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The organisation has been empowering women for over a century.
It has been 45 years since the death knell rang for local elections in Penang.
A campaign by the MBPP seeks to prioritise pedestrians.
Prangin Market, Chowrasta Market and Campbell Street Market have been the hubs of trade on the island for over a century.
For a public transport system to succeed, both pull and push factors are needed.
With Penang's upgrade to city status, it's time to upgrade its level of cleanliness as well.
Stepchild no more: Butterworth wants to climb out of George Town's shadow. We find out how it could do just that.
Penang's city status entails great responsibility.
In the second part of our cover story on local elections, we examine what the Athi Nahappan Report further recommends.
Government officials insist that Malaysia is not a welfare state, but taking a look at its policies, one might think otherwise.
Penang is on its way to becoming a city– again. However, this does not mean that improvements will happen overnight.
George Town was Malaya's first city – and its only city until 1972. We examine the significance of this status, and its impact on recent times.
Turmoil in the 1960s spelled the end of local government elections in Penang, and throughout a fledgling Malaysia. Find out more about what transpired in the second part of our two-parter on local elections.
Penang Island has the requirements to be called a city, but its residents need to be more civic conscious to earn that status.
The Labour Party’s rise and fall in George Town's municipal council is worth some retrospection.
Though much has changed in KL, the city holds on to its history.
Gurney Drive has changed over the years, not necessarily for the better.
Goh Ban Lee reflects on an important event in 1986 that helped drive George Town's Unesco listing.
Goh Ban Lee argues that it is time for Penang to compete on the international stage.
Petaling Jaya is still reeling from a string of surprise high-profile transfers.
George Town starts Asia’s first ever Business Improvement District Scheme.
Making a city liveable is no easy matter
The designing of cities is almost a forgotten debate in Malaysia.
Penang Institute hosts the inaugural Conference of the Asean Coalition for Clean Governance.
How secondary cities can contribute to a nation's economy and change how we view development.
This September, Penang will host the fifth Tourism Promotion Organization for Asia Pacific Forum.
Something needs to be done to transform Butterworth’s image.
In transforming Penang into a city of the future, public participation is key.
Is there too much political interference in local development?
George Town can learn a lot from Curitiba's public transportation system.
Why local government elections need to make a comeback.
Penang joins nine other Asian cities in a pledge to promote sustainable transportation.
George Town has been a city since 1957, even if the government chooses to ignore it.
George Town is but one of many World Heritage Sites in the world. There is much it can learn from the successes of others. But can it do so and still retain its identity?