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The scene looks like a mythical painting of a monk and tiger walking together in peaceful companionship but it indeed is real. A monastery in Thailand is a sanctuary for tigers and other wildlife where even visitors can safely walk among the magnificent beasts.
Tengku Wazirol Azam Raja Jamoon was a I>manja /I>(pampered) boy and very close to his mother. However, during a crisis on Sunday night, when lightning struck a group of 31 campers, including Tengku Wazirol, on Gunung Rajah near here, the teenager showed his true colours and proved his mettle.
TO the uninitiated, it looks like a ragged piece of cloth. But to Sarawakian art collector Edric Ong, the I>pua kumbu /I>is proof that a delightful folk tale passed down through many generations of Ibans is rooted in truth.
Can you imagine a place where babies had their heads smashed against trees while their agonised mothers watched; where life was so cheap that people were killed with blows rather than bullets; where bodies were thrown carelessly into pits by the dozens?That place was the Killing Fields. And you can visit it today as a tourist in Cambodia.
Houses on stilts are nothing new in Malaysia. But throw in a beautiful tropical island, with activities and luxury galore, and you wind up with a romantic, relaxing retreat, as LEE SIEW PENG discovered upon checking into the Langkawi Lagoon Resort.