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Ordinary heroes: How The Picha Project delivers meals… and hope to refugee families

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 25 — What started off as just an idea a couple of years ago is now primed to take a home-grown Malaysian social enterprise to the world stage. The Picha Project, which... Read more

Life

Discover the wonders of needle felting with Mina Planet

PUCHONG, Feb 25 — Ever wondered how people create cute and realistic looking animals with just soft, fluffy wool felt? The answer, we found out, is a lot of hard work as it involves poking the...

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A Hainanese chicken rice stall with a rich legacy

GEORGE TOWN, Feb 25 — When a young Lim Heng Kai first arrived in Penang back in the 1940s, he went to work at the grand E&O Hotel in George Town together with his brother and relatives. In...

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Showbiz

Romanian sex docudrama ‘Touch Me Not’ wins Berlin Golden Bear

BERLIN, Feb 25 ― Touch Me Not, an experimental Romanian docudrama exploring sexual intimacy and the fears around it, won the Golden Bear top prize at the Berlin film festival...

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Kyoto’s cool coffee reawakening

KYOTO, Feb 25 — Unlike Tokyo, Kyoto isn’t exactly known as a bastion for specialty coffee. Well-preserved machiya (traditional wooden townhouses)? Check. World heritage sites, from Buddhist...

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Life

A glimpse at how the Mah Meri appease the spirits of the sea

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 25 ― There is an indigenous tribe called the Mah Meri, who lives on the west coast of Peninsula Malaysia. Mah Meri, which means bersisir, live close to the sea and are often...

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Travel

New craft beer hotel in Scotland to feature beer taps in every room (VIDEO)

EDINBURGH, Feb 25 — Attention beer geeks: A craft beer hotel is set to open in Scotland next year, with features that will include beer taps in every room and an en-suite beer fridge built right...

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Showbiz

Legendary Bollywood star Sridevi dies at 54

MUMBAI, Feb 25 ― It is indeed a shocking day for Bollywood fans following the sudden passing of superstar actress Sridevi at the age of 54. The actress, who is married to director Bonny Kapoor,...

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Travel

New VR attraction takes visitors flying over Paris by jetpack

PARIS, Feb 25 — It took no less than three years to develop FlyView, an upcoming attraction in the French capital set to turn the dream of soaring over Paris into (virtual) reality. Buckle up...

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Life

Pinterest wedding trends: Less is more in 2018 as brides cover up

NEW YORK, Feb 25 ― It’s out with revealing necklines and seductive slits in this year’s bridal wear trends. For 2018, it’s all about modesty, with wedding dresses offering a little more...

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