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WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2017

The Botanic Gardens: A Tale of Gloom and Bloom

At over a century old, Penang's Botanic Gardens have an illustrious past.

COVER STORY
Dec 2016

Why Change Has Not Been Possible

Malaysian politics is stuck in quicksand, and if we don’t construct an entirely new model soon to replace it, the future will be dire.

COVER STORY
Sep 2016

The Mainland Awakens

Seberang Perai is undergoing massive transformation – but not without its own unique challenges.

PENANG PALETTE
Jul 2016

History and Heritage Carved with Heart

More than a traditional wood carver, Yeap Siew Kay is a master craftsman – and part of Penang's living heritage.

FEATURE
Jul 2016

Rice Miller: A Projection of Penang’s Pioneer Spirit

The perseverance of the people behind The Rice Miller Project is an inspiration.

FEATURE
Apr 2016

The Panthers are Back!

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

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.

PROFILE
Sep 2014

Putting all into the job

We find out what it takes to run a bureau tasked with taking tourism to a higher level when we speak to Ooi Geok Ling, the managing director of Penang Global Tourism.

COVER STORY
May 2014

Karpal Singh: Will for justice

A tribute to Karpal Singh, the Tiger of Jelutong.

FEATURE
Apr 2014

Towards a bicycling Penang

It's no secret, Penang's gearing up for a pedal-istic future.

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.

FEATURE
Aug 2012

Wireless in George Town

The state's Penang Free WiFi programme continues to grow.

COVER STORY
Jul 2012

Towards clean governance in asean

Penang Institute hosts the inaugural Conference of the Asean Coalition for Clean Governance.

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2012

Sketch where you stand

Quietly but surely, Urban Sketchers Penang is making its mark.

COVER STORY
Apr 2012

16 Women

In the spirit of International Women's Day, Penang Monthly is featuring 16 exceptional women who have had a profound impact on the community around them.

COVER STORY
Sep 2011

Paradise Being Lost, All is not well on Penang’s beaches

As injuries and complaints mount, Batu Ferringhi’s famed beach is rapidly losing its lustre, thanks to an unregulated water sports industry and the absence of enforcement.

PENANG NEWS
Jul 2011

Penang News

Highlights of what’s been happening the past month.

BOOK REVIEW
Nov 2010

An anthology with exciting internal dynamics

Multiethnic Malaysia: Past, Present and Future deals candidly with Malaysia’s multiethnic history.

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2010

A focus on female artists

We take a look at some female artists with strong connections to Penang, and how art can bring comfort and fulfilment.

COVER STORY
Mar 2010

Penang’s success is Malaysia’s success

Invest Penang chairman Datuk Lee Kah Choon talks to us about the challenges Penang faces in attracting investments, and shares his thoughts on the state’s future.

COVER STORY
Dec 2009

Penang Finance:Strong Roots, Stunted Growth

Last year’s general election results led to initial optimism that the traditional federal bullying of dissident states would no longer work. However, an analysis of Penang’s financial records reveals that the optimism is misplaced.

PENANG PALETTE
Dec 2009

Penang art: Chance, renewal and sustenance

The Penang art scene is an aging one. The time has come for a renaissance.