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Doing Laundry The Traditional Way, Septuagenarian Continues Late Husband’s Business



IPOH, March 24  — With the proliferation of self-service modern launderettes that cater to the need of the people for crisp and wrinkle-free clothes that will not take too much of their time, not many people will pay much attention to an old launderette that still uses the traditional way of washing dirty laundry.

However, there are still those who seek laundry services using the old ways such as that offered by a launderette in Jalan Silibin, Ipoh.

The operator, K. Elangovathy, 74 said the business was founded by her late husband S.Supramaniam 46 years ago, a legacy she decided to continue with the help of her sister-in-law S.Susila, 68.

The septuagenarian who hails from Ipoh said she would iron each item of clothing using a 50-year-old electric iron which she claimed could remove wrinkles much easier, before folding them and handing them back to her clients.

She said the garments would be soaked in water using detergent and fabric softener while for white fabrics she would add the baking powder into the water to make them whiter and cleaner.

“For sarees, they have to be brushed with soft-brittle brushes to maintain the quality of the fabric as they are delicate,” she said.

According to Elangovathy the clothes will be soaked in water for less than 30 minutes and will be cleaned using brushes before they are dried under the sun for a certain period depending on the thickness of the garments.

Elangovathy said she was aware of how the technology has changed in laundry services, adding that she would continue this traditional legacy left by her late husband as long as she could manage.

“Now, my sister-in-law and I are old and not well, so I will only take about 20 pieces of clothing a day compared to hundreds that we used to wash,” she said adding that they used to make up to RM600  a day but now due to her deteriorating health, she could barely make RM50.

She said she would charge between RM3 and RM10 depending on the types of garments send to her.

K. Kumaresan, 58, a regular customer said he would send traditional Indian clothes such as sarees or dhotis every three months to Elangovathy, adding that he was always satisfied with the services provided by the launderette.

“The clothes that they wash are very clean and folded neatly, just the way I like.  It is not the same if done by a regular launderette,” he added.

Elangovathy’s traditional launderette opens from Monday to Friday, 9 am until 5 pm, and closes on weekends.


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Food Review: Ferrero Rocher Ice Cream Stick Is Now Available In Malaysia



Chocolates have the power to uplift someone’s mood and ice cream is perfect for a hot sunny day. But both combined, it is the perfect combination to ever exist. Snickers Ice Cream, Oreo Ice Cream, and Kit Kat Ice Cream are the usual stuff we find at our nearest grocery store but have you ever heard of Ferrero Rocher Ice Cream?

It has been sold for a long time but at that time, it was only available in certain European countries. Now, you can get this delicious treat from a local seller on Shopee!

This ice cream comes in three flavors. There are Original, Dark Chocolate, and White Chocolate but according to the local seller’s page, it is available for people in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor only.

Head over here to place your order and get your Ferrero Rocher Ice Cream!

Sources: Shopee nowme_01

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Food Review: ‘Sambal Hitam’, One of The Best Sambal That Can Be Eaten Anytime And Anyhow



Sambal hitam would always be one of the most favorite alternatives for many people in Malaysia who loves to eat spicy food like any other sambal but they do not want it to be too spicy up until they have to feel regret eating the food. This particular sambal hitam is really well-known in the state of Pahang.

The texture of this sambal hitam is one of the reasons why many people love to eat it. Sambal hitam is really full of anchovies. It is so easy to be made by anyone because the recipe only takes 4 simple ingredients. The ingredients are belimbing buluh, red onion, anchovies, and also red chili.

Picture: Resipi Bonda

According to many people, the process of making this sambal hitam would take a very long time to be done. There is a very special way to cook this sambal hitam from Pahang. It does not take an hour or two to cook but it takes hours. The manufacturing process is quite complicated and also time-consuming.

It goes well with steamed white rice, brown rice, or even porridge. This sambal hitam really enhances the taste of the food. Once you taste it, your mouth will definitely have a fusion of flavors and you will surely crave more of it.

Sources: Cookpad.

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Step & Repeat, First-Ever Global TikTok Reality Show Based On Style Launched



KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 — Glamhive and Mary Kay Global Design Studio have announced Step & Repeat, the first-ever style show launching on TikTok.

Step & Repeat is a five-week style competition and mentorship programme where wardrobe stylists, make-up artists, and hair stylists worldwide compete in the fast-paced environment of TikTok to drive their business success.

The international competition is open to all and goes live on June 22 on TikTok, according to a statement.

TikTok’s community has been growing at an incredible pace since the start of the pandemic, and unique new talents are being discovered daily on the platform.

Step & Repeat is the first-ever global style competition on TikTok, giving structure, recognition, and rewards to winners weekly.

Glamhive and the Mary Kay Global Design Studio have partnered to create Step & Repeat as a global stage open to anyone who wants to explode onto the international scene and get recognised for their incredible talents in wardrobe, make-up, and hair styling.

Each week, Step & Repeat’s host, Johnny Wujek will announce a theme-based challenge, and TikTok users will create their best wardrobe, make-up, or hair style look for that theme.

Videos will incorporate the show’s custom sound, ‘Step & Repeat’, the hashtag #stepandrepeat, and the hashtag associated with each challenge, enabling all entries to be discoverable by the show’s judges.

At the end of each challenge, Wujek will announce the winner in each category: wardrobe, make-up, and hair. Each winner will receive a cash prize and a one-hour mentoring session with one of the 19 industry leaders stepping up to provide mentorship.

At the end of the five weeks, Step & Repeat will announce one overall winner for each category, crowning it the very best in wardrobe, make-up, and hair based on entries from worldwide.

More details at

Sources: BERNAMA

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