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COVER STORY
Jul 2017

AFLOAT AND AGILE: Its Broad Base Bodes Well for Penang’s Economy

While global developments present a challenge, local innovations keep the state in the black.

FEATURE
Dec 2016

The Word and the World (Part Two)

Post World War II Malaysia – including Penang – bursts with literary work.

FEATURE
Oct 2016

Better, Cheaper, Faster – Really?

A look into ridership and population projection shows the Better, Cheaper Faster alternative transport model might be fundamentally flawed.

FEATURE
Jul 2016

Public Transport Must be Affordable, Convenient – and Sustainable

For a public transport system to succeed, both pull and push factors are needed.

PROFILE
May 2016

Seeing Silence Speaking

Photographer Adam Tan seeks to encapsulate tranquility.

PENANG ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Jan 2016

The Knowledge Economy is Penang’s Future

The target is to transform Penang into a high-skilled and technology-driven knowledge-based economy.

STATISTICS
Aug 2015

Measuring creativity

We provide the numbers on the local creative industry.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Jul 2015

Moving towards high-performing shared services and outsourcing

From a traditional transactional services hub to higher value-added knowledgebased activities, Penang’s SSO industry is on the precipice of transformation.

FEATURE
Nov 2014

Penang’s heritage wealth goes way beyond the Unesco site

While historic buildings within George Town's Unesco site are protected, the same cannot be said for those that lie beyond the border.

REVIEW
Aug 2014

NonserviaM lifts heavy metal higher

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

PROFILE
Jun 2014

From cancer survivors to social champions: A relay for hope

Two cancer survivors turned their lifechanging ordeal into a beacon of hope for others.

COVER STORY
Feb 2014

Letting little things talk

Tan Twan Eng The man who paints with words

COVER STORY
Jan 2014

Penang in 2014: trends and forecasts

What's Penang's outlook in the face of global change? Penang Monthly provides a 17-page analysis.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Feb 2012

Slavery in Penang,1841

Penang had, at one point in its history, as many as 3,000 slaves.

COVER STORY
Dec 2011

Budget 2012 Reveals Malaysia’s Structural Problems

For Malaysia to become an industrialised nation, major problems with its income distribution and employment structure must be solved.

FEATURE
Dec 2011

Malaysia’s Performance On The MDGs: A Differentiated Picture

UN coordination specialist Lin Mui Kiang discusses Malaysia’s performance thus far in achieving its Millenium Development Goals.

FEATURE
Jun 2011

Penang As A Knowledge Hub

Penang can develop and integrate its knowledge clusters, and advertise its position as one of the major knowledge hubs in South-East Asia.

COVER STORY
May 2011

Innovating Up To Speed – Measuring Penang’s Innovative Capabilities

The internationalisation of innovative capability is measured by the technological capability levels and speeds at which they have been built. What are the implications for Penang’s industry?

PROFILE
Nov 2010

Pluck, luck and a practical mind

Datuk Seri Kelvin Kiew, chairman of Mini-Circuits Technologies Malaysia, chats about his humble beginnings and his route to success.

FEATURE
Oct 2010

Penang’s development still depends on the PDC

The Penang Development Corporation, one of the main drivers of Penang’s development, is reinventing itself for the 21st century.

A DAY IN THE LIFE
Mar 2010

Giving it everything

A software engineer starts his own business and braves Penang’s competitive IT industry.