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National laureate Dr Muhammad Haji Salleh travels the world for poetry’s sake

“Ask for a leaf, and a leaf I’d give you, In the leaf the veins concourse; Ask for a pantun, and a pantun I’d give you, In the pantun there is discourse.” The poetic words of national laureate Dr Muhammad Haji Salleh illustrate the passion that has fired him up ...

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Michael Bay sets ‘6 Underground’, ‘Robopocalypse’ as his next films

Michael Bay looks to have found not one, but his next two films to work on, as sources tell Variety he has lined up 6 Underground and Robopocalypse as his next two projects.6 Underground is a spec written by Deadpool and Deadpool 2 scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. The ...

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Affordable flights enables Malaysian woman to set up a school in Indonesia

When advertising brand director Ngeow Pui Lin quit her high-flying city job to set up a Montessori kindergarten on remote Gili Island, Indonesia, quite a few eyebrows were raised. “Education seemed like a whole new ball game for me, as I have lived and breathed ad­vertising my entire career. Many ...

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Made-in-Chow Kit handicrafts by underprivileged women

Seated cross-legged on the floor, Fensy Feirani Mansur pins a batik appliqué of a shadow puppet character onto a tote bag. She stitches the appliqué on, making sure her whip stitches are evenly spaced, even as she chats amiably with her circle of friends. They have all gathered to make ...

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Financial expert urges women to take charge of their money

Join us for talks by inspiring women, and be empowered at The Star Media Group’s Women’s Fiesta this weekend, March 10 and 11, at The Starling Mall in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Grab a seat, register for the talks at the Women Do Wonders 2018 website. It is important for women ...

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Harith Iskander proves that history can be humorous

Harith Iskander is many things. He’s an actor, a comedian, a talk show host, and a director, among other roles. And after his latest comedy show, #KitaOK, the man can probably add “history teacher” to his already impressive CV! This may not sound like a compliment: history teachers, after all, ...

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This radio deejay listens to understand women

Join us for talks by inspiring women, and be empowered at The Star Media Group’s Women’s Fiesta this weekend, March 10 and 11, at The Starling Mall in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Grab a seat, register for the talks at the Women Do Wonders 2018 website. Two decades of listening to ...

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Meet Jenn Low, Malaysian jeweller to the stars, at Women’s Fiesta

Join us for talks by inspiring women, and be empowered at The Star Media Group’s Women’s Fiesta this weekend, March 10 and 11, at The Starling Mall in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Grab a seat, register for the talks at the Women Do Wonders 2018 website. She started her business from ...

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Be enchanted by Neil Patrick Harris’ whimsical ‘Magic Misfits’

My favourite time when I was a child was going to bed. After my brother and I were tucked in, we’d be treated to stories from our father’s imagination – always with two boys named after us. My brother loved action adventures; I thrilled at magic tales and spells. The ...

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Emma Watson’s Time’s Up tattoo has a major error

Emma Watson has gamely joined the many armchair copy editors commenting on her new feminist tattoo’s grammatical error. The actress and Time’s Up advocate debuted “ink” supporting the anti-harassment movement at the Vanity Fair Oscars party on Sunday night (March 4). But, missing a key apostrophe, the large “Times Up” in ...

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