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Movies

Malaysian sports movies raise the spirit of the nation

Sports movies feature a lot of positive values including that never-give-up attitude and teamwork. We take a look at this genre that’s getting traction in Malaysia.

Asia & Oceania

Need a room in Tokyo during the 2020 Olympics? Get on a cruise ship!

Tokyo is facing a shortage of accommodation when Olympic fans pour into the Japanese capital for next year’s games so officials are looking offshore – to moored cruise ships operating as floating hotels.

Animals

Competition is stiff at the World Taxidermy Championships

At the the 2019 World Taxidermy Championships, the competition is stiff – in more ways than one. Cougars appear to dive off their stands. A giant tiger looks ready to pounce. Wild goats race down a hill.

Europe

Italy now has an artificial lagoon for surfing, just like Malaysia

Enthusiasts can now ride waves at one of the world’s biggest surf parks in Italy.

Arts

Sneakers give art a run for its money at first-of-a-kind Sotheby's auction

Sotheby's in New York announced recently its first-ever auction dedicated to sneakers, underlining their fast-growing status as collectibles able to command tens of thousands of dollars.

Europe

Getting farm-iliar with Austria and Germany

Here are other things to see and savour in Salzburg, Austria and Innsbruck, Germany. 

Books

‘Lethal White’: Rowling strikes again with fun, compelling read

Fans of Robert Galbraith's (or rather, J.K. Rowling's) Cormoran Strike will be pleased that 'Lethal White' picks up where Career Of Evil left off with probably the most compelling aspect of the whole series – the relationship between Strike and Robin.

Travel

Use your noodles! Tokyo metro offers free food to ease crowding

Tokyo metro offers free food to ease crowding