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COVER STORY
Oct 2017

Pondering Malaysia’s Socio-economic Pessimism

The country has grown, both economically and demographically. At the same time, modern societal issues need addressing.

REVIEW
Jan 2017

The Enemy that is Ourselves

A review of Zairil Khir Johari's book – a compilation of his thought-provoking essays.

PROFILE
Nov 2016

With Enough Optimism, Success Will Come

Datuk Abdul Malik Abul Kassim has had his share of ups and downs in life, but sheer tenacity continues to pull him through.

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.

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.

FEATURE
Sep 2015

Penang people are more diverse than you think…

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

FEATURE
Dec 2014

National Instruments – Helping Penang climb the expertise ladder

It might be hard times for many companies, but US company National Instruments looks to be having a growth spurt.

COVER STORY
Dec 2014

A history of local elections in Penang Part II: A legacy to protect

Turmoil in the 1960s spelled the end of local government elections in Penang, and throughout a fledgling Malaysia. Find out more about what transpired in the second part of our two-parter on local elections.

FEATURE
May 2014

Migrate for what???

The grass is always greener on the other side. Or is it really?

COVER STORY
Jul 2012

Towards clean governance in asean

Penang Institute hosts the inaugural Conference of the Asean Coalition for Clean Governance.

PENANG PALETTE
May 2012

George Town's "Mr Festival"

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

COVER STORY
Jan 2012

Think city catalyst for revitalising george town

In 2009, a small team set about transforming and rejuvenating the city.

PENANG PALETTE
Oct 2011

Eric Quah: A beautiful life

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

FEATURE
Mar 2011

Lighting the way

Leader Universal took a gamble when it expanded into Cambodia in 1994. Today, that gamble is paying off .

COVER STORY
Feb 2011

Life on the List

Two and a half years after its entry into the World Heritage List, PEM takes a look at how much George Town has changed, and what more needs doing.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Nov 2010

Days of wine and Adelaide

Kee Thuan Chye reminisces about wine, women and Donald Dunstan and Adelaide Week.

COVER STORY
Apr 2010

Taking tourism to the next level

Several of Penang’s key tourism players tell Penang Economic Monthly why they’re so optimistic about the future.

COVER STORY
Dec 2009

Penang Finance:Strong Roots, Stunted Growth

Last year’s general election results led to initial optimism that the traditional federal bullying of dissident states would no longer work. However, an analysis of Penang’s financial records reveals that the optimism is misplaced.

INVESTMENT
Dec 2009

Penang’s way forward

The global crisis has definitely arrived, bringing with it opportunities as well.