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PSA: Avoiding Rabies.
By Marissa Dinar Recently, four patients succumbed to the rabies virus after being bitten by infected dogs. Those four cases were localised to the Serian district of Sarawak, but according to the Health Ministry for Malaysia, the rabies virus has the highest genomic similarities to strains of those from Kalimantan and Sulawesi. Just today, it […]
Johor’s Art Scene Takes Over with IP Kreatif
Iskandar Malaysia is one of the fastest growing cities in Malaysia, and with it comes a young population brimming with ideas and creativity. The IP Kreatif Festival, a two day free-to-public event set to be held this 22nd-23rd July in Iskandar, Johor featuring music performances, workshops, art exhibitions and more, is where these young talents […]
The Deadliest Species on Earth
by Jeremy Say The deadliest animal on Earth is this itsy bitsy tiny animal weighing in at 2.5 milligrams. 180 times more deadly than sharks, crocodiles and lions combined as far as casualties go in 2015, mosquitoes are truly mass murderers. With what is estimated to be over a million deaths a year attributed to […]
PLUS to close Touch ‘N’ Go topup lanes for Raya!
By Marissa Dinar The Hari Raya congestion is upon us as the day of the big celebration inches closer. Heck, we’ve accepted the fact that we might be stuck in the car for 6-12 hours if it means getting to spend the week with our loved ones. Still, we try to make the journey a […]
ASEAN 50th Anniversary To Be Celebrated in The Philippines!
By Adani Bakhtiar Calling out all potential delegate applicants, sponsors, exhibitors, and media partners! Don’t miss this one out! The inaugural ASEAN Youth Conference (AYC) 2017 is to happen alongside ASEAN 50th year Anniversary on the 10th – 13th November 2017 in Pampanga, Philippines. With the theme “Towards ASEAN Community Vision 2025 – It All […]
The Tmall Mid-Year Mega Sale Making Its Way To Malaysia!
By Adani Bakhtiar The rise of online shopping in Malaysia is at its peak as festive season is coming up! The Tmall 6.18 Mid-Year Mega Sale is making their way to Malaysia from 18-20 June 2017! Haven’t heard about it? Tmall was actually China’s largest third-party platform for brands and retailers in terms of monthly […]
It’s not just Watsons, it’s ‘our mentality’
By Shazwan Zulkiffli When things go upside down, it’s always easy to blame one person, or a party. Like how the education ministries around the world always conveniently, and inefficiently ‘solve’ bully cases by either prosecuting only the bullies, or blame the victim instead (especially in Malaysia). Time and time again, you don’t actually see […]
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Be the Next JR.NBA Malaysia All Star!
By Marissa Dinar If you’re aiming to be the next Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Jeremy Lin, or (whispers: Troy Bolton) – then watch out you little kiddos, because you may have the chance to go on a unique, overseas NBA experience that will definitely jump start your basketball career! A Selection Camp will be held […]
SEA Games KL2017 tickets are up for grabs after Raya
By Adani Bakhtiar You heard it right, the tickets for Kuala Lumpur SEA Games will be up for grabs right after Hari Raya! (Hari Raya starts on June 25) Now that’s some crazy good timing right there, no? LOL. Malaysian SEA Games Organising Committee (MASOC) chief executive officer, Datuk Seri Zolkples Embong recently announced the […]
Khairy KJ lights up SEA Games torch on Mount Kinabalu!
By Adani Bakhtiar The Kuala Lumpur 2017 (KL2017) torch run has been going around Malaysia to promote the upcoming 29th SEA Games and 9th ASEAN Para Games. The run has been receiving good response and involvement from the locals throughout the country; hitting Johor, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Labuan, and Sabah so far and will be […]
TOT United represents Malaysia in Neymar Jr’s Five World Finals Competition
By Shazwan Zulkiffli After competitive heart-pumping matches, TOT United, made up of Hazizi Mansor, Azwann Ismail, Abu Haniffa Hasan, Ali Mahat, Azri Rahman, Hazreen Ali, Syed Aizad Nasir, and Syawal Ibrahim, proved victorious against their opponents – RTG Badboyz – in a tight golden goal duel that handed them the tickets to Sao Paolo, Brazil, […]
Harimau Malaya to play in North Korea
By Shazwan Zulkiffli While the infamous Kim Jong-nam case is still cooling down since we’ve all manner of bad news to talk about, you wouldn’t have expected Malaysia and North Korea to publicly communicate in a friendly manner any time soon. However, it is being reported that the Malaysian football team will be playing their […]
Want to represent Malaysia for Neymar Jr’s Five competition? Here’s how!
By Shazwan Zulkiffli Have you ever wanted to play top flight football and make your country proud? Luckily for you, Red Bull Product of Europe together with Barcelona striker Neymar Jr will be bringing back the Neymar Jr’s Five competition – gathering the best of the best footy enthusiasts on the court. Last year Red […]
Malaysian Million Dollar Feet™ Winners Receive Academy Scholarships
By Muhammad Nabil The unrivalled Million Dollar Feet campaign arrived at a pronounced conclusion where two young Malaysian boys received their scholarships with the distinguished Brook House College, the most prestigious football academy in the United Kingdom. Led along by Ex-Liverpool legend & MDF Head Coach Steve McMahon and MDF Founder & Director of Football, […]
Idris Elba’s Fighter premieres this Sunday night
By Shazwan Zulkiffli One of Britain’s most charming actors, Idris Elba, fought and trained his heart out in a three-part documentary series that will cover the icon’s lifelong ambition to become a professional fighter realised, pushing him to his limits as he overcame pain while mastering specialized techniques and skills at the age of 44. […]
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Features

The Fetishization of Mental Illness, and How That Sucks.
In the wake of Chester Bennington’s untimely suicide, I might volunteer something. I relate. I have Borderline Personality Disorder, and while that might bring comparisons to Gone Girl or Girl, Interrupted – the reality is far less glamorous. Suicidal ideation seems to be part and parcel of most mental illnesses, and I’m no different. This […]
Malaysia’s first Starbucks Signing Store turns 1!
By Marissa Dinar 20th of July 2017 – I entered the Bangsar Village II Starbucks Signing Store with one complimentary free drink voucher, as well as some complete tact. Telling the barista, “One Tall Caramel Macchiato please!” I said, suavely so I assumed, before being hurriedly interrupted. He pointed at the menu card and gestured […]
Bagaimana Jutawan-Jutawan Kosmetik Sedang ‘Mengubah’ Industri Seni
By A.Akbar Aku rasa, buat masa sekarang ini, kita semua sudah terlalu kenal dengan muka-muka juara dalam bidang populariti di Malaysia. Kalau dulu melibatkan muka muka penyanyi yang berkebolehan untuk menyanyi dalam pitch yang tinggi seperti Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza, atau bijak dalam arena komedi seperti Senario, kini Malaysia dikurniakan dengan personaliti-personaliti yang lebih ‘menarik’. Fenomena […]
MMA Fighter Gets Owned by Security Guards in Subang
By Shazwan Zulkiffli A self-proclaimed MMA fighter was caught arguing with a security guard at a condominium building in Subang Jaya, escalating into an expected brawl that was witnessed by many residents and pedestrians around the area. According to sources, the fighter was declined entry to the property and the issue led to a heated […]
10 Types of People You Meet At A Coffee Shop
Gone are the kopitiam days and in with the urban millennial coffee shop craze. The coffee shop culture became a trend about two or three years ago and is still standing strong! I can’t help but notice more and more types of people coming in and out of it. Are you one of them or […]
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