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FEATURE
Dec 2017

Bringing World Cuisine to Penang

The taste of the world is at our doorsteps.

FEATURE
Dec 2017

Long May They Hawk

A tribute to the hawkers of Penang.

STATISTICS
Dec 2017

Our Food Draws the Crowd!

A glance at gastronomic figures.

FEATURE
Dec 2017

You Can Eat Healthy in Penang

Street food that is according to the doctor’s orders, perhaps?

PENANG PALETTE
Dec 2017

A Nourishing Canvas

Food is a natural fixation for many artists.

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Meet the Mee Goreng Family!

Three generations of Malaysian fusion cooks.

FEATURE
Dec 2016

Air Itam: So Busy. So Beguiling.

The enchanting – and ever expanding – township has apace and charm of its own.

PHOTO ESSAY
Dec 2016

Air Itam in My Heart

We take a stroll through this pulsating town with one of its sons.

FEATURE
Dec 2016

Kampung Melayu – Preserving Tradition amid Change

The historic village straddles the modern and the archaic.

FEATURE
Nov 2016

Trishaws – Another Sunset Industry

One repairs trishaws, the other pedals them. Both share uncertain futures in an industry on the wane.

FEATURE
Sep 2016

Three Historical Markets of George Town

Prangin Market, Chowrasta Market and Campbell Street Market have been the hubs of trade on the island for over a century.

FEATURE
Aug 2016

The Common Ice Cream Goes Upmarket

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

FEATURE
Jul 2016

The Changing Harbour Front

The waterfront mirrors Penang’s history.

FEATURE
Nov 2015

A city of cafes

With cafes mushrooming in George Town, we take a look at three unique joints.

FEATURE
Jun 2015

Bukit Mertajam offers some rare authenticity

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

STREETS OF GEORGE TOWN
Apr 2015

A walk on the Cheapside

Lorong Cheapside is a treasure trove for hardware and DIY enthusiasts, and a lingering reminder of George Town's working class days.

FOOTPRINTS
Mar 2014

Supping in the homes of strangers

Plate Culture marries the idea of secret kitchens with the Internet to create an intimate sort of dining experience.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Feb 2014

Resurrecting Sungai Pinang

We need to improve our mentality for the sake of our rivers and seas.

ALL OVER THE PLACE
Oct 2013

George Town remains young at heart

Young entrepreneurs give George Town a quirky edge.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Apr 2013

Gurney drive must be improved

Gurney Drive has changed over the years, not necessarily for the better.

FEATURE
Feb 2013

Cindy Gallop connecting change-makers

One of the featured speakers at the 2012 TEDxGurneyDrive, Cindy Gallop chats with us about being a feminist and changing the world.

FEATURE
Dec 2012

Make walking our way of life again, Please!

A need to turn Penang into a walking, running and cycling state.

PROFILE
Oct 2012

Cheah Cheng Hye

Dr Ooi Kee Beng sits down with Penang's very own Warren Buffett.

FEATURE
Aug 2012

George Town – a ghost town of the future?

What are the long-term implications of the city's rising property prices?

FEATURE
Jun 2012

George Town: A work in progress

After the heritage listing, the city continues to evolve. But is it on the right track?

VOICE IN THE CROWD
May 2012

Non-compliance - a bane of urban governance

In spite of some positive signs, local authorities are simply not doing enough to enforce the law.

FEATURE
Nov 2011

Freedoms we take for granted

Faith Watson takes a trip from Penang to Bangladesh and discovers that it can be easier to feel at home in one place than another.

FEATURE
Oct 2011

Now let’s see how clean we can get

The MPPP's Penang Island Cleanliness Master Plan has just been completed.

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.

PENANG PALETTE
Mar 2011

Being a part of what you paint

We pay tribute to the memory of one of Penang’s greatest heritage artists.

FEATURE
Mar 2011

Greening communities in Penang

With everyone talking about going green, a community in Bukit Mertajam is showing Penang how it can be done.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Feb 2011

In between heaven and earth

The director of Corporate Finance at the World Bank chats about what Malaysia needs to do to bring people back.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Dec 2010

Let’s do what’s needed to make Penang clean and green

While its Cleaner Greener Penang initiative is commendable, the state government must ensure that it creates and maintain more open spaces and parks.

COVER STORY
Oct 2010

City of birds

George Town’s lucrative urban swiftlet breeding industry has come under fire.

A DAY IN THE LIFE
Oct 2010

A bowl of porridge doesn’t come easy

They are an irreplaceable part of Penang culture. pem chats with a hawker and discover what it takes to become one.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Jul 2010

Changing recipe in industrial production

We look at some of the commodities that play a major role in Penang’s economy.

FEATURE
Jul 2010

Between faith and hope

The selfless volunteers at the House of Hope att empt to provide some much-needed relief to the residents of Rifl e Range.

FEATURE
Jan 2010

Keeping Peneng delightfully impure

Lucy Friedland encounters a glorious culture mishmash on her first visit to Penang. But why don't others -locals and tourists alike - see that?