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Not a joke: Chieng's  
repertoire is 
hilarious because it is brutally honest, 
unpolished 
and something we will relate to.

Taking stand-up seriously

2 September 2014

SOME might assume that stand-up comedians are funny all the time.

Parachutists performing 
a jump.Overcoming 
a fear doesn't need such a 
big step. It can start with some-thing small. - filepic

Let your fear disappear

2 September 2014

Fear – this four-letter word is one of the main reasons why people don’t move ahead with their master plans. I was lucky that when I was in my teens, I read a quote saying – “to live a life worth living, do what fears you most”.

Jalan Alor plans to be finalised soon

2 September 2014

THE plans for the project to upgrade and beautify Jalan Alor in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, are expected to be finalised this year.

Joining the trend of green buildings is the newly built Menara PJH in Putrajaya. The building has a number of green features including solar panels, rain water harvesting and a mini wetland to create a sustainable building.
SAMUEL ONG / THE STAR, 20TH AUGUST 2014.

Given the green light

2 September 2014

WHEN we think of large buildings, especially high-rises, we rarely consider just how much energy is needed to keep these buildings running.

Praying for good results: Some of the Chinese primary school pupils attending a special praying and blessing session before the coming public exams.

Prayer session before pupils sit for public exams

2 September 2014

KUANTAN: Some 420 pupils from five Chinese primary schools attended a special praying and blessing session organised by the Pahang Buddhist Association (PBA) in conjunction with the coming public examinations.

An example of a playground designed by Reka Setia Playground.

Malaysian company selling playground equipment makes its presence felt abroad

2 September 2014

IN AN increasingly urban world with growing Internet connectivity, it’s common to see young children with their noses constantly buried in digital devices.

Noor Amelia Musa (centre) with Danielle Nant (left) and Tan Zijill with their prozes

Policewoman too good for Kiwi rival in Mizuno Wave Run

2 September 2014

FORMER international Noor Amelia Musa was in her element when she won the women’s Open category in the Mizuno Wave Run in Putrajaya.

Enjoying his stay: Phelan buying 
dried mangoes 
at one of the 
shops in Berjaya Times Square.

Former Man Utd first-team coach eager for new challenges after long break

2 September 2014

Michael Christopher Phelan or better known as Mike Phelan was an instrumental figure in Manchester United’s brightest period.

Hoteliers on 
a hunt: Kamaruddin (third from left) with the 
organising committee members and sponsors at 
the launch of the event.

Hotel association’s annual charity event exclusively for affiliates this year

2 September 2014

A TOTAL of 24 cars have confirmed entries in the 10th Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) Charity Treasure Hunt to be held on Sept 27.

(from left) Concord College former students Tony Ng, Daniel Chew, Dennis Mah and Alex Wang looking at old photographs of their schooling days at the 10th Concord College  alumni dinner at Hilton Kuala Lumpur on Aug 9.

Concord College alumni reminisce about good old days at 10th gathering

2 September 2014

IT WAS a night filled with fond memories for 500 Concord College alumni at their 10th dinner gathering in Hilton Kuala Lumpur.

Looking good: Front row from left Watsons Malaysia, marketing controller Danny Hoh, Loh, Atilia, Watsons, Marketing and Development director Jessica Ng and models, and TV personalities during the launch event.

Natural solution for dull skin

2 September 2014

WATSONS Malaysia has launched its latest Naturals by Watsons Blood Orange bodycare range to help brighten dull complexion.

Bridging the differences: Firefly and MASwings have launched 
the Cabin Crew Integration Programme as part of efforts to 
strengthen national integration.

Cabin crew integration programme returns to strengthen airline brands

2 September 2014

In THE spirit of Merdeka and Malaysia Day, MASwings and Firefly are implementing the cabin crew integration programme for the second year with the aim of strengthening national integration.

Interview with 22-year old model Olivia Shyan for The Mod Life column at Shutterbug photo studio, Menara Star

Girl with a heart of gold

2 September 2014

AT ONLY 22, Olivia Shyan has a lot under her belt compared to most of her peers.

(From left) Lee unveiling the new Nestle Fitnesse Chocolate with Silvana Jean Charles from Mauritius, Anna SoIntseva from Ukraine, Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo from Philippines, Yezenia Navarro from Mexico and Nicky Sanghera from Scotland.

Guilt-free cereal flavour launched

2 September 2014

THE new Nestle Fitnesse Chocolate was glamorously launched with help from delegates of the Mrs Malaysia 2014 pageant.

Every drop counts: Tap leaks at restaurants caused by high usage can be kept at bay with installations of heavy duty fittings.

Conserve water, associations tell eatery owners

2 September 2014

TAPS in restaurants often drip because of constant use and these leaks waste gallons of water each month and owners are saddled with big bills that eat into profits.

A worker sorting out the paddy on the "pre-cleaner" machine before polishing the grains.

Company uses modern milling technology to ensure freshness in padi processing

1 September 2014

Malaysians and rice are inseparable. We are able to enjoy rice any given time — nasi lemak for breakfast, banana leaf meal for lunch and maybe a nasi goreng mamak for dinner.

Ng Chow Seng (right) with the Jalur Gemilang after receiving from Ministry of Youth and Sports director Salleh Ramli,

Age no barrier for septuagenarian participating in his 13th weightlifting championship

1 September 2014

MANY his age would be just relaxing and spending time with their grandchildren but 79-year-old Ng Chow Seng has opted to take part in the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF)’s World Master Weightlifting championships in Copenhagen, Denmark on Monday.

Menang Sambil Beramal Bersama Nestle contest finalist Ten Seong Yu is the first and only participant to successfully complete the cup stacking challenge. Ten went on to win the first place prize of RM30,000 and his selected charitable home, Shelter Home for Children, received RM10,000.

Menang Sambil Beramal Bersama Nestle contest grand finale and open house event at Saloma Theatre Restaurant, Malaysia Tourist Centre (MaTiC) on Aug 23.

In the spirit of sharing

1 September 2014

IN THE spirit of Hari Raya, Nestle Liquid Drinks gave its customers a chance to give back to society while winning attractive cash prizes through the “Menang Sambil Beramal Bersama Nestle” contest.

Bank Negara Malaysia governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz touring the â¿¿Knowing Nusantara: Money That Made The Regionâ¿  on Tuesday (26 Aug, 2014) at the bankâ¿TMs art gallery in Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur

Bank Negara showcases currency used in Nusantara region

1 September 2014

BANK Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery’s latest exhibition is titled, “Knowing Nusantara: Money That Made The Region”.

The Mid-Autumn FestoRama @ the Pearl of the Orient (MAF) in Penang, organised by CreatiVision D.C. Sdn Bhd, themed to the '70's Disco Era'. Creativision managing director Adelyn Lim (middle) believes the festival can be an outlet to encourage people to take a break and visit their families and parents.

Get your groove on

1 September 2014

THE significance of family reunions is something the Mid-Autumn FestoRama @ the Pearl of the Orient (MAF) intends to capture on Sept 7.

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