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FEATURE
Sep 2017

From Persia to Penang: Boria Bops On

We explore Penang's cultural export, the vibrant boria.

FEATURE
Sep 2017

Why Do Films Fail in Depicting Malaysian Life?

Restrictions, red tape, production costs – Malaysia's mainstream films are gelded.

FEATURE
Jul 2017

Who’s Afraid of Bad Wolves?

A community development platform seeks to draw out the artist in Penangites.

FEATURE
Feb 2016

Filming the Intangible

The Kaki Lima Short Film Competition seeks to capture Penang's rich intangible heritage.

COVER STORY
Dec 2015

One Heck of a Hill

Much loved by all who have been up it, Penang Hill faces some careful but exciting upgrading.

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?

FEATURE
Apr 2015

Does Malaysia’s animation industry have a future?

Ch'ng Chin Chin explores Malaysia's animation industry by talking to the experts.

FEATURE
Jan 2015

The bookman who embraced Penang

From urban crime to science fiction, local independent publisher Fixi is bringing sexy back in books.

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.

FEATURE
Oct 2014

Highlights of George Town Festival 2014

We take a look at what worked (and what didn't) at George Town Festival 2014.

FEATURE
Apr 2014

Price Among Slaves: An 18th-century slave story still relevant for Malaysia

Who was Abdul Rahman Ibrahim Sori, and how can we learn from his story?

FEATURE
Mar 2014

A worthy dozen at the esplanade

Here's a recap of Tropfest South East Asia.

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
Dec 2013

VIDDSEE, make south-east Asia films available

An online trove of South-East Asian short films.

FEATURE
Dec 2013

Tropfest comes to Penang

Penang gears up to host, for the first time in this part of the world, Tropfest South East Asia. 

FEATURE
Sep 2013

A chat with a Master

Cinematographer Christopher Doyle on colour, making movies and working with Wong Kar Wai.

FEATURE
Nov 2012

Film review: The Rights Of The Dead

A steady look at the tragedy of Teoh Beng Hock.

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.

FEATURE
Mar 2012

Cosmopolitanising Bahasa Malaysia

Any language needs to be inclusive and open to change, or risk being rejected.

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.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Jul 2010

A personal Penang treasure that can be revived

Sungai Bakap has lost much of its glory, and awaits its turn to be resurrected.

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2010

Promise of things to come

Who are Penang's emerging art stars?

VIDEO GA-GA
Dec 2009

We are all little Indian boys

Filmmaker Amir Muhammad enjoys one of Yasmin Ahmad’s short films.