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FEATURE
Jul 2017

Voicing George Town’s Many Mores

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

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Jul 2017

Longing for A Penang Home

The state government takes active measures to house as many as possible who wish to live in Penang.

PEAKS AND PARKS
Jun 2017

A Mini Beach Adventure in George Town

Hiking along Northam Beach is a worthwhile challenge.

FEATURE
May 2017

Planting Our Green Future

Saving the earth, one community at a time.

FEATURE
Apr 2017

Cows and the City

Meet Penang's urban bovines and their handlers.

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.

PHOTO ESSAY
Mar 2017

The Cape of Flowers

A pictorial ode to Tanjung Bungah.

FEATURE
Mar 2017

The Little Big Hospital on the Hill

Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital has grown by leaps and bounds.

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.

STATISTICS
Mar 2017

Tanjung Bungah in Numbers

An infographic on the northern suburb.

a day in the life
Mar 2017

The Uncle of All Burgers

Meet Uncle Burger, a fond fixture at Tanjung Bungah.

FEATURE
Mar 2017

Gen Y Homeownership 101

When it comes to the property market, the Sandwich Generation faces a dilemma.

COVER STORY
Jun 2016

A New Era Comes to Balik Pulau

From affordable housing to quaint homestays and getting in touch with nature and the land, the township is undergoing an interesting revival.

FEATURE
Jun 2016

Where Students Return to be Teachers

At SMJK Sacred Heart, dedicated teachers inspire future generations of the school.

PEAKS AND PARKS
Jun 2016

A Haunt in the Hills

A trail of adventure – and of the creepy sort!

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2016

Bull Market for South-East Asian Art

The South-East Asian art market bears watching.

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.

FEATURE
Apr 2016

The Cherished Clubs of Penang

Sports and recreational clubs abound in the state.

FEATURE
Mar 2016

Transgenders Continue to Fight for Acceptance

Tolerance and respect – that's all they want.

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
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

Novel businesses on the block

We take a look at the new businesses in Pulau Tikus and find out how they keep up with the competition.

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.

PROFILE
Feb 2015

Here, there and everywhere with Thomas Powell

Is there really such a thing as a "starving artist"? Penang-based English artist Thomas Powell doesn't believe so. It just takes a lot of determination, and ideas, of course.

FEATURE
Feb 2015

Shelter for those who seek their way back

For former drug users, vagabonds, sex workers and the mentally ill, local non-profit organisation Payong provides much-needed support for individuals to transition back to society.

PENANG ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Jan 2015

The housing market in Penang today

As prices skyrocket and GST looms, what is the state of the housing market in Penang?

TRAVEL
Jun 2014

Four lakes and a tent

For an unforgettable (and also affordable) experience travelling around Europe, Bram Tan recommends you go old school, get a tent and go camping.

FEATURE
Apr 2014

Towards a bicycling Penang

It's no secret, Penang's gearing up for a pedal-istic future.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Aug 2013

Penang's growth cries out for more local councils

Penang has gone through drastic changes and it’s time to increase the number of local authorities.

FEATURE
Jun 2013

Penang way back when... and not so long ago either

Take a trip down memory lane to what Penang was like more than 20 years ago from the eyes of a USM graduate.

FEATURE
Apr 2013

Behind the burger boom

Marshall's is a pioneer burger joint that means business. It's all in the patty.

RESTAURANT REVIEW
Jan 2013

On the vegetarian trail

A look at some of the amazing vegetarian restaurants in Penang.

COVER STORY
Mar 2012

The common good in Penang's progress

For development to truly benefit everyone, consensus must be achieved among the community, private businesses and the government.

FEATURE
Aug 2011

Addressing the housing issue

For Penang’s middle class, home ownership remains out of reach.

PEOPLE ECONOMICS
Jul 2011

Taking training into new territory

The American Society of Training & Development held its annual conference recently.

A DAY IN THE LIFE
Mar 2011

Happiness is a haircut

Being a barber is about more than just cutting hair.

FEATURE
Dec 2010

Saving Tanjung Tokong

It is the last remaining urban village in the Northeast District. The boom in the properties market now threatens its existence.

PROFILE
Oct 2010

Penang girl Judy heads UN Peacebuilders

Judy Cheng-Hopkins chats with pem about her humanitarian work over the decades.

The federal-state symbiosis
Sep 2010

Stronger states, greater progress

It is time to rethink the nation’s developmental model.

COVER STORY
Sep 2010

Priced off Penang: Who can afford an island home?

There is a property boom on the island, and Penang’s middle class may have to move out.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Aug 2010

Curitiba - an ideal city of buses

George Town can learn a lot from Curitiba's public transportation system.