Author Archives: YS Chan

Excel, don’t remain mediocre

With enough effort, an average person can achieve excellence in a chosen field instead of remaining mediocre. But most people prefer to be comfortable and enjoy what they can. For…

What unemployed grads are lacking

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik recently disclosed that public universities are conducting detailed analysis studies, including market studies of academic programmes to be offered, frozen or disposed of, to address…

Malaysians can be superficial

I am delighted to learn that a 27-year-old teacher with a master’s degree married her teenage sweetheart, more so when her parents found the bridegroom to be responsible, patient and…

No tourism without showing courtesy

According to the latest Tourism Satellite Account released by the Department of Statistics on September 27, the number of people employed in the tourism industry increased by 4.9 percent to…

Getting bus drivers to change mindset

Malaysians above 21 in possession of a competent driving licence (CDL) for light vehicles may obtain a public service vehicle (PSV) licence to drive taxis or private vehicles through e-hailing….

My long journey as tourism trainer

In 1991, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism organised a train-the-trainer programme under a European Community project with Asean countries, which I attended and started my journey as a part-time…

Turn bus stops into safe haven

Recently, a Facebook post by user Yap Swee Seng went viral. It showed a fancy and expensive bus stop newly built near the Kuala Lumpur Sentral station, the city’s main…

Stray animals a barometer of society

On September 13, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg performed the ground-breaking ceremony for a new shelter in Kuching to house stray animals. The state government had allocated…