Chinese New Year 2022: A List Of Ang Pao Packets Collection This Year

After another somewhat rocky year of the pandemic with new variants emerging and a very devastating flood to end the year, Malaysians seemed to rejoice by spending time with their loved ones during festive seasons. Malls were quick with their festive deco turnaround – with the CNY lanterns filling up the concourse space as...

Chinese wanderers take the Southeast Asian hippy trail to happiness

It was no coincidence that Lonely Planet's second ever publication was Southeast Asia on a Shoestring (1975). The region has been synonymous with independent travel since its sun-soaked charms called out to a generation following the 1960s overland hippie trail. Alex Garland's novel The Beach (1996) revived the mystique of Southeast Asia for Generation X,...

6 Fun Facts About The Joey Blanket & Why We Love It

Blankets are a big part of our childhood memories. It’s not only our source of comfort, but it also fuels our creativity and brightens up our childhood days; from becoming superheroes to building imaginary homes. So, that’s the reason why Joey Mattress has come up with their new product, The Joey Blanket; and here are 6 reasons...

These life lessons from the pandemic are worth bringing into 2022

2021 was the year we all hoped would mark the end of the pandemic (spoiler alert: it didn’t). For 2022, we’re wise enough to ditch the wishful thinking and focus on what this crisis has taught us, school-of-hard-knocks style. Arguably, there’re plenty of life lessons about self-care, work, and living well that we can draw...

How companies – and employees – can avoid a burnout crisis

In a more typical time, burnout is an exception. In the era of Covid, it almost feels like the norm. According to Jennifer Moss, organisations should take a hard look in the mirror for fostering cultures of overwork that make things worse. The author, speaker and workplace wellness expert has penned The Burnout Epidemic: The Rise...

New year, new home: Your ruthless, room-by-room guide to decluttering your home for the new year

As New Year approaches, you might want to give your homes a bit of sprucing up for a breath of fresh air the year ahead. Here is a mini fuss-free cleaning checklist for each zone in the house — our humble efforts in helping you declutter your households. Bedroom When it comes to decluttering your living space, start...

2022 trends: Why solo, sustainable and wellness travel will be priorities

Sustainability, climate awareness, solo travel, and health and wellness are set to be some of the biggest travel trends in 2022, according to one of the world’s most renowned hospitality management schools. The École Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) is a Swiss school that opened a campus in Singapore in September and runs a master of...

Planning A Party? Check Out These 5 Must-Try DIY Refreshments To Wow Your Guests!

As the year-end festivities approach us, many Malaysians are counting down the days to be reunited with all of their loved ones. This also means that a lot of you are probably busy prepping to host holiday parties or dinners (while still abiding by SOPs, of course!). But figuring out the right menu for...

New lactation pods on Sentosa launched to give nursing mums more privacy

Nursing mothers who breastfeed their children no longer have to worry about feeling overly exposed in public or having to use a less-than-sanitary restroom when they head down to Sentosa. From today onwards, five mobile, free-standing lactation pods will be placed throughout the family-friendly hotspot for a trial period of six months. Here’s how to use them: How the...

Secret plot to invade Malaysia’s Sabah hatched in Philippines: Source

A secret meeting to discuss plans to send an armed militia to invade the Malaysian state of Sabah on Borneo island is believed to have been held by a senior local government official in the southern Philippines, a senior regional security source has told This Week In Asia. The Dec 1 meeting was conducted by a...