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21 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Town that grew from a tin tycoon’s mansion

Quiet Falim new village has evolved into an Ipoh suburb with new housing estates.

Falim House was owned by prominent miner, the late Foo Nyit See, who built his version of a self-contained township around the mansion in the 1920s.
20 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Hoping for a new lease of life

The sound of clinking mahjong tiles could be heard from the street on a late morning recently.

Kampung Baru Kuala Kuang, a predominantly agricultural village, struggles to re-invent itself after a large part of their farm land was taken back by the previous Perak state government in recent years.
29 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Young farmers return to their roots

AFTER working abroad for several years, Jason Chai returned home to open an eatery.

The temple near the entrance to the village acts as a landmark.
24 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

MCA respects Gerakan’s decision

PETALING JAYA: MCA respects Gerakan’s decision to leave Barisan Nasional, says Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

22 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Life of inactivity for village‘s farmers

IT IS a regular day in Kampung Baru Tanah Hitam in Chemor, Perak on a sunny Wednesday morning.

Kampung Baru Tanah Hitam is a fast ageing community.
15 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Kanthan Baru folk battling pollution problem

CHAI Chuen Tat’s trips to China always left him feeling envious of the farmers there.

The entrance to Kampung Baru Kanthan Baru.
8 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Uncertainty clouds road ahead for vegetable farmers

THE helpless look on Khoo Chee Keong’s face spoke volumes of the fate of villagers in Kampung Baru Changkat Kinding.

A worker at a vegetable farm in Kampung Baru Changkat Kinding.
2 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Wee: MCA had no room to say 'no' in the past

HIS office is a small room with a great view of the capital city’s central business district. Within its four corners, MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong is racing against time to plan the road ahead for the embattled party.

In the driver’s seat: Dr Wee is widely seen to be the next to helm the party. — ONG SOON HIN/The Star
1 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Contented with their life in Jelapang

THERE is a sense of familiarity at the Shunn Hing sundry shop in Kampung Baru Jelapang as customers stroll in and out on a quiet Monday afternoon.

SJK(C) Jelapang is the pride of the villagers as most of them received their early education here.
25 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

Farmers‘ tales of determination

GROWING up in a tapioca farm in Kampung Baru Batu 12 in Bidor, Perak, Lee Tee Siong’s fascination for tractors is nothing unusual.

The arch at the entrance to the new village.