Sunday, August 1, 2021

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Picture on colour pencil box triggers life-long love for parrots

By Thivyamalini Ramalu CYBERJAYA: Every weekend, prior to the implementation of the movement control order, a group of pet parrots of various colours and species, would gather on the fringe of a residential area in Cyberjaya, accompanied by their owners. Various...

Woman turns hobby into tribal handicraft business

KUCHING: It began as a hobby for Sabrina Nayah Joshua to collect hand woven rattan baskets (belanyat or lupong) of the Penan and Kenyah tribes after she was relocated to work in Long Jekitan, Ulu Baram in 2015. Ever since...

Year 4 pupil borrowed 105 books from library last year

IPOH: At the tender age of 10, V. Kiranyaah here has developed the habit of reading a book for two hours every day. Fiction-based reading materials have been the Sekolah Kebangsaan Marian Convent pupil’s favourite since she was four years...

Trader unleashes inner anime via his crafts

KUALA LUMPUR: Miniature figurines of anime characters are often made from synthetic materials such as ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), resin or PVC (polyvinyl chloride), but a labu sayong (clay pitcher) entrepreneur decides to make a difference by using clay to...

Yoyo master — a career of ups and downs

Covid-19 has affected many industries, including sports and entertainment. After a year without performing and having player meet-ups, yoyo master Ryan Chung shares his thoughts about the effects of the pandemic on the industry, and is looking forward to...

Are you board? Screw it

Learning to build and fix things since he was young, do-it-yourself (DIY) enthusiast Andrew Lawrence recalled growing up with the concept. According to him, it is an incredibly rewarding hobby that can last a lifetime, and be passed down...

‘Betta’ days ahead

Known for their bright, beautiful colouration and elaborate fin displays, the Siamese fighting fish — more commonly known nowadays as Betta — are are among the most popular freshwater fish around. Intrigued by the beauty, Tang Chong Hoe started...

From hobbies to business

Five white collar individuals found a different calling during the movement control order (MCO). With ample time on their hands, they turned their hobbies to a side hustle, starting home-run bakeries and food businesses, to cater for the ever...

Growing grapes, anyone?

MIRI: The partial lockdown, implemented since March 18 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, has made many people turn to home gardening. Some grow vegetables or flowers while others grow fruits like grapes in their backyards. Perhaps growing grapes is the next...

Housewife finds money in hobby

SIBU: It all started as a hobby, but soon Karmila Galau, 43, realised that her pastime of creating attractive souvenirs using ceramic beads was bringing her a decent monthly income. The Sibu-based housewife turned entrepreneur, said her keen interest in beads prompted her...
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