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Lee Ah Moy has been in the vegetable business with her son for the last 26 years at the Selayang Jaya market, Kuala Lumpur.- SIA HONG KIAU/The Star
From age 18, Sin Suet Yin has been her father’s trusty assistant at their char koay teow stall at a coffeeshop in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. – EVELYN LEN/The Star
Husna is actively involved in Book Street Shah Alam (Buku Jalanan Shah Alam), which uses literature and art to promote a thinking culture among children. – NORAFIFI EHSAN/The Star
Christine is the founder of Bumblebee Consultancy, a creative agency that advocates art and artist collaboration. She is pushing for the adoption of art in what companies do, and striving to make art popular. – NORAFIFI EHSAN/The Star
This architecture graduate is pursuing her dreams by starting KHZNH Studio, an art collective with input from architecture. Currently she is involved in a city beautification project for the Shah Alam City Council (MPSA). – Photo: NORAFIFI EHSAN/The Star
Susan Lim loves the adrenelin rush from riding her superbike. - NORAFIFI EHSAN/TheStar
Yong Tau Foo seller Hor Sau Kin serves up delicious morsels in this family business that was set up about four decades ago in New Seaview Restaurant, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. – SAM THAM/The Star
The senior artist at MAC Cosmetics has been a make up artist for 10 years. - CHAN TAK KONG/TheStar
Lim Yin Chen has been baking since she was 19-years-old. Her husband and her are co-owners of a bakery called Sweet Fantasy Pastry in Alor Setar, Kedah. - CHAN BOON KAI/The Star
After five years in the industry, this beautician set up her own her beauty centre - DARRAN TAN / The Star
Low Tiak Sim has been selling organic products in her shop at the Selayang Jaya market, Kuala Lumpur for the last six years. - SIA HONG KIAU/The Star
Corporal Salamahh has served the police force for close to 26 years and is ever steadfast in maintaining law and order on the streets of Penang - RONNIE CHIN/The Star
Widyawati is a housewife from Kampung Parit Mahang in Batu Pahat, Johor with five young children. Not only does she manage her household and ferry her children to and from school (on her motorbike), Widyawati aslo supplements the family income by doing various odd jobs such as selling homemade cakes and working part-time at an oil palm plantation. - ABDUL RAHMAN EMBONG/The Star
For Eleanor, walking into a hardware shop is akin to a kid walking into Toys R Us! The advertising graduate loves fiddling around with scrap material - from empty jars to large, discarded pieces of wood - to create things of beauty. - IBRAHIM MOHTAR/The Star
A fitness buff, Caroll is currently the branch manager for an all women's gym in Taman Tun Dr Ismail - SAM THAM/The Star
SUKIRIAH from Kampung Padang Embun in Bunut Susur, Pasir Mas has been selling satay for more than two decades. - SAZUKI EMBONG/The Star
Lailatul from Taman Puncak Jelapang in Ipoh has been making and selling home made kuih Bahulu for the past 30 years - SAIFUL BAHRI/The Star
Tan is an artist and art educator for special needs children. She sees her art lessons as being social meeting points where her students can interact with each other. - IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/The Star
Rubber tapper Rahmah Yaakob, 58, from Kampung Selamat in Tasik Gelugor, Penang starts work as early as 5am daily. - MUSTAFA AHMAD/The Star
Nurul has been tap dancing since she was nine. She also plays the djembe and is learning aikido - SAMUEL ONG/The Star
Mek Jah spends four to five hours a day making rokok gulung from palm leaves in her house in Kota Baru to bring up her 18 children. - SAZUKI EMBONG/The Star
Chee Goon Hoe has fought and survived cancer twice in the past 17 years, and she now helps other cancer patients through the support group at the Among Friends Wellness Centre in Penang. - LIM BENG TATT/The Star
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Rani has been running a flower stall with her sister for 15 years. She is busiest during festivals, even more so because her stall is on Pitt Street, Penang, where there is an Indian temple, a Chinese temple, a mosque and a church. - CHAN BOON KAI/The Star
Jaja started in the business seven years ago, and is now the proud owner of a unisex salon. - BRIAN MOH/The Star
Jeanna Laia first took us fencing as an extracurricular activity in school. But it's now her first love, and she is has done the country proud in international competitions. - KAMARUL ARIFFIN/The Star.
It's tough being a traffic policewoman on Kuala Lumpur's perpetually congested roads, but Corporal Nor Haniza takes it all in her stride. - AZLINA ABDULLAH/The Star
Dr Nurul Dina Ong is a general practitioner in a busy clinic but she who makes the effort to get to know her patients. - CHAN TAK KONG/The Star
Melanie is passionate about her craft and now runs her own cafe in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. - ANDREW CHONG/The Star
Jane quit her job as a journalist to open a cafe with her friends in Kuala Lumpur one and a half years ago. - CHAN TAK KONG/The Star
Goh gives swimming lessons to children and adult cancer patients during camps organised by the Cancerlink Foundation of Malaysia. - YAP CHEE HONG/The Star
Yeoh has been selling curry rice and nasi lemak for the past 30 years. Her curry fish rice is popular in Alor Setar, Kedah. - G.C.TAN /THE STAR
Rozi is a part of a larger group of sewing enthusiasts who sew pillowcases and chemo caps to help cheer up patients at the children's ward in KL.
Wan Maznah Wan Omar is the only woman bus driver in Butterworth, Penang. She is a single mother of three children. - ASRI ABDUL GHANI/The Star
Ch'ng Shi Yi has been helping people see better by pairing them with the correct spectacles and lenses for 11 years. - KEVIN TAN/The Star
Ainina Abdul Manas sells headscarves on Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. - AZMAN GHANI / The Star
Sinn E lifts, swings and presses kettlebells five times a week to build up her strength. - AZMAN GHANI /THE STAR
Chan, who is partially-blind, represented the country in the 3rd International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) World Championships and games in Brazil in 2007 where she won a gold, silver and bronze medal in athletics. - CHIN CHENG YEANG/THE STAR
This mother of three has conquered 78 mountains.
The young firefighter has only been on the job for a year and is looking forward to serving the community. - ZHAFARAN NASIB/THE STAR
Alice Wong gave up her job as a bank officer to pursue her lifelong dream of designing women's shoes. - AZMAN GHANI/THE STAR
The former Miss Penang Trade Fair 1963 feeds more than 60 stray dogs in Kuala Lumpur every day. - K. K. SHAM/THE STAR
Dr Prema Devaraj is a vocal champion of women's rights and well-being. - CHARLES MARIASOOSAY/THE STAR
Lailatul of Taman Puncak Jelapang in Ipoh has been making and selling kuih Bahulu for the past 30 years. - SAIFUL BAHRI/THE STAR
When she's not flying, Monasha powers up with jiujitsu. - AZMAN GHANI/THE STAR
In her 20-year teaching career, Muhairene Mohammed has taught at various postings all over the country. - ROHAIZAT MAT DARUS/THE STAR
Patsy Yap only learnt to swim when she was 48, and now she is swimming competitively in triathlon events. – RAYMOND OOI/THE STAR
Describing her musical tastes as being “all over the place”, Rupa likes alternative rock, movie soundtracks, techno R&B ... and Joni Mitchel!- SAMUEL ONG/THE STAR
Tan Ying operates a shop selling and repairing bicycles with her son. - SIA HONG KIAU/THE STAR
Zulaikah is a golfer ranked third in the Under-12 category. She is also the captain of her school's cheerleading team.- ART CHEN/THE STAR
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