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COVER STORY
Mar 2017

Tanjung Bungah – More Popular Than Ever

With sun, sea and sand in close proximity and verdant hills as the backdrop, Tanjung Bungah is the ideal suburb.

FEATURE
Mar 2017

Managing Changes in Tanjung Tokong

Folks at Kampung Tanjung Tokong take the changing landscape in their stride.

FEATURE
Dec 2016

Air Itam: So Busy. So Beguiling.

The enchanting – and ever expanding – township has apace and charm of its own.

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

Public Transport Must be Affordable, Convenient – and Sustainable

For a public transport system to succeed, both pull and push factors are needed.

FEATURE
Jul 2016

Rice Miller: A Projection of Penang’s Pioneer Spirit

The perseverance of the people behind The Rice Miller Project is an inspiration.

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?

PENANG PALETTE
May 2016

An Ancient Art Form that Continues to Inspire

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

PROFILE
Mar 2015

Resisting the closing of the Malaysian mind

Prof Latif Kamaluddin, poet and intellectual, has quite a few things to say about the state of Malaysian literature and its authenticity.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Dec 2014

More money needed for proper healthcare

Budget 2015 has allocated RM23.3bil, or 8.5% of the total budget, to health, a marked increase from RM16.8bil (7.2%) in the previous year, but is this enough?

FEATURE
Aug 2014

The mystery we call development

We speak to Under-Secretary-General of the UN and rector of United Nations University David Malone about the intricacies of development.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Oct 2013

The first and forgotten Chief Minister of Penang

Reintroducing Wong Pow Nee, the man who paved the way for Penang's industrial success.

FEATURE
Oct 2013

Reviving a state of mind that can save our urban legacy

Though much has changed in KL, the city holds on to its history.

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.

FEATURE
May 2012

The Evolution of Penang’s Chinese Associations

Chinese associations, important products of the 19th century, must find ways to adapt to modern times.

FEATURE
Feb 2012

Gurney Drive Memories

The iconic Gurney Drive has something for everyone.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Feb 2012

The Tale of Two Economies

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

PENANG PROFILE
Aug 2010

Building the Penang Bridge

Engineer Liaw Yew Ping has lived a long and storied life, culminating in the Penang Bridge, his most iconic project.

PROFILE
Jun 2010

An eminent Malaysian academic abroad

This month, we profile an internationally-respected anthropologist, and chat with her about Malay society in the 1970s.

FEATURE
May 2010

The Prince of Wales Island Gazette

Introducing the first ever newspaper to be published in South-East Asia.

FEATURE
Mar 2010

The short but significant story of the Khean Guan Insurance Company

We look back on the first non-Western insurance enterprise in South-East Asia.

BOOK REVIEW
Mar 2010

Malaysia’s chance for some serious soul-searching

Malaysian Maverick: Mahathir Mohamad in Turbulent Times is an in-depth examination of the Mahathir years.

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2010

Promise of things to come

Who are Penang's emerging art stars?

COVID-19 EXCLUSIVES