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FEATURE
Dec 2017

A Whiter Shade of Apricot

Fourth generation vendors continue the sweet legacy of their forebears.

FEATURE
Jul 2017

Voicing George Town’s Many Mores

George Town World Heritage Day is held to understand – and celebrate – local culture.

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Meet the Mee Goreng Family!

Three generations of Malaysian fusion cooks.

STATISTICS
May 2017

Dialects and Languages in Numbers

Which is the most spoken Chinese language in Malaysia and Penang, and how fare our students in language exams?

COVER STORY
May 2017

Penang Hokkien On Life Support

With the dialect in danger of disappearing, passionate parties step up and take charge.

EVENTS
Jan 2017

Events

Events January 2017

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.

FEATURE
Jun 2015

Bukit Mertajam offers some rare authenticity

Marco Ferrarese takes a walk down Bukit Mertajam and finds plenty of things to enjoy.

FOOTPRINTS
Nov 2014

A festival that is small, and therefore big

The Pangkor Island Festival, in its second year, is about the community and its heritage.

PHOTO ESSAY
Jul 2013

The Kim Giak Low Choon Teochew Opera Troupe

Behind the scenes of a Teochew opera troupe in Penang.

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.

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
Dec 2011

Bringing Brilliance To Heritage Buildings

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

PENANG PALETTE
Oct 2011

Eric Quah: A Beautiful Life

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

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2010

A focus on female artists

We take a look at some female artists with strong connections to Penang, and how art can bring comfort and fulfilment.

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2010

Promise of things to come

Who are Penang's emerging art stars?

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