Shima’s back after two-year acting break


Compiled by C. ARUNO,HEMANANTHANI SIVANANDAM and R. ARAVINTHAN

AFTER taking a two-year hiatus from acting, Shima Anuar (pic) will soon be back on the big screen in a movie titled Albab Ding Ding, reported Berita Harian.

Filming will begin once Covid-19 cases in Malaysia are brought under control.

Shima said she was excited to start working on the movie, which is produced by the Metrowealth International Group (MIG).

“I miss acting. My second child is now 18 months old, so my husband and I agreed that this is the right time for me to return to acting.

“However, it depends on the character I am offered and the shooting locations, ” she said.

> What started out as a hobby 14 years ago has now turned into a business for Kamarudin Abdullah, who collects a variety of antiques and vintage items, reported Utusan Malaysia.

Kamarudin, 50, said he decided to turn his hobby into a business as there was a surge in the demand for vintage and classic collections or items.

His first sale of such items was a Geisha coffee set, which consisted of a coffee pot, six cups and saucers, for RM350.

Kamarudin said he had sold a similar set to a buyer in Kuala Lumpur, but it fetched a higher price tag of RM3,600.

“My interest in collecting these items started when I was still in school.

“I started out by collecting stamps in 1980 while studying at Sekolah Kebangsaan Pekan Nanas.

“Since then, I have continued buying bigger items like furniture, old watches, antique radio and things made from copper, ” he said in an interview at his home in Pontian, Johor.

Kamarudin also has a Baba Nyonya vanity table estimated to be worth around RM5,000, a grandfather clock worth RM3,000, an Aladdin pitcher worth RM500 and a wall clock from the ‘60s worth RM400.

However, the Covid-19 pandemic has negatively affected his business.

Kamarudin said his monthly income had dropped to RM1,000 compared to RM4,000 before as many collectors were unable to come and view the items.

“Covid-19 or not, I will continue being in this business because there aren’t many businessmen like me

in this field and the demand for such items will always be there, ” he said.

Kamarudin has set up a place in Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, for collectors to go to view items instead of travelling down south.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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