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The Story of Frida Kahlo

Everybody agrees that Frida Kahlo is an example of a woman enduring multiple aspects of misfortunes be it self-image, failure to conceive, gender role and a cheating husband. Women’s sufferings are often overlooked in the world we live in today, especially in our culture that practices patriarchy. She was bold to reveal her ongoing struggles and illustrated them in her paintings that reflect women’s suffering and she used herself as

JARO’s Chinese New Year Luncheon at New York Hotel

The Johor Area Rehabilitation Organisation (JARO) hosted its annual Chinese New Year Luncheon at New York Hotel Johor Bahru, where 55 of JARO’s disabled employees and 80 guests from the Chinese business community gathered to enjoy the festivities. JARO Chairman Dato’ Jimmy Low thanked all who have supported JARO over the years in aiding the organisation with its operational costs. “Thank you New York Hotel Management for sponsoring the lunch

Ayam Brand Celebrates 125 Years of Being Part of Malaysian Families 1

Ayam Brand is celebrating 125 years of being part of the South East Asian region, and especially Malaysia. The brand announced the theme of ‘We Care, We Are Family’ to mark its quasquicentennial milestone. Established in 1892, Ayam Brand is easily recognised by its rooster or ‘Ayam’ logo. It is one of the oldest continuously produced consumer brands in Asia with offices in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Australia, China,

In India, Colours Rule!

Wego.com, the leading travel search site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, has revealed the significance of colours as India approaches the Holi Festival, and why many cities have their own colour code. “India’s annual Holi Festival is one of the country’s most universally celebrated festivals and an enormous drawcard for international visitors,” said Ashwin Jayasankar, General Manager of Wego India. Holi takes place during spring each year with

First Intensive Care Unit in JBGH

My memories of the Johor Bahru General Hospital [The Iskandarian, Dec 2016], triggered by the recent fire tragedy in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU), caught the attention of reader, Dr Anand Sachithanandan. Dr Anand, a Kuala Lumpur-based cardiothoracic surgeon who grew up in JB, shared with me his memories of the JBGH in particular about the ICU, because his father, the late Dr T. Sachithanandan, founded the ICU in

LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort Brings you Closer to the Dark Knight through the LEGO Batman Movie Days!

LEGO BATMAN stars in his own big-screen adventure.  But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, BATMAN may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. The LEGO BATMAN Movie stars Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson and Ralph Fiennes. In celebration of

Night Run to Promote Healthier Lifestyle

The inaugural Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run (MHWHNR) by AIA Vitality series came to an end at Puteri Harbour, recently. The third leg of the series saw a total of over 5000 runners taking part, bringing together more than 26,000 participations across all three locations. The MHWHNR challenged the participants to push their limits over a 5km, 12km or 21km course in order to help everyone lead a healthier

Get Up and Stand Up For Your Rights

Scenario 1: A woman abused by her husband decided to take legal action and bring the case to court. An elderly woman said “You shouldn’t have done that. He is the father of your children.” Scenario 2:  A 14 year old girl was brought to a clinic. She was captured overnight by a known male friend aged 19 years old. The mother asked the doctor to examine the girl’s virginity

Say Hello to Hello Kitty Themed Rooms!

Calling all Hello Kitty fans as Hotel Jen’s Hello Kitty themed rooms are officially launched and ready for check-ins! There are 12 vibrant Hello Kitty themed rooms that were designed in partnership with SANRIO and marked as the first of its kind in Southeast Asian region that comes in three concepts of ‘Sailor’, ‘Pink Series’, and ‘Hello Kitty in Oz’. “Together with SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN and Hello Kitty Red

What is Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)?

Chronic kidney disease is a condition that explains the damage and gradual loss of kidney functions and the decrease of its ability to keep a person healthy. This can be detected early via urine, blood and radiological examination. What are the kidneys functions? The kidneys are the “factories” that: Removes waste products from the body Remove drugs from the body Balance the body’s fluids/water It regulates blood pressure Produce Vitamin