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ODDLY ENOUGH
Dec 2017

Food and Politics

What has food got to do with politics?

FEATURE
Nov 2017

Saluting Our Warriors

Saluting Our Warriors Penang's veterans association remembers the services of those who kept the peace.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Nov 2017

Najib’s Kangkung Symbolism and Durian Reality

Who is really benefitting from BN’s economic model?

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Aug 2017

A History of the Malay Left: Part One

Distrust, fear, resentment – these gave rise to the Left.

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2017

Wandering Souls in a Forbidden Land

A tribute to the late Malaysian artist Zulkifli Mohd Dahalan.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jul 2016

The Tongkang – Symbol of the Entrepot Age

Once an iconic figure during Penang Harbour’s heyday,discover the crucial role of the lighters that shuttled between massive hulking cargo ships and the port.

FEATURE
Jul 2016

The Changing Harbour Front

The waterfront mirrors Penang’s history.

FEATURE
May 2016

Hot Cafes at Raja Uda

Coffee culture thrives in Butterworth.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Apr 2016

A History of an Icon

Penang Monthly traces the beginnings and rise of the Chinese Recreation Club.

COVER STORY
Jun 2015

Butterworth beckons A bright future awaits East Penang

Stepchild no more: Butterworth wants to climb out of George Town's shadow. We find out how it could do just that.

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2015

Choong Kam Kow – A this-worldly visionary

With 258 selected works and some 57 years of toil, artist Choong Kam Kow is finally getting his hugely deserved moment.

FEATURE
Mar 2014

A worthy dozen at the esplanade

Here's a recap of Tropfest South East Asia.

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2014

In endless search for inspiration

Cheng Haw Chien brushes shoulders with master painters and travels far and wide for artistic stimulation.

COVER STORY
Jan 2014

Penang in 2014: trends and forecasts

What's Penang's outlook in the face of global change? Penang Monthly provides a 17-page analysis.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Jan 2014

Are we ready to become an "advanced nation"?

Kee Thuan Chye worries about the Third World mentality of Malaysians.

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2013

The festival may be back, but it's no repeat

George Town Festival is back, and promises to be much more spectacular than the last.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Jul 2012

The Renminbi - Risks and Opportunities Ahead

We take a closer look at the Renminbi and its status on the world stage.

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.

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.

PENANG PALETTE
Dec 2011

Bringing Brilliance To Heritage Buildings

New art spaces are popping up in Penang, but can the state take advantage of this energy?

FEATURE
May 2011

Muslim Mercantile Activities in George Town Before The Second World War

Mahani Musa takes us back to a time when Muslim trade was at its most vibrant.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Apr 2011

Improving Penang’s wet markets

With the increasing number of hypermarkets and supermarkets, it is easy to ignore or forget wet markets.

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2011

Making future artists better

Tay Mo-Leong has no plans to rest on his laurels

BOOK REVIEW
Dec 2010

The Regional Span Of Sun Yat Sen’s Republicanism

Sun Yat Sen in Penang narrates the story of Dr Sun Yat Sen’s time on the island, just after the turn of the century.

FEATURE
Dec 2010

A Short History of The Khoo Kongsi

While the Khoo Kongsi building is a well-known tourist attraction, its history is not widely known.

PEOPLE ECONOMICS
Sep 2010

EMC lab to encourage product designing

Penang’s new emc lab is a long time coming, and will be a boon to the local industry.

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