Kuala Lumpur

Making Fitness Personal

Steph | February 28th, 2014

Large franchise gyms are the most common method of burning calories in KL. But they may or may not always be effective as you’re usually left to your own devices (and not to mention, willpower).

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Teach for Malaysia

Steph | February 16th, 2014

Who would have thought that two former financial consultants could go about making a difference in Malaysian education?

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A Recipe for Retail Success: Shoes, Bags and Pizzazz

Steph | January 31st, 2014

Struggling to define what success is when it comes to fashion… well, if being featured by practically every fashion and lifestyle magazine in the country, on top of being selected one of the brands to represent Malaysia in Paris Fashion Week is anything to go by… then Ung Yiu Lin has all this covered!

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Cyber Paper Dolls

Steph | January 22nd, 2014

Jessica Wong has a penchant for high fashion, particularly designer wear, and has an artistic flair. She loves her clothes but doesn’t like the dent they make in her wallet.

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Splish Splashing Community [KL]

Asia Scout | August 17th, 2013

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MySplash.net is one of Malaysia’s most unique online communities. It’s the only online community built by swimmers for swimmers! Read More

Getting Friendly on HAMSTERster.com [KL]

Asia Scout | August 16th, 2009

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It’s not a typo error, the online community really is called HAMSTERster. If you haven’t already guessed, it’s a Friendster version for hamsters. You heard me, H-A-M-S-T-E-R-S! I feel like I’ve seen it all. Read More

FriendX Makes its Mark

Asia Scout | August 16th, 2009

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FriendX is Malaysia’s very own social network that has boomed to great heights. Read More

Don’cha wish your (hand)fon was hot like mine?

Asia Scout | August 10th, 2009

Sure, your mobile network might provide wallpapers, themes, ring tones and all that, but for a friggin’ fee! Seriously, why pay when you can, you guessed it, download for FREE! Read More

Me Is Cr3ativ3

Asia Scout | August 10th, 2009

Youths are all about self-expression, from the way they walk, talk, dress, gel their hair and even the way they hold their permanently-attached hand “tool”, commonly known as the cell (in the United States) or in Malaysia, fon. Being different makes all the difference in their lives, and they consciously strive for it! Read More

Zee Avi – KL is proud of you!

Asia Scout | August 9th, 2009

Though she’s only 23 years of age, Zee Avi makes quite an impression on almost anyone who tunes in to her self-posted videos and self-written songs on YouTube. With her silky, soothing voice (that reminds me much of Norah Jones and the likes of her), Zee Avi has managed to capture the interests of record labels all the way across the world. Read More

KLites laugh their way to good health

Asia Scout | August 9th, 2009

Yoga is considered to be one of the more popular forms of exercise here in KL. After a hectic week at work, a calm, quiet and soothing session of yoga usually helps the fast-paced KLites unwind and get refreshed for another day of work. Read More

PacMee, not Tweet Me [KL]

Asia Scout | August 8th, 2009

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I’m sure by now most of you are familiar with the oh-so-famous Twitter. When Twitter first launched a few years back, I was among the first to try out their services. It was slow to catch on, none of my friends used it, so I ditched Twitter. Now all of a sudden it’s back in the picture, thanks to Ashton Kutcher and the rest of Hollywood, who got hooked on it.

Malaysia has its very own version of Twitter. It’s called Pacmee. Read More

The opening of Youthciti [KL]

Asia Scout | August 1st, 2009

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No, no, it’s not an actual city with blinking lights and traffic jams. Youthciti is an online social network with a different intention. Launched recently in mid-July, it is one of the latest networking sites to join the many out there in the market today. Instead of just being the social connector between youths and new acquaintances, Youthciti is designed as an online link between undergraduates and the working world, where they are able to ask industry leaders to match their skills with relevant industry needs. Read More

The eateries will come to you [KL]

Asia Scout | August 1st, 2009

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Ahh… food, glorious food. When you’re in KL, searching for great food is almost everyone’s favourite hobby. Whether you live to eat or eat to live, it doesn’t matter. Every corner of the street is a restaurant, mamak stall, bistro or some other eatery joint. Now, the challenge is finding the ones with really great food. When you’re spoilt with choices, sometimes it’s tough figuring out which is the best.

That’s where Eatery2u.com comes in! Read More

Get a RUUM! [KL]

Asia Scout | August 1st, 2009

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When your elders (think parents, aunties, uncles, and grandparents) have Facebook, you know it’s time to hop onto an alternative. I’m not saying leave it all together (I can hear the horrified gasps from you Facebook addicts). I’m saying spread your wings and try out different social networks. Read More