Yip Yoke Teng

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28 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

One week to clear debris from illegal dumpsite

A massive 0.4ha illegal dumpsite near Kampung Chempaka, Petaling Jaya, is being cleared since yesterday.

Abandoned cars and construction waste at the 0.4ha illegal dumpsite near Kampung Chempaka being cleared by authorities. — S.S.KANESAN/The Star
26 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Hawkers lax about fire prevention

FIRE safety appears to be a distant concern for the Pudu Wai Sek Kai (Glutton’s Street) community despite being surrounded by high-density and decades-old buildings and highly congested roads.

Food stalls are common in Pudu and many parts of the Klang Valley but fire safety awareness among traders worry the Fire and Rescue Department, and most of the stalls do not have fire extinguishing tools at hand.
23 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Lion troupe dances on despite hefty price

Couple toils to find a place to store lion dance props and train while bearing high costs for the art.

Costly essentials: Hong Wei Lion and Dragon Dance Troupe principal Fun Yoke Keong showing the troupe's first lion head, bought for the troupe by a benefactor. — Sam Tham/The Star
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13 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Forum for exotic flavours from South-East Asia

SOMETHING new is out to lure diners to the chic Forum KL Restaurant in Desa Sri Hartamas.

The Big Breakfast (above) and Grilled Atlantic Salmon (left) remain favourites among diners at The Forum KL.
8 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Creative bid to make Loke Yew Roundabout appealing

POCKETS of areas in Kuala Lumpur have experienced poor business over the years caused by various factors, one of which is ongoing road upgrades and development.

Loke Yew’s Public Intervention by UCSI School of Architecture, a project to save parcels of the town killed by development. — Photos: LOW LAY PHON /The Star
4 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Reaching out to wandering souls

COLOURFUL flags line the streets, smoke from joss sticks envelops neighbourhoods and religious mantras are chanted.

Priests leading devotees through some prayers during the event at Kepong Entrepreneur Park.
30 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Books and reading spaces for free

Perhaps it's arguable that the best things in life are free, but this is starting to ring true, at least when it comes to books, with the mushrooming of private-run libraries in the Klang Valley, offering everyone books and spaces for free.

Little Giraffe Library founders (from left) Loke Chee Yung, Chua Ban Chuen, Lee Soon Yong and Joden Pu. — Photos: YAP CHEE HONG, ROHAIZAT MD DARUS, EBBY SAIFUL/The Star.
19 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Better living lodging conditions for workers

In efforts to encourage employers to provide their workers with decent lodging, a non-profit company is refurbishing existing quarters while planning to build more of such facilities.

Setting a precedent: The exterior of the rooms for workers at the Centralised Labour Quarters (CLQ) in Sungai Buloh. The CLQ was vacated after MRT Corp completed the Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line. — KAMARUL ARIFFIN/The Star
5 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

When cries in cramped quarters fall on deaf ears

Citycism - By YIP YOKE TENG

THE recent crackdown on undocumented immigrant workers finally brings the spotlight to the “elephant in the room”.

Foreign workers at these kongsi cannot afford to complain as their survival depends on their jobs here. — filepic
27 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

Five places for great dim sum

It's hard not to fall for dim sum – dainty morsels of mostly savoury but also sweet delights. But where to go for a real treat? Here are five suggestions.

The siew mai at Moon Palace Cheras comes in a basket of four dumplings, in alluring hues.