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Saving Mother Nature

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

"This planet is our home. Do you only clean your home once a year?" countered American environmentalist Lawrence Mignogna, when asked why Earth Day should be observed daily. As a nature lover, it's a natural progression for Lawrence, 37, to involve himself in creating awareness on global warming and climate change. He said, "I have always been ... continue reading »

From Nashville to Ipoh

May 9, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail Newspaper

"Stop asking me if I want cili padi in my food just because I’m a gwailo. Of course I want my chilli!" exclaimed Lawrence Mignogna. Having been shuttling between his homes in Ipoh and Nashville, Tennessee for more than a decade now, the Long Island native is almost like a local Ipohite. The 37-year-old, known as Larry ... continue reading »

Ipoh’s Pottery Industry

May 8, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail Newspaper

From its peak of 78 pottery manufacturers in Ipoh to less than 15 now, the industry has definitely seen better days. Still, there is no denying that pottery products from Ipoh are one of the best in the world, with a reputation to withstand extreme sub-zero temperatures. This distinction is attributed to the quality of ... continue reading »

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 Newspaper

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 Newspaper

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 »

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