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Leading the charge: Manirajah and his wife T. Uma Devi are spearheading the work on a prepaid card that can be used to to purchase items from vending machines.

Company works to make cashless transactions more widespread

23 October 2014

Since the first currency notes and coins were issued in 1897, Malaysia’s payment system has evolved from the traditional cash-and-carry way of life to using cheques, debit and credit cards to Internet banking.

More than 2,500 participants took part in the Guardian Walkathon - Walk for a Cause event recently.

A walk in the Wetlands

23 October 2014

THE usually peaceful Wetlands Park in Putrajaya was abuzz recently when more than 2,500 people gathered to take part in the annual Guardian’s Charity Walkathon — Walk for a Cause.

Taiwan’s best: Ten selected Taiwanese producers were invited to participate in this year’s OTOP at 1Utama shopping complex.

City folk learn about republic’s One Town, One Product concept during showcase

23 October 2014

FOR one whole week, Kuala Lumpur played host to award-winning Taiwanese teas and pastries for the Taiwan One Town, One Product (OTOP) showcase.

Guests helping themselves to the food served during the  Deepavali celebration organised by the Taman Medan Baru Rukun Tetangga.

Deepavali joy in Taman Medan folk

23 October 2014

FOR the first time, the Taman Medan Baru Rukun Tetangga hosted a Deepavali celebration for about 350 residents.

Illegal advertisements are becoming an eyesore in Balakong.

Balakong assemblyman invites contractors to submit plans

23 October 2014

ILLEGALLY erected advertisements in Balakong are becoming an eyesore, especially along main roads.

Nolee (left) handing over a mock cheque of RM10,000 to Syarifah Baizura Syed Alwi (centre), who won the Royal Belum Theme Song competition. State financial officer Datuk Mohd Ghazali Jalal looks on.

Rainforest festival finale draws thousands of celebrants

23 October 2014

THE two-day long Royal Belum International Rainforest Festival — The Finale came to a splashing end as more than 10,000 people converged at Dataran Ipoh despite the torrential downpour earlier in the evening.

Contractors to take down illegal ads

23 October 2014

INSTEAD of the usual community clean-up to take down illegal advertisements such as unlicensed banners, bunting or wooden boards, an idea to hire contractors to take these down seems to be a logical one.

Health department staff giving information on mouth cancer prevention during the campaign.

Walk for cancer awareness

23 October 2014

SOME 1,000 people took a walk around Sultan Abdul Aziz Recreational Park (polo ground) to create awareness about cancer.

Trendy look: Models posing for a photo at the Fashion Show finale in Queenbay Mall, Penang.

High fashion rocks Deepavali crowd

23 October 2014

MODELS took to the catwalk with a touch of rock at Queensbay Mall, Penang, much to the excitement of a large crowd of shoppers who gathered to watch.

Green recreation area coming up

23 October 2014

THE Seberang Prai Municipal Council will embark on a landscape beautification project in Taman Kimsar, Prai near Butterworth, Penang.

Royal support for woodball

23 October 2014

The Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail has suggested that universities worldwide set up woodball sport clubs to promote the sport.

Dengue danger on the rise

23 October 2014

The number of dengue cases in Penang has risen this year.

In loving memory:                       Teachers, old boys and current                  students taking part in a memorial                            session in front of the tombstone of Rev Hutchings at  the Protestant Cemetery. — Photo by CHAN BOON KAI

Tribute to school founder

23 October 2014

IT has been 187 years since Penang Free School (PFS) was founded in 1816 but the legacy of founder Rev Robert Sparke Hutchings lives on.

Hindu devotees praying at Kahlee Ama temple on the morning of Deepavali celebrations at Kampung Baru Air Itam in Penang yesterday. October, 22,2014. ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star.

Showing their devotion

23 October 2014

THOUSANDS of Hindus visited temples in the early morning of Deepavali to seek blessings from the deities.

Attractive prizes await lucky visitors

23 October 2014

THE Spin & Win contest is offering more than RM100,000 worth of attractive prizes during The Star Property Fair 2014 which begins today.

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