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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

Letting Classical Music Bond

Cultural exchange takes place through orchestra visits.

FEATURE
Jul 2017

Who’s Afraid of Bad Wolves?

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

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Jazz – An Act of Liberation

Music is freedom, and none more so than jazz.

FEATURE
Apr 2017

Party like it’s 1899

Party like it’s 1899 With its Persian roots, Ghazal Party once captured hearts in Seberang Perai.

BOOKS UNBOUND
Mar 2017

Doors of Perception and Translation

Langkawi-based writer, translator and publisher Jérôme Bouchaud reveals his literary journey.

FEATURE
Mar 2017

Making Penang Their Home – By Cheering Up Others

It began as a support network for women living away from home.

PHOTO ESSAY
Feb 2017

A Tantalising Tribute to Jimmy Boyle

The James Boyle Trio pays homage to Penang’s iconic composer.

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.

FEATURE
Sep 2016

Rich Music Resonates From Mount Santubong

There is no place more apt for the sounds of ethereal music than Kuching's Rainforest World Music Festival.

FEATURE
Aug 2016

Three Who Found the Call of Music Irresistible

Turning one’s passion into a career is a bold step few of us dare take.

FEATURE
Jul 2016

Penang and Kuching Redefine Malaysia’s Urban Cool

The two cities are revitalising through the arts.

PENANG PALETTE
May 2016

An Ancient Art Form that Continues to Inspire

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

FEATURE
Apr 2016

Thrilled by the Western Twang

Country music is big in Borneo, as proven by the successful third edition of the Miri Country Music Festival.

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2016

Loving Paris in the Winter

When it gets cold in the romance capital of the world, it's time to nip into an art gallery or two.

REVIEW
Dec 2015

Small acts of courage to make the world a better place

Cheerful, witty and bold – that's what editor Ooi Kee Beng has to say about Azmi Sharom's Brave New World.

FEATURE
Nov 2015

Festivals of significance: A writer’s view of literary festivals

Tan Twan Eng writes about his experience participating in literary festivals – and their importance.

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
Aug 2015

Making music tell stories

Behind every song, there is a tale – as we found out during this year's Penang World Music Festival.

FEATURE
May 2015

Probing root problems with music, the Kareem Salama way

Country music came naturally to Egyptian-American Kareem Salama.

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
Mar 2015

Malaysian skinheads against racism

We’ve been misunderstanding this crowd for far too long.

COVID-19 EXCLUSIVES