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FEATURE
Nov 2017

The Bastion of Early Catholicism in Penang Restored

George Town's Church of the Assumption gets a much-needed face lift.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Mar 2017

More Than an Air Force Station

With amenities that range from a hospital to a radio station, the Royal Australian Air Force has certainly left its mark in Penang.

FEATURE
Feb 2017

Back To Beca

It's time to make Penang's iconic trishaws thrive again.

FEATURE
Jul 2016

Penang and Kuching Redefine Malaysia’s Urban Cool

The two cities are revitalising through the arts.

FEATURE
Jun 2016

The Remarkable Resurgence of Penang’s Hindu Endowment Board

The once-ailing Hindu Endowment Board has seen a phenomenal turnaround – thanks to the efforts of a dedicated few.

FEATURE
Apr 2016

The Cherished Clubs of Penang

Sports and recreational clubs abound in the state.

FEATURE
Nov 2015

A city of cafes

With cafes mushrooming in George Town, we take a look at three unique joints.

FEATURE
Jan 2015

An art exchange on Penang’s walls and streets

Penang's art galleries are spilling out onto its streets as its first international street art festival, Urban Xchange, defies tradition.

FEATURE
Oct 2014

A brewery of cultures

At Antarabangsa in George Town, the mingling of cultures takes place at the bottom of a beer bottle.

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?

FEATURE
Sep 2013

The men with shaved legs

Bram Tan documents the trials of the Grimpeurs as they endure one of the toughest stages of the Tour de France.

FEATURE
Jul 2013

Rose Chan's story finally told

The biography of a controversial personality is finally written.

FEATURE
Jun 2013

The promise George Town's back lanes hold

The George Town Back Lanes Project hopes to turn Penang into a pedestrian-friendly city.

FEATURE
Feb 2013

Off The Beaten Track in Hong Kong

Hong Kong still holds plenty of surprises for the jaded traveller.

PENANG PALETTE
Sep 2012

Sex, Truths and Photographs

Ismail Hashim challenges the fastpaced world of modern photography.

FEATURE
Aug 2012

George Town – A Ghost Town of The Future?

What are the long-term implications of the city's rising property prices?

FEATURE
Feb 2012

Gurney Drive Memories

The iconic Gurney Drive has something for everyone.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Dec 2011

Asia Rising - Asian Currencies Continue to Rise Against The USD

Why are Asian currencies appreciating against the US dollar, and what does this mean for the future?

FEATURE
Nov 2011

Freedoms we take for granted

Faith Watson takes a trip from Penang to Bangladesh and discovers that it can be easier to feel at home in one place than another.

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. 

FEATURE
Aug 2010

The 1867 Penang riots

Tensions between Penang's secret societies finally reached the boiling point, and chaos reigned on the island.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Jul 2010

Changing recipe in industrial production

We look at some of the commodities that play a major role in Penang’s economy.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Apr 2010

Capital movements and Penang’s manufacturing sector

How is monetary policy affected by manufacturing for export in Penang?

PROFILE
Mar 2010

Living the poem

Lawyer/environmentalist/poet Cecil Rajendra chats with pem about his life’s work, and what makes one a good writer.

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