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I ALWAYS used to look forward to the year-end school holidays. It was a time when my cousins and I will gather in Singapore to spend over a month at the house of our uncle while our parents enjoyed a holiday of their own.
PETALING JAYA: On the back of year-end school holidays and festive seasons, the last three months of 2010 have proved to be another bumper quarter for the local aviation industry, with national carrier Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS) and budget airline AirAsia Bhd both reporting passenger growth that helped boost their financial results.
SINGAPORE: Hotels may have experienced a boost during the December break thanks to the tourism vouchers and the school holidays, but they continue to face an uphill struggle this year without international travellers.
To check the problem of students skipping school after year-end examinations deputy Education minister Datuk Noh Omar suggest that exams be held in the last weeks of the school year.
ON SOME days when Lee Hee Hang looks out of his 32nd floor office, which has a close-up view of the Empire State Building, he wonders how a small town boy from Raub could rise to become a partner in one of the biggest accounting and management firms in the world.
SINGAPORE: Malaysia will remain the key destination for Singaporeans to spend their holidays due to its close geographical proximity and cordial bilateral ties with the country, says Tourism Malaysia director for Singapore, Zalizam Zakaria.
KUALA LUMPUR: THE local bourse, which has been up for three consecutive weeks, could see some profit-taking activities this week as the market consolidates and investors unwind their positions ahead of the Hari Raya holidays, analysts said.
The retail industry is expected to grow bleaker in the second quarter but this will likely change in the third quarter when sales improve.