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Valentine’s Deals in Malaysia You Can Still Enjoy During MCO

Valentine’s Deals in Malaysia You Can Still Enjoy During MCO

Valentine’s Day this year will be very different from past years because the Movement Control Order (MCO) mandated by the Malaysian government has been extended past 14 February 2021. As such, romantic candlelight dinners at fancy restaurants are out of the question. Couples shouldn’t worry, however, as several solutions are available to overcome this obstacle, […]

Thaipusam, a Tamil Hindu Festival in Malaysia

Thaipusam, a Tamil Hindu Festival in Malaysia

Every year, Tamil Hindu devotees in Malaysia would celebrate Thaipusam. This is the time when droves of devotees would flock to Hindu temples, especially the Sri Subramaniar Swamy Temple at Batu Caves, and when the famous kavadi dance ceremony takes place. Last year, we dived into the meaning behind Deepavali. This time, let’s take a […]

Black Friday & Cyber Monday in Malaysia

Black Friday & Cyber Monday in Malaysia

Every November, we all know what’s coming: sales, and we have three major November sales which are Singles’ Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Like Halloween, these two days are here due to influences from American pop culture, and Singles’ Day as a shopping spree came into existence thanks to Jack Ma’s Alibaba. While it’s […]

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu: From the Traditional to the Bizarre

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu: From the Traditional to the Bizarre

Much like Halloween, the foreign tradition of Thanksgiving was pretty much unknown in Malaysia except among some expatriates. Thanksgiving is celebrated among most North and South American countries including Canada, the United States, and Brazil. It is a harvest festival where people gave thanks for the blessings they have received for the past year. The […]

Deepavali, the Festival of Lights

Deepavali, the Festival of Lights

Deepavali is familiar to most Malaysians as an Indian celebration. However, not everyone knows what it is actually celebrating, with many confusing it with Thaipusam and the Indian New Year. With that in mind, let’s look deeper into it to understand what exactly is Deepavali and how it relates to everyone. Deepavali or Diwali? You […]

Digitising Events: How Participants Go Digital

Digitising Events: How Participants Go Digital

Due to the effects of COVID-19 felt all over the world, more companies have started looking into digitising events. This is not something new, as the advent of social media and the proliferation of digital accessibility has prompted few parties to pave the road to digitisation a few years back. COVID-19 was the catalyst that […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Malaysia

Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Malaysia

As we are currently combatting a global pandemic, let’s not forget that there is a disease that is far deadlier than COVID-19: breast cancer. As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), also known as Pinktober, let us take a look at the reason why we should raise more public awareness about this issue. Breast […]

Halloween in Malaysia: Spooky Surprises Happening This Month!

Halloween in Malaysia: Spooky Surprises Happening This Month!

Halloween used to be a fun tradition that’s only done in certain countries such as the UK and the US. However, thanks to Hollywood and the influx of American media, most Malaysians are made aware of the celebration of Halloween. A few things come to mind: dressing up as monsters or witches, going door-to-door trick-or-treating, […]