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FEATURE
Dec 2017

The Warung – A Pit Stop for Refreshment and Some Culture

Teh tarik satu, and one political debate coming right up.

FEATURE
Nov 2017

Making Maths Accessible – and Fun

Penang has a new equal-opportunity platform for mathematics.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Dec 2016

A Budget with Dubious Benefits

Looking past the handouts, we see a bleak reality.

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.

FEATURE
Sep 2016

Teaching Students How to Take Heart – and How to Have Heart

A great contribution to society is to teach others to care.

PENANG ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Jan 2016

The Knowledge Economy is Penang’s Future

The target is to transform Penang into a high-skilled and technology-driven knowledge-based economy.

FEATURE
Jul 2015

Can Malaysia achieve high-speed widely penetrative broadband by 2020?

With an Internet speed that lags behind Singapore, Vietnam and even Cambodia, we explore the realities of Malaysia's broadband situation.

COVER STORY
Apr 2015

The Athi Nahappan Report revisited Part 2: Local elections are part of a larger reform agenda

In the second part of our cover story on local elections, we examine what the Athi Nahappan Report further recommends.

PENANG PALETTE
Nov 2014

An explosion of art shows

With the whole country engulfed in celebrations of art festivals and related art affairs, Malaysia seems to be having an art-tastic year.

FEATURE
Sep 2014

No easy task to educate

When Alina Amir gets thrown into a classroom full of rowdy 13-year-olds, she finds that teaching can be a Herculean task.

FEATURE
Aug 2014

What is the state of freedom of religion in Malaysia?

The boundaries governing legal, political and religious matters are unclear to many. Law professor Dr Azmi Sharom sheds some light on the subject.

STATISTICS
Apr 2014

East Malaysia in numbers

The demographics of East Malaysia, and more.

FEATURE
Apr 2014

Beyond the MDGs

The deadline for the Millennium Development Goals is 2015. What has been accomplished so far?

FEATURE
Feb 2014

The written word in a democratised world

The written word in a democratised world

FEATURE
Nov 2013

Bukit Brown activism- A race to save history

Singapore's Land Transport Authority is about to reclaim 173 acres of history in the name of development, but not without resistance from the locals.

FEATURE
Aug 2013

A reading room goes fourth to multiply

Promoting literacy by providing a place for people to relax and read.

FEATURE
Aug 2012

Wireless in George Town

The state's Penang Free WiFi programme continues to grow.

FEATURE
Jan 2012

Building on The Past

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

FEATURE
Dec 2011

Malaysia’s Performance On The MDGs: A Differentiated Picture

UN coordination specialist Lin Mui Kiang discusses Malaysia’s performance thus far in achieving its Millenium Development Goals.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Nov 2011

Mind the child and grow the country

As Malaysia grows, so does the need for efficient early childcare.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Oct 2011

Adult Suffrage Comes to Penang and Malaysia, 1951

On December 1, 1951, Penang made history by holding its first ever municipal election.

FEATURE
Nov 2010

Stories to stir the soul

The inaugural pinks Festival was held recently, reminding us of the power and importance of storytelling.

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