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Photo of the Day: Indian Malaysians Celebrate Hindu Festival


The Hindu festival of Thaipusam is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia.

In Malaysia, A Film for and by the Online Masses


A group of independent filmmakers in Malaysia has undertaken a project to produce a completely crowd-sourced movie they have entitled Your Grandfather's Road.

Going Out in Style

In Malaysia, luxury funeral services are in demand. (NTDTV)

A School for Pregnant Malaysian Teens Opens in Malacca

A freshly painted sign-board reads 'School of hope and house of hope' in front of a newly established school for pregnant teenagers in Jasin town, some 33 kilometers away from Malaysia's port city Malacca, on September 17, 2010. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

In attempt to curb the rising numbers of abandoned infants in mostly-Muslim Malaysia, a school dedicated to educate pregnant teens has opened under the name of "Sekolah Harapan, Rumah Harapan," or "School of Hope, House of Hope," a first of its kind in the country.

Photo of the Day: The Hungry Ghost Festival


Ethnic Chinese pray in front of a giant paper-made statue of Chinese deity know as 'Da Shi Ye' or Guardian God of Ghosts during the festive event of the Hungry Ghost in Malaysia's northern town of Bukit Mertajam on August 25, 2010. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

Are Malaysian Youth Suffering From Lack of Sex Ed?

A young Malaysian woman watches contestants perform in Malaysia's reality TV competiton <i>Young Imam</i> in Kuala Lumpur on July 30, 2010. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle The issues of teenage pregnancy and baby dumping aren't unique to any one country. But solutions to these problems are especially difficult to come by in countries like Malaysia, where strict religious values conflict with sex education.

Quince Sambal

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Food & Recipes


1 large quince
salt and chilli powder to taste
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot (optional)


Beef Rendang

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Food & Recipes

This Indonesian/Malaysian dish with its complex seasoning is easy to make. Everything goes in the pot at once and simmers until rich and thick.

Serves 8.


Sago Pudding (Gula Melaka)

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Food & Recipes

This is the famous pudding which has changed many people's feelings about the dreaded sago.

Serves 6-8.


2.5 litres/5 pints/10 cups water
300 g/10 oz/2 cups sago
2 tablespoons fresh milk or coconut milk
pinch of salt

For serving
250 g/8 oz palm sugar (gula melaka)
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup water
2 strips pandan leaves
300 ml/10 fl oz/1 1/4 cups coconut milk
pinch salt


Guinataan with Jackfruit

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Food & Recipes

A popular sweet throughout Asia, this is known as guinataan in the Philippines and bubor cha-cha in Malaysia. The ingredients change according to seasonal availability and the starch component varies from glutinous rice to tapioca to sago. Fresh coconut milk is best, but a good quality, smooth, canned coconut milk may be used.

Serves 8.