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Sembulan Tengah, Kota Kinabalu’s village in the city

Once known as a "black area" full of drug addicts and criminals, Kampung Sembulan Tengah in Kota Kinabalu is where home is for a community of refugee migrants in Sabah

Festive cheer at Malay-majority Chinese school

Chinese New Year celebration at SJK (C) Sin Min in Lubok China, Melaka.

Master Siow’s roaring business

Siow Ho Phiew makes the lion head costumes from his factory in Selangor. Better known as Master Siow, he is today among the few in Malaysia who inherited the intricate art.

Good-bye, 2019

The people and events of 2019, in pictures.

An Orang Asli Christmas

Orang Asli pastor Bakar Mogot and his congregation celebrate Christmas at their church in Bukit Bangkong, Sepang.

A December for AGMs

From Dec 4 to 9, 2019, three major political parties held their annual general meetings in Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Shah Alam. Umno held...

Ohana Vet Clinic, where animals are family

Animal lovers Khasmani Ahmad and Dr Jawahir Abdullah provide their 'patients' with tender loving care in addition to the necessary medical attention.

Eddie Putera, the god of small things

Former photographer Eddie Putera spends his days working with miniatures to create models known as dioramas. His creations are often displayed in exhibitions and museums.

The last tombstone maker

Kuah Leong Chuan, probably the last granite tombstone maker in the country, chisels out each grave marker by hand and inscribes the customer's name in Jawi.

Far from home, the lights still shine for Deepavali

Govindaraj is just one of thousands of migrant workers from India who will be celebrating Deepavali far from friends and family.

No news tomorrow: Goodbye Utusan

After 80 years, the curtain fell on Oct 9, 2019 on one of Malaysia's best known dailies. Utusan Malaysia, as well as its sister paper Kosmo!, will no longer appear on news stands. These are the final moments of their staff on their last day at work.

Breakin’ up is hard to do

Over 60 items that once held significance for people in relationships become part of an exhibition to recognise and showcase the pain experienced when these relationships die.

The Umno-PAS ceasefire

Thousands of members from both parties flock to the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur to witness their leaders signing the historic agreement.

Stripes fit for a patriot

Amirah Nabilah Mohd Amrani's nimble fingers turn flags into patriotic costumes for Merdeka Day.

The man who gives pedicures to horses

Kamal Bahrin's love for horses is evident in the way he takes care of them, from head to feet.

Hoppy, the three-legged dog

The story of a handicapped dog, abused by one family but showered with love by another. Every dog has its day.

Laveneishyan, the ‘Robot Kid’

Robotics whiz Laveneishyan demonstrates how to build a Line Following Robot, larger versions of which can carry parcels and goods or even children.

Ketupat, the diamond-shaped pouch for Hari Raya

Explore the art and tradition of making ketupat, a much-loved Hari Raya staple.

Masjid India’s Bubur Lambuk for city folks

Everyday throughout Ramadan, thousands of people line up to get packs of Bubur Lambuk cooked in the kitchen of Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur.

Midnight at the LRT tracks

FMT meets the unsung heroes who keep the LRT trains on track.

A clown’s life

Children will be children, and there will always be a space in their hearts for clowns like Munawar. We followed him as he clowned around in central KL.

How one Facebook post changed a family’s life

Just a few months ago, S Sukumarah and his family were struggling to survive on the meagre income the former security guard earned from washing cars.

Island life in Tuba

From LIMA’91 to ’19

Since its debut in 1991, the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) has been showcasing the latest technologies in the industry, and has grown into the biggest exhibition of its kind in the Asia Pacific region.

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