MALAYSIANA Why do vel kavadi bearers feel no pain while being pierced by sharp skewers or hooks?
MALAYSIANA While many of us associate Thaipusam with crowds at temples and the awe-inspiring sight of kavadi bearers, how many of us actually understand the significance of the occasion?
MALAYSIANA The Pesta Kaamatan or Tadau Kaamatan is celebrated annually in Sabah to thank the spirit of the rice.
DISCOVER MALAYSIA Graffiti is often viewed negatively, and associated to juvenile acts and vandalism. But, Malaysia offers graffiti artists a unique platform to express themselves, both as a form of ...
MALAYSIANA To commemorate its 40th anniversary in 2011, The Star published a coffee table book honouring its “hotshots” or photographers. (27 Photos)
MALAYSIANA A time for family reunions, the lion dance, firecrackers, mahjong, mandarin oranges and giving/receiving ang pow, the Lunar New Year – or Chinese New Year (CNY), as it is more ...
MALAYSIANA A look at the rituals and rites of different communities as they prepare to send off family members who have passed on.
MALAYSIANA While offerings of fruits and kuih may be popular during the Qing Ming Festival, the Hakka community prefer their traditional pancakes which some believe can help ‘ward off’ wandering ...
MALAYSIANA The history of the red packet, a. k. a. ang pow, is believed to date back to the Sung Dynasty in China.