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Lifestyle 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Secret behind sticky snack

The best 'heong paeng' or fragrant biscuit is made in the traditional way by a family in a new village in Ipoh, discovers CHOO DEE LERN. The popular snack is baked in a clay oven using coconut husk as fuel to give the biscuits that special flavour.

Lifestyle 31 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Portrait of a leader

The life story of a woman who struggled for freedom, fought for women#8217;s rights and became Malaysia#8217;s first woman Minister has been recorded for posterity, writes LI EE KEE.

Lifestyle 01 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rotarians, youngsters go caving

The trip to the Gua Tempurung was the culmination of three months of hard work. YONG SIEW ONN only regret is that he didn't get to do this, maybe, 20 years ago.

Lifestyle 03 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

It's all in the genes

Prof Andy Choo left home a long time ago to pursue an interest in genetics. Today he has built a successful career tinkering with human DNA and making significant scientific findings. MICHELLE LIAN has the story.

Lifestyle 07 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

'Was' rather than 'were'

READERS write in with their opinions on English usage.

Lifestyle 08 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Learning the bass guitar

THE electric bass guitar is a physically demanding instrument, so it#8217;s important to get the basics right.

Lifestyle 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Saving life and limb with oxygen therapy

FORTY-ONE people have avoided possible amputation of their limbs by undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in a local hyperbaric chamber.

Lifestyle 18 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Of monsters and guerillas

PAPAN is not just a little ghost town in Perak. It is full of colourful stories and awesome legends which an author wants to record for posterity, reports CHRISTINA KOH.

Lifestyle 24 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

A bird in the eye

No bird is too far away to look at if you have a digiscope. The #8216;father of digiscoping#8217; talks to CHRISTINA KOH.

Health 27 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

New disc for old

Degenerative disc disease or what is commonly termed as #8216;slipped disc#8217; can bring about chronic pain which diminishes the quality of life. Here#8217;s the good news: a revolutionary new procedure which replaces worn discs in the lumbar spine with state-of-the-art cobalt chromium implants is now available locally. The new technique, known as total disc replacement, promises to put the spring back into your step within a matter of days.