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Gesture of gratitude: The crew of Malaysian ghost movie Seventh (from left) actresses Rosa, Kim Thian, Ryon and assistant director Teng Ji Yun show up to personally thank the people of Bentong before the screening of the movie .

Movie treat for Bentong folk

31 October 2014

ABOUT 130 people from Bentong were treated to a special screening of Malaysian horror movie Seventh at Mid Valley Megamall recently.

The trellis that serves as the entrance to Hana’s garden was given by a friend. She is in the midst of cultivating some climbing roses to cover the structure.

Hana describes her garden as ‘the best gift ever’

31 October 2014

EVERY day, the household of Hana Kenton literally wakes up to smell the roses that takes centre stage in her garden.

(From left) Lee, Pearcey, The Rotary Club of Pudu vice-president Sandy Soh and immediate past president Alex Chang (right) giving away goodie bags to the special needs children from Music Dream Centre.— Photos by SHAARI CHEMAT

A musical afternoon with the Maestro

31 October 2014

MUSIC appreciation is a catalyst that bridges the able and disabled communities to build greater understanding and compassion.

Looking for talents: (From left)  UDA Corporate communication senior vice- president Group Marketing Rosniza Baharum, Ahmad  , Education Ministry industrial Relation Division director, Associate Prof Dr Arham Abdullah at the launch of the  Structura Design Challenge 2014 held at Zebra Square in KL.

Cash prize and job for winner

31 October 2014

RM50,000 prize money and job placement in UDA Holdings Berhad await the top winner of the Structura Design Challenge 2014.

Visitors can shop at the new Raja Bot wet market with ease.

Chow Kit’s lively markets

31 October 2014

IF ONE does not mind the crowd, noise and heat at morning markets, the new Chow Kit bazaar and Raja Bot market in Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur may be just the place to explore and witness the everyday life of locals.

Media Preview Putrajaya International Islamic and Arts Festival. 29 Oct 2014 CHAN TAK KONG/The Star

Showcase of Islamic arts

31 October 2014

DISCOVER the beauty of Islamic arts and culture at the Putrajaya International Islamic Arts and Culture Festival (PIIACUF 2014), which is being held in Dataran Putrajaya, Precinct 3, until Nov 2.

Council considers merit system for Sepang market traders

31 October 2014

IN A bid to ensure cleanliness standards are met, the Sepang Municipal Council (MPSepang) is looking at establishing a merit-point system for traders in all permanent wet markets within its jurisdiction.

For the community: Mohd Hazem (right) showing Tengku Adnan (third from right) the mock up of ICC at the site while other VIPs look on.

New location for 257 traders

31 October 2014

MARKET traders must make cleanliness a priority when doing business, Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said.

Newly tarred: The resurfacing work on the 2km stretch was completed about a week ago. — Photo by BRIAN MOH

Safer and smoother ride for motorists in Cheras

31 October 2014

MOTORISTS now enjoy a smooth ride along the newly tarred roads in Taman Len Sen and Bukit Anggerik, Cheras.

NGOs out to save ashram

31 October 2014

SUPPORT for the campaign to save the Vivekananda Ashram in Brickfields poured in after news broke that the historical site had been earmarked for redevelopment.

Guests going all-out to take a creative photo opportunity with some of the theme park’s many ghastly characters at Sunway Lagoon’s Nights of Fright 2. .

Theme parks and Halloween events offer a spooky experience

31 October 2014

AS the month of October draws to a close, the emergence of corpses, severed heads and limbs, vampires, zombies and all forms of mystical and ghastly figures mark the return of Halloween.

Kampung Gedong children showing an array of handmade surfboards.

Younger generation continuing the twice-monthly fun on tidal wave up Batang Sadong river

30 October 2014

FOR generations, the villagers of Kampung Gedong have gone surfing on the waves of the tidal bore that sweeps up the Batang Sadong river.

Pullman Kuching’s in-house band C Quence will be performing from 9pm to midnight throughout Halloween.

‘Scary’ and ‘haunted’ Halloween offers

30 October 2014

KUCHING: Pullman Kuching’s Puzzle restaurant is offering a spooky spread and creepy drinks to celebrate Halloween.

Kampung Panchor Dayak resident Royal Ningkos is lucky to have water tanks which stores just enough water for the daily needs of himself, his wife and two grandchildren. The water supply to the village only comes alive at 2.30am, and lasts only two hours at most. -ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE / THE STAR

State seeks efficient infrastructure to boost economy

30 October 2014

KUCHING: Sarawak is seeking substantial funds from the Federal Government for rural basic infrastructure under the upcoming 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP).

Authors Paul Malone (left) and Lukas Straumann signing copies of their books while Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How looks on.

Govt urged to withdraw logging permits, cancel dam projects

30 October 2014

KUCHING: The state government should consider withdrawing logging licences in the remaining primary forests in the Baram and Limbang areas.

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