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Ushering in Chinese New Year under the stars

FIREWORKS, reunion dinner and ang pow are all things that remind people that a new lunar calendar year has arrived and we are now in the Year of the Pig.

The last angklung maker

TUMIAN Muridan may well be the last angklung maker in the country, and he is determined to preserve the traditional musical instrument for as long as he can.

Stop claiming ignorance, PTG

DURING the last week of December 2018, I received a call from a fruit seller by the name of Ooi Ah Boy.

Halimey wants poor to help themselves out of rut

IF THERE is something Seri Setia assemblyman Halimey Abu Bakar can wish for his constituents, it is for them to have the means and capability to help themselves.




Halimey posing for a selfie with a constituent. He is a strong believer of the concept of civility and citizenship. — Filepic

Raintree’s fate hangs in the balance

A BATTLE is raging over the fate of a 100-year-old raintree within the grounds of the Ipoh Methodist Girls’ School (MGS).




Dr Ting with what is left of the 100-year-old raintree on Feb 1. He claims action to trim the tree was guided by a consultant horticulturist, as was the process of relocating it.

Woman seeking public donation for bone marrow transplant

THE family of a 27-year-old former education consultant is seeking public donations for her cancer treatment.

Spring cleaning made easy

AS MUCH as I dread spring cleaning, it returns to haunt me every Chinese New Year.

Muscleman builds on his passion for fitness

LOCAL bodybuilder Iwan Setiawan Jozef, 41, fondly known as Wan Ah Seng, has been hitting the gym since he was 18.

Iwan Setiawan (left) training one of his clients, Hazwan Khairi Jamil, 25. — Photos: LOW LAY PHON/The Star

Primed for moreoutdoor adventures

WITH Chinese New Year just a few days away, StarMetro is welcoming the Year of the Pig with a series of stories highlighting gripping adventure and outdoor pursuits.

All spruced up in prosperous colours

SHOPPING centres and streets in Ipoh are decked out in gold, yellow, and red, adding to the festive glow in anticipation of the Year of the Pig.

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