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PENANG PALETTE
Oct 2017

Barking Up the Right Tree

Eucalyptus bark is Datuk Sharifah Fatimah Syed Zubir's metier.

PENANG PALETTE
Sep 2017

Bridging Distance and Ideology through Art

The Malaysia-China art blend is a harmonious affair.

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

More Amazing and Amusing Museums

Private museums offer an extra dimension to experiencing Penang’s history and heritage.

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Is it a Plane, is it Superman? No, it’s a Bird!

Penang's birdwatchers seek thrills of the feathery kind.

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2017

Wandering Souls in a Forbidden Land

A tribute to the late Malaysian artist Zulkifli Mohd Dahalan.

FEATURE
Apr 2017

Party like it’s 1899

Party like it’s 1899 With its Persian roots, Ghazal Party once captured hearts in Seberang Perai.

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2017

Glimpses of Yayoi Kusama’s Art Universe

Meet the Grandmother of Funky Optical Pop Art.

PENANG PALETTE
Mar 2017

Art Fairs Faring Fairly Well

Despite economic headwinds, Art Stage Singapore 2017 was a subdued success.

FEATURE
Feb 2017

Back To Beca

It's time to make Penang's iconic trishaws thrive again.

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2017

Art That Found Immortality in 2016

It was a year of bereavement in the world of art.

EVENTS
Jan 2017

Events

Events January 2017

FEATURE
Dec 2016

Kampung Melayu – Preserving Tradition amid Change

The historic village straddles the modern and the archaic.

PENANG PALETTE
Dec 2016

Still Promoting Art After All These Years

Art Expo Malaysia 2016 might be leaner, but it did not disappoint.

PENANG PALETTE
Nov 2016

A Journey into the Testy World of Colonial Art

The Artist and Empire: (En)countering Colonial Legacies exhibition at the National Gallery Singapore explores the issues of post-colonialism and decolonisation.

COVER STORY
Oct 2016

A Revolution in Science Education is Upon Us

While our schools may be found lacking when it comes to science and tech education, several impassioned groups in Penang are working hard to create a vibrant landscape with STEM programmes and cool equipment open to kids from all walks of life.

PENANG PALETTE
Oct 2016

Fired by the Charm of Ceramics

A series of contemporary ceramic exhibitions in recent months has reignited interest in the art.

COVER STORY
Sep 2016

The Mainland Awakens

Seberang Perai is undergoing massive transformation – but not without its own unique challenges.

PENANG PALETTE
Sep 2016

Working a Wonderful World

Sculptor Anthony Lau has an insatiable thirst for the unknown.

COVER STORY
Aug 2016

An Arts Agenda for Penang

The state's arts scene has grown organically into a colourful, vibrant landscape. Even so, could it also benefit from the establishment of an executive agency for arts and culture?

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2016

Bull Market for South-East Asian Art

The South-East Asian art market bears watching.

PROFILE
May 2016

Seeing Silence Speaking

Photographer Adam Tan seeks to encapsulate tranquility.

FEATURE
May 2016

New Cycling Lanes are Changing the Penang Experience

One can cycle from George Town to Batu Maung – comfortably!

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2016

Enough to Please Most Eyes

The recently opened National Gallery Singapore aims to be a main player in the regional arts ecosystem.

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
Feb 2016

A New Lease of Life for Traditional Puppet Theatre

Potehi thrives where other traditional arts have not.

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2016

Loving Paris in the Winter

When it gets cold in the romance capital of the world, it's time to nip into an art gallery or two.

PENANG PALETTE
Jan 2016

Will Malaysia’s bullish art market be bearing downwards?

Art Market be Bearing Downwards? Bidding fatigue and scarcity of top-notch works might spell a slowdown in the art market.

PENANG PALETTE
Dec 2015

Calmness caught in epic colours

Syed Thajudeen – artist, philosopher, poet and magician – returns with a grand flourish.

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.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

To the summit, anyone?

For many, the way up to Penang Hill is via the funicular train.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

Penang as an entrepreneurial state

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng talks about shaping a progressive economic policy in Penang that is investment-led, inclusive and sustainable.

FEATURE
Nov 2015

Making words perform art

What do a punk rocker, puppeteer, bangsawan specialist and jazzhead have in common? They write.

FEATURE
Oct 2015

Going Dutch: Lessons in urban amenity from Amsterdam

Holland's capital balances the competing needs of tourists and locals.

PENANG PALETTE
Oct 2015

Loving the art and the artist

For some artists, Cupid struck at the first brushstroke.

PEAKS AND PARKS
Sep 2015

A very well-kept secret jungle trail

Deliciously hidden, Taman Rimba offers spectacular views and high adventure to hiking enthusiasts.

FEATURE
Aug 2015

P. Ramlee: A Penang superstar

As P. Ramlee The Musical heads to our shores, we unravel the tumultuous life of the visionary man.

FEATURE
Jul 2015

A record of Penang’s love of popular music

From P. Ramlee to pop-yeh-yeh, there's a book that captures the heydays of Penang's music scene.

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2015

Art thefts are big business

Malaysian art gets stolen more often than you might think.

PENANG PALETTE
May 2015

So much of Ismail Hashim to unpack or repack

A tribute? A retrospective? Or an archival reconnaissance lab test? The Unpack/ Repack exhibition on the late Ismail Hashim definitely pushes the envelope.

PENANG PALETTE
Mar 2015

Malaysian artists join one of Singapore’s many shows

The dazzling Art Stage Singapore wrapped up in January, with Malaysia featuring a strong – and slightly controversial – presence during the festival.

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.

FEATURE
Mar 2015

Capitalising on innovation

Economic growth through innovation is one thing. Growth sustainability is something else.

FOOTPRINTS
Feb 2015

Taking freedom with the press

From printing press to Pulp cafe, KL's Art Printing Works gets a new breath of life.

PENANG PALETTE
Jan 2015

Springtime for art biennales

Watch out: huge festivals are taking place all over the globe.