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FEATURE
Aug 2017

More Amazing and Amusing Museums

Private museums offer an extra dimension to experiencing Penang’s history and heritage.

FEATURE
Jul 2017

Voicing George Town’s Many Mores

George Town World Heritage Day is held to understand – and celebrate – local culture.

FEATURE
May 2017

One More Nyonya Kuih for the Road?

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

FEATURE
Jan 2017

Penang Malays: Icons of Reform and Tolerance

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

FEATURE
Jan 2017

Chronicling Nyonya Cuisine

Delicious delicacies are recorded for posterity.

FEATURE
Nov 2016

The Word and the World(Part One)

Literary translators connect cultures from different parts of the globe, and Penang's role in the history of the art is by no means insignificant

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.

FEATURE
Nov 2015

A city of cafes

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

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
Feb 2014

A festival for all the senses

The In-Between Art Festival delivers sumptuous ethnic food along with exhilarating entertainment.

FEATURE
Nov 2013

Bukit Brown activism- A race to save history

Singapore's Land Transport Authority is about to reclaim 173 acres of history in the name of development, but not without resistance from the locals.

FEATURE
Sep 2013

Bridging the arts between Malaysia and Singapore

Singapore's CausewayEXchange comes to the George Town Festival.

FEATURE
Jul 2013

Rose Chan's story finally told

The biography of a controversial personality is finally written.

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.

BOOK REVIEW
Mar 2013

At home with the Peranakan Chinese

A review of The Peranakan Chinese Home: Art and Culture in Daily Life by Ronald G. Knapp.

FEATURE
Sep 2012

The mixed impact of the heritage listing

It's been four years since George Town's Unesco listing. How has it affected the local economy and community?

PENANG PALETTE
May 2012

George Town's "Mr Festival"

George Town Festivel director Joe Siek has speaks on how far now-iconic festival has come.

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2012

Of women artists and their art

Women artists of Malaysia have clearly made an impact in the arts industry over the years.

PENANG PALETTE
Nov 2011

Promise of a Renaissance

New art spaces are popping up in Penang, but can the state take advantage of this energy?

PENANG PALETTE
Oct 2011

Eric Quah: A beautiful life

We profile the life and works of master painter Eric Quah.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Aug 2011

Malay journalism before the war

A glimpse at how things were in the old days.

FEATURE
Jul 2011

George Town Festival 2011 Highlights

The George Town Festival is back in a big way.

FEATURE
Jun 2011

George Town Festival 2011 schedule

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

PHOTO ESSAY
Jan 2011

Reinvention in progress

Once a thriving village, the clan jetties are caught in a struggle to reinvent themselves.

FEATURE
Dec 2010

Saving Tanjung Tokong

It is the last remaining urban village in the Northeast District. The boom in the properties market now threatens its existence.

HISTORY TODAY
Oct 2010

Penang’s vanished spot on the pilgrim route

Until the 1970s, Penang had been the hub for haj pilgrimage in the region.

FEATURE
Oct 2010

Emilies of Emerald Hill

Director Saw Teong Hin puts a new spin on an old classic.

FEATURE
Jul 2010

By George Town! A festival to inherit

The George Town Festival 2010 is just around the corner! We talk to festival director Joe Sidek and highlight some big performances.

FEATURE
Jul 2010

Baba Nyonya culture in Penang and Phuket

We explore the cultural similarities and rapport between Penang and Phuket.

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2010

A focus on female artists

We take a look at some female artists with strong connections to Penang, and how art can bring comfort and fulfilment.

FEATURE
Feb 2010

From 'Malay Town' to Acheen Street (Lebuh Acheh)

The legacy of Tengku Syed Hussain lives on today.

FEATURE
Jan 2010

Keeping Peneng delightfully impure

Lucy Friedland encounters a glorious culture mishmash on her first visit to Penang. But why don't others -locals and tourists alike - see that?