Grace Chen

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18 Apr 2018 | 7:00 AM

Scandinavian culinary flair in the spotlight

AS A way of introducing Mandarin Grill’s guest chef Sayan Isaksson, the organiser started to sing a chorus line from Rasa Sayang, a popular Malay folk number.

Isaksson is guest chef at Mandarin Grill as part of the Scandinavian Week promotions. — Photos: ONG SOON HIN/The Star
13 Apr 2018 | 7:00 AM

Close race in Sepang

The contest between Barisan Nasional, Pakatan Harapan and PAS is expected to be a tight one as the winners in 2013 took this parliamentary seat and the three state seats under it with only a majority of between 682 and 2,317 votes.

Motorsports hub: The Sepang International Circuit has played host to many international events, including the FI and MotoGP. -filepic
10 Apr 2018 | 7:00 AM

Making a habit of counting every drop

IT HAS been reported that Malaysians use an average 300 litres per person a day. This is almost double the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recommended usage of 165 litres.

Personal hygiene practices such as washing hands can take up to 53 litres of water in a household.
6 Apr 2018 | 7:00 AM

Giving autistic youth a leg up

DECKED out in white shirts and bow ties, Qamar Hariz Kamarul Ariffin, 14, and Muhd Aliff Taufiq Mohd Yusni, 15, were supposed to be in school but they were asked to represent the National Autism Society (Nasom) and sing at the Youth and Sports Ministry in Putrajaya.

Umar, who was diagnosed with autism at age two, showing off his onstage charisma in Putrajaya. — Photos: SAHAR MISNI/The Star
5 Apr 2018 | 7:00 AM

New jetty paves way for development in Tg Sepat

THE famous Lovers’ Bridge in Taman Tanjung, Tanjung Sepat, has been rebuilt by the Selangor government at a cost of RM3.2mil.

The newly upgraded Lovers’ Bridge in Taman Tanjung, Tanjung Sepat.
28 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

MPSepang president told to retire only after GE14

Sepang Municipal Council (MPSepang) president Datuk Puasa Md Taib who is to officially retire on March 29 has been told by the Federal Government to postpone the move until the general election is over.

Puasa will lend a hand to the election machinery.
23 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Wonder mums are a reality

WHEN Suhashini Samutharapandian saw that Mompreneur Asia (MA) was having a launch party on Miss Malaysia Universe 2013 Carey Ng’s Instagram post, the freelance graphic designer knew this was one event she should not miss.

Hazyunie keeping young ones entertained at the launch party.
22 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Recognition for exceptional developers

A CELEBRATORY air was felt in the grand ballroom of JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur as over 30 property developers were honoured at The Awards 2018.

Tengku Amir (centre) receiving a token of appreciation from Fu as Wong (left) looks on. — Photos: GLENN GUAN, DARRAN TAN, RAJA FAISAL HISHAN, AZHAR MAHFOF, FAIHAN GHANI and MOHAMAD AZHAR/The Star
20 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Unbearable stench too much for Serdang folk

RESIDENTS in Serdang are fed up with the stench from uncollected rubbish and clogged drains. They want the local council to resolve it immediately.

Rubbish strewn on the ground near the entrance to a food court parking area in Jalan Desa Serdang 2.
17 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Mangrove forest to make way for road upgrade

MALAYSIAN Nature Society (MNS) is worried about the effects from a road upgrading project cutting through the mangrove forest in Sepang. The NGO says move will damage delicate eco-system near Sungai Sepang