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Keeping ‘ayam serama’ as a hobby

A Serama chicken can weigh between 250 and 500 gm. The breed is the smallest in the world. WHEN an animal is way bigger or...

New wave of skilled Penan migrant workers

A temporary shelter with enough space to sleep and rest. MEETING with a group of Penan timber workers during a recent road adventure had been...

Keeping ‘ayam katik’ as a hobby

A Serama chicken can weigh between 250 and 500 gm. The breed is the smallest in the world. WHEN an animal is way bigger or...

Black soldier flies strike a blow for food waste control

Close-up of an adult black soldier fly. THE sight of thousands of maggots writhing through rotting food is not for the squirmish. But for WormingUp founder...

Long Banga – a bit of history

Farmers climb over the gates of the STOLport on the way to their farms. IT was a pleasant encounter with so many people at a...

In the heart of the tea capital

View of Mount Fuji from Nihondaira Yume Terrace. JAPAN’s Shizuoka prefecture is known for many things, including Mount Fuji. Travelling the popular tourist route between Tokyo...

Raising rabbits for meat

The speakers and participants of the two-day course on meat rabbit farming. RABBITS are normally kept as pets but nowadays, they are also bred for...

A day at a bustling tamu

The wholesalers and food producers lane in Bintulu. WHAT is the best place to be in Bintulu at seven in the morning? Where to get...

Suicide issue not adequately addressed

So (seated second right) with board members of the Psychiatric Ward of Sibu Hospital during a monthly meeting. THE World Health Organisation (WHO) made ‘Suicide...

Bright Musang King prospects for Sarawak

Lim (right) shows farmers the correct way of planting durian. MALAYSIA is on a mission to ramp up its Musang King durian market share in...

Kemada group visits ancestral homeland in West Kalimantan

The Sungei Utik longhouse in the Kapuas Valley, Kalimantan Barat. FOURTEEN members of Kelab Main Asal Dayak (Kemada) were feted like ‘long lost sons’ during...

The ordeal of living with HIV

The One-Stop Centre organisation chart. SHE is HIV-positive and has lost two husbands – one died, the other left. But life must go on for Sofia...

Role of the media in preventing suicide

  Encourage those needing help to get involved in activities and surround them with positivity. THERE is still a lot of stigma surrounding mental health. The tendency...

Recycling plastic bottles into garments and blankets

Tzu Chi Miri volunteers clean up a beach. MORE than eight million tonnes of single-use plastic waste comprising plastic bottles, bags, and packaging are dumped...

Experiencing beautiful Zhejiang

‘Impression West Lake’ takes place at the iconic West Lake in Hangzhou. ZHEJIANG Province is home to 57.37 million people. It has the largest number...

A depressed state of mind

Muhamed Yaseen at the exhibition. ANXIETY, lingering worries about the outcome of events she could not control and unhappiness over not hitting her targets in...

Resolving the ‘streaming’ dilemma

Dr Annuar Rapaee at his office. SWITCHING the current system of streaming to non-streaming in Malaysian secondary schools is no simple matter. Given the complexities and...

Autism – moving from awareness to acceptance

Autistic children play with educational toys. AUTISTICS or people with special needs are not unusual – they live among us and should be accepted as...

Fun weekend camping despite haze

The campers at the campground. – Photos by Khuzaimi Abdullah and Stephen Tay IT was a haze-shrouded weekend but members and friends of the Malaysian...

A second chance for former prisoners

Prison supervisors look on as an inmate prepares cupcakes. WHEN people are sent to prison, they just stay in a small cell to serve out...

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