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FEATURE
May 2017

The MICE Industry Matures

The stage is set for Penang's business events sector to soar.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Mar 2017

More Than an Air Force Station

With amenities that range from a hospital to a radio station, the Royal Australian Air Force has certainly left its mark in Penang.

FEATURE
Jan 2017

BM High Celebrates its Prominent History

The need for secondary level English-language education spurred the birth of Bukit Mertajam High School.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Jan 2017

A Diverse Country Attracts a Diversity of Tourists

In the last decade, tourism has emerged as a vital component of the national economy.

FEATURE
Dec 2016

Air Itam: So Busy. So Beguiling.

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

FEATURE
Oct 2016

Men Who Ran PFS and Inspired Generations

Penang Free School turns 200 this month. We celebrate its three visionaries who made the grade.

COVER STORY
Aug 2016

An Arts Agenda for Penang

The state's arts scene has grown organically into a colourful, vibrant landscape. Even so, could it also benefit from the establishment of an executive agency for arts and culture?

FEATURE
Aug 2016

The Common Ice Cream Goes Upmarket

Penang’s frozen desserts are no longer taken for granted.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jul 2016

The Tongkang – Symbol of the Entrepot Age

Once an iconic figure during Penang Harbour’s heyday,discover the crucial role of the lighters that shuttled between massive hulking cargo ships and the port.

FEATURE
May 2016

Komtar’s Hidden Gems

Penang's iconic landmark reveals some interesting secrets.

FEATURE
Apr 2016

The Cherished Clubs of Penang

Sports and recreational clubs abound in the state.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Apr 2016

A History of an Icon

Penang Monthly traces the beginnings and rise of the Chinese Recreation Club.

PROFILE
Nov 2015

Marina Mahathir: Malaysia is my colour movie

Editor Ooi Kee Beng chats with Marina Mahathir about what it means to be Malaysian today.

COVER STORY
Aug 2015

RIDING THE TECH TIGER

Penang invests in people taking risks in the region’s newest industry

PEAKS AND PARKS
May 2015

A hill climb for beginners... and others

Take a hike up Penang Hill and discover beautiful and dramatic views of the island.

FEATURE
Dec 2014

Walking – and rocking – for animals

The World Animal Groove Festival, organised by the Sarawak Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, has Kuchingites walking and rocking for a good cause.

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?

GET AWAY
Sep 2013

Pa Lungan is a balm for the soul

Far away from civilisation, Pa Lungan in Sarawak is the perfect escape.

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
Nov 2012

The MPSP Budget: Another Surplus Year

In achieving a fifth surplus budget in a row, the MPSP has become a model for prudent fiscal management.

FEATURE
Jan 2012

Penang's Maritime Potential

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

FEATURE
Nov 2011

Yachting Awaits Development in Penang

Can Penang become a regional yachting hub? Herbert Poenisch and Oh Kean Shen take a look at Penang’s existing marinas and find that much more needs to be done.

FEATURE
May 2011

Muslim Mercantile Activities in George Town Before The Second World War

Mahani Musa takes us back to a time when Muslim trade was at its most vibrant.

COVER STORY
Apr 2011

The Winning Formula: Why Investors Choose Penang

Multinational corporations today are known to implement a “China + One” strategy, putting money into a secondary site to off set the disadvantages China suffers from. But although Penang benefits from this, not all is going well.

STATES OF REFORM
Nov 2010

We can’t afford bad waste management

Malaysia’s centralised political structure may get in the way of improving how we dispose of solid waste.

HISTORY TODAY
Oct 2010

Penang’s vanished spot on the pilgrim route

Until the 1970s, Penang had been the hub for haj pilgrimage in the region.

COVER STORY
Feb 2010

Parenting Penang's pride

Desmond and Ann-Marie David chat about raising a national icon.

PROFILE
Feb 2010

Meeting a legend that grows and grows

In our interview with Nicol David, we discover what makes the squash sensation tick, and that the best is yet to come.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Dec 2009

George Town as an engine of growth

Penang may now be more than two centuries old, but it has all the assets needed for future growth.

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