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  • Honk for ketupat! 22-year-old Malaysian sells ketupat palas and chicken rendang to save up for nuptials

    4 days ago

    Honk for ketupat! 22-year-old Malaysian sells ketupat palas and chicken rendang to save up for nuptials

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — Love is like ‘ketupat palas’ and ‘rendang’ — one would be incomplete without the other. For 22-year-old Muhammad Zul Iqbal Md Zainulfudi, the...

  • US woman hosts party with the theme of the number ‘4’ after rated a lowly 4/10 for her appearance

    4 days ago

    US woman hosts party with the theme of the number ‘4’ after rated a lowly 4/10 for her appearance

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 26 ― An American woman found the perfect way to hit back at a group of boys who had rated her appearance as 4/10 in university. Tiana Wiltshire posted a video...

  • Archaeologists uncover ancient ceremonial carriage near Pompeii

    3 days ago

    Archaeologists uncover ancient ceremonial carriage near Pompeii

    ROME, Feb 27 — Archaeologists have unearthed a unique ancient-Roman ceremonial carriage from a villa just outside Pompeii, the city buried in a volcanic eruption in 79 AD. The...

  • Subang Jaya residents collect waste for compost piles to grow community garden

    5 days ago

    Subang Jaya residents collect waste for compost piles to grow community garden

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 ― Businesswoman Samantha Lai's family has been composting kitchen waste since she was young. Late last year, the 32-year-old expanded her composting...

  • Can’t toss oranges this Chap Goh Meh? Try taking a chrysanthemum flower bath instead to find the perfect match

    5 days ago

    Can’t toss oranges this Chap Goh Meh? Try taking a chrysanthemum flower bath instead to find the perfect match

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 ― If you have been tossing mandarin oranges into a lake every year but still can’t find your perfect match, you might want to try other ways this year....

  • Self-made beauty millionaire Huda Kattan gave up annual salary to protect employees’ jobs amid Covid-19 uncertainties

    5 days ago

    Self-made beauty millionaire Huda Kattan gave up annual salary to protect employees’ jobs amid Covid-19 uncertainties

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 ― Renowned beauty influencer turned cosmetics mogul Huda Kattan had no qualms sacrificing her income to safeguard her employees’ livelihoods when Covid-19...

  • Zoom era sees pandemic boom in US plastic surgeries

    5 days ago

    Zoom era sees pandemic boom in US plastic surgeries

    WASHINGTON, Feb 26 ― Sitting in the consultation room of a swanky cosmetic surgery clinic in Washington, Hudson Young removed his mask under the satisfied gaze of his doctor....

  • How regular exercise could help reduce migraine triggers

    5 days ago

    How regular exercise could help reduce migraine triggers

    NEW YORK, Feb 26 ― Although not recommended while experiencing a migraine, regular exercise may have a preventative effect on the onset of migraines by helping to reduce...

  • Nasa releases panorama taken by Mars rover

    5 days ago

    Nasa releases panorama taken by Mars rover

    WASHINGTON, Feb 25 — The US space agency Nasa released a spectacular panoramic view yesterday of the landing site of the Perseverance rover on Mars. The panorama shows the rim...

  • MCO 2.0: With no Chap Goh Meh parade this year, Penang Baba Nyonya family celebrate with pengat and traditional dishes

    5 days ago

    MCO 2.0: With no Chap Goh Meh parade this year, Penang Baba Nyonya family celebrate with pengat and traditional dishes

    PETALING JAYA, February 25 — For many Penang Baba Nyonya families, their Chap Goh Meh festivities this year will only be among their family members due to the movement control...

  • Japanese supermarket sells beer cans dented in earthquake by branding them ‘heroes’

    5 days ago

    Japanese supermarket sells beer cans dented in earthquake by branding them ‘heroes’

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 25 — A supermarket in Fukushima, Japan has sold off beer damaged by the recent earthquake by branding them as “heroes.” According to an NHK report, the...

  • SPM candidate bids farewell to late father outside exam hall in between test papers

    5 days ago

    SPM candidate bids farewell to late father outside exam hall in between test papers

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 25 —  Sitting for your Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations during a pandemic can be challenging. One SPM candidate, however, had a tougher time...

  • Thai jewellery store guard dog prioritises sleep as shop is ‘robbed’ (VIDEO)

    5 days ago

    Thai jewellery store guard dog prioritises sleep as shop is ‘robbed’ (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 25 —  A jewellery store guard dog in Thailand chose slumber over the shop’s security. Luckily though, it was just a security training exercise.  A...

  • Singaporean pastor denies victim-blaming after telling women to cover up to prevent men’s ‘lustful thoughts’

    6 days ago

    Singaporean pastor denies victim-blaming after telling women to cover up to prevent men’s ‘lustful thoughts’

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 25 — A Singaporean female pastor said she had no intention of victim-blaming after writing a blog post advising women to dress modestly to help men control...

  • MR.DIY slashes prices to help Malaysian parents save big on Back To School Campaign

    6 days ago

    MR.DIY slashes prices to help Malaysian parents save big on Back To School Campaign

    * This story is brought to you by MR.DIY. PETALING JAYA, Feb 25 — With primary schools in Malaysia set to reopen next month, Malaysia’s largest home improvement retailer...

  • The Milky Way could be swarming with aquatic planets, say scientists

    6 days ago

    The Milky Way could be swarming with aquatic planets, say scientists

    NEW YORK, Feb 25 — The Milky Way could be packed with planets with potentially inhabitable surfaces. At least, that’s what a team of researchers in Denmark suggest, after...

  • Van Gogh painting to be shown in public for first time

    6 days ago

    Van Gogh painting to be shown in public for first time

    PARIS, Feb 24 — A painting of a Paris street scene by Vincent Van Gogh is to be shown to the public for the first time, after spending more than a century behind closed doors in...

  • Black Lives Matter designers make history in Milan

    6 days ago

    Black Lives Matter designers make history in Milan

    MILAN, Feb 24 — Last minute touches on a frilly white dress, a final coat of powder and it’s showtime for the Black Lives Matter-inspired collective making history at Milan...

  • Chosen to study in Japan, Kuantan Orang Asli engineering student wants better future for family, community

    6 days ago

    Chosen to study in Japan, Kuantan Orang Asli engineering student wants better future for family, community

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 – For Orang Asli student, Jome Cheng Chen Giyok Peng, being among those chosen to further their studies in Japan is a chance to ensure a better future. Not...

  • Social media users praise KL woman for opening charity kiosk, raising RM2,000 in donations in two days

    6 days ago

    Social media users praise KL woman for opening charity kiosk, raising RM2,000 in donations in two days

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 24 — Malaysians have struggled to cope with various financial and personal difficulties since the Covid-19 pandemic hit. While many have been suffering, there...

  • SEBARIS By Dr Bala introduces customised aligners through virtual consultations and remote dental monitoring

    6 days ago

    SEBARIS By Dr Bala introduces customised aligners through virtual consultations and remote dental monitoring

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 24 — SEBARIS By Dr Bala has launched its customised invisible aligners and virtual remote monitoring backed by AI technology. Founder of SEBARIS By Dr Bala,...

  • Training online: PJ youth football coach uses Zoom to teach players during pandemic (VIDEO)

    6 days ago

    Training online: PJ youth football coach uses Zoom to teach players during pandemic (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 24 — Almost everything has had to go digital since the Covid-19 pandemic hit.  While most things like working or teaching can still be done online from...

  • Covid-19: Ipoh temple calls off Chap Goh Meh annual tangerine throwing event for the first time

    6 days ago

    Covid-19: Ipoh temple calls off Chap Goh Meh annual tangerine throwing event for the first time

    IPOH, Feb 24 — The much-anticipated annual tangerine throwing event at the Perak Kwan Yin Tong Temple on the last day of Chinese New Year will not be happening this year. Temple...

  • Scents of time: Belgrade’s last craft perfumery

    6 days ago

    Scents of time: Belgrade’s last craft perfumery

    BELGRADE, Feb 24 — From a cobblestoned street in downtown Belgrade, the Sava perfumery has seen more than half a century sweep past without ceasing in its mission to keep the...

  • Singaporean female pastor tells girls to cover up to help men control ‘lustful thoughts’

    1 week ago

    Singaporean female pastor tells girls to cover up to help men control ‘lustful thoughts’

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 24 — A Singaporean female pastor has been criticised after she appealed to girls to refrain from dressing provocatively so men can control their lust. Joanne...

  • Popular Filipino-American beauty icon Patrick Starrr on the pain endured as a gay Asian man who wears makeup

    1 week ago

    Popular Filipino-American beauty icon Patrick Starrr on the pain endured as a gay Asian man who wears makeup

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — The idea of men wearing makeup can raise more than a few eyebrows, particularly in cultures that strictly conform to traditional gender scripts. It...

  • A year into pandemic, Milan fashion week stays virtual

    1 week ago

    A year into pandemic, Milan fashion week stays virtual

    MILAN, Feb 24 — Fashionistas will have to log on to soak up the glamour at Milan Fashion Week, which remains online a year after the coronavirus first swept into northern...

  • ‘State of Terror’: Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny to publish political thriller

    1 week ago

    ‘State of Terror’: Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny to publish political thriller

    NEW YORK, Feb 24 — Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state who ran against Donald Trump for president in 2016, is to publish a suspense thriller with Canadian author...

  • Kangaroo painting Australia’s oldest Aboriginal rock art

    1 week ago

    Kangaroo painting Australia’s oldest Aboriginal rock art

    PARIS, Feb 24 — A kangaroo painting created over 17,000 years ago by Aboriginal artists has been identified — with a little help from some ancient wasps — as Australia’s...

  • Study: Dogs came to N. America with earliest humans

    1 week ago

    Study: Dogs came to N. America with earliest humans

    PARIS, Feb 24 — Scientists said today they had discovered the oldest remains of a domestic dog in the Americas dating back more than 10,000 years, suggesting the animals...

  • Could the corset be... freeing?

    1 week ago

    Could the corset be... freeing?

    NEW YORK, Feb 24 — It seems impossible at first to imagine a comeback for the corset in an era marked by body positivity and self-love, but the garment hailing from European...

  • London Fashion Week trades catwalks for online innovation

    1 week ago

    London Fashion Week trades catwalks for online innovation

    LONDON, Feb 24 — No audience? No problem! London Fashion week has gone ahead entirely online under coronavirus restrictions with designers like Burberry and Roksanda innovating...

  • Study: A coral’s colour may tell of its resilience to climate change

    1 week ago

    Study: A coral’s colour may tell of its resilience to climate change

    NEW YORK, Feb 24 —According to scientists in Japan, a coral’s colour can tell of its resilience to climate change. The yellow-green colour morph of a given species of coral...