Abu Bakar says many pre-war shoplots need to have their wiring checked and replaced to avert short-circuits due to worn out insulation. — Photos by RAJA FAISAL HISHAN and RICKY LAI/The Star

Fireproofing our heritage

PRE-WAR shops across Kuala Lumpur and Selangor are at risk of burning down because their owners are not giving enough importance to installing proper fire prevention measures.


Group cheers on release of five Green turtles at Pantai Kerachut

Mohd Syahrulnizam (light blue T-shirt) with fellow officers, Lions Club of Tanjung Penang members and their family posing for a picture with the Green turtles before releasing them into the sea at Pantai Kerachut, Penang. — Photos: ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star

IT was a sight to behold as five Green turtles (Chelonia mydas) made their way into sunset along Pantai Kerachut in Penang.

Cabbies hang up their keys for luncheon and scenic tour on Komtar’s Level 68

(From right) Ronny and Ooi enjoying the sights from The TopKomtar at Level 68 after a buffet-style luncheon at Komtar’s Banquet Hall.

EVEN taxi drivers, who make a living by driving around Penang on a daily basis, were impressed by the unobstructed view of the island from the state’s highest building, The Top@Komtar.


As beautiful as their ambitions

Tammy Singho

StarMetro wraps up its interviews with finalists of the Miss Universe Malaysia 2017 with a chat with these two beauties.

Oasis High: Laman PKNS Section 14, Shah Alam

OPENED at the end of 2016, Laman PKNS boasts a 2,853sq m rooftop garden on top of Block D. It has three viewing decks with shelters, as well as oval seating planters on levels 5 to 7.

Eat & Drink


Venture that gets bigger

Peter Ng has come far as an entrepreneur, building his education group from scratch and expanding into other ventures besides, but he is largely still a teacher at heart.



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