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FEATURE
Nov 2017

George Town Festival at a Crossroads

Now in its eighth year, Penang's festival of the arts has come a long way.

FEATURE
Nov 2017

Letting Classical Music Bond

Cultural exchange takes place through orchestra visits.

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Jazz – An Act of Liberation

Music is freedom, and none more so than jazz.

PHOTO ESSAY
Feb 2017

A Tantalising Tribute to Jimmy Boyle

The James Boyle Trio pays homage to Penang’s iconic composer.

COVER STORY
Jan 2017

Will 2017 Crow or Croak?

Global developments expose Malaysia and Penang's economies to uncertainties.

FEATURE
Dec 2016

Air Itam Takes its Famous Street Food Seriously

Generations of practitioners have perfected the delicate (yes, delicate) art of street food.

FEATURE
Aug 2016

Three Who Found the Call of Music Irresistible

Turning one’s passion into a career is a bold step few of us dare take.

FEATURE
Jul 2016

Penang and Kuching Redefine Malaysia’s Urban Cool

The two cities are revitalising through the arts.

FEATURE
Jun 2016

Durians are a Growing Industry

It's that time of the year again to savour the King of Fruits.

PROFILE
Jun 2016

The Force behind the Festivals

Passionate and motivated by the search for excellence, Yeoh Jun Lin takes delight in organising the Borneo Jazz Festival and Rainforest World Music Festival.

FEATURE
May 2016

The Kopitiam– The Hearths Of Penang

It’s the camaraderie that comes with the coffee.

FEATURE
May 2016

Hot Cafes at Raja Uda

Coffee culture thrives in Butterworth.

FEATURE
Apr 2016

Penang a Mecca for Marathoners?

Bukit Mertajam becomes host to an ultra marathon – the only one with a 100-mile trail event.

PHOTO ESSAY
Feb 2016

Just for Jazz

The Penang Island Jazz Festival was, as always, a spectacular affair.

FEATURE
Nov 2015

Making words perform art

What do a punk rocker, puppeteer, bangsawan specialist and jazzhead have in common? They write.

FEATURE
Jul 2015

A record of Penang’s love of popular music

From P. Ramlee to pop-yeh-yeh, there's a book that captures the heydays of Penang's music scene.

PENANG ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Apr 2015

Penang’s economy in 2015: Growth continues, but more slowly

As we enter the second quarter, we take a look at what's affecting the Penang economy.

TRAVEL
Feb 2015

Road tripping with long-distance parents

Travelling with parents, especially those who live far from you, requires patience. A lot of it.

FOOTPRINTS
Dec 2014

The digital world belongs to the young

Youth Today, an online events platform, has over 20,000 subscribers. It reveals the way the world is moving for the youths of tomorrow.

PENANG PALETTE
Nov 2014

An explosion of art shows

With the whole country engulfed in celebrations of art festivals and related art affairs, Malaysia seems to be having an art-tastic year.

SPECIAL FEATURE
Sep 2014

Grooving for animals

This October, animal lovers can support their furry friends and, at the same time, enjoy good music at the World Animal Groove music festival in Kuching.

FEATURE
Jul 2014

107.6FM – Finally a radio station for women in Penang

Capital FM, Malaysia's only English radio station for women, heads north.

FEATURE
Mar 2014

A worthy dozen at the esplanade

Here's a recap of Tropfest South East Asia.

FEATURE
Feb 2014

A festival for all the senses

The In-Between Art Festival delivers sumptuous ethnic food along with exhilarating entertainment.

IN MEMORIAM
Aug 2013

Ismail Hashim(1940-2013) Master Photographer

We take a look at what's going on in South-East Asia.

FEATURE
Jun 2013

An independent music scene for Penang

IndiePG looks to create new platforms for creative music here in Penang.

FEATURE
May 2013

A little island that danced

Musicians from three continents came to Penang to jam together for the Penang World Music Festival.

FEATURE
Feb 2013

Off the beaten track in Hong Kong

Hong Kong still holds plenty of surprises for the jaded traveller.

STATES OF REFORM
Sep 2012

Power and the arts

What role should states play in the arts?

COVER STORY
May 2012

Social Resistance in a semi-democracy

Recent protests illustrate a widespread demand for meaningful participation in Malaysia's policy making process. Will the government listen?

FEATURE
Mar 2012

Encore, Penang World Music Festival

After a four-year absence, the Penang World Music Festival returns with a bang.

PENANG PALETTE
Nov 2011

Promise of a Renaissance

New art spaces are popping up in Penang, but can the state take advantage of this energy?