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FEATURE
May 2017

Suukee Nang: What it Means to be Hainanese

Local Hainanese take pride in their esprit de corps.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Apr 2017

The Sad Lot of Migrant Workers Affects Us All

Female migrant workers in Malaysia face a myriad of challenges

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Apr 2017

When Penang and the Dindings were One

For 60 years, the Dindings district in Perak was governed by Penang.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Mar 2017

Tackling the Immigrant Issue Seriously

Ten critical approaches to the Malaysian immigration question.

FEATURE
Feb 2017

Discover Penang Hainanese Food Before It’s Too Late!

Hainanese cuisine restaurant Hai Onn is as old school as it gets.

FEATURE
Jan 2017

Penang Malays: Icons of Reform and Tolerance

Malay-Muslims in Penang make up a colourful, progressive community.

FEATURE
Nov 2016

Malaysia is Like a Plate of Nasi Kandar

From its origins as a simple meal to fill the tummy, nasi kandar has become a Malaysian institution.

FEATURE
Nov 2016

The Word and the World(Part One)

Literary translators connect cultures from different parts of the globe, and Penang's role in the history of the art is by no means insignificant

FEATURE
Oct 2016

Better, Cheaper, Faster – Really?

A look into ridership and population projection shows the Better, Cheaper Faster alternative transport model might be fundamentally flawed.

FEATURE
Sep 2016

Three Historical Markets of George Town

Prangin Market, Chowrasta Market and Campbell Street Market have been the hubs of trade on the island for over a century.

CARPE DIEM
Mar 2016

Time To Be Human

There should be no compromise when it comes to defending humanity.

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.

FEATURE
Jul 2015

Penang in a nutshell!

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

FEATURE
May 2015

The punk artists of Mount Kinabalu

Using woodcut techniques, Malaysia's Bornean artists spread their message beyond the island.

FEATURE
Feb 2015

#jesuischarlie: Will the real Charlie please stand up?

Paris-based Penangite Bram Tan explores the identity behind Charlie, in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shooting.

COVER STORY
Sep 2014

Making federalism REAL

If we can strike the right balance with federalism, we may just be able to strengthen Malaysia. But where and how should we start?

COVER STORY
Jun 2014

Exporting grey matter: What is the brain drain costing us?

 
Human capital has an economic price, and our research shows that many high-skilled Malaysians might just find it more lucrative to work abroad. But at what cost to the country?

COVER STORY
Sep 2013

Time for a second federation in Malaysia?

Malaysia is 50 years old. It's time for us to re-examine what our federalism means.

FEATURE
Jul 2013

Discovering Penang anew

The Heritage in Penang Trail looks to keep youngsters interested in Penang’s heritage using social media.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
May 2013

Khaw Sim Bee and The Na Ranong Family: A Shared History of Penang and Southern Thailand

The Khaw clan was a central player in the socioeconomic wellbeing of Penang and Phuket.

PROFILE
Feb 2013

WU LIEN-TEH The Father of Modern Medicine in China

A highly respected plague fighter, Dr Wu Lien-Teh remains largely unknown amongst his fellow Penangites.

FEATURE
Oct 2012

Betting on BIDS

George Town starts Asia’s first ever Business Improvement District Scheme.

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.

COVID-19 EXCLUSIVES