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FEATURE
Dec 2017

A Snack Well Worth Waiting For

Call it ban chien kueh or apam, a pancake by any other name would taste just as sweet.

FEATURE
Nov 2017

Saluting Our Warriors

Saluting Our Warriors Penang's veterans association remembers the services of those who kept the peace.

PROFILE
Sep 2017

A Great New Way to Blast Machines Clean

Banker-turned-entrepreneur Shivonne Lew shares her story.

FEATURE
Jul 2017

The Saints are Still Marching in

A little ode to the school that has shaped generations of Penangites.

HEALTH
Jun 2017

Deaf No More

Groundbreaking medical advancement means the hearing impaired can now have hope.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2017

Why Penang YWCA is Such a Landmark

The organisation has been empowering women for over a century.

FEATURE
May 2017

Convent Green Lane Stretches Tall Again

A new school building marks a new beginning for the institution.

PENANG PALETTE
Jan 2017

A Mountain is Much More than a Mountain

James Sum's dualistic and ambiguous works intrigue observers.

PENANG PALETTE
Oct 2016

Fired by the Charm of Ceramics

A series of contemporary ceramic exhibitions in recent months has reignited interest in the art.

PENANG PALETTE
Jul 2016

History and Heritage Carved with Heart

More than a traditional wood carver, Yeap Siew Kay is a master craftsman – and part of Penang's living heritage.

PENANG PALETTE
Oct 2015

Loving the art and the artist

For some artists, Cupid struck at the first brushstroke.

COVER STORY
Aug 2015

RIDING THE TECH TIGER

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

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Jul 2015

Let’s clean up our island city

With Penang's upgrade to city status, it's time to upgrade its level of cleanliness as well.

COVER STORY
Jun 2015

Butterworth beckons A bright future awaits East Penang

Stepchild no more: Butterworth wants to climb out of George Town's shadow. We find out how it could do just that.

FOOTPRINTS
Mar 2015

The letter in English: Ipoh’s place on the Sun Yat-Sen trail

A secret letter helps Chan Sue Meng piece together her family history and, along the way, discover Ipoh's role in the founding of modern China.

COVER STORY
Mar 2015

Local elections as the foundation of democracy Part I: The Athi Nahappan Report revisited

As we mark the half century since the end of local government elections in Malaysia, we look back at events that led to its demise – most importantly, the Athi Nahappan Report.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Feb 2015

No automatic new start for Penang as a city

Penang is on its way to becoming a city– again. However, this does not mean that improvements will happen overnight.

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2015

Choong Kam Kow – A this-worldly visionary

With 258 selected works and some 57 years of toil, artist Choong Kam Kow is finally getting his hugely deserved moment.

FEATURE
Oct 2014

Eight bountiful acres

Make a trip of fruitful discovery at 8 Acres, a tranquil getaway in Pahang, and prepare to have a fill of nature and her bounty.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Aug 2014

Making Penang Island a city

Penang Island has the requirements to be called a city, but its residents need to be more civic conscious to earn that status.

COVER STORY
May 2013

Watershed Elections for Malaysia

Malaysia’s Reformasi movement has been brewing for a long time now and has led to the highly competitive GE13.

PROFILE
Feb 2013

WU LIEN-TEH The Father of Modern Medicine in China

A highly respected plague fighter, Dr Wu Lien-Teh remains largely unknown amongst his fellow Penangites.