National Craft Day at Karyaneka

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Carved motifs on display in an exhibition featuring wood carvings. Karyaneka, as the name implies, is very much a marketplace of arts and crafts that offers one the opportunity to purchase not only conventional souvenirs and fashion...

Fighting for equality

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Unbeknownst to some, education in undeveloped and war-torn countries is a luxury, especially to its female population. Therefore, social activist Shazia Ramzan, 22 and Kainat Riaz, 23 made it a point to fight for education rights for the girls in Pakistan. 

Discovering the Selako tribe of Sematan

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Selako children having a splashing fun at a nearby river. Bidayuh, is the second largest ethnic group in Sarawak after the Iban. In Bidayuh language, ‘Bi’ stands for 'people' while ‘Dayuh’ stands for 'land'. The meaning...

Towards a healthy lifestyle

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Browsing through Google Playstore, in the Sports category, one would find the number one on the Top Free App list is the ‘JomRun’ app. With its literal meaning “let’s run”, the app was created and innovated...

Spicing up Kuching’s gastronomic scene

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KUCHING: It is undeniable that Kuching’s gastronomic scene is very much built upon the kopitiam (traditional coffeeshop) culture, with most locals able to whip out a list of their favourite foodie haunts at a moment’s notice.  However, sometimes it does not hurt...

One small step at a time

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Lika Torikashvili Lika Torikashvili was only 15 years old when she started the ‘Paint the World’ (PTW) movement in her hometown of Tbilisi, Georgia. Now at 23, the passionate and bold lass is on the road...

Crucial role of King brought to fore

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By Ali Imran Mohd Noordin KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The ongoing political crisis in the nation has brought to the fore the crucial role played by the institution of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. As supreme...

Online sale of veterinary drugs worrying

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BY SAKINI MOHD SAID SHAH ALAM: Heard of a drug called ‘Magic All In One’ that is being touted as a cure-all for all ailments affecting pets? Apparently, it is widely available online and according to...

Rajah Charles Brooke’s secret life revealed

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Rajah Charles Johnson Brooke The true story of Rajah Charles Johnson Brooke and his “Eurasian” son from Malay aristocrat Dayang Mastiah and a jealous step-mother. The forgotten son We always think...

From teenage interest into successful stingless bee farmer

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By Balqis Jamaludin & Kamaliza Kamaruddin MARANG (Terengganu): “We will return 10 times the sum paid if it can be proven that our honey is not original.” That’s the promise to customers by Big Bee Honey...