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DID you know there are 'Viagra' prawns in Sarawak? No, they are not highly sexed crustaceans, nor are they prawns that have a Viagra effect. Instead, these are dried prawns - or I>heh-bee/I>, as the Hokkiens call them - that are stiff and straight rather than curled, hence the cheeky moniker.
When the new owners of Broome's Cable Beach Club Resort unveiled the world's largest crystal Buddha statue in late 2003, they were not just paying homage to an extraordinary beach retreat. The new 'Buddha's Sanctuary' meditation pavilion also typifies the multi-racial spirit of harmony and tolerance that has long permeated this colourful Western Australian port town.
I>Pygmalion/I(1916), based on a Greek myth, is Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw's tale about human values in a complex society. 'Pygmalion' will run till Oct 30 at Pentas 1, KLPac.
The I>USS Nimitz/Iis reputedly the world's largest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, and it berthed at Port Klang recently. LIZ PRICE was invited to tour the ship and savoured the experience.