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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.

A model wearing an eye-catching outfit fashioned from palm leaves.

Sculptures and 3D-art installations at Perdana Botanical Garden

30 October 2014

THE Art in the Park festival was a visual feast in every way, and not only entertained but also educated members of the public who turned out in droves to enjoy their Sunday at the Perdana Botanical Garden.

Quite a stench: The dead fish found in a monsoon drain in Taman Putra, Ampang is worrying residents.

Fears over dead fish in monsoon drain

30 October 2014

THE discovery of more than 1,000 dead fish in a monsoon drain in Taman Seraya, Ampang last Saturday has got residents in two neighbourhoods worried.

‘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.

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.

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.

Lucky winner: (From left) RHB Banking Group Cards and Unsecured Business acting head Lenon Cheong Pek Soon, MasterCard Worldwide Malaysia member relation and business development vice-president Choong Suk Ling and Sik sharing Rusnaidi’s joy of winning a Ford Fiesta Sport during the contest’s prize-giving ceremony.

30-year-old drives home car worth RM87,000 in debit card contest

30 October 2014

USING the RHB Debit MasterCard proved to be a rewarding experience for Rusnaidi Mohd Nasir, who won a new Ford Fiesta Sport 1.5L Ti-VCT in a contest organised by the bank.

Residents clearing up a broken drain at the playground in SS17 where mosquitoes could be breeding in the trapped water

A concerted effort by various groups to eradicate Aedes mosquitoes

30 October 2014

THE sudden increase in dengue cases in Selangor this year has led to the setting up of several community-based volunteer groups and task forces by the local councils to help combat the menace.

Luce officially opening the refurbished Kuala Selangor store.

Refurbished Courts Malaysia has more options for Kuala Selangor folk

30 October 2014

Courts Malaysia has reopened its Kuala Selangor branch with a much bigger and better layout to serve the residents of the coastal town.

Valuable: Mohan said companies with a strong IP portfolio in certain fields are commanding stratospheric valuations.

All about monetising intellectual property

30 October 2014

A SEMINAR on monetising intellectual property (IP) by experts from the United Kingdom, India and Malaysia will be held next week.

Lofty goals: A file image of the headquarters of German startup incubator Rocket Internet in Berlin. Malaysia has hopes to become a regional hub for startups. — AFPpic

Walking a tightrope for innovation

30 October 2014

Business-ready and investment-ready startups not neccesarily the same.

Ready to empower women: (From left) Alamanda general manager Angeline Yee, Brien, Napsiah and  Farahida launching The Pink October 2014 programme at the shopping centre in Putrajaya.

Four-day programme at mall in Putrajaya aimed at raising awareness on breast cancer

30 October 2014

ALAMANDA, together with the National Cancer Council (Makna) and the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN), recently organised The Pink October 2014 programme with the aim of empowering women to make informed decisions on their health and well-being.

Cicadas pinned to a setting board by the pupils.

Collection of 600 cicada specimens sees pupils setting first-of-its-kind record

30 October 2014

FOR Year Six pupils of SJK(C) Yuk Chai in Petaling Jaya, it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enter the Malaysia Book of Records for collecting the most cicada specimens in a single event.

Press conference on Malaysia - China Chamber of Commerce and ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology Green Award Gala Dinner 2014.SAMUEL ONG / THE STAR, 27TH OCTOBER 2014.

New event to look at business potential in the eco-industry

30 October 2014

THERE is plenty of business potential for the commerce sector in the field of green efforts, an avenue that will be explored for the first time at the upcoming Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC)-Asean Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET) Green Award this year.

(From left), Ng being briefed by  Nice on the repair work while Shahrul Nizam looks on.

RM120,000 pipeline repairs in Puchong

30 October 2014

REMEDIAL efforts to resolve the leaking sewage pipeline along Jalan Taman Kinrara 5/1 in Puchong are close to completion.

The leach bins contributed by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council to the residents in SS19 low-cost flats.

Outsiders urged not to turn low-cost flats in Subang Jaya into a dumping ground

30 October 2014

CLEANLINESS has been a major issue for residents at the SS19 low-cost flats in Subang Jaya since they moved in more than a decade ago.

This transparent panel at a bus stand in Jalan SS21/1, Damansara Utama iscovered with numerous bills advertising services by loan sharks.

Don’t put up advertising materials wherever you please, says Yeo

30 October 2014

NO BUNTING, even if legal with valid council permits, are allowed on protocol roads, Damansara Utama assemblyman Yeo Bee Yin said.

Keep up the good work: Dr Venugopalan says efforts by the groups have helped reduce the number of dengue cases in the state.

More people urged to join community task forces

30 October 2014

The Selangor Health Department admits that volunteer groups and task forces set up to eradicate dengue has helped reduce the number of positive cases in the state.

Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa workers showing a basic plate of nasi lemak — rice, sambal and eggs.

Nominate and vote for your favourite nasi lemak eatery

29 October 2014

In November, you can vote for the best nasi lemak in The Star People’s Food Awards.

Be the best version of yourself

29 October 2014

Reinventing ourselves is a natural way to evolve and become better people.

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