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COVER STORY
Mar 2018

Feel the Pulse in Jelutong

This old suburb has shaken off its rough-and-tumble image, and is ready to become a dynamic township of the future.

FEATURE
Dec 2017

Tastes of India, from North and South

There's never a dhall moment when it comes to Indian food.

FEATURE
Dec 2017

Taste, in Words

They write the stories that make the whole world hungry.

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2017

Wandering Souls in a Forbidden Land

A tribute to the late Malaysian artist Zulkifli Mohd Dahalan.

FEATURE
May 2017

Suukee Nang: What it Means to be Hainanese

Local Hainanese take pride in their esprit de corps.

FEATURE
May 2017

One More Nyonya Kuih for the Road?

These teatime snacks find their way back into the hearts – and tummies – of locals.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Apr 2017

When Penang and the Dindings were One

For 60 years, the Dindings district in Perak was governed by Penang.

BOOKS UNBOUND
Mar 2017

Doors of Perception and Translation

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

COVER STORY
Mar 2017

Tanjung Bungah – More Popular Than Ever

With sun, sea and sand in close proximity and verdant hills as the backdrop, Tanjung Bungah is the ideal suburb.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jan 2017

Account of an Early Transit in Penang

What was Penang like at the close of the eighteenth century?

FEATURE
Jan 2017

Chronicling Nyonya Cuisine

Delicious delicacies are recorded for posterity.

FEATURE
Jul 2016

The Changing Harbour Front

The waterfront mirrors Penang’s history.

FEATURE
May 2016

The Kopitiam– The Hearths Of Penang

It’s the camaraderie that comes with the coffee.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Oct 2015

The swashbuckling municipal president of Penang

Sjovald Hoseason Cunyngham-Brown was a civil servant, soldier, adventurer, activist and more.

FEATURE
Sep 2015

Penang people are more diverse than you think…

We explore three of the unique communities nestled in Pulau Tikus.

FEATURE
Jul 2015

Profiling Penang as a culture hub

As the creative economy burgeons, Penang digs its spurs in.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2015

The history of Bukit Mertajam Part I – From agrarian village to economic hub

Nicholas Chan takes a close look at how the village of Bukit Mertajam grew into a 20th century economic hub.

FEATURE
Sep 2014

From China with Love

Marco Ferrarese talks to fellow writer Ewe Paik Leong about the young, seductive women from mainland China who flood our shores in search of an easy buck.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Sep 2014

When Penang became a Spice Island

Nutmegs and cloves were once worth more than their weight in gold, and so Penang got on the bandwagon.

FEATURE
Oct 2013

Reviving a state of mind that can save our urban legacy

Though much has changed in KL, the city holds on to its history.

RESTAURANT REVIEW
May 2013

Going down Abbey Road

Abbey Road Bistro Restaurant in Seberang Jaya, where quirky Beatles memorabilia and music meet delectable dining.

FEATURE
May 2013

A Little Island That Danced

Musicians from three continents came to Penang to jam together for the Penang World Music Festival.

FEATURE
Mar 2013

How Far can Indonesia's Consumption-Driven Growth Go?

Indonesia’s rapid growth rate may be impressive, but is it sustainable?

RESTAURANT REVIEW
Jan 2013

On the Vegetarian Trail

A look at some of the amazing vegetarian restaurants in Penang.

FEATURE
Nov 2012

Back to the Future of Traffic Planning

The solution to Penang’s traffic woes may lie in its past.

FEATURE
Nov 2012

Film review: The Rights Of The Dead

A steady look at the tragedy of Teoh Beng Hock.

STATES OF REFORM
Oct 2012

Malaysia Education Blueprint: Weighing Unity Against Diversity

What role will diversity play in Malaysia's education system?

STATES OF REFORM
Sep 2012

Power and The Arts

What role should states play in the arts?

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2012

Sketch Where You Stand

Quietly but surely, Urban Sketchers Penang is making its mark.

STATES OF REFORM
Dec 2011

What Do The State Budgets of Penang and Selangor Tell Us?

Tricia Yeoh takes a closer look at the Penang and Selangor state budgets.

FEATURE
Oct 2011

Chinese and Muslim Societies As Natural Allies

In late 19th century cosmopolitan Penang, Muslim and Chinese societies rose above racial and cultural differences to work together.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Sep 2011

The Spice Island of Penang, 1834

Penang was a spice giant in the 19th century, before the blight. 

FEATURE
May 2011

Muslim Mercantile Activities in George Town Before The Second World War

Mahani Musa takes us back to a time when Muslim trade was at its most vibrant.

FEATURE
Feb 2011

Before palm oil, there was coconut oil...

In the past, Penang and Malaysia benefited from a booming coconut industry.