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.

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 20 -- Tourism Malaysia is partnering with global travel platform Expedia Group for two key tourism collaborations in efforts to drive international tourist arrivals to Malaysia in the coming years. 

PENDANG, Aug 20 -- A 13-year-old boy from Padang Pusing, here is showing incredible creativity and talent by producing small replicas of various types of heavy machinery and vehicles using shoe boxes.

SEPANG, Aug 19 (Bernama) -- The Sri Dasmesh Pipe Band, who were crowned the winner of the World Pipe Band Championships in Scotland on Saturday, described the group's success as the best prize for the country in conjunction with the 62nd Independence Day on Aug 31.

From Siti Radzeah Rahmat

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Brunei), Aug 19 (Bernama) -- The beautiful, idyllic setting of Kampong Ayer here and the uniqueness of its architectural designs has won a fan in Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, who was left charmed by the famous settlement and its people during his visit there today. 

The Batik Fun Walk, which is entering its 17th year, continues to serve as a platform to promote and raise public awareness of the unique features of Malaysian batik.