Stars

Be blown away by Shun Ng’s take on the blues

“The next thing I knew, someone was banging on the toilet door. It was my manager, who told me Quincy was talking about me.” Shun Ng walked out nonchalantly in an attempt to calm his nerves, but he should have known better. And just as he arrived at the main ...

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Priscilla Abby: From YouTube to singing in front of thousands

Millions of people have seen her YouTube videos, but tomorrow (March 9), young Malaysian singer Priscilla Abby will be performing in front of her biggest audience yet – a massive crowd of 20,000 who will be at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil for the world premiere of the highly-anticipated ...

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These Mah Meri women are weaving a better future for their community

Sometimes villagers would ask Mah Meri weaver Maznah Unyan why her head is always bowed. She’d reply, “How else would I weave?” But recently the Pulau Carey villager was overhead retorting, “So I can count my money.” After all, the 50-year-old Maznah founded Tompoq Topoh or the Mah Meri Woman’s ...

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Lemme Learn helps young adults with special needs find their place in society

Alyson Thor and Eileen Soon are intrigued by their special needs students, and find teaching them interesting and rewarding. But they also realise that most people do not even see people with disabilities, let alone accept them or recognise their potential. Thor and Soon worked together at the Prospect Rainbow ...

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A Picha speaks a thousand words for these refugee families

Four years ago, Suzanne Ling, Lee Swee Lin and Kim Lim started The Picha Project, a social enterprise that engaged refugees to cater meals from their respective cultures for a food delivery service. The three young women were barely out of college at the time – they had no experience ...

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‘Phua Chu Kang’ star Gurmit Singh shows sensitive side in autobiography

In his autobiography, What Was I Thinking?, Singaporean comedian Gurmit Singh opens with a complaint. There was no storm on the night of his birth, thus not allowing him to start his life story with a bang. “It was a dark and stormy night … no, I would be lying. ...

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9-time Best Original Song nominee Diane Warren wants her Oscar already

Songwriter Diane Warren is overdue for an Oscar, and she has no reservations about admitting it. “I am not going to say, ‘I don’t need to win. I don’t care’,” Warren said in a phone interview. “I want to win. Come on, it’s been eight times that I haven’t.” Warren ...

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5 best-dressed stars at the 2018 Oscars

The 90th Academy Awards is in full swing. But before that, let’s take a look at the most important part of the annual event (yes, it is!) – the red carpet dresses. Here’s a look at the top five looks of the evening. Bold White  Who: Mary J. BligeWearing: Atelier Versace Looking stunning in an all-white design was Blige. With her hair and makeup at its most minimal, she looked simply radiant.   Goddess In White Who: Laura DernWearing: Calvin Klein It seems that white is a popular colour on this year’s red carpet. Dern appeared in a stunning dress featuring soft, cascading folds.   Regal Chic Who: ZendayaWearing: Giambattista Valli Zendaya proved her status as a red-carpet icon with an off-shoulder Grecian design. The sleek topknot was a nice touch indeed.   Classic Elegance Who: Allison WilliamsWearing: Armani Prive Old-school Hollywood sophistication at its finest. Williams looked the very picture of a real-life princess with a simple yet chic ballgown.   Red Carpet Drama Who: Allison JanneyWearing: Reem Acra Drama? At the Oscars? How apt. Janney brought on some style flair with her billowing sleeves and a fiery red colour.  

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Avid angler explains how microfishing targets the smallest fish

Gerry Hansell has too many worms. Otherwise, he’s well equipped for a lucky weekday afternoon spent fishing – microfishing, to be specific: the art of chasing not trophy bass or trout, but tiny species most fishermen regard as bait, if they regard them at all. Hansell’s rod is so small, ...

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These flowers are not real but the joy they bring to people is

He watched wide-eyed in bemused horror as the guests, dressed in their Sunday best for a wedding, enthusiastically clambered onto chairs and plucked colourful flowers off the wall. But rather carefully, of course, because they were all made of paper. “We had decorations everywhere – they were hanging on the ...

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