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FEATURE
Oct 2017

Empowering Penang’s MICE industry

With an estimated RM808mil economic impact, business events in Penang are big business.

FEATURE
May 2017

The MICE Industry Matures

The stage is set for Penang's business events sector to soar.

ADVERTORIAL
Nov 2016

Green Homes at the Edge of George Town

State-of-the-art architecture and a commitment to green living give the upcoming Sandilands project much appeal.

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
Sep 2016

Rich Music Resonates From Mount Santubong

There is no place more apt for the sounds of ethereal music than Kuching's Rainforest World Music Festival.

PHOTO ESSAY
Jul 2016

By the Water’s Edge

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

FEATURE
Jul 2016

Rice Miller: A Projection of Penang’s Pioneer Spirit

The perseverance of the people behind The Rice Miller Project is an inspiration.

EDITORIAL
Jul 2016

Penang’s Waterfronts May be Its Future Identity

Penang’s Waterfronts May be Its Future Identity

FEATURE
Jul 2016

Penang and Kuching Redefine Malaysia’s Urban Cool

The two cities are revitalising through the arts.

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.

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.

STATISTICS
Jul 2016

A Look at George Town’s Waterfront

What is the land use and population density of the waterfront area?

COVER STORY
May 2016

A City For All Classes

Liveability is more than just making it to the top of a list; it is about ensuring quality of life is available to every spectrum of society.

PENANG PALETTE
Dec 2015

Calmness caught in epic colours

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

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.

COVER STORY
Jun 2015

Butterworth beckons A bright future awaits East Penang

Stepchild no more: Butterworth wants to climb out of George Town's shadow. We find out how it could do just that.

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.

FOOTPRINTS
Oct 2014

Stateless in Sabah

A large number of Sabah’s inhabitants are saddled with a complicated legal status. They have been tolerated by locals albeit with some disdain, but of late, tension has been mounting.

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.

TRAVEL
Jun 2014

Four lakes and a tent

For an unforgettable (and also affordable) experience travelling around Europe, Bram Tan recommends you go old school, get a tent and go camping.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Feb 2014

Resurrecting Sungai Pinang

We need to improve our mentality for the sake of our rivers and seas.

PENANG PALETTE
Jul 2012

Hong Kong Vibrant Art World

What can Penang learn from the Hong Kong art world?

FEATURE
Dec 2011

Sunway Rising

Since the day he saw how Komtar was built, Tan Hun Beng knew exactly what he wanted to do.

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?

FEATURE
Nov 2011

Yachting Awaits Development in Penang

Can Penang become a regional yachting hub? Herbert Poenisch and Oh Kean Shen take a look at Penang’s existing marinas and find that much more needs to be done.

PENANG PALETTE
Nov 2011

Promise of a Renaissance

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

PHOTO ESSAY
Jun 2011

Penang’s Waterfronts

The recent rise of heritage tourism offers some hope of reviving Penang’s neglected waterfront precincts.

PENANG PALETTE
Mar 2011

Being a part of what you paint

We pay tribute to the memory of one of Penang’s greatest heritage artists.

PHOTO ESSAY
Jan 2011

Reinvention in progress

Once a thriving village, the clan jetties are caught in a struggle to reinvent themselves.

FEATURE
Dec 2010

Saving Tanjung Tokong

It is the last remaining urban village in the Northeast District. The boom in the properties market now threatens its existence.

PENANG PALETTE
Oct 2010

New life for old masters?

There is still value to be found in the works of art’s old masters.

FEATURE
Sep 2010

Putting Penang’s waterfronts to work

There is much untapped potential in Penang’s waterfronts.

PENANG PALETTE
Mar 2010

Sculpturing Penang’s public spaces

The Penang Sculpture Trail project is well under way, with works by world-class Asian sculptors on display.

FEATURE
Jan 2010

Yesterday, today and tomorrow: Weld Quay

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