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FEATURE
Dec 2017

The Legacy of Taste

After several generations, they have perfected age-old family recipes.

FEATURE
Dec 2017

The Warung – A Pit Stop for Refreshment and Some Culture

Teh tarik satu, and one political debate coming right up.

FEATURE
Dec 2017

Taste, in Words

They write the stories that make the whole world hungry.

FEATURE
Dec 2017

Bringing World Cuisine to Penang

The taste of the world is at our doorsteps.

FEATURE
Dec 2017

A Snack Well Worth Waiting For

Call it ban chien kueh or apam, a pancake by any other name would taste just as sweet.

PENANG PALETTE
Dec 2017

A Nourishing Canvas

Food is a natural fixation for many artists.

FEATURE
Nov 2017

Saluting Our Warriors

Saluting Our Warriors Penang's veterans association remembers the services of those who kept the peace.

PROFILE
Nov 2017

Sketching those Little Moments

Cartoonist Azmi Hussin captures nostalgia with his pen.

PROFILE
Nov 2017

Woman, Yes. Techy, Definitely.

The tech industry should also be a level playing field for women.

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.

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.

PENANG PALETTE
Oct 2017

Barking Up the Right Tree

Eucalyptus bark is Datuk Sharifah Fatimah Syed Zubir's metier.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Between Fact and Fiction

Mei Fong and Zen Cho make reverberating impacts in their respective genres.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Rocking our Kopitiams

Penang's good ol' kopitiams take centre stage.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Penang in a Glove

It is the story of Penang, told using glove puppets.

PEAKS AND PARKS
Oct 2017

Climbing the Tiger

No, there are no striped beasts, but wondrous beauty awaits all along the way up.

A DAY IN THE LIFE
Oct 2017

The Saree Merchant

Ashok Kumar Poduval has been running Umayal Textiles on Lebuh Penang for over 30 years.

PHOTO ESSAY
Oct 2017

Waterfalls in our Backyard

Penang's mesmerising waterfalls in photos.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Being There for Needy Families

Their primary mission is to care for community health.

FEATURE
Sep 2017

Of Heroes Unsung, and Mortals Undead

This year's George Town Literary Festival is yet another feast for the soul.

PENANG PALETTE
Sep 2017

Bridging Distance and Ideology through Art

The Malaysia-China art blend is a harmonious affair.

PROFILE
Sep 2017

Art Heals – and Allows us to be Awed Again by Life

Barakah Blue is not afraid to spread Sufi spiritual teachings through his poetry and music.

PHOTO ESSAY
Sep 2017

Whiteaways – Where Art Hangs Out

Mesmerising works of art take the centre stage at Whiteaways.

PROFILE
Sep 2017

The Art of Leading by Enabling

Penang lass Boonsiri Somchit's book seeks to inspire and engage.

BOOKS UNBOUND
Aug 2017

Conversations and Explorations: Leela Devi Panikar - Spinning Short Stories

Brevity, fleetness and attention to the smallest detail – all necessary for the short story form.

FEATURE
Aug 2017

Chance Decides at The Italian Restaurant

Mark your calendars for a play like no other.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Aug 2017

A History of the Malay Left: Part One

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

FEATURE
Aug 2017

Borneoans in Penang

The state is second home to a vibrant and active Borneoan community.

PENANG PALETTE
Aug 2017

Remembering Tan Choon Ghee in Ink and Watercolour

His large collection is now at the Penang State Art Gallery.

HEALTH
Jul 2017

As Able to Work as Anyone Else

Thalassaemia patients are not any less capable than anyone else. 

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

Who’s Afraid of Bad Wolves?

A community development platform seeks to draw out the artist in Penangites.

FEATURE
Jul 2017

A Venue for a Culture City

For 45 years, Dewan Sri Pinang has played host to a myriad of events and functions.

PENANG PALETTE
Jul 2017

Tribute to a Visionary Virtuoso

John Lee Joo-for was one of the greatest acts in post-Independence Malaysian art.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2017

Why Penang YWCA is Such a Landmark

The organisation has been empowering women for over a century.

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Jazz – An Act of Liberation

Music is freedom, and none more so than jazz.

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2017

Wandering Souls in a Forbidden Land

A tribute to the late Malaysian artist Zulkifli Mohd Dahalan.

PENANG PALETTE
May 2017

The Freedom Young Artists Can Enjoy

The Young Contemporary Artists competition sees some quirky work.

COVER STORY
Apr 2017

Talking about Ageing: The Greying Elephant in the Room

Affordable and good healthcare; shelter and comfort: it’s time to address the realities of growing old in Malaysia.

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2017

Glimpses of Yayoi Kusama’s Art Universe

Meet the Grandmother of Funky Optical Pop Art.

BOOKS UNBOUND
Mar 2017

Doors of Perception and Translation

Langkawi-based writer, translator and publisher Jérôme Bouchaud reveals his literary journey.

PENANG PALETTE
Mar 2017

Art Fairs Faring Fairly Well

Despite economic headwinds, Art Stage Singapore 2017 was a subdued success.

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.

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2017

Art That Found Immortality in 2016

It was a year of bereavement in the world of art.

PHOTO ESSAY
Feb 2017

A Tantalising Tribute to Jimmy Boyle

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

PENANG PALETTE
Jan 2017

A Mountain is Much More than a Mountain

James Sum's dualistic and ambiguous works intrigue observers.

FEATURE
Dec 2016

The Word and the World (Part Two)

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