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Authentic Flavours of Kampungku by Glass Restaurant, Thistle Johor Bahru 2

When Ramadan and Raya Aidilfitri are around the corner, Thistle Johor Bahru is offering a spread of nostalgic all-time favourite kampung dishes just to heat up the environment before the festive seasons. Pamper yourselves with Thistle’s signature savoury Rendang Rusa or indulge in a traditional Daging Masak Hitam for an authentic kampung palate with steamed white rice. To name a few more, Gulai Daging, Kambing Masak Kurma and Kerutub Itik

Hybrid Fashion is So Decades Ago!

Fashion revolves around time or recycled from the past to create a new extravagant trend of clothing pieces. But do you know that our ancestors were far less conservative and more unconventional in their fashion choices? Soroptomist International Iskandar Puteri recently hosted the second talk series on Asia’s cultural heritage entitled ‘Dressing Badly in the Ports: Experimental Hybrid Fashion’ presented by Singaporean Peranakan scholar and art historian, Peter Lee. “Nowadays

The Squares of Sweetness 6

From the original fluffy Belgian to fusion waffle, everyone has the tendency to crave for a plate of waffles once in a blue moon and here are some of our favourite picks. Fork & Dagger by Agora (No. 11, Jalan Dhoby, Johor Bahru) When you’re in town, head to Fork & Dagger for a plateful of Waffle Magnum topped with four different fruit cutlets and chocolate syrup drizzled on a

Pasir Gudang Highway: The Waiting Game is Back

The famous route; Federal Route 17 or the Pasir Gudang highway had made headlines previously for receiving a makeover of lane expansion from four-lanes to six-lane carriageway that was initiated since July 2012. Despite the completion delay for Phase 1 that covered a stretch between Kangkar Tebrau and Plentong interchange, we are yet to see better improvement soon as Phase 2A that spreads along 7.7km route from Plentong to Bandar

Get Ready for the Third Johor Tourism Award

The third Johor Tourism Award is back and will be taking place by year end with more award categories opened than the previous! “The awards’ ceremony is aimed to acknowledge the contribution and roles of the agencies and individuals that have contributed and helped the Johor State Government in promoting tourism domestically and internationally,” said State Tourism, Domestic Trade and Consumerism Committee Chairman, Datuk Tee Siew Kiong to the media

Untold Tales of Reality

KOMAS Freedom Film Fest (FFF) made a comeback this year and its first showcase down-south recently commenced at Southern University College that featured a series of short films entitled ‘Ida’s Choice’, ‘Kisah Ayahku’, and ‘Lak Boh Ki/Drop Nowhere’. As the Freedom Film Fest have been centering ideas around basic human rights and bringing up social issues happening around us as an eye-opener to the audiences, the trio short films produced

Time to Change Your Car into a Ford Mustang

In conjunction of the upcoming Carlist.my MAA Drive, Test & Buy Event 2017, the largest local grown muscle car dealer, 23 Motors Sdn. Bhd. recently teamed up with Carlist.my and launched a ‘Grand Prix Challenge 2017’ contest roadshow to give away a one-time opportunity of driving home a muscle car from a choice of Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro or a Dodge Challenger! The contest roadshow will be ‘roaring’ across 52

Green Light to Buy a Home Now

The Real Estate, Housing and Development’s Association (REHDA) Johor once again organised Malaysia Property Exhibition (MAPEX) 2017 at Aeon Tebrau City witnessing over 30 developers offering wide range of properties to the public. Noting the fluctuation of the economy in the country that may contribute hesitation among buyers to make decisions on property purchasing, REHDA Johor Branch Chairman, Dato’ Ir. Steve Chong Yoon said that now is a good time

Uniworld International School Joins Eco-School Programme 2

When many are forsaking the environment, the time has come for us to take a serious look at our actions and Uniworld International School has geared up and established themselves under the Eco-School Programme initiated by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recently. Kerry Asia Pacific came into the picture by assisting the school to achieve a recognisable International Green Flag award by mentoring the participants for a long-term collaboration in

Three Empowering Celebrations This Week

Mark your calendar as Johor Women Development Department will be partnering with Johor Bahru Happy and Joyous Club, and Mon Marche Enterprise to host a celebration of Autism Month, International Women’s Day and World Laughter Day 2017 from 5th to 7th May 2017 at Galleria @ Kotaraya. The three-day event will be packed with several activities such as colouring contest, pocket talk sessions, women forums, cycling, Drum Circle show, Laughter