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Community 12 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Foreign workers come out in droves as locals leave city for CNY

THE Chinese New Year break was not only a time for Malaysians to visit their hometowns or take in the sights in Kuala Lumpur, but also a time for foreign workers to come out in droves to meet up with their countrymen at popular spots in the city.

Community 12 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Metro Watch

THE slip road from Taman Mutiara Barat to Jalan Cheras, beside the flyover to Taman Segar, will be temporarily closed until May 11 to facilitate piling work and pile cap construction for the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang line.

Community 12 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Jenjarom temple attracts thousands on the first day of CNY

THOUSANDS thronged the Fo Guan Shan Dong Zen Temple in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, on the first day of Chinese New Year to offer prayers.

Community 12 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Theme park operators toy with fresh ideas as they eye bigger turnouts this year

THEME park operators will be flexing their muscles to attract visitors during this bumper holiday season. As it is, theme parks are already running special promotions and festivity-related activities to ensure they maximise business opportunities during the Chinese New Year holidays.

Business 11 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

G20 to skirt potholes and follow growth signposts

LONDON: With the road ahead looking a bit smoother, G20 finance ministers will be happy to ignore the wreck in the rear-view mirror when they meet this week to steer a course for the world economy.

World 11 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Brotherhood man spurned for role as Egypt's top cleric

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's leading religious scholars spurned the ruling Muslim Brotherhood's choice and picked an apolitical Islamic law professor on Monday to be the country's top cleric.

Lifestyle 10 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

The festive touch

At the heart of the Chinese New Year celebrations lies the importance of family, say a host of local celebrities.

Lifestyle 10 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Fork-tongued friend

They make most people’s skin crawl, but with the right perspective, snakes are simply gorgeous creatures who’ve also inherited the earth.

Community 09 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Badminton kid shoots high

CHINESE New Year is a special time for junior shuttler Wong Zheng Wei to show his appreciation to his family for instilling values that have helped to form his character.

Community 09 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Kek Lok Si Temple adds 200 parking bays for visitors

GEORGE TOWN: An additional 200 car park bays are ready to meet the increase in visitors to the Kek Lok Si Temple this Chinese New Year.