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    American woman is in search of the best durian ever

    Lindsay Gasik has been living in Malaysia and travelling around the region for about six years, but she still gets curious looks from locals wherever she goes – and it’s not because she’s Caucasian. It’s because she’s a durian expert who conducts tours in Malaysia and around Southeast Asia for those who love the fruit and want to devour the different varieties. “People always think I’m just a tourist and they want to know when I’m going home, but I don’t feel I have a home,” says the 29-year-old. Since she arrived in Asia in 2012, Gasik has been...
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    Live python found in parcel in Malaysia

    GEORGE TOWN – Photos being circulated of a live python found in a Pos Laju parcel addressed to Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) have gone viral on social media. The post shared on the “Info Roadblock JPJ/POLIS” Facebook page showed that the package was sent from Gopeng, Perak, and addressed to a student at USM. As of Monday (Nov 12), the Facebook post featuring pictures of the python had garnered over 700 shares. The sender had written “football boots” on the declaration section of the package. It was also stated that the parcel weighed 1.97kg, which is usually written by...
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    No plastic at Penang airport

    GEORGE TOWN – Business operators at the Penang International Airport (PIA) will stop giving out plastic straws and single-use plastic items following a collaboration with the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) to curb unnecessary plastic waste. All 19 operators in the airport will embark on the pilot project and advocate environmental protection to travellers. MBPP mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang said this followed the council’s introduction of the “Say No to Plastic Straws and Single-Use Plastics” programme in June which had received an overwhelming response. “Seeing the support from all parties, we decided to expand the initiative to the airport...
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KL Expat Malaysia (KLEM) is an initiative of British Expat Stuart Yeomans since 2010. Our goal is to run and promote exclusive happening events throughout Kuala Lumpur. We hold dozens of events that range from simple networking events, through sporting events and charity car drives. Our goal is to always help the local community and support the expat and Malaysian ties. Find out more about us here.