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Why Change Has Not Been Possible

Malaysian politics is stuck in quicksand, and if we don’t construct an entirely new model soon to replace it, the future will be dire.

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Air Itam: So Busy. So Beguiling.

The enchanting – and ever expanding – township has a pace and charm of its own.

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Kampung Melayu – Preserving Tradition amid Change

The historic village straddles the modern and the archaic.

Utter Economics

A Budget with Dubious Benefits

Looking past the handouts, we see a bleak reality.


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Window into History

Chung Ling: Tolling to Inspire the Young

Chung Ling High School celebrates its centennial in February 2017. Penang Monthly looks at its illustrious history.

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Photo Essay

Air Itam in My Heart

We take a stroll through this pulsating town with one of its sons.

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Peaks and Parks

A Wrong Turn to Adventure!

An unintended turn during a hike at Air Itam becomes a fascinating experience.

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Air Itam Takes its Famous Street Food Seriously

Generations of practitioners have perfected the delicate (yes, delicate) art of street food.

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Oddly Enough

The Budget Speech Is NOT The Budget (Part One)

When “good news” and “goodies” in Budget 2017 might all just be hot air.

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The Word and the World (Part Two)

Post World War II Malaysia  – including Penang – bursts with literary work.

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Making People Talk Business is Penang’s Business

There's another facet of tourism that is rapidly on the rise: business events.

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Healing and Housing Needy Children

A home, as well as hope, for abandoned and abused children in Penang.

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Footprints

Adapting Art to Tell Stories of Sabah

Artistic minds create surprising ways of moulding traditional elements with trendy streetwear.

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Penang Palette

Still Promoting Art After All These Years

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

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Statistics

Air Itam in Numbers

The township in a nutshell.