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Betong to ‘take-off’ with new airport

It may sound ridiculous some 30 years ago for anyone to suggest building an airport in the middle of nowhere, like in the Betong Division, but with the potential the place has, it is now a necessity to bring its agricultural produce...

Noddle production business soars despite pandemic

KUCHING:  The decision to open up a yellow noodle production business during these unstable times due to Covid-19 has given B’Mori Mi Kuning Zaidah founder Mohammad Nazri Aboi a sense of relief as his products have received encouraging response...

Invest more in water infrastructure before it’s too late

BY NINA MUSLIM MALAYSIA has lots of rain and water resources and yet it has suffered more water woes in one year than a desert country. Since the beginning of the year, the Klang Valley has had its water supply disrupted...

Harvesting paddy the tried and tested way

BY SITI NURAIN RATANI The scenic paddy fields of Kampung Mang, Samarahan are sure to captivate the hearts of many. The fields are now golden yellow, indicating that the paddy is ready to be harvested. Despite the existence of paddy harvesting technology,...

Fast disappearing peat swamp forests

BY KURNIAWATI KAMARUDIN & SAKINI MOHD SAID The Selangor government’s proposal to degazette the North Kuala Langat Forest Reserve for development purposes has caused much consternation among nature lovers and environmental health specialists who are concerned about the dwindling size...

Popiah seller’s entrepreneurial spirit very much alive

KUCHING: Despite tasting failure in her clothing boutique business, this has not snuffed out the entrepreneurial spirit in Rubiah Samian. She has now switched to making popiah (spring roll), acknowledging that there were many challenges that she faced throughout her...

Tithe Contribution

BY IVY MARIA CHRISTOPHER Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg today witnessed the handing over of business tithes from Maybank Islamic Berhad for Financial Year 2020 totalling RM 688, 419.40 in his office at Wisma Bapa Malaysia. Photo...

Anti-plastic straws campaign seems to have lost pull

Metal, bamboo, lemongrass, and paper straws were among the types of drinking straws that appeared two years ago when the government implemented its ‘Tak Nak Straw Plastik’ (Say No To Plastic Straws) campaign in an effort to reduce pollution...

Losing job not end of the world

BY CRYSTAL WONG Rosdi, 42, formerly a full-time employee of an agricultural company, has been a Grab driver for almost five months now. “My previous job requires me to work away from home for weeks and I don’t get to see...

Pipe smoking – a vanishing act

MUKAH: Smoking pipes in public is a very rare sight nowadays compared to about 10 years ago. Even in villages or longhouses, pipe smokers are hardly seen nowadays. About 10 or 20 years ago, it was quite common to see...

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An unforgettable jungle jaunt

And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.— John Muir, mountaineer In 1993, I travelled...