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Helping the underachievers among students

Students’ achievements in school are also influenced by the support or lack of it from parents and home environment. JUST as no two things are...

Turning a hobby into a niche business

IT started as a hobby during the Movement Control Order (MCO). Engineer Elvira Estella came up with the idea of producing homemade soaps that eventually...

Entrepreneurs want Penjana to continue

As businesses have been struggling with cashflow issues and reduced demand due to the Movement Control Order announced by the Prime Minister to flatten...

Water plays key role in Malaysia’s development

HUMANS can live for more than three weeks without food but they cannot live for more than three days without water. This goes to show...

Exploring the awesome Eastern Julan Waterfall

A view of Eastern Julan Waterfall taken with a drone of one of the Hashers. HAVE you ever wondered why waterfalls trigger an  overwhelming sense...

Chawan Moon Cakes of Miri

In the early 8th month, only 60 pieces of moon cakes are made but when the Festival draws nearer, machines will be used to...

Nippon Paint unveils VirusGuard that is 99 per cent effective against human coronavirus

KUCHING: Nippon Paint Malaysia recently launched its anti-viral, anti-bacterial VirusGuard paint with additional features that are lab-tested to be 99 per cent effective against...

Baru Bian’s Malaysia Day Message 2020

The following is the unaltered full text of Ba Kelalan assemblyman Baru Bian’s Malaysia Day Message. As another Malaysia Day approaches, I am in my...

Shaping a revival of pottery

Chong works at the potter’s wheel. THE pottery industry has been around for hundreds of years in Kuching, yet it is deemed a dying art...

Urban market gardeners put backyards to good use

Sabariah designs her own vegetable beds. MIRI was propelled into an urban setting after 1910 following the discovery of oil. Nineteen years later in 1929, the...

‘It’s a huge responsibility’: Kuching’s Francisca Luhong James on being the first Dayak woman...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 — When Francisca Luhong James was crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2020 last weekend, the 24-year-old Kuching native made history, becoming...

Kanger aims to be world’s largest bamboo products producer

Kanger’s new main processing plant is in Jingzhou. The bamboo plantation surrounding the plant will serve as a steady source of raw materials. Steven Kuah Choon...

Pivot towards digital economy amid Covid-19 outbreak

Abang Johari signs a plaque during the earth-breaking ceremony for the construction of a telecommunications tower in Luban Ulu, Spaoh, Betong, last year. THE pivot...

Cycling: Lifestyle and health

The IKBN lecturers take a break during their ride-for-health at Lutong Beach. CYCLING has become a popular hobby in recent years in Sibu, once known...

Learning to embrace new norms in all spheres of life

MALAYSIANS are learning to embrace the new norms necessary in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. Everyone has now learnt to take responsibility in...

Cashing in on terung asam’s market potential

Eddy tends to the terung asam at his longhouse in Kemuyang. NOTHING gives longhouse chief Eddy Jemat greater joy than seeing his Sarawak brinjal or...

A young generation of online savvy hawkers

Linda is one of the young vendors at the tamu. THREE friends decided to drive to Bekenu from Miri to see whether local tourism could...

Timed auctions on Facebook Live new normal for businesses

Behind the scenes of a Facebook live streaming session. MORE and more businesses are turning to timed auctions on Facebook Live as part of the...

Affordable household goods for low earners

Volunteers and church members help out at the centre. TIAN En Methodist Church Dorcas Service Centre in Sukun area has been helping the lower income...

The double murder at Fort Emma

Conservation and upgrading of Fort Emma, costing RM5 million under the 11th Malaysia Plan, was completed in February this year. FOR more than a century,...

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