I can bake, and so can you

By Nur Zarina Othman - Saturday, 4 February 2017.

A baking session at a Japanese cooking studio leaves Nur Zarina Othman with the perfect gateau au chocolat

Azua, Malaysia's little mermaid

By Zuliantie Dzul - Saturday, 4 February 2017.

Petite freediver Azua Shafii is setting records and hopes to make a difference through the extreme sport of freediving, writes Zuliantie Dzul

Aglaia Odorata: Scented little specks

By Elaine Yim - Saturday, 4 February 2017.

The Chinese rice flower symbolises abundance, wealth and prosperity, writes Elaine Yim

Well Lit: Armchair travels

By Elena Koshy - Saturday, 4 February 2017.

Sometimes books take you all over the world, sometimes they take you nowhere and others transport you into the beyond, discovers Elena Koshy

Smart parenting: Building solid trust

By zaid mohamad - Saturday, 4 February 2017.

RECENTLY, I came across a very interesting concept about trust in a book Start With Why, written by Simon Sinek. The author equates trust with the safety net used by a trapeze artist.

I, Caregiver: Healing takes time

By Putri Juneita Johari - Saturday, 4 February 2017.

OVER the recent long weekend, I went to a place that both my late parents loved. It is a holiday home in Janda Baik belonging to a dear relative who had turned it into a resort.

Designer with a purpose

By Alan Teh Leam Seng - Saturday, 28 January 2017.

Hong Kong’s Janko Lam Chun-kuk, an award- winning cheongsam designer, prefers an innovative approach to the traditional wear, writes Alan Teh Leam Seng

In the Red

By Sulyn Chong - Saturday, 28 January 2017.

Looking at our current economy, a chance to pass the buck when it comes to the red packet is probably welcomed, writes Sulyn Chong

Get street-wise

By Kerry-Ann Augustin - Saturday, 28 January 2017.

Understanding the stories behind Kuala Lumpur’s street names can change the way we view our capital city, writes Kerry-Ann Augustin

Winter darlings, spring peepers

By Stephanie Choo - Saturday, 28 January 2017.

Home gardens and public landscapes in Washington DC come to life with colourful flowers, writes Stephanie Choo

Power play: superiority vs inferiority

By JAIME SHINE - Saturday, 28 January 2017.

THERE have been studies conducted which have revealed that there was a time, from the Stone Age up until the end of the Bronze Age, where womenfolk were held in high esteem in many communities due to their reproductive capabilities.

Well lit: Oriental flavours

By ELENA KOSHY AND NINOTAZIZ - Saturday, 28 January 2017.

When all the feasting and merriment get a bit too much and you fancy curling up with a good book for some respite, check out these titles as reviewed by Elena Koshy and ninotaziz

Chicky childhood friends

By Sulyn Chong - Saturday, 28 January 2017.

There was a time when chicken meant pets and not nuggets for Sulyn Chong

I, CAREGIVER: Know the drill

By Putri Juneita Johari - Saturday, 28 January 2017.


By zaid mohamad - Saturday, 28 January 2017.

EVERY morning, millions of Malaysians would dutifully wake up early to prepare for school and work. Some have developed the habit of leaving home earlier than others with the objective of beating the traffic jam. Yes, no one likes to be stuck in traffic that can sometimes last for hours.

Elvis Presley guitarist Scotty Moore dies at 84

By Reuters - Wednesday, 29 June 2016.

MEMPHIS: Scotty Moore, a pioneering rock guitarist best known for backing Elvis Presley as a member of his original band and into superstardom, died on Tuesday at the age of 84, the Memphis Commercial-Appeal reported.

Cayman launches program to thin exploding numbers of iguanas

By AP - Thursday, 23 June 2016.

GEORGE TOWN, CAYMAN ISLANDS: A ballooning population of invasive green iguanas on Grand Cayman has become so alarming that the UK Caribbean territory has launched a pilot program to figure out how best to fight reptiles that began as escapees from the pet trade.

Italy's 'Osteria Francescana' crowned best restaurant

By AFP - Tuesday, 14 June 2016.

NEW YORK: Italy’s “Osteria Francescana” was crowned world’s best restaurant of 2016 at an awards ceremony in New York on Monday, the first Italian establishment to win the annual accolade.

Ambassadors of the sea

By Zuliantie Dzul - Monday, 13 June 2016.

AFTER the Steven Spielberg movie Jaws came out in 1975, sharks everywhere found themselves with a bad rep. They began to be perceived as being carnivorous and terribly dangerous. But for marine conservationist Hannah Pragnell-Raasch, sharks don’t scare her at all.

Batting on baseball

By Intan Maizura Ahmad Kamal - Monday, 13 June 2016.

“WHAT? Malaysia has a baseball team?” I can still recall the note of incredulity creeping into my voice during a conversation with my baseball-loving friend months ago.

The road to revolution

By Elena Koshy - Monday, 13 June 2016.

Revolutions are oftentimes sparked by dreams, desire and courage, writes Elena Koshy

My fellow human

By Aneeta Sundararaj - Monday, 13 June 2016.

TRUSTY camera in hand, a man dressed in a cotton shirt, jeans and a hardy pair of shoes hikes up Bukit Wang Burma in Wang Kelian, Perlis. It is stiflingly hot and humid in the dense tropical jungle. Still, he has a job to do and that is to capture images in order to tell a newsworthy story.

Toy 'arms race' turning Lego violent: study

By AFP - Monday, 23 May 2016.

WELLINGTON: Lego products are becoming increasingly violent as toymakers engage in an “arms race” to retain children’s attention in the digital age, New Zealand researchers said Monday.

Elephants perform for final time at Ringling Bros. circus

By AP - Monday, 2 May 2016.

PROVIDENCE: An elephant carrying a performer holding an American flag kicked off the final elephant performance at Ringling Bros.

Japan stumbles over baby steps to encourage working mums

By AFP - Thursday, 31 March 2016.

TOKYO: Akane had always enjoyed her job at a Tokyo call centre until, unlike many Japanese mothers, she decided to return to work after finishing her maternity leave.

James Patterson donating another USD1.75 million to libraries

By AP - Tuesday, 29 March 2016.

NEW YORK: James Patterson is ready to launch another season of giving.

Marilynne Robinson wins Library of Congress fiction prize

By AP - Tuesday, 29 March 2016.

NEW YORK: Marilynne Robinson, the acclaimed author of novels such as “Gilead” and “Housekeeping,” is this year’s winner of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, a lifetime achievement honor.

Five years on, closure has yet to come to Fukushima parents

By Reuters - Friday, 4 March 2016.

OKUMA: Takayuki Ueno did not hesitate one moment to expose himself to high radiation five years ago while searching for family members swept away by the tsunami that triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

French family firm recycles hand-made bike shop as luxury niche

By AFP - Sunday, 28 February 2016.

PARIS: Once forced out of business by mass production, a family firm in Paris has found a new lease of life, once again hand-crafting bicycles as a luxury must-have.

10 years on and still dancing: Fitness instructor takes TTDI by storm

By Farezza Hanum Rashid - Sunday, 21 February 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: For almost 10 years, Aliez Jazam's followers or "fitness friends" as she likes to call them, have been following her around the Klang Valley to take part in her exercise routines.