The Kurang Manis (Sugar, Less) Podcast

Bahasa Malaysia presents The Kurang Manis (Sugar, Less) Podcast, a different take on health & fitness with personalities from Asia and the Pacific.

We meet athletes, medical doctors, allied health professionals, the fitness and wellness world — you, perhaps? Join co-hosts Nikki Yeo and Jasmine Low and bring your cuppa tea! In Malaysia, it’s the Teh Tarik, made frothy by swift hand movements of a tea-pulling expert but 8tsp of condensed milk?! Kurang manis, boss! Sugar, less please…

Kurang Manis won a Motion Picture Association APAC script-to-screen prize (see credits below).

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    Livestreamed Interview with Datuk Nicol David, World No. 1 Squash Champion, named The World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time. The Malaysian retired professional squash player is currently in her second base Colombia, South America and met with Asia Fitness Today co-hosts Nikki Yeo in Kuala Lumpur and Jasmine Low […]
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Asia Fitness Today is on a mission; MISSION 2030 — to halve NCD rates in the Asia Pacific region by 2030 read about the silent pandemic… Kurang Manis is an impact project that sets out to provide educational entertainment to the general public. If you like what we do, please help to share our podcast and website on social media or with someone you know and care about so we can perpetuate ripples of awareness in the community. It begins with a whisper, a drop in the ocean and slowly, change can happen. It begins with us.


KURANG MANIS is a documentary-in-the-making and was first awarded a special prize at the 2019 Script-to-Screen Workshop Malaysia co-organised by Motion Picture Association – Asia PacificWildsnapper TV & FINAS with judges, U-Wei Bin Haji SaariStephen Jenner & Jason van Genderen and guided by filmmaker Tan Chui Mui. A production by, co-produced by Jasmine Low & Nikki Yeo, filmmaker mentor Jules Ong, sound engineering mentor Werner Theunissen, technical engineer Rod Morri of Sydney Podcast Studios.

The Kurang Manis Podcast is created, written, produced & co-hosted by Nikki Yeo in Kuala Lumpur & Jasmine Low in Sydney – two everyday people who just want to make a change in the world starting with themselves.

Read more about KURANG MANIS impact documentary project here.

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