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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.

FEATURE
Jul 2017

The Saints are Still Marching in

A little ode to the school that has shaped generations of Penangites.

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.

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Another Unesco Listing on the Cards for Penang?

The biosphere reserve listing would ensure Penang Hill's forests are preserved and researched.

FEATURE
May 2017

The MICE Industry Matures

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

ADVERTORIAL
Feb 2017

A Summit to Survey

The Penang Property Summit is worth a visit for potential house buyers and stakeholders alike.

FEATURE
Feb 2017

Back To Beca

It's time to make Penang's iconic trishaws thrive again.

FEATURE
Jan 2017

Penang Malays: Icons of Reform and Tolerance

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

UTTER ECONOMICS
Jan 2017

A Diverse Country Attracts a Diversity of Tourists

In the last decade, tourism has emerged as a vital component of the national economy.

FEATURE
Dec 2016

Making People Talk Business is Penang’s Business

There's another facet of tourism that is rapidly on the rise: business events.

FEATURE
Dec 2016

The Word and the World (Part Two)

Post World War II Malaysia – including Penang – bursts with literary work.

FEATURE
Nov 2016

Local Democracy Awaits a Resurrection

It has been 45 years since the death knell rang for local elections in Penang.

FEATURE
Oct 2016

Pedestrians shall be King!

A campaign by the MBPP seeks to prioritise pedestrians.

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

Feeling at Home in Public

A recent social experiment intends to democratise public spaces in Penang.

COVER STORY
Sep 2016

The Mainland Awakens

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

FEATURE
Aug 2016

The Common Ice Cream Goes Upmarket

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

FEATURE
Aug 2016

Embracing the Past, Present and Future of Bahasa Malaysia

KATA KATA 2100 explores the evolution of the national language.

FEATURE
Aug 2016

Musica Sinfonietta– Born of Penang’s Cultural Bosom

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

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?

COVER STORY
Jul 2016

Where the Sea Meets the City is Where the World Meets Penang

Intrinsically linked to the water, George Town's waterfront is where it all began – and it still continues to amaze.

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
Jul 2016

Penang and Kuching Redefine Malaysia’s Urban Cool

The two cities are revitalising through the arts.

EDITORIAL
Jul 2016

Penang’s Waterfronts May be Its Future Identity

Penang’s Waterfronts May be Its Future Identity

COVER STORY
May 2016

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.

FEATURE
May 2016

The Kopitiam– The Hearths Of Penang

It’s the camaraderie that comes with the coffee.

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.

FEATURE
Apr 2016

The Cherished Clubs of Penang

Sports and recreational clubs abound in the state.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Mar 2016

A Water Supply System to Boast About

A legacy of the British, Penang's water infrastructure is part of the city's colonial inheritance.

COVER STORY
Mar 2016

MAKE A DATE WITH NATURE - Tourism Turns Green with age

With an array of outdoor activities, ecotourism flourishes in Teluk Bahang.

PROFILE
Mar 2016

The Evolving Life of a Librarian

Libraries have changed, and so have the duties of a librarian.

FEATURE
Feb 2016

Filming the Intangible

The Kaki Lima Short Film Competition seeks to capture Penang's rich intangible heritage.

FEATURE
Feb 2016

Penang Offers Much More for the Connoisseur than Just Hawker Food

Many other traditional fares are equally enticing – and famous.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Feb 2016

Bringing Books to the Public

We trace the birth of Penang's – and Malaysia's – first library.

FEATURE
Jan 2016

Fusing modern skills with traditional crafts

Art festival Urban Xchange 2015 brought together young artists and traditional handicraft masters to re-imagine Penang’s heritage.

FEATURE
Jan 2016

Even tastier times ahead

It’s all about capturing local preferences.

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.

PEAKS AND PARKS
Dec 2015

A hike to the top via Moongate

A simple climb through the jungle makes the Hill so much more enjoyable.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

The high life: Growing up on the peak

What's it like to have spent a great part of one's life on Penang Hill? Meet two people who have done exactly that.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

Doing heritage diplomacy in Europe

From Oxford to Chantilly, Penang is being positioned as an economic model and an intelligent city.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

The renewal of Butterworth continues

A Star lights up Butterworth, bridging island and mainland in light.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Dec 2015

A bungalow on the Hill

Writer Mike Gibby traces the history of the quaint Lomond Bungalow.