Melinda Roos

Recent and archived articles by Melinda Roos

11 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM

Toast to new beginnings

You should not be afraid to try new things and live your life like it is an adventure.

The world has so much to offer, and if you get the opportunity to live and bask in its different parts, turn your life upside down and be delighted in all your senses, go ahead and grab the chance.
14 Dec 2015 | 7:00 AM

Starting life in a new country

Accents - By Melinda Roos
Different ways to thrive as an expatriate spouse abroad

For any expatriate wife, giving up her job to relocate with her partner should not stop her from relaunching her career in the new destination.
12 Oct 2015 | 7:00 AM

Consumers can play a role to prevent haze from recurring

The right to clean air is an unwelcome conversation we are having now.

Thick haze recently badly affected visibility in Shah Alam’s city centre.
14 Sep 2015 | 7:00 AM

Some food for thought

THE start of a new school year brings about a new wave of expatriates arriving and settling in Kuala Lumpur as their base of residence for a number of years.

Only in Malaysia: A F&B staff at the Shangri-la Rasa Ria resort demonstrates the making of teh tarik, or pulled tea, which derives its name from ‘pulling’ the drink during preparation.
10 Aug 2015 | 7:00 AM

Calming retreat in the French Alps

Accents - By Melinda Roos
Making small changes in our everyday lives can bring us in tune with our inner self.

With the help of nature: Participants of the writing retreat practising a mindfulness and grounding exercise in the 17th century converted monastery gardens in the French Alps.
13 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM

Seize the day

July is upon us and as schools close for the summer holidays, we find ourselves witnessing the exodus of many expatriates we have met along this journey.

Precious experience: Participants of the #Puasa4Msia multicultural fasting event breaking their fast at a restaurant in Penang. Some expats also fast during Ramadan to experience oneness with their Muslim friends. – filepic
8 Jun 2015 | 7:00 AM

Don't turn your back on Mother Earth

World Environment Day serves as reminder to care for Mother Earth.

Desperate plea: Research shows that animal and plant species are dying off or changing sooner than predicted because of global warming. – AFPpic
11 May 2015 | 7:00 AM

Exploring the deep waters

My first Malaysian diving trip was in Redang 12 years ago.

Hidden gem: Lang Tengah’s white sandy beaches are some of the beautiful features of the island.
13 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM

Life lessons to be had from scaling a peak

Around this time a month ago, at 6.10 in the morning, my friend Rose Hennessy and I watched one of the most spectacular sunrises of our lives at Low’s Peak, the summit of Mount Kinabalu at 4,095m above sea level.

Mission accomplished: The writer and her friend, Rose Hennessy, at the summit of Mount Kinabalu.
9 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

Best way for expats to know a country is to explore it