Meng Yew Choong

Recent and archived articles by Meng Yew Choong

2 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

The soul of a global city

South Korean capital Seoul is a beacon of hope for thoughtful urbanisation.

Open feedback: Seoulites are welcomed to share their thoughts, feelings and aspirations for the capital with the Seoul City Hall. – Photos by MENG YEW CHOONG
20 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Heating up with four types of soup

THERE are probably hundreds of hotpot or steamboat eateries in Klang Valley, so it takes a brave soul to open yet another one.

Fei Fan Hotpot is an inviting place at any time of the day.
8 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

A gruelling and hectic six months

IN her first press conference in Malaysia since assuming the role as executive director of UN-Habitat, Datuk Maimunah Mohd Sharif, had a momentary lapse.

Time for change: Everyone has to think much more carefully about the kind of cities they want to build, says Maimunah.
7 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Bowled over by claypot rice with waxed meat

IT IS that time of the year again, where tossing yee sang becomes customary.

Braised abalone limpet, sea cucumber and dried oyster with garden greens.
27 Dec 2017 | 7:00 AM

Beefing up M’sia-Japan relations

Malaysia-Japan relations are taking a delicious turn after several Japanese cattle farms that recently passed Jakim audits for halal compliance are finally exporting their produce here.

Ong (left) toasting to the Japan Emperor’s health on behalf of Malaysia as Dr Miyagawa looks on.
9 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Public transport initiatives

TRAFFIC between Kelantan’s capital of Kota Baru and Kuala Lumpur is heavy, as reflected in the frequency of daily flights out of the Sultan Ismail Petra airport to either KLIA or Subang Airport. Currently, more than 200 flights a week depart from Kota Baru, attesting to the number of people who need to reach their destinations in a hurry.

The entry point to Kelantan is the Gua Musang station (foreground), a station surrounded by great natural beauty such as this limestone outcrop.
9 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Socio-economic growth in Kelantan

THE Federal Government, through the East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) and the Kelantan government, has successfully attracted RM12.7bil in private investments between 2007 and May 2017 as part of the transformation under the umbrella of the East Coast Economic Region (ECER).

International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed (third from right) and Kelantan Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob (fourth from right) with ROHM-Wako officials cutting ribbon to mark the opening of the ROHM-Wako building in Pengkalan Chepa in March this year.
3 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Rail business on track

IF the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has to describe this year in just a few words, then 2017 is surely the year of rail.

Fast-tracked: Last month saw the groundbreaking ceremony for the 600km East Coast Rail Link, a train service designed to shorten the journey to Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan.
17 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

Businesses and homeowners expect boom along MRT Phase 2 line

KUALA LUMPUR: The MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line which will be launched today will not only connect the unconnected but also bring business potential and economic opportunities to millions of shops and homes along the alignment.

All set: Phase 2 between the Muzium Negara and Kajang stations will be opened to the public from 4pm today. — Bernama
17 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

SPAD: MRT Line 2 and LRT 3 projects to spur growth

PETALING JAYA: Upcoming projects like the MRT Sg Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya – otherwise known as MRT Line 2 – and the LRT 3 from Bandar Utama to Johan Setia in Klang are expected to unlock more development.