better, Cheaper, Faster – Really?

A look into ridership and population projection shows the Better, Cheaper Faster alternative transport model might be fundamentally flawed.

FEATURE
Sep 2016

A Properly Financed Transport Plan for the Long Haul

Striking a balance is the rationale of the Penang Transport  Master Plan.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Sep 2016

Do We Really Need Another Billion-Ringgit Airport for the North?

At the cost of RM1.6bil, a new airport is being proposed – less than an hour's drive from Penang.

FEATURE
Sep 2016

Say “Yes” to Vaccines, for Your Children’s Sake

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate – that shouldn't even be a question.

FEATURE
Jul 2016

Public Transport Must be Affordable, Convenient – and Sustainable

For a public transport system to succeed, both pull and push factors are needed.

FEATURE
Jun 2016

A New Lease of Life for Rumah Kampung

Traditional Malay houses are lovingly maintained south-west of the island.

FEATURE
May 2016

Will Getting Around Penang Without A Car Become Possible Again?

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

PENANG PALETTE
May 2016

An Ancient Art Form that Continues to Inspire

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

COVER STORY
Feb 2016

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.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Jan 2016

Preparing for challenging times ahead

It is likely to be a difficult year for Malaysians in 2016, but at the same time, opportunities await those who are well prepared.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Oct 2015

Putting them up for the night

Penang's hotels continue to enjoy high occupancy rates.

PENANG PROFILE
Sep 2015

A designer wise to the streets of Pulau Tikus

From his humble beginnings, Richard Rivalee describes how he became a bonafide fashion designer.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Sep 2015

Winners and losers as the Ringgit falls

Who stands to gain or lose from our sliding Ringgit?

FEATURE
Jun 2015

Bukit Mertajam offers some rare authenticity

Marco Ferrarese takes a walk down Bukit Mertajam and finds plenty of things to enjoy.

COVER STORY
Jun 2015

Butterworth beckons A bright future awaits East Penang

Stepchild no more: Butterworth wants to climb out of George Town's shadow. We find out how it could do just that.

PENANG ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Apr 2015

Soldering a regional platform for semiconductors

The annual Semicon event, a regional exposition of the semiconductor industry, comes to Penang.

FEATURE
Mar 2015

Malaysian skinheads against racism

We’ve been misunderstanding this crowd for far too long.

FEATURE
Jan 2015

All that glitters in George Town

The Hars have been making traditional votive paper flowers in George Town for over 70 years. Soon-Tzu Speechley documents their story, and that of the city's doubled-edged gentrification.

FEATURE
Sep 2014

Improving medicine through trial

It's not about lab rats. As a matter of fact, rodents do not feature in clinical trials at all. Researcher Ch'ng Chin Chin speaks to experts to uncover clinical research.

FEATURE
Sep 2014

From China with Love

Marco Ferrarese talks to fellow writer Ewe Paik Leong about the young, seductive women from mainland China who flood our shores in search of an easy buck.

FEATURE
Jul 2014

Social entrepreneurs: Just who are they?

They are embraced as the fourth force after the government, the private sector and the NGOs. These change

TRAVEL
Jun 2014

Four lakes and a tent

For an unforgettable (and also affordable) experience travelling around Europe, Bram Tan recommends you go old school, get a tent and go camping.

COVER STORY
Apr 2014

It’s time we got to know you, East Malaysia

Our fellow Malaysians across the sea have been kept under the surface for far too long.

STATISTICS
Mar 2014

Malaysia’s energy generat ion and usage

To accompany our cover story are some stats on Malaysia's energy generation and usage.

COVER STORY
Mar 2014

Out of gas weighing our energy options

With TNB's price hike earlier this year, we take the opportunity to review Malaysia's energy situation.

ALL OVER THE PLACE
Jan 2014

Porous borders, vibrant cultures

Life at Malaysia's edge defies demarcations.

COVER STORY
Jan 2014

Penang in 2014: trends and forecasts

What's Penang's outlook in the face of global change? Penang Monthly provides a 17-page analysis.

COVER STORY
Dec 2013

Budget 2014 Changes that don't add up to a reform

The government’s spending habits have always been a major issue and this year’s budget, disappointingly, is no different.

ALL OVER THE PLACE
Dec 2013

The Budget Beleaguers Borneo

With the cut in sugar and fuel subsidies, folks in interior Sabah and Sarawak feel a harder pinch.

FEATURE
Nov 2013

Virtual Classrooms are virtually here

Today's classrooms are very different from the past, as technology takes over.

FEATURE
Sep 2013

Bridging the arts between Malaysia and Singapore

Singapore's CausewayEXchange comes to the George Town Festival.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Jul 2013

Can Asia maintain high growth on its own?

What challenges do policymakers face in making sure Asia can generate sustainable growth on its own?

FEATURE
Jun 2013

Penang way back when... and not so long ago either

Take a trip down memory lane to what Penang was like more than 20 years ago from the eyes of a USM graduate.