- Reunion for Taiping Convent
- 美女主播: 陈丽亭
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- Giving life to superheroes
MUHAMMAD AZHAR ABDULLAH, 35
Marital status: Married, two daughters
Place of birth: Taiping, Perak. Grew up in Shah Alam.
He began drawing comics professionally in 2001 and that same year, he and some friends released their first self-published work called Urban Comics.
Azhar’s solo works include tales of local historical warriors and legends as found in Pendekar Melayu Terakhir and Liga Pendekar. The latter won Azhar multiple Pekomik awards in 2009.
- Call of the kitchen
New York’s latest über fancy restaurant is wowing the fine-dining crowd, thanks to a Taiping boy who is cooking up a storm with his brand of Chinese cuisine.
Ho is the proverbial product of the school of hard knocks. He grew up poor in Taiping, Perak, where his late father was a restaurant worker and his mother, now 76, was a vegetable seller. There were 10 mouths to feed and Ho, as the No. 9 kid, knew from young that he had to earn his keep.
- PAP founding chairman Toh Chin Chye
It was Dr Toh who pushed the group of young men who met in Mr Lee's basement in the 1950s to form a political party and enter the fray, PM Lee recalled.
But as Dr Toh fought for independence from the British, and later battled the leftists for political power, his family back in Taiping, in the Malaysian state of Perak, was kept in the dark of the risks he was taking, younger brother Toh Chin Kooi, 69, said in his eulogy.
- Taiping Connection
There is a touch of Malaysia in the appointment of Australia's new Foreign Affairs Minister Bob Carr.
His wife, Helena, is from Taiping, Perak.
The couple, both 64, met in 1972 while on vacation in Tahiti, the largest island in French Polynesia, and married the following year in Sydney.
Helena, of mixed Indian-Chinese parentage, came to Sydney in 1965 to study at Our Lady of Mercy College in Parramatta and later majored in Economics at the University of Sydney.
- Drawn to life in Paris
PACKING his bags for Paris at the age of 20 came as a shock to Saw Hooi Keng’s family. After all, it was almost halfway around the world and he had yet to complete his studies. However, Saw knew what he wanted to do and that was to be a fashion designer. Born and bred in Taiping, Perak, Saw studied at St George’s Institution until Form Five. He then went to Taylor’s College in Selangor for his A-levels but quit mid-way.
- Fazli and Fuad
Taiping-born Fazli, the Shell Advance Yamaha Maju Motor rider who has accumulated 101 points, hopes to consolidate his lead in the overall standings while second-placed Fuad, of Petronas Sprinta Yamaha AHM Racing, is bent on claiming pole position when the CP130 category race revs off in Teluk Intan from Aug 7-8.
- Baby makes his entrance sky high
Liew Siaw Hsia, a 31-year-old waitress from Taiping, took a Penang-Kuching flight on Wednesday evening when she was just 27 weeks pregnant, a week shy of the recommended travel ban for pregnant mothers.
- Pak Rashid is still looking for an identity - after 31 years in Taiping prison
Salleh's life outside isn't any more exciting than inside Taiping Prison. But, he is a free man.
"While I was in prison, even though I watched television, I always imagined how life outside would be like in the '70s". "But it's actually more challenging and difficult".
- City Woman: Where the heart is
Prema Lucas, a Malaysian-born musician, moving to the UK was a journey of self discovery – and one that has led to her proudest achievement to date; her second album, In Fusion. Signed to Warner Music (Malaysia) with a self-titled album under her belt, and with her first single, Alive Again, released in 1997, the Taiping-born singer/songwriter had come a long way from her student days of busking in Adelaide, Australia, where she studied history.
- Tragic news for national team as coach’s father dies
Tragedy has struck national hockey coach Tai Beng Hai. His father passed away yesterday at the Taiping General Hospital, a victim of a hit-and-run accident.
- Lillian Too - World of Feng Shui
everything i do must result in something good for someone, says lillian too. Feng shui has always been a big part of Too’s life. At eight, she was already influenced by her grandmother, who told her never to hang clothes out at night.
When Too applied for a job at Malaysian Industrial Digest, she put a red dot on her form. She believes that helped her beat about 100 other applicants. She credits feng shui for her top-of-the-class performance at Harvard, and for her conceiving Jennifer after 10 years of trying.
- Cop hero Yuen Yuet Leng honoured in film
Cop hero Yuen Yuet Leng honoured in film - Former Special Branch police commander Datuk Seri Yuen Yuet Leng, who was among the heroes in the Communist insurgency, particularly in Taiping, Perak, has been included in Astro's four-part docudrama series Suatu Ketika
- Hock-Aun Teh
Born in Western Malaysia, the artist lives and works in
Glasgow, making regular trips to South East Asia.