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FEATURE
Nov 2017

The Bastion of Early Catholicism in Penang Restored

George Town's Church of the Assumption gets a much-needed face lift.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Oct 2017

Imagine Malaysia Anew!

Malaysians should dare to campaign for change.

PENANG PALETTE
Oct 2017

Barking Up the Right Tree

Eucalyptus bark is Datuk Sharifah Fatimah Syed Zubir's metier.

FEATURE
Aug 2017

Borneoans in Penang

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

PHOTO ESSAY
Jul 2017

Historical Heights of Penang

Towering over small and mighty are the sentinels of the skies.

FEATURE
Apr 2017

Cows and the City

Meet Penang's urban bovines and their handlers.

PEAKS AND PARKS
Apr 2017

A Guided Hike that is Hard to Repeat

If you have an appetite for adventure, Bukit Relau is the hike for you.

FEATURE
Mar 2017

The Little Big Hospital on the Hill

Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital has grown by leaps and bounds.

EVENTS
Jan 2017

Events

Events January 2017

CARPE DIEM
Sep 2016

Meaningless to Have Syariah Laws without Maqasid Syariah

Excessive preoccupation with the hudud agenda at the expense of the greater objectives of Islam is perilous.

CARPE DIEM
Jul 2016

Hudud Threatens the Future of Malaysia

The hudud issue arises again – and we must address it with greater urgency.

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
May 2016

An Ancient Art Form that Continues to Inspire

The Chinese brush genre survives – and evolves – in Malaysia.

FEATURE
Apr 2016

The Panthers are Back!

After a five-year hiatus, the Football Association of Penang returns to the top flight.

FEATURE
Feb 2016

Penang Offers Much More for the Connoisseur than Just Hawker Food

Many other traditional fares are equally enticing – and famous.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

The high life: Growing up on the peak

What's it like to have spent a great part of one's life on Penang Hill? Meet two people who have done exactly that.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

Days and nights at Claremont

The recollections of Christine Khor during her blithe week on Penang Hill.

FEATURE
Nov 2015

Festivals of significance: A writer’s view of literary festivals

Tan Twan Eng writes about his experience participating in literary festivals – and their importance.

PROFILE
Oct 2015

Living hyphenated

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

FEATURE
Sep 2015

Novel businesses on the block

We take a look at the new businesses in Pulau Tikus and find out how they keep up with the competition.

FEATURE
Aug 2015

Saintly relics for Penang church

A young church in Sungai Ara is home to not just one, but two saints.

FEATURE
Jun 2015

Bukit Mertajam offers some rare authenticity

Marco Ferrarese takes a walk down Bukit Mertajam and finds plenty of things to enjoy.

FEATURE
Mar 2015

The costs of inequality: Not just a case of “poor envy”

Most would agree that the income gap is worsening in Malaysia and begs addressing. It is time we gauge how this hurts the country in concrete terms.

PHOTO ESSAY
Nov 2014

The life of a living goddess

A peek into the life of one of Nepal's living goddesses, seven-year-old Diya Bajracharya.

FEATURE
Nov 2014

Kyogen : An awesome tradition seeking a future

Penang was given a taste of the 600-year- old Japanese traditional theatre during George Town Festival. Julia Tan speaks to master kyogen actor Mansai Nomura about his art.

FEATURE
Oct 2014

Highlights of George Town Festival 2014

We take a look at what worked (and what didn't) at George Town Festival 2014.

FEATURE
Aug 2014

Working for ghosts

Making funeral effigies may not be a job to die for, but it brings in the bucks and keeps traditions alive.

FEATURE
Jul 2014

Keeping Silambam spinning

Silambam, the most ancient form of weapon-based martial arts in India, is an endangered sport, but there are those who are struggling to keep it alive.

PENANG PALETTE
Jan 2014

Art goes far beyond simple imaging

This month, we shine the spotlight on the low profile C. K. Tan.

FEATURE
Sep 2013

A chat with a Master

Cinematographer Christopher Doyle on colour, making movies and working with Wong Kar Wai.

PHOTO ESSAY
Jul 2012

Hindu Temples of Penang

Penang's Hindu temples are one of the legacies left behind by 18th and 19th century-era Indian migrants in search of a brighter future.

COVER STORY
Jul 2012

Towards Clean Governance in Asean

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

STREETS OF GEORGE TOWN
Sep 2011

Love And More Is All Around

Gabija Grusaite takes us through Love Lane, and uncovers a vibrant and thriving lile micro-cosmos.