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10 April 2016: Penang Hill Funicular Railway – Remembering an engineering feat 1923-2010 April 18, 2016 – Posted in: Newsletters

The tales of the hills of Penang are many. This book by Ric Francis tells the remarkable story of the earliest hill station of its kind in British colonial history, and explains how Penang became home to one of the great engineering feats. It’s a story that the reader will find continuously fascinating. – Dato’ Anwar Fazal It has undergone several makeovers over the years, suffered several disruptions and even went into temporary hiatus, but…

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03 April 2016: ‘The Right to Brand’ and ‘Managing Yaa-hoos!’ – Posted in: Newsletters

“True change is not in adopting new practices. It is in applying age-old principles in the changing landscapes of life.“ Taking bold steps towards growth and success are the main themes behind our two featured titles – whether you are an individual or organisation, these books will help you discover, build and effect creative ideas. This week’s newsletter takes an unprecedented literary excursion into hitherto ‘uncharted’ territories – brand marketing and motivational ideas. The first…

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27 March 2016: Penang authentic Nyonya cuisine – Posted in: Newsletters

Bee Lee Tan’s critically acclaimed cookbooks brought her recipes and culinary skills into the kitchens of both Western and Asian homes. By articulating the culture and cuisine of the Peranakan community, she has enlivened the memories of some of these recipes while helping to preserve and promote her nyonya heritage. What is it about Nyonya food that is so compelling? It reflects the tremendous variety of taste of Malaysians. Like their art, culture and languages,…

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Syed Thajudeen – A Retrospective April 11, 2016 – Posted in: Newsletters

The core human values like love, compassion, faith, filial piety, honesty and trust feature prominently in Syed Thajudeen’s works. They are an affirmation of the good self, of togetherness, love and mutual nurture. The Penang State Museum & Art Gallery has been honouring several Penang-based artists with Retrospective exhibitions over the past decade. For those who wanted a tangible memento of their favourite artists, or for those who missed the events, they have been packaged in…

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