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ODDLY ENOUGH
Dec 2017

Food and Politics

What has food got to do with politics?

FEATURE
Sep 2017

Why Do Films Fail in Depicting Malaysian Life?

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

PEAKS AND PARKS
Jun 2017

A Mini Beach Adventure in George Town

Hiking along Northam Beach is a worthwhile challenge.

COVER STORY
May 2017

Penang Hokkien On Life Support

With the dialect in danger of disappearing, passionate parties step up and take charge.

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.

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.

FEATURE
Jul 2016

Memories of a Reserve Currency Collapse

Will what happened in Penang in 1967 happen on a global scale soon?

FEATURE
Dec 2015

Days and nights at Claremont

The recollections of Christine Khor during her blithe week on Penang Hill.

PEAKS AND PARKS
Dec 2015

A hike to the top via Moongate

A simple climb through the jungle makes the Hill so much more enjoyable.

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.

FEATURE
Nov 2014

Who says you can’t make videos in Penang?

Venus Khor, co-founder of local production house RisingOneMedia, is determined to make that happen.

FEATURE
Sep 2014

Are you buying slavery?

Malaysia recently slipped down to Tier 3 on the US Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report. How much do you know about this crime, and are you inadvertently buying slavery?

FEATURE
Sep 2014

For whom Malaysia’s highways toll

The stakes are high in the highway business. We reveal who owns what.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Aug 2014

Penang’s forgotten protest: The 1967 Hartal

For almost two months in 1967, Penang was in a state of near-anarchy. What happened, and how did things get to that point?

FEATURE
Mar 2014

Asean’s response to Typhoon Haiyan

How did Asean's humanitarian response and disaster relief efforts measure up to the rest of the world's?

FEATURE
Mar 2014

A worthy dozen at the esplanade

Here's a recap of Tropfest South East Asia.

FEATURE
Feb 2014

More to sailing than having a boat

There's a crucial ingredient to sailing, as we found out during the Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta harbour race.

FEATURE
Nov 2013

Staying Prepared For natural disasters

What is the National Security Council, and what is its role in disaster management in the country?

FEATURE
Jul 2013

Abenomics – the latest Japanese export

Can Japan’s new economic reform help solve its macroeconomic problems?

FEATURE
Jul 2013

A lean, mean, “Startup” machine

Hacker Monthly editor Lim Cheng Soon writes on his experiences at the three-day Lean Startup Machine workshop in Singapore.

STATES OF REFORM
Jan 2013

State budgets 2013: The Last For Now

A report card on the Selangor and Penang Pakatan state governments’ final budgets of their first five-year term in power.

FEATURE
Jul 2012

Digital Art to Promote Heritage

Video projection mapping comes to Penang and Suffolk House.

FEATURE
Aug 2011

A Vertical Road to George Town

The minds behind the new Akram Khan Company production “Vertical Road” chat with PEM about their creative process.

FEATURE
Aug 2011

The Face of A Movement

Anne Ooi was just another protestor on July 9, until a photograph of her took the internet by storm.

COVER STORY
Jul 2011

George Town –Where Design and Culture Must Continue to Merge

Change is coming to George Town. How can conservation bridge the gap between the old and the new?

PENANG PALETTE
Jul 2011

Toya: Stretching Batik to Its Limits

At 68, batik painter Toya is still pushing himself and his art. But he may end up being the last of his kind.