Recent and archived articles by Zieman

22 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Bringing skincare to the fore

EUGENE He has been experimenting with skin cream for as long as he can remember. While boys his age were playing with toys, eight-year-old He would be in a “lab” carrying out experiments on some herb or plant from his kitchen or garden.

Hand in hand: The cafe complements Ceramiracles products by encouraging customers to also eat right.
25 Dec 2017 | 7:00 AM

Have your cake and eat it too

Small-time baker puts fun in her cake venture

Sibling power: Juliana and her brother Hakim are the force behind Bake To Play.
19 Dec 2017 | 7:00 AM

Pageant aims to empower women to be agents of change

CONTRARY to popular belief, beauty pageants do not necessarily prioritise only physical appearances but also empower women.

(From left) Kristin Kan (Miss Shine From Within 2017 ), Nicole Lau (Miss Shine From Within 2017 ambassador), Datuk Catherine Chan (Mrs Malaysia International Global 2017 Jade Queen ambassador), Yap, Loo, Mun Lai Choo (Mrs Malaysia International Global 2017 Charity Queen ambassador) and Sally Tan (Mrs Malaysia International Global 2017 Charity Queen ambassador).
12 Dec 2017 | 7:00 AM

Malaysia’s funniest Gurkha

THIS veteran comedian got his second name “Gurkha”, a term often used for Nepali soldiers in the British colonial army, after he joined the armed forces in 1950. The nickname stuck with him even after he left the army.

Hamid (left) receiving the Best Comedian Actor award at the 3rd Malaysian Film Festival in1982.
4 Dec 2017 | 7:00 AM

Pearly gems a joy to give and receive

PEARLS can never go out of style. It is the perfect gift for friends and loved ones this Christmas as it is classic, memorable and lasts forever, compared to chocolates and sweets.

Toh says Shinju Pearls uses  drop-shaped pearls as they are cheaper than round ones.
28 Nov 2017 | 7:00 AM

Shuaib Shaari still loves playing in the band although he is now in semi-retirement mode

NO WORDS can describe how catchy the song, Mulanya Di Sini is.

Shuaib says he still want to sing in gigs if there are offers.
27 Nov 2017 | 7:00 AM

From online to brick-and-mortar

ENGKU Isa Al-Husam has finally decided that he can’t go without a physical store. After running his online retail business, Foodmarket, for two years, he recently launched the first Foodmarket store in Bandar Sri Permaisuri, Cheras.

Touch and feel: Husam says customers still prefer to make in-store purchases.
25 Nov 2017 | 7:00 AM

Oozing French charm in Damansara

THE newly opened Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara, has both the charm of the French and elements of local arts.

One of the private dining rooms at the fine dining Chinese restaurant Wan Chun Ting (Ten Thousand Springs Pavilion) offers authentic Cantonese and Imperial cuisine featuring specialties from China like Peking Duck and Beggar’s Chicken
14 Nov 2017 | 7:00 AM

Comedian living his dream

ONE of his childhood dreams was to direct an animation but it was four decades later that veteran comedian and director A.R Badul finally got his break.

Badul showing one of the many comedic expressions which he is known for.
4 Nov 2017 | 7:00 AM

Birds of a feather form association

If you have ever wondered how to start a hobby keeping ornamental chicken or breed them as a business, you can always turn to the Malaysia Ornamental Poultry Association (MOPA) for guidance.

(From left) Hazwan, Too, Helmy, Shafeeq, Zizi, Fairuz, Amir Hamzah and Zakhir. — Photos: AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star