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COVER STORY
Feb 2018

Speedy Growth for Cruise Tourism

Along with it is the increase in the need for integrated planning.

PROFILE
Nov 2017

Sketching those Little Moments

Cartoonist Azmi Hussin captures nostalgia with his pen.

COVER STORY
Jun 2017

Tourism is Greener on the other side

Ecotourism brings travellers and ringgit to Seberang Perai.

FEATURE
May 2017

The MICE Industry Matures

The stage is set for Penang's business events sector to soar.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Mar 2017

Tackling the Immigrant Issue Seriously

Ten critical approaches to the Malaysian immigration question.

FEATURE
Dec 2016

Air Itam: So Busy. So Beguiling.

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

PHOTO ESSAY
Dec 2016

Air Itam in My Heart

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

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.

FEATURE
Oct 2016

Picking a Better, Cheaper, Faster Transport System

Hands up those who want a transport plan tailored for a better Penang.

FEATURE
Oct 2016

Pedalling to a Paradise

Emerald pools and a serene landscape await in Bukit Mertajam.

FEATURE
Aug 2016

PDC – Making Penang Lead

The Penang Development Corporation has paved the way for progress since the 1970s.

FEATURE
Jul 2016

Public Transport Must be Affordable, Convenient – and Sustainable

For a public transport system to succeed, both pull and push factors are needed.

FEATURE
May 2016

Will Getting Around Penang Without A Car Become Possible Again?

We take a look at the alternative ways of commuting in Penang.

FEATURE
Mar 2016

A Hospital that Puts Fun into Patient Care

At the National Taiwan University Hospital, smiles come first.

FEATURE
Feb 2016

Insidious Selfies: Should Leaders Act like the Rest of Us?

Behind the photograph is someone who is very, very different from you.

COVER STORY
Nov 2015

The ringgit and sen of festivals

They draw crowds and provide a platform for local talents, but just how economically beneficial are festivals?

FEATURE
Oct 2015

A right time for novel fashion, retail and architecture

Gurney Paragon Mall is home to retail and F&B, as well as culture and heritage.

COVER STORY
Oct 2015

Is Penang’s tourism on the right track?

Striking the right balance is key to success for George Town’s tourism.

FEATURE
Oct 2015

Going Dutch: Lessons in urban amenity from Amsterdam

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

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Oct 2015

The tourists keep coming!

We examine the mobility of tourists in Penang.

PENANG PALETTE
Aug 2015

Taking water and colours to new heights

Meet Chang Fee Ming, a game-changer known for pushing the parameters of his art.

FEATURE
Jun 2015

An air ferry for Penang

The Chief Minister explains how the proposed Sky Cab will unite the island and the mainland.

COVER STORY
Apr 2015

The Athi Nahappan Report revisited Part 2: Local elections are part of a larger reform agenda

In the second part of our cover story on local elections, we examine what the Athi Nahappan Report further recommends.

PENANG PROFILE
Apr 2015

Penang’s frontline survivor

From the inside of a Burmese jail to the Thai-Cambodian border at the height of its tragedy in the 1970s, Kim Gooi has seen a lot.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Mar 2015

Managing longevity risk: Do not go gentle into that good night

Longevity risk has consistently been underestimated, leading to potentially serious economic implications.

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2015

Choong Kam Kow – A this-worldly visionary

With 258 selected works and some 57 years of toil, artist Choong Kam Kow is finally getting his hugely deserved moment.

STATISTICS
Jan 2015

Penang transportation by the numbers

We examine the transport situation in Penang and provide the statistics on the trends and modes of transportation availablein the state.

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.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Dec 2014

What can we obey if we cannot obey simple municipal rules?

Without proper civic consciousness, we cannot truly be proud of our cities.

FEATURE
Nov 2014

Decentralisation offers solutions – and snags

A highly centralised government has certain drawbacks, but can decentralising the management of public goods result in a better Malaysia?

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