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August 1, 2019

Forum on the US-China Trade War at Penang Institute

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Dear Sir/Madam,

This is an invitation to the forum on the “US-China Trade War” organised by Bahagian Perancang Ekonomi Negeri. The event will take place on 8th August 2019 (Thursday), 8:30 am at Penang Institute.

Kindly register your interest here.

For further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Bahagian Perancang Ekonomi Negeri

at +604 6505277 / +604 2629724

Warmest regards,
Penang Institute

Attend this forum to increase your understanding of potential opportunities and risks of the US-China Trade War on Penang’s economy

Event Agenda

8.00 AM: Registration

8.45 AM – 9.30 AM: US-China trade war: Political Underpinnings and Implications by Dr Khong Yuen Foong, Vice Dean (Research) and Li Ka Shing Professor of Political Science, National University of Singapore and Visiting Senior Fellow of Penang Institute

9.30 AM – 10.15 AM: Risks and opportunities of trade war on ASEAN economies by Dr Shankaran Nambiar, Senior Research Fellow, Malaysia Institute of Economic Research

10.15 AM – 10.30 AM: Tea break

10.30 AM – 11.15 AM: Positioning Malaysia in the global trade scene by Mr. Mohd Fraziali Ismail, Director of the Economics Department, Bank Negara Malaysia

11.15 AM – 12.00 PM: Can Penang be a winner in this trade war? by Mr. Mohd Redza Bin Abdul Rahman, Head of Investment, Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad

12.00 PM – 1.00 PM: Panel Discussion and Q&A Session

1.00 PM – 2.30 PM: Lunch


Realising the Blue Economy Benefits in Penang

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The Latest ISSUES


Realising Blue Economy Benefits in Penang


By Gareth Johnstone (Director General, WorldFish)

and Negin Vaghefi (Senior Analyst, Penang Institute)


The full list of ISSUES published by Penang Institute is available on our website.

We are confident that these briefs will deepen discussions on matters of relevance

to Penang, Malaysia and the region.

DOWNLOAD or READ the latest issue HERE

Program Jantung Sihat, Hidup Ceria – Sempena Hari Malaysia 2019

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July 15, 2019


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Link : WWF Malaysia


WWF is one of the world’s largest conservation organizations. It was conceived on the 29th April 1961.

Its first office opened in September 1961 in the Swiss town of Morges.

The central secretariat for the network – called WWF International – is now located in Gland, Switzerland.

WWF is an independent foundation registered under Swiss law.

The organization has offices in more than 80 countries around the world.

It employs around 2,500 full time staff …and values the support of more than 5 million people.

Over the 50 years since it was founded, WWF invested almost US$10 billion in more than 13,000 projects.


WWF-Malaysia is a national conservation trust affiliated to the WWF global network.

Working to promote harmony between human beings and nature for four decades, the organisation to date runs more than 90 projects covering a diverse range of environmental protection and nature conservation work in Malaysia.

WWF-Malaysia has come a long way since its coming into being on the 13th of January 1972. In the early days we had solely focused on wildlife conservation such as saving endangered species like the tigers and turtles, today our work has extended to encompass marine and forest conservation as well; from to protecting our highlands and forests, and also our rivers and seas.

We now also undertake scientific field research, public awareness campaigns, business and industry engagement, environmental education as well as policy advocacy. WWF-Malaysia works hand in hand with local communities to improve their livelihoods while enabling their participation in conservation as well as training and supporting other environmental protection organisations in Malaysia.

We are privileged to have more than 70,000 supporters who interact with us on Facebook; about 52,000 individual supporters who fund 34 critical projects; and even more financial backing from the corporations.

With your continued support, we stand the best chance of saving our biodiversity as well as achieving the sustainable management of our natural resources, to safeguard our good quality of life, and that of our children and future generations. WWF-Malaysia thanks you for your valuable support.

Who We Are

Established as a national conservation trust on 13 January 1972, WWF-Malaysia began as a humble two person-organisation. Today, we have close to 200 people working for us – from Kedah to Sabah. Also known as Tabung Alam Malaysia, we are governed by a Board of Trustees.

Learn more about usour history and our people.

” In the face of massive, unprecedented threats to the natural world – especially climate change and unsustainable resource management – WWF will focus on truly global conservation priorities which can achieve real and lasting change. “

– James P Leape, Director General, WWF International

July 6, 2019

George Town Festivals 2019

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George Town Heritage Celebration

6-8 July 2019

( download e-booklet HERE )


George Town Festival

13-28 July 2019

Returning for its tenth edition in 2019, George Town Festival will be delivering an entirely new way of experiencing arts to everyone. This year, the Festival embodies the idea of making arts accessible to all, regardless of age or background.

From traditional auditoriums to halls, shop house walls, historic buildings, cafes and kopitiams (traditional coffee shops), a vast amount of visual art, theatre, music, dance, comedy, film, photography and more will be showcased throughout the 16 days to make sure that there is something for everyone.

The Festival will start with a miraculous night – ‘When Night Falls, a two-day event which will bring together an eclectic array of illuminated artworks from across the globe. Areas around Esplanade where it is a waterfront location in the heart of George Town will be transformed into a glowing playground with showcases of lights and rays as well as projection mapping.

The second weekend with the themeArt in the City’ will bring visitors shuttle through the diversity and transition of various arts aspects in George Town World Heritage Site. The two-day event gathers artists from near and far to organise arts-related events with the utilisation of intriguing venues, happening all at once in the city.

The grand finale of George Town Festival 2019, ‘The Extravaganza’ will cast all the artists from local and overseas in performing arts ranging from contemporary, traditional to novelty performances to form an enormous art bash that worth a universal celebration.

The weekdays on the fortnight will see various forms of thought-provoking artistic activities such as performances, film screening, workshop, sharing session, talk and more to celebrate the blossom of wondrous arts.

With such a vast array of programmes, George Town Festival 2019 is a place to see, learn and experience the transformational nature of arts, cultures and heritage in a brand new way.

View programmes and download

Festival e-booklet HERE



June 11, 2019

TAR Public Lectures : Entrepreneurship – Creating the future you want

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June 5, 2019

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2019

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May 28, 2019

Zero Waste Barter Trade

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In conjunction with World Environment Day, we are organising a Zero Waste Barter Trade to encourage people to adopt zero waste lifestyle by trading your pre-loved items before sending them into landfill! We want to create a better world to stay and we need every one of you to be part of this zero waste movement! It is a fun weekend event that is suitable for children and adults to trade your items. Come join us by registering as our traders now!


Registration link: https://bit.ly/2Xs6olY

Date : Sunday 23rd June 2019 

Venue : Straits Court, Straits Quay, Penang

Time : 4.00 – 7.00 pm



Penang Art Meetup

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Facebook Link here


This Event is organised by Madhvee Deb and Ju Underwood in collaboration with PACCAM and the Penang Free Sheet. We meet every month to discuss anything and everything relating to arts.

The group is open to anyone with an interest in the subject. There is no need to be an art practitioner to attend, everyone is welcome. We are very interested in hearing fresh ideas and opinions.

The meet up sessions are very informal, since we feel that a relaxed environment is the most positive one to allow everyone’s ideas to flow. There is no pressure to say anything, you can just come along and listen. However, we try to make sure that if anyone has something to say they will have a chance to speak.

Our main focus is to promote exchange and communication between people with a passion for art. We would like the meet up to become a forum for dialogue and discussion, and for this to lead to connections and collaborations between attendees. Suggestions on topics for starting off the conversation can be proposed in advance by anyone. We will aim to fix the topic a week in advance to give everyone who is planning to come along time to consider it beforehand.

Event Dates

Monthly Meet Up For Artists & Art Enthusiasts
Lavish Fusion Bakery · George Town, Malaysia

June 2019 : SAT 22 : 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

July 2019  : SAT 20 : 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Aug 2019 : SAT 17 : 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Sept 2019 : SAT 14 : 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Oct 2019 : SAT 12 : 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Penang Philatelic Society Stamp Fair 2019

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