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FEATURE
Jun 2017

Protected and Precious

Spotlight on Penang's green sanctuaries.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2017

The Botanic Gardens: A Tale of Gloom and Bloom

At over a century old, Penang's Botanic Gardens have an illustrious past.

PEAKS AND PARKS
Apr 2017

A Guided Hike that is Hard to Repeat

If you have an appetite for adventure, Bukit Relau is the hike for you.

PEAKS AND PARKS
Jun 2016

A Haunt in the Hills

A trail of adventure – and of the creepy sort!

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.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Mar 2016

A Water Supply System to Boast About

A legacy of the British, Penang's water infrastructure is part of the city's colonial inheritance.

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.

PROFILE
Mar 2016

The Evolving Life of a Librarian

Libraries have changed, and so have the duties of a librarian.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

Doing heritage diplomacy in Europe

From Oxford to Chantilly, Penang is being positioned as an economic model and an intelligent city.

PEAKS AND PARKS
Dec 2015

A hike to the top via Moongate

A simple climb through the jungle makes the Hill so much more enjoyable.

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

Penang people are more diverse than you think…

We explore three of the unique communities nestled in Pulau Tikus.

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
Sep 2015

A balanced society? The planning must start now

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

FEATURE
Aug 2015

Making music tell stories

Behind every song, there is a tale – as we found out during this year's Penang World Music Festival.

PEAKS AND PARKS
Jul 2015

A trail of beauty and history

Our resident hiker takes us on a dramatic – and curious – trek through the Lily Pond Circular Walk.

PENANG PALETTE
Mar 2015

Malaysian artists join one of Singapore’s many shows

The dazzling Art Stage Singapore wrapped up in January, with Malaysia featuring a strong – and slightly controversial – presence during the festival.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Feb 2015

No automatic new start for Penang as a city

Penang is on its way to becoming a city– again. However, this does not mean that improvements will happen overnight.

PENANG PALETTE
Nov 2014

An explosion of art shows

With the whole country engulfed in celebrations of art festivals and related art affairs, Malaysia seems to be having an art-tastic year.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Sep 2014

When Penang became a Spice Island

Nutmegs and cloves were once worth more than their weight in gold, and so Penang got on the bandwagon.

REVIEW
Mar 2014

A magnificently rich to me on early Penang

Ooi Kee Beng reviews Volume One of Penang – The Fourth Presidency of India 1805-1830 by Mark Langdon.

PROFILE
Feb 2014

Up close with Lat

Malaysia's icon talks about kampung living and the importance of intermingling.

FEATURE
Dec 2013

Penang's secret hash society

Hashers take running to a whole different level of fun.

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
Jun 2013

Bountiful beats of AkashA

AkashA, a band that produces global music that makes you feel at home.

FEATURE
May 2013

A little island that danced

Musicians from three continents came to Penang to jam together for the Penang World Music Festival.

JUST A MINUTE
Aug 2012

Kumbabhishekam

Thousands flooded to Penang for the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Kovil Temple's consecration ceremony.