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Providing a specialist service to sanitise premises

Suri Pantas staff sanitise an office. AS the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) have been relaxed in stages, many businesses are starting to reopen. There are,...

A beach outing during MCO recovery period

IT WAS so good – a half-day to enjoy the warm sun, pleasant sea breeze, cool shady coastline trees, and great smiles of the...

Career change leads to fulfilling pet grooming job

Chai conducts one of her pet grooming classes. SHE never thought a suggestion by her brother for a career change would lead to her current...

Muslim faith healers gain ground in making their practice mainstream

Mohd Johari treats a patient. MALAYSIA has come a long way since the 1980s in efforts to incorporate traditional medicine into the National Health Policy. When...

Rebooting domestic tourism post Covid-19

The Giam Klimau waterfall is a popular tourist spot. — Photo by Anny Soo WHEN Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced that the domestic...

Council adapts to ‘new normal’ in the wake of pandemic

Sempurai (right) had his temperature taken before entering the Sibu Jaya Market and Tamu. ENFORCEMENT of the Movement Control Order (MCO) and later, the Conditional...

Krokop – from backwater to high end real estate

Originally, the boundary of Miri town ended at the Chinese temple and where the kampungs started. NAMES of roads and places bring soul to a...

Medication – the vital lifeline for HIV patients

Dr Wong Toh Mee WHEN Abdul (name has been changed) decided to go for an HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) test at age 27, he didn’t...

Engkabang – the ‘tree butter’ from the forest

Villagers sorting out a bumper harvest of engabang seeds. THE engkabang or shorea macrophylla is a Borneo dipterocarp species, locally known as kawang, engkabang, jantong,...

Shelling out best care for staff in quarantine

EVER since the Covid-19 pandemic struck, life has changed for billions of people around the world. Drastic adjustments have to be made as whole towns...

Former pilot grounded with urban farming

Chuo’s hydroponic lettuces are grown in the backyard of his parents’ home. URBAN farming is fast catching on in Malaysia with many young people taking...

Replenishing the gift of life

MRC Miri continues mission to top up blood bank for noble cause of saving lives About 1,200 blood donors attend a garden party on July...

Finding calm in a teacup

Preparing tea ware is a part of the ritual. HUMAN beings are a simple lot. We think we have what ‘normal’ is with most of...

Don’t take Covid-19 lightly, stick to SOP

Rambli Kassim IT never crossed his mind that he would contract Covid-19, which has claimed over 380,000 lives so far, with the number of cases...

Hari Raya away from home

Mokhtar (seated second right) with his family during a visit to his mother’s house in Kampung Bakam. GOING back to their hometowns to celebrate Hari...

The spirit of Gawai will not be dampened by CMCO restrictions

Temenggong Wilfred Billy Panyau (left) leading a ‘miring’ ritual at Fort Sylvia in Kapit recently. — Photo by James Ling THIS year’s Gawai Dayak will be...

Preserving a heritage building

The Marian has a blend of vintage and modern elements in a remodelled lodging house Based on the concept of a village in the city,...

A quest to revive the long-forgotten Tapi

ORANG UlU musician Peter Paris wants to revive the Lun Bawang tradition of playing the Tapi, a long-forgotten musical instrument of the community. According to...

Red ants, jungle edibles on the menu during MCO

The much sought after paku. WOULD you like some red ants for dinner? A few weeks into the Movement Control Order MCO), a niece rang up...

Communal meals and river picnics in a highland village

An overview of Pa Mada. A UNIQUE feature of Pa Mada in the Kelabit Highlands must be the communal meals. The village with about 20 families...

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