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An Indonesian man named Korik Akbar was all set to marry his fiance, Nur Khusnul, at Lombok, Indonesia. However, his ex-girlfriend, Yunita Ruri, turned up at their wedding and asked him to marry her as well. After discussing the matter with his family and his soon-to-be wife, he agreed to marry both the women. However, he told the media that ...

German Olympics horse-rider, Annika Schleu, and her coach, Kim Raisner, are going viral on social media — and it’s because of a horse. The two were seen punching a horse during the Tokyo Olympics on 6th August, right after Schleu was disqualified from one of the competitions because her horse refused to jump. According to NPR news site, Schleu had a ...

With Malaysia’s daily cases hitting all time highs, one particular free online store has risen in popularity as a convenient way for Malaysians to sell products via WhatsApp and social media. Also known as Beepmix (not to be confused with Beepit Food Delivery), the company reported a surge of over 500% in new seller signups in the past month alone ...

With Malaysia entering its 3rd month of lock-downs, going online has become crucial both for work and social lives. But what if our computers broke down? With most shops closed, it is becoming nearly impossible to find help for computer repairs. To solve this problem, serial entrepreneur Melanie Loh started MID Services — an online platform that allows Malaysians to ...

Malaysia’s equity crowd funding (ECF) platform, Mystartr, has set a new record in the country by helping Lockin, a local startup, raise US$2.5 million (MYR 10,000,000). Lockin (by Subplace) is a smart-home startup from Malaysia, who raised the amount in just 4 days. A total of 275 investors participated in the round. Mystartr is a licensed equity crowdfunding platform registered ...

With the pandemic forcing many to stay home, this surprise call service has quickly grown in popularity among Malaysians as a way to spread joy with their their love ones. Also known as Song Bar, the online service lets anyone “dedicate surprise songs” to their loved ones over the phone in an extremely unique and memorable fashion. A Surprise Call ...

Kentucky Fried Chicken, KFC Malaysia, has just released a video announcing the arrival of the Crispy Fried Chicken Skin this 3 August 2021. The long awaited chicken skin has been served in countries like Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia for a few years now. While it is coming to Malaysia, this release is a limited tim eoffer and only available in ...

The famous cartoon series, Rick & Morty, dropped a hilarious Naruto Easter Egg in its newest episode in season 5. (Warning: Spoiler Alert) Rick & Morty is an American adult animated science fiction series created for Cartoon Network’s nighttime programming block. The series originally made its appearance on 2nd December 2013, with its latest season (Season 5) commencing this July ...

Jollibee, a Filipino multinational chain of fast food restaurants, has planned to open 120 outlets in West Malaysia starting from 2022. The famous fried chicken joint, founded by Tony Tan, has more than 1200 outlets worldwide in Southeast Asia, Middle East, Hong Kong, Macau, North America, Italy and UK. The 10-years plan to open 120 outlets in West Malaysia, will ...

Elang Mahkota Teknologi (Emtek Group), an Indonesian media conglomerate, is investing US$375 million in Grab — one of the largest unicorn startups in Southeast Asia. Emtek holds a stake in several media companies, OMNI hospitals, e-wallet DANA, one of the largest e-commerce platform in Indonesia, Bukalapak and more. Grab is a regional superapp, providing ride-hailing, food delivery, e-wallet and more. ...

Indonesian solar power giant, SUN Energy (Surya Utama Nuansa), is set to increase the company’s portfolio in Southeast Asia. This move comes as the demand for solar power continues rising in Southeast Asia while costs begin falling. The company has set a goal to increase its portfolio by 11-fold from 180 MWp (megawatts peak) to 2 GWp (gigawatts peak) by ...

The first parliament meeting kicked off in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, 26 July 2021 after 8 months of break since 17 December 2020. The Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives) sitting is the first meeting after it had been suspended since Sultan Abdullah approved a state of emergency in January 2021. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin began his speech over an hour ...

A Malaysian pet bakery, Barkery Oven, recently launched a series of durian treats that are safe for dogs, made from D101 durians. The durian-flavoured treats have no added sugar, salt, or wheat for the benefit of pets’ health. Durian is one of the most famous fruits in Malaysia and loved by many Malaysians, it has been crowned as “The King ...

PCCW, the Hong Kong telecommunications, media, and technology conglomerate controlled by billionaire Richard Li, is said to be in talks to sell its data center assets to DigitalBridge Group Inc. The PCCW’s data center business owns 9 data centers in Hong Kong, China, and Malaysia, the deal is said to be valued over US$600 million. DigitalBridge Group Inc, a digital ...

The Summer heatwave in Dubai is causing the city to become so hot that its temperatures regularly surpass 120F (50 °C). Due to that, The UAE has resolved to tackling the heatwave by creating its own artificial rain using drones that fly into clouds and unleash electrical charges to increase the clumping of clouds (hence producing rain). The UAE’s National ...

Police are currently investigating a Malaysian man who threatened to beat up another man after he was pointed out for not wearing a mask. The incident, which took place at an outdoor (nasi lemak) food stall in Malaysia, was recorded in a 29-second video that has since gone viral on social media. In the video, the suspect can be seen ...

Rural content is a new trend among the farmers on Douyin (China’s version of TikTok). A village-born livestreaming farmer, Jin Guowei, has made his name known from being deeply in debt back in 2018 to making RMB 300 million (US$ 46 million) of sales in 2020. He then founded Brother Pomegranate, accumulating over 7.3 million followers and once sold RMB ...

Billionaire, Sir Richard Brandson, has just travelled to space and returned safely via Virgin Galactic — his very own space travel company. Branson’s journey was predicted by the animated cartoon, The Simpsons, back in 2014. The Simpsons is Fox’s long-running animated comedy series, which aired an episode of Branson floating in space on March 23rd, 2014. Virgin Atlantic agreed on ...

A Malaysian man from Kuching dressed up as in a T-Rex costume on the day he was supposed to get his vaccination. The man, who came in a full dinosaur costume, was identified as Kenny Sia, a 39 year-old fitness instructor & entrepreneur. “Rather than wearing just like only face masks or face shields only, I decided to go the ...

An angry woman in Zhejiang, eastern China, ran her ex-boyfriend’s car past 49 red traffic lights on purpose. The woman, identified as Lou, was arrested by the police on suspicions of provoking trouble. The police later found out that the car had been rented by a man called Chen from the car owner Qian, who was later found to have ...