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COVER STORY
Jun 2017

Tourism is Greener on the other side

Ecotourism brings travellers and ringgit to Seberang Perai.

COVER STORY
Apr 2017

Talking about Ageing: The Greying Elephant in the Room

Affordable and good healthcare; shelter and comfort: it’s time to address the realities of growing old in Malaysia.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Feb 2017

The Dawn of Higher Education in Malaysia

It was no easy matter pushing for tertiary-level education in colonial Malaya.

PROFILE
Feb 2017

Making Waves with Molluscs

One woman's passion for research on giant clams is helping communities all over Malaysia.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Jan 2017

Budget Cuts Wounding Public Health

Medical care services and public health allocations suffered budget reductions – and we should be worried.

COVER STORY
Oct 2016

A Revolution in Science Education is Upon Us

While our schools may be found lacking when it comes to science and tech education, several impassioned groups in Penang are working hard to create a vibrant landscape with STEM programmes and cool equipment open to kids from all walks of life.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Sep 2016

Do We Really Need Another Billion-Ringgit Airport for the North?

At the cost of RM1.6bil, a new airport is being proposed – less than an hour's drive from Penang.

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
Jun 2016

Where Students Return to be Teachers

At SMJK Sacred Heart, dedicated teachers inspire future generations of the school.

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.

FEATURE
Feb 2016

Fighting the Big C

Better technology, medical research and public awareness are crucial in the battle against cancer.

PENANG ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Jan 2016

Baiting a Billion-Ringgit Aquaculture Industry

An extremely lucrative fish-farming industry is raking in the money.

FEATURE
Jan 2016

Flip-flops Trip Key Education Reforms

With some drastic U-turns in policies, what good is the Malaysia Education Blueprint?

FEATURE
Jan 2016

The Luxury of Home-schooling

We take a look at home-schooling in Singapore.

PENANG ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Jan 2016

The Knowledge Economy is Penang’s Future

The target is to transform Penang into a high-skilled and technology-driven knowledge-based economy.

COVER STORY
Dec 2015

One Heck of a Hill

Much loved by all who have been up it, Penang Hill faces some careful but exciting upgrading.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

Who gains and who loses in Budget 2016?

From cash handouts to tax cuts, we analyse how Budget 2016 affects all tiers of household income.

FEATURE
Jun 2015

Penang on the verge of a revolution in waste management

To combat Penang's massive food waste problem, one local company is going straight to the schools and markets with an innovative new machine.

PROFILE
Feb 2015

Here, there and everywhere with Thomas Powell

Is there really such a thing as a "starving artist"? Penang-based English artist Thomas Powell doesn't believe so. It just takes a lot of determination, and ideas, of course.

PENANG ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Jan 2015

The housing market in Penang today

As prices skyrocket and GST looms, what is the state of the housing market in Penang?

UTTER ECONOMICS
Dec 2014

More money needed for proper healthcare

Budget 2015 has allocated RM23.3bil, or 8.5% of the total budget, to health, a marked increase from RM16.8bil (7.2%) in the previous year, but is this enough?

PROFILE
Feb 2013

WU LIEN-TEH The Father of Modern Medicine in China

A highly respected plague fighter, Dr Wu Lien-Teh remains largely unknown amongst his fellow Penangites.

PENANG PROFILE
Aug 2010

Building the Penang Bridge

Engineer Liaw Yew Ping has lived a long and storied life, culminating in the Penang Bridge, his most iconic project.

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