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COVER STORY
Feb 2018

Speedy Growth for Cruise Tourism

Along with it is the increase in the need for integrated planning.

FEATURE
Nov 2017

The Travel Industry Awaits Smart Local Apps

As mobile usage changes our behaviour, the landscape is ripe for more start-ups.

FEATURE
Nov 2017

The Art of Developing Balik Pulau

The once-sleepy village is abuzz with new attractions.

FEATURE
Nov 2017

George Town Festival at a Crossroads

Now in its eighth year, Penang's festival of the arts has come a long way.

FEATURE
Nov 2017

The Golden Stupas of Pulau Tikus

Many still flock to these temples to worship, or to adore their resplendence.

PENANG PALETTE
Sep 2017

Bridging Distance and Ideology through Art

The Malaysia-China art blend is a harmonious affair.

FEATURE
Aug 2017

Walking a Street of Art

Each painting tells a story at Bagan Luar's back alleys.

FEATURE
Aug 2017

More Amazing and Amusing Museums

Private museums offer an extra dimension to experiencing Penang’s history and heritage.

FEATURE
Jul 2017

Who’s Afraid of Bad Wolves?

A community development platform seeks to draw out the artist in Penangites.

PENANG PALETTE
Jul 2017

Tribute to a Visionary Virtuoso

John Lee Joo-for was one of the greatest acts in post-Independence Malaysian art.

PEAKS AND PARKS
Jun 2017

A Mini Beach Adventure in George Town

Hiking along Northam Beach is a worthwhile challenge.

FEATURE
May 2017

Hin Bus Depot – Derelict No More

From ruins to creative hub, the art cluster finds its footing.

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2017

Glimpses of Yayoi Kusama’s Art Universe

Meet the Grandmother of Funky Optical Pop Art.

PENANG PALETTE
Jan 2017

A Mountain is Much More than a Mountain

James Sum's dualistic and ambiguous works intrigue observers.

FEATURE
Nov 2016

A Tranquil Town for Snaps and Seafood

Quaint and rich in history, Bukit Tambun transports us back in time.

PENANG PALETTE
Nov 2016

A Journey into the Testy World of Colonial Art

The Artist and Empire: (En)countering Colonial Legacies exhibition at the National Gallery Singapore explores the issues of post-colonialism and decolonisation.

COVER STORY
Nov 2016

Halal: An Industry with a Bright Future

With an international market worth trillions of dollars, Penang is actively tapping into the highly lucrative halal business. But as with any thriving industry, it is not without its own unique set of challenges.

PEAKS AND PARKS
Oct 2016

Bukit Juru’s Short but Charming Trail

It's only 646 steps to the top of Bukit Juru, and a rewarding seafood treat awaits at the foothill.

COVER STORY
Sep 2016

The Mainland Awakens

Seberang Perai is undergoing massive transformation – but not without its own unique challenges.

FEATURE
Jul 2016

Penang and Kuching Redefine Malaysia’s Urban Cool

The two cities are revitalising through the arts.

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.

COVER STORY
Jun 2016

A New Era Comes to Balik Pulau

From affordable housing to quaint homestays and getting in touch with nature and the land, the township is undergoing an interesting revival.

PENANG PALETTE
May 2016

An Ancient Art Form that Continues to Inspire

The Chinese brush genre survives – and evolves – in Malaysia.

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.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Mar 2016

Lessons from Journey to the West

Although now 400 years old, the Chinese satire remains resonant.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

The renewal of Butterworth continues

A Star lights up Butterworth, bridging island and mainland in light.

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
Jul 2015

Profiling Penang as a culture hub

As the creative economy burgeons, Penang digs its spurs in.

COVER STORY
Jun 2015

Butterworth beckons A bright future awaits East Penang

Stepchild no more: Butterworth wants to climb out of George Town's shadow. We find out how it could do just that.

FEATURE
May 2015

City status is a matter of status – and expectations

Penang's city status entails great responsibility.

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