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Lifestyle 04 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Expressive Thai silk

Hold on to that weave! The elegant but somewhat crusty Thai silk is undergoing an image makeover and emerging a winner in the style stakes. REENA GURBAKSH takes a look at fashion#8217;s new silken story.

Business 18 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Investors should pay more attention to dividends

ON Wednesday, merchant banking group CIMB Bhd sprang a pleasant surprise on its shareholders and the market by announcing a hefty special dividend a mere four months after its listing on the KLSE.

Nation 15 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Carpet sale for a worthy cause

Those who want to buy handmade Kashmiri carpets at low prices can go to a carpet sale at the Bangsar Seafood Village here from April 19 to 27 and for a good cause - to raise funds for the Malaysian International Peace Fund.

Lifestyle 06 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Literature through the ages

'Classic' is a word that's thrown around a lot by publishers. But we shouldn't be too quick to apply that label, writes Prof LIM CHEE SENG. He takes a look at some universally acclaimed texts to see what makes a true classic.

Lifestyle 30 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

'Super black' likely to have optical instruments application

British scientists at the cutting edge of physics fashion have come up with #8220;the new black#8221; #8211; a material darker than any other made on Earth.

Lifestyle 11 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Heart and craft

An artist shows how she can express her creativity through glass and paint, the result of which are saleable art pieces. TUNKU SHAHARIAH reports.

Lifestyle 09 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pastry with a Parisian touch

Dorie Greenspan#8217;s life recently became sweeter. The renowned food writer and columnist for I>Bon Appetit /I>magazine is a New Yorker who also now spends about a week a month in Paris where she indulges her passion for pastry.

Lifestyle 08 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

A friend indeed

While the public only know Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah as the Sultan of Selangor, not many get the chance to know him personally. Who is the man who wears the crown? KEE HUA CHEE penetrates a circle of friends who have known Tuanku for decades.

Nation 08 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fulfilling a Ruler's destiny

The nation will witness Selangor's new Ruler, its ninth Sultan crowned Saturday, according to traditional rites and customs of the state's Sultanate, one of Malaysia's oldest. Proclaimed Sultan of Selangor on Nov 22,2001, upon the demise of his father, then the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, the Raja Muda Selangor Tengku Idris Shah became Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah. KEE HUA CHEE details the fascinating life of a man destines to be Sultan.

Lifestyle 02 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

March happenings

Arts calendar for Asia.