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FEATURE
Dec 2017

The Legacy of Taste

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

FEATURE
Dec 2017

Slow Food is Good Food

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

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.

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.

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.

TURNING POINTS
Aug 2017

The Day Pakatan Harapan Found its Footing

The die is cast; they are ready. Are Malaysians?

FEATURE
Jul 2017

Much to Learn on this Walk in the Forest

Canopy walkways allow visitors to enjoy Air Hitam Dalam's enthralling sights.

FEATURE
May 2017

The MICE Industry Matures

The stage is set for Penang's business events sector to soar.

FEATURE
May 2017

Convent Green Lane Stretches Tall Again

A new school building marks a new beginning for the institution.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Apr 2017

When Penang and the Dindings were One

For 60 years, the Dindings district in Perak was governed by Penang.

A DAY IN THE LIFE
Mar 2017

The Uncle of All Burgers

Meet Uncle Burger, a fond fixture at Tanjung Bungah.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jan 2017

Account of an Early Transit in Penang

What was Penang like at the close of the eighteenth century?

COVER STORY
Dec 2016

Why Change Has Not Been Possible

Malaysian politics is stuck in quicksand, and if we don’t construct an entirely new model soon to replace it, the future will be dire.

FEATURE
Oct 2016

Brightening the Future of the Blind

Persatuan Tongkat Putih aims to empower the visually impaired.

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

Public Transport Must be Affordable, Convenient – and Sustainable

For a public transport system to succeed, both pull and push factors are needed.

PEAKS AND PARKS
Jun 2016

A Haunt in the Hills

A trail of adventure – and of the creepy sort!

FEATURE
May 2016

New Cycling Lanes are Changing the Penang Experience

One can cycle from George Town to Batu Maung – comfortably!

FOOTPRINTS
Apr 2016

Within Reach of Nature

There's a lot more to Miri than meets the eye.

FEATURE
Mar 2016

A Shelter for Strays

Over 600 dogs have found sanctuary at 4PAWS.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Mar 2016

A Water Supply System to Boast About

A legacy of the British, Penang's water infrastructure is part of the city's colonial inheritance.

FEATURE
Mar 2016

A Market Made Marketable

Once physically shoddy, now safe – the Pulau Tikus Market.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

The high life: Growing up on the peak

What's it like to have spent a great part of one's life on Penang Hill? Meet two people who have done exactly that.

COVER STORY
Sep 2015

Putting Pulau Tikus on the map

Rich in history and rich in culture, this beloved township is drawing more attention than ever before.

PEAKS AND PARKS
Sep 2015

A very well-kept secret jungle trail

Deliciously hidden, Taman Rimba offers spectacular views and high adventure to hiking enthusiasts.

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.

PEAKS AND PARKS
Jul 2015

A trail of beauty and history

Our resident hiker takes us on a dramatic – and curious – trek through the Lily Pond Circular Walk.

FEATURE
Jul 2015

A record of Penang’s love of popular music

From P. Ramlee to pop-yeh-yeh, there's a book that captures the heydays of Penang's music scene.

STREETS OF GEORGE TOWN
Apr 2015

A walk on the Cheapside

Lorong Cheapside is a treasure trove for hardware and DIY enthusiasts, and a lingering reminder of George Town's working class days.

PROFILE
Mar 2015

Resisting the closing of the Malaysian mind

Prof Latif Kamaluddin, poet and intellectual, has quite a few things to say about the state of Malaysian literature and its authenticity.

FEATURE
Jul 2014

107.6FM – Finally a radio station for women in Penang

Capital FM, Malaysia's only English radio station for women, heads north.

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
Jan 2014

Transforming transport the earlier the better

Prof Eric Britton, founder of World Car Free Days, was brought in to envisage solutions to Penang's traffic deadlock.

FEATURE
Dec 2013

Awed by the Korean DMZ

A tour of the demilitarised zone between the two Koreas is not your typical holiday destination.

COVER STORY
Dec 2013

Budget 2014 Changes that don't add up to a reform

The government’s spending habits have always been a major issue and this year’s budget, disappointingly, is no different.

FEATURE
Nov 2013

Online Platforms That Run Errands For You

Fancy a cup of Starbucks, but can't leave the office to get it? Too busy to queue up for your bills? Online platforms like Task Amigo can help.

FEATURE
Oct 2013

Time to mainstream forensic science

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

FEATURE
Sep 2013

Housing maintenance in Penang

Housing maintenance in Penang needs some crucial restructuring and rethinking.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Sep 2013

English is vital to Vision 2020

Languages in schools is a divisive issue, but that doesn't change the fact that English is crucial to development.

COVER STORY
Sep 2013

Time for a second federation in Malaysia?

Malaysia is 50 years old. It's time for us to re-examine what our federalism means.