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COVER STORY
Mar 2018

Feel the Pulse in Jelutong

This old suburb has shaken off its rough-and-tumble image, and is ready to become a dynamic township of the future.

PROFILE
Nov 2017

Sketching those Little Moments

Cartoonist Azmi Hussin captures nostalgia with his pen.

FEATURE
Nov 2017

Letting Classical Music Bond

Cultural exchange takes place through orchestra visits.

FEATURE
Sep 2017

From Persia to Penang: Boria Bops On

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

FEATURE
Sep 2017

Why Do Films Fail in Depicting Malaysian Life?

Restrictions, red tape, production costs – Malaysia's mainstream films are gelded.

FEATURE
Jul 2017

A Venue for a Culture City

For 45 years, Dewan Sri Pinang has played host to a myriad of events and functions.

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Jazz – An Act of Liberation

Music is freedom, and none more so than jazz.

EVENTS
Mar 2017

Events

Events March 2017

FEATURE
Jan 2017

Penang Malays: Icons of Reform and Tolerance

Malay-Muslims in Penang make up a colourful, progressive community.

FEATURE
May 2016

The Kopitiam– The Hearths Of Penang

It’s the camaraderie that comes with the coffee.

PROFILE
Mar 2016

The Evolving Life of a Librarian

Libraries have changed, and so have the duties of a librarian.

FEATURE
Aug 2015

P. Ramlee: A Penang superstar

As P. Ramlee The Musical heads to our shores, we unravel the tumultuous life of the visionary man.

FEATURE
Jul 2015

A record of Penang’s love of popular music

From P. Ramlee to pop-yeh-yeh, there's a book that captures the heydays of Penang's music scene.

PENANG PALETTE
May 2015

So much of Ismail Hashim to unpack or repack

A tribute? A retrospective? Or an archival reconnaissance lab test? The Unpack/ Repack exhibition on the late Ismail Hashim definitely pushes the envelope.

FEATURE
Feb 2014

A festival for all the senses

The In-Between Art Festival delivers sumptuous ethnic food along with exhilarating entertainment.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Feb 2014

Resurrecting Sungai Pinang

We need to improve our mentality for the sake of our rivers and seas.

PROFILE
Feb 2014

Up close with Lat

Malaysia's icon talks about kampung living and the importance of intermingling.

PROFILE
Jan 2013

Curious Pak Alam

A man with a passion for repairing vintage bicycles, an extensive knowledge of botany and an impressive collection of antiques, stones and minerals.

PENANG PALETTE
Mar 2012

Penang – A Home for Malay Artists

Penang has been home to some of the most compelling Malay artists in the country.

FEATURE
Mar 2012

Cosmopolitanising Bahasa Malaysia

Any language needs to be inclusive and open to change, or risk being rejected.

PENANG PALETTE
Nov 2011

Promise of a Renaissance

New art spaces are popping up in Penang, but can the state take advantage of this energy?

FEATURE
Jul 2011

Rivers of Tears

Ombak-Ombak ARTStudio pays tribute to Penang’s notoriously filthy rivers and uncovers their history through the community.

PHOTO ESSAY
Apr 2011

Penang’s Forgotten Scene

We take a step back in time and celebrate Penang’s legendary musicians of the 1940s and 1950s.

PENANG PROFILE
Feb 2010

Stormy weather in Penang

Penang's musical talents face a tough audience.

COVID-19 EXCLUSIVES