YearStarter 2018

Assemblyman hopeful for a better Sarawak in new year

MIRI: Piasau assemblyman Datuk Sebastian Ting conveyed his 2018 New Year greetings to fellow Sarawakians on behalf of the Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) in a recent statement.

Datuk Sebastian Ting

Problem (re)solving for the New Year

It's time once again for us to resolve to be better in the coming year. How do New Year's resolutions vary around the world? What were the most three common resolutions last year? And who started this whole thing, anyway?

Sabahans welcome the new year with a splash of tradition

KOTA KINABALU: New Year’s Eve in Sabah was a blast, with many households and private businesses, including hotels and entertainment outlets having their own countdown parties.

5,100 greet new year with 5km walk

GEORGE TOWN: Loud and enthusiastic chatter among thousands of walkers broke the morning quiet of New Year’s Day as the sixth edition of City Walk got under way.

Smile for the camera: Participants of ‘City Walk 1.1.18’ taking wefie along Light Street in George Town.

Radiant welcome to the new year

A DOUBLE blast of fireworks — about 500m apart — thrilled nearly 20,000 people greeting the new year in Komtar and Penang Times Square.

The dazzling fireworks over the George Town skyline viewed from Penang Hill.

Here’s to an even better year

THE year 2017 came to a loud and colourful end for the people of Perak as thousands of revellers came together at the Dataran Ipoh to celebrate the wrapping up of a good year for the state, which included a very successful Visit Perak Year 2017 (VPY 2017).

Nolee Ashilin (centre) also launched a board game called Touring Perak to mark the wrapping up of Visit Perak Year 2017 during the countdown of the New Year 2018 in Ipoh.

ADAM50 ensures savings for babies born Jan 1 till 2022

KUALA LUMPUR: You are never too young to start investing – Malaysian babies are proof of that, because they will now start from the day they are born.

Welcome to the world: Head nurses (from left) Chan So Mui, Jalini Jonid and Zalina Salleh celebrating the newborns – three baby boys and two baby girls – born between 12.09am and 8.11am at Tuanku Fauziah Hospital in Kangar. All of them received the ADAM50 incentive. — Bernama
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Sisters among 26 couples to tie the knot at mass wedding

IPOH: Two sisters who share the same birthday decided to make things extra special by tying the knot on New Year’s Day.

So happy together: Lee Siew Loon and Lee Pooi San (third couple from right), Pang Khang Yong and Lee Pooi Yee (fourth couple from right) and Pang Khang Huai and Irene Yew Yee Leng (third couple from left) posing with the rest of the couples during the mass wedding ceremony in Ipoh.

Starting the year with a bang

Klang Valley people have a blast in venues that counted down to 2018

Visitors to i-City in Shah Alam got to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display at the stroke of midnight. — Photos: NORAFIFI EHSAN, IZZRAFIQ ALIAS, AZLINA ABDULLAH, SHAARI CHE MAT and GRACE CHEN

BAM president wants shuttlers to make 2018 a glorious year

PETALING JAYA: Let’s make it the best year for badminton. That’s Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) president Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria’s new-year message to the national shuttlers as they face several major tournaments this year.

Lee Chong Wei won two Superseries titles and emerged runner-up in the World Superseries Finals in Dubai.