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COVER STORY
Feb 2018

Speedy Growth for Cruise Tourism

Along with it is the increase in the need for integrated planning.

FEATURE
Aug 2017

Borneoans in Penang

The state is second home to a vibrant and active Borneoan community.

COVER STORY
Apr 2017

Talking about Ageing: The Greying Elephant in the Room

Affordable and good healthcare; shelter and comfort: it’s time to address the realities of growing old in Malaysia.

FEATURE
Nov 2016

Technology Transforms the Halal Industry

Things are looking good for one of Malaysia’s sunrise industries.

PROFILE
Nov 2016

With Enough Optimism, Success Will Come

Datuk Abdul Malik Abul Kassim has had his share of ups and downs in life, but sheer tenacity continues to pull him through.

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
Sep 2015

A balanced society? The planning must start now

It's time to talk about the future of planning in Penang.

STREETS OF GEORGE TOWN
Apr 2015

A walk on the Cheapside

Lorong Cheapside is a treasure trove for hardware and DIY enthusiasts, and a lingering reminder of George Town's working class days.

PENANG PALETTE
Jan 2015

Springtime for art biennales

Watch out: huge festivals are taking place all over the globe.

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.

PENANG PALETTE
Aug 2014

Time for Asean art to flourish

The regional art scene may be lacking in terms of shared identity consciousness, but things are certainly changing.

STATES OF REFORM
Apr 2013

What Will a Second Term Mean for Penang and Selangor?

What policies should the Pakatan state governments focus on in their second term?

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2013

Seeking Inspiration in Balik Pulau

Balik Pulau has turned into a natural sanctuary for artists to settle and create their art.

FEATURE
Jan 2013

Halal Hub in the Making

The halal industry in Penang has seen rapid expansion in the last two years, giving Penang an opportunity to diversify its investment sources.

STATES OF REFORM
Nov 2012

Change of Mayor Too High-Handed to Ignore

Petaling Jaya is still reeling from a string of surprise high-profile transfers.

COVER STORY
Jul 2012

Towards Clean Governance in Asean

Penang Institute hosts the inaugural Conference of the Asean Coalition for Clean Governance.

COVER STORY
Sep 2011

Paradise Being Lost, All Is Not Well on Penang’s Beaches

As injuries and complaints mount, Batu Ferringhi’s famed beach is rapidly losing its lustre, thanks to an unregulated water sports industry and the absence of enforcement.

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
Jul 2011

Local Democracy Alive and Kicking in Pakatan States

The Pakatan Rakyat governments are determined to push ahead with local elections, with or without federal help.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Mar 2011

Things tourists cannot experience

Kee Thuan Chye visits Bangkok Lane for a trip down memory lane, only to come away disoriented by the winds of change.