By Sakini Mohd Said

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- My friend and I were sipping hot 'teh o' one evening at a stall in Wangsa Maju here when suddenly, in between taking mouthfuls of crunchy 'goreng pisang', we spied a poster plastered on a nearby tree advertising a durian fest.

'Just pay RM50 and eat all you want till you faint', screamed the poster. No true-blue durian lover, including my pal Adila Abdul, 33,  would want to miss such an irresistible offer.

Adila is so smitten with the king of fruits that she cannot possibly go past any durian seller without stopping by to buy a fruit or two, her favourite being the kampung varieties that can be found in abundance at roadside stalls.

MELAKA, Aug 21 -- The Melaka Food Festival 2019 which will be held at Jalan Kota Bandar Hilir this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) promises to titillate your taste buds.


KOTA BHARU, Aug 21 – The 1.5in metal nail which is used to secure the Sumatran rice and dishes packed in paper and sold at Kedai Makan Nasi Sumatera Hj Ismail shared by Foo Chiak Leong, 48 and Muhammad Yusuf Ismail, 30, is akin to the trust that binds the second-generation proprietors.

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 -- The Youth and Sports Ministry will rebrand the annual National Sports Day by introducing the 2019 Malaysia Sports Challenge (MySC’19), a month long sports and fitness programme aimed at transforming Malaysia into a sporting nation. 

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 (Bernama) -- PureCircle, the world’s leading producer and innovator of stevia sweeteners has launched a great-tasting branded gourmet ice cream with zero added sugar and sweetened with its next-generation stevia leaf sweeteners.

By Sakini Mohd Said

KOTA BAHARU (Bernama) -- Ask any rattan craftsman what is the most arduous part of their job and they will say it is the weaving process.

However, Megat Rahimi Megat Deris, who operates a rattan furniture workshop in Kampung Panji here, finds weaving relatively easy. It is the shellacking part that he finds most taxing because, according to the 38-year-old furniture maker, varnishing the finished products requires delicate skills.

"For me, the most difficult part (of making rattan furniture) is at the end when applying shellac on the rattan products. But many people think that is the easiest part and think that it can even be done by unskilled workers.

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 20 -- The people’s feast, which prepared the longest Nasi Ambeng (Indonesian cuisine) dish for an entry in the Malaysia Book of Records, was among the differences in the 2019 National Farmers, Livestock Breeders and Fishermen Day (NFLBFD) celebration in the state.