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Chronic Cough in Children – Is It Just a Normal Cough and Cold?

Why does my child always have cough and cold? Cough and cold in children are one of the most common symptoms that parents might bring to attention. However, we should not ignore cough and cold in children because it might have certain underlying causes that need to be differentiated. What are the common reasons that cause chronic cough? There can be many reasons for this. For example, exposure to other

Johor Palaces, Then & Now

Soroptimist International Iskandar Puteri recently organised a talk with Datin Patricia Lim, the great granddaughter of local Johor figure Wong Ah Fook on several royal palaces that are located within the state. The talk was held at EPL Café along Jalan Abdul Samad where Datin Patricia explained the history of Johor Bahru from the days of Raja Temenggung Tun Daeng Ibrahim in 1866 and how the state was planned and how

TTC and ThreadRight Foundation Support Wildlife SOS - India

The TreadRight Foundation, created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands has announced that it will support TreadRight Heritage Initiative partner Wildlife SOS – India this coming Earth Day. For every booking made on 22nd April 2017 with TTC’s family of award winning brands around the world including Contiki, Insight Vacations and Trafalgar, The TreadRight Foundation will donate US$1 to Wildlife SOS – India to help save elephants in abusive

Where Have All Our Playgrounds Gone? 1

Two of our family’s favourite recreational destinations were the Istana Garden and Lido Beach day-long picnics and casual evening outings. The Istana Garden was a public park with strict closing hours but the beach was literally open 24-hours! Matured trees that shaded footpaths on undulating terrain in Istana Garden’s well-manicured park provided a natural environment for exercise buffs. With a deep sense of camaraderie among regulars who enjoyed outdoor exercise

World’s Premier Summer Football Tournament comes to SEA 1

Relevent Sports and Catalyst Media Group (CMG) announced the expansion of the 2017 International Champions Cup (ICC) into Southeast Asia. Singapore will be the third country to host the tournament in Asia-Pacific and will be the only country in Southeast Asia to host a leg of the prestigious annual tournament for the next four years (2017 – 2020). The ICC is the world’s premier summer football tournament and brings the

Do You Have the Neymar Jr.’s Shot?

Upon its inaugural success last year, Neymar Jr.’s Five is back in the search for the next Malaysian representatives to be flown to World Finals at Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr. in Brazil. Starting this April and for the very first time, the tournament commences and is open to teams of five to seven players aged 18 to 25 with two over-aged players allowed in each squad while national Finals will

Get Ready Asia! - Online Auditions for AXN’s Asia’s Got Talent Season 2 to start on 10th April

AXN will kick off its search for Asia’s next global superstar from 10th April 2017, as the leading general entertainment channel calls for online auditions for the highly anticipated second season of Asia’s Got Talent. The record-breaking series, which crowned Filipino shadow dance group, El Gamma Penumbra, the grand winner in the first season with a cash prize of USD100,000, will once again unite Asia in a celebration of talent

Hotel Granada Joins the World for ‘Earth Hour’ 1

On 25th March 2017, Hotel Granada Johor Bahru (Hotel Granada) joined millions around the world to send a powerful message about a brighter future for the planet. The hotel turned off its lights in observance of Earth Hour, the global environmental awareness event created by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Keyin Tay, Group Brand Specialist at Hotel Granada, said, “We are aware that the increase in greenhouse gases caused by

Johor MICCI Celebrates Rooster Chinese New Year

MICCI Johor Southern Region (“MICCI Southern”) in collaboration with one of its members, MAH SING GROUP, had organised a successful Chinese New Year Luncheon at Holiday Villa Hotel, Johor Bahru, recently to develop and promote MICCI Southern to its members and non- members. The luncheon was mainly held to foster fellowship among chamber members and also to encourage business networking where MICCI Southern serves to function as the preferred commercial

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