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PENANG PALETTE
Mar 2017

Art Fairs Faring Fairly Well

Despite economic headwinds, Art Stage Singapore 2017 was a subdued success.

BOOKS UNBOUND
Mar 2017

Doors of Perception and Translation

Langkawi-based writer, translator and publisher Jérôme Bouchaud reveals his literary journey.

PENANG PALETTE
Jan 2017

A Mountain is Much More than a Mountain

James Sum's dualistic and ambiguous works intrigue observers.

FEATURE
Dec 2016

The Word and the World (Part Two)

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

FEATURE
May 2016

Smart Local Governance Brings Services to Remote Townships

A rural town in Taiwan enjoys the best of cloud computing technology, thanks to sound governance.

FEATURE
Mar 2016

A Hospital that Puts Fun into Patient Care

At the National Taiwan University Hospital, smiles come first.

FEATURE
Feb 2016

A New Lease of Life for Traditional Puppet Theatre

Potehi thrives where other traditional arts have not.

FEATURE
Jan 2016

No Child Goes Hungry in New Taipei City

Convenience stores double as charity portals to feed disadvantaged minors.

FEATURE
Nov 2015

Making words perform art

What do a punk rocker, puppeteer, bangsawan specialist and jazzhead have in common? They write.

FEATURE
Sep 2015

Novel businesses on the block

We take a look at the new businesses in Pulau Tikus and find out how they keep up with the competition.

FEATURE
Jul 2015

Profiling Penang as a culture hub

As the creative economy burgeons, Penang digs its spurs in.

PENANG PALETTE
Mar 2015

Malaysian artists join one of Singapore’s many shows

The dazzling Art Stage Singapore wrapped up in January, with Malaysia featuring a strong – and slightly controversial – presence during the festival.

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.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Jun 2014

Bringing city planning up to date

Cities constantly evolve, and so must city planning in order to keep up with the trend.

PENANG PALETTE
Jan 2014

Art goes far beyond simple imaging

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

PENANG PALETTE
May 2013

When in Rome...

Ooi Kok Chuen sits down with H.H. Lim, a Penang-raised artist based in Rome.

FEATURE
Dec 2012

A prayer for FEATURE WORLD PEACE IN PENANG

Faith Watson returns to Penang to wash away memories of bland food and pray for world peace.

REVIEW
Dec 2012

Short and Sweet comes to Penang

A festival celebrating freedom of expression through acting and dance.

FEATURE
Oct 2012

Tantalising Taiwan

We go off the beaten path and explore Taiwan's gorgeous east coast.

PROFILE
Oct 2012

Cheah Cheng Hye

Dr Ooi Kee Beng sits down with Penang's very own Warren Buffett.

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2012

Sketch Where You Stand

Quietly but surely, Urban Sketchers Penang is making its mark.

PENANG PALETTE
Oct 2011

Eric Quah: A Beautiful Life

We profile the life and works of master painter Eric Quah.

FEATURE
Jun 2011

Sao Lim Comes to Penang

Unknown to many, the Penang Sao Lim Athletic Association is helping to keep the kung fu tradition alive.

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2011

Hoy Cheong the Art-ivist

An internationally-renowned artist, Wong Hoy Cheong is known for his subversive creative bent.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Feb 2011

Turning Points: Ups and downs of Penang’s economy

Different locations doing things differently in pursuit of common growth is the new growth model, and their performances need to be independently monitored.

FEATURE
May 2010

Whose rubbish is it anyway?

The federal government is set to privatise solid waste management. What does this mean for Penang?

STATES OF REFORM
Feb 2010

Making green policies sustainable

With growing concerns over the environment, how should Malaysia's urban centres position themselves?

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2010

Promise of things to come

Who are Penang's emerging art stars?

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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