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Nation 05 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Breaking the ice with just a smile

A smile is all it takes to break the ice when making friends here, said British tourist Geoff Young. 'A smile is understood in all languages. The people here are so friendly and all I have to do is smile at them and their whole face brightens up!

Nation 21 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Stunning actress Betty Banafe says it is still talent that counts

As the seductress Zaitun in the U-wei Shaari movie I>Buai Laju-Laju/I>, Betty Banafe made heads turn.

Nation 14 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Rising star with many talents plays seductress in U-Wei’s film

She grew up with Arabic music, I>ghazal/Iand I>zapin/Iand plays the traditional I>gambus /I>pretty well. Betty Banafe also excels in belly dancing.

Business 08 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Beauty is her forte

It isn#8217;t often that young people leave secondary school brimming with plans to set up a business. But that was what P. Sujatha, who was single-minded in her pursuit of becoming a beautician and one day open a beauty parlour, had set for herself when she left school.

Lifestyle 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Making history come alive

The past and present come alive at the newly opened Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore. A few hours in this fascinating place is not enough, VERONICA SHUNMUGAM discovers.