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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.

PENANG PALETTE
Jul 2017

Tribute to a Visionary Virtuoso

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

ODDLY ENOUGH
Jul 2017

Hang Tuah as an Icon for Malaysia

He was not afraid of pluralism and multiculturalism.

FEATURE
Jul 2017

The Saints are Still Marching in

A little ode to the school that has shaped generations of Penangites.

FEATURE
May 2017

Convent Green Lane Stretches Tall Again

A new school building marks a new beginning for the institution.

FEATURE
Mar 2017

The Little Big Hospital on the Hill

Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital has grown by leaps and bounds.

BOOKS UNBOUND
Mar 2017

Doors of Perception and Translation

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

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

PEAKS AND PARKS
Aug 2016

On the Isle of Outcasts

A hike across Pulau Jerejak reveals remnants of the past.

FEATURE
Sep 2015

A heritage trail of nostalgia (and food)

Yeoh Siew Hoon joins the Pulau Tikus Heritage Trail and takes a walk down memory lane.

FEATURE
Sep 2015

Penang people are more diverse than you think…

We explore three of the unique communities nestled in Pulau Tikus.

COVER STORY
Sep 2015

Putting Pulau Tikus on the map

Rich in history and rich in culture, this beloved township is drawing more attention than ever before.

FEATURE
Aug 2015

A book that questions race and probes history

Ariffin Omar is not afraid to ruffle a few feathers with his book, Bangsa Melayu.

FEATURE
Aug 2015

Saintly relics for Penang church

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

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2015

Art thefts are big business

Malaysian art gets stolen more often than you might think.

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.

COVER STORY
Jul 2014

Is the nursing profession in good health?

Nurses play an indispensable role in society, but they are leaving the country by the droves. In spite of this, oddly enough, Malaysia also faces an overabundance of nursing graduates. What then is the state of the local nursing profession?

FEATURE
Mar 2014

The rise of Islamist conservatism in malaysia

Islam's evolution and future – what's in store for Malaysians?

REVIEW
Mar 2014

A Magnificently Rich Tome on Early Penang

Ooi Kee Beng reviews Volume One of Penang – The Fourth Presidency of India 1805-1830 by Mark Langdon.

ALL OVER THE PLACE
Sep 2013

Sabah & Sarawak where 1Malaysia is a reality

Peninsular Malaysia can learn a lot from East Malaysia's easy multiculturalism.

FEATURE
Aug 2012

What The Higgs Happened?

The elusive Higgs boson has been discovered. Khoo Teng Jian walks us through the discovery.

BOOK REVIEW
Aug 2010

Colonial Penang's pre-modern roots

We review Andrew Barber’s Penang Under the East India Company 1786-1858

COVER STORY
Jun 2010

Nation in a dilemma

Although they contribute significantly to Malaysia’s economy, migrant workers continue to be socially and legally ignored.

COVER STORY
Feb 2010

Parenting Penang's pride

Desmond and Ann-Marie David chat about raising a national icon.

PROFILE
Dec 2009

Tun Lim Chong Eu: The past is not passé

The former chief minister reminds Penangites not to forget the strands of history and how these continue to dictate our economic and political thought.

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