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The King of Rhythms

Jan 18, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail

Behind the unassuming façade of a college lecturer in Business Information System lies a different side of Subain Singam - the man with the fastest fingers on drums. Born in Kedah in 1971 and relocated to Ipoh at the age of 16 due to his father's job, Subain took lessons in Indian drums when he was ... continue reading »

Bringing Happiness to All

Jan 17, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail

Children in Ipoh know Au Young Keen Kiew, 42, simply as "Au Young the Clown". The engineer by profession with a degree in mineral and petroleum engineering didn't go into clowning by design. Au Young recalled, "It was some time in 2008. I was entered as a participant in a talent contest during our corporate dinner. Without ... continue reading »

Singapore's biggest entertainment sensation-cum-stand-up comedian extraordinaire, Kumar, is embarking on a Malaysian tour this September and October! Even better news is that Ipoh is part of the 7-city nationwide tour, called ‘Kumarsutra’. In fact, Ipoh is the first stop, followed by Penang, Melaka, Miri, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu and Johor Bahru over the next two ... continue reading »

Astro Ria Family Travel Show: Cheryl Samad

Jan 26, 2017 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Personalities, Travel

The Haven Resort Hotel & Residences, Ipoh was a flurry of activity for 3D/2N from 11th to 13th Jan, 2017 when local celebrity Cheryl Samad and her family were there to film an episode of Astro Ria Family Travel Show. With Cheryl was her husband Ng Ping Ho, an award-winning film director, producer and screenwriter, possibly ... continue reading »

While visiting Kampung Sijangkang, we were told that a film shooting was in progress in one of the homes. I was curious and wanted to see a live film shoot in action. Later, I found out that the 'star' of the film was MasterChef Season 1 (2011), Dr. Ezani Farhana, and they were shooting a Hari ... continue reading »

KACHA glass art was a surprise discovery for me. The glass jewellery designer behind KACHA is Shareena Shahridan, who happens to be the spouse of famed painter and master glass artist Raja Azhar Idris, whom I was supposed to interview. Shareena, who had no prior background in glass design (she graduated in Marketing), was under the ... continue reading »

Teresa: The Musical

Sep 3, 2016 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150

Fans of the late Teresa Teng (邓丽君) were taken on an emotional roller-coaster when they watched Teresa: The Musical, in Ipoh a couple of evenings ago. With the ravishing Perry Chiu Woon in the lead role, this musical is a tribute based accurately on the life of Teresa Teng, with a focus on her three high-profile ... continue reading »

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