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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.

Slow sales not stopping Sibu house price increase

30 October 2014

KUCHING: The prices of new residential homes being built in Sibu have continued to climb despite a slowdown in sales.

Rainbow is seen over the rain forest in Baram region in Sarawak state, Malaysia, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007. The U.N.s network of climate scientists, which shared this years Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, released four major reports in 2007, saying man-made global warming was incontrovertible and nations must sharply reduce emissions of heat-trapping emissions from industry, transport and agriculture. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Real and present dangers

30 October 2014

THE Sarawak government is about to venture onto a journey of no return – judging from the way it is going ahead with plans to clear 34,000ha of forests, uproot 20,000 people and drown an area half the size of Singapore island to construct the Baram Dam in the interior of northern Sarawak.

Beaded lace fabric can be used to add a touch of elegance to any dress.

Silk steals the show

30 October 2014

GIANT textile house Jakel held a fashion show during the Wives of Civil Servants and Women Civil Servants Association (Puspanita) Annual Conference 2014 at the Seri Endon Hall in Putrajaya.

Garoupa fillet braised with bittergourd.

Thumbs up for Restaurant Home Cook's char siew and fish dishes

30 October 2014

Sungai Way eatery serves a satisfying meal.

Four Kilat BHP strikers (orange shirt) swarming the ISTABgoal area during a Tunku Panglima Besar cup quarter-final soccer match at the Istana Anak Bukit ground in Alor Setar.

Kilat BHP strike in shootout

30 October 2014

TOURNAMENT favourites Istana Anak Bukit FC (Istab) were packed off by Kilat BHP FC in a hard-fought quarter-final match in the Tunku Panglima Besar Cup soccer tournament in Alor Setar, Kedah.

‘Elianware’ plastic houseware and kitchenware products on display in the showroom.

Penang-based firm sets sights on exporting its plasticware to Europe

30 October 2014

Business has certainly been growing nicely for plastic home products producer Ee-Lian Enterprise (M) Sdn Bhd.

Royal surprise: Tengku Puan Pahang Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah surprises everyone by participating in the walk at the last minute.

Walking to increase public awareness of stroke

30 October 2014

KUANTAN: The National Stroke Association of Malaysia (Nasam) held its annual Walk For Health 2014 at MPK2 field here recently.

Young stars: The winning teams with their prizes during the first leg of the Under-12 Basketball Carnival held at the SJKC Shang Wu multi-purpose hall in Ayer Itam, Penang. Siew Ling (centre in black) and Nestle Breakfast Cereals business development manager Desmond Kok (next to her) presented the prizes.

SK Permatang Damar Laut wins Under-12 basketball carnival after upsetting favourites

30 October 2014

A LAST-minute team from SK Permatang Damar Laut stunned the top teams by winning the girls’ Under-12 category in the first leg of the three-leg Under-12 Basketball Carnival held at the SJKC Shang Wu Multi-purpose hall in Ayer Itam, Penang.

Chan (right) putting exponents through sparring techniques.

Graceful art of defense

30 October 2014

MALACCA: Since the setting up of the Malacca Kensankai (deep study of aikido) Doja (training hall) (MKD) in mid-1988, it is still a small number of enthusiasts and graded exponents that are keeping the graceful martial art of aikido going on in the state..

The four regional teams raising flags in support for their teammates.— Photos by CHAN TAK KONG

Paving the way for smarter driving

30 October 2014

MOHD Kamal Asyraf clocked in 20.64km per litre on Shell FuelSave 95 to emerge the champion in the Shell FuelSave Challenge 2014.

The would-be loot: Supt Abdul Aziz (centre) showing the two stolen laptops recovered from the suspects.

Two thieves caught for stealing laptops

30 October 2014

KUANTAN: Two thieves who broke into an office in Jalan Haji Ahmad here were arrested by police some two hours after committing the act.

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