A call to increase cigarette prices up to RM100

The proposal to increase the price of a pack of cigarettes to RM50 in light of the coming Budget 2018 announcement is seen as small and might be futile to our ongoing struggle to prevent the smoking habit among our people especially among the youth. If the government...

Der Backmeister simply means The Master Baker

When Oliver Rollar decided to call it a day in the corporate world, his passion in the bakery business took off to where he is today. With the help of a baker friend of his from Cologne, Germany, Klaus and his wife Monika, Oliver and three other partners managed to...

It’s Friends of Mine Café

Whenever I am around in Mont Kiara area, I like going to my friend’s café. Oops! Except for the way it is called – for which the correct name should be ‘Friends of Mine Café’ – most people would believe that the café is operated by some friends of mine. No, I only...

A simple Penang Ah Meng’s Teochew restaurant in PJ

Teow Chew Meng Restaurant in SS2 Petaling Jaya is a Teochew restaurant, while Ah Meng is just a common nickname in Penang. For those who did not know, this was how the name of the restaurant came about. Simple, but it reflects beautifully the beginning of a restaurant...

The militant monk of Myanmar

Many would have been wondering why on earth the Rohingyas in Myanmar are not only abandoned but also terrorised inhumanely by the Myanmar-government. It has to be reluctantly admitted, however, that the highly prejudicial view of against the Muslims is the main...

What will happen when you abstain from voting?

In the 13th general election in May 2013, there were 11.2 million out of 13.2 million registered voters who cast their vote, which represented an 85% turnout. The turnout was unprecedented in all Malaysia’s past general elections and the opposition’s result in the...

Saravana offers more than the food it serves

With Deepavali round the corner, we decided to review a few Indian restaurants, starting with Saravana Bhavan in Bangsar. Especially popular with the last-minute shoppers, Saravana Bhavan, located on the same row as DeGem’s Bangsar flagship boutique along Jalan...

Nothing beats the Vergine when it comes to fresh food

At The Vergine (Italian for ‘Virgin’), they like things fresh from the oven. Anything fresh and “virgin” such as the virgin olive oil and virgin coconut oil, is supposed to taste better. In fact, after two years, The Vergine has decided to launch a fresh new set of...

Have you tasted Ayam Panggang Kenyalang in Seremban?

A weekend’s trip to Seremban with the kids to visit the Jelita ostrich farm, without checking out all the good food that Seremban town has to offer, is simply unthinkable. Most people can think of the usual stuff like siew pow, beef noodle, roast duck and so on, but...

Paradiso Café, the gem yet to be discovered

There is an old saying, “Never judge a book by its cover.” What’s more when the book comes “alive” with two “power” chefs hard at work in the kitchen of their small café in the middle of nowhere! Sounds like a folk’s tale? Paradiso Café in Damansara Sutera is where...

Fascinated with the way chicken is cooked using the SPICES!

It is no surprise that the Portuguese sea explorers in the early sixteenth century travelled as Far East as they could looking for the spices. It is these spices that were once the biggest trading commodity between the East and the West. I can understand why. Of late,...

Two little Secrets about Briyani

For those familiar and who have savoured the Nasi Briyani from the original founders of Restoran Sri Pinang (see Recognition: http://www.heritagebriyani.com/recognition/), let me tell you a secret. You can now order it online and have it delivered to your home or...

Whenever you crave for some grilled patin…

When we were craving for some grilled patin fish, the first thing that came to mind was Mamimia Patin Champion in Laman Melati Kuang. Again, with Waze and Google Map these days (just key in Mamimia Patin Champion), it only took a 20-minute breezy drive for us to the...

Lucky King Bun is Seremban’s Next Big Thing

Seremban has always been famous for its beef noodles, roast duck, BBQ crabs and the siew pau but the Lucky King Bun is starting to make its foray into the competitive food business as the next big thing. Previously known as the curry chicken bun when the idea was...

Shark Hero Conservation Run 2017 & Pledge Signing Ceremony

Acexelent Sdn Bhd (“Acexelent”) announced that Shark Hero Conservation Run 2017 (“SHCR17”) will be held on 18 Nov 2017 in Celebration Centre, Sunsuria City from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. In collaboration with Shark Savers Malaysia and WWF-Malaysia, SHCR17 is organized with the...

Sengoti means simply delicious!

By Stephen Ng Malaysians are known for going to any place where the food is delicious, and as Pok Nik from Kelantan puts it in his local Kelantanese dialect, it is “sengoti!” (which means, simply delicious). The beautiful part is that you do not need to go to Kelantan...

Leaving office comforts to fill hungry stomachs

With great care, Justin Cheah assembles each nasi lemak packet, putting an extra fried egg in one, adding more rice in another, while bustling in and out of the kitchen. "Some of our volunteers are not coming today, so I'm helping the team out," explains Cheah, before...

An article that begs to be written about food review

Since I started doing food review for both the Star and New Straits Times in around 2008, and later spent a stint on fine dining restaurants for a magazine published out of Bali, Indonesia, this is one article that begs to be written. Food is very subjective. It...

Café with a difference

What impressed me about Summer Breeze Café at Casa Tropicana was when John Peter, its owner offered me a refreshing glass of iced serai tea on the house. It was like a gust of cool breeze on a hot summer day as I had had a tough time trying to get someone to attend to...

Tap Your Way to an Uber Lifestyle – It’s Simple

In Malaysian cities, urbanites are always on the go; whether it’s zipping to a business meeting by day, rolling up in style to the hottest hangout on a Saturday night, or mall-hopping during the weekend. However, in getting their way around, locals and tourists...

How To Remove Stains On White Rubber Soles

Most of us have owned and are obsessed with sneakers. But the white rubber soles of the shoes can get stained easily. Washing your sneakers is easy. The hard part to wash is the white rubber soles area. No matter how hard and how long you scrub on the white area, you...

Practical takeaways at Campuskini workshop

A medical doctor, senior PR executives, NGO leaders and a tourism official praised a Campuskini workshop on “Getting Publicity and Press Release Writing” held yesterday and wanted it extended for two days from one day currently. How to make a story newsworthy...

Standing At The Forefront of Technology

Kuala Lumpur, 17 July 2017: The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) recently organised its first Internet of Things (IoT) Innovation Day recently at its campus located at Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil. This event was a part of APU Center...

Ikenobo’s Ikebana

Senko Ikenobo is Headmaster Designate of Ikenobo and emphasised her life on Ikenobo ikebana. From 2012, , Senko Ikenobo started to take a pilgrimage to 33 temples in West Japan and performed flower offering ceremonies in commemoration of the sacrifice and recover from...

More convenient to repay PTPTN loans now

More convenient to repay PTPTN loans now In a bid to make the repayment of PTPTN loan more convenient, the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) has introduced loan repayments via online direct debit. This is in addition to the existing repayment...

Malaysia’s 14th General Election: THE BIG ISSUES

FOR MALAYSIAKINI 1-YEAR SUBSCRIBERS @RM200 PROMO PERIOD: Feb 12 - 28 Subscribe Now Claim Free Book ABOUT THE BOOK Malaysia’s 14th general election will no doubt be fought between a Barisan Nasional coalition that boasts its sixty years of “stable rule” and a Pakatan...

Appeal for lighting up a Ranau village

Public Appeal To raise fund for a hydro project that can bring light to a remote village in the interior of Sabah, Kg Pakolen, Ranau-some 5 hours drive from the state capital Kota Kinabalu. The hydro project is aimed at generating 7.5kw to cater for 20 houses in the...

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