Category Archives: Lifestyle

COVID-19: Penang Hill Festival postponed

GEORGE TOWN The Penang Hill Festival 2020 (PHF2020) has been postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   In a statement today, Penang Hill Corporation (PHC) said the event would be rescheduled subject to compliance with guidelines by

Fans says ‘hello’ to Adele’s transformation

KUALA LUMPUR Internet users across the globe, including Malaysians, were thrilled and surprised when English singer-songwriter Adele shared a photograph showing off her physical transformation, making her look almost unrecognisable.   Fans were stunned when the Grammy Award winner, known

Reservations open for Pokémon Rooms at APARTMENT HOTEL MIMARU

KUALA LUMPUR,  Reservations for Pokémon Rooms at APARTMENT HOTEL MIMARU locations in Japan are now open for stays, beginning Dec 24 onward. This follows the announcement by Cosmos Initia Co Ltd, in collaboration with The Pokémon Company. Five MIMARU locations

LZS aims to attract Muslims to pay zakat via GoPayz

KUALA LUMPUR,  Lembaga Zakat Selangor (LZS) aims to attract 1.2 million Muslim U Mobile subscribers in Selangor to pay their zakat (tithe) by using GoPayz, U Mobile’s universal e-wallet. LZS chief executive officer (CEO) Saipolyazan Mat Yusop said the collaboration

HIMSS, Forrester to study digital doctor-patient relationship

KUALA LUMPUR,  HIMSS and Forrester recently announced a research partnership to investigate the evolving digital doctor-patient relationship. The research effort will survey global health system leaders to measure digital health technology adoption and emerging strategies for measuring and managing patient

Qatar expects higher FDI inflows, capitalising on World Cup

KUALA LUMPUR,  With the impending 2022 World Cup quickly approaching, host nation Qatar is aiming for higher foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to the country’s infrastructure development, taking advantage of its open and competitive market, said Ambassador of Qatar to

Trade in Asia-Pacific declines for the first time since 2009

KUALA LUMPUR,  Trade in the Asia-Pacific region has declined in terms of value and volume for the first time since the 2009 global economic crisis. According to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP),

Index Exchange expands to Japan via Managing Director appointment

KUALA LUMPUR,  Index Exchange, a global advertising marketplace recently announced plans to expand its operations in Japan by the appointment of Haruyo Kagawa as Managing Director, Japan. In her new role, Kagawa will focus on the expansion of the Index

LeddarTech to exhibit automotive LiDAR detection, classification technology

KUALA LUMPUR,  LeddarTech® will join the Canadian Automotive Parts and Manufacturers Association (APMA) and Karma Automotive at CES 2020 as an exhibitor from Jan 7 to Jan 10, 2020 in Las Vegas. APMA in collaboration with Karma Automotive and the

PNB to gradually increase foreign equity holding

KUALA LUMPUR,  Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) is planning to gradually increase its foreign equity holding, especially in the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe, as well as looking into emerging markets. PNB group chairman Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar