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Dire straits for Malaysia’s world heritage 

Dire straits for Malaysia’s world heritage  | Malaysian Things | Scoop.it
Why Melaka and George Town are at risk of becoming ghosts of their former selves.
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This is what public housing looks like

This is what public housing looks like | Malaysian Things | Scoop.it

PETALING JAYA, Sept 23 — Rizal Ramli lives in a cramped 700 sq ft flat in Kota Damansara here with his seven children and pregnant wife.

The paint on the front door of the 36-year-old man’s | Malaysia | Malay Mail Online
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Baileys prize goes to The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney

Baileys prize goes to The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney | Malaysian Things | Scoop.it
Irish black comedy gets ‘110% support’ from jury led by Apprentice star Margaret Mountford to win £30,000 award for fiction by women
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Malaysia establishes a one million hectare marine park

Malaysia establishes a one million hectare marine park | Malaysian Things | Scoop.it
The new Tun Mustapha marine park & shark sanctuary in Borneo is the biggest marine protected area in Malaysia
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[Discussion] Malaysians, what's something you always wanted to ask the other races but didn't because you're afraid of being call a racist?  

[Discussion] Malaysians, what's something you always wanted to ask the other races but didn't because you're afraid of being call a racist?   | Malaysian Things | Scoop.it
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This Family’s Holiday Photos Of Kuala Lumpur From 1975 Will Make You Nostalgic

This Family’s Holiday Photos Of Kuala Lumpur From 1975 Will Make You Nostalgic | Malaysian Things | Scoop.it
This old family holiday album of Kuala Lumpur in 1975 shows us how much, and how little Malaysia's capital city has changed.
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Malaysia's forgotten indigenous children

Malaysia's forgotten indigenous children | Malaysian Things | Scoop.it
Seven Orang Asli children disappeared from school in Malaysia last August. After 47 days only two were found alive.
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Indian Summers prompted a flood of Malaysian school memories

Indian Summers prompted a flood of Malaysian school memories | Malaysian Things | Scoop.it
One reader got a shock when she saw her old school in Penang featured in
Channel 4's drama set in the dying years of the Raj
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’The place that broke my heart’

’The place that broke my heart’ | Malaysian Things | Scoop.it
I had low expectations and would have been happy just drifting along nice corals with some colourful fish for distraction. But what I found made me shed tears. The Perhentian Islands broke my heart.
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Rivers of KL: Portrait of a silent river

Rivers of KL: Portrait of a silent river | Malaysian Things | Scoop.it
Documentarian Mahen Bala studies the prevailing nature of the rivers in Kuala Lumpur, the birthplace of our city.
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Ancient shipwrecks find may force a rewrite of SEA history - Nation | The Star Online

Ancient shipwrecks find may force a rewrite of SEA history - Nation | The Star Online | Malaysian Things | Scoop.it
SUNGAI PETANI: The discovery of ancient shipwrecks in Kedah may force a rewrite of South-East Asian history, making the Malaysian settlement the oldest in the region.
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A Return to the Malaysian Village

A Return to the Malaysian Village | Malaysian Things | Scoop.it
Rampant urbanization has hurt small towns. It is time to rejuvenate them.
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Tash Aw on the need to revitalise smaller Malaysian towns.  Lots of good reasons to move out of the Klang Valley.

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She was the Japanese commander’s Australian mistress  

She was the Japanese commander’s Australian mistress   | Malaysian Things | Scoop.it
Amateur historian Andrew Barber shares how he dug up the dramatic story of Doris van der Stratten, who spent most of World War II in Malaya.
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An insider's guide to Kuala Lumpur: malls, 'mamak' and a massive appetite

An insider's guide to Kuala Lumpur: malls, 'mamak' and a massive appetite | Malaysian Things | Scoop.it
From cycling initiatives to a 40-storey LED billboard, the capital of Malaysia is home to punk artists, Ramadan bazaars and food that speaks of its roots
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vintage everyday: 28 Interesting Photographs Capture Street Scenes of Penang, Malaysia in the early 1980s

vintage everyday: 28 Interesting Photographs Capture Street Scenes of Penang, Malaysia in the early 1980s | Malaysian Things | Scoop.it
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The Perak Times: a rare Japanese-occupation newspaper from Malaya 

The Perak Times: a rare Japanese-occupation newspaper from Malaya  | Malaysian Things | Scoop.it
The British Library holds what is probably the most important collection in the world of early printed works from Malaysia and Singapore, from the start of printing in the region in the early 19th century, right up until the independence of Malaya in 1957 and of Singapore in 1963
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Was Bujang Valley culture the beginning of Malayness?

Was Bujang Valley culture the beginning of Malayness? | Malaysian Things | Scoop.it
As archaeologists struggle to discover more about Bujang Valley, perhaps it should be given credit a
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Nasi lemak listed in TIME Magazine’s healthy breakfasts  

Nasi lemak listed in TIME Magazine’s healthy breakfasts   | Malaysian Things | Scoop.it

"Nasi lemak, the staple Malaysian dish, has been recognised as one of 10 most healthy international breakfasts by TIME Magazine."

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How Intermarriage Created One of the World's Most Delicious Foods

How Intermarriage Created One of the World's Most Delicious Foods | Malaysian Things | Scoop.it
A few things are definitive of an afternoon on the coasts of Southeast Asia: inescapable heat, the smell of the sea, and a steaming bowl of laksa. If you...
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Laksa whether curry laksa or asam laksa or one of their variants is among the best loved food in Malaysia.

 

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Whicker's World Classic Full Doc - Penang, Malaysia 1976

Whicker's World Classic Full Documentary - Penang, Malaysia 1976 Whicker arrives in Penang for the islands spectacular Thalpusam festival, Where entranced pi...
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Whicker arrives in Penang for the islands spectacular Thalpusam festival, Where entranced pilgrims pierce themselves with giant spikes. He also meets a Scottish doctor still living in the style of the British Raj

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How to Sell a Hijab in Malaysia

How to Sell a Hijab in Malaysia | Malaysian Things | Scoop.it
Tara Thean on the Malaysian fashion industry’s approach to the hijab, the head scarf worn by some observant Muslim women.
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Malaysian novels in English: A fragmented publishing scene

Malaysian novels in English: A fragmented publishing scene | Malaysian Things | Scoop.it
A home-based novelist who didn’t live in the right place or have the right connections to a publishing house had to self-publish – or perish as a novelist.
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Chuah Guat Eng contines her survey of the Malaysian novel in English.

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Chuah Guat Eng contines her survey of the Malaysian novel in English.

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Sketches from Bersih 4 - Poskod Malaysia

Sketches from Bersih 4 - Poskod Malaysia | Malaysian Things | Scoop.it
A Malaysian artist's sketchbook of the rally.
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Malaysia's notorious 'Lizard King' Anson Wong is back in business - to dismay of wildlife campaigners

Malaysia's notorious 'Lizard King' Anson Wong is back in business - to dismay of wildlife campaigners | Malaysian Things | Scoop.it
“If a news agency, with no enforcement powers and little access to information, could unearth such damning details, there is no excuse for government agencies with full enforcement powers not to do more and act on what they find.”
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