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FEATURE
Sep 2017

From Persia to Penang: Boria Bops On

We explore Penang's cultural export, the vibrant boria.

FEATURE
Jul 2017

Voicing George Town’s Many Mores

George Town World Heritage Day is held to understand – and celebrate – local culture.

COVER STORY
Aug 2016

An Arts Agenda for Penang

The state's arts scene has grown organically into a colourful, vibrant landscape. Even so, could it also benefit from the establishment of an executive agency for arts and culture?

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
Feb 2016

Filming the Intangible

The Kaki Lima Short Film Competition seeks to capture Penang's rich intangible heritage.

COVER STORY
Oct 2015

Is Penang’s tourism on the right track?

Striking the right balance is key to success for George Town’s tourism.

FEATURE
May 2015

City status is a matter of status – and expectations

Penang's city status entails great responsibility.

PHOTO ESSAY
Jan 2015

Compiling George Town’s cultural heritage

From perfumers to rattan weavers and garland makers, George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI) lovingly archives Penang's rich and distinct living heritage.

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.

FEATURE
Aug 2014

Heritage kept right

Heritage is not only about preserving an old building's infrastructure. It's also about preserving the intangibles.

FEATURE
Jul 2013

Discovering Penang anew

The Heritage in Penang Trail looks to keep youngsters interested in Penang’s heritage using social media.

FEATURE
May 2013

Making Space Truly Public

It’s time we move away from conventional methods of filling a space or building.

FEATURE
Jun 2012

George Town: A Work in Progress

After the heritage listing, the city continues to evolve. But is it on the right track?

COVER STORY
Apr 2012

16 Women

In the spirit of International Women's Day, Penang Monthly is featuring 16 exceptional women who have had a profound impact on the community around them.

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