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By Massita Ahmad

Bernama's correspondent in Singapore Massita Ahmad shares her take across the Causeway.

SINGAPORE (Bernama) -- They come in red or even brown hues, made from meat, provide 210 kilocalorie per serving, preferably served hot and they recently raised eyebrows in Malaysia.

Do you know what are they? The thing that I'm talking about goes by many names - frankfurters, franks, wieners, weenies, tube steak, sausage but almost everyone knows them as the delicious 'hotdog'.

The hotdog has been in Malaysia for decades now and sold by the fast food outlets and vendors across the country while the raw hotdogs - frankfurters or sausages - are easily available at the convenience stores or supermarkets.

By Ali Imran Mohd Noordin

CYBERJAYA (Bernama) -- Consumers are well aware of the host of different communication gadgets and services available today to stay connected.

By Nurul Halawati Mohamad Azhari

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- How many times a day do you wash your hands? How many times a day do you make your children wash their hands?

By Ainul Huda Mohamed Saaid

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- "Diabesity", a term combining obesity and type 2 diabetes, is likely to be the biggest epidemic in human history says a renowned diabetes expert, Professor Paul Zimmet.

By Melati Mohd Ariff

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Perhaps many were relieved when the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) decided to retain the subsidy of the cooking oil sold in one kilogramme polybags.

By Sarimah Othman

(This is the first of a two-part article on the efforts taken by local NGOs to reduce food wastage and feed the hungry)

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- While there are already existing initiatives in the city to save food that will otherwise be wasted and distribute it to the needy, two organisations are set to launch smartphone applications that will take the whole process to the next level.

By Sakini Mohd Said

Why should the earth's resources be spent to create a new product that can also be produced using recyclables? This last of two series is on the effort of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to inculcate in society a greener lifestyle.

BUTTERWORTH (Bernama) -- Many do not realise that their mobile phones may still be valuable, even after its service life.

This is because in mobile phones and other electronic devices, there are valuable metals like aluminium, copper and even gold.

More than 90 percent of the parts in mobile devices and its accessories can be extracted through a proper recycling method to be made into a new electronic product.