Malaysian Hindus celebrate Thaipusam festival

Publication date 22 January 2019 | 16:09 | ICT

HUNDREDS of thousands of Malaysian Hindus, some piercing their skin with hooks and skewers to show their devotion, gathered in temples across the country on Monday to mark Thaipusam.



  • North Sumatra durian enters global market in ice cream

    Publication date 18 January 2019 | 14:44 | ICT

    WHEN you stop by top shopping malls or other culinary centres in Singapore, South Korea, Australia or Japan and pick durian ice cream – a favourite dessert for many because of its unique

  • ‘Junk’ science? For some crabs at least, size matters

    Publication date 17 January 2019 | 14:50 | ICT

    SIZE does matter, at least when it comes to some hermit crabs, who appear to have evolved longer penises so they can stay in their shells to protect their homes during sex.

  • Kimono my house! Chiang Mai town morphs into ‘Little Japan’

    Publication date 17 January 2019 | 11:22 | ICT

    ANIRUT Jeungsutprasoet had a dream – one that he was sure no other Thai could have had. The 61-year-old businessman wanted to replicate in Thailand the Japanese town where he spent almost 20 years.

  • Age no barrier for senior catwalk models in China

    Publication date 16 January 2019 | 16:31 | ICT

    WEARING a bright floral ensemble with her short hair dyed blonde, Chinese model Ma Yinhong struts a Shanghai catwalk with a style and swagger that belies her 56 years.

  • Jack Ma video-bombs educational live-stream

    Publication date 16 January 2019 | 14:20 | ICT

    WHILE many high-level business executives may seem out-of-touch to most people, Alibaba founder Jack Ma took time out from his schedule to surprise a group of young students in rural Hubei by video-bombing their teacher.

  • Topaz Welcomes Michelin Star Chef Christian Têtedoie

    Publication date 15 January 2019 | 17:48 | ICT

    Phnom Penh, Cambodia — Wednesday January 16th, 2019 Topaz restaurant offers its refined setting to welcome the equally refined cuisine of French Michelin Star Chef Christian Têtedoie*.

  • The hairy little heroes saving many lives in rural Cambodia

    Publication date 15 January 2019 | 13:46 | ICT

    IN RURAL Siem Reap province, rats dare to tread where no person will, as these hairy little heroes place their lives on the line each day for the good of the local community.

  • Sketches and waxwork depict the plights of lost communities

    Publication date 14 January 2019 | 11:30 | ICT

    Cambodian conceptual artist Sao Sreymao’s latest solo exhibition, Under the Water, documents villages once full of life, but now submerged in water and deserted by their inhabitants as a consequence of the construction of hydroelect

  • First ever – coffee shop supports Kingdom’s deaf and non-verbal

    Publication date 11 January 2019 | 14:30 | ICT

    Swapnil Deshmukh’s first encounter with a restaurant hiring exclusively deaf staff was on holiday in Vietnam in 2017, when his server handed him a menu with a pen and a note paper without saying a word.

  • Facial recognition set to ‘personalise’ experience

    Publication date 11 January 2019 | 11:26 | ICT

    IMAGINE walking into a store where a robot greets you by name, lets you know that your online order is ready, and then suggests other products you might want pick up.