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WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Feb 2017

The Dawn of Higher Education in Malaysia

It was no easy matter pushing for tertiary-level education in colonial Malaya.

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.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Sep 2016

Penang: The Rebel State (Part One)

Discontent with the Federation of Malaya led the Straits Chinese elite of Penang to begin a push towards secession.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Dec 2015

A bungalow on the Hill

Writer Mike Gibby traces the history of the quaint Lomond Bungalow.

PROFILE
Nov 2015

Taking Penang Chinese cuisine abroad

Chef Andy Leong has done his part in spreading Penang Chinese cuisine all around the world.

FOOTPRINTS
Jun 2015

A Muslim woman answers the call to travel

Rumaizah Abu Bakar embarks on a Muslim odyssey in her new travel book, A Call to Travel.

PENANG PROFILE
May 2015

Letting colonial literature reveal its wealth – and ambivalence

Dr Mohamad Rashidi Mohd Pakri's preoccupation with colonial literature is inspirational.

FOOTPRINTS
Mar 2015

The letter in English: Ipoh’s place on the Sun Yat-Sen trail

A secret letter helps Chan Sue Meng piece together her family history and, along the way, discover Ipoh's role in the founding of modern China.

PENANG ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Jan 2015

Will the falling oil price mean austerity for Malaysia?

We examine the price of overly relying on oil revenue, and its worrying consequences.

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
Aug 2014

It begins with the narrative...

Founder and president of the Cordoba Foundation Dr Anas Al-Tikriti explains how yesterday’s conjured narratives have become the reality of today.

PENANG PALETTE
Aug 2014

Time for Asean art to flourish

The regional art scene may be lacking in terms of shared identity consciousness, but things are certainly changing.

PROFILE
Jun 2014

From cancer survivors to social champions: A relay for hope

Two cancer survivors turned their lifechanging ordeal into a beacon of hope for others.

FOOTPRINTS
May 2014

Sabahans defend their heritage

Sabahans, and East Malaysians in general, are beginning to rediscover and recognise their rich and colourful history.

COVER STORY
Apr 2014

It’s time we got to know you, East Malaysia

Our fellow Malaysians across the sea have been kept under the surface for far too long.

PHOTO ESSAY
Apr 2013

The rest of sabah

A look into various parts of remote Sabah, outside the now labelled “red zone” area.

COVER STORY
Nov 2012

Budget 2013: PUSHING THE LIMIT

In trying to satisfy everyone, how much will the latest budget strain our resources? Penang Monthly takes a look at Budget 2013 and its viability.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Jul 2012

The Renminbi - risks and opportunities ahead

We take a closer look at the Renminbi and its status on the world stage.

COVER STORY
Jul 2012

Towards clean governance in asean

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

UTTER ECONOMICS
Feb 2012

The tale of two economies

In the world of derivatives, money is not what it seems!

UTTER ECONOMICS
May 2011

Rising commodity prices – alarm bells for Malaysia?

We examine the background to the rising prices and assess implications for Malaysia and Penang.

PENANG PALETTE
Dec 2009

Penang art: Chance, renewal and sustenance

The Penang art scene is an aging one. The time has come for a renaissance.