ZE! body electric

By JAYDEE LOK HIGH flyer ZE!, dubbed the “super-glam electro pop diva from Kuala Lumpur” by MTV Iggy, has done the nation proud by firmly etching her name in the global music scene. The 31-year-old has just been nominated for the prestigious Berlin Music Video Awards (BMVA) 2014, alongside famous A-listers like Katy Perry, […]

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Waste for wear

By VIVIENNE WONG FUTURISTIC and simple, but with more detailed fabrication. These are just some of the words used by Yona Yuliani Hutari to describe her designs which won her the Emerging Designer of the Year award (and cash prize of RM15,000) at the 2014 Mercedes-Benz Stylo Fashion Grand Prix last month. The 21-year-old […]

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Write time to play

IMAGINE getting professional help (not that kind) to write your own theatre play, and then have it performed in a public read – by professional actors – at the 2014 George Town Festival in Penang directed by the award-winning Claire Wong! Well, thanks to the Islands and Cities: A Penang/Singapore Youth Playwriting Immersion Workshop project, […]

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Dream a little dream

By VIVIENNE WONG WHAT started out as a Global Perspectives class project, eventually became Alyssa Choo’s ticket to the 2014 THIMUN Qatar Northwestern University Film Competition after the 15-year-old Malaysian student – studying in Singapore’s United World College Of South East Asia – discovered that her video, The Technological Trail, was nominated alongside four […]

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Younger side of jazz

By LIM MAY LEE YOUTH. Jazz. Not two words you would usually find paired together, but the World Youth Jazz Festival (WYJF) – held on May 2-4 every year – is cultivating a beautiful friendship between young people and the sophisticated sounds of jazz. WYJF, founded by Datuk Nik Azmi, started in 2012 under […]

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Goals galore

By SAMUEL LEE WITH the 2014 FIFA World Cup just two months away, sportswear giant Nike decided to hype things up for local young footballers by launching a new challenge in Kuala Lumpur called Winner Stays. Teams participating in the challenge will compete in teams of five, and they will be playing in an […]

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The ‘you’ in YouTube

By JC LAM SURE, they have collectively amassed millions of viewers and subscribers on their YouTube channels, making each and every one of them celebrities in their own right. But a YouTuber’s path to online stardom is not paved in glitter and gold – especially now. International YouTube stars David Choi, Kina Grannis, Madilyn […]

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Walking the talk

By LIM MAY LEE WHEN was the last time you volunteered for a cause outside of school activities? YouTube stars like Kina Grannis and David Choi, as well as activists Andy Ridley, Scott Hammell and Rob Dyer were in Malaysia last week for the Reach Out Convention and Celebration concert at Taylor’s University Lakeside […]

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Who’s who at Reach Out 2014

By LIM MAY LEE YOU probably know who all the YouTubers at Reach Out 2014 are, but the real stars of the youth volunteerism convention were the three activists who came to Malaysia to help educate us on just what it means to volunteer. Here are their stories: Andy Ridley Andy Ridley is the […]

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Bijak Pandai: Pentaksiran Tingkatan 3 (PT3)

Starting April 1, the Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) examination will be replaced with the all-new Pentaksiran Tingkatan 3 (PT3), affecting Form 3 students from this year onwards. Test Subjects Subjects like Bahasa Melayu and English Language would be implemented using written and oral tests, while Science and Mathematics will be assessed exclusively through written tests. […]

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