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FEATURE
Nov 2017

Letting Classical Music Bond

Cultural exchange takes place through orchestra visits.

FEATURE
Aug 2017

Chance Decides at The Italian Restaurant

Mark your calendars for a play like no other.

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.

PROFILE
Jun 2016

The Force behind the Festivals

Passionate and motivated by the search for excellence, Yeoh Jun Lin takes delight in organising the Borneo Jazz Festival and Rainforest World Music Festival.

FEATURE
Feb 2016

A New Lease of Life for Traditional Puppet Theatre

Potehi thrives where other traditional arts have not.

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.

PROFILE
Mar 2015

Resisting the closing of the Malaysian mind

Prof Latif Kamaluddin, poet and intellectual, has quite a few things to say about the state of Malaysian literature and its authenticity.

FEATURE
Oct 2014

Highlights of George Town Festival 2014

We take a look at what worked (and what didn't) at George Town Festival 2014.

REVIEW
Aug 2014

NonserviaM lifts heavy metal higher

Punkhead Marco Ferrarese reviews homegrown melodic death metal band NonserviaM's debut album, A Spectral Ascension.

FEATURE
Jul 2014

Penang – A future centre for classical music in Asia?

Now newly housed on Lebuh Pitt, the Penang Philharmonic Orchestra brings exciting sounds to the city.

FEATURE
May 2014

Ballet illuminated!

We chat with Singapore Dance Theatre's senior artist Chihiro Uchida about ballet and dancing.

FEATURE
Feb 2014

The written word in a democratised world

The written word in a democratised world

FEATURE
Jun 2013

Bountiful beats of AkashA

AkashA, a band that produces global music that makes you feel at home.

FEATURE
May 2013

A Little Island That Danced

Musicians from three continents came to Penang to jam together for the Penang World Music Festival.

FEATURE
May 2013

I Musici

The world’s oldest active chamber music group will be performing in this year’s George Town Festival!

REVIEW
Dec 2012

Short and Sweet comes to Penang

A festival celebrating freedom of expression through acting and dance.

FEATURE
Mar 2012

Cosmopolitanising Bahasa Malaysia

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

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2011

Hoy Cheong the Art-ivist

An internationally-renowned artist, Wong Hoy Cheong is known for his subversive creative bent.

PROFILE
Feb 2011

All that Rozz-matazz

For the longest time, the Penang music scene was little more than generic bands regurgitating the usual radio hits in hotel lobbies and lounges until Rozz came.

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2011

Making future artists better

Tay Mo-Leong has no plans to rest on his laurels

FEATURE
Jun 2010

Celebration of culture

The George Town World Heritage Office is set to win the hearts and minds of tourists and Penangites.

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