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Lifestyle 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Legendary naval exploits

BROADSIDES: THE AGE OF FIGHTING SAIL, 1775-1815 and COCHRANE: BRITANNIA#8217;S SEA WOLF - Reviews by DZIRHAN MAHADZIR

Lifestyle 27 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

In the image of aliens

RAEL, leader of the Raelians. Who believes that life on Earth was created by aliens from outer space. Who claims to have met the aliens himself. Whose follower produced the first #8216;human clone#8217;. Who is this man who has the world#8217;s scientific and religious communities on edge, debating teh moreality of recreating people in labs?

Lifestyle 28 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Own ma'am and maid

Though she is surrounded by maids, B. LING would rather be her own maid than be involved in one of those horror stories about such hired hands.

Lifestyle 01 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cheongsam, the long and short of it

The cheongsam has it origins in the clothing of Manchu women of the Qing Dynasty. A nip here and a tuck there, and the cheongsam as we know it was born. Long sleeves were shortened considerably, the slit on the skirt was slashed higher, and while the cleavage is still hidden, the tight outline of the bust, waist and hip tantalised the imagination.

Lifestyle 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

One king to rule them all

Central to Zhang Yimou's latest movie, I>Hero/i>, is the emperor Shih Huang-ti who is depicted as a more humane, less malevolent king. But that is not mere cinematic licence on the part of the director; some modern historians, in fact, are re-defining the character of China's first and still larger-than-life emperor, writes LEE KAM HING.

Health 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Supplement questions

With the shift in nutrition pattern towards one of unhealthy excess, the role of supplements in maintaining health is becoming more prominent.

Lifestyle 10 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

EST - Groping in the dark

I HAVE been a Maths and Science teacher for nearly 30 years in Malaysian schools. This year, besides teaching Lower 6 Maths using English (for the second time in my life), I have been asked to teach Form 4 #8220;English for Science and Technology#8221;, a new subject to me and to everyone else I have consulted.

Lifestyle 15 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

The simple life

Fabulous food,picture-book vineyards, towering forests and quaint towns. SHARIFAH INTAN came away entranced by Australia #8217;s South West.

Lifestyle 20 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Local methods

LEST one thinks that Malaysian history is free from any forms of torture, think again. I>Tortura/II>Malacca 2003 /I>has a small section devoted to torture methods used in this corner of the world.

Lifestyle 24 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Behind bars for safety's sake

Beijing officials want to give the city a safe and clean image for the 2008 Olympics, writes JONATHAN ANSFIELD.