Christina Low

Recent and archived articles by Christina Low

18 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Marking the occasion with healthier versions of dumpling

DUMPLING Festival gives those who enjoy the yummy triangle- shaped glutinous rice packets a reason to celebrate as this is when you find them in abundance at the market, pasar malam and restaurants.

Lee holding the dumplings packets sold at MG‘s.
12 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Poor family finally gets PPR unit

A FAMILY of seven who have been living in a deplorable storeroom behind a food stall in Kampung Pasir Baru, Kuala Lumpur for the past two years can now look forward to a brighter future.

Farizah (centre) with her children (from left) Mohd Ramadhan Fitri, 11, Umi Umairah, eight, Mohd Isma Arif, 14, and Mohd Fadli Shah, 15, at the entrance to the storeroom. — Photos: IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/The Star
12 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Fun event gets elderly grooving

SENIOR citizens from several homes in Puchong were treated to a special buka puasa dinner at Parkson M Square Mall in Taman Desa Millenia, Puchong.

Guests joining Amy (centre, beige tudung) on stage as she belts out hit songs. — Photos: M. AZHAR ARIF/The Star
9 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Give a hand intheir time of need

Life is no bed of roses for children at two shelter homes and a tahfiz, but public help can make things easier for them.

Open-air study area: Children at Rumah Perlindungan Safiyyah reading outside the centre, known as Pusat Pengajian Al-Qalam after regular classes.
7 Jun 2018 | 5:14 PM

A new government, a new PPR home for family

After a two-year wait, a family of seven finally gets to move into a People's Housing Project (PPR) unit in Kerinchi.

(right) Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil handing over the offer letter to (left) Farizah Ibrahim while her husband (middle) Shahdi Abdullah looks on.
6 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

24-hour access to latest books

BOOKWORMS will not only have another reason to shop but also extra hours to browse through their favourite page turners at the new BookXcess in Cyberjaya.

Chua (right) with (from left) BookXcess purchasing and publishing director Martin Cross and BookXcess marketing head Amelia Peng.
1 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Generous donors step up to do their part

IT’S been 10 days since StarMetro launched its “Do Good. Grant-A-Wish” campaign and over the last week, generous donors have stepped forward to do their part in helping the less fortunate.

At Rumah Perlindungan Safiyyah in Puncak Alam, the children’s clothes are kept in large, stacked containers as there are no shelves or cupboards to properly store them.
1 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Hardy tents to keep campers at their peak

Nowadays those who seek a good tent or sleeping bag are not just Boy Scouts or frequent campers but also holiday-makers who have never camped before.

(From left) Folkmar, UFL executive chairman Datuk Malek Noor, Radha and assistant national chief Scout commissioner Zakran Abdul Manan at the launch of High Peak tents in Malaysia.
26 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

‘Puncak Niaga’s efforts hampered as proposals rejected by state govt’

PUNCAK Niaga Holdings Bhd is worried that the public would be misled by misinformation about the company’s stand in the Selangor water crisis.

Mohd Zainul says the severity of the problem is not only measured by raw water shortage but also involves other factors.
25 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

Shelter wishes for help beyond foodstuff

FOURTEEN years ago, Haslinda Dol Hamid’s life fell apart and she had no one to turn to. She was jobless and was left all alone to care for her two young children and, to complicate things further, she was pregnant with her third child.

The boys at Rumah Titian Kaseh’s Asrama Putera hanging out at the semi-outdoor dining area