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Great diving at the Great Barrier Reef

Off the coast of Australia 's tropical north lies one of the planet 's natural wonders - the Great Barrier Reef..Covering 344,000 sq km,it 's a surreal paradise of over 1,500 fish species and 400 coral varieties. Michael D'Oliveiro goes for an underwater frolic in the world 's biggest aquarium and comes face to face with friendly residents like Wally,the Napoleon Maori Wrasse.

Business

DRB-Hicom warrant not expensive

INTERESTS in DRB-Hicom Bhd shares and warrants could pick up in the near term after its 32 per cent-owned associate company Edaran Otomobil Nasional Bhd (EON) secured a long-awaited motor sales agreement with Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Bhd (Proton) earlier this week.

Nation

Klang Valley to have traffic info system by 2005

Motorists in the Klang Valley can look forward to receiving real-time information on the traffic situation through electronic messaging boards, the Internet, short messaging services, wireless application, protocol-based applications or toll-free numbers.

Business

MISC signs five long-term charter pacts for LNG carriers

MALAYSIA International Shipping Corp Bhd (MISC) has recently signed five long-term charter party agreements for the provision of five 137.1 cu m liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.

Business

Faber faced with limited options

DESPERATE times call for desperate measures. Faber Group Bhd knows this only too well. Saddled with massive debts and exorbitant interest payments, the group needs to fast work out a plan to address its financial woes.

Business

HSBC may not charge any fee for ATM chip card

HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd, which expects to launch its chip-based bankcard in mid-year, may not charge any fee for the card as it would be using a cost-efficient automated teller machine (ATM) system.

Business

SiberHegner plans to set up IT regional hub in Malaysia

SIBERHEGNER (M) Sdn Bhd, member of DKSH group, intends to set up an information technology (IT) centre in Malaysia to centralise and integrate IT systems in its South East Asia operations, said DKSH Holdings Ltd president and CEO, Dr Joerg Wolle.

Business

DiGi eyes 20% of mobile content

DIGI Telecommunications Sdn Bhd is aiming to capture at least 20% share of the country#039;s growing mobile content market this year through its Content Provider Access (CPA) programme, launched yesterday for local and foreign content providers.

Business

MK Land repositioning itself

IN A builders environment today where it seems hip to be viewed as an up-market high-end developer, it has been interesting to watch MK Land Holdings Bhd flaunt its focus on building affordable houses. And it has made some steady profits from it as well, having emerged a strong player in the country's property scene and one of the largest capitalised property companies too.

Lifestyle

Bliss in the city

In that classic children's story. 'Town Mouse and Country Mouse', a city rodent visits his cousin in the 'ulu' and vice versa. Both end up hating each other's lifestyle because it's so strange and different and neither can wait to get back to what they are used to. The classic tale suggests we are all creatures of habit and familiarity, and that pulling up one's roots and replanting them in a new environment is next to impossible. But a young couple and a retiree who exchanged one lifestyle for a completely different one offer a new take on the simple tale. REENA GURBAKSH finds out why a country mouse bolted for the city and why a town mouse headed for the hills.