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Veronika Vlasova, 30, and her partner Alessio Potenziani, 32, performing the ballroom dance at the Standard Open Professional Asian Dance Council (ADC) Cup during the 21st Penang International Ballroom Dancing Championships 2014 at the Bayview Beach Resort ballroom in Batu Ferringhi. pix by george cheah 22 Nov 2014

Russians in sizzling form

29 November 2014

LOOKING glamorous in a glittering silver and cream dress, Veronika Vlasova danced her way to the Standard Open Professional Asian Dance Council (ADC) Cup in Penang with partner Alessio Potenziani.

Common aim: (From left) Ong, Toh, Law and 316 Music Ministry music director Linus Wee addressing media members at the press conference.

Charity concert in aid of hospital’s centre

29 November 2014

THE Penang Adventist Hospital (PAH) is teaming up with gospel choir 316 Music Ministry for a charity concert on Dec 21 to raise funds for its Oncology Centre.

Festive magic: The Swiss-inspired festive backdrop at Queensbay Mall’s central atrium which will witness snowfall in the days leading up to Christmas.

Let it snow, let it snow in mall

29 November 2014

SNOWFALL is forecasted at Queensbay Mall in Penang in the days leading up to Christmas, and the public are invited to revel in the magical winter wonderland.

Winning smiles: Members of the champion teams —White Hornbill and KIK Save — posing for a group photo with their mock cheques after the prize presentation ceremony in Tanjung Bungah, Penang.

Hornbills soar in contest among libraries

29 November 2014

TO provide easier access for the public to browse the Sarawak Gazette, a group of nine individuals, calling themselves White Hornbill from the Pustaka Negeri Sarawak library (also known as the Sarawak State Library), came up with their pioneer project — to digitise the gazette.

Spreading new ideas in literature and culture

29 November 2014

A TOTAL of 75 papers were presented at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)’s third International Conference on Linguistics, Literature and Culture (ICLLIC 2014) in Penang.

The latest trends: Workers preparing a bridal display at the fair.

Nothing but the best

29 November 2014

MORE than RM20,000 worth of lucky draw prizes are up for grabs at the 5th Bridal & Photo Exhibition 2014 (Bripex) at Gurney Paragon, Penang.

Earmarked for demolition: The 125-year-old Penang Maternity Hospital in Jalan Sepoy Lines is expected to make way for a new Women and Children Hospital

Hospital closing down

29 November 2014

THE 125-year-old Penang Maternity Hospital is closing its doors on Dec 15.

Xxxxxxxxxxx: Tailor Lim Eng Teik, 52, showing the commemorative coins issued in conjunction with Taman Negara’s 75th anniversary. November, 28,2014. ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star.

Rush to buy commemorative coins

29 November 2014

A CROWD of about 100 people braved the morning heat in Penang to buy commemorative coins issued by Bank Negara Malaysia to mark Taman Negara’s 75th anniversary.

Tough on defaulters

29 November 2014

THE Alor Setar City Council (MBAS) has seized RM1.9mil worth of movable assets this year from premises of those who refuse to pay their assessment fees.

Caught: Immigration Department Enforcement director Zahari (left) checking passports and identification documents of the foreign nationals believed to be GROs at an entertainment outlet in Malacca.

42 foreign GROs nabbed in Malacca

29 November 2014

ALOR GAJAH: The Immigration Department in Malacca arrested 42 foreign women who were believed to be working as guest relations officers (GRO) at an entertainment outlet in Melaka Raya, near here, last night.

27 fire fighters sacked for numerous offences

29 November 2014

MALACCA: Twenty-seven firemen of various ranks had their services terminated between January and October this year for misconduct, including involving in crime.

The advent calendar where lucky visitors can open up a box each day based on lucky draw to unveil mystery gifts.

Lucky visitors stand a chance to win prizes at Legoland

29 November 2014

NUSAJAYA: Lucky visitors of Legoland Malaysia Resort will stand a chance to win special prizes each day from the start of December until Christmas Eve.

Artistic performances: The MAPFest 2014 opening act was performed by Agung Gunawan (left) from Indonesia.

Over 65 local and international artists showcases talents

29 November 2014

MALACCA: The Melaka Art and Performance Festival (MAPFest), the largest and only site-specific art and performance festival on a Unesco World Heritage site, ended recently after artists braved the monsoon rains to continue with their performances for three days in Malacca.

Stanley Missun (left) the SMK Tenghilan parents and teachers association chairman, Yabin Sinduman holding up the Malaysia Book of Records certificate after the event.

Non-stop music for two days

29 November 2014

KOTA KINABALU: Students of SMK Tenghilan in Tuaran near here made their name in the Malaysia Book of Records with a 48-hour non-stop bamboo orchestra.

From left (clockwise) Strawberry milkshake, mojito mint mocktail and dessert ‘gajar ka halwa’ (carrot cooked in condensed milk).- Photos by P.NATHAN

Love in every grain of rice

29 November 2014

GOING in search of good briyani and trying to find the best in town can be quite challenging.

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