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Nation

Experience the world of ginger

Already known for its various 'intelligent' and futuristic buildings, Cyberjaya now boasts one of Malaysia's unique parks - one with the largest collection of ginger species in the country.

Lifestyle

Bangi's best kept secret

Mention Bangi and you#8217;re bound to be greeted with, #8220;Where#8217;s that?#8221;, #8220;So faraway!#8221;, and #8220;What#8217;s there in Bangi?#8221; For those who rarely venture out of KL, Bangi seems light years away. In reality, this growing township is a mere 30-minute drive away from the city centre, located between the famous I>satay/Itown of Kajang and the upcoming areas of Cyberjaya and Putrajaya.

Health

The push to replace ephedra

When the wildly popular drug combo phen-fen was pulled from the market in 1997, people were forced to look elsewhere for weight-loss help. Many turned to a then-mysterious Chinese herb known as ma huang.

Health

This one mostly works

A handy medical reference book which will make an essential addition to the home medical library.

Business

Krames on corporate leadership

LIKE most love affairs which end badly, this one has left a bitter taste in the mouth. Corporate leaders, once superheroes and revered bringers of wealth and happiness, have fallen out of favour with their adoring fans in America.

Lifestyle

Scent of learning

WHAT#8217;S that smell?#8221; asked my five-year-old daughter as she walked past a bakery. Before Chinese New Year, the fragrance of kuih kapit wafted through the neighbourhood.

Business

Customers hold key to entrepreneurs’ success

ENTREPRENEURS can still succeed in a globalised economy dominated by large corporations as long as they focus on and meet the needs of their customers, said Jeffrey A. Krames, author of I>The Jack Welch Lexicon of Leadership/I>.

Business

Nando’s spices up for expansion

NANDO#146;S Chickenland (M) Sdn Bhd #150; the casual dining franchise specialising originally in Afro Portuguese cuisine from Johannesburg, South Africa, and whose menu now includes a range of Malaysian dishes #150; is confident of growth this year, expects to be profitable and is even looking at a listing three years from now.

Health

Lingzhi – wonder mushroom

In traditional Chinese medicine, an odd looking woody mushroom (I>Ganoderma lucidum/I>) has a reputation as a panacea matched only by ginseng. This mushroom has been linked with life-giving and prolonging properties. It is praised as the 'Grass from Heaven' and has been proven clinically to prevent and cure diseases, and possibly, even help extend life.

Lifestyle

A soap of your making

A hot tub full of fragrant lavender water, pearly white shells adorning a soap dish and alluring scent of sandalwood lingering on your skin.