Major developments of 2014

Wednesday, 31 December 2014.

THE year has been nothing short of major developments, some which had come as a shock to city folk while some were changes which were welcomed by urbanites. On this last day of the year, we revisit some of the happenings that shaped the year.


70 relief centres set up so far

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:14

JOHOR BARU: ALL areas in the state capital have been put on high alert to brace for the third wave of floods.

State overcomes challenges

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:13

GEORGE TOWN: WHAT a year it has been for Penang. Issues relating to parking coupons, banning foreigners as cooks at hawker stalls and uncovering the dirty truth behind the ever-popular roti Benggali hogged the headlines for the state this year.

Drive yourself MAD with food

By G. RAJENDRAN - Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:06

KUALA LUMPUR: AFTER enjoying success in Singapore and Indonesia, Modern Asian Diners or MAD has spread its wings to Malaysia.

Delicious Yemeni food at Madfoon’s Palace

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:05

PUTRAJAYA: For a taste of Yemeni food, make your way to Madfoon Palace’s second outlet at Basement 3, Menara Putrajaya Holdings in Precinct 2, Putrajaya.

Econsave gives aid to flood victims

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:05

KLUANG: In an effort to reach out to flood victims housed in the relief centre in Kampung Mengkibol, the Kluang Econsave supermarket recently contributed much-needed aid to the affected families.

Ding-dong battle at Astaka

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:05

THE wall bashers at the Astaka Courts, here, were double the usual turnout this time around.

BBU celebrates family gathering

By SYED ABDULLAH SYED MOHAMED - Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:05

JOHOR BARU: IT was a delightful and meaningful experience for about 100 members of the Bandar Baru Uda (BBU) mosque’s senior citizens bureau (BWE) and their families as they braved gloomy weather to hold a gathering at Kampung Johor Lama, a historical village in Kota Tinggi.

Showdown in Langkawi

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:05

SAILORS from around the world will battle it out at the Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR) from Jan 12 to 17.


Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:05

KUALA LUMPUR: More than 300 guests attended the celebrations of the 87th birthday of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the kingdom’s National Day at Royale Chulan Hotel Kuala Lumpur on Dec 5.

Thistle Hotel brings Christmas cheer to kids

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:04

JOHOR BARU: Thistle Hotel recently brought Christmas cheer to 21 children of Persatuan Kebajikan Berkat Johor Baru with a sumptuous lunch.

Citizens get together to help

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:04

IPOH: Caring Malaysians are rallying to help victims of the floods.

Johor’s three great parks

By SIM BAK HENG - Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:04

JOHOR BARU: JOHOR has three inland national parks which are sure to appeal to any nature lover and adrenaline junkie.

Aid for flood victims

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:04

IPOH: The city’s adventure theme park, Lost World of Tambun (LWOT), has come to the aid of flood victims.

Organisations get RM157,000

By Sylvia Looi - Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:04

IPOH: SECOND Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah gave RM157,000 to eight organisations at a presentation ceremony at Restaurant Hup Mui in Jalan Jelapang Chemor recently.


Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:04

Johor Baru: Oriwise Sdn Bhd held a year-end, high tea get-together at its Taman Sutera Utama premises recently to show appreciation to its staff.

Uniforms and school supplies for 100 underprivileged pupils

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:03

GEORGE TOWN: Some 100 pupils from the House of Hope in Air Itam, were provided with school uniforms by the management of the Bukit Jambul Complex in Bayan Baru recently.

Universiti Teknologi Mara holds appreciation night

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:03

KANGAR: Universiti Teknologi Mara Perlis organised an appreciation night for 20 journalists at Seri Malaysia Hotel, here, recently.

In awe of miniature WWI combat models

By Paul Toh - Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:03

GEORGE TOWN:HISTORY buffs travelled back in time to 100 years ago to revisit The Great War or the First World War (WWI), through viewing miniaturised foot soldiers and military hardware such as warplanes, armoured vehicles and warships.

Child models strut their way to victory

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:02

GEORGE TOWN: Back with a bigger and classier act, Queensbay Mall Mini Model Search reached its grand finals recently. The competition heated up with kids doing their best to upstage each other to win the coveted titles and prizes worth more than RM12,000.

An unwavering spirit

By Paul Toh - Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:02

GEORGE TOWN: DESPITE being stricken with diabetes and with one leg recently amputated, artist Patrick Lasak, 52, is undeterred from attending and performing in a live demonstration in his latest solo exhibition at the Artefacts Dreamz Gallerie on Mcalister Lane recently.

Pineapple tarts from SCS butter

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:01

KUALA LUMPUR: TO usher in the Year of the Ram next Chinese New Year, the SCS butter brand is upgrading a familiar festival classic, the pineapple tart.


Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 08:01

GEORGE TOWN: A grand reception to celebrate the 81st birthday of Japanese Emperor Akihito was held at Hotel Jen Penang recently.

Flood: Cops will monitor property

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 08:16

JOHOR BARU: THE police have assured flood victims who have been evacuated to relief centres that their homes will be monitored to prevent burglary and theft, said Johor police chief Datuk Mokhtar Shariff.

Help on the way for victims

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 08:15

GEORGE TOWN: HUMANTARIAN teams with food supplies from Penang are on their way to areas badly hit by floods in eight states, thanks to voluntary groups based in the state.

40,070 Rohingya refugees in Malaysia

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 08:10

KUALA LUMPUR: According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Malaysia website, as of last month, there are some 150,460 refugees and asylum seekers registered in Malaysia, with Rohingya making up 40,070 refugees.

Shopping mall fetes needy children

By NOR AIN MOHAMED RADHI - Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 08:09

PETALING JAYA: JAYA Shopping Centre held a holiday programme for children of Rumah Hope, Rumah Juara, Rumah Sayangan and Shelter Home at the mall, here, recently.

St John’s band enthrals Jakarta

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 08:09

KUALA LUMPUR: The St John’s Institution Naval Cadet Band represented Malaysia in the 30th Grand Prix Marching Band (GPMB) in Jakarta recently.

Develop sound maintenance culture among authorities

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 08:09

BASEd on media reports and public comments, it appears that the poor maintenance of infrastructures such as roads, drainage systems and public amenities has become a perennial problem to all.

Buy books at wholesale price at BookXcess

By Veena Babulal - Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 08:09

KUALA LUMPUR: BOOK lovers should visit BookXcess in Fahrenheit 88 to get book at wholesale prices.

New Year treats at Victoria Station

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 08:08

KUALA LUMPUR: The year-end is filled with festivities and chef Jean-Luc Lundy and his team at Victoria Station have prepared a special New Year menu featuring signature dishes at a special price.