Locals claim herd of elephants and troop of macaques wreaking havoc on village

Villagers in the Hulu Terengganu area of Malaysia’s east coast have complained that a herd of elephants is destroying their community’s flora and fauna over the last week, having ventured out of their jungle. Apparently led by the matriarch in the herd, they have been destroying banana trees, betel nut palms, and farming plots in ...

Urban development

Area-wide school closures decreed after students in Pasir Gudang fall ill from alleged toxic fumes

Area-wide school closures decreed after students in Pasir Gudang fall ill from alleged toxic fumes

In a case that echoes this year’s earlier illicit toxic waste dumping in the Sungai Kim Kim area of industrial Johor, all kindergartens, schools, and educational institutions in...

Scientists warn that eating shellfish from Malaysia’s west coast could lead to heavy metal poisoning

Scientists warn that eating shellfish from Malaysia’s west coast could lead to heavy metal poisoning

A team of scientists lead by a senior lecturer from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu’s (UMT) School of Marine and Environmental Sciences department made an unsettling discovery...

Tornado-like waterspouts wreak havoc along Penang coastline, meteorologists say expect more

Tornado-like waterspouts wreak havoc along Penang coastline, meteorologists say expect more

Batten down the hatches, Penangites, meteorologists are saying that more waterspouts like this morning’s twister can be expected on the island in the future, and they’re...

One of only two Malaysian UNESCO biosphere reserves ‘in danger of losing status’

One of only two Malaysian UNESCO biosphere reserves ‘in danger of losing status’

Tasik Chini, the lake that serves as one of only two Malaysian UNESCO biosphere reserves, is potentially losing its prestigious status, according to Professor Dr Mushrifah...

PJ City Council: Business operators only have rented parking bays from until 6:30pm

PJ City Council: Business operators only have rented parking bays from until 6:30pm

Searching for street parking in heavily-trafficked areas is akin to somewhat of a hobby here in Kuala Lumpur, and if you – like us – like to do several rounds before you give...

Cry me a river: More monsoon rain woes for Kuala Lumpur over the weekend

Cry me a river: More monsoon rain woes for Kuala Lumpur over the weekend

How bad is the rain? Ah — have a look at your window right now if you’re in the Klang Valley, and we’re willing to wager it’s either raining, just rained,...

Bringing back the 90s: Mahathir hints that F1 could ‘maybe’ return to Malaysia

Bringing back the 90s: Mahathir hints that F1 could ‘maybe’ return to Malaysia

With a twinkle in his eye, and the smell of burning rubber on the track, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad hinted that there was a possibility of Formula 1 returning to...

Investigators allege Najib-era web of Chinese-backed projects used to pay off 1MDB

Investigators allege Najib-era web of Chinese-backed projects used to pay off 1MDB

According to reports in The Wall Street Journal, Malaysian investigators are now looking into a line of inquiry trying to prove that former Prime Minister Najib Razak used funds...

No-Jek: Transport Minister says no plans to introduce motorcycle ride-hailing services

No-Jek: Transport Minister says no plans to introduce motorcycle ride-hailing services

Rider and passenger safety were listed as the number one priorities by Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook when considering bringing motorcycle ride-hailing services to...


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Being a rapidly developing country, there’s always something being built in Malaysia. Whether it’s the new MRT project which is taking years (ugh!) or the ‘will they, won’t they’ construction of the third Penang Bridge, Malaysian urban welfare frequently dominates headlines and creates a huge hoo-ha among Malaysians. And this is where you’ll find said headlines. You’re welcome.