• Grab confirms GrabFoodCopter is April Fool’s prank

    Those dreaming of getting food delivered by helicopter using Grab Malaysia’s GrabFoodCopter service will have those hopes crashed, as the company confirms it is an April Fools’ Day joke. In a video posted last Friday, GrabFood claimed the service would fly food over the border from Singapore to Malaysia,...
  • Face masks and herbal tea flying off the shelves in Malaysia

    PETALING JAYA – The prolonged hot weather and deteriorating air quality are driving up the sales of face masks and Chinese herbal tea. Pharmacy staff Yuvan Raajj Samanthan said he noticed there are more customers buying face masks in recent days as the air quality in the Klang Valley...
  • Grab’s new policy irks Malaysians

    PETALING JAYA – Local rideshare users are up in arms over Grab Malaysia’s updated Passenger Can­cel­­lation Policy which goes into effect on March 25. The policy, which states that passengers who cancel rides five minutes after getting a driver will be charged a fee ranging from RM3 to RM5 (S$1...
  • Malaysia bans Boeing 737 Max planes in its air space

    KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia on Tuesday (March 12) banned Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft from its airspace, becoming the latest country to do so following a deadly plane crash in Ethiopia. “The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia with immediate effect is suspending the operations of the Boeing 737 Max 8...
  • Now travellers can get to KLIA for just $3

    SUBANG JAYA – Travellers who want an alternate way to get to KL Inter­national Airport (KLIA) and KLIA2 can opt for an airport shuttle service from the Putra Heights LRT station for only RM10 (S$3.33). Those who wish to get to the two airports can just buy the combo...
  • Asia’s first Legoland may be sold for $333 million

    KUALA LUMPUR – Fancy owning a Legoland theme park complete with 15,000 models made of millions of plastic bricks and dozens of attractions? It could all be yours for just US$245 million (S$333 million) if the owners of Malaysia Legoland push ahead with a sale. Malaysian sovereign wealth fund...
  • Malaysian police confirm missing Irishman Stephen Warde has been found

    PETALING JAYA – Irishman Stephen Warde, who went missing in Malaysia on Jan 1, has been found. Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Shaharuddin Abdullah confirmed the news that was announced on the “Help Find Stephen Warde – in Malaysia” Facebook page. The message – “Stephen Warde has been found safe...
  • 5 held over rampage at Malaysia restaurant

    SIBU – Police have detained five men who went on a rampage and damaged a restaurant here over food issues. In the incident on Tuesday night, the men, part of a group, were apprehended shortly after the restaurant owner lodged a police report. Sibu OCPD Asst Comm Stanley Jonathan...
  • Dozens of passengers rescued after Langkawi ferry goes up in flames

    LANGKAWI – Fifty-two passengers on a ferry from Langkawi island heading towards Perlis state were rescued after the vessel caught fire on Monday (Feb 25). The ferry caught fire minutes after it departed from the Kuah Terminal in Langkawi. The blaze engulfing the Dragon Star ferry occurred three kilometres...
  • Johor man turns dumping ground into ‘DIY Playground’, drawing tourists from Singapore, US

    BATU PAHAT – A 60-year-old Malaysian handyman decided to turn a piece of idle land, which was previously the neighbourhood’s dumping ground, into a children’s playground using discarded items. The park, known as “DIY Playground” in Jalan Syed Abdullah in Batu Pahat, Johor, is now an international tourist attraction,...
  • Jetstar passenger slams airline after being ‘slut-shamed’ by flight attendant

    One passenger of an Australian airline has taken to social media to unleash her grievances about her recent flight. Shoshana Strykert took to Facebook on Feb 11 where she called out Jetstar Airways after one of its flight attendants allegedly slut-shamed her during her flight last Feb. 8. Strykert...
  • Malaysia makes record 30-tonne pangolin seizure

    KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – Malaysian authorities have made a record seizure of about 30 tonnes of pangolins and their scales worth some US$2 million (S$2.7 million) in raids on major processing facilities, police and environmentalists said on Tuesday (Feb 12). The haul included about 1,800 boxes full of frozen...