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COVER STORY
Mar 2018

Feel the Pulse in Jelutong

This old suburb has shaken off its rough-and-tumble image, and is ready to become a dynamic township of the future.

FEATURE
Dec 2017

Taste, in Words

They write the stories that make the whole world hungry.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Being There for Needy Families

Their primary mission is to care for community health.

FEATURE
Jul 2017

Voicing George Town’s Many Mores

George Town World Heritage Day is held to understand – and celebrate – local culture.

FEATURE
May 2017

Dialogue with a KL cabbie

Editor Ooi Kee Beng has an enlightening conversation on politics and religion.

COVER STORY
May 2017

Penang Hokkien On Life Support

With the dialect in danger of disappearing, passionate parties step up and take charge.

FEATURE
May 2017

One More Nyonya Kuih for the Road?

These teatime snacks find their way back into the hearts – and tummies – of locals.

FEATURE
Apr 2017

Charity Starts at Home for the Aged

Staff and volunteers brighten the days of residents at Silver Jubilee.

FEATURE
Apr 2017

Drawing on a Deeper World

Art is a gateway for autistic savant Delwin Cheah.

COVER STORY
Apr 2017

Talking about Ageing: The Greying Elephant in the Room

Affordable and good healthcare; shelter and comfort: it’s time to address the realities of growing old in Malaysia.

FEATURE
Apr 2017

Helping the Handicapped and their Helpers

The retractable wheelchair is a welcome device for those with mobility difficulties.

FEATURE
Mar 2017

Making Penang Their Home – By Cheering Up Others

It began as a support network for women living away from home.

FOOTPRINTS
Jan 2017

Imagined Communities, Real Women

Captivating stories of Malaysian women in history are gradually being told.

EVENTS
Jan 2017

Events

Events January 2017

FEATURE
Oct 2016

Feeling at Home in Public

A recent social experiment intends to democratise public spaces in Penang.

FEATURE
Oct 2016

It's Time to Cycle to Commute!

Could better facilities spark Penangites to switch from four wheels to two?

CARPE DIEM
Sep 2016

Meaningless to Have Syariah Laws without Maqasid Syariah

Excessive preoccupation with the hudud agenda at the expense of the greater objectives of Islam is perilous.

FEATURE
Sep 2016

The Kopitiam – Where Cultures Congregate

By serving halal fare, two coffee shops on the mainland prove that food unites.

FOOTPRINTS
Aug 2016

A Pitstop for the Hungry and Needy

KL's Pitstop Community Cafe is a whole new way of addressing homelessness.

COVER STORY
May 2016

A City For All Classes

Liveability is more than just making it to the top of a list; it is about ensuring quality of life is available to every spectrum of society.

FEATURE
May 2016

The Kopitiam– The Hearths Of Penang

It’s the camaraderie that comes with the coffee.

CARPE DIEM
Mar 2016

Time To Be Human

There should be no compromise when it comes to defending humanity.

FOOTPRINTS
Aug 2015

Paddy planting: Rise of the machines (or maybe not)

The folks of Ba Kelalan in Sarawak find machine planting to be a bit of a hassle.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Jun 2015

The Birthday Party – Pinter’s play about power remains relevant

Kee Thuan Chye reflects on Harold Pinter's classic and how it relates to Malaysia today.

STREETS OF GEORGE TOWN
Apr 2015

A walk on the Cheapside

Lorong Cheapside is a treasure trove for hardware and DIY enthusiasts, and a lingering reminder of George Town's working class days.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Feb 2015

Should we fear death or longevity?

As humans live longer, the impact on the economy is beginning to look grizzled.

REVIEW
Feb 2015

Singapore – A tough love story

50 articles on what to love about Singapore might come off a tad sycophantic, but Kee Thuan Chye assures us that this is not what 50 Things to Love about Singapore is all about.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Dec 2014

More money needed for proper healthcare

Budget 2015 has allocated RM23.3bil, or 8.5% of the total budget, to health, a marked increase from RM16.8bil (7.2%) in the previous year, but is this enough?

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

Injecting gender into the Penang Agenda

What is Gender Responsive and Participatory Budgeting? Yasmin Bathamanathan speaks to experts in this area to find out.

FOOTPRINTS
Nov 2014

A festival that is small, and therefore big

The Pangkor Island Festival, in its second year, is about the community and its heritage.

COVER STORY
Aug 2014

My Oh My George Town! Public spaces need publicity – and polish

Different spaces mean different things for the folks of George Town. Penang Institute sets out to discover the nooks and crannies of the city in its “My George Town” project.

UTTER ECONOMICS
May 2014

Managing bubble economies

We chat with Prof Kiyohiko Nishimura about bubble economies, quantitative easing and Abenomics.

FEATURE
Jan 2014

Transforming transport the earlier the better

Prof Eric Britton, founder of World Car Free Days, was brought in to envisage solutions to Penang's traffic deadlock.

COVER STORY
Jan 2014

Penang in 2014: trends and forecasts

What's Penang's outlook in the face of global change? Penang Monthly provides a 17-page analysis.

COVER STORY
Oct 2013

The GST & YOU

Penang Institute studies the potential impact of GST on the national economy and the common man.

STATES OF REFORM
May 2013

An Election by Manifesto

An analysis of the promises given by the Penang and Selangor state governments in their respective manifestos.