Malaysia

You’ll Be Greatly Missed, Tok Nan!

Tan Sri Adenan Satem

“It does not matter how long you live, but how well you do it.” – Martin Luther King Jr. Sarawakians from all walks of life and from both sides of the political divide are grieving the passing on of Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem. It is rare to see such an outpouring of sorrow over the passing on ...

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Slow Down And Smell The Roses

A stunning beauty

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. – Luther Burbank We live in a world filled with busyness. It is easy to be so caught up with our busyness that we pay little attention or take the time to appreciate just how precious life is. In striving towards some ...

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Watching Movies In The Old Days

Brigitte Lin Chin Hsia and Chin Han in Outside the Window (窗外)

Masuk bilek, tutup pintu, tutup lampu, buka kain, main main. If you can answer the above riddle easily, it means you are most likely in your 50s or 60s now. Yes, I am talking about watching movies at the cinemas. What were you thinking about? Growing up in Binatang, I often tagged along with my parents or my friends to ...

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Blue Tears

Registration

The grand shooting ceremony of online movie “Blue Tears” was held this morning at Marriott Resort & Spa’s poolside. Blue Tears is a Malaysia-China joint production by Global China Film (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and The Global Business Club (China). It is a love story with the main actor from China and the main actress from Miri. The online movie is ...

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The Beauty Of Curtin University Campus

Curtin Sarawak

I have not been to Curtin University in Miri for quite a long while. I used to send my younger son there when he was doing his Bachelor of Commerce.  Yesterday afternoon, I sent my son there again to sit for his oral IELTS exams. On the way to Curtin, there are lakes on both sides of the road as ...

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Naim Lifestyle Expo

The paraglider and the hot air balloon

The inaugural Naim Lifestyle Expo commences today at Pusat Bandar Phase 6, Bandar Baru Permyjaya. Organised by Naim Group of Companies, the expo will end at 6pm tomorrow. Members of the public can find out more about lifestyle and investment enhancement at the expo. There are also exhibitions of branded furniture, kitchen appliances, home décor and luxury car. Fun activities ...

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A Small-Town Boy’s Memories Of Binatang

A very old photo of Binatang

I was born in a very small town but for the past 35 years, I have called Miri my home. The small-town boy in me never truly goes away. Time and again, I am caught up in nostalgia whenever I recall my childhood days in Binatang (now known as Bintangor). The recent sale of my dad’s shophouse in Bintangor has ...

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RIP, Optimus!

I read about the suicide of a man by the name of Kueh Shu Tsung in the Star on November 10. The man from Perak left a suicide note asking for help to take care of his 70 dogs. It was later that I found out in klse.i3investor.com that Kueh was the person behind the i3investor ID optimus.  I had ...

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Miri’s Most Popular Portuguese Tarts

The six Portuguese tarts that I bought

Having read great reviews about the Portuguese tarts that are sold at a stall in Seahorse Coffee Shop (海马咖啡店) in Pelita Commercial Centre, I went there on three occasions to buy the tarts but the tarts were sold out on all three occasions.  Can you imagine that? The day before yesterday, I went there again to try my luck. I ...

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