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FEATURE
Dec 2017

Taste, in Words

They write the stories that make the whole world hungry.

PENANG PALETTE
Dec 2017

A Nourishing Canvas

Food is a natural fixation for many artists.

PENANG PALETTE
Oct 2017

Barking Up the Right Tree

Eucalyptus bark is Datuk Sharifah Fatimah Syed Zubir's metier.

PHOTO ESSAY
Oct 2017

Waterfalls in our Backyard

Penang's mesmerising waterfalls in photos.

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

Borneoans in Penang

The state is second home to a vibrant and active Borneoan community.

FEATURE
Jul 2017

Voicing George Town’s Many Mores

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

COVER STORY
May 2017

Penang Hokkien On Life Support

With the dialect in danger of disappearing, passionate parties step up and take charge.

COVER STORY
Mar 2017

Tanjung Bungah – More Popular Than Ever

With sun, sea and sand in close proximity and verdant hills as the backdrop, Tanjung Bungah is the ideal suburb.

EVENTS
Mar 2017

Events

Events March 2017

BOOKS UNBOUND
Mar 2017

Doors of Perception and Translation

Langkawi-based writer, translator and publisher Jérôme Bouchaud reveals his literary journey.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Mar 2017

More Than an Air Force Station

With amenities that range from a hospital to a radio station, the Royal Australian Air Force has certainly left its mark in Penang.

FEATURE
Oct 2016

Men Who Ran PFS and Inspired Generations

Penang Free School turns 200 this month. We celebrate its three visionaries who made the grade.

FEATURE
Oct 2016

Feeling at Home in Public

A recent social experiment intends to democratise public spaces in Penang.

FEATURE
Oct 2016

Pedalling to a Paradise

Emerald pools and a serene landscape await in Bukit Mertajam.

FEATURE
Jul 2016

Memories of a Reserve Currency Collapse

Will what happened in Penang in 1967 happen on a global scale soon?

FEATURE
Jun 2016

A New Lease of Life for Rumah Kampung

Traditional Malay houses are lovingly maintained south-west of the island.

FEATURE
May 2016

HDB Republic: Housing, Homeownership and Heritage in Singapore

In the face of a rapidly changing urban environment, Singapore’s Housing and Development Board gets things right.

FEATURE
May 2016

Hot Cafes at Raja Uda

Coffee culture thrives in Butterworth.

FEATURE
Mar 2016

Keeping the Spirit of Bruno Manser Alive

The struggle to protect the Penans continues.

PROFILE
Feb 2016

A Dreamy Tribute in 35mm

British photographer Sam Carter pays homage to Penang through retro lenses.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

To the summit, anyone?

For many, the way up to Penang Hill is via the funicular train.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

Days and nights at Claremont

The recollections of Christine Khor during her blithe week on Penang Hill.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

The high life: Growing up on the peak

What's it like to have spent a great part of one's life on Penang Hill? Meet two people who have done exactly that.

FOOTPRINTS
Nov 2015

No fetish for heritage here, and yet…

In Ba Kelalan, there isn’t much visible heritage left, but it still gives a glimpse into the old way of life where faith and beliefs hold the community together.

REVIEW
Oct 2015

Stories from some young Malay minds

New book Young and Malay captures the experiences of nine different types of modern Malay identities.

FEATURE
Sep 2015

Election fever! Memories of a by-election gone by

The Permatang Pauh by-election campaign earlier this year was, in true Malaysian style, carnivalesque.

FEATURE
Sep 2015

A heritage trail of nostalgia (and food)

Yeoh Siew Hoon joins the Pulau Tikus Heritage Trail and takes a walk down memory lane.

FEATURE
Jul 2015

A record of Penang’s love of popular music

From P. Ramlee to pop-yeh-yeh, there's a book that captures the heydays of Penang's music scene.

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2015

Seeing art in passing time and peopled space

The community at the People's Court on Lebuh Cintra, George Town, turns into an art-cheological project.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Apr 2015

Remembering Krishen Jit

Writer, history academic, and theatre director and critic Kee Thuan Chye reminisces about the legendary Krishen Jit on the 10th anniversary of the intellectual's death.

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2015

Choong Kam Kow – A this-worldly visionary

With 258 selected works and some 57 years of toil, artist Choong Kam Kow is finally getting his hugely deserved moment.

FEATURE
Jan 2015

The bookman who embraced Penang

Marco Ferrarese interviews the passionate figure behind independent bookshop Gerakbudaya, Gareth Richards.

PERSPECTIVES
Jan 2015

The more individual stories we acknowledge, the more authentic our national history

There is a disease in Malaysia called "Politicititis", where memory loss is the main symptom; what we remember or forget are dictated by the politically powerful. The cure? Freedom of speech.

FOOTPRINTS
Nov 2014

A festival that is small, and therefore big

The Pangkor Island Festival, in its second year, is about the community and its heritage.

FEATURE
May 2014

Canvassing nebulous memories

Penang-born British artist Kate Hunt draws from her subconscious to create melancholic works of abstract art.

TRAVEL
Apr 2014

Unveiling Iran thumb by thumb

Marco Ferrarese goes under the radar in Iran.

FEATURE
Feb 2014

Between light and darkness

We chat with Apichatpong Weerasethakul, acclaimed director, Palme d'Or winner and Tropfest South East Asia's ambassador.

FEATURE
Jan 2014

Letting Penang nurture creativity

Setting up creative spaces for the public is Goh Choon Ean's goal.