CULTURE & HERITAGE
PENANG STORIES

Penang in all its complexity is presented in bite-sized stories, guides and interviews, to be taken in and savoured slowly.


Deepavali has long been embraced by the Hindu community as a significant event in the Hindu primary scripture. Cheng Sim discovers more to Deepavali than the victory of light over darkness.
'The Lost Giant I' is no ordinary exhibition but one that relives the nostalgia Penang's landmark and what could have been, should the mega development project had taken place. Cheng Sim unearths the fascinating stories of Komtar.
Co-director of 'Hai Ki Xin Lor', Saw Teong Hin chats with Cheng Sim and shares an insight into his first Penang Hokkien play.
There's more to paper oblation craft than giant paper effigies and miniature replicas. Cheng Sim chatted with one of Penang's paper oblation craftsman.
In conjunction with Malaysia's 57th Independence Day, the Penang Art Society takes on the theme 'Negaraku', By Cheng Sim
Despite boria's 150 years of history, the Penang Malay-Jawi Peranakan parody is slowly losing its grip on the heritage front. Cheng Sim finds out why.
Artist Wong Hoy Cheong curated a tribute exhibition for his friend and artist, the late Ismail Hashim. Cheng Sim explores the exhibition and finds out more.
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