Yip Yoke Teng

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22 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Upgrade that did not go far enough

ACKNOWLEDGING the historical value of Pekan Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) implemented a beautification project to inject new life into the old tin-mining town.

DBKL restored the frontage of shophouses in Pekan Sungai Besi under a beautification project. — Photos: SAMUEL ONG/The Star
21 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Complexes in danger of turning into white elephants

Launched back in April 2017, the Taman Segar Multi-Level Carpark built by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) in Cheras still looks vacant most of the time.

Most of the retail lots at Bandar Tun Razak Commercial Community Centre are closed.
15 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

New function for iconic landmark

THE former Rex Cinema building in Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur, is poised to be a hive of activity once again as plans are underway to rejuvenate the place.

An undated photograph of Rex Cinema in Jalan Sultan during its heyday. — Picture courtesy of Datin Susheila McCoy, daughter of architect JR Vethavanam
9 Mar 2019 | 9:57 PM

Serving seniors requires passion and purpose

PETALING JAYA: There are two set-ups for homes for the elderly in the country - nursing homes and elder care centres.

9 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Some sad tales about homes for the elderly

MALAYSIA has gained accolades as one of the world’s top five places to retire in, according to International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index for 2018.

12 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

CNY appreciation dinner for the needy

IT IS not every day that the elected leaders of different political affiliations come together to show full support for the same cause.

4 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Travelling from near and far to be with family

THE bumper-to-bumper highway traffic before Chinese New Year gives an inkling of the difficulty one braves just to be home for the special occasion.

Loh (second from left, back row) goes on several excursions with her family before returning home for 
the Lunar New Year.
31 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Hard times for seniors

THE deaths of two elderly women caught in a mad scramble for free food coupons on Monday have shocked the nation, but the incident should also serve as a wake-up call on the plight of seniors struggling to survive in the capital city.

The old and homeless people in Pudu survive on free meals given out by charities and religious institutions. — Photos: AZMAN GHANI/The Star
28 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Modern look is a defaced facade

MANY shophouses in older townships of Selangor are already 100 years old, but the authorities appear oblivious to their high heritage value.

12 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Give the stateless a start in life

IT WAS the first day of school but at Sekolah Bimbingan Jalinan Kasih in Chow Kit, the