Foong Pek Yee

Recent and archived articles by Foong Pek Yee

23 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

New village with a difference

SHE keeps herself active and productive by growing vegetables.

Old houses like this one still provide a roof over the heads of villagers in Kampung Baru Desa Changkat.
18 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

A more level playing field

The way people live, work and play has been transformed by good connectivity.

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16 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Residents of Kampung Baru Bemban in Batu Gajah proud of their strong sense of filial piety

LOVE is in the air at Kampung Baru Bemban but it is more about honouring the village’s elderly folk.

The Kwan Ti Temple at the entrance to Kampung Baru Bemban is a landmark in the village.
9 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Familial bonds strength of village

THEY may be staying in the city but their attachment to the village remains strong.

The entrance to Kampung Baru Chendrong, an almost 70-year-old village which is fast greying.
2 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

River prawns keep visitors coming

YOU can tell the difference between one crustacean and the other, once you have tasted the prawns in Kampung Baru Timah.

The Kwan Yin Temple in Kampung Baru Timah are seeing some tourists nowadays.
26 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Good food draws visitors to Pasir Pinji

People continue to line up for the rojak in Kampung Baru Pasir Pinji in Ipoh. Never mind that the price is RM6 per packet.

The wet market in Kampung Baru Pasir Pinji is a landmark in the village.
21 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

The new wave in New Villages

The historical Malayan Emergency settlements are beginning to reinvent themselves economically by venturing into tourism.

A place to visit: Kampung Bagan Ayer Masin in Tanjung Piai, Johor, is also reinventing itself with tourism.
19 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Dogged by uncertainty in Ampang Baru

KAMPUNG Baru Ampang Baru near Ipoh is known as “An Bang Xin Cun” in Chinese.

(From left) Tan, Ng Koon Lam, Cheow and Chang Tin Chee in a discussion at a coffeeshop in the village.
17 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Farming holds good potential for Kampung Baru Malim Nawar

The trend of youths leaving New Villages in droves for the cities may be slowly reversing itself.

More and more young people are kee to do farming in new villages nowadays. pix by foong pek yee.
14 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Chinese votes in the balance

The Year of the Dog is set to kick off with debate on the fate of three major political parties.

All set: Politics will be a hot topic during the festive season.