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Keeping it going

LONG before Malacca became a central trading port between India and China, Kalingan traders from India had settled down in the land and set up shop. Over the years, a unique community – the Chitty – emerged from the numerous inter-race unions. However, the very same thing that helped form the race is now threatening […]

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Print preserved

In the heart of Jonker Street in Malacca, lies The Royal Press where a labyrinth of winding hallways packed with teetering piles of paper, big machines and dusty printing blocks that date all the way back to the 19th century. First established by the Ee family in 1936 during the British Occupation, The Royal Press […]

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Soap opera

IN the rustic-looking soap shop called Sweet Summer Cottage on Jonker Street in Malacca, one can discover a fascinating range of handmade soaps, all created by a woman with a passion for making beautifully-scented soaps. The owner is Koh Hui Fang, 55, who opened the shop in August last year. Although the business is doing […]

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Print preserved

In the heart of Jonker Street in Malacca, lies The Royal Press where a labyrinth of winding hallways packed with teetering piles of paper, big machines and dusty printing blocks that date all the way back to the 19th century. First established by the Ee family in 1936 during the British Occupation, The Royal Press […]

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Sweet success

AMID the hustle and bustle of Malacca’s famous Jonker Street, tantalising smells are coming from the Mei Zhong Yuen Confectionery where fresh batches of mooncakes and other pastries are being made. It is yet another regular day for the owner, Low Kim Piow, 44, who has been manning the shop since inheriting the business from […]

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Cultural values

Malacca is known for its historical and cultural values and for the BRATs Malacca 2011 participants, the workshop was a chance for them to take a step into the past. The 42 participants were introduced to various people in Malacca who uphold their culture and traditions in hopes of passing their knowledge to the next […]

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Check out the videos

Hey guys, guess what we have in store for you at rage.com.my? The nine videos that have made it to the MY Challenge Short Film competition finals! We have already uploaded them for your viewing pleasure and congratulations to the nine teams who made it through to the final round. See you at the grand […]

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The kids really are alright

By NATASHA IMAN WHEN I was 13, I remember standing in the middle of Covent Garden in London watching buskers shooting flames from their mouths and riding on tricycles while juggling at the same time. It is hard to believe that a city I had once perceived as the ultimate modern metropolis had been struck […]

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Get Personal with Liyana Fizi

The wistful indie singer wishes all her fans and R.AGE readers Selamat Hari Raya!

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Losing the human touch

By DAVID LIAN alltherage@thestar.com.my Recently at a dinner, I observed what’s become a pretty common sight these days – a boy of 12 or 13 kept playing with his iPhone throughout dinner. Now that probably isn’t such a bad thing for some people except that everyone at the table was doing it, too! This scenario […]

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