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Yip Yoke Teng

yoketeng@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Yip Yoke Teng

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

20 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Chronicler of disappearing dialects

THE Chinese community in Malaysia has seven major subdivisions with their own dialects and customs. This means there are seven ways to pronounce the same Chinese words.

Chong in a recent TV programme produced and aired in China, where he talked about his efforts in preserving Malaysian Chinese dialects.
15 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Making batik her life’s purpose

WITH wax trickling from the tiny spout of the canting, Masrina Abdullah creates a multitude of possibilities in batik designs, and has expanded her passion to the fashion realm.

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29 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Finding hokkien mee treasure in Klang Valley

HOKKIEN mee is a meal that  people in Kuala Lumpur will look for, night and day.

Restoran Yip Sheng serves tasty hokkien mee and a variety of Chinese dishes. — Photos: :LOW BOON TAT and GLENN GUAN/The Star
10 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Tribute to Father of Chinese education

LOCATED along the busy Jalan Maharajalela in Kuala Lumpur is the LLG Cultural Development Centre, a humble heritage centre that tells the long story of vernacular education development in Malaysia.

15 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

The accidental ‘barista’

HAVING an aromatic cuppa at the local coffeeshop is how many Malaysians start their day. As such, it is paramount that the people making the drink know their stuff, lest they ruin someone’s day! 






Ng (centre) chatting with customer Leo Chin and his son Jack as he serves them drinks at his coffeeshop in Kajang.
22 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

Nothing cool about this ‘designer’

HE BANGS his head against the wall, habitually, and mutters to himself all day long.

24 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

Homestays preferred venue for rave parties

THOSE searching for homestays these days are not only looking for a roof over their head, some are on the lookout for safe havens to consume designer drugs.

The peaceful environment of Templer Villas has been disturbed by rave parties organised in bungalows rented out as homestays.
3 Aug 2018 | 7:00 AM

White-collar addicts include lawyers, doctors and directors

Professionals and high-flyers are using designer drugs for job advancement only to learn the hard way that rehabilitation can be extremely difficult once they are hooked on these substances.

18 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Cleaning up wet markets’ dark, dirty and smelly image

THROUGHOUT history, traditional wet markets have been a lifeline for the common folk as a place to seek sustenance, and a hub of economic activities.

UCSI University student Tien Jun Xiang proposes adding a basement level and a sprawl of latticed wall to the old Sentul Market. — Photos: YAP CHEE HONG/The Star

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