Nicholas Cheng

Recent and archived articles by Nicholas Cheng

5 Dec 2018 | 8:05 AM

Open letter to Nintendo: Take stalled Genting theme park and build Nintendo Land

TODAY’S column is addressed to Shigeru Miyamoto, director at Nintendo.

 Genting theme park. -AP
28 Nov 2018 | 10:59 AM

The mess that is the Seafield temple issue

THE scuffles at the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in USJ25 have brought out the very worst in Malaysians.

21 Nov 2018 | 1:59 PM

Can we #MalaysiaBoleh in Malaysia?

The inventor of the pendrive. The founders of Grab. The first Malaysian Nobel Peace Prize winner. The first female Malaysian Michelin-star chef. The two leads of the first all-Asian major Hollywood movie in 25 years. The president of one of the world's largest tech firms.

7 Nov 2018 | 2:37 PM

The ICERD is a non-issue that’s being used for political gain

IN 2016, a reality TV host ran for President of the United States and won. He did so by taking a page out of one of the biggest reality TV brands – wrestling.

31 Oct 2018 | 12:45 PM

Anthony Loke’s politics and (social) media masterclass

Are you a three- to four-month-old minister who’s having trouble living up to high expectations following a historic election that was won based on campaign promises you knew you couldn’t keep?

24 Oct 2018 | 7:53 AM

‘You should translate that to Malay’ and the urban high horse

FOR my second column, I’d thought I’d try to do three things.

18 Oct 2018 | 8:00 AM

The bathtub brouhaha and what it says about us

I THINK my editor was a little hesitant about the topic I chose for my first column. "It's a very contentious issue," he warned.

17 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

‘Liquid gold’ rush endangers karas trees

EXCLUSIVE: GERIK: Sorja Tan remembers a time when it was easy to find karas trees – tall, straight jungle giants – that grew in the forest reserves here.

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16 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

Finding light in a red state

ON her first day as an arts teacher at a community college in St Louis, Missouri, Norleen Nosri mingled with her new colleagues in the college’s art studio.

Close-knit group: Malaysians, Singaporeans and Indonesians coming together to celebrate Hari Raya at an event in St Louis.
26 May 2017 | 7:00 AM

Why do we lose our accents overseas?

Sometimes it takes a stint away from home to make you realise that you see yourself as Malaysian first.