Friday 24 May 2024
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 5): Datuk Dr Tan Chee Khuan says he lives two lives in one lifetime — as a psychiatrist and gallerist. He is also a writer, publisher, collector and philanthropist.

The good doctor has written his autobiography, which will be launched on March 5 at The Art Gallery in Penang, which he set up with his late wife Tan Siau Bian. The launch coincides with the opening of an exhibition of his own paintings. Proceeds of sales from his book and paintings will go to the Penang Home for the Infirm and Aged.

As time ticked away during the pandemic, the watch industry continued to enjoy record growth. Options checks out some of the trends that will dominate watchmaking this year. Among them are a genderless approach to design, blue dials, the use of sustainable materials, brands looking beyond the wrist and consumers heading back to showrooms for unique immersive experiences before making a purchase.

Filmmaker Sanadtkumar Ganesan trains his lens on Malaysians who have made a difference in particular areas, such as chessmaster Genkeswaran Muniyan. Sanadtkumar's made-for-TV documentaries, under a platform called Wanted: Shades of Life, show how people such as Genkeswaran beat the odds to improve his life. The idea is to inspire young viewers to do the same for themselves.

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