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Making A Difference For Our Canine Friends

Feb 4, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail

What would you do if you saw a stray dog so thirsty that it waited for drops of water to slowly drip down from the air-conditioner condenser? For Alicia Tan Geoh Bee, 36, that dog's desperation moved her so much that she decided to establish The Kiko Food Bank. Named after her own dog, an ... continue reading »

The official record keeper of the country, Malaysia Book of Records (MBR), celebrates its 20th year anniversary this July (2015). It is quite an achievement for this non-profit entity considering that from zero record when it was first launched, it now has more than four thousand records over eleven different categories, from Human Achievements to ... continue reading »

Therapy Through Colours

Feb 2, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail

It all began with a spark of an idea to provide free art classes for inmates at a local senior citizens' home. Nurse Pauline Eu saw this need as a form of mental and occupational therapy for the seniors to occupy their time rather than just staring into space most of the day. However, it would ... continue reading »

A Paradise For The Lost

Jan 23, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail

To the uninitiated, Lost Paradise Resort may look like any other sea-fronted resort that lines Batu Ferringhi beach in Penang. The resort, an accidental one, was and still is home to Dr. Chew Yu Gee and his family. Within the grounds of the resort is a school, Lighthouse Academy, headed by Dr. Chew's wife, Melody Yap ... continue reading »

Why Not Elephants?

Jan 22, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail

While children would normally ask for a kitten or puppy as a pet from their parents, all Leong Chai Yuen wanted was an elephant. Her fascination stemmed from watching Walt Disney's animation, Dumbo, as a kid. "I was just a 6-year-old and really thought that elephants could fly just by flapping their ears," laughed Chai ... continue reading »

Breathing Life Into Ipoh Old Town

Jan 21, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail

To breathe life into Old Town. That was the unanimous reply from the young generation of entrepreneurs in Kong Heng Square when asked why they have invested time and money into the area. The ruins of Kong Heng Square was saved just a few short years ago when four local men got together to acquire the ... continue reading »

It’s Magic In The Family

Jan 20, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail

For the Chee siblings, magic is spelt MRGJC. The three brothers who go by the stage names of Melkinn, Raykinn and Gelvinn, and led by big sister Jorinn, are known as the only sibling illusionists in the world recognised by the International Magicians Society (IMS) from the United States of America, and awarded the "Most ... continue reading »

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