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FEATURE
Oct 2017

The Art of Dismantling Cultural Pluralism

The soul of Malaysia has been under attack for decades.

FEATURE
Sep 2017

Of Heroes Unsung, and Mortals Undead

This year's George Town Literary Festival is yet another feast for the soul.

PENANG PALETTE
Sep 2017

Bridging Distance and Ideology through Art

The Malaysia-China art blend is a harmonious affair.

PENANG PALETTE
Aug 2017

Remembering Tan Choon Ghee in Ink and Watercolour

His large collection is now at the Penang State Art Gallery.

COVER STORY
May 2017

Penang Hokkien On Life Support

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

FEATURE
Jan 2017

Penang Malays: Icons of Reform and Tolerance

Malay-Muslims in Penang make up a colourful, progressive community.

PENANG PALETTE
Nov 2016

A Journey into the Testy World of Colonial Art

The Artist and Empire: (En)countering Colonial Legacies exhibition at the National Gallery Singapore explores the issues of post-colonialism and decolonisation.

EDITORIAL
Jul 2016

Penang’s Waterfronts May be Its Future Identity

Penang’s Waterfronts May be Its Future Identity

FEATURE
Jul 2016

The Changing Harbour Front

The waterfront mirrors Penang’s history.

FEATURE
Aug 2015

Romancing Penang’s Ferry

All aboard! Butterworth Fringe Festival casts off with much promise.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2015

The history of Bukit Mertajam Part I – From agrarian village to economic hub

Nicholas Chan takes a close look at how the village of Bukit Mertajam grew into a 20th century economic hub.

STATISTICS
Mar 2015

Penang’s aviation and maritime sectors by the numbers

As a supplement to this month’s cover story on economic indicators, we examine Penang’s aviation and maritime industries which contribute significantly toward the state’s performance in tourism and trade.

COVER STORY
Oct 2014

Malaysia’s special role in the South China Sea

We take a look at the South China Sea situation and assess the pivotal role that we can potentially play.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Sep 2014

When Penang became a Spice Island

Nutmegs and cloves were once worth more than their weight in gold, and so Penang got on the bandwagon.

ASEAN INSIGHTS
Apr 2014

Around the region

We take a look at what's going on in South-East Asia.

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?

ASEAN INSIGHTS
Mar 2013

Regional outlook

Insights from around the region at the Regional Outlook Forum 2013.

ADVERTORIAL
Feb 2013

Macalister Mansion – contemporary with a quirky twist

Macalister Mansion seamlessly melds heritage with contemporary design.

FEATURE
Jan 2012

Penang's Maritime Potential

Why hasn’t Penang been able to transform itself into a maritime hub?

BOOK REVIEW
May 2011

Straits Muslims: Diasporas of the Northern Passage of the Straits of Malacca

This collection of articles by six authors makes a bold attempt to tell the complex story of the different peoples who had Islam as their common religion, and who plied the northern end of the Straits.

PHOTO ESSAY
Jan 2011

Reinvention in progress

Once a thriving village, the clan jetties are caught in a struggle to reinvent themselves.

FEATURE
Dec 2010

Saving Tanjung Tokong

It is the last remaining urban village in the Northeast District. The boom in the properties market now threatens its existence.

PROFILE
Sep 2010

On vibrant port cities and anomalous nation states

Prof Ho Eng Seng chats with PEM about Muslim societies, nationalism and the lessons history can teach us

FEATURE
Jul 2010

Baba Nyonya culture in Penang and Phuket

We explore the cultural similarities and rapport between Penang and Phuket.

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