Yip Yoke Teng

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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
19 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Collective effort needed to ensure safety in malls

MALLS have become an integral part of urban living but how secure are shopping complexes, especially for children?

Chin (right) showing a staff member some of the security measures in place at Sunway Pyramid, such as the i-Alert system at the carpark, where the security and top manage-ment are notified once the help button is pressed.
11 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Heritage centre continues work of documenting Petaling Street’s history

Every day, a little bit of the historical Petaling Street chips away with the aged locals leaving, and memories of its original community fading away.

Chong has been an active advocate in the preservation of Chinese dialects and Petaling Street (Chinatown) for more than 10 years.
2 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Online discussion platforms must guard against culture of hate

IN the past weeks, even the staunchest drama fans in Malaysia would have turned away from their favourite channels to stay glued to various news platforms providing the latest updates on the country’s political scene.

Another important advantage of online platforms is that they allow for instant discussions and real-time public reaction thanks to the “comments” feature.  With that, ordinary folk are able to channel their feelings directly to the top leaders. This was seen when netizens expressed their deep concern for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s health after Tun Dr Siti Hasmah shared her worries about seeing her husband survive on two hours of sleep.
30 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

Revival in KL’s Chinatown

PETALING Street in Kuala Lumpur has been around since the 1880s and this old part of Kuala Lumpur is seeing a change as pre-war shophouses are being spruced up and injected with new life.

Jao Tim Cafe's interior design was inspired by the Art Deco style of the building when it was a hotel.
22 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

Nothing like a meld of flavours

THE colours and tastes of nusantara cuisine prepared by Indonesian chef Harry Haryadi will whet diners’ appetite this Ramadan season.

Harry presentating the Nusantara on the Ramadan buffet at Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara’s Kwee Zeen Restaurant. — Photos: chan tak kong/The Star
12 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

Clock is ticking

PERAK Pakatan Harapan will have until 2pm today to show they have the simple majority of 30 seats to form the state government.

Faizal leaving the palace after an audience with the Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah.