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Living 30 Sep 2019 | 6:00 AM

What is the Nine Emperor Gods Festival and why is it celebrated?

In Malaysia, faithful worshippers of the Nine Emperor Gods are flocking to temples to seek divine help and pray that the gods grant their wishes.

Living 30 Sep 2019 | 6:00 AM

Who are the Nine Emperor Gods, sons of the Goddess of the North Star?

There are several legends of the Nine Emperor Gods, but the most popular version says that they are the nine sons of Dou Mu, the Goddess of the North Star.

Asia & Oceania 22 Feb 2019 | 6:01 AM

9 festivals and celebrations in 2019 that make Malaysia truly Asia

Malaysians are already familiar with major occasions like Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali and Christmas. But there are many other cultural events to immerse in, too. Here are nine highlights from Tourism Malaysia’s calendar for 2019.

Lifestyle 24 Oct 2015 | 7:00 AM

1-week vegetarian: Meatless meals

Going seven days on a vegetarian diet requires adapting one’s taste buds and mustering enough determination to succeed.

Lifestyle 24 Oct 2015 | 7:00 AM

1-week vegetarian: Saying no to poultry

For one chicken-loving journalist, going full vegetarian for a week can be a daunting ordeal.

Living 22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 PM

Taboos aplenty in Chinese opera

Chinese opera performers observe a gamut of rituals and superstitions to ensure a smooth show night after night.