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Animal Rescue Mission Society

ARMS is a registered non-profit organisation based in Ipoh with a temporary shelter in Lahat. The organisation rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes stray, abandoned and abused domestic animals such as dogs and cats. I bumped into Daniya recently, when she was busy trying to get people to adopt her puppies. I actually knew Daniya when she was ... continue reading »

Melaka trishaw ride

Baduka is actually a multi-talented man who is a family member of the company that owns and manages the restaurant that sells Nasi Ayam Pacak. I got to chat with him during my meal at his restaurant while in Melaka. During our visit, he took the opportunity to promote his business, which is custom spray painting ... continue reading »

Interview: From Simpang Pulai To Indera Kayangan

May 21, 2013 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities
Chan Ming Kai PKR politician

Chan Ming Kai is a politician I bump into often enough in the past few years. As State Assemblyman for Simpang Pulai in Perak between 2008 to 2013, I believe he has been one of the most hardworking politicians, running three service centres and also a service counter at the Ampang night market in his ... continue reading »

Dying Art Of Wood Engraving

Mar 8, 2013 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, Photos - Motorola Defy
wood engraving

I went to Ipoh Old Town, Lorong Bijeh Timah (formerly Kenion Street), some time ago and came across this elderly man busy engraving a sign board. This is definitely a dying art as admitted by him, as no one is willing to take on this laborious task, when this could be done in an easier way, ... continue reading »

batik painting

I first tried my hand on batik painting during Malaysia Tourism Hunt 2012, at Noor Arfa Batik in Terengganu. It was one of the challenges that we had to over come. While some people find painting the batik therapeutic, I find it stressful. See, I am not creative and it takes a lot of effort ... continue reading »

Qistina Wood Craft

Operating Qistina Wood Craft from the back of his house in Beranang, Selangor, is wood carver / sculptor, Rostam Affandi Abdul Rashid. It was a bold step taken by Rostam back in 1994, leaving a cozy government job to venture full-time into wood crafting. It's all the more surprising to learn that this engineer had ... continue reading »

Illusionist Cyril Takayama in Kuala Lumpur

May 29, 2012 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities
Cyril Takayama

One of world's top illusionists, Cyril Takayama, of Japanese/French American descent, was in Kuala Lumpur recently to promote his new series, Cyril’s Family Vacation: Hawaii Edition, which will be aired on AXN (Astro Channel 701) and AXN HD (Astro Channel 721) beginning 7th June, 2012, and will be on TV every Thursday at 9pm. In this ... continue reading »

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