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BOOK REVIEW
Aug 2017

An Ultimate Reference Guide to Penang Hill

A bookish journey through the quaint and colourful history of the Hill.

PENANG PALETTE
Jul 2017

Tribute to a Visionary Virtuoso

John Lee Joo-for was one of the greatest acts in post-Independence Malaysian art.

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Another Unesco Listing on the Cards for Penang?

The biosphere reserve listing would ensure Penang Hill's forests are preserved and researched.

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.

PEAKS AND PARKS
Dec 2016

A Wrong Turn to Adventure!

An unintended turn during a hike at Air Itam becomes a fascinating experience.

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.

FEATURE
Oct 2016

Men Who Ran PFS and Inspired Generations

Penang Free School turns 200 this month. We celebrate its three visionaries who made the grade.

PENANG PALETTE
Sep 2016

Working a Wonderful World

Sculptor Anthony Lau has an insatiable thirst for the unknown.

FOOTPRINTS
Sep 2016

Grow Your Own Greens Today!

An innovative idea makes planting one's own vegetables at home possible – and fun.

COVER STORY
Sep 2016

The Mainland Awakens

Seberang Perai is undergoing massive transformation – but not without its own unique challenges.

PEAKS AND PARKS
Jun 2016

A Haunt in the Hills

A trail of adventure – and of the creepy sort!

FEATURE
May 2016

HDB Republic: Housing, Homeownership and Heritage in Singapore

In the face of a rapidly changing urban environment, Singapore’s Housing and Development Board gets things right.

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.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Apr 2016

A History of an Icon

Penang Monthly traces the beginnings and rise of the Chinese Recreation Club.

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.

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

The high life: Growing up on the peak

What's it like to have spent a great part of one's life on Penang Hill? Meet two people who have done exactly that.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

Days and nights at Claremont

The recollections of Christine Khor during her blithe week on Penang Hill.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Dec 2015

A bungalow on the Hill

Writer Mike Gibby traces the history of the quaint Lomond Bungalow.

PEAKS AND PARKS
Dec 2015

A hike to the top via Moongate

A simple climb through the jungle makes the Hill so much more enjoyable.

FEATURE
Sep 2015

Old shops face new realities

Just how do old school businesses in Pulau Tikus cope with changes and changing trends?

FEATURE
Sep 2015

Novel businesses on the block

We take a look at the new businesses in Pulau Tikus and find out how they keep up with the competition.

FEATURE
Aug 2015

Saintly relics for Penang church

A young church in Sungai Ara is home to not just one, but two saints.

PEAKS AND PARKS
Jul 2015

A trail of beauty and history

Our resident hiker takes us on a dramatic – and curious – trek through the Lily Pond Circular Walk.

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?

COVER STORY
Jan 2015

A city’s status and its civil society

The doggedness of Penang NGOs, from classic Chinese kongsi and Indian leagues to contemporary consumers' associations and heritage trusts, in devoting themselves to their individual causes, gives rise to a robust civil society that sets the city apart.

FEATURE
Nov 2014

Penang’s heritage wealth goes way beyond the Unesco site

While historic buildings within George Town's Unesco site are protected, the same cannot be said for those that lie beyond the border.

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