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PENANG PALETTE
Aug 2017

Remembering Tan Choon Ghee in Ink and Watercolour

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

ODDLY ENOUGH
Mar 2017

Tackling the Immigrant Issue Seriously

Ten critical approaches to the Malaysian immigration question.

PENANG PALETTE
Mar 2017

Art Fairs Faring Fairly Well

Despite economic headwinds, Art Stage Singapore 2017 was a subdued success.

COVER STORY
Feb 2017

Saving Our Schools

Education is more than exams; it's also about developing skills and ideas required for both the digital economy and students' individual well-being. Why is Malaysia still behind in this?

FEATURE
Feb 2017

A Mortar Board Does Not Guarantee Employability

It can take a long time for higher education to pay off.

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.

COVER STORY
Oct 2016

A Revolution in Science Education is Upon Us

While our schools may be found lacking when it comes to science and tech education, several impassioned groups in Penang are working hard to create a vibrant landscape with STEM programmes and cool equipment open to kids from all walks of life.

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.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Jul 2016

No Smooth Sailing for the Second Half of 2016

Forecast for the Malaysian and Penang economy for the second half of the year.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Jul 2016

Wanted: Employees!

As labour demand increases, labour supply struggles to catch up.

ODDLY ENOUGH
May 2016

The Political Economy of Malaysia’s Migrant Worker Business

The import of foreign workers rakes in hundreds of millions each year, but for whom?

CARPE DIEM
Apr 2016

Our Young Need New Ways of Financing Their Higher Education

Fundamental reforms are required in sustainable student support.

FEATURE
Jan 2016

Time to Reform Public Universities

Our public universities struggle to catch up with the rest of Asia. With the recent budget cut, what options do they have left in trying to regain former glory?

FEATURE
Apr 2015

Does Malaysia’s animation industry have a future?

Ch'ng Chin Chin explores Malaysia's animation industry by talking to the experts.

FEATURE
Aug 2014

Heritage kept right

Heritage is not only about preserving an old building's infrastructure. It's also about preserving the intangibles.

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.

COVER STORY
Nov 2013

Reforming Education

Malaysia's education system needs radical rethinking.

COVER STORY
Aug 2013

Catching the East Asian wind

The inaugural Penang Economic Conference takes a look at the region’s global economical potential and challenges that come with progress.

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.

COVER STORY
Apr 2013

Is Malaysia Prepared? The ASEAN Economic Community is at Hand

The foundation of the plan has been laid. But is Malaysia ready for actual Asean economic integration and what do we have to gain from it?

COVER STORY
Feb 2013

Penang Hospital for the Orient

Medical tourism in the region is maturing fast, and Penang is taking advantage.

COVER STORY
Nov 2012

Budget 2013: PUSHING THE LIMIT

In trying to satisfy everyone, how much will the latest budget strain our resources? Penang Monthly takes a look at Budget 2013 and its viability.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Nov 2012

Why Not go for the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize?

Goh Ban Lee argues that it is time for Penang to compete on the international stage.

FEATURE
Jun 2012

Secondary Cities are An Untapped Resource

How secondary cities can contribute to a nation's economy and change how we view development.

PENANG PALETTE
May 2012

George Town's "Mr Festival"

George Town Festival director Joe Siek has speaks on how far now-iconic festival has come.

COVER STORY
Mar 2012

The Common Good in Penang's Progress

For development to truly benefit everyone, consensus must be achieved among the community, private businesses and the government.

FEATURE
Jan 2012

Building on The Past

As SERI transforms into the Penang Institute, we take a look at the think tank's past.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Dec 2011

Asia Rising - Asian Currencies Continue to Rise Against The USD

Why are Asian currencies appreciating against the US dollar, and what does this mean for the future?

COVER STORY
Nov 2011

Alive But Not Well, The State of Penang's SMEs

Even in today’s industrial climate, Penang’s SMEs can compete with the multinationals in the innovation arena, provided all the players do what they need to do.

COVER STORY
Aug 2011

Making A City Liveable The Secret Is Economic Growth From Below

In transforming Penang into a city of the future, public participation is key.

STATES OF REFORM
Apr 2011

The Many Sides of Good City Living

The national economy depends on the health of its cities.

STATES OF REFORM
Mar 2011

Taking bigger than baby steps to transform the economy

Malaysians need an alternative approach to its economy and society.

THINK TANK THOUGHTS
Jan 2011

SERI seeks to offer policy alternatives

The role of think tanks in policy development is rarely appreciated. SERI is aiming to change that.

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.

STATES OF REFORM
Dec 2010

Comparing The State Budgets of Penang and Selangor

The Penang and Selangor state governments have recently tabled their budgets. Tricia Yeoh takes a look at them.

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