Decluttering is hard work

WHEN I moved to Kuala Lumpur from Penang, I arrived with one duffel bag of clothes. Inside were three pairs of long pants and polo shirts respectively, a few sarongs, and a packet of adult diapers. That was all I... more »

Beating plastic pollution

WHILST the 1940s and 1950s saw the mass production of plastics, it was in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that various forms of plastic were invented. Three inventors were attributed to the creation of plastic. Alexander Parkes, an... more »

The Kuching food circus is back in town

THE very popular and much anticipated annual event on the Kuching South City Council (MBKS) calendar has always been the Kuching Festival Food Fair (KFF). I call it the annual food lovers’ circus when Kuching foodies converge with one common... more »

Thoughts on critical thinking

IN nearly every aspect of our lives, critical thinking is important especially now that we are being bombarded with an abundance of information every day. ‘Critical thinking’ as a term has been debated since the days of the ancient Greek... more »

Vicissitudes at Carcosa

“WE shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us,” said Sir Winston Churchill. Carcosa has played its part in the history of the Federated Malay States, the Federation of Malaya, and then Malaysia; and each marking an evolution in... more »
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