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Abstrax’s second attempt at a physical store has been a such a success it is difficult for customers to get in on the weekends because of the crowds.

Making local brands cool

17 December 2014

Upstart Malaysian streetwear brand Abstrax is not resting on its laurels despite have built a solid following in the six years it has been around.

Event fund: Suy (second left) handing the RM20,000 cheque to Boulevard function and marketing executive May Chong (centre) for the Boulevard 2015 Countdown Convert Party.

Fascinating plants sold to raise funds for charity

17 December 2014

KUCHING: Naim Holdings Bhd is selling rare lithops plants (left) at its Kuching Sales Gallery raising funds for charity.

Event fund: Suy (second left) handing the RM20,000 cheque to Boulevard function and marketing executive May Chong (centre) for the Boulevard 2015 Countdown Convert Party.

Mall gears up for countdown to New Year

17 December 2014

KUCHING: Join the Boulevard 2015 Countdown Concert Party in Kuching for a fun-filled countdown to New Year with local artistes and celebrities.

Pursuing studies locally

17 December 2014

KUCHING: Students can study for University of London (UOL) qualifications without leaving Sarawak by taking up the courses offered at SEGi College Sarawak.

Dedicated: A teacher teaching students in a language class. — filepic

You’re or your fault?

17 December 2014

I WAS going to start off this week’s column by blaming the public education system for students’ poor English. I was going to repeat what a lot of people have been saying for a very long time.

MOF officers with the seized logs at KM60 Jalan Sibu-Tanjung Manis.

Marine personnel seize 55 logs in raid

17 December 2014

KUCHING: The Marine Operation Force (MOF) has seized 55 illegal logs at KM60 Jalan Sibu-Tanjung Manis in the latest raid under the on-going Ops Landai.

Uncertain future: The Baram villagers gathering for a meeting to discuss their fate following fresh attempts by the authorities to begin building the Baram Dam in Long Kesseh. — Photo courtesy of villagers

Villagers say ‘No’ to dam

17 December 2014

MIRI: Villagers in the middle Baram basin in northern Sarawak are now fighting a desperate battle to stop the construction of the proposed RM4 billion Baram hydro electric dam after two fresh attempts were made by the state authorities to dismantle blockades leading to the dam site over the past 48 hours.

Enthusiastic workout buddies Mah (left) and Sim noticed their active needs were just outgrowing the current offerings in fitness and fashion. So they decided to bring Lorna Jane, an Australian brand of exercise clothes, to our shores.

Working on a healthy bottomline

17 December 2014

Two enthusiastic workout buddies, Daphne Sim and Christine Mah, became aware that there was a lack of fashionable workout gear here.

Petition for lower tariff

17 December 2014

JOINT management bodies (JMB) of high-rise buildings in four states and the Federal Territory want a special tariff for electricity to be introduced.

Polished performance: Dr Filmer (right) leading the band during Musica Sinfonietta’s Big Bang Camp Concert 2014 in Penang.

Dazzling end to music camp

17 December 2014

CONDUCTOR Dr Andrew Filmer delivered a dazzling performance during Musica Sinfonietta’s Big Bang! Camp Concert 2014 at Dewan Sri Pinang in Penang.

Spreading his message: Shen Wu playing a traditional instrument called ‘Gu Xun’ during the press conference to promote the benefits of music therapy.

Singing praises of music therapy

17 December 2014

A PERFORMANCE touted as music therapy will be held at the Equatorial Hotel in Penang on Sunday.

Eager to discover Malaysia

17 December 2014

THIS New Year’s Eve, 63 beautiful young women from all over the world will be vying for the crown of Miss Tourism International 2014. They have come from far and wide to visit our shores to participate in this prestigious event. Let us meet our next five delegates.

Token of appreciation: Perak Indian Newspapers Distributors Association president P. Karthikesan (second from right) presenting a souvenir to Star Media Group managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai during the association’s annual dinner in Ipoh. — Photo by SAIFUL BAHRI

Salute to vendors

17 December 2014

STAR Publications (M) Bhd group managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai has hailed newspaper vendors in Perak as the unsung heroes in the publication industry.

App-solutely Christmas

17 December 2014

IT IS Christmas next week and we have come up with three useful free apps to commemorate the festive season.

Attractive prize money for half marathon

17 December 2014

THE Compressport Penang Bridge Half Marathon 2015 is offering RM25,000 to the winners of the Men’s and Women’s Open.

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