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World 24 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM

Singapore's "magic monkey" trees inspire cult,cynics

SINGAPORE (Reuters Life!) - Buddha sat for years under one to find enlightenment, and scientist Isaac Newton had his epiphany in another's shade. But for many Singaporeans, trees are useful for a more prosaic quest -- lucky lottery numbers.

Community 28 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

Mont’ Kiara condo champ

It bags award for the second time.

World 25 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Chinese hope the spice is right in bird flu fight

GULONG, China (Reuters) - In a large concrete yard covered with two-foot-high rows of star anise seeds, farmers shovel the pungent spice into boxes for export.

Community 11 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Japanese food in tranquil setting

B>T/B>HE moon is a brilliant orb in the inky sky, the ocean is glassy and calm. Occasional swells cause the seawater to slap against the wooden bottom of the sampan as the weathered old fisherman lights the torch. It only takes a few minutes before gleaming shoals of fish and translucent squid swarm towards the sampan. The night's catch is in.

Community 21 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Alluring secrets of Pantai Merdeka

B>M/B>ANY people are aware of the splendour of Langkawi and its azure waters but few know of the beguiling secrets of the white sandy beach at Pantai Merdeka on mainland Kedah.

AseanPlus News 14 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Return of tourists brings back the smiles

After a deadly insurgency erupted in Indian Kashmir and tourists shunned the region, Abdul Rashid decided to sell his ornately handcarved tourist houseboat.

World 25 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Chinese hope the spice is right in bird flu fight

GULONG, China (Reuters) - In a large concrete yard covered with two-foot-high rows of star anise seeds, farmers shovel the pungent spice into boxes for export.

Nation 14 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Brats begin food journey with visit to country’s largest rice mill

Day Two of the 'Brats Food Journey' programme began with the Malaysian staple - rice.

Community 29 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

The lure of Belum

B>P/B>ERAK has one of the world's most pristine forests in Belum Valley but many people have yet to see it.

Community 05 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Building's origins still a subject of dispute

STANDING amidst imposing trees and looming hills, the grandeur of Suffolk House, immortalised in a well-known 1818 painting, hardly ever fails to fuel one's imagination.