Table of Contents December, 2015

Table of Contents December, 2015

One heck of a hill

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

The Ringgit and sen of festival
Who gains and who loses in Budget 2016? Feature

Who gains and who loses in Budget 2016?

From cash handouts to tax cuts, we analyse how Budget 2016 affects all tiers of household income.
headline Profile

In defence of the spirit of the Law

It's Azmi Sharom vs the Federal Court when it comes to freedom of speech.
The renewal of Butterworth continue Feature

The renewal of Butterworth continues

A Star lights up Butterworth, bridging island and mainland in light.
Penang as an entrepreneurial state
Feature

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.
Malaysia - Where politics must be ethnically inclusive and exclusive at the same time
Feature

Malaysia - Where politics must be ethnically inclusive and exclusive at the same time

Whichever way one looks at it, Malaysia is a multi-ethnic country - and it should be the same for its politics.
Postcards from the Hill
Photo Essay

Postcards from the Hill

Dog-eared, faded, but nonetheless nostalgic and beautiful, photography aficionado Ganesh Kolandaveloo shares his collection of postcards from Penang Hill.
To the summit, anyone?
Feature

To the summit, anyone?

For many, the way up to Penang Hill is via the funicular train.
A bungalow on the Hill
Window Into History

A bungalow on the Hill

Writer Mike Gibby traces the history of the quaint Lomond Bungalow.
The high life: Growing up on the peak
Feature

The high life: Growing up on the peak

What's it like to have spent a great part of one's life on Penang Hill? Meet two people who have done exactly that.
Days and nights at Claremont
Feature

Days and nights at Claremont

The recollections of Christine Khor during her blithe week on Penang Hill.
Doing heritage diplomacy in Europe
Feature

Doing heritage diplomacy in Europe

From Oxford to Chantilly, Penang is being positioned as an economic model and an intelligent city.
Small acts of courage to make the world a better place
Review

Small acts of courage to make the world a better place

Cheerful, witty and bold - that's what editor Ooi Kee Beng has to say about Azmi Sharom's Brave New World.
Sow dissent, harvest freedom
Profile

Sow dissent, harvest freedom

Showing dissent does not mean wanting to topple the government, according to academician Khoo Ying Hooi.
When art espouses politics…
Feature

When art espouses politics…

There's a new form of youth political activism in Malaysia.
A Hike to the Top via Moongate
Peaks and Parks

A Hike to the Top via Moongate

A simple climb through the jungle makes the Hill so much more enjoyable.
Christmas in the mountains of Sarawak
Footprints

Christmas in the mountains of Sarawak

Prayer and food - lots of it - mark the way the yuletide season is celebrated in Sarawak.
Calmness caught in epic colours
Penang Palette

Calmness caught in epic colours

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