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FEATURE
Dec 2017

Tastes of India, from North and South

There's never a dhall moment when it comes to Indian food.

FEATURE
Sep 2017

Of Heroes Unsung, and Mortals Undead

This year's George Town Literary Festival is yet another feast for the soul.

FEATURE
Sep 2017

From Persia to Penang: Boria Bops On

We explore Penang's cultural export, the vibrant boria.

FEATURE
Apr 2017

Party like it’s 1899

Party like it’s 1899 With its Persian roots, Ghazal Party once captured hearts in Seberang Perai.

FEATURE
Dec 2016

The Word and the World (Part Two)

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

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
Aug 2016

Embracing the Past, Present and Future of Bahasa Malaysia

KATA KATA 2100 explores the evolution of the national language.

PENANG PALETTE
Dec 2015

Calmness caught in epic colours

Syed Thajudeen – artist, philosopher, poet and magician – returns with a grand flourish.

FEATURE
Aug 2015

Staging stories of iconic women

The Naga Women Festival earlier this year showcased womanhood through dance and music.

PENANG PALETTE
Jul 2014

Was Bujang Valley culture the beginning of Malayness?

As archaeologists struggle to discover more about Bujang Valley, perhaps it should be given credit as the site where Malay civilisation actually began.

TRAVEL
Apr 2014

Unveiling Iran thumb by thumb

Marco Ferrarese goes under the radar in Iran.

FEATURE
May 2013

A Little Island That Danced

Musicians from three continents came to Penang to jam together for the Penang World Music Festival.

FEATURE
Aug 2011

A Vertical Road to George Town

The minds behind the new Akram Khan Company production “Vertical Road” chat with PEM about their creative process.

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