Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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The Basket Deity that loves Mooncake

BY ELENA CHAI Mooncake Festival, known as Zhong Qiu Jie in Mandarin, is one of the most celebrated festivals among the Chinese community in Sarawak. A little distance away over the border, in West Kalimantan, the festival is often associated...

Keeping an ancient traditional folk art alive

By Umie Syazwanie Mohd BEFORE the advent of modern music in Sarawak, no public gatherings or celebrations — weddings, harvest festivals included — were complete without bermukun. Bermukun is a traditional performance art of the Malays, Kedayans and Melanaus. It comprises singing,...

Chocolate lovers love her cakes and biscuits

KUCHING: If you love chocolates, you will like the cakes and biscuits that Norsurianie Suwel, 31, makes for sale. Among the cakes and biscuits, she produces are rainbow cat tongue biscuits, kuih sepit berinti, chocolate brownies, chocojar, Nutella pods, chocolate...

Mental healthcare amid the Covid-19 pandemic

By Petronella Langita Felix & Aisyah Azzahra Suhiri KUCHING: Good self-esteem and interpersonal relationship, ability to perform daily routines, sense of satisfaction and gratefulness are some of the many indicators of good mental health, said senior lecturer with Universiti Malaysia...

In the thick of the action

By Umie Syazwanie Mohd KUCHING: Medical and nursing students who had to undergo their practical at selected hospitals during this Covid-19 pandemic are left with little or no choice but to soldier on as medical and health frontliners. Together with the...

Patient recalls experience in hospital

By Nur Hazirah Shuk   KUCHING: “I decided to see a private doctor as the fever and cough, which I thought were normal (as a result of overeating durian), had lasted for four days,” said Alicia Ng, sharing her experience...

HIFU treatment that preserves women’s fertility now available in Malaysia

By Muhammad Basir Roslan KUALA LUMPUR: A non-invasive procedure to treat uterine fibroids known as High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is set to change the treatment landscape for women nationwide. According to Mahkota Medical Centre (MMC) Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr S. Selva,...

Inspired by coffee in a tin can

By Kalsum Mohammadin Abang Yusup Abang Wasli and his family were in Kuching one day to celebrate his son’s convocation when his daughter, Dayang Siti Aisyah, bought him coffee which was served in a tin can. That coffee in a can...

Claire Flora — Blooming business

Creative careers are more than just fun and rewarding — they can also be lucrative, stable and a great way to work with and help people every day. Florist Ellen Kong says that trends may change but fresh flowers...

Battle against Covid-19 work in progress

First of a three-part series FOR well over a year now the world has been held to ransom by an unrelenting virus that has already claimed millions of lives, taken medical facilities to the brink, wrecked economies and destroyed livelihoods....

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The Basket Deity that loves Mooncake

BY ELENA CHAI Mooncake Festival, known as Zhong Qiu Jie in Mandarin, is one of the most celebrated festivals among...