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FEATURE
Dec 2017

The Legacy of Taste

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

FEATURE
Dec 2017

Tastes of India, from North and South

There's never a dhall moment when it comes to Indian food.

FEATURE
Dec 2017

Slow Food is Good Food

The farm-to-table concept is taking off in Penang.

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.

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?

FEATURE
Dec 2017

Butterworth Food Trail

There's something to eat, anytime of the day, in Butterworth.

FEATURE
Aug 2017

Borneoans in Penang

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

PEAKS AND PARKS
Jun 2017

A Mini Beach Adventure in George Town

Hiking along Northam Beach is a worthwhile challenge.

FEATURE
May 2017

Dialogue with a KL cabbie

Editor Ooi Kee Beng has an enlightening conversation on politics and religion.

FEATURE
May 2017

A Migrant Worker’s Journey of Despair – and Hope

In seeking greener pastures, many migrant workers find themselves locked in a nightmare instead.

COVER STORY
Mar 2017

Tanjung Bungah – More Popular Than Ever

With sun, sea and sand in close proximity and verdant hills as the backdrop, Tanjung Bungah is the ideal suburb.

FEATURE
Feb 2017

A Taste for Waste

Green living and zero waste are the goals for communities in Seberang Perai.

PENANG PALETTE
Jan 2017

A Mountain is Much More than a Mountain

James Sum's dualistic and ambiguous works intrigue observers.

FEATURE
Nov 2016

A Tranquil Town for Snaps and Seafood

Quaint and rich in history, Bukit Tambun transports us back in time.

FEATURE
Nov 2016

Malaysia is Like a Plate of Nasi Kandar

From its origins as a simple meal to fill the tummy, nasi kandar has become a Malaysian institution.

FEATURE
Nov 2016

Technology Transforms the Halal Industry

Things are looking good for one of Malaysia’s sunrise industries.

PEAKS AND PARKS
Oct 2016

Bukit Juru’s Short but Charming Trail

It's only 646 steps to the top of Bukit Juru, and a rewarding seafood treat awaits at the foothill.

COVER STORY
Sep 2016

The Mainland Awakens

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

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.

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

The Changing Harbour Front

The waterfront mirrors Penang’s history.

COVER STORY
Jun 2016

A New Era Comes to Balik Pulau

From affordable housing to quaint homestays and getting in touch with nature and the land, the township is undergoing an interesting revival.

FEATURE
May 2016

A Foreign Language Learned is a Cultural Gap Bridged

There is so much to gain from mastering another tongue.

FEATURE
Apr 2016

The Cherished Clubs of Penang

Sports and recreational clubs abound in the state.

PROFILE
Apr 2016

Pondering Malaysia’s Complex Society

One man takes up the task of delving into the intersections between Malaysian society and an increasingly globalised world.

FEATURE
Mar 2016

Transgenders Continue to Fight for Acceptance

Tolerance and respect – that's all they want.

COVER STORY
Feb 2016

TPPA – The Winners and the Losers

Malaysia makes a bold move in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). It will change the game for many Malaysian companies.

FEATURE
Jan 2016

Even tastier times ahead

It’s all about capturing local preferences.

PROFILE
Nov 2015

Taking Penang Chinese cuisine abroad

Chef Andy Leong has done his part in spreading Penang Chinese cuisine all around the world.

COVER STORY
Nov 2015

The ringgit and sen of festivals

They draw crowds and provide a platform for local talents, but just how economically beneficial are festivals?

FEATURE
Nov 2015

Festivals of significance: A writer’s view of literary festivals

Tan Twan Eng writes about his experience participating in literary festivals – and their importance.

IN MEMORIAM
Sep 2015

A tribute to Marco Giovanni Battistotti (1966-2015)

In loving memory of a hotelier extraordinaire and a truly kind soul.

FEATURE
Jan 2015

The bookman who embraced Penang

From urban crime to science fiction, local independent publisher Fixi is bringing sexy back in books.

FEATURE
Jan 2015

An art exchange on Penang’s walls and streets

Penang's art galleries are spilling out onto its streets as its first international street art festival, Urban Xchange, defies tradition.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Dec 2014

What can we obey if we cannot obey simple municipal rules?

Without proper civic consciousness, we cannot truly be proud of our cities.

FEATURE
Oct 2014

An afternoon at the Malaysian Tamil barbershop

Ubiquitous in many Malaysian cities and towns, the Tamil barbershop is where folks of all races gather for their haircuts,
and a piece of life.

FEATURE
Jun 2014

Chowrasta Market undergoes change

As the century-old market gets a much-needed face lift, some traders are torn between the convenience of selling their goods by the roadside and the comfort of an indoor stall.

FEATURE
May 2014

Empowering the rural poor in Thailand

We divulge Thailand's unique community development projects headed by Mr Condom, Mechai Viravaidya.

FOOTPRINTS
Apr 2014

The streets of George Town are alive - maybe too alive

George Town runs the risk of becoming over-commercialised.

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.

FEATURE
Mar 2014

Bandung’s Creative City image grows stronger

Indonesia’s third largest city has a reputation for being a dynamic cultural hub. Bandung is still fashioning itself.

COVER STORY
Jan 2014

Penang in 2014: trends and forecasts

What's Penang's outlook in the face of global change? Penang Monthly provides a 17-page analysis.

FEATURE
Dec 2013

George Town's DNA is its People

Communication designer and city specialist Sali Sasaki tells us what makes George Town unique.

COVER STORY
Oct 2013

The GST & YOU

Penang Institute studies the potential impact of GST on the national economy and the common man.

ALL OVER THE PLACE
Oct 2013

George Town remains young at heart

Young entrepreneurs give George Town a quirky edge.

PENANG PALETTE
Sep 2013

Culture in the centre: Arts-ED makes full use of our heritage

In George Town, Arts-ED is leading the charge in sustaining the city's tangible and intangible heritage.

FEATURE
Jun 2013

The promise George Town's back lanes hold

The George Town Back Lanes Project hopes to turn Penang into a pedestrian-friendly city.