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FEATURE
Oct 2017

Developing Sustainability is the Goal

If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes the entire world to nurture a sustainable planet.

FEATURE
May 2017

Hin Bus Depot – Derelict No More

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

ODDLY ENOUGH
Mar 2017

Tackling the Immigrant Issue Seriously

Ten critical approaches to the Malaysian immigration question.

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.

FEATURE
Sep 2016

A Properly Financed Transport Plan for the Long Haul

Striking a balance is the rationale of the Penang Transport  Master Plan.

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.

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

Komtar’s Hidden Gems

Penang's iconic landmark reveals some interesting secrets.

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.

CARPE DIEM
Mar 2016

Time To Be Human

There should be no compromise when it comes to defending humanity.

FEATURE
Mar 2016

A Hospital that Puts Fun into Patient Care

At the National Taiwan University Hospital, smiles come first.

COVER STORY
Nov 2015

The ringgit and sen of festivals

They draw crowds and provide a platform for local talents, but just how economically beneficial are festivals?

COVER STORY
Oct 2015

Is Penang’s tourism on the right track?

Striking the right balance is key to success for George Town’s tourism.

FEATURE
Sep 2015

A balanced society? The planning must start now

It's time to talk about the future of planning in Penang.

FEATURE
Jun 2015

Building Batu Kawan Brick by Brick

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

RESTAURANT REVIEW
Feb 2015

Rasa Sayang’s cool lounge

If you're looking for some fun, interaction and play, there's a new joint in town where you can get all that – and more.

FEATURE
Nov 2014

Decentralisation offers solutions – and snags

A highly centralised government has certain drawbacks, but can decentralising the management of public goods result in a better Malaysia?

TRAVEL
Oct 2014

Garbage City of Cairo

Just outside the hustle and bustle of Cairo lies an entirely different world, and a community that makes a living out of
trash.

FEATURE
Oct 2014

URGENTLY NEEDED: Reform of Malaysia’s regime police

The practices and culture of the Royal Malaysian Police often reveal the trademarks of a regime police – a police that answers to the government in power.

JUST A MINUTE
May 2014

George Town goes dark for Earth Hour 2014

Penang celebrates Earth Hour 2014 by switching off the lights and going for a walk in the dark.

FEATURE
Apr 2014

Making the young Think Green

Environmental consciousness needs to be nurtured in our young.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Feb 2014

Resurrecting Sungai Pinang

We need to improve our mentality for the sake of our rivers and seas.

FEATURE
Jan 2014

Earning the business in the airline business

In the wake of Malaysia Airlines's massive third quarter losses, senior vice president for global sales and distribution Duncan Bureau has his work cut out for him.

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

Staying Prepared For natural disasters

What is the National Security Council, and what is its role in disaster management in the country?

FEATURE
Aug 2013

A reading room goes fourth to multiply

Promoting literacy by providing a place for people to relax and read.

FEATURE
Jun 2013

The promise George Town's back lanes hold

The George Town Back Lanes Project hopes to turn Penang into a pedestrian-friendly city.

STATES OF REFORM
Jan 2013

State budgets 2013: the last for now

A report card on the Selangor and Penang Pakatan state governments’ final budgets of their first five-year term in power.

REVIEW
Dec 2012

Short and Sweet comes to Penang

A festival celebrating freedom of expression through acting and dance.

COVER STORY
Dec 2012

Jefferey Sachs: Growth & Equality are compatible

World renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs talks to us about development and the income gap.

COVER STORY
May 2012

Social Resistance in a semi-democracy

Recent protests illustrate a widespread demand for meaningful participation in Malaysia's policy making process. Will the government listen?

UTTER ECONOMICS
Mar 2012

More and more malls in Penang

Is there an oversupply of shopping malls in the state?

FEATURE
Jan 2012

Building on the past

As SERI transforms into the Penang Institute, we take a look at the think tank's past.

PENANG PALETTE
Jan 2012

PENANGPAC-The latester venture by Faritah and Joe

The theatre scene comes back to life with the opening of the Performing Arts Centre of Penang.

FEATURE
Nov 2011

Yachting awaits development in Penang

Can Penang become a regional yachting hub? Herbert Poenisch and Oh Kean Shen take a look at Penang’s existing marinas and find that much more needs to be done.

FEATURE
Nov 2011

Road to Nowhere

Are we returning to a future of chaotic traffic that we thought we would leave behind?”

FEATURE
Oct 2011

Now let’s see how clean we can get

The MPPP's Penang Island Cleanliness Master Plan has just been completed.

PENANG NEWS
Aug 2011

Penang news

Highlights of what’s been happening the past month.