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Bright idea: P-Plus’s LED lighting product range offers many shapes and sizes.

Cheaper LEDs present challenge and chance

2 March 2015

The DEMAND for LED (light-emitting diode) general lighting products may be increasing worldwide, but as prices fall, LED companies in Penang have had to respond with different business strategies to grow revenue, including marketing LED tubes similar to traditional fluorescent lighting, penetrating new markets and establishing their own brand names.

Big: Foodex Japan is the largest food and beverage convention in Asia.

Matrade to showcase 24 Malaysian food exporters at Foodex fair in Chiba

2 March 2015

Strong demand for Malaysian food products in Japan has persuaded Matrade (Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation) to continue participating in the Foodex trade fair in Chiba after more than 10 years of involvement.

Young blood: Mohd Nazifuddin (centre) flanked by the Klang players at the launch of KUBC’s Under-19 Talent Development programme.

Klang to boost number of players

2 March 2015

KLANG United Badminton Club (KUBC) aims to beef up the pool of badminton players through its Under-19 Klang and state development programme.

Enjoying her meal: Harikrishna helping herself to the Deep-fried Soft-Shell Crab and Capsicum Salad.

Memories of an English summer

2 March 2015

WHAT lengths would a Chinese restaurant go to please a British diner?

Spoilt for choice: Runway designer outlet, situated on the second floor of The Place One City, offers designer clothes, shoes and bags from Europe.

Classy runway choices for all

2 March 2015

Fashionistas rejoice as Runway Designer Outlet has just opened in The Place, One City.

Emperor’s new clothes: A temple devotee arranging some of the pre-ordered clothes to be burned as offerings.

Birthday gifts for Jade Emperor

2 March 2015

Sugar cane is a must-have item for the Jade Emperor’s Birthday which is celebrated on the ninth day of Chinese New Year by Hokkiens.

Furniture hub: The booths at last year’s MIFF.

500 exhibitors taking part in MIFF 2015 starting tomorrow

2 March 2015

The Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) 2015 opens tomorrow at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) and Matrade Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC).

Corroded: This old sewer pipe was installed in Puchong about 40 years ago and has been replaced as it was leaking water.

Underground losses

2 March 2015

Klang Valley’s water and sewerage infrastructure is showing its age. While we cannot see what is underneath, the frequent burst pipes and sinkholes reported everywhere are signs that a major overhaul is needed.

Attention to detail: One of the lab’s technicians looking at the samples in detail.

Forward leap

2 March 2015

DNA Laboratories, which does DNA testing, was set up by a researcher who wanted to see the application of some of his work.

Making them shine: Chua keeping a close watch on the times of her swimmers.

Targeting swimmers’ parents

2 March 2015

FORMER international swimmer Marilyn Chua, a member of the Malaysian contingent to the 2000 Olympics, conducted a workshop for parents on what it takes to create a successful swimmer.

Face-off: The pair of lions performing at Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur’s lobby.

Seeking blessings for a year of abundance

2 March 2015

VISITORS to Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur were captivated by an energetic lion dance performance by the Hong Yi Dragon & Lion Dance troupe on the fifth day of Chinese New Year.

For development of the sport: Some of the winners in a friendly match with the country’s badminton idols

Sweet experience on the court

2 March 2015

SEVERAL lucky winners got the chance to play with their favourite badminton stars in Kopiko’s “Beli & Menang” contest.

Here you go: Hurst receiving the ‘plate of prosperity’ from the lion dancers.

Hotel continues lion dance tradition

2 March 2015

RAMADA Plaza Dua Sentral Kuala Lumpur ushered in the Lunar New Year with firecrackers and traditional lion dance performance at the hotel’s main lobby.

Admiring the new 25th Anniversary logo - from left: Haji Hamzah Jali, Datuk Bing Selamat Amir, Datuk Zainal Abidin Sakom, Professor Emeritus Datuk Dr Sulaiman Md Yassin, Zulhairy Jalaluddin (CEO of YBK, partly hidden) and Datin Hartini Othman (Chairman, committee for the 25th anniversary celebrations).

Big plans for silver jubilee

2 March 2015

Yayasan Basmi Kemiskinan (YBK) will be celebrating its silver jubilee this year with various events leading up to a gala dinner on March 26.

Lucky trio: Winners of the property carnival (from left) Ang, Dr Abdul Halim’s representative and Liew (fifth from left) with (from third left) Chen, MKH executive chairman Tan Sri Alex Chen, Liew, Nizam, MKH property director Datuk Chong Yong Han and director Chen Yin at the prize-presentation ceremony.

Developer hosts triple celebration

2 March 2015

Property developer MKH Bhd hosted a soirée to mark three happy occasions.

Multi-talented: Sugeeta hopes to build a playhouse for underprivileged children one day.

Hoping to carve a career in Bollywood

2 March 2015

A physiology and human resources graduate, Sugeeta previously entered the pageant in 2012.

Agile acrobats: The Hong Wu lion dance troupe performing at the entrance to Cititel Mid Valley

Acrobatic ‘lions’ bless hotel with delightful dance

2 March 2015

A LARGE crowd gathered at Cititel Mid Valley to watch an elaborate lion dance performance complete with acrobatic stunts on the first day of the Lunar New Year.

Festive cheer: Family and friends at Chai’s open house in Taman United, Kuala Lumpur

Senator’s annual CNY open house draws big crowd

2 March 2015

Senator Datuk Chai Kim Sen makes it a point to open his home to friends, relatives and residents to celebrate Chinese New Year together.

Collect rubbish on time, MBSA warns contractors

2 March 2015

Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) will take action against contractors who fail to adhere to the rubbish collection schedule within the city.

More than monkey business

2 March 2015

As cute as they are, still best to leave primates in their natural habitat.

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