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FEATURE
Aug 2017

Chance Decides at The Italian Restaurant

Mark your calendars for a play like no other.

FEATURE
Jul 2017

Voicing George Town’s Many Mores

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

FEATURE
Feb 2017

Back To Beca

It's time to make Penang's iconic trishaws thrive again.

ADVERTORIAL
Nov 2016

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.

FEATURE
Oct 2016

Feeling at Home in Public

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

FEATURE
Aug 2016

Embracing the Past, Present and Future of Bahasa Malaysia

KATA KATA 2100 explores the evolution of the national language.

FEATURE
Jul 2016

The Changing Harbour Front

The waterfront mirrors Penang’s history.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Feb 2016

Bringing Books to the Public

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

FEATURE
Dec 2015

Days and nights at Claremont

The recollections of Christine Khor during her blithe week on Penang Hill.

FEATURE
Nov 2015

Festivals of significance: A writer’s view of literary festivals

Tan Twan Eng writes about his experience participating in literary festivals – and their importance.

FEATURE
Sep 2015

PARK(ing) Day: Reclaiming urban space, one bay at a time

Penangites get the chance to be creative with their public space.

FEATURE
Jul 2015

Penang in a nutshell!

George Town Festival 2015's opening performance promises to be something quite different (yet familiar).

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.

FEATURE
Dec 2013

Penang's secret hash society

Hashers take running to a whole different level of fun.

PENANG PALETTE
Sep 2013

Culture in the centre: Arts-ED makes full use of our heritage

In George Town, Arts-ED is leading the charge in sustaining the city's tangible and intangible heritage.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2012

Penang and East Sumatran Ports 1824

A reminder of what the cultural, commercial and political diversity in the Straits of Malacca looked like before colonialism divided the region.

PENANG PALETTE
May 2012

George Town's "Mr Festival"

George Town Festival director Joe Siek has speaks on how far now-iconic festival has come.

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2012

Chew Teng Beng - A Pioneering Artist and Teacher

Dr Chew's success in the US has not stopped him from returning to Penang.

FEATURE
Jun 2011

George Town Festival 2011 schedule

The George Town Festival is back, and it’s bigger than ever.

COVID-19 EXCLUSIVES