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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
Jul 2017

Letting Theatre Make Sense of the World

The American actor/director who found his niche in Penang. 

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Jazz – An Act of Liberation

Music is freedom, and none more so than jazz.

COVER STORY
May 2017

Penang Hokkien On Life Support

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

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.

FEATURE
Dec 2016

Healing and Housing Needy Children

A home, as well as hope, for abandoned and abused children in Penang.

FOOTPRINTS
Oct 2016

Malaysia’s Oldest Pipe Organ Is Back In Shape

A community’s efforts and some serendipity have kept the Church of the Assumption’s majestic pipe organ in tip-top shape.

FOOTPRINTS
Aug 2016

A Pitstop for the Hungry and Needy

KL's Pitstop Community Cafe is a whole new way of addressing homelessness.

FEATURE
Jan 2016

No Child Goes Hungry in New Taipei City

Convenience stores double as charity portals to feed disadvantaged minors.

FEATURE
Oct 2015

Malaysia’s troubled state

What might Malaysia’s political future hold?

IN MEMORIAM
Sep 2015

A tribute to Marco Giovanni Battistotti (1966-2015)

In loving memory of a hotelier extraordinaire and a truly kind soul.

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.

FEATURE
May 2015

Probing root problems with music, the Kareem Salama way

Country music came naturally to Egyptian-American Kareem Salama.

FEATURE
Mar 2015

Malaysian skinheads against racism

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

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2015

Choong Kam Kow – A this-worldly visionary

With 258 selected works and some 57 years of toil, artist Choong Kam Kow is finally getting his hugely deserved moment.

FOOTPRINTS
Dec 2014

The digital world belongs to the young

Youth Today, an online events platform, has over 20,000 subscribers. It reveals the way the world is moving for the youths of tomorrow.

FEATURE
May 2014

21st Century PAS

Contemporary PAS toes the line between conservatism and progressiveness.

FEATURE
May 2013

Raising Awareness in the Fight Against Cancer

It may come as a shock to most people that cancer is now Malaysia’s third biggest killer, but there is hope.

FEATURE
Dec 2012

Preventing Youth Suicide

This complex issue plaguing society needs to be recognised.

FEATURE
Oct 2012

Betting on BIDS

George Town starts Asia’s first ever Business Improvement District Scheme.

FEATURE
Feb 2012

Gurney Drive Memories

The iconic Gurney Drive has something for everyone.

PROFILE
Oct 2011

Woo, The Lucky Economist

Prof Woo Wing Thye is one of the the world's most renowned economists, and he would be the first to admit he had a bit of help getting there.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Sep 2011

The Wider Implications of Minimum Wage

Chan Huan Chiang takes on minimum wage and its many aspects and consequences. 

FEATURE
Jun 2011

Sao Lim Comes to Penang

Unknown to many, the Penang Sao Lim Athletic Association is helping to keep the kung fu tradition alive.

FEATURE
Jul 2010

Between faith and hope

The selfless volunteers at the House of Hope att empt to provide some much-needed relief to the residents of Rifl e Range.

STATES OF REFORM
Jun 2010

Safety in the cities

Crime rates are exploding throughout the nation, and Malaysians continue to live in fear

COVID-19 EXCLUSIVES