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COVER STORY
Feb 2018

Speedy Growth for Cruise Tourism

Along with it is the increase in the need for integrated planning.

FEATURE
Dec 2017

The Legacy of Taste

After several generations, they have perfected age-old family recipes.

FEATURE
Dec 2017

Taste, in Words

They write the stories that make the whole world hungry.

FEATURE
Dec 2017

Bringing World Cuisine to Penang

The taste of the world is at our doorsteps.

FEATURE
Dec 2017

A Whiter Shade of Apricot

Fourth generation vendors continue the sweet legacy of their forebears.

CARPE DIEM
Nov 2017

A Brave New World for the Talented is at Hand

We are living in the age of ideas, and the age of possibilities.

COVER STORY
Nov 2017

Penang in the Age of Social Media

Do you Facebook? Find out how Penang folks use social media.

FEATURE
Nov 2017

George Town Festival at a Crossroads

Now in its eighth year, Penang's festival of the arts has come a long way.

picking on the past
Oct 2017

The Art of Dismantling Cultural Pluralism

The soul of Malaysia has been under attack for decades.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Between Fact and Fiction

Mei Fong and Zen Cho make reverberating impacts in their respective genres.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

The Waterman of Penang

Kam U-Tee toiled to bring water to all at an affordable price.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Being There for Needy Families

Their primary mission is to care for community health.

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.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Oct 2017

Imagine Malaysia Anew!

Malaysians should dare to campaign for change.

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.

FEATURE
Sep 2017

Of Heroes Unsung, and Mortals Undead

This year's George Town Literary Festival is yet another feast for the soul.

FEATURE
Sep 2017

George Town’s Diversity Safeguards its Religious Harmony

The gentle equilibrium among George Town's many races is its strength.

PROFILE
Sep 2017

A Great New Way to Blast Machines Clean

Banker-turned-entrepreneur Shivonne Lew shares her story.

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.

BOOK REVIEW
Aug 2017

An Ultimate Reference Guide to Penang Hill

A bookish journey through the quaint and colourful history of the Hill.

FEATURE
Aug 2017

Time to Respect the Original Peoples

Too often are they neglected – and exploited for their lands.

COVER STORY
Aug 2017

The Story of Malaysia through its Constitution

The Constitution today is no longer what it was. To fix Malaysia, we need to fix its laws.

HEALTH
Jul 2017

As Able to Work as Anyone Else

Thalassaemia patients are not any less capable than anyone else. 

BOOK REVIEW
Jul 2017

A Convincing Case for Farquhar

Nadia Wright’s book continues the historical battle between the Farquhar and Raffles camps.

PENANG PALETTE
Jul 2017

Tribute to a Visionary Virtuoso

John Lee Joo-for was one of the greatest acts in post-Independence Malaysian art.

PROFILE
Jul 2017

Letting Theatre Make Sense of the World

The American actor/director who found his niche in Penang. 

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Jul 2017

Low Unemployment in Penang for Now

The recruitment market is expected to grow moderately in the second half of 2017.

COVER STORY
Jun 2017

Tourism is Greener on the other side

Ecotourism brings travellers and ringgit to Seberang Perai.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2017

Why Penang YWCA is Such a Landmark

The organisation has been empowering women for over a century.

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Scholarships for All Classes

Heads up, kids – applications for the Penang Future Foundation are open.

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.

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Jazz – An Act of Liberation

Music is freedom, and none more so than jazz.

COVER STORY
May 2017

Penang Hokkien On Life Support

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

FEATURE
May 2017

Hin Bus Depot – Derelict No More

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

FEATURE
May 2017

One More Nyonya Kuih for the Road?

These teatime snacks find their way back into the hearts – and tummies – of locals.

PROFILE
May 2017

A Man with a Mission

It takes courage to make decisions, as businessman and cancer survivor SK Sundaram discovers.

PROFILE
Apr 2017

Navi Pillay: People Need to be Treated Equally

The inspirational story of the South African former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.