Grace Chen

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24 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Legend behind Hokkien New Year emphasises unity and solidarity

TODAY’s celebration of Jade Emperor’s birthday, which falls on the ninth day of the first month in the lunar calendar, is especially significant to Hokkiens because legend tells of a miracle that saved an entire village from persecution.

15 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Eating your way to prosperity

StarMetro looks at appropriate etiquette at the dinner table during the festivities

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14 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Residents irked by foul smell

A FOUL smell from a pool of stagnant water along Jalan Hulu Langat is causing a stink with Taman Pinggiran Delima residents.

Mohd Syazwan’s house fringes the lake and he has to ensure that the doors and windows are always shut to keep the odour out.
12 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Responsive residents inspire RA

The upcoming Chinese New Year is something PPR Pinggiran Bukit Jalil folk are looking forward to as the residents association (RA) of the people’s housing project is organising a big party.

Mohammad Ahmad (standing, second from left), Nazaria (seated, in red) and Chew (seated, third from left) at a Deepavali and Lantern Festival event last year.
10 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

What's smart parenting in a smartphone-dominated world?

Smartphone-obsessed kids – it's a problem every modern-day parent struggles with. Just what do you do about it?

9 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Hulu Langat recreational spot an eyesore

Rundown facilities are marring the beauty of Sungai Congkak, a popular recreational spot in Kampung Padang, Hulu Langat.

A broken bridge railing at the Sungai Congkak Park and Recreational Forest.
30 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

MPSepang councillors get allowance for attending programmes

Sepang Municipal Council (MPSepang) will be giving councillors an allowance of RM50 as incentive to attend council programmes.

27 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Comforting Teochew porridge in the dead of night

if life is like a box of chocolates to Forrest Gump, then the Teochews may have similar regard for their signature porridge dish.

Steamed mustard greens and brocolli are among the vegetable dishes available.
26 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Serving up treasures from around the world

COD fish from the Antarctic, sea cucumber from the Philippines, duck from Ireland and lobster from Canada.

Grand Imperial Restaurant’s yee sang features ice plants from France.
25 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Putrajaya wants to be region‘s top choice for MICE

THE wheels are already in motion to prepare Putrajaya for its role as South-East Asia’s largest hub for MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions).

Perdana Putra, which is the Prime Minister‘s office, is one of the popular landmarks in the administrative capital of Putrajaya.