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AseanPlus News 28 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Bangkok sets up fire watch units for Chinese New Year

BANGKOK: Bangkok sets up 35 fire watch units across the capital as a precaution against the risk of fire during the Chinese New Year celebration, reports Thai News Agency.

Business 28 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Make no excuses – put your head down, grit your teeth, just do it

Do Malaysian entrepreneurs make a lot of excuses? Yes and no.

Community 28 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Cheaper veggies at farmers’ market

THE Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority’s (Fama) move in bringing farm produce directly to the people has attracted a big crowd to the MyBestBuy event in Butterworth, Penang.

Community 28 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Homemade CNY craft

WHILE Chinese New Year decorations can easily be bought at many markets and shops, the Loh family in Penang decided to get creative and make their own.

AseanPlus News 28 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Don’t set off fireworks, officials urged

BEIJING: The Beijing city government has told officials to lead by example and not set off fireworks or firecrackers to welcome the Lunar New Year to help prevent smog, after the city was blanketed in choking smog earlier this month.

AseanPlus News 28 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

No happily ever after for village matchmakers

Jinan: The month leading up to Chinese New Year has traditionally been the busiest for matchmakers like Zhang Kelan (pic). But in recent years, business has not been so good.

Community 28 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Long wait finally over for house buyers

WHEN Penangite Peter Chong booked a unit at the Majestic Heights in Paya Terubong in 1995, he was still a factory supervisor.

AseanPlus News 28 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Xi spreads love in CNY speech

Beijing: President Xi Jinping struck a warm tone with his annual Spring Festival greeting calling on the whole nation to love their family and friends.

Community 28 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Dazzling display of CNY lanterns attracting tourists and shutterbugs

THE lights have come on for the radiant Penang CNY Lanterns 2017 display at Dewan Sri Pinang in George Town.

Community 28 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Smart TV to keep everyone entertained this festive season

WHILE sumptuous feasts, ang pow packets and lion dances are synonymous with Spring Festival celebrations, family gatherings are one of the most important aspects of the Chinese New Year festivities.