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This old suburb has shaken off its rough-and-tumble image, and is ready to become a dynamic township of the future.
They write the stories that make the whole world hungry.
Their primary mission is to care for community health.
It was a public park like no other in the country.
Editor Ooi Kee Beng has an enlightening conversation on politics and religion.
With the dialect in danger of disappearing, passionate parties step up and take charge.
These teatime snacks find their way back into the hearts – and tummies – of locals.
Staff and volunteers brighten the days of residents at Silver Jubilee.
Art is a gateway for autistic savant Delwin Cheah.
Affordable and good healthcare; shelter and comfort: it’s time to address the realities of growing old in Malaysia.
The retractable wheelchair is a welcome device for those with mobility difficulties.
It began as a support network for women living away from home.
Captivating stories of Malaysian women in history are gradually being told.
Events January 2017
A recent social experiment intends to democratise public spaces in Penang.
Could better facilities spark Penangites to switch from four wheels to two?
Excessive preoccupation with the hudud agenda at the expense of the greater objectives of Islam is perilous.
By serving halal fare, two coffee shops on the mainland prove that food unites.
KL's Pitstop Community Cafe is a whole new way of addressing homelessness.
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.
It’s the camaraderie that comes with the coffee.
The folks of Ba Kelalan in Sarawak find machine planting to be a bit of a hassle.
Kee Thuan Chye reflects on Harold Pinter's classic and how it relates to Malaysia today.
Lorong Cheapside is a treasure trove for hardware and DIY enthusiasts, and a lingering reminder of George Town's working class days.
As humans live longer, the impact on the economy is beginning to look grizzled.
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.
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?
Without proper civic consciousness, we cannot truly be proud of our cities.
What is Gender Responsive and Participatory Budgeting? Yasmin Bathamanathan speaks to experts in this area to find out.
The Pangkor Island Festival, in its second year, is about the community and its heritage.
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.
We chat with Prof Kiyohiko Nishimura about bubble economies, quantitative easing and Abenomics.
Prof Eric Britton, founder of World Car Free Days, was brought in to envisage solutions to Penang's traffic deadlock.
What's Penang's outlook in the face of global change? Penang Monthly provides a 17-page analysis.
Penang Institute studies the potential impact of GST on the national economy and the common man.
An analysis of the promises given by the Penang and Selangor state governments in their respective manifestos.