Grace Chen

Recent and archived articles by Grace Chen

22 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Meaty delights worth the wait

THE Ramadan buffet at Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur has always been a grand affair, from as far back as 20 years ago when it was still known as the Pan Pacific.

18 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Burning bales of plastic tubing

A BUSH fire, which was further stoked by bales of plastic tubing at an open site beside Jalan Tasik Cempaka 4 in Pantai Sepang Putra (PSP), sent thick columns of smoke into the air.

Sepang Fire and Rescue Station personnel battling the fire at the open site near Pantai Sepang Putra.
16 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Social media message ‘not painting true picture of local hotel industry’

THERE is no reason to believe a recent WhatsApp message that the hotel industry will be experiencing a slump, National Union of Hotel, Bar and Restaurant Workers (NUHBRW) secretary general Rusli Affandi.

A WhatsApp post claiming that 20 top hotels in 
Klang Valley will either be sold off or will close down has been 
rubbished by hotel-related associations.
13 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Problems plague free bus service

LONG waiting times, unsafe locations of bus stops and lack of service at a major tourist spot are some of the public complaints about the Smart Selangor free bus service plying the Sepang route.

The Smart Selangor bus service in Sepang covers four routes.
11 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Steamed buns of delight in Dengkil

A CERTAIN fried chicken chain in Dengkil always gets mentioned by locals just because of a pau shop located behind the street.

10 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Seeing red over floods caused by construction work

RESIDENTS of Taman Mutiara Gombak 2 (TMG2), Selangor, are blaming the authorities and a nearby development after stormwaters ravaged their homes, leaving a trail of mud and destruction in its wake.

Taman Mutiara Gombak 2 resident Azahar’s personal possessions which were soaked in floodwaters. — RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star
5 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Getting back to nature in Sepang

LOCATED some 50km away from Kuala Lumpur, Sepang district is the first place visitors to Malaysia will see upon arriving at the KL International Airport (KLIA).

Anglers can rent boats to fish in Sungai Sepang.
4 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

New president sworn in at MPKj

DATUK Rosli Othman is now the new Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) president, replacing Mohd Sayuthi Bakar who has been transferred to Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) to take up the post of mayor.

Rosli replaces Mohd Sayuthi as MPKj president.
1 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Classics stand test of time

A DAY before Nipah Coffee Shop at the old Equatorial Kuala Lumpur was closed down in 2012 for the grand makeover that would see the hotel being rebranded as EQ, someone having high tea there remarked if things would ever be the same again after they reopened.

Pizza made fresh to order in the stone oven at Nipah in EQ, Kuala Lumpur. — Photos: AFIQUE YUSOFF/ The Star
30 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Looking to the past for town’s tourism

IN VIEW of the many interesting stories from its past, Sepang Municipal Council (MPSepang) president Mohd Fauzi Mohd Yatim is looking to use history as a way to attract tourists for Visit Sepang Year 2020.

A traditional wooden Malay house in Kampung Baru Sungai Pelek has just been unveiled after years of being hidden by overgrowth. It was formerly the residence of the Sungai Pelek penghulu. There are plans to revive the building as a tourist centre