Human Writes: Malaysia is 8th worst in the world for plastic waste

We have a huge problem with plastic waste on this planet. It’s everywhere. You’d have to be blind not to see it. Empty drink packets on the streets. Plastic bags and Styrofoam food packets in the park. Beaches that look like rubbish dumps, with waste strewn all over.

Tencent loses US$51bil in market value in two days

Tencent Holdings Ltd’s shares fell more than 4%, wiping out around US$23bil of market value, after the Chinese Internet firm’s largest shareholder, Naspers Ltd, lowered its stake for the first time in 17 years.

Astro Malaysia slides

Investors seem to be bracing for tougher times ahead for Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd as the media broadcasting scene continues to evolve.

MREITs take a real beating

Opinion is divided over the attractiveness of Malaysian real estate investment trusts (MREITs) even after the price of many of them had taken a pummelling.

Malaysian scientist bags top award

The young scientist from Penang won the Women of the Future Award South East Asia in the Science, Technology and Digital category, beating four other talented women who were also nominated in the same category.

Chern, 34, a senior lecturer at Universiti Sains Malaysia was among 12 Malay...

Major facelift for Sungei Wang Plaza

CMMT invests RM54.5mil as retail mall segment faces intense rivalry. “It is a major refurbishment and we have sought the services of a Thai designer. If you go to Bangkok’s malls, you can see the retail scene there is very vibrant and creative,” said Teh. CapitaLand Malaysia Mal...

761 developments in Selangor delayed, thanks to water crisis

A total of 761 new development projects in Selangor have been delayed as of January 31, due to the worsening crisis surrounding the state’s water supply.

Facebook, Google warn Singapore against 'fake news' law

Internet giants Facebook and Google on Thursday warned Singapore against introducing new laws to combat "fake news", saying that existing legislation is adequate to address the problem.

Indonesian women in Sulawesi village face daily swim for clean water

Indonesian villager Mama Hasria swims upstream with about 200 empty jerry cans tied to her back, a daily trip she and other local women make to get clean water for their community on Sulawesi island.

Australia to invest RM90.5 million in Asean Smart Cities Network

Canberra today announced a A$30 million (RM90.5 million) investment to help develop cities across Southeast Asia in smart and sustainable ways.

India's urban go rural

Urban youth who willingly drop out of corporate rat race pursue this back-to-the-roots career. Quite often, it’s a joint decision with the spouse. This drives this sector, partially, but significantly.

SPLASH warns of water cut over RM75m unpaid power bills

Gamuda Bhd’s 40%-owned Syarikat Pengeluar Air Sungai Selangor Holdings (SPLASH) has warned Klang Valley residents of the possibility of another water disruption after its operation and maintenance (O&M) operators were slapped with legal claims from Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) over unpaid ...

Ipoh girl wins Michelin Star for new restaurant in Paris

From the hawker stalls of Singapore to the fine dining restaurants of Paris, Malaysian chefs are making their mark in the highly coveted Michelin Guide.

Elon Musk: 'Mark my words - A.I. is far more dangerous than nukes'

Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk has doubled down on his dire warnings about the danger of artificial intelligence.

Lafarge Malaysia appoints new president and CEO

Lafarge Malaysia Bhd has announced the appointment of Mario Gross as president and chief executive officer (CEO), effective April 1, 2018, succeeding Thierry Legrand.

Singapore Bourse to Ease Rules in Pursuit of Tech IPOs

SGX plans to loosen additional criteria including market value. Nearly one-fifth of U.S. listings in ’17 had dual-class stock.

Ant Financial Consumer Lending Reaches $95 Billion

Ant’s outstanding consumer loans outstrip China’s No. 2 bank. Regulatory tightening is said to slow consumer loan ABS sales.

Exclusive - China's CEFC was scrambling for loans as authorities swooped

CEFC China Energy, the once-acquisitive conglomerate, was prepared to pay annual rates of as much as 36 percent for short-term funding in a sign of the cash crunch faced by the company as authorities were closing in on its chairman, according to multiple people with knowledge of the matter.


S'pore a top choice for residential property investment among the ultra wealthy

SINGAPORE remains a favoured destination for property investments among the world's ultra wealthy, taking fifth spot based on an overall global ranking published in The Wealth Report 2018 by Knight Frank.

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In The Middle Of The Thames, Monkey Island Promises Plenty of Tricks

The Thames is England’s artery. Starting in Gloucestershire and widening out into the English Channel, centuries of history wash along its shores. Most intriguing are its islands that crop up along its 346km length, and none more so than Monkey Island, which in June, will reopen as a 30-roo...

A Historical Gourmet Trail

Of all the gin joints, The Majestic Malacca's Bar at the Mansion aims to please the most discerning of imbibers, without forgetting the gourmands either.

Turn Your Malaccan Weekends Into A Majestic Affair With Gin O'Clock

The Majestic Malacca introduces an engaging new concept at their bar with a limited edition gin specially made for them and several delicious cocktails.

ERL Expects Ridership Hikes With New Trains

Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL) expects ridership to increase five per cent this year with the new KLIA Ekspres trains.

YTL's ERL Unveils New KLIA Ekspres Train

Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh said, "We are very proud of all our unsung heroes in YTL's ERL team.  Since 2002, 88 million passengers have trusted us with this service. We have a punctuality record of 99.7%, one of the best in the world. The existing trains have travelled a total of 7 m...

Jeweller with a heart of gold

LESS THAN a month after opening their first boutique in Malaysia, jeweller Roberto Coin is introducing a special limited-edition pendant to their collection, to mark the lunar new year and for a good cause.

YTL reveals plans for new arena in Bristol

The Bristol Post said YTL has unveiled the first glimpse of its impressive plan to transform the iconic Brabazon hangar into a world-class venue for the city.