Pressing for Freedom: Letters from the Field

There is no need to be alarmist, but we are in trouble. We are in trouble because press freedom in Southeast Asia is on the decline. A political commentator was shot dead in broad daylight in Cambodia. Nations are ruled by strongmen who openly declared journalists as...

APU’s New Campus – Your Future, Your Choice

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) unveiled the new iconic campus in 2017 that is strategically located in Technology Park Malaysia (TPM), Bukit Jalil. APU is a top-notch University recognised as a Premier Digital University by MDEC and was rated...

James, Blunt me!

When someone mentions the James Blunt, one would harken back to the year 2005, where he slowly stripped his clothes in the pearly white snow, lip syncing “You’re Beautiful” in all his mopped hair glory, and proceeding to jump in the icy cold waters in Mallorca, Spain....

Are you too Blunt to know him?

When James Blunt came into the spotlight fourteen years ago with nothing more than mopped hair and a guitar strapped across his waist, he was nothing more than another musician striving to make it big in the already competitive music scene in the mid 00’s. However,...

Simply irresistible green curry at Yum Yum Thai

Thai green curry to me is what Penang curry mee or beef rendang are to some people. I need not say anything else – I simply love it! And as it is not too spicy, even children get to enjoy it. I almost regret not listening to a piece of advice I received long ago: when...

The Malaysia Website Awards Presentation Ceremony 2017

MALAYSIA, DECEMBER 4, 2017 – The Exabytes Group, the organizer of the prestigious Malaysia Website Awards 2017 (MWA 2017) today officially announces the date and venue of the upcoming Award Presentation Ceremony of Malaysia Website Awards 2017, which is slated to...

The ice cream bell still rings in Bentong

Anyone who has visited Bentong will know that there is a coffee shop that is more famous for its ice cream than what its signboard suggests. After all, who would not have a natural craving for some good ice cream, ais batu campur (ABC) and cendol especially when they...

Old places, but worth visiting with the kids

Although the National Planetarium has been around since 1993, I did not visit the place until around 2013. Since then, I have been truly impressed with what it has to offer, especially the dome-shaped Cineplex with the ceiling as its screen. This is a place that is...

Mikoshi is about family togetherness

With the number of Japanese restaurants trying to adjust to the local tastes, Ayaka Fukuda of Mikoshi Restaurant in Damansara Utama believes that people still enjoy authentic Japanese shabu-shabu, especially when it is done well.   She is a strong believer of the...

Pastries that are authentically Aussie

For the most part of his early years, Malaysian pastry chef or patissier, Justin Wong developed his love for pastry under the tutelage of mentors who had backgrounds in Michelin-starred restaurants. Colleagues whom he had worked with were both very passionate and...

Autocrats vs The People: Authoritarian Populism in Malaysia

About The Book Anne’s 1993 PhD thesis, ‘Authoritarian Populism in Malaysia’, published in 1996 by Macmillan was ahead of its time in its theoretical and political conceptualization of this current world-wide phenomenon. She has updated her thesis as a reminder of this...

Honey Chicken popular since 1974

With the number of food reviews that I have done, sometimes, it is a real tough decision just thinking what to eat for a simple dinner. Malaysians are truly blessed with a wide variety of choices. Being the melting pot between East and West, for the foodie fan have...

Fancy being served by two medical doctors

I was expecting to be introduced to a bearded retiree by the name of Dr. Adnan Abdat, but the bespectacled young gentleman in his apron, looking more like a waiter, was none other than a 30-year-old Dr. Adnan himself. Despite being fully qualified as a medical doctor...