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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

AseanPlus News 20 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Death for body parts murderer

THE High Court has sentenced Kallang body parts murderer Leong Siew Chor to death for killing his 22-year-old Chinese lover, throwing out the 51-year-old's story that the couple made a suicide pact.

World 21 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Seminis Monsanto-tie fuels "super vegetables"

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - At Seminis Inc., the world's largest fruit and vegetable seed company, carrots come in a rainbow of colors and flavors, lettuce grows perfectly sandwich-sized, and a menu of

Community 05 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Building's origins still a subject of dispute

STANDING amidst imposing trees and looming hills, the grandeur of Suffolk House, immortalised in a well-known 1818 painting, hardly ever fails to fuel one's imagination.

Community 30 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Village at city’s edge stands its ground

Nestled between Sri Hartamas and Petaling Jaya North is a hilly area that still maintains a rustic charm and verdant greenery despite the rapid development coming up around it.

World 17 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Mines and brides: UN staff tread lightly on Golan

UNTSO OBSERVATION POST 53, Golan Heights (Reuters) - At this bunker overlooking one of the world's toughest battle grounds, there are no guns or tanks -- nothing more belligerent, in fact, than a boxing bag hung close to the observation deck.