Ivan Loh

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19 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Spotlight on mental health issues

THE Rotary Club Greentown has planned a spate of activities to tackle issues related to mental health.

Dr Sumeeta (fourth from right) and Rotary Club Greentown committee members taking a photo with Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta director Dr Norhayati Nordin (fifth from left) at the campaign launch.
18 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Rain town shines on Malaysia Day

RAIN did not deter hundreds of Taiping folk from attending the state-level Malaysia Day celebration at Dataran Warisan Taiping.

Actors depicting our first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman’s struggle to gain independence for the country in a play on Malaysia Day in Taiping. — Photos: RONNIE CHIN/The Star
12 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Banded together in love for music

WHEN the Kinta Valley Symphonic Society (KVSS) was founded in 2010, there were only about 30 members.

Lee (right) along with Kinta Valley Symphonic Society members practising for the upcoming concert. — SAIFUL BAHRI/The Star
11 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Ready to deal with price hikes

THE Perak branch of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry has set up an operation room at all its branches in the state to receive complaints on price hikes.

Saifullizan (right) and Perak Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism enforcement chief Shamsul Nizam Khalil (second from left) along with other officers looking at the price comparison of food and beverages during a check at a hotel in Ipoh.
11 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Show of strength in village

A ONE-OF-A-KIND strongman challenge has attracted some 32 participants from various countries to the small village of Kampung Labu Kubong in Lubuk Merbau, Kuala Kangsar.

A participant carrying a block of wood across the padi field during the 2018 International Badang Ethnosport Challenge at Dataran Badang in Kampung Labu Kubong near Kuala Kangsar. — Photos: SAIFUL BAHRI/The Star
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10 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Couples tie the knot on auspicious date ‘9.9’

IPOH: Technician Yeap Khong Cheong started dating his girlfriend on Sept 9, so it is only right for them to get hitched on the same date.

Saying I do: The couples tying the knot during a mass wedding at the Ipoh Chinese Chin Woo Athletic Association hall.
9 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Sukma hosts Perak relocate athletes to better place

IPOH: It’s all system go at the Malaysia Games (Sukma) in Perak – a day after complaints over deplorable accommodation for athletes were highlighted.

8 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Last of a dying breed

VIDEO may have killed the radio star, but the Internet is killing the record store industry.

Apart from CDs and cassettes, this music store sells band T-shirts, patches and posters
7 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Funding needed for sporting event

THE Malaysian Deaf Sports Association (MSDeaf) is appealing to the public to help fund its 20th Malaysian Deaf Sports (Sopma) event scheduled to take place in Ipoh next month.

The opening of the 19th Malaysian Deaf Sports in Kuching, Sarawak, in 2016.
7 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Feeling the heat

TRADERS and patrons are happy with the upgraded Perak Stadium food court as it has new lots and spanking new seats.

Some traders have taken the initiative to place large umbrellas to keep their customers out of the direct sunlight. — Photos: RONNIE CHIN/The Star