The other day I accompanied a friend of mine to an eye clinic at a general hospital in the north of the peninsula.What greeted us was a smallish room in which dozens of people accompanied by family members...
Here are a few images you may not have seen. These photos, taken about a week ago by a concerned Penangite, give us an idea of the extent of the problems facing the Penang Hills Railway, which was knocked...
Aliran's gift to all Malaysians on the 40th anniversary of its formation in 1977.The entire digital archives of Aliran magazines from 1980 to 2014 are now available on the Aliran website. (Incidentally, the image on the celebratory cake...
If artists are able to capture the soul of a place on canvas, independent film producers are able to vividly bring to life the critical issues of the day on screen.Make sure you catch the 16-minute film The...
Hello everyone! Let us support the arts - development is not just about providing physical public amenities. We also need to nurture the arts so we get the right balance in society to add to the 'soul' of a...
Yesterday, 11.30am Penang Hill at the summit waiting inside the train to go downhill.The photo was sent to me by a concerned Penang resident, who added: The guy just keep loading people on. A (tourist) refused to go in......
Independent film producer, Andrew Ng Yew Fan, one of three winners of the Freedom Film Fest's Malaysia Film Grants awards, decided to take the bus in Penang. He shares his experience with us.And this was his experience cycling...
A Mixed Group Exhibition is being held at the Hin Bus Depot Art Centre along Jalan Gurdwara in Penang until 10 October.In our materialistic capitalistic world, we need more artists, poets, musicians, indie film producers, philosophers, cartoonists story-tellers...
Over a thousand people gathered at USM last night for the launch of the Relay for Life in Penang to support raising awareness of the fight against cancer.Special luminaria bags lit up the darkness in remembrance of loved...
Notice that these are dedicated - and protected - bicycle lanes. Protected bicycle lanes are probably what it would take to enhance public confidence in the safety of cycling in places like Penang, KL, Ipoh and JB.Even Manchester,...

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