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FEATURE
Sep 2017

Of Heroes Unsung, and Mortals Undead

This year's George Town Literary Festival is yet another feast for the soul.

FEATURE
Sep 2017

George Town’s Diversity Safeguards its Religious Harmony

The gentle equilibrium among George Town's many races is its strength.

FEATURE
Aug 2017

Time to Respect the Original Peoples

Too often are they neglected – and exploited for their lands.

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.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2017

Why Penang YWCA is Such a Landmark

The organisation has been empowering women for over a century.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Apr 2017

When Penang and the Dindings were One

For 60 years, the Dindings district in Perak was governed by Penang.

EVENTS
Jan 2017

Events

Events January 2017

PENANG PALETTE
Jan 2017

A Mountain is Much More than a Mountain

James Sum's dualistic and ambiguous works intrigue observers.

PROFILE
Nov 2016

With Enough Optimism, Success Will Come

Datuk Abdul Malik Abul Kassim has had his share of ups and downs in life, but sheer tenacity continues to pull him through.

CARPE DIEM
Sep 2016

Meaningless to Have Syariah Laws without Maqasid Syariah

Excessive preoccupation with the hudud agenda at the expense of the greater objectives of Islam is perilous.

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2016

Enough to Please Most Eyes

The recently opened National Gallery Singapore aims to be a main player in the regional arts ecosystem.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jan 2016

The Devoted Pioneers of Girls’ Education in Malaya

The inspiring story of the determined Sisters of Infant Jesus.

COVER STORY
Jan 2016

Education – Ever The Political Victim

It's out with the old and in with the new every time a crisis engulfs the country's leadership – and all at the expense of our children's education.

FOOTPRINTS
Dec 2015

Christmas in the mountains of Sarawak

Prayer and food – lots of it – mark the way the yuletide season is celebrated in Sarawak.

FEATURE
Nov 2015

In Malaysia, every year is a year of festivals

With a myriad of festivals happening in Malaysia annually, one man decides to catalogue them.

FOOTPRINTS
Nov 2015

No fetish for heritage here, and yet…

In Ba Kelalan, there isn’t much visible heritage left, but it still gives a glimpse into the old way of life where faith and beliefs hold the community together.

PROFILE
Nov 2015

Marina Mahathir: Malaysia is my colour movie

Editor Ooi Kee Beng chats with Marina Mahathir about what it means to be Malaysian today.

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.

STATISTICS
Feb 2015

Demographics of a diverse Malaysia

To accompany our cover story, here are some figures on Malaysia’s demographic makeup.

FEATURE
Oct 2014

An afternoon at the Malaysian Tamil barbershop

Ubiquitous in many Malaysian cities and towns, the Tamil barbershop is where folks of all races gather for their haircuts,
and a piece of life.

TRAVEL
Oct 2014

Garbage City of Cairo

Just outside the hustle and bustle of Cairo lies an entirely different world, and a community that makes a living out of
trash.

COVER STORY
Sep 2014

Making federalism REAL

If we can strike the right balance with federalism, we may just be able to strengthen Malaysia. But where and how should we start?

TALK-TALK ONLY
Sep 2014

Why such fear of unity?

Negara-ku – a movement that aims to promote unity, peace and harmony, and oppose racism, hatred, extremism and violence – has been vilified by certain quarters from the day of its inception.

FEATURE
Aug 2014

What is the state of freedom of religion in Malaysia?

The boundaries governing legal, political and religious matters are unclear to many. Law professor Dr Azmi Sharom sheds some light on the subject.

FEATURE
Aug 2014

It begins with the narrative...

Founder and president of the Cordoba Foundation Dr Anas Al-Tikriti explains how yesterday’s conjured narratives have become the reality of today.