Hard at work: Workers working inside the tin mining dredge at the tin mining area in Rawang during the old days. The British installed a coal-powered generator at the site in the 19th century so that the mine could run for 24-hours a day.

Shining a light on village’s past

WE MAY be forgiven for assuming a bustling modern town will be the earliest to get electricity back in the day, but in fact a nondescript village – Kampung Rawang Tin – was the first location in Malaysia to be lit up at night.


‘Put an end to little Napoleon culture’

Teoh (left)speaking at the press conference as a member of the Ex-Municipal Councillors Association of Seberang Prai points to thecolumn for race in one of MPSP’s application forms.

MEMBERS of the Ex-Municipal Councillors Association of Seberang Prai are concerned about the present administration of the Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP).

Move to help curb errant motorists

The move to reintroduce the Kejara demerit system also applies to motorists using their mobile phones while driving. - filepic

TANGKAK: The Government’s decision to reintroduce the Kejara demerit system is to educate the public to adhere to road safety rules, said Road Safety Department director-general Abd Ghafar Yusof.


Sarawakian and Sabahan traders organise joint Gawai-Kaamatan event

Sabahans and Sarawakians will be celebrating their harvest festivals soon and to mark the occasion, the Pasar Borneo Seri Kembangan traders held a joint Gawai Dayak-Kaamatan celebration at Serdang Raya’s municipal sports complex.

Blogger on food hunt in Penang

Owens (left) speaking to the local media at the Tourism and Culture Ministry’s Penang office in Beach Street. With him is Jonathan (in blue shirt).

DON’T be surprised if you see an Englishman moving around Penang island on an electric scooter hunting for food.

Eat & Drink

Bringing more variety to the table

Zainal Abidin presenting the highlights for the Ramadan buffet this year. — Photos: RICKY LAI/The Star

THE Royale Chulan Damansara is sticking to its popular Warisan Nusantara (Archipelago Heritage) theme for its Ramadan buffet this year, though adding a modern twist to some of its dishes.


Juniors ready to impress

Gymnasts from the Serdang Rhythmic Angels striking a pose at the announcement of the competition.

THE upcoming biennial Angel Cup international rhythmic gymnastics competition for junior gymnasts is back again this year for its seventh edition.



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