Author: Matt Liew

Malaysian team places joint 5-6th at Major eSports tournament

Just this past weekend, some 15,000 Dota 2 fans, joined by over a million tuning in worldwide, gathered at the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai to watch their favorite players and teams duke it out at The Shanghai Major for a prize pool of US $3,000,000. Yes, three million US Dollars – larger than the prize pool of Le Tour de France (approx US $2,200,000). For the uninitiated, Dota 2 is a video game developed by Valve Corporation that pits players in a 5v5 battle of wits and skill, and is classified under the genres of MOBA (Multiplayer Online...

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Gone Coconuts for Sangkaya

BY SARAH VOON The name Sangkaya is inspired by Sang Rida Kaya, the name of the founder’s wife. John Isaac, the founder of Sangkaya, pays tribute to her unique Thai name in his company’s moniker. Sangkaya has recently opened a shoplot at Jalan Alor, off the hustle and bustle of Changkat Bukit Bintang. Party-goers and night owls will be glad to note that this establishment stays open till 2am, satisfying any midnight cravings for the coconut desserts. Coconut milk ice cream is their signature dish and is served in husks sourced from Thailand (from RM3.10 for cone). Their other ice...

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Ante Up Your Appetite

BY SARAH VOON Before I go off waxing lyrical about the place, be forewarned that this post might be a tad biased. Ever since Ante opened its doors in 2012, I have seen many variations of its menu and even named it my favorite restaurant of all time. So, when I found out that Ante would be opening its second branch in One Utama, I was jittery with excitement to visit it. Ante’s maiden branch in Publika is the type of place you’d bring your date to get them in the mood for romance, while Ante at One Utama...

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