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He was not afraid of pluralism and multiculturalism.
Ecotourism brings travellers and ringgit to Seberang Perai.
With the dialect in danger of disappearing, passionate parties step up and take charge.
Literary translation is an intricate art.
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
The printing presses in Penang have been humming for over two centuries.
Persatuan Tongkat Putih aims to empower the visually impaired.
Seberang Perai is undergoing massive transformation – but not without its own unique challenges.
Three photographer friends dedicate themselves to capturing life in the undergrowth.
The Chinese brush genre survives – and evolves – in Malaysia.
Meet Chang Fee Ming, a game-changer known for pushing the parameters of his art.
If we can strike the right balance with federalism, we may just be able to strengthen Malaysia. But where and how should we start?
The regional art scene may be lacking in terms of shared identity consciousness, but things are certainly changing.
As archaeologists struggle to discover more about Bujang Valley, perhaps it should be given credit as the site where Malay civilisation actually began.
Malaysia is 50 years old. It's time for us to re-examine what our federalism means.
The Khaw clan was a central player in the socioeconomic wellbeing of Penang and Phuket.
The George Town Literary Festival is back! Curator Bernice Chauly tells us what's in store for book lovers this year.
A reminder of what the cultural, commercial and political diversity in the Straits of Malacca looked like before colonialism divided the region.
Kedah’s Rajah Ahmad Tajuddin Halim Shah II fled to Penang to escape the Siamese, and war nearly broke out.
We chat with Loke Gim Tay about his success in the glass industry, and his passion for the arts.
The embattled party is in danger of losing relevance.
Penang was once known as the cradle of Malaysian art. Today, it has the chance to regain that title.
Penang's talent are leaving in droves. What's causing this exodus, and how can we fix it?
Engineer Liaw Yew Ping has lived a long and storied life, culminating in the Penang Bridge, his most iconic project.
We review Andrew Barber’s Penang Under the East India Company 1786-1858
Why local government elections need to make a comeback.
Where has all the good Penang fiction gone?
Penang’s halal industry is going global, and it has momentum on its side.
Several of Penang’s key tourism players tell Penang Economic Monthly why they’re so optimistic about the future.
Lawyer/environmentalist/poet Cecil Rajendra chats with pem about his life’s work, and what makes one a good writer.
The politics of yesterday was rife with brutal deception - as the Sultan of Kedah found out.
The former chief minister reminds Penangites not to forget the strands of history and how these continue to dictate our economic and political thought.