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Month-long celebration of arts and culture begins

1 August 2014

THE George Town Festival (GTF) 2014 kicks off in Penang today, offering a month-long programme of world-class performances and exhibitions, cross-cultural collaborations and local community initiatives.

(BRIEF CAPTION): during last day at Penang Road.//CHAN BOON KAI/THE STAR/(29th July 2014)

Multiracial crowd turns up for Odeon's swan song

1 August 2014

A BUNCH of moviegoers bade their final farewell to Pg Odeon with a heavy heart as the curtains came down on the theatre which was the last free-standing cinema in Penang.

Prolific baker: Tan churns out close to a hundred types of bread, cakes and pastries.

Baker whips up yummies at hypermart

1 August 2014

MALACCA: Tan Toh Hin, the chief baker of Giant has been baking for the last 40 years but he is no way near bored or thinking of calling it a day! In fact, after a whole day at the store, he often goes home to do more baking as a hobby.

Ordering: A buyer browsing for Raya cookies online in Johor Baru.

Many customers choose to buy Raya goodies online

1 August 2014

JOHOR BARU: Sale of Raya cookies online have gained momentum this year due to customers preference in choosing a vast variety of cookies at the tip of their fingers.

Pahang Information Department holds Merdeka Promotion Contest

1 August 2014

KUANTAN: To promote the spirit of patriotism, the Pahang Information Department is once again organising the state-level Merdeka Promotion Competition.

More time to test gadget

1 August 2014

THE smart parking gadget (SPG) system, which was initially supposed to be in use on Penang island by May, is finally expected to be implemented by early next year.

Mohd Sharkar: Runway in Pulau Tioman needs extension

1 August 2014

TEMERLOH: Malaysia Airports Bhd (MAB) has been requested to extend the runway in Pulau Tioman to enable bigger aircrafts to land.

Palm on the screen: Mohamed Khaled (left) together with State Secretary Datuk Ismail Karim (right) launching four new programmes involving RM650,000 in allocations for young Muslim youths at Persada International Convention Centre in Johor Baru

Four new programmes to encourage Muslim youths to do business

1 August 2014

JOHOR BARU: The state government has launched four new programmes involving RM650,000 in allocations to encourage Muslim youths to be active in the entrepreneurial and business sector.

To the morque: Officials involved in the search and rescue operation hauling up the bodies of the victims to the jetty in Tanjung Piai.

12 bodies found from sinking of ship so far

1 August 2014

JOHOR BARU: Another eight bodies have been discovered following the sinking of a ship carrying more than 80 illegals off Tanjung Piai recently.

Loaded rifle: ACP Abdul Aziz Salleh (second from right) taking a closer look at the air rifle seized from the suspects.

Large haul of heroin found in police raids

1 August 2014

KUANTAN: Four suspected traffickers who rented a homestay in Lorong Bukit Ubi here as a hub to package drugs were busted which also saw the seizure of heroin valued at RM120,000.

Motorists park illegally at UTC area causing congestion

1 August 2014

JOHOR BARU: As the Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) at Galleria@Kotaraya opened its door to the public here, motorists are now worried that parking woes around the area would worsen existing traffic congestions.

Imposing self-restraint: Reducing impulsive purchases is a wise move from a budgetary standpoint. Getty Images/AFP

Overcoming impulse buying

1 August 2014

IF impulsive spending is a sin, I guess most of us are guilty. You need only to open your wardrobes and cabinets to get the confirmation.

Dealing with dengue

1 August 2014


On solid ground: Wee Min (left) and Hwa 
Beng pose with a Climb for Marriage 2014 bunting in support of strengthening the marriage institution.

Climb aims to strengthen family ties

1 August 2014

THE journey to the peak of Mount Kinabalu reflects the hardships and adversities people face in ensuring a long and lasting marriage.

participants all ready for the start of the Mizuno Wave Run.

Annual run in Putrajaya upgrades 7km race to 10km

1 August 2014

THE organisers of the Mizuno Wave Run in Putrajaya on Aug 24 have upgraded the 7km race to a 10km event.

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