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From shoplots to vibrant spaces
VENUE SPACE BY Ravena Hundal  Owning an unoccupied shoplot is more of a boon than bane these days now that the option of turning it into an event venue is on the table. A number of shoplot event spaces have been transformed into viable, money-making businesses as they cater to residents of their community. Location,... Read more
Of co-working spaces, community and coffee
BY Livian Lin With storage in the cloud, cost-cutting measures, diverse workforce and a growing mobile society, the way we work is changing. Emerging in response to this change is the mushrooming of co-working spaces worldwide. Co-working is a concept where individuals or groups from different organisations share one... Read more
Merchant’s Lane: Entertaining to a different tune
FROM HOUSING TEMPTRESSES TO HOUSING TEMPTING DELIGHTS, MERCHANT’S LANE PUTS ‘RE-PURPOSING’ UNDER A WHOLE NEW LIGHT BY Tan Hee Hui  Good food and an intriguing location in a former brothel make Merchant’s Lane a unique up-and-coming attraction in KL’s Chinatown. The restaurant, specialising in Asian-inspired comfort food, has an evocative setting... Read more
Sparkling solution to pollution
  BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar   By now, most of us know that the air we breathe is not as clean as it once was — and in many cases, it is getting worse. According to a recent study by researchers at UC Berkeley, smog kills about 4,000 people... Read more
KL’s white beacon  of pride
  BY Chris Prasad                                                                          PHOTOGRAPHY: Fazari Madehi When measuring the impact heritage buildings... Read more
The House of Democracy
BY Chris Prasad   In turbulent times, it is not uncommon for nations to look to the inspiring monuments they have built to find renewed strength, purpose and fortitude. In Malaysia, perhaps none stands more poignantly in this era of tribulations than the house our forefathers built to cradle our... Read more
Stairs that go  one step ahead
BY Pavither Sidhu No double-storey house is complete without one; in fact, it would be terribly inconvenient if it didn’t come with one. For better or worse, when you have two floors at your home, you simply have to deal with the staircase area. If treated right, it could... Read more
A state known for  its history
  BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar  In the name of progress, Malacca City too has not escaped the wave of urbanisation, with planned skyscraper and other modern edifices promising to reinvent its landscape. However, in its enthusiasm to be counted among other major hubs that drive the economy of this... Read more
BY Pavither Sidhu Home-grown interior specialists are stepping up their creativity in conceiving interpretations of modern contemporary designs that appeal to a range of buyer profiles. Fashioned by Metrics Global Sdn Bhd’s team of young designers, these local specialists with unconventional design approaches provided a glimpse of exemplary opulence... Read more
Lend a touch of style to your landscape
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar To soften concrete jungles, municipalities often plant lots of trees and plants. Similarly, in urban homes especially, a nature-rich landscape is one way to take the edge off hard bricks and mortar. Contrary to what some people think, landscaping is more than simply placing a few... Read more