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Halal: An Industry with a Bright Future

With an international market worth trillions of dollars, Penang is actively tapping into the highly lucrative halal business. But as with any thriving industry, it is not without its own unique set of challenges.

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A Model for Libraries of the Future

The recently launched Penang Digital Library pushes reading to the next level.

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The Word and the World

Literary translators connect cultures from different parts of the globe, and Penang's role in the history of the art is by no means insignificant.

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Local Democracy Awaits a Resurrection

It has been 45 years since the death knell rang for local elections in Penang.


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Malaysia is Like a Plate of Nasi Kandar

From its origins as a simple meal to fill the tummy, nasi kandar has become a Malaysian institution.

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Green Homes at the Edge of George Town

State-of-the-art architecture and a commitment to green living give the upcoming Sandilands project much appeal.

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Trishaws – Another Sunset Industry

One repairs trishaws, the other pedals them. Both share uncertain futures in an industry on the wane.

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Profile

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.

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Technology Transforms the Halal Industry

Things are looking good for one of Malaysia’s sunrise industries.

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Photo Essay

A Rite of Passage

A group of Rohingya boys step on the threshold to adulthood.

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Window into History

A Short History of Penang’s Malay Publishing Industry

The printing presses in Penang have been humming for over two centuries.

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Carpe Diem

Stop BN’s Electoral Robbery with Bersih 5

The Election Commission's re-delineation exercise is nothing short of creative abuse.

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A Return to Real Democracy

The restoration of local elections will ensure that our democracy can finally blossom.

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A Tranquil Town for Snaps and Seafood

Quaint and rich in history, Bukit Tambun transports us back in time.

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Footprints

Zero Waste for Quality Living

A greener lifestyle works wonders on the pocket, freeing one to truly enjoy life.

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Penang Palette

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.

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Statistics

The Global Halal Industry in Malaysia and Penang

We provide the numbers on an industry fast on the rise.

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