Joyous occasion: Chin Yoon Nyong, 80, (seated) surrounded by her family as they celebrate Chinese New Year in her home in Taman Rahang, Seremban. — AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star

Embracing change together

While CNY practices evolve, quality time with loved ones remains the most important factor for families.


Bride-to-be wins grand prize in shopping contest

Susi’s wedding brought her double happiness when it led to her winning the contest.

Susi Susanti Ridwan’s wedding brought her double happiness when it led to her winning the Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman Year End Sales Festival (JTAR YES’FEST) Big Spender Campaign.

Smart way to park

Dr Saravanan (third from right) with Perkhidmatan Alam Indah staff members showing the newly improvised Smart Parking Gadget units.

THE Smart Parking Gadget (SPG) may be introduced in other states in the near future.


How a beast started CNY celebrations

Raja Emy Shahril did his research online to come up with ideas for the designs for the puppets and settings. Seen here is the many facets of Nian the monster. – Photos: CHAN TAK KONG and JAROD LIM/The Star

DIG a hole and bury him alive! Throw him into the river! Tie him up! Pray to God! Audience members offered different suggestions on how best to get rid of the Nian monster during a shadow play performance entitled Nian – Why We Celebrate Chinese New Year.

Ten talking points about lion dance

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LION dances have been in Malaysia for such a long time that it would be hard to picture Chinese New Year celebrations without seeing at least one.

Eat & Drink



When you get lemons...

To adapt and keep the business going, you need to read the trends, says MBGs Lee.

With the currency down, costs up and belts tightening, this Chinese New Year won’t see the most festive of celebrations. But businesses could despair or they could try to be creative and make the best of a bad situation, writes GRACE CHEN.



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