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ODDLY ENOUGH
Dec 2017

Food and Politics

What has food got to do with politics?

ODDLY ENOUGH
Nov 2017

Najib’s Kangkung Symbolism and Durian Reality

Who is really benefitting from BN’s economic model?

COVER STORY
Nov 2017

Penang in the Age of Social Media

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

FEATURE
Nov 2017

Making Maths Accessible – and Fun

Penang has a new equal-opportunity platform for mathematics.

STATISTICS
Oct 2017

Social Growth Factors in Numbers

Progress shown from socio-economic facets.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

The Waterman of Penang

Kam U-Tee toiled to bring water to all at an affordable price.

BOOKS UNBOUND
Aug 2017

Conversations and Explorations: Leela Devi Panikar - Spinning Short Stories

Brevity, fleetness and attention to the smallest detail – all necessary for the short story form.

FEATURE
Aug 2017

Time to Respect the Original Peoples

Too often are they neglected – and exploited for their lands.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Jul 2017

Longing for A Penang Home

The state government takes active measures to house as many as possible who wish to live in Penang.

COVER STORY
Jul 2017

AFLOAT AND AGILE: Its Broad Base Bodes Well for Penang’s Economy

While global developments present a challenge, local innovations keep the state in the black.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Jul 2017

Automation is the Future

Paving the way for the next developmental stage.

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
May 2017

The MICE Industry Matures

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

FEATURE
May 2017

Hin Bus Depot – Derelict No More

From ruins to creative hub, the art cluster finds its footing.

FEATURE
May 2017

One More Nyonya Kuih for the Road?

These teatime snacks find their way back into the hearts – and tummies – of locals.

COVER STORY
Apr 2017

Talking about Ageing: The Greying Elephant in the Room

Affordable and good healthcare; shelter and comfort: it’s time to address the realities of growing old in Malaysia.

FEATURE
Apr 2017

Suicides are a social ill

Our society is ill-equipped to understand and react to mental health disorders – sometimes at a great cost.

FEATURE
Apr 2017

Cows and the City

Meet Penang's urban bovines and their handlers.

FEATURE
Mar 2017

Making Penang Their Home – By Cheering Up Others

It began as a support network for women living away from home.

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.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Feb 2017

The Dawn of Higher Education in Malaysia

It was no easy matter pushing for tertiary-level education in colonial Malaya.

PROFILE
Feb 2017

Making Waves with Molluscs

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

FEATURE
Feb 2017

A Mortar Board Does Not Guarantee Employability

It can take a long time for higher education to pay off.

FEATURE
Feb 2017

Back To Beca

It's time to make Penang's iconic trishaws thrive again.

COVER STORY
Jan 2017

Will 2017 Crow or Croak?

Global developments expose Malaysia and Penang's economies to uncertainties.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Jan 2017

Budget Cuts Wounding Public Health

Medical care services and public health allocations suffered budget reductions – and we should be worried.

STATISTICS
Jan 2017

Penang's Economic Performance

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

FEATURE
Dec 2016

Kampung Melayu – Preserving Tradition amid Change

The historic village straddles the modern and the archaic.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Dec 2016

A Budget with Dubious Benefits

Looking past the handouts, we see a bleak reality.

COVER STORY
Nov 2016

Halal: An Industry with a Bright Future

With an international market worth trillions of dollars, Penang is actively tapping into the highly lucrative halal business. But as with any thriving industry, it is not without its own unique set of challenges.

FEATURE
Nov 2016

Trishaws – Another Sunset Industry

One repairs trishaws, the other pedals them. Both share uncertain futures in an industry on the wane.

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.

FEATURE
Oct 2016

The Ten Best Quotes from Intrepid Women Travellers

Inspiring words from women who journey the world.

COVER STORY
Oct 2016

A Revolution in Science Education is Upon Us

While our schools may be found lacking when it comes to science and tech education, several impassioned groups in Penang are working hard to create a vibrant landscape with STEM programmes and cool equipment open to kids from all walks of life.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Oct 2016

Where Does Our EPF Money Go?

We explore Malaysia’s pension fund, which collects a staggering RM5bil per month.

FEATURE
Sep 2016

Rich Music Resonates From Mount Santubong

There is no place more apt for the sounds of ethereal music than Kuching's Rainforest World Music Festival.

FEATURE
Aug 2016

Three Who Found the Call of Music Irresistible

Turning one’s passion into a career is a bold step few of us dare take.

COVER STORY
Jul 2016

Where the Sea Meets the City is Where the World Meets Penang

Intrinsically linked to the water, George Town's waterfront is where it all began – and it still continues to amaze.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Jul 2016

No Smooth Sailing for the Second Half of 2016

Forecast for the Malaysian and Penang economy for the second half of the year.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Jul 2016

Wanted: Employees!

As labour demand increases, labour supply struggles to catch up.

PENANG PALETTE
Jul 2016

History and Heritage Carved with Heart

More than a traditional wood carver, Yeap Siew Kay is a master craftsman – and part of Penang's living heritage.

PROFILE
Jun 2016

Mahathir: “People must be able to hold their heads up.”

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad talks about what motivates him in an exclusive interview.

FEATURE
Jun 2016

The Remarkable Resurgence of Penang’s Hindu Endowment Board

The once-ailing Hindu Endowment Board has seen a phenomenal turnaround – thanks to the efforts of a dedicated few.

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.

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
May 2016

Lessons on Democracy from the Middle East

Amid the strife post-Arab Spring is a sense of optimism, where ideals are kept alive.