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Kanahavalli being kissed on the cheek by her mother T. Rajeswary after receiving the prestigious Dato’ Sri Dr Vijay Eswaran Award at Quest International University Perak’s maiden convocation ceremony at Royal China Grand Ballroom. — RONNIE CHIN/The Star

Student pursues higher studies a decade later and scores top marks

28 November 2015

ALTHOUGH she could only pursue her Bachelor’s Degree almost 10 years later than her peers, that did not stop M. Kanahavalli from giving her all in her studies.

A group photo together with the students and volunteers after the ‘Hope Reading’ event at the Popular Book Store at Ipoh Parade Shopping Mall.

Book treat for 74 pupils

28 November 2015

THE GREAT Heart Charity Association recently treated 74 pupils from six Chinese schools in Perak to a shopping spree for books as part of its “Hope Reading” initiative.

Indian traditional dancers entertaining the underprivileged children from Arut Perum Jothy children’s home during the Deepavali dinner at Impiana Hotel Ipoh. — Photos: SAIFUL BAHRI/The Star

Underprivileged children from home enjoy Deepavali dinner at hotel

28 November 2015

ABOUT 20 underprivileged children from the Arut Perum Jothy children’s home were treated to a simple yet meaningful Deepavali dinner at Impiana Hotel Ipoh.

A man assuming the meditating pose to look like he’s appearing in the crystal ball of a fantastical sea creature at Funtasy House. — Photos: SAIFUL BAHRI/The Star

Fun in a world of make-believe

28 November 2015

COOKING upside down in a kitchen, floating in space to grab a pizza, hiding from a gigantic mouse and mingling with mystical fantasy creatures are not things we normally think of as possible.

One of the recipients receiving his new spectacles from SOPB management at Sabaju Estate 1 office.

Longhouse residents get free spectacles

28 November 2015

KUCHING: Over 100 longhouse residents in Sebauh and Sungai Asap have received new spectacles from Sarawak Oil Palms Bhd (SOPB) under its Vision Care Project.

Oh my English!

28 November 2015

THE wrong word on a dinner menu caused much unintentioned hilarity this week, turning a classic salad into something rather less appetising involving a sharp implement.

Call for speedy reaction to public utility breakdown

28 November 2015

LONG LAMA: The public utility authorities must react instantly in any event of breakdown affecting vital amenities like water supply.

Borneo Talent Award reaches final stage

28 November 2015

SIBU: This year’s Borneo Talent Award has reached its final stage with the grand finale tonight at the town square.

Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing

More ops to check drug menace

28 November 2015

KUCHING: Police have stepped up drug-busting efforts in Bintulu, including carrying out numerous operations in hotspot areas.

Water everywhere: Cars wading through the flooded Jalan Lanang in Sibu

53 relief centres ready for floods

28 November 2015

SIBU: A total of 53 evacuation centres have been identified with 27 in Sibu division, 17 in Kanowit and nine in Selangau in anticipation of possible floods.

Abang Johari (centre) and assistant ministers Datuk Francis Harden (left) and Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah showing the proposed new affordable housing policy. - Zulazhar Sheblee / The Star

Plan for affordable housing

28 November 2015

KUCHING: Sarawak will introduce a new affordable housing policy next year to address the housing needs of low and middle-income households in urban areas.

1 Guests and the home’s committee members smiling for a group photo inside the newly opened library at Anning’s Old Folk Home and Orphanage.2 Dignitaries cutting a ribbon to mark the occasion.3 Residents of the home and guests were treated to a delicious lunch by Weil Hotel’s Chinese restaurant Yuk Sou Hin.

New library opens at old folk’s home

28 November 2015

WEIL Hotel celebrated the opening of a new library at Anning Old Folk’s Home and Orphanage by also providing a vegetarian meal earlier this month.

Yeung at the launch where she held an exclusive photography and autograph session with 50 fans who purchased the products.

Two steps to radiant eyes

28 November 2015

CHRISTMAS decorations are not the only things glistening in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. The mall lit up even more with the presence of Hong Kong celebrity Tavia Yeung.

Warming up for the run.


28 November 2015

If you are one of the few in the Klang Valley who have not visited Mid Valley Megamall’s Star Wars exhibition, the event runs until tomorrow. Take the chance to fit into a scaled replica of the Rebel Alliances’ X-Wing fighter.

One of Elan Hasyims works on display, a digital print on canvas piece titled Her. (Jeremy Tan / Nov 24, 2015)

Local artist offered space to showcase his works and shine

28 November 2015

VISUAL artist Elan Hasyim believes in experiencing life one’s own way, and not conforming to other’s expectations and rules.

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