By Sakini Mohd Said

KOTA BAHARU (Bernama) -- Award-winning batik designer and entrepreneur Amir Harith Mat Kashim was labelled as crazy by his peers in the east coast region when he announced his desire to create superhero-themed batik designs.

Dismissing his idea as "senseless", his critics even warned that his unconventional motifs could damage the reputation of the highly-esteemed textile craft.

But then, being someone who liked to challenge himself to do things that are considered "illogical", the enterprising 30-year-old master craftsman went ahead with his superhero-inspired creations which, much to his delight, were very well-received by his customers.   

KUALA BERANG, Sept 2  -- The Terengganu state government is urged to take proactive action to turn the Tasik Kenyir area, here, into a geopark to ensure preservation of its natural heritage and history.

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 2  -- 'Whenever I have time, I would savour authentic Malaysian food in Nasi Kandar Pelita in Chennai and have been a regular customer there all this while," says India's musical prodigy Lydian Nadhaswaram, known as the Mini Maestro.

Three new attractions have been added to Borneo Ant House, a mini educational theme park located about 7.5 km from here.

KUCHING, Sept 1 -- The Sarawak state government has never failed to support any entity that wants to promote Sarawak and the latest being Produksi Seni 2020, which is producing a flick titled ‘Sumpahan Jerunei’ (Curse of the Jerunei) that revolves around the history of the Melanau people.

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 -- The KLCC skyline will glitter with a kaleidoscope of colours and spectacular lights and sound to mark the nation’s 62 years of independence tomorrow, at the Esplanade, KLCC Park.

KOTA BHARU, Aug 29 -- Good news for food lovers in Kelantan as they will have a chance to sample scrumptious delicacies from ASEAN member countries in the 10-day ASEAN Food & Heritage Festival 2019.