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FOOTPRINTS
Jan 2017

Imagined Communities, Real Women

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

FOOTPRINTS
Dec 2016

Adapting Art to Tell Stories of Sabah

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

FEATURE
Oct 2016

Men Who Ran PFS and Inspired Generations

Penang Free School turns 200 this month. We celebrate its three visionaries who made the grade.

FOOTPRINTS
Jun 2016

The 2008 Revolution Continues to Bear Unforeseen Fruits

A plucky entrepreneur returns post-12th General Elections to shake up the indie movement.

FEATURE
Apr 2016

Thrilled by the Western Twang

Country music is big in Borneo, as proven by the successful third edition of the Miri Country Music Festival.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Feb 2016

Bringing Books to the Public

We trace the birth of Penang's – and Malaysia's – first library.

FOOTPRINTS
Dec 2015

Christmas in the mountains of Sarawak

Prayer and food – lots of it – mark the way the yuletide season is celebrated in Sarawak.

REVIEW
Dec 2015

Small acts of courage to make the world a better place

Cheerful, witty and bold – that's what editor Ooi Kee Beng has to say about Azmi Sharom's Brave New World.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

When art espouses politics…

There's a new form of youth political activism in Malaysia.

FEATURE
Sep 2015

Novel businesses on the block

We take a look at the new businesses in Pulau Tikus and find out how they keep up with the competition.

FEATURE
Aug 2015

Making music tell stories

Behind every song, there is a tale – as we found out during this year's Penang World Music Festival.

FEATURE
Dec 2014

One million lives saved, and counting

With its one millionth medical device produced in its Penang facility, St Jude Medical is here to stay.

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.

FEATURE
Sep 2014

Improving medicine through trial

It's not about lab rats. As a matter of fact, rodents do not feature in clinical trials at all. Researcher Ch'ng Chin Chin speaks to experts to uncover clinical research.

FEATURE
Aug 2014

Heritage kept right

Heritage is not only about preserving an old building's infrastructure. It's also about preserving the intangibles.

FEATURE
Aug 2014

Applause for the Penang budget model

Gender responsive participatory budgeting, an amalgamation of participatory budgeting and gender budgeting, has taken off in Penang to much positive feedback.

ADVERTORIAL
May 2014

Keeping George Town’s golden goose strong and fat

Head of USM’s Sustainable Tourism Research Cluster (STRC) Prof Badaruddin Mohamed talks about capacity measures and how to make George Town's tourism sustainable.

JUST A MINUTE
May 2014

George Town goes dark for Earth Hour 2014

Penang celebrates Earth Hour 2014 by switching off the lights and going for a walk in the dark.

FOOTPRINTS
Apr 2014

The streets of George Town are alive - maybe too alive

George Town runs the risk of becoming over-commercialised.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Feb 2014

Resurrecting Sungai Pinang

We need to improve our mentality for the sake of our rivers and seas.

ALL OVER THE PLACE
Oct 2013

George Town remains young at heart

Young entrepreneurs give George Town a quirky edge.

FEATURE
Aug 2013

The day BN won the election but lost the contest

BN may have remained in power but it lost the popular vote. How has this changed Malaysian politics?

IN MEMORIAM
Aug 2013

Ismail Hashim(1940-2013) Master Photographer

We take a look at what's going on in South-East Asia.

PENANG PALETTE
May 2013

When in Rome...

Ooi Kok Chuen sits down with H.H. Lim, a Penang-raised artist based in Rome.

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2012

Sketch Where You Stand

Quietly but surely, Urban Sketchers Penang is making its mark.

COVER STORY
Apr 2012

16 Women

In the spirit of International Women's Day, Penang Monthly is featuring 16 exceptional women who have had a profound impact on the community around them.

FEATURE
Mar 2012

Penang Sets Its Sights On Science

The Penang Science Council was established to nurture the next generation of innovators.

A DAY IN THE LIFE
Oct 2011

Cooking From The Heart

Pearly Kee, a fifth-generation Penang Nyonya, has an encyclopaedic knowledge of Nyonya recipes, and her cooking classes have drawn students from around the world.

COVER STORY
May 2011

Innovating Up To Speed – Measuring Penang’s Innovative Capabilities

The internationalisation of innovative capability is measured by the technological capability levels and speeds at which they have been built. What are the implications for Penang’s industry?

PROFILE
Dec 2010

An Old Chung Ling Boy Who Thought Big

We chat with Loke Gim Tay about his success in the glass industry, and his passion for the arts.

FEATURE
Nov 2010

Gerakan’s legacy of ideas is at risk

The embattled party is in danger of losing relevance.

PROFILE
Jul 2010

The man who industrialised Penang

PEM chats with Datuk Chet Singh, the man who led Penang’s industrialisation eff orts.

COVER STORY
May 2010

Halal – the next frontier

Penang’s halal industry is going global, and it has momentum on its side.

BOOK REVIEW
Feb 2010

The Penang Adventure

A romantic and whimsical take on Penang's history.

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