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Aug 2017

Conversations and Explorations: Leela Devi Panikar - Spinning Short Stories

Brevity, fleetness and attention to the smallest detail – all necessary for the short story form.

FEATURE
Apr 2016

Penang a Mecca for Marathoners?

Bukit Mertajam becomes host to an ultra marathon – the only one with a 100-mile trail event.

FEATURE
Apr 2016

Making Extreme Sports Common

Penang's adrenaline junkies thrive in action sports.

PROFILE
Mar 2016

Dancing with Kindred Spirits

Through the wordless medium of dance, Aida Redza speaks for the community.

REVIEW
Jan 2016

Is the Malaysian Extreme Music Scene Stagnant or Subtly Evolving?

Marco Ferrarese's new book, Banana Punk Rawk Trails, examines Malaysia's punk metal scene.

FEATURE
Nov 2015

The path not taken

Find out what happens to three of Penang's former stars after the final curtain falls.

FEATURE
Jun 2015

Bukit Mertajam offers some rare authenticity

Marco Ferrarese takes a walk down Bukit Mertajam and finds plenty of things to enjoy.

FEATURE
Feb 2015

Foreign students learning the hard way

Is the convoluted process, along with unequal policies, hindering the growth of our higher education institutes?

FEATURE
Jul 2014

Keeping Silambam spinning

Silambam, the most ancient form of weapon-based martial arts in India, is an endangered sport, but there are those who are struggling to keep it alive.

FEATURE
Nov 2011

Yachting Awaits Development in Penang

Can Penang become a regional yachting hub? Herbert Poenisch and Oh Kean Shen take a look at Penang’s existing marinas and find that much more needs to be done.

FEATURE
Feb 2011

Freeing education from politics

Education in Malaysia has been politicised for far too long.

PROFILE
Jul 2010

The man who industrialised Penang

PEM chats with Datuk Chet Singh, the man who led Penang’s industrialisation eff orts.

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
Apr 2010

Taking tourism to the next level

Several of Penang’s key tourism players tell Penang Economic Monthly why they’re so optimistic about the future.

PROFILE
Feb 2010

Meeting a legend that grows and grows

In our interview with Nicol David, we discover what makes the squash sensation tick, and that the best is yet to come.

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