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PROFILE
Sep 2017

The Art of Leading by Enabling

Penang lass Boonsiri Somchit's book seeks to inspire and engage.

COVER STORY
May 2017

Penang Hokkien On Life Support

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

FEATURE
Oct 2016

Picking a Better, Cheaper, Faster Transport System

Hands up those who want a transport plan tailored for a better Penang.

COVER STORY
Sep 2016

The Mainland Awakens

Seberang Perai is undergoing massive transformation – but not without its own unique challenges.

PHOTO ESSAY
Jul 2016

By the Water’s Edge

Jonathan Lim captures the hustle and bustle of George Town’s waterfront.

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.

COVER STORY
Jul 2016

Where the Sea Meets the City is Where the World Meets Penang

Intrinsically linked to the water, George Town's waterfront is where it all began – and it still continues to amaze.

FEATURE
Jul 2016

The Changing Harbour Front

The waterfront mirrors Penang’s history.

FEATURE
Mar 2016

Transgenders Continue to Fight for Acceptance

Tolerance and respect – that's all they want.

COVER STORY
Aug 2015

RIDING THE TECH TIGER

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

FEATURE
Jul 2015

A record of Penang’s love of popular music

From P. Ramlee to pop-yeh-yeh, there's a book that captures the heydays of Penang's music scene.

FEATURE
Jul 2015

It is time we help the stateless among us

Dr Hartini Zainudin, founder of Yayasan Chow Kit and current vice president of Voice of the Children, sheds light on the stateless.

COVER STORY
Dec 2014

A history of local elections in Penang Part II: A legacy to protect

Turmoil in the 1960s spelled the end of local government elections in Penang, and throughout a fledgling Malaysia. Find out more about what transpired in the second part of our two-parter on local elections.

FEATURE
Nov 2014

Who says you can’t make videos in Penang?

Venus Khor, co-founder of local production house RisingOneMedia, is determined to make that happen.

COVER STORY
Aug 2014

My Oh My George Town! Public spaces need publicity – and polish

Different spaces mean different things for the folks of George Town. Penang Institute sets out to discover the nooks and crannies of the city in its “My George Town” project.

FEATURE
Mar 2014

Penang’s punk rock haven

Punk rockers gravitate to Soundmaker Studio in George Town for a healthy dose of underground music.

FEATURE
Jan 2014

Letting Penang nurture creativity

Setting up creative spaces for the public is Goh Choon Ean's goal.

PROFILE
Jan 2014

No such thing as failure

Think you know a lot about talented and persevering writer/cartoonist Boey Cheeming? Well, here's more.

FEATURE
Jan 2014

The internet cloud-y future

What's next for the Internet? Gary Thompson talks about CLOUD, Inc. and his motivation behind it.

SPECIAL FEATURE
Oct 2013

TEDx Weld Quay's Artistry within offers Penang a different stroke

Sustainability is an important factor when it comes to developing Penang's tourism sector.

A DAY IN THE LIFE
Sep 2013

The newsagent on China Street

Dedicated to the "ordinary" personalities of George Town we take for granted.

FEATURE
Jun 2013

The promise George Town's back lanes hold

The George Town Back Lanes Project hopes to turn Penang into a pedestrian-friendly city.

PENANG PALETTE
Dec 2011

Bringing Brilliance To Heritage Buildings

New art spaces are popping up in Penang, but can the state take advantage of this energy?

COVER STORY
Jul 2011

George Town –Where Design and Culture Must Continue to Merge

Change is coming to George Town. How can conservation bridge the gap between the old and the new?

FEATURE
Jun 2011

George Town Festival 2011 schedule

The George Town Festival is back, and it’s bigger than ever.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
May 2011

Marking George Town

To mark the heritage zone, unique street art has been set up at some iconic George Town streets.

PENANG PALETTE
Mar 2011

Being a part of what you paint

We pay tribute to the memory of one of Penang’s greatest heritage artists.

PHOTO ESSAY
Jan 2011

Reinvention in progress

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

A DAY IN THE LIFE
Nov 2010

Captain of the channel

We chat with the pilot of one of Penang’s iconic ferries.

PENANG PALETTE
Oct 2010

New life for old masters?

There is still value to be found in the works of art’s old masters.

BOOK REVIEW
Oct 2010

Parables, Prophets & Pillocks

PEM reviews Cecil Rajendra’s latest collection of poetry.

JUST A MINUTE
Apr 2010

Penang’s ports

The role of Penang’s ports has been evolving over the centuries.

FEATURE
Jan 2010

Yesterday, today and tomorrow: Weld Quay

The history of Weld Quay, and what the future can hold …

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