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FEATURE
Dec 2017

The Legacy of Taste

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

FEATURE
Dec 2017

Taste, in Words

They write the stories that make the whole world hungry.

STATISTICS
Dec 2017

Our Food Draws the Crowd!

A glance at gastronomic figures.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Rocking our Kopitiams

Penang's good ol' kopitiams take centre stage.

PENANG PALETTE
Sep 2017

Bridging Distance and Ideology through Art

The Malaysia-China art blend is a harmonious affair.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Apr 2017

When Penang and the Dindings were One

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

FEATURE
Jan 2017

Penang Malays: Icons of Reform and Tolerance

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

FEATURE
Dec 2016

Kampung Melayu – Preserving Tradition amid Change

The historic village straddles the modern and the archaic.

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.

PHOTO ESSAY
Nov 2016

A Rite of Passage

A group of Rohingya boys step on the threshold to adulthood.

PENANG PALETTE
Nov 2016

A Journey into the Testy World of Colonial Art

The Artist and Empire: (En)countering Colonial Legacies exhibition at the National Gallery Singapore explores the issues of post-colonialism and decolonisation.

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
May 2016

New Cycling Lanes are Changing the Penang Experience

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

PENANG PALETTE
Dec 2015

Calmness caught in epic colours

Syed Thajudeen – artist, philosopher, poet and magician – returns with a grand flourish.

FEATURE
Nov 2015

A city of cafes

With cafes mushrooming in George Town, we take a look at three unique joints.

REVIEW
Oct 2015

Stories from some young Malay minds

New book Young and Malay captures the experiences of nine different types of modern Malay identities.

PENANG PROFILE
Sep 2015

A designer wise to the streets of Pulau Tikus

From his humble beginnings, Richard Rivalee describes how he became a bonafide fashion designer.

COVER STORY
Jun 2015

Butterworth beckons A bright future awaits East Penang

Stepchild no more: Butterworth wants to climb out of George Town's shadow. We find out how it could do just that.

COVER STORY
May 2015

Crisis ahead for private higher education – and solutions

With unemployable graduates and a financial status that runs in the red, can private schools survive in Malaysia?

FEATURE
Jan 2015

Making Malaysia’s literary capital work

What's it like organising literary festivals? Fresh off George Town Literary Festival, we ask its curator Umapagan Ampikaipakan.

FEATURE
Mar 2014

Penang’s punk rock haven

Punk rockers gravitate to Soundmaker Studio in George Town for a healthy dose of underground music.

COVER STORY
Aug 2013

Catching the East Asian wind

The inaugural Penang Economic Conference takes a look at the region’s global economical potential and challenges that come with progress.

COVER STORY
May 2013

Watershed elections for Malaysia

Malaysia’s Reformasi movement has been brewing for a long time now and has led to the highly competitive GE13.

FEATURE
Mar 2013

Teeming, Tranquil Hanoi

Hanoi, where ancient and modern history live side by side.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Jan 2013

Remembering an early step towards Unesco listing

Goh Ban Lee reflects on an important event in 1986 that helped drive George Town's Unesco listing.

FEATURE
Aug 2012

PDC's new plan to attract MNCs – build and lease

The PDC embarks on a new business plan that could reap big rewards for the state.

FEATURE
Aug 2012

A post-industrial future for Penang?

Penang needs to revitalise its manufacturing industry in order for innovation to thrive.

FEATURE
Jun 2012

Secondary cities are an untapped resource

How secondary cities can contribute to a nation's economy and change how we view development.

BOOK REVIEW
May 2012

Master photographers: the Professor & the Doctor

Cecil Rajendra reviews two books of photography by Ooi Cheng Ghee and Ismail Hashim. How do they stack up?

FEATURE
Mar 2012

Microcredit, macro-goals

Running the state government's microcredit scheme has been no easy task.

PENANG PALETTE
Mar 2012

Penang – a home for Malay artists

Penang has been home to some of the most compelling Malay artists in the country.

FEATURE
Jan 2012

Penang's maritime potential

Why hasn’t Penang been able to transform itself into a maritime hub?

STATES OF REFORM
Sep 2011

Making housing affordable in urban states

Some states are resisting the move to privatise solid waste management, and with good reason.

PENANG PALETTE
Aug 2011

UTARA –Still zealous after all these years

After a hiatus of over 20 years, the art group makes a serious comeback.

FEATURE
Jul 2011

The past is the present

Novelist Gabija Grusaite takes us on a tour of Armenian Street, peeling away its layers and uncovering its gems.

FEATURE
Jun 2011

George Town Festival 2011 schedule

The George Town Festival is back, and it’s bigger than ever.

COVER STORY
Nov 2010

Returning power to the people

We take a look at how the relationship between state and federal governments can be enhanced for the good of all Malaysians.

The federal-state symbiosis
Sep 2010

Stronger states, greater progress

It is time to rethink the nation’s developmental model.