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FEATURE
Sep 2017

Of Heroes Unsung, and Mortals Undead

This year's George Town Literary Festival is yet another feast for the soul.

PENANG PALETTE
Sep 2017

Bridging Distance and Ideology through Art

The Malaysia-China art blend is a harmonious affair.

PROFILE
Sep 2017

Art Heals – and Allows us to be Awed Again by Life

Barakah Blue is not afraid to spread Sufi spiritual teachings through his poetry and music.

BOOKS UNBOUND
Aug 2017

Conversations and Explorations: Leela Devi Panikar - Spinning Short Stories

Brevity, fleetness and attention to the smallest detail – all necessary for the short story form.

FEATURE
Jul 2017

Who’s Afraid of Bad Wolves?

A community development platform seeks to draw out the artist in Penangites.

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2017

Glimpses of Yayoi Kusama’s Art Universe

Meet the Grandmother of Funky Optical Pop Art.

BOOKS UNBOUND
Mar 2017

Doors of Perception and Translation

Langkawi-based writer, translator and publisher Jérôme Bouchaud reveals his literary journey.

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.

FEATURE
Dec 2016

The Word and the World (Part Two)

Post World War II Malaysia – including Penang – bursts with literary work.

FEATURE
Sep 2016

Hearing the Painting Before Seeing it

Poetry and art go hand-in-hand in "Reading Art".

FEATURE
May 2016

HDB Republic: Housing, Homeownership and Heritage in Singapore

In the face of a rapidly changing urban environment, Singapore’s Housing and Development Board gets things right.

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2016

Enough to Please Most Eyes

The recently opened National Gallery Singapore aims to be a main player in the regional arts ecosystem.

FEATURE
Oct 2015

An indie protest

Art, debate, lectures and charades. Bersih 4 was much more than just a protest.

PROFILE
Oct 2015

Living hyphenated

Malaysian-Australian writer, poet, musician and spoken word artist Omar Musa talks about identity and art.

FOOTPRINTS
Jun 2015

A Muslim woman answers the call to travel

Rumaizah Abu Bakar embarks on a Muslim odyssey in her new travel book, A Call to Travel.

FEATURE
May 2015

Probing root problems with music, the Kareem Salama way

Country music came naturally to Egyptian-American Kareem Salama.

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.

FEATURE
Jul 2014

No Country A contemporary art exhibition without borders

The Guggenheim goes to Singapore! We speak to curator June Yap and the director of The Guggenheim Museum, Richard Armstrong.

FEATURE
Apr 2014

Sungai Lembing – a world of ore-some tunnels and rainbows

Lim Shu-Lin heads down into the mines of Pahang and discovers a world of historical splendour and beauty.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Mar 2014

A Malaysia lost

Kee Thuan Chye laments about Malaysia today, and reminisces about the Malaysia he used to know.

FEATURE
Feb 2014

The written word in a democratised world

The written word in a democratised world

TALK-TALK ONLY
Nov 2013

After the good start, let's get the rest high

English will be a must-pass subject in SPM starting from 2016, but is this enough to improve levels of proficiency?

FEATURE
Sep 2013

Bridging the arts between Malaysia and Singapore

Singapore's CausewayEXchange comes to the George Town Festival.

IN MEMORIAM
Aug 2013

Ismail Hashim(1940-2013) Master Photographer

We take a look at what's going on in South-East Asia.

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2013

The festival may be back, but it's no repeat

George Town Festival is back, and promises to be much more spectacular than the last.

FEATURE
Nov 2012

George Town Literary Festival II

The George Town Literary Festival is back! Curator Bernice Chauly tells us what's in store for book lovers this year.

PENANG PALETTE
Oct 2011

Eric Quah: A Beautiful Life

We profile the life and works of master painter Eric Quah.

FEATURE
Aug 2011

A Vertical Road to George Town

The minds behind the new Akram Khan Company production “Vertical Road” chat with PEM about their creative process.

FEATURE
May 2011

Rocking For Our Rights

In April, a group of talented and politically-conscious musicians got together to spread the word on what our rights really are.

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2011

Making future artists better

Tay Mo-Leong has no plans to rest on his laurels

BOOK REVIEW
Oct 2010

Parables, Prophets & Pillocks

PEM reviews Cecil Rajendra’s latest collection of poetry.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Sep 2010

A man who always made an impression

Kee Thuan Chye pays tribute to the late Gan Teik Chee.

PROFILE
Mar 2010

Polar bears don’t lie

Cecil Rajendra shares a poem he wrote at the recent climate change summit in Copenhagen.

PROFILE
Mar 2010

Living the poem

Lawyer/environmentalist/poet Cecil Rajendra chats with pem about his life’s work, and what makes one a good writer.

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