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Marc de Faoite: We shop for groceries once or twice a month. Beyond that we rarely leave our apartment

In February 2020 my wife and I moved to Penang from the island of Langkawi, where we had run a tourism-related business for the previous twelve years.(...)

Aaron’s grandparents settled in Malaysia after fleeing Chaozhou in the Southern part of China. Photograph: Getty

A little more than a year ago, I was looking at my phone when a message from my mother came through on WhatsApp: “Your nanny has returned to the kingd(...)

Fourteen-day quarantine: Reka Markos ‘read eight books, finished Peaky Blinders, wrote, played music, danced, paced, ate mashed potato with chopsticks, stared into space’

‘On day seven a fly came in through the window. It was the closest to another living being I’d been all week’ REKA MARKOS Hanoi, Vietnam I’m on day 1(...)

Catherine Freeman outside BBC Broadcasting House in London in the 1950s

Born: August 10th, 1931 Died: July 15th, 2020 The BBC in the 1950s was not a hostile place for women, but it was slow to recognise their abilities. F(...)

A police unit team searching for Nóra Quoirin. Photograph: Lai Seng Sin/AP

A voice recording of the mother of missing Irish teenager Nóra Quoirin was played by police on loudpeakers in the Malaysian jungle as the fifth day of(...)

Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch in New Zealand. Photograph: Mark Baker

The nationalities of some of the victims of the terrorist attack on Muslim worshippers in New Zealand have begun to emerge as anxious relatives and fr(...)

Mr O’Reilly was found dead in an apartment block in the city of Penang in Malaysia. Photograph: PDRM

An Irish man has been found dead at an apartment in northwest Malaysia. The body of the man, who has been named locally as Brian Patrick O’Reilly (50(...)

Eamonn Dunne: ‘My wife Jeziel is a Filipina who I met on one of my first trips, and we have twin boys Cian and Zach who will turn two in September.’

The Irish in Asia are generally very highly educated, and very well-connected to Ireland, according to a new survey of almost 800 people by the Depart(...)

A street food vendor in George Town, Penang. Photograph: iStock

Stand on a street corner at dinnertime in George Town, the Unesco world heritage site that is the capital of Penang island, close your eyes and inhale(...)

Mahathir Mohamad, former Malaysian prime minister and opposition candidate for Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope), during a news conference after his general election win in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Photograph: Lai Seng Sin/Reuters

Mahathir Mohamad was sworn in as Malaysia’s seventh prime minister on Thursday following his stunning election victory over the coalition that has rul(...)

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