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COVER STORY
Feb 2018

Speedy Growth for Cruise Tourism

Along with it is the increase in the need for integrated planning.

PENANG PALETTE
Nov 2016

A Journey into the Testy World of Colonial Art

The Artist and Empire: (En)countering Colonial Legacies exhibition at the National Gallery Singapore explores the issues of post-colonialism and decolonisation.

FEATURE
Oct 2016

Picking a Better, Cheaper, Faster Transport System

Hands up those who want a transport plan tailored for a better Penang.

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.

PHOTO ESSAY
Jul 2016

By the Water’s Edge

Jonathan Lim captures the hustle and bustle of George Town’s waterfront.

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

The Changing Harbour Front

The waterfront mirrors Penang’s history.

COVER STORY
Oct 2015

Is Penang’s tourism on the right track?

Striking the right balance is key to success for George Town’s tourism.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Oct 2015

The tourists keep coming!

We examine the mobility of tourists in Penang.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2015

The history of Bukit Mertajam Part I – From agrarian village to economic hub

Nicholas Chan takes a close look at how the village of Bukit Mertajam grew into a 20th century economic hub.

PENANG PROFILE
May 2015

Letting colonial literature reveal its wealth – and ambivalence

Dr Mohamad Rashidi Mohd Pakri's preoccupation with colonial literature is inspirational.

COVER STORY
Aug 2014

My Oh My George Town! Public spaces need publicity – and polish

Different spaces mean different things for the folks of George Town. Penang Institute sets out to discover the nooks and crannies of the city in its “My George Town” project.

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.

HISTORY TODAY
Oct 2010

Penang’s vanished spot on the pilgrim route

Until the 1970s, Penang had been the hub for haj pilgrimage in the region.

JUST A MINUTE
Apr 2010

Penang’s ports

The role of Penang’s ports has been evolving over the centuries.

COVER STORY
Apr 2010

Taking tourism to the next level

Several of Penang’s key tourism players tell Penang Economic Monthly why they’re so optimistic about the future.

FEATURE
Jan 2010

Yesterday, today and tomorrow: Weld Quay

The history of Weld Quay, and what the future can hold …

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