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1. After the Onasadya, women and children engage in folk games, songs and dances like Oonjalattom (soaring high on the swing), and traditional folk dances.2. Dr Raghavan preparing the clay pyramids to represent King Mahabali that will be placed in the middle of the Pookalam.3. At the temple, both Nambiar (second from left) and his wife brought the clay figurines and it was received by the temple priest. Behind them are an entourage of people dressed in traditional attire called Mundu. Photos by LOW LAY PHON
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Malayalees celebrate Thiruonam festival

28 August 2015

USHERING in a bountiful harvest in India, Malayalees all over the world celebrate the much-loved Thiruonam festival today.

(L-R) Takaya Wakasumi, Yoshinori Yasumoto, S.M. Tok and S.G. Lau posing beside the UE630X 65-inch TV

Unleashing its latest LED TVs

28 August 2015

TELEVISION buffs can experience enhanced viewing pleasure with the launch of Sharp’s latest range of LED televisions.

1 (From left) Ron Ong, Michael Leong, Audrey Ong, Mohamed Juhari, Ani Choying, Datuk Eng Wei Chun, Nicholas Ong and Peter Ong at the sponsorship presentation ceremony. 2 Ani Choying — Photos: SAM THAM

Nun from Nepal raising funds with her tranquil songs at Jan 3 concert

28 August 2015

COME experience “An Evening of Inner Peace” with internationally renowned singing nun of Nepal, Ani Choying Drolma, as she spreads the meaning of inner peace and raises funds for charity.

Some of the judges for the competition at the event (from left to right): Renowned fashion designer Amir Luqman, Amber Chia, Benjamin Toong, and renowned models Wafa De Korte and Soo Xu Ze, who were also both winners of the competition in 2012.Malaysia Supermodel search 2015 unveiling of Top 20 finalists. 24 Aug 2015 CHAN TAK KONG/The Star

Strutting to be the next supermodel

28 August 2015

BEING a supermodel is more than just strutting down a catwalk and striking a pose – confidence and talent are among the star qualities that are sought after in Malaysia Supermodel Search 2015.

1 The masterpiece comprising 622,347 plastic bottle caps. The project was completed by some 150 students in two days. 2 Ahmad Zaki (middle) noting down the students’ record on a certificate while Chong (left) and Uniten College of Engineering deputy dean Associate Prof Dr Nasri A. Hamid look on.— Photos: P. NATHAN / The Star

Biggest logo for the record

28 August 2015

AFTER months of planning for an annual engineering project, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (Uniten) students made sure their effort would make it into the Malaysia Book of Records.

1 Yong seating in front of his colourful images entitled, ‘Love Wins.2 From the The Vanilla Sky series, which contrasts fashion designer Chia’s 2010 and 2015 collections.3 The ‘We Pee Why Pee’ is a cheeky and creative collaborative piece between Yong and local spray can stars Cloakwork and NesTwo, which camouflages the artists into their mural.4 ‘Skin We Live In’ displays applied strips of dried acrylic paint onto a model’s face, as photographed by Yong.5 Another work from the ‘Skin We Live In’ series, showcasing a rich texture of canvass surface with dried acrylic paint strips.6 A piece from Yong’s illustrative career featuring ‘40 Years of Polo’, commissioned by Volkswagen. It portrays a Polo car wrapped in chrome to create an illusion of reflections.7 ‘Speak No Evil, See No Evil, Hear No Evil’, one of Yong’s stunning photo displays paired with social commentary of Malaysia’s political landscape.— Photos: BRIAN MOH/TheStar

Inspiring viewers on beauty and truth

28 August 2015

PROGRESSION of an artist is often crystal-clear in his work.

Gathering pace: (from left) PAC vice-president Munning Jamaludin, KPM Sports’ Lionel Mok, Wan, Zakri and Kiwanis Club Kuala Lumpur president elect Ngau Wing Fatt.

Pacesetters club encouraging youth to take part in upcoming run

28 August 2015

RELAY organisers Pacesetters Athletic Club are aiming for an increase in participation at this year’s Allianz Malaysia Pacesetters 4x3km run and they are keen to attract a younger generation of runners.

Rising star: Ryan with his coach, Lee, at the World Children’s Taekwondo Culture Festival in North Jeolla province, South Korea.

Korean delight for young fighter

28 August 2015

YOUNG Ryan De Silva is fast making a name for himself in taekwondo.

MISC-MIFA players and official celebrate after beat Airasia Allstar team during the FAM Cup match at UPM sports complex.MISC-MIFA team won 2-1.(23/08/2015/S.S.KANESAN/The Star)

Thriller on the cards

28 August 2015

IT looks like Malaysian Indian Sports Council- Malaysian Indian Football Association (MISC-MIFA) are contented as the second best team in Group B of the FAM Cup competition.

Young talent: Thomas Newson is among the DJs coming in for the Revealed lable Asia tour in Zouk KL on Sept 11.

Long weekend adds to the thrill for clubbers

28 August 2015

Paradise presents The Musical Wanderlust today and tomorrow featuring local favourites such as Goldfish & Blink joining ranks with international producers DJ Bl3nd (Mexico), Wolfpack (Belgium), Super8 & Tab (Finland), Ben Nicky (UK), Nifra (Slovakia) and Reece Low (Australia).

Rising star: Australian-born Juliet Fox is all geared up to take on the decks in M8 on Merdeka Eve.

Aussie-born talent makes waves

28 August 2015

CELEBRATE Merdeka at M8 Bar with Juliet Fox on Merdeka Eve as M8 Bar and Art Xtreme Media present the Australian-born deejay with support from Casey and Irama.

Veteran: Felix da Housecat appears at Marinis on 57 this Sunday night.

Fun times for Merdeka eve

28 August 2015

CELEBRATE Merdeka at Marini’s on 57 with Felix da Housecat. This year there is no better place to be on Merdeka Eve than with house legend Felix Da Housecat, Ireland’s DJ Louise DaCosta, and DJ Jeff Jefferson at Marini’s on 57.

Riding high: Above & Beyond have certainly scaled the heights and will be returning to Malaysian dancefloors on Sept 18 as part of a world tour.

Taking it to a new level

28 August 2015

BRIT/POLISH dance producers Above & Beyond will be returning to Kuala Lumpur on their ‘We Are All We Need’ tour on Sept 18 Sept in KL Live, brought to you by Future Sound Asia.

Back in action with a bang

28 August 2015

FOLLOWING it’s Grand Opening last Thursday, the new Zouk Kuala Lumpur at TREC, 436, Jalan Tun Razak, opens its September music programming with German duo Twoloud, and a collective of five emerging artists under the world #1 DJ Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings, helming the decks. Other highlights include:

When life gives you lemons: Guests bathe their feet in a tub filled with lemons as they soak up the sun.

Beverage brand hosts carnival-themed gathering in KL shopping centre

28 August 2015

HAVE you ever gone indoors only to get outside, or head for a picnic only to land yourself in the middle of a carnival?

Zirconio, which specialises in the creation of wall tiles, has a 50-year history of tile-making.

Tilemaker offers anniversary voucher

28 August 2015

In conjunction with its 50th anniversary, tilemaker Zirconio has kicked off its months-long campaign to reward customers in marking this milestone year.

Big potential: (From left) Chitanuwat, World Poultry Science Association vice-president Prof Dr Abdul Rahman Omar, Ng, Dr Kamarudin, Livestock Asia 2015 co-chairman Dr V. Raghavan and Veterinary Association of Malaysia president Dr Paul Chelliah.

All about livestock

28 August 2015

LIVESTOCK Asia 2015 is targeting 10,000 visitors for its upcoming expo and forum which will see the participation of 300 exhibitors from 32 countries including China, the US, Thailand and Korea.

1. A medical team member helping a woman with a blood test. 2. Children having fun at a drawing and colouring session.

Medical checks for the less fortunate

28 August 2015

TRUE to its belief in giving back to society, the UOA Group recently organised a corporate social responsibility campaign themed Kempen Jom Sihat for underprivileged families in the Bangsar South vicinity.

1. The Firefly crew giving Liang (left) a send-off as he prepares to drive his brand new car. 2. Ong (second from right) presenting Wan Azniha (second from left) with a hotel package.3. Ong (third from right) presenting Ng (second from left) with a holiday package to Koh Samui.— Photos: IZZRAFIQ ALIAS / The Star

Frequent flyer drives home sports car worth RM230,000

28 August 2015

JUST a day before his birthday, 29-year-old Liang Yee Kai received a pleasant surprise from the airline he frequently used.

Meal with a view: Enjoy the skyline at Cedar on 15. (Cedar on 15 at Impiana KLCC Hotel, Aug 20)

Dining with a view of KL

28 August 2015

Enjoy a stunning view of Kuala Lumpur’s skyline as you dine or enjoy a drink of your choice at Impiana KLCC Hotel’s rooftop restaurant Cedar on 15.

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