After 20 years as an industrialist and executive director of the then Tasek Corporation Berhad, Dato David Tan Sek Yin now spends his days over hot stove brewing and serving delicious bowls of Ipoh ‘kai see hor fun’. His business experience as an industrialist has landed him comfortably in a totally unrelated business. He tells Chalkboard his take on the switch.
Stand-up comedy is something that everyone enjoys – after all, what better excuse to laugh your heart out than at a good show? But what most of us don’t know is what it feels like to be the one onstage, trying to make a room full of people laugh. We speak to stand-up comedian Luwita Hana Randhawa about the challenges faced in her line of work.
At age 19, Steven Steel (Tey Feng Nian) already has a Wattys Award (2015) under his belt for his sci-fi fiction novel – Someone’s In My Head – sold in major bookstores across the country. The Penangite who is currently in Kuala Lumpur to further his studies, tell us about some of the struggles of being a young author and the lessons he has learnt along the way.
Over a span of 13 months, 18,000KM and carrying only RM800 in her pocket, Petrina Thong hitchhiked her way back to Malaysia from Sweden. She estimates having hitched a ride with over 400 vehicles throughout her journey – and these are her takeaways from the experience.