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BOOK REVIEW
Jul 2017

A Convincing Case for Farquhar

Nadia Wright’s book continues the historical battle between the Farquhar and Raffles camps.

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2017

Wandering Souls in a Forbidden Land

A tribute to the late Malaysian artist Zulkifli Mohd Dahalan.

FEATURE
May 2017

The MICE Industry Matures

The stage is set for Penang's business events sector to soar.

FEATURE
May 2017

Hin Bus Depot – Derelict No More

From ruins to creative hub, the art cluster finds its footing.

FEATURE
Feb 2017

Back To Beca

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

FEATURE
Dec 2016

The Word and the World (Part Two)

Post World War II Malaysia – including Penang – bursts with literary work.

PENANG PALETTE
Oct 2016

Fired by the Charm of Ceramics

A series of contemporary ceramic exhibitions in recent months has reignited interest in the art.

FEATURE
Jun 2016

A New Lease of Life for Rumah Kampung

Traditional Malay houses are lovingly maintained south-west of the island.

PENANG PALETTE
May 2016

An Ancient Art Form that Continues to Inspire

The Chinese brush genre survives – and evolves – in Malaysia.

REVIEW
Jan 2016

Is the Malaysian Extreme Music Scene Stagnant or Subtly Evolving?

Marco Ferrarese's new book, Banana Punk Rawk Trails, examines Malaysia's punk metal scene.

PENANG PALETTE
Nov 2015

Worshipping women: Confident, conscious and complex

A tribute to the late Yuen Chee Ling, who celebrated women through her art.

PENANG PALETTE
Oct 2015

Loving the art and the artist

For some artists, Cupid struck at the first brushstroke.

PROFILE
Oct 2015

Living hyphenated

Malaysian-Australian writer, poet, musician and spoken word artist Omar Musa talks about identity and art.

FEATURE
Aug 2015

A book that questions race and probes history

Ariffin Omar is not afraid to ruffle a few feathers with his book, Bangsa Melayu.

COVER STORY
Feb 2015

The Unity Fetish

Instead of celebrating diversity and allowing for societal hybridisation to flow freely, Malaysia is unhealthily obsessed with the notion of unity.

FEATURE
Feb 2014

Between light and darkness

We chat with Apichatpong Weerasethakul, acclaimed director, Palme d'Or winner and Tropfest South East Asia's ambassador.

FEATURE
Sep 2013

Bridging the arts between Malaysia and Singapore

Singapore's CausewayEXchange comes to the George Town Festival.

FEATURE
Jul 2013

Electoral system – options beyond First-Past-The-Post

Exploring the variety of electoral systems currently used around the world.

FEATURE
Jun 2013

Is online freelancing the future?

Will online freelancing have an effect on the Malaysian labour force in the near future?

BOOK REVIEW
Mar 2013

At Home with the Peranakan Chinese

A review of The Peranakan Chinese Home: Art and Culture in Daily Life by Ronald G. Knapp.

FEATURE
Jan 2013

Auditor-General Report 2011: Critique of Selected Education Projects

How has the Ministry of Education tried to reduce the education gap between rural and urban schools?

FEATURE
Dec 2012

Marks of a Sincere Malaysian Leader

On the legacy of Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman.

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?

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2012

Of Women Artists and Their Art

Women artists of Malaysia have clearly made an impact in the arts industry over the years.

FEATURE
Apr 2012

Hooking The Young on Heritage

How digital media can be used to demystify heritage.

FEATURE
Oct 2011

Chinese and Muslim Societies As Natural Allies

In late 19th century cosmopolitan Penang, Muslim and Chinese societies rose above racial and cultural differences to work together.

PEOPLE ECONOMICS
Jul 2011

Taking Training Into New Territory

The American Society of Training & Development held its annual conference recently.

BOOK REVIEW
May 2011

Straits Muslims: Diasporas of the Northern Passage of the Straits of Malacca

This collection of articles by six authors makes a bold attempt to tell the complex story of the different peoples who had Islam as their common religion, and who plied the northern end of the Straits.

PROFILE
Sep 2010

On vibrant port cities and anomalous nation states

Prof Ho Eng Seng chats with PEM about Muslim societies, nationalism and the lessons history can teach us

TALK-TALK ONLY
Jan 2010

A dream for Penang

Kee Thuan Chye dreams of a Penang cultural renaissance. 

FEATURE
Jan 2010

Keeping Penang delightfully impure

Lucy Friedland encounters a glorious culture mishmash on her first visit to Penang. But why don't others -locals and tourists alike - see that?

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