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ODDLY ENOUGH
Jul 2017

Hang Tuah as an Icon for Malaysia

He was not afraid of pluralism and multiculturalism.

FEATURE
Mar 2017

Managing Changes in Tanjung Tokong

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

A DAY IN THE LIFE
Mar 2017

The Uncle of All Burgers

Meet Uncle Burger, a fond fixture at Tanjung Bungah.

FEATURE
Jan 2017

Penang Malays: Icons of Reform and Tolerance

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

PROFILE
Apr 2016

Pondering Malaysia’s Complex Society

One man takes up the task of delving into the intersections between Malaysian society and an increasingly globalised world.

STREETS OF GEORGE TOWN
Apr 2015

A walk on the Cheapside

Lorong Cheapside is a treasure trove for hardware and DIY enthusiasts, and a lingering reminder of George Town's working class days.

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?

PENANG PALETTE
Jan 2014

Art goes far beyond simple imaging

This month, we shine the spotlight on the low profile C. K. Tan.

ALL OVER THE PLACE
Sep 2013

Sabah & Sarawak where 1Malaysia is a reality

Peninsular Malaysia can learn a lot from East Malaysia's easy multiculturalism.

COVER STORY
Mar 2013

Malaysians Take Charge

Over the last five years Malaysia has seen much change, including a new two-party system. Ooi Kee Beng explores how social activism is changing the face of politics in the country.

FEATURE
Nov 2012

Back to the Future of Traffic Planning

The solution to Penang’s traffic woes may lie in its past.

STATES OF REFORM
Oct 2012

Malaysia Education Blueprint: Weighing Unity Against Diversity

What role will diversity play in Malaysia's education system?

STREETS OF GEORGE TOWN
Sep 2011

Love And More Is All Around

Gabija Grusaite takes us through Love Lane, and uncovers a vibrant and thriving lile micro-cosmos. 

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.

PHOTO ESSAY
Apr 2011

Penang’s Forgotten Scene

We take a step back in time and celebrate Penang’s legendary musicians of the 1940s and 1950s.

PROFILE
Apr 2011

Giving Guests More

Marco Battistotti, general manager of E&O Hotel, chats with PEM about his globe-spanning career, and what draws him to Penang.

PEOPLE ECONOMICS
Apr 2011

Dr Juergen Schloesser: Everything possible, nothing easy

Dr Juergen Schloesser talks about the growth of B.Braun Penang, and his management philosophy.

FEATURE
Dec 2010

Recognising Penang’s Inherent Cosmopolitanism

With politics and economics being increasingly regionalised, Penang needs to start thinking in regional terms again.

THINK TANK THOUGHTS
Sep 2010

New dynamics demand new directions

With changing global dynamics and limited resources, new research approaches must be developed.

PHOTO ESSAY
Feb 2010

One temple, many faiths

One of Penang's most iconic religious sites, the Kuan Yin Temple, also symbolises the island's unique brand of multiculturalism.

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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