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Book Talk with Student Leaders 4

“A leader who reads widely expresses opinions clearly,” said Teacher-in-charge of Book Talk in SMK Dato Jaafar Johor Bahru, as she shared with me, how it aims to inculcate the reading habit among student leaders. Teacher Navinder Kaur d/o Dhiraj Singh said that students from Forms Two to Six, who are keen to develop leadership skills, may opt to join the student leader group. I met Navinder several years ago

Pulau Kukup National Park – the Mangroves Meet the Sea 4

There is more to Kukup than just seafood. Kukup Island is a rare gem – a mangrove island and a Ramsar site that is home to wild boars and other intriguing creatures, and it’s just a few minutes’ boat ride from the area’s popular restaurants. Kukup Island has mythical origins too because its mystical ambience seems to envelope you as soon as you land in the island and step on

Gadgets Galore and New Ferries at Berjaya Waterfront 3

Berjaya Waterfront had announced a total overhaul with its all new Techworld section, boasting 25 gadget tenants across two floors, making it the new one-stop tech centre in Johor with the comforts of duty free shopping prices. “It’s a proud moment for all of us who have worked tirelessly to ensure that the Techworld is up to standards against other international duty free shopping centres across the region. In total,

The Working Girl’s Guide to Surviving Singapore on a Budget

For most Johorians and Malaysians in general, securing a job opportunity in Singapore spells a massive transformation in career progression and financial stability – especially in terms of the triple earning power when compared to earning in Malaysian Ringgit. Despite that being the case, most Malaysians working in Singapore find a constant struggle between juggling their salary and surviving the renowned expensive lifestyle of Singapore. With that in mind, savings

Team Panthera, Wins National Pride in International Challenge 4

A team of teenagers from SMK Seri Perling did their school, state and nation very proud when they emerged as First Runner-up in an engineering competition held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, last December. Organised by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the Four-by-Four (4×4) In Schools Technology Challenge aimed to introduce students the world over to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and get them interested in an engineering career.

Slaying A Silent Killer 6

Malaysians have a silent killer lurking among them. On average, it is estimated to strike nine out of every 100 Malaysians. Needless to say, this is a truly serious issue of alarming concern for the government and health professionals alike.  This silent killer is Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and the number of patients suffering from the disease are truly frightening, to say the least. According to Dr. Thiruventhiran Thilaganathan, Vice

Kidney Failure – Are Women More at Risk? 2

When it comes to Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), women may be more likely to develop the illness than men. According to studies by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, the average prevalence of CKD in women is 14% as opposed to 12% in men. Interestingly, researchers also found that men were likely to go on dialysis earlier in the course of their illness compared to women, for reasons that

First Duathlon at Educity 5

The inaugural EduCity Duathlon took 450 endurance race athletes on several scenic routes on their run and cycle legs in Iskandar Puteri, Johor. Attracting athletes from Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, New Zealand and England, the Duathlon helped promote a healthy lifestyle as well as a healthy competition among the athletes to battle it out for the top titles. Mayor of Iskandar Puteri, Haji Adib Azhari bin Daud flagged off the

Seas of Green… Grass! SEAGRASS… 4

Nestled between Singapore and the southwestern shore of Johor are vast meadows of seagrass that gets revealed only at the very lowest tides. This is a unique environment that is extremely special and vital for local fishermen and seafood lovers. ‘Beting’ is the local word for seagrass meadow – and beting Tg. Kupang in Johor is the longest contiguous seagrass meadow in the whole of Peninsular Malaysia. Johor also has

Hisyam Samsudin, and Jihin Radzuan from Johor Bahru, Feature in Media Open Workout Ahead of ONE: Visions Of Victory 5

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship (ONE), recently held an open workout featuring bantamweight contender Hisyam “Zephyrus” Samsudin and 19-year-old “Shadow Cat” Jihin Radzuan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In conjunction with, the two Malaysian ONE Championship athletes also showcased their talent and skills in a workshop entitled “She Fights — A Self-Defense Education for Women Workshop 2018” on 27 February 2018. Both Samsudin and Radzuan have scheduled