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Of sepoys and spices: The success story of a Penang dynasty

Fabulous wealth and great acts of charity mark the family history of the Shaiks of Penang.

Call it Kampung Harmoni instead, says Brickfields RT chief

S Kanakiahnaidu says minister Mujahid's idea of renaming a road as Jalan Harmoni may lead to people kicking up a fuss.

Stories of a fading culture, told on arms and legs

After more than 200 years, the art of 'Pantang Iban' (Iban traditional tattoos) is slowly dying among the younger generation who have converted to Christianity.

MP: Protect Kampung Baru from foreign influx

Rina Harun says the long-standing issue must be resolved immediately to protect jobs and business interests of local residents.

Perak MB ‘not pressured’ by Orang Asli land demands

State has been lenient and will not demolish houses of those who illegally occupied land, says Perak MB.

Tough times no match for KL’s candy uncle

At 74, Boo Long Tee runs Chiap Tong, one of the oldest biscuit and candy shops in the city, and he has no plans to retire.

Penang’s iconic town hall in sorry state

Neglected grade 1-listed national historic monument is in a bad state of disrepair.

Alor Setar: A heritage trail with a tale to tell

Self-guided Alor Setar Heritage Trail shows off some of the best sights Kedah's capital has to offer.

Malaysia’s heritage foods to be nominated for Unesco recognition

This is the first of a two-part article on the National Heritage Department’s effort to preserve local traditional foods.

Once-bustling Baghdad boulevard dallies in disrepair

Old cinemas, artisan shops and smoky cafes are lined within the Rasheed Street, which is a cultural street at risk of being forgotten.

Once-bustling Baghdad boulevard dallies in disrepair

Once a crowded establishment with blaring Arabic music, the Umm Kulthum Cafe now risks closure after years of violence and bloodshed have driven away customers.

Saudi music festival spotlights pre-Islamic heritage

Hosted by the Al-Ula governorate, "Winter at Tantora" is the latest music carnival in the Islamic kingdom.

Unnamed stall in Melaka serves the most amazing Rojak

Quietly going about its business, the Rojak, Mee Rebus and Apom Balik served here is so ridiculously delicious, is it always bustling with happy customers.

Mufti’s call to act on illegal temples too simplistic, says historian

V Nadarajan says newer illegal temples should be torn down, but old ones should be spared.

A street sign is more than just a sign

A street name can have a powerful effect on our common heritage of building this country together as a nation of many ‘nations’, and a city is really the imprint of the memories of its people.

6 historical hotels in Penang to check out today

Why pick a basic stay when you can check into any one these fascinating spots within the Unesco World Cultural Heritage Site.

Historians see red after council paints over colonial-era foundation stone

Penang Heritage Trust urges MBPP to restore the stone to its original condition while a heritage observer says a time capsule is buried beneath it.

Excellent tourist attractions along the Johor Bahru Heritage Trail

While some are located close together to enable a pleasant walk, others require the use of transportation to get there.

SMK Maxwell in KL given national heritage status

The school celebrated its 100-year anniversary last year.

Reasons why the Brickfields Heritage Walk is worth it

Covering a distance of 4.75 km and taking around three hours to complete, the route is filled with eateries, places of worship, including art and culture centres with plenty of soul.

A glimpse into Oman’s fascinating cultural heritage

While still an extremely conservative country, Oman is proud of its cultural heritage as the exhibits in its many museums bear testimony to.

Sin Hiap Hin Bar: Living heritage of Melaka’s Colonial times

A bar once popular among British officials during Colonial times, how serves hard liquor to patrons down on their luck and is a shadow of its former self.

Kek Lapis: Saluting its sweet heritage

Originally from Betawi, Indonesia, Sarawakians have put their own spin on this moist, sweet dessert that locals and tourists alike clamour for now.

Gotta see it: Top attractions in Singapore

From its world-class zoo to beautiful botanical gardens and Marina Bay Sands, there is also the Jurong Bird Park and a host of fascinating museums.