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Being selected into the 1958 Thomas Cup squad was an honour for 18-year-old (now Dato') Tan Yee Khan. Unfortunately, it came with a hefty price as Tan was scheduled to sit for his Senior Cambridge examination during the tournament period. He recalled, "I was summoned my Brother Director's room who gave me a two-hour lecture on ... continue reading »

Dropping out of university in 2012, 25-year-old Rayyan Haries from Selangor, took some time off to ponder upon life by taking a solo backpacking trip to Thailand. Always had a love for travel which was cultivated from the annual trips with his parents and three siblings, Rayyan decided to do it alone this time to ... continue reading »

Mastering the Way of the Sword

Jul 14, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail Newspaper

It was an easy decision for Christopher Wong Hong Wai when he was looking to take up a martial art. And as only the second Malaysian to hold a 6 Dan rank in kendo, it was definitely a sound choice. The icing on the cake was that Wong passed his sixth-dan promotion examinations on his ... continue reading »

The Shooting of KaKaKaPo

Jul 13, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail Newspaper

When director-cum-actor Singampuli found out that parts of Kavita Kannadasan Kadalakiporange, or in short KaKaKaPo, would be shot in Ipoh, he was most excited. So was his co-star, the ravishing Sakshi Agarwal. It was Singampuli's second trip to Ipoh. His first trip was four years ago, for the filming of Kardia. He said, "Even though it ... continue reading »

Towering above the other 23 finalists at 182cm, Malaccan Danielle Wong Kar Wai, 22, was crowned Miss Malaysia Earth 2015 in Ipoh recently. She will represent the country to compete against 90 other queens from around the world in the Miss Earth pageant to be held at the end of the year in Vienna, Austria. Wowing ... continue reading »

Ipoh, An Eye Opener

Jul 11, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail Newspaper

"Searching the internet for major cities to visit in Malaysia and had the results narrowed down to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Ipoh, I came across a local blog when researching on transportation options to get to Ipoh," shared American Ken Hasner, 56. The Somerset, New Jersey native who was on his first major Southeast Asian solo ... continue reading »

Cutting-Edge Bladesmith

Jul 10, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail Newspaper

Setting up his make-shift stall under a parasol umbrella and wearing his trademark straw hat, Lam Kok Sing, 62, is ready for business for the morning. Offering sharpening services for all kinds of tools from the kitchen to garden, from knives to scissors, machete, hoe and garden shears, Lam, who learned the art while working ... continue reading »

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