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Finding his calling through the lens

GROWING UP, Gilbert Chong Min Jin never dreamt that he would one day be a photographer.

Chong has no regrets turning his photography hobby into a full-time job. — Photos: NORAFIFI EHSAN/ The Star

A great initiation to the outdoors

THE Royal Port Dickson Yacht Club was a hive of activity over the weekend when a group of campers descended on the venue for the UFL-Metro Adventure Club Go Outdoors campout by the beach.

Counting on cruises to come a-calling

BEING on a cruise ship is like entering a dream.

Young beatboxer passionate about his part-time jobs

CHILD beatboxer and actor Sawyer Leong is only 10 years old but he has already made a name for himself since joining the local entertainment industry five years ago.

Passion to uplift the poor in Sentosa

IT HAS always been Sentosa assemblyman

Gunaraj strives to make the Sentosa constituency rubbish-free through a clean and green campaign that started when he took office.

Meandering on in Marudi

Like many small towns in Sarawak’s interior, Marudi is laid back — unless you happen to drop by during the town’s peak business hours when there is a bit of hustle and bustle in the marketplace.

Boats of all shapes and sizes docked by the banks of Sungai Baram.

Licensed to mill

FLOUR milling is a dying trade, but M. Murali from Klang is not looking back after he bought the business from the previous owner who has since passed away.

Murali operating the grinder which turns lentils into flour.

Noble values to save the day

I USED to take public buses to school in the late 1990s. It was common then to see two or three buses coming at the same time at the bus stop in Ayer Itam, which delighted me and my childhood friends.

From political blogger to state rep

BEFORE becoming a politician, Balakong assemblyman Wong Siew Ki was a blogger writing on politics and current issues.

Wong (centre) getting congratulatory 
kisses from her father Wong Fook Keong and mother Chin Kooi Seng after winning the Balakong by-election. 
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Wong jogging with Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Ong Kian Ming at Lake Valley, Bandar Tun Hussein Onn, during the campaigning period for the by-election. 
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Tackling the fake news phenomenon

ALMOST every day, we get a series of messages from friends and family about a new robbery modus operandi or a flood that caused a massive traffic congestion or a photograph of rats in restaurants but just how many of those messages are true?