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This old suburb has shaken off its rough-and-tumble image, and is ready to become a dynamic township of the future.
After several generations, they have perfected age-old family recipes.
A glance at gastronomic figures.
They write the stories that make the whole world hungry.
Penang's good ol' kopitiams take centre stage.
The Malaysia-China art blend is a harmonious affair.
For 60 years, the Dindings district in Perak was governed by Penang.
Malay-Muslims in Penang make up a colourful, progressive community.
The historic village straddles the modern and the archaic.
Malaysian politics is stuck in quicksand, and if we don’t construct an entirely new model soon to replace it, the future will be dire.
A group of Rohingya boys step on the threshold to adulthood.
The Artist and Empire: (En)countering Colonial Legacies exhibition at the National Gallery Singapore explores the issues of post-colonialism and decolonisation.
From its origins as a simple meal to fill the tummy, nasi kandar has become a Malaysian institution.
One can cycle from George Town to Batu Maung – comfortably!
Syed Thajudeen – artist, philosopher, poet and magician – returns with a grand flourish.
With cafes mushrooming in George Town, we take a look at three unique joints.
New book Young and Malay captures the experiences of nine different types of modern Malay identities.
From his humble beginnings, Richard Rivalee describes how he became a bonafide fashion designer.
Penang banks on its creative minds.
Stepchild no more: Butterworth wants to climb out of George Town's shadow. We find out how it could do just that.
With unemployable graduates and a financial status that runs in the red, can private schools survive in Malaysia?
What's it like organising literary festivals? Fresh off George Town Literary Festival, we ask its curator Umapagan Ampikaipakan.
Punk rockers gravitate to Soundmaker Studio in George Town for a healthy dose of underground music.
The inaugural Penang Economic Conference takes a look at the region’s global economical potential and challenges that come with progress.
Malaysia’s Reformasi movement has been brewing for a long time now and has led to the highly competitive GE13.
Hanoi, where ancient and modern history live side by side.
Goh Ban Lee reflects on an important event in 1986 that helped drive George Town's Unesco listing.
The PDC embarks on a new business plan that could reap big rewards for the state.
Penang needs to revitalise its manufacturing industry in order for innovation to thrive.
How secondary cities can contribute to a nation's economy and change how we view development.
Cecil Rajendra reviews two books of photography by Ooi Cheng Ghee and Ismail Hashim. How do they stack up?
Running the state government's microcredit scheme has been no easy task.
Penang has been home to some of the most compelling Malay artists in the country.
Why hasn’t Penang been able to transform itself into a maritime hub?
Some states are resisting the move to privatise solid waste management, and with good reason.
After a hiatus of over 20 years, the art group makes a serious comeback.
Novelist Gabija Grusaite takes us on a tour of Armenian Street, peeling away its layers and uncovering its gems.