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Switching direction: The traffic flow change in Jalan Yong Shook Lin took effect fairly smoothly yesterday.

Smooth start to traffic reversal under PJ one-way loop trial

24 November 2014

THE change in traffic direction in Jalan Yong Shook Lin was largely implemented smoothly yesterday, with only minor hiccups.

Make a change: Sometimes people just need a change of perspective to see beyond their self-implosed boundaries. — filepic

Change your perspective

24 November 2014

AFTER 25 years of working in the textile industry, 14 of those in Malaysia, ROBERT PLACHCIAK will now be switching to a completely different sphere of management — artiste management. More specifically, his wife’s music career.

(From right) Yeow Seng (with coat) and Shin Cheng enjoying the music fountain at the new mall.

New mall to liven up Putrajaya

24 November 2014

THE newly opened IOI City Mall in Putrajaya welcomed hundreds of shoppers who witnessed its soft launch yesterday.

A model showing off south sea pearl set by Tomei Gold and Jewellery at Tomei Christmas Ball 2014 at Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur on Nov 20, 2014.

Jeweller hosts guests at Christmas ball and shows its new designs

24 November 2014

CHRISTMAS season has arrived and the festive cheer is palpable. It was especially so for the guests at Tomei’s Christmas ball, organised to show appreciation to those responsible for the jeweller’s success — customers, business partners and staff.

(From left) Swiss Ambassador Dr Rolf Lenz, Malaysian Red Crescent secretary-general Datuk Dr Noordin Abdul Razak and England looking at some of the photographs at the exhibition.

The big picture on humanitarian efforts

24 November 2014

Joint photo exhibition sheds light on 150 years of providing relief to war and disaster victims.

Event to educate professionals about shared services

24 November 2014

The shared services and outsourcing (SSO) industry is based on the consolidation of business operations that are used by multiple parts of the same organisation, into a central unit whose services are either shared within the organisation, or outsourced to third party companies.

A general view of Royal Dutch Airways (KLM) aircraft at Schiphol airport near Amsterdam. The airline’s carbon offsetting programme has contributed to reforestation efforts in Africa. — EPA

Convention bureau leads the way in efforts to reduce effects of carbon dioxide

24 November 2014

Last year, the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) noted that commercial aircraft produced about 700 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, representing about 2% of CO2 produced from all human activities.

Manjula (left) and Thum are optimistic the effort will bring about positive results.

More SMEs going green

24 November 2014

The drink packs recycling effort kicked off by food packaging company Tetra Pak Malaysia some nine years ago is gaining traction as more small businesses are participating in efforts to give back to society through recycling.

All eager: Liaw (seated third from left) together with council members, media partners and sponsors of the MRCA Charity Run 2014.

More than 3,600 runners to participate in this Sunday’s charity run

24 November 2014

WITH less than seven days to go, organisers of the Malaysian Retail Chain Association (MRCA) Charity Run are in their final lap of preparations to ensure all goes well on the event day.

From left: Schoold Board of Governor chairman Wong Chang Wai, headmaster Hor Jun Hin and parent-teacher association chairman Poh Soo Beng receiving a mock cheque of RM30,000 from Mitraland Group CEO Chuah Theong Yee during the event.

Stepping out for a good cause

24 November 2014

THE second edition of the 5KM Charity Walk/Run attracted more than 600 participants. Organised by Mitraland Group, the event managed to raise a total of RM30,000 that will be donated to SJK (C) Damansara.

Full concentration: A file picture of one of the coaches for LFA, Ben Parsonage​ (left) coaching participants at the coaching clinic last year.

Football academy and store return for third consecutive year to develop skills of young players

24 November 2014

The Courts and Liverpool Football Academy (LFA) returns to Malaysia for the third consecutive year from today until Nov 27 with the aim of providing today’s youth a platform to show their potential and learn new skills and techniques in a fun, inclusive and safe environment.

For the community: (From left) Kong, Pulanthran, MPSp councillor M.  Santokh Singh and Putra Perdana Puchong police station chief Sub-Inspector Aziz Ali at the groundbreaking for the multi-purpose hall in Taman Putra Prima.

Residents’ request for hall granted in Taman Putra Prima

24 November 2014

A MULTI-PURPOSE hall is being built to cater to the needs of residents in Taman Putra Prima, Puchong.

Council working towards city status for Selayang

24 November 2014

SELAYANG is aiming for city status by 2020.

DBKL planned to demolish the current 12-storey Menara DBKL 2 to rebuild a new building to add office space despite spending millions of ringgit to upgrade its facilities since last year.

DBKL’s move to rebuild its headquarters from scratch has not been well-received

24 November 2014

A PLAN to build a new tower as the Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) headquarters in Jalan Raja Laut in place of the Menara DBKL 2 is landing the local authority in controversy as many quarters, including from within its ranks, are questioning the rationale.

Hijjas Kasturis winning proposal - the futuristic four-tower-building prop the current 12-storey Menara DBKL 2 to stand tall next to Menara DBKL 1, which has been declared a heritage building.

Firm’s four-tower design pips the competition

24 November 2014

HIJJAS Kasturi’s interconnected four-tower creation came out tops in the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) competition held to find a design for the proposed rebuilding of Menara DBKL 2 in Jalan Raja Laut.

Top 10 Christmas checklist

22 November 2014

Metro Online Broadcast takes a look at some ways to ignite the Yuletide spirit and prepare for the holidays.

The world’s largest lion head at the Wong Fei-hung Zhonglian Dragon and Lion Dance Association.

Roaring through Foshan

22 November 2014

Thrilling encounter with giant ‘lions’ during visit to legendary martial artist’s hometown.

Borneo Yellowfin Tunas cold room equipped to hold freshly caught fish at 0 degrees to maintain freshness.

Sabah looks to become a leader in aquaculture

22 November 2014

Sabah has been under scrutiny for the past few years for all the wrong reasons. Despite being home to some of the most beautiful islands in the world, Sabah’s poverty levels have led to the state being among the poorest the poorest in Malaysia.

Campaign against debt wins marketing awards

22 November 2014

BANK Simpanan Nasional Bhd (BSN) walked away with five awards at the Marketing Excellence Awards 2014 (MEA 2014), which took place in Kuala Lumpur recently.

Extending a helping hand

22 November 2014

STARTING a business is an exciting proposition but it is also an extremely challenging undertaking. To help overcome some of the hurdles, the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Women Entrepreneurs Development Committee chairman Dr M. Maria Rufina said women are becoming increasingly active in business but do need some guidance to achieve successful entrepreneurship.

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