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FEATURE
Oct 2017

The Waterman of Penang

Kam U-Tee toiled to bring water to all at an affordable price.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Being There for Needy Families

Their primary mission is to care for community health.

COVER STORY
Apr 2017

Talking about Ageing: The Greying Elephant in the Room

Affordable and good healthcare; shelter and comfort: it’s time to address the realities of growing old in Malaysia.

FEATURE
Apr 2017

Helping the Handicapped and their Helpers

The retractable wheelchair is a welcome device for those with mobility difficulties.

FEATURE
Mar 2017

Gen Y Homeownership 101

When it comes to the property market, the Sandwich Generation faces a dilemma.

FEATURE
Dec 2016

Air Itam: So Busy. So Beguiling.

The enchanting – and ever expanding – township has apace and charm of its own.

FEATURE
May 2016

HDB Republic: Housing, Homeownership and Heritage in Singapore

In the face of a rapidly changing urban environment, Singapore’s Housing and Development Board gets things right.

COVER STORY
Sep 2015

Putting Pulau Tikus on the map

Rich in history and rich in culture, this beloved township is drawing more attention than ever before.

PENANG ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Apr 2015

Penang’s economy in 2015: Growth continues, but more slowly

As we enter the second quarter, we take a look at what's affecting the Penang economy.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Mar 2015

Managing longevity risk: Do not go gentle into that good night

Longevity risk has consistently been underestimated, leading to potentially serious economic implications.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Feb 2015

Should we fear death or longevity?

As humans live longer, the impact on the economy is beginning to look grizzled.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Dec 2014

More money needed for proper healthcare

Budget 2015 has allocated RM23.3bil, or 8.5% of the total budget, to health, a marked increase from RM16.8bil (7.2%) in the previous year, but is this enough?

FEATURE
May 2014

Migrate for what???

The grass is always greener on the other side. Or is it really?

UTTER ECONOMICS
May 2014

Managing bubble economies

We chat with Prof Kiyohiko Nishimura about bubble economies, quantitative easing and Abenomics.

FEATURE
Jul 2013

Abenomics – the latest Japanese export

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

COVER STORY
May 2013

Watershed Elections for Malaysia

Malaysia’s Reformasi movement has been brewing for a long time now and has led to the highly competitive GE13.

FEATURE
Feb 2013

Legacies of Leprosy

Descendants of Penang's leprosy patients attempt to reconnect with their past.

FEATURE
Aug 2012

George Town – A Ghost Town of The Future?

What are the long-term implications of the city's rising property prices?

COVER STORY
Jul 2012

Towards Clean Governance in Asean

Penang Institute hosts the inaugural Conference of the Asean Coalition for Clean Governance.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Sep 2011

The Wider Implications of Minimum Wage

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

PENANG PALETTE
Aug 2011

UTARA –Still Zealous After All These Years

After a hiatus of over 20 years, the art group makes a serious comeback.

PEOPLE ECONOMICS
May 2011

Penetrating The New Frontier of Medical Devices

What does it take to break into the medical devices industry?

FEATURE
Apr 2011

The Vast Potential of Gender Responsive Budgeting

Gender responsive budgeting is a considerable asset in allowing us to appreciate each person’s contribution to economic and social development.

FEATURE
Mar 2010

Welcoming the old and disabled to Penang

For all of Penang’s tourist attractions, the lack of accessibility for disabled tourists is troubling.