Our major periodicals are:

Penang Monthly, a magazine available in print and online. Penang Institute is unique in being a think tank that publishes a popular city magazine. 3000 copies are printed each month and it exerts an online presence that reached 230,000 readers from around the world in 2016. Penang Monthly was founded in 2009. The Penang Book Prize is awarded in November every year.

ISSUES, a downloadable policy e-brief. Inaugurated on 16 June 2017, this series is disseminated by email, and with printed copies are distributed to decision makers in Penang, both in the public and private sectors.

The Penang Institute monograph series makes accessible in detail and at length, analyses and findings of research projects concluded at the Institute. They are meant to stimulate academic discussions on subjects important to Penang and Malaysia and contributes towards making policy making in the country more evidence-based.

Penang Institute Chats
Penang Institute Chats is its latest interview series examining the current state of affairs and trends with notable personalities. The programme is meant to encourage the culture of discussion and debate in this new Malaysian spring.



Covid-19 Crisis Assessments
Penang Institute is doing its bit in various ways to contribute to the management of the Covid-19 crisis, one of which is to publish informed papers on the local situation and on how this relates to events and initiatives undertaken in other parts of the world.

Penang Institute is responsible for publishing and disseminating research findings that enrich public discourse and promote sustainable development in Penang.


Who are the team members?

Regina Hoo, Writer
Regina Hoo is a Broadcasting and Journalism major from the University of Wolverhampton.

Noorhasyilah Rosli, Admin

Nur Fitriah, Designer

Enzo Sim, Writer
Enzo has an unwavering passion towards the history and culture of Southeast Asia which has prompted him to travel to the vibrant capital cities of the region over the years. .