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Study tables for two schools
Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye (fifth from left) having a chat with SJK(C) Kheng Chee students and the school's management committee.  

Developer donates sets of desks and chairs to Kepong and Puchong schools SP SETIA Foundation has sponsored 500 sets of study desks and chairs worth RM42,000 for SJK(C) Kepong 1, Kepong, and 1,800 sets of study desks and chairs worth RM153,000 for SJK(C) Kheng Chee, Puchong. SP Setia Foundation chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye…

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StarProperty Fair 2014 in Johor Bahru
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By MELVIN CHOW melvinchow@starmedia.my THE recently concluded StarProperty Fair 2014 held at the Setia City Convention Centre in Shah Alam, Selangor, returns again with promises of being a one-stop destination for discerning homebuyers and investors. The next instalment of StarProperty Fair 2014 is scheduled to be held at the Johor Bahru City Square in Johor…

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Eco-friendly award finalists attend workshop with industry mentors
Redefining sustainability: Cynthia Lim (second row, sixth from left) and Bon Eng (second row, fifth from left) with the Green Space finalists during the workshop.  

The 2014 Anugerah Hijau Green Space Category had a total of 46 inspiring eco-friendly campus designs from schools, universities and colleges across Malaysia. Following the nationwide search, 10 outstanding designs which best represented the Green Space category’s “Academy of Sustainability” theme were shortlisted for the finalists workshop held recently with industry leading mentors. The Green…

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Fundraising initiative aims to instal rainwater harvesting systems in three homes
A Laneige team member looking at a model of the rainwater harvesting system.  

BY JUSTIN CHEW LANEIGE Malaysia, in partnership with the Malaysian Environmental NGOs (Mengo), recently launched its water accessibility initiative called the Waterful Sharing Campaign. Together, Laneige Malaysia and Mengo aim to raise RM60,000 through a three-month campaign for the installation of rainwater harvesting systems in three welfare homes — Trinity Community Children Home Society, Shelter…

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Mall’s integrated heritage building a Malaysian pride
Choices aplenty: Burhanuddin (in blue shirt) briefing customers on the 80-inch Sharp Big AQUOS Quattron Pro LCD TV.  

GURNEY Paragon Mall in Penang has earned a spot in the Malaysia Book of Records for being the first shopping mall in the country with an integrated heritage building. The three-storey 97-year-old building used to be part of the St Joseph Novitiate (St Jo’s) which was developed into a lifestyle mall by Hunza Properties Bhd….

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Mini George Town on display
Guan Eng (in black coat)
together with the other
VIPs admiring the 3D
model of the George
Town World Heritage
Site at the newly
opened GTWHI
Interpretative Centre
in Carnarvon Street  

New centre boasts 3D model of Unesco heritage site By CHRISTOPHER TAN christan@thestar.com.my   A new interpretative centre to promote George Town as a Unesco World Heritage Site is now open to the public. The centre boasts of a 16ft by 18ft (4.87m by 5.48m) 3D model of the heritage site. George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI) general manager Lim Chooi…

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New mall in USJ 21 opens after 15-year construction delay
(From left) Woo, Yam, Foong, Nazri, Yeoh, Tan, Shila, Tee and Matthew at the grand opening ceremony of Main Place at USJ 21, Subang Jaya.  

Main Place in USJ 21 is set to be a significant new landmark in the township. The four-storey mid-size neighbourhood mall recently opened its doors. Speaking at the grand opening, Bina Puri Properties Sdn Bhd chairman Tan Sri James Foong Cheng Yuen said that Main Place was aptly named. “It is the main place for…

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‘Curious’ retail experience
Badlisham being served tea at a demonstration of Baba Nyonya wedding held at Bibik Heritage.  

BY YIP YOKE TENG Your next vacation will start at the airport if you are flying off via KLIA2, as the newly launched Destination Curious campaign is set to make your retail experience there even more exciting. The campaign, which celebrates the airport’s opening, includes a series of retail activities to be held at the terminal…

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An avenue to great shopping
From (left) Yap, and Wang with the pink Avenue K baloons at the launch.  

BY SHALINI RAVINDRAN KL-ITES can now add the newly refurbished Avenue K Shopping Mall to their repertoire of shopping destinations and dining options after the launch by Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor recently. Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, opposite the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, Avenue K (AK) is the city’s…

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KL Sentral poised for upgrades
(From left) Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib and MRCB group managing director Tan Sri Mohamad Salim during the brisk tour of  the KL Sentral Station and Nu Sentral Mall.  

BY YVONNE YOONG     MALAYSIAN Resources Corporation Bhd (MRCB) hosted a working visit by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak to the two-month old Nu Sentral Mall, one of Malaysia’s first malls to be platinum-rated by the BCA (Building and Construction Authority) for its sustainable features. The working visit last Thursday saw…

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