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PENANG PALETTE
May 2017

The Freedom Young Artists Can Enjoy

The Young Contemporary Artists competition sees some quirky work.

BOOKS UNBOUND
Mar 2017

Doors of Perception and Translation

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

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jan 2017

Account of an Early Transit in Penang

What was Penang like at the close of the eighteenth century?

FEATURE
Jan 2017

Penang Malays: Icons of Reform and Tolerance

Malay-Muslims in Penang make up a colourful, progressive community.

FEATURE
Nov 2016

The Word and the World(Part One)

Literary translators connect cultures from different parts of the globe, and Penang's role in the history of the art is by no means insignificant

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.

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.

REVIEW
Mar 2016

The Penan’s Lament: “The Forest is Our Skin”

Books that look at the plight of Sarawak’s forest nomads.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Mar 2016

A Water Supply System to Boast About

A legacy of the British, Penang's water infrastructure is part of the city's colonial inheritance.

CARPE DIEM
Mar 2016

Time To Be Human

There should be no compromise when it comes to defending humanity.

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2016

Loving Paris in the Winter

When it gets cold in the romance capital of the world, it's time to nip into an art gallery or two.

FEATURE
Oct 2015

Penang targets non-traditional tourists

Be it for work or sports, Penang is a magnet for many.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Oct 2015

The swashbuckling municipal president of Penang

Sjovald Hoseason Cunyngham-Brown was a civil servant, soldier, adventurer, activist and more.

PROFILE
Sep 2014

Putting all into the job

We find out what it takes to run a bureau tasked with taking tourism to a higher level when we speak to Ooi Geok Ling, the managing director of Penang Global Tourism.

FEATURE
Sep 2014

Are you buying slavery?

Malaysia recently slipped down to Tier 3 on the US Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report. How much do you know about this crime, and are you inadvertently buying slavery?

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2013

In Awed Appreciation of PAGO-PAGO

Artist Latiff Mohidin is honoured through an extensive exhibition that mirrors his life.

FEATURE
Nov 2012

George Town Literary Festival II

The George Town Literary Festival is back! Curator Bernice Chauly tells us what's in store for book lovers this year.

FEATURE
Aug 2012

A Silat Performance to Awe the World

A review of “Silat: Our Heritage for the World” at the George Town Festival.

STREETS OF GEORGE TOWN
Sep 2011

Love And More Is All Around

Gabija Grusaite takes us through Love Lane, and uncovers a vibrant and thriving lile micro-cosmos. 

A DAY IN THE LIFE
Nov 2010

Captain of the channel

We chat with the pilot of one of Penang’s iconic ferries.

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
Aug 2010

Jewel of Muscat

The Jewel of Muscat stopped by Penang, on the tail end of her voyage to trace the roots of her Arabic ancestors.

PHOTO ESSAY
Mar 2010

Suffolk House-keeping

After decades of neglect, Suffolk House has been restored to its former glory.

COVID-19 EXCLUSIVES