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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

The Warung – A Pit Stop for Refreshment and Some Culture

Teh tarik satu, and one political debate coming right up.

PROFILE
Sep 2017

A Great New Way to Blast Machines Clean

Banker-turned-entrepreneur Shivonne Lew shares her story.

FEATURE
Apr 2017

Helping the Handicapped and their Helpers

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

FEATURE
Mar 2017

Helping Asean Friends in Need

The spirit of Asean solidarity during times of crisis.

COVER STORY
Jul 2016

Where the Sea Meets the City is Where the World Meets Penang

Intrinsically linked to the water, George Town's waterfront is where it all began – and it still continues to amaze.

FEATURE
Jul 2016

The Changing Harbour Front

The waterfront mirrors Penang’s history.

ODDLY ENOUGH
May 2016

The Political Economy of Malaysia’s Migrant Worker Business

The import of foreign workers rakes in hundreds of millions each year, but for whom?

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.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Apr 2016

Things to Consider when Choosing a Governor for Bank Negara Malaysia

We shed light on global best practices for selecting a central bank governor.

COVER STORY
Sep 2015

Putting Pulau Tikus on the map

Rich in history and rich in culture, this beloved township is drawing more attention than ever before.

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.

COVER STORY
May 2015

Crisis ahead for private higher education – and solutions

With unemployable graduates and a financial status that runs in the red, can private schools survive in Malaysia?

PHOTO ESSAY
Feb 2015

The Kelantan floods

Journalist Danny Lim documents the extent of the disaster, as volunteers and NGOs fill the gaps in flood relief efforts.

COVER STORY
Jan 2015

A city’s status and its civil society

The doggedness of Penang NGOs, from classic Chinese kongsi and Indian leagues to contemporary consumers' associations and heritage trusts, in devoting themselves to their individual causes, gives rise to a robust civil society that sets the city apart.

PERSPECTIVES
Oct 2014

No nuclear power please, we are Malaysians

While many governments are moving towards renewable energy sources, Malaysia seems bent on going nuclear.

COVER STORY
Oct 2014

Malaysia’s special role in the South China Sea

We take a look at the South China Sea situation and assess the pivotal role that we can potentially play.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Aug 2014

Making Penang Island a city

Penang Island has the requirements to be called a city, but its residents need to be more civic conscious to earn that status.

PHOTO ESSAY
Jul 2014

Everyday India

India has lately been perceived as a dangerous place, but while there are hazards, it is also a place where vibrant beauty exists in its most commonplace corners.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Feb 2014

Resurrecting Sungai Pinang

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

FEATURE
Feb 2014

New housing policies to help Penangites cope

Rising prices of properties call for housing policy interventions. 55 Penang Palette

FEATURE
Nov 2013

Staying Prepared For natural disasters

What is the National Security Council, and what is its role in disaster management in the country?

COVER STORY
Jul 2013

Making home ownership possible for more

Shared equity models may be the way to go for Malaysia.

FEATURE
Jun 2013

The promise George Town's back lanes hold

The George Town Back Lanes Project hopes to turn Penang into a pedestrian-friendly city.

FEATURE
Jun 2012

George Town: A Work in Progress

After the heritage listing, the city continues to evolve. But is it on the right track?

COVER STORY
May 2012

Social Resistance in A Semi-Democracy

Recent protests illustrate a widespread demand for meaningful participation in Malaysia's policy making process. Will the government listen?

FEATURE
Feb 2012

Developing The Hill Is An Uphill Climb

The upgrading of Penang Hill moves slowly and cautiously for good reason.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Feb 2012

The Tale of Two Economies

In the world of derivatives, money is not what it seems!

FEATURE
Dec 2011

Ideas and Actions For A Green State

The state government has been taking initiatives to transform Penang into a leader in environmental practices.

FEATURE
Nov 2011

Yachting Awaits Development in Penang

Can Penang become a regional yachting hub? Herbert Poenisch and Oh Kean Shen take a look at Penang’s existing marinas and find that much more needs to be done.

COVER STORY
Aug 2011

Making A City Liveable The Secret Is Economic Growth From Below

In transforming Penang into a city of the future, public participation is key.

FEATURE
Jul 2011

Rivers of Tears

Ombak-Ombak ARTStudio pays tribute to Penang’s notoriously filthy rivers and uncovers their history through the community.

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