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FEATURE
Dec 2017

The Legacy of Taste

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

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Empowering Penang’s MICE industry

With an estimated RM808mil economic impact, business events in Penang are big business.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Penang in a Glove

It is the story of Penang, told using glove puppets.

FEATURE
Jul 2017

Who’s Afraid of Bad Wolves?

A community development platform seeks to draw out the artist in Penangites.

FEATURE
May 2017

The MICE Industry Matures

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

ODDLY ENOUGH
May 2017

Understand That Your Wisdom May be Worthless…

We need to safeguard ourselves against the onslaught of “alternative facts”.

FEATURE
Mar 2017

Gen Y Homeownership 101

When it comes to the property market, the Sandwich Generation faces a dilemma.

FEATURE
Feb 2017

Aiming for Homes for All

Penang's property landscape is both diverse and dynamic.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Dec 2016

A Budget with Dubious Benefits

Looking past the handouts, we see a bleak reality.

FEATURE
Nov 2016

Green Homes at the Edge of George Town

State-of-the-art architecture and a commitment to green living give the upcoming Sandilands project much appeal.

CARPE DIEM
Nov 2016

Stop BN’s Electoral Robbery with Bersih 5

The Election Commission's re-delineation exercise is nothing short of creative abuse.

FEATURE
Oct 2016

Better, Cheaper, Faster – Really?

A look into ridership and population projection shows the Better, Cheaper Faster alternative transport model might be fundamentally flawed.

COVER STORY
Sep 2016

The Mainland Awakens

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

FEATURE
Aug 2016

The Common Ice Cream Goes Upmarket

Penang’s frozen desserts are no longer taken for granted.

FEATURE
Jul 2016

A Pulsating Play that is a Stroll of Rediscovery

Pearl of the Eastern & Oriental promises audiences an enchanting story.

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.

FEATURE
May 2016

Komtar’s Hidden Gems

Penang's iconic landmark reveals some interesting secrets.

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.

PENANG ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Jan 2016

The knowledge economy is Penang’s future

The target is to transform Penang into a high-skilled and technology-driven knowledge-based economy.

PHOTO ESSAY
Dec 2015

Postcards from the Hill

Dog-eared, faded, but nonetheless nostalgic and beautiful, photography aficionado Ganesh Kolandaveloo shares his collection of postcards from Penang Hill.

FEATURE
Nov 2015

Making words perform art

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

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.

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.

FEATURE
Jun 2015

An air ferry for Penang

The Chief Minister explains how the proposed Sky Cab will unite the island and the mainland.

FEATURE
Jun 2015

Building Batu Kawan Brick by Brick

P E Land aims to create the retail future of Batu Kawan – from scratch.

FEATURE
Jun 2015

Bukit Mertajam offers some rare authenticity

Marco Ferrarese takes a walk down Bukit Mertajam and finds plenty of things to enjoy.

FEATURE
Feb 2015

Foreign students learning the hard way

Is the convoluted process, along with unequal policies, hindering the growth of our higher education institutes?

STATISTICS
Feb 2015

Demographics of a diverse Malaysia

To accompany our cover story, here are some figures on Malaysia’s demographic makeup.

FEATURE
Feb 2015

Making movies of the people, by the people and for the people

Kickstarting 2015 is a new experimental project by cinematographer and Tropfest South East Asia judge Christopher Doyle and upcoming director Jenny Suen.

PENANG ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Jan 2015

Will the falling oil price mean austerity for Malaysia?

We examine the price of overly relying on oil revenue, and its worrying consequences.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Aug 2014

Penang’s forgotten protest: The 1967 Hartal

For almost two months in 1967, Penang was in a state of near-anarchy. What happened, and how did things get to that point?

FEATURE
Jul 2014

No Country A contemporary art exhibition without borders

The Guggenheim goes to Singapore! We speak to curator June Yap and the director of The Guggenheim Museum, Richard Armstrong.

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
Jun 2014

Juniors with big dreams

Get ready for local teenage dance ensemble Dream Juniors as their infectious moves will get you on your feet in no time.

FEATURE
May 2014

Ballet illuminated!

We chat with Singapore Dance Theatre's senior artist Chihiro Uchida about ballet and dancing.

FEATURE
Apr 2014

Let’s be fair to women – especially homemakers

Why should homemakers continue to be the subjects of invisible discrimination in our society?

ASEAN INSIGHTS
Apr 2014

Around the region

We take a look at what's going on in South-East Asia.

FEATURE
Mar 2014

A worthy dozen at the esplanade

Here's a recap of Tropfest South East Asia.

FEATURE
Dec 2013

Ecstatic about short + sweet

The world's biggest 10-minute theatre festival makes playwrights out of Penangites.

FEATURE
Dec 2013

Tropfest comes to Penang

Penang gears up to host, for the first time in this part of the world, Tropfest South East Asia. 

FEATURE
Nov 2013

Straits Green – towards more quality public space for Penang

The "playground by the sea" offers Penangites an accessible public space for the community to bond, play and relax.

FEATURE
Nov 2013

Virtual Classrooms are virtually here

Today's classrooms are very different from the past, as technology takes over.

IN MEMORIAM
Aug 2013

Ismail Hashim(1940-2013) Master Photographer

We take a look at what's going on in South-East Asia.