Why do Malaysians call these stores ‘kedai berhantu’?

Malaysians are talented in making up trendy phrases and urban slang. Makcik bawang (literally means 'onion aunties') for instance, refers to women who like to gossip. Why the onions? The gossiping usually happens while they are in the kitchen chopping onions, hence the name ‘makcik bawang’. Another common lingo among Malaysian netizens

Beautiful Korean drama filming locations in Slovenia you must visit

Slovenia, or officially known as the Republic of Slovenia, is a beautiful country located in southern central Europe. Thanks to few Korean dramas being filmed in this mountainous country, it has catapulted itself as a tourist hotspot among Asian travellers, especially South Koreans. Reports show that tour operators saw anincrease in

5 strange epidemics you probably never heard of

An epidemic happens when there is a rapid spread of disease to a large of number of people under a short period of time. When the disease is spread to other countries or continents and affects a large number of people, then it is called a pandemic, just like what the

A curious case of sleep hollow in Bintangor in 1937

The Sarawak Gazette has published many eyebrow-raising stories since its first publication in 1870. Most of these incidents took place in Sarawak while others happened in other countries. One of the strange incidents that was reported in the gazette took place in May 1937. The headline of the report was “Asleep for a

KajoPicks: 10 serial killers from Korean dramas who terrify us

There is one thing you should know about serial killers in Korean dramas; they do not usually appear in thrillers or crime dramas. Sometimes, they appear in romance or even comedy dramas. Regardless of which genre they appear in, some of these serial killers from Korean dramas are terrifying to watch. Here are

Rowan Waddy and his experience as a Semut Operative in Sarawak

Operation Semut was a series of reconnaissance operations that took place in Sarawak. It was carried out by Australia’s Z Special Unit in 1945 during the final days of World War II (WWII). Altogether, there were four operations were undertaken under Operation Semut. Their main objectives? To gather intelligence and to train the