Elween Loke

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7 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM

Ipoh cabbies are all for implementing taximeters in the city

MANY taxi drivers in Ipoh are in favour of using the taximeters to standardise the fare rates for passengers.

Few taxis parked beside the busy Jalan Sultan Iskandar, waiting to pick up passengers.
5 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM

Consumers urged to take measures to overcome GST impact

CONSUMERS are urged to form groups or clubs to cushion the impact of goods and services tax (GST), which will be implemented next year.

Giving info: Choong conducting a seminar on GST.
22 Feb 2014 | 7:00 AM

A yearly dilemma

EVERY year, come Chinese New Year, the young and the unattached have to resign themselves to a barrage of questions from caring and inquisitive relatives, especially the older folk.

20 Feb 2014 | 7:00 AM

New management team to take over operations of Excelsior Hotel soon

BFORE the mushrooming of high-rise buildings, the Excelsior Hotel had already established a name for itself as one of the iconic landmarks in Ipoh.

Majestic: The Excelsior Hotel in Ipoh.
20 Feb 2014 | 7:00 AM

Public teaching demos to help teachers become more professional and enhance their skills

PERAK will soon be hosting its first public teaching demonstration for teachers from primary and secondary schools in Kinta Valley.

Giving info: Lier (second from left) and committee members at a press conference on the public teaching demonstrations.
19 Feb 2014 | 7:00 AM

Kuala Gula fishermen fear development will destroy marine life habitat

FISHERMEN in Kuala Gula in Kerian district are concerned that their livelihood will be affected by a series of land clearing activities at the mangrove swamp in Teluk Rubiah.

18 Feb 2014 | 7:00 AM

Clearing CNY goodies

WITH Chinese New Year over, supermarkets and hypermarkets are making last-ditch attempts to clear festival-related items.

Gift hampers and other items displayed in front of a shopping mall in Ipoh.
17 Feb 2014 | 4:34 PM

Four assaulted students return to school

IPOH: The four Form One students who were assaulted by a teacher last week have returned to school.

17 Feb 2014 | 7:00 AM

Dept battles to contain Gunung Tempurung bushfire

IPOH: The Perak Fire and Rescue Department battled hard to contain a bushfire that had consumed more than 4ha of forest on the slopes of Gunung Tempurung, located near the Sungai Siput Selatan new village in Kampar.

A fire and rescue team on a helicopter inspecting the situation at Gunung Tempurung.
16 Feb 2014 | 4:35 PM

Firemen facing a hard time in putting out fire at Gunung Tempurung

IPOH: Perak Fire and Rescue department had a hard time putting out a fire at Gunung Tempurung near Sungai Siput Selatan new village in Kampar.

Smoke billowing from Gunung Tempurung near Sungai Siput Selatan village in Kampar on Sunday.