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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 »

Sherin’s Nyonya Affair

Jan 19, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail

Although not of Peranakan descent, Sherin Ng Lay Hwa was so interested in its culture that she felt frustrated when she was living in Ipoh. Unable to express her love for its culture and heritage as there were no outlets to express them, without friends who shared the same passion to the point of feeling ... continue reading »

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 »

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