By Soon Li Wei

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- They have worked as salespersons, factory workers, runners and even quit university – all for the sake of pursuing their dream of building their own business empire.

The saying, 'Where there is a will, there is a way', fits Joseph Goh Liang Hao, 23, and his wife Debbie Ching Zhee Cheng, 21, to a T.

They may be young and even lack experience but their business skills cannot be underestimated for they are the founders and owners of a peanut butter production and marketing enterprise called Jobbie Nut Butter. 'Jobbie' is a contraction of both their first names.

By Rohani Mohd Ibrahim

MALE (Bernama) -- The scenic tropical island of Maafushi in the Maldives was a busy tourism hub before it was badly affected by the killer Indian Ocean tsunami that struck on Dec 26, 2018.

By Shaidathul Suhana Ros

This is the first of a two-part article on the Demang Abdul Ghani Gallery in Merlimau, which used to be the ancestral home of the descendants of the village headman who built the house 187 years ago. 

MELAKA (Bernama) -- The fragrant scent of 'bunga cempaka' (Magnolia champaca) and 'bunga tanjung' (Mimusops elengi/Spanish cherry) permeated the morning air as Prof Dr Noor Hassim Ismail sat sipping tea in the spacious verandah of what was once his ancestral home.

Turned into the Demang Abdul Ghani Gallery in 2011, the stunning wooden house depicting traditional Melaka architecture with a dash of Chinese influence was declared a national heritage by the federal government about two months ago.

Gripped by a wave of nostalgia, the 63-year-old university lecturer recalled his childhood days growing up in this house in Merlimau, Jasin. 

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 20 (Bernama) -- The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Kuala Lumpur ended with a bang, drawing over 500,000 people to the MINES International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC).

By Norsyafawati Ab Wahab

ADELAIDE (Australia) (Bernama) -- The decision to leave the country and try to make it abroad is not one that many will take lightly.

So when her husband made the decision to start a new life with his family in Adelaide, Australia, Kartini Mohd Mustafa hoped it was for the best.

This writer travelled to southern Australia recently and met up with Kartini, who has now been residing in the land Down Under for 25 years.

By Anasathia Anak Jenis

KUCHING (Bernama) -- With his nimble fingers, he deftly threads the yellow, black- and white-coloured beads.

Occasionally, he turns to his mobile phone screen to take a look at a YouTube demonstration on the making of a beaded necklace.

An hour later, the necklace, bearing a traditional Bidayuh motif, is ready. Dickson Noyen holds it up and flashes a smile, obviously satisfied with his handiwork.

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) -- Haagen-Dazs is introducing two new limited edition mochi flavours, Tiramisu Mochi ice cream and Cream Cheese Mochi ice cream this festive season.