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COVER STORY
Nov 2017

Penang in the Age of Social Media

Do you Facebook? Find out how Penang folks use social media.

FEATURE
Sep 2017

Why Do Films Fail in Depicting Malaysian Life?

Restrictions, red tape, production costs – Malaysia's mainstream films are gelded.

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Scholarships for All Classes

Heads up, kids – applications for the Penang Future Foundation are open.

STATISTICS
Jun 2017

Tourism and Ecotourism in Numbers

The industry is the second main source of income for Penang.

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.

PROFILE
Feb 2017

Making Waves with Molluscs

One woman's passion for research on giant clams is helping communities all over Malaysia.

STATISTICS
Feb 2017

The Numbers on Education in Malaysia and Penang

A look at the state's economic growth over the past five years.

FEATURE
Jan 2017

Penang Malays: Icons of Reform and Tolerance

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

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Nov 2016

A Short History of Penang’s Malay Publishing Industry

The printing presses in Penang have been humming for over two centuries.

COVER STORY
Sep 2016

The Mainland Awakens

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

COVER STORY
Aug 2016

An Arts Agenda for Penang

The state's arts scene has grown organically into a colourful, vibrant landscape. Even so, could it also benefit from the establishment of an executive agency for arts and culture?

FEATURE
May 2016

Will Getting Around Penang Without A Car Become Possible Again?

We take a look at the alternative ways of commuting in Penang.

FEATURE
Apr 2016

The Panthers are Back!

After a five-year hiatus, the Football Association of Penang returns to the top flight.

PROFILE
Mar 2016

The Evolving Life of a Librarian

Libraries have changed, and so have the duties of a librarian.

FEATURE
Jan 2016

Time to reform public universities

Our public universities struggle to catch up with the rest of Asia. With the recent budget cut, what options do they have left in trying to regain former glory?

PROFILE
Nov 2015

Marina Mahathir: Malaysia is my colour movie

Editor Ooi Kee Beng chats with Marina Mahathir about what it means to be Malaysian today.

FEATURE
Nov 2015

The path not taken

Find out what happens to three of Penang's former stars after the final curtain falls.

FEATURE
Nov 2015

Making words perform art

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

PENANG PALETTE
Nov 2015

Worshipping women: Confident, conscious and complex

A tribute to the late Yuen Chee Ling, who celebrated women through her art.

FEATURE
Oct 2015

Going Dutch: Lessons in urban amenity from Amsterdam

Holland's capital balances the competing needs of tourists and locals.

STATISTICS
Aug 2015

Measuring creativity

We provide the numbers on the local creative industry.

FEATURE
Aug 2015

A book that questions race and probes history

Ariffin Omar is not afraid to ruffle a few feathers with his book, Bangsa Melayu.

FEATURE
Jul 2015

Penang: Malaysia’s stepchild or prodigal child?

Scratching at the surface of the 11th Malaysia Plan reveals its shortfalls – and one very worrying exclusion.

HEALTH
Jun 2015

Increasing drug reliability through collective action

With so many medical trials available, the Cochrane review is crucial to help sift through the data and tell us what we need to know.

PENANG PROFILE
May 2015

Letting colonial literature reveal its wealth – and ambivalence

Dr Mohamad Rashidi Mohd Pakri's preoccupation with colonial literature is inspirational.

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.

PENANG ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Jan 2015

The housing market in Penang today

As prices skyrocket and GST looms, what is the state of the housing market in Penang?

SPECIAL FEATURE
Dec 2014

Is Lenggong the next hot tourist spot?

USM’s Sustainable Tourism Research Cluster and Centre for Archaeological Research is tasked to promote Lenggong Valley in Perak as a rich cultural and historical tourism destination, but progress is not as fast as it likes.

PENANG PALETTE
Jul 2014

Was Bujang Valley culture the beginning of Malayness?

As archaeologists struggle to discover more about Bujang Valley, perhaps it should be given credit as the site where Malay civilisation actually began.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Jul 2014

Who’s the Hero– Tuah or Jebat?

There is much stigma against Jebat, but it is a reputation that has long expired.

SPECIAL FEATURE
May 2014

Keeping George Town’s golden goose strong and fat

Head of USM’s Sustainable Tourism Research Cluster (STRC) Prof Badaruddin Mohamed talks about capacity measures and how to make George Town's tourism sustainable.

PENANG PALETTE
May 2014

Art space expands in Penang

Streets become blank canvases and colonial buildings turn into art galleries as alternative art spaces mushroom in Penang.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Mar 2014

A Malaysia lost

Kee Thuan Chye laments about Malaysia today, and reminisces about the Malaysia he used to know.

FEATURE
Feb 2014

PLAC – where the poor can seek justice

The Penang Legal Aid Centre seeks to give the underprivileged a fair trial.

FEATURE
Nov 2013

Heroes of Documentaries

Filming a documentary takes a lot of patience and dedication, and the folks at Image Farm are masters at it.

FEATURE
Oct 2013

Time to mainstream forensic science

It's high time for Malaysia to integrate forensic science into its criminal justice system.

SPECIAL FEATURE
Oct 2013

Making tourism lasting

Sustainability is an important factor when it comes to developing Penang's tourism sector.

SPECIAL FEATURE
Jun 2013

What makes a PMC doctor?

Sharyljit Kaur sits with Penang Medical College’s President, Brendan Lyons, to talk about what makes PMC as successful as it is.

FEATURE
Jun 2013

Penang way back when... and not so long ago either

Take a trip down memory lane to what Penang was like more than 20 years ago from the eyes of a USM graduate.

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2013

The festival may be back, but it's no repeat

George Town Festival is back, and promises to be much more spectacular than the last.

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.

PENANG PALETTE
Sep 2012

Sex, truths and photographs

Ismail Hashim challenges the fastpaced world of modern photography.

FEATURE
Jul 2012

Digital art to promote heritage

Video projection mapping comes to Penang and Suffolk House.