What’s On

Karpal Singh, Tiger Of Jelutong Book Launch

Join Time Donoghue at the launch and public forum on his new and full autobiography of the late Karpal Singh.

George Town Festival 2014: Circus Circus

Th circus is in town and they're bringing contemporary performances to Penang. Tickets on sale now.

TEDxWeldQuay 2014

In line with TED’s mission of Ideas Worth Spreading, TEDxWeldQuay aspires to be a catalyst to inspire, change and cultivate the minds of the Penang community and the world beyond.

Art

The Imaginarium

The Imaginarium is an open space for multi-purpose creative endeavours.

Run Amok Gallery

The art space is unmistakenly humble and homey with just enough lighting to fill the room.

Fuan Wong The Gallery

Run by Wong Keng Fuan, this small studio specialises in stained and fused glass.

Culture

Five minutes with Tripat Narayanan

From films to food, this author and chef is set to dazzle you with exotic flavours during the In-Between Arts Festival.

Penang Straits Chinese

Even as they assimilated into local surrounds, their cultural traits and unique identity have remained intact.

Sneak peek: Mirrors George Town

A look at artist Ernest Zacharevic's street murals scattered across George Town.

Books

Design in fiction: The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng

SH Lim ventures into the author's latest book.

At Night We Walk in Circles by Daniel Alarcón

The story begins simply enough, but eventually weaves more into elements of life in an unstable region.

MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood

The third instalment in Atwood’s post-apocalyptic speculative-fiction trilogy.

Film

Bad Neighbours

After a shaky start, ‘Bad Neighbours’ blossoms, with inspired visual gags in excellent poor taste.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

It's as much about a boy growing up as it is about heroes and villains.

Transcendence

Shouldn’t a future America ruled by the brain of Johnny Depp be more wacky than this dull-as-computer-code thriller?

Music

Lorde 'Pure Heroine'
Lorde 'Pure Heroine'

Lorde’s remarkably accomplished debut album will probably give her access to that world of gold teeth.

Icona Pop 'This is... Icona Pop'
Icona Pop 'This is... Icona Pop'

‘I Love It’ is a brilliant pop single: instantly thrilling, totally distinctive and a little bit edgy.

Arcade Fire 'Reflektor'
Arcade Fire 'Reflektor'

‘Do you like rock ’n’ roll music? Coz I don’t know if I do…’ croons Arcade Fire’s Win Butler.