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Lifestyle 08 Sep 2014 | 4:00 PM

'The Gathering' captures the charm of first love in picturesque Taiping

Check out this coming-of-age movie set against the scenic backdrop of Taiping, Perak.

Lifestyle 30 Aug 2014 | 4:00 PM

Malaysia's first celebrity power couple, P. Ramlee and Saloma

Individually, they were awesome. But together, P. Ramlee and Saloma were an outstanding talented couple who helped form the Malaysian entertainment industry into what it is today.

Living 28 Feb 2014 | 4:00 PM

Greening of the media

In the '90s, the idea of activism journalism spread worldwide and landed in Malaysia. Where newspapers once stood back and only reported on events, the new wave was that they could be proactive and espouse causes affecting their readers' lives. At Star2, that began with environmental issues.

Eating Out 06 Feb 2014 | 1:47 AM

Food Trail: Ah Leng is one of Taiping's best-kept secrets

The char koay teow is perfectly fried, cheap and tasty.

Eating Out 18 Dec 2013 | 4:00 PM

Kampung stall serves up fresh and tasty mee udang

On A recent road trip to Taiping, Perak I discovered a little-known kedai kopi that prepares mee udang in Kuala Sepetang, which is also known as Port Weld.

Malaysia 22 Nov 2013 | 4:00 PM

Tender encounter

A nephew of mine working in Singapore once came back to Taiping for a holiday and wanted to do “some real jungle bashing”.

Malaysia 22 Nov 2013 | 4:00 PM

Preserving a slice of heritage

Located in Kampar, Perak, is a fascinating museum of tin mining artifacts where one of the exhibits on display dates back 6,500 years!