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Education 19 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

The icing on the cake

The chance to attend aconvocation in Australiagot NITHYA SIDHHUpondering on thedifferences between thegraduation ceremoniesthere and in Malaysia.

Community 02 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

When the going gets tough...

B>I/B>F you are game for a challenging five-hour hike through the Penang Hill Forest Challenge trail, put on proper sports attire and head for the Penang Hill Railway station.

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.

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.

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.

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 23 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Cooling down at the peak

B>I/B>F you love outdoor activities like jungle trekking and camping as well as the tranquillity and cool mountain air, then the Gunung Jerai rainforest in northern Kedah is the perfect place.

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.

World 27 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Dubai's man-made islands anger environmentalists

DUBAI (Reuters) - Billion-dollar islands being built off the coast of Dubai offer wealthy tourists a chance to leave the world behind, but environmentalists say the Gulf's delicate marine ecosystem is paying the price for this perfect escape.

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.