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Lost; business from the last century

Mr Choo. Sang Kee Rattan Shop Jalan Tun Perak, Kuala Lumpur 2016 When Choo’s father first arrived in Malaysia, he brought with him a knowledge of the rattan industry. The shop was established on Jalan Tun Perak. As the shop prospered, he was able to send his...

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Dance builds confidence

Sheela Raghavan. Accountant & Bharatanatyam dance teacher Mahavidya Dance Theatre, Kuala Lumpur 2017 As a child, Sheela learned to dance from some of the most prominent teachers in India. It was her mother who first introduced her to dance. Looking for an outlet for dance, she found...

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Mamak stalls never fail

Hajimar & Jemala. Mamak stall workers Mansion Tea Stall, Selangor Mansion, Kuala Lumpur 2017 There’s a saying in Malaysia; ‘Have you ever seen a Mamak close shop?’ This refers of course to the popular Mamak stall or restaurant. What people don’t know is that some of these stalls...

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“Every Nepalese man wants to see the world”

Biru Gurung, David Sapkota, Pradeep Shrejtha & Tek Nath Chaudhary Nepalese security guards, Kuala Lumpur 2016 “In Nepal, it is normal for men to want to see the world. You can see it in our history.” The most well-known Nepalese were the Gurkhas. Although they were a...

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“This is my last year as a newspaperman”

Devasagayam. Newspaperman Medan Pasar, Kuala Lumpur 2017   Deva who is now in his 60s has been a newspaperman for more than 20 years since he lost his job at the Fitzpatrick’s Supermarket, then one of the most popular supermarkets in the city. A longtime resident of Brickfields where...

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“Perhaps it’s time to return home”

Subhadra Lingden. Nepalese owner of The Khukri Restaurant Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin, Kuala Lumpur 2016 Subhadra arrived in Malaysia in 2003, and opened her restaurant in 2006. Her daughter grew up in Kuala Lumpur and have just completed her A-levels at an international school. In the past,...

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“Spinning taught me two things about fear”

Michelle Yesudas. Human rights activist, painter, fire spinner & fiction writer Kuala Lumpur 2016 Michelle Darlene Yesudas traded her career in public  interest litigation for a regional campaigning role in Amnesty International a year ago. She moved from the courtroom to doing field missions, research and lobbying, and works...

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Caring for the homeless

Dr S. Madhusudhan. Teddy Mobile Clinic Kuala Lumpur 2017 Dr. S. Madhusudhan first started to provide free medical check-ups for the homeless with Kechara Soup Kitchen. There came a point when Dr Madhu, as everyone calls him, decided that there needed to be a day dedicated for the...

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