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COVER STORY
Jun 2017

Tourism is Greener on the other side

Ecotourism brings travellers and ringgit to Seberang Perai.

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Another Unesco Listing on the Cards for Penang?

The biosphere reserve listing would ensure Penang Hill's forests are preserved and researched.

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Is it a Plane, is it Superman? No, it’s a Bird!

Penang's birdwatchers seek thrills of the feathery kind.

FEATURE
Mar 2017

Managing Changes in Tanjung Tokong

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

FEATURE
Feb 2017

A Taste for Waste

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

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.

COVER STORY
May 2016

A City For All Classes

Liveability is more than just making it to the top of a list; it is about ensuring quality of life is available to every spectrum of society.

FEATURE
Mar 2016

Sensitising Visitors to Mother Nature’s Wealth

Entopia seeks to be a place where nature and learning come together.

COVER STORY
Mar 2016

MAKE A DATE WITH NATURE - Tourism Turns Green with age

With an array of outdoor activities, ecotourism flourishes in Teluk Bahang.

REVIEW
Mar 2016

The Penan’s Lament: “The Forest is Our Skin”

Books that look at the plight of Sarawak’s forest nomads.

PENANG PALETTE
Mar 2016

A Massive Show that is Managing

Even when toned down, the Sixth Art Stage Singapore still sparkled at Singapore Art Week.

COVER STORY
Dec 2015

One Heck of a Hill

Much loved by all who have been up it, Penang Hill faces some careful but exciting upgrading.

PENANG PALETTE
Oct 2015

Loving the art and the artist

For some artists, Cupid struck at the first brushstroke.

FEATURE
Sep 2015

PARK(ing) Day: Reclaiming urban space, one bay at a time

Penangites get the chance to be creative with their public space.

PENANG PALETTE
May 2015

So much of Ismail Hashim to unpack or repack

A tribute? A retrospective? Or an archival reconnaissance lab test? The Unpack/ Repack exhibition on the late Ismail Hashim definitely pushes the envelope.

FEATURE
Jul 2014

Aiming for developed yet healthy cities

How can health fit in with development? Anthony Capon, public health physician and director of the International Institute for Global Health at United Nations University, discusses.

FEATURE
Oct 2013

The Future Must Be Green

The environment should not take a back seat in the face of development.

COVER STORY
Jul 2013

Making home ownership possible for more

Shared equity models may be the way to go for Malaysia.

PHOTO ESSAY
Jul 2013

The Kim Giak Low Choon Teochew Opera Troupe

Behind the scenes of a Teochew opera troupe in Penang.

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2013

Seeking inspiration in Balik Pulau

Balik Pulau has turned into a natural sanctuary for artists to settle and create their art.

PROFILE
Jan 2013

Curious Pak Alam

A man with a passion for repairing vintage bicycles, an extensive knowledge of botany and an impressive collection of antiques, stones and minerals.

FEATURE
Nov 2012

Back to the future of Traffic Planning

The solution to Penang’s traffic woes may lie in its past.

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
Nov 2011

Yachting awaits development in Penang

Can Penang become a regional yachting hub? Herbert Poenisch and Oh Kean Shen take a look at Penang’s existing marinas and find that much more needs to be done.

FEATURE
Oct 2011

Now let’s see how clean we can get

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

COVER STORY
Aug 2011

Making a city liveable the secret is economic growth from below

In transforming Penang into a city of the future, public participation is key.

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.

FEATURE
Dec 2010

Recognising Penang’s inherent cosmopolitanism

With politics and economics being increasingly regionalised, Penang needs to start thinking in regional terms again.

FEATURE
Oct 2010

What’s up with Penang properties?

Property prices are soaring; we find out why.

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2010

Birdmen of Penang

Penang’s bird artists lament the decrease in the island’s bird population.

FEATURE
May 2010

Penang pledges to promote green transport

Penang joins nine other Asian cities in a pledge to promote sustainable transportation.

FEATURE
Mar 2010

Welcoming the old and disabled to Penang

For all of Penang’s tourist att ractions, the lack of accessibility for disabled tourists is troubling.

OPINION
Dec 2009

Repossessing the future of Penang

For Penang’s Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, the three foci for reform are governance, economic proactiveness, and social stability.