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COVER STORY
Feb 2018

Speedy Growth for Cruise Tourism

Along with it is the increase in the need for integrated planning.

COVER STORY
Jan 2018

Embracing A.I.

Growth may await Penang in the short term, but adapting to Industry 4.0 has to happen now.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Dec 2017

Food and Politics

What has food got to do with politics?

ODDLY ENOUGH
Nov 2017

Najib’s Kangkung Symbolism and Durian Reality

Who is really benefitting from BN’s economic model?

CARPE DIEM
Nov 2017

A Brave New World for the Talented is at Hand

We are living in the age of ideas, and the age of possibilities.

PENANG PALETTE
Nov 2017

Alma Mater to Master Artists

The Malaysian Institute of Art has churned out countless talents.The Malaysian Institute of Art has churned out countless talents.

COVER STORY
Oct 2017

Pondering Malaysia’s Socio-economic Pessimism

The country has grown, both economically and demographically. At the same time, modern societal issues need addressing.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

The Waterman of Penang

Kam U-Tee toiled to bring water to all at an affordable price.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

The Art of Dismantling Cultural Pluralism

The soul of Malaysia has been under attack for decades.

COVER STORY
Aug 2017

The Story of Malaysia through its Constitution

The Constitution today is no longer what it was. To fix Malaysia, we need to fix its laws.

BOOK REVIEW
Aug 2017

An Ultimate Reference Guide to Penang Hill

A bookish journey through the quaint and colourful history of the Hill.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Aug 2017

A History of the Malay Left: Part One

Distrust, fear, resentment – these gave rise to the Left.

COVER STORY
Jul 2017

AFLOAT AND AGILE: Its Broad Base Bodes Well for Penang’s Economy

While global developments present a challenge, local innovations keep the state in the black.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Jul 2017

Longing for A Penang Home

The state government takes active measures to house as many as possible who wish to live in Penang.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Apr 2017

The Sad Lot of Migrant Workers Affects Us All

Female migrant workers in Malaysia face a myriad of challenges

FEATURE
Mar 2017

Making the Needs of Employees and Employers Meet

The Penang Skills Development Centre transforms Penang's workforce.

FEATURE
Mar 2017

Managing Changes in Tanjung Tokong

Folks at Kampung Tanjung Tokong take the changing landscape in their stride.

FEATURE
Feb 2017

A Mortar Board Does Not Guarantee Employability

It can take a long time for higher education to pay off.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Feb 2017

The Dawn of Higher Education in Malaysia

It was no easy matter pushing for tertiary-level education in colonial Malaya.

COVER STORY
Feb 2017

Saving Our Schools

Education is more than exams; it's also about developing skills and ideas required for both the digital economy and students' individual well-being. Why is Malaysia still behind in this?

UTTER ECONOMICS
Feb 2017

Fintech: A New Frontier in Finance

Innovations in financial technology are here to stay.

COVER STORY
Jan 2017

Will 2017 Crow or Croak?

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

FEATURE
Jan 2017

Penang Malays: Icons of Reform and Tolerance

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

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.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Dec 2016

The Budget Speech Is NOT the Budget (Part One)

When “good news” and “goodies” in Budget 2017 might all just be hot air.

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.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Oct 2016

Penang: The Rebel State (Part Two)

Penang's secessionist movement lasted three years, from 1948 to 1951, before losing steam.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Oct 2016

Where Does Our EPF Money Go?

We explore Malaysia’s pension fund, which collects a staggering RM5bil per month.

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.