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Nation 09 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Quarry operators: Show Perak allows blasting hills

Notice boards to identify authorised quarries should be placed at quarry zones, especially along the highway, to fend off public criticisms that operators were defacing limestone hills.

Nation 22 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Expert: List out limestone flora

There is an urgent need to publish inventories of limestone flora in Sarawak#8217;s Mulu, Niah and Bau areas to assist management and conservation efforts, said Singapore Botanic Garden botanist Dr Ruth Kiew.

Nation 25 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Bau limestone hills come under scrutiny

An inventory project currently underway will determine the conservation needs of the 19 limestone hills in the gold-rich town of Bau. These hills are facing fast encroaching development, said Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC) acting chief executive officer Datin Eileen Yen.

Education 02 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

A surprising lot to see

IF you have never visited Perak, you will be surprised that there's a lot to see and do there. This holiday, why not take a bus or train ride to Ipoh and explore the state capital, which has many memorials and structures that hark back to pre-war Malaya.

Lifestyle 06 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

A divine meal at an Ipoh coffeeshop

One mention of the dish, and our local and foreign friends alike look heavenwards and breathe out the word: 'Divine.'

Nation 24 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Power tower mars garden, say residents

A group of residents are up in arms against the high-tension transmission tower put up at Kek Look Tong here and want the structure moved to restore the serene beauty of the temple grounds.

Lifestyle 06 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Knowing the palm plant

Few groups of plants can match the splendour of palms. From minute forest plants to lofty trees with leaves twice the height of a man, palms have an exotic appeal which makes them a perennial favourite. As many species in Malaysia can only survive in the wild, conservation of these evergreens has become a pressing concern.

Lifestyle 27 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Treasure trove of snails

Limestone outcrops scattered all over Sabah are cradles of snail evolution, writes DR MENNO SCHILTHUIZEN.

Nation 06 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Quarry operators: Ban can jeopardise industry in Perak

Quarry operators in Perak want the state government to rethink its ban on quarrying activities visible from main roads and highways.

Nation 06 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Operators: Ban can jeopardise quarry industry

Quarry operators in Perak want the state government to rethink its ban on quarrying activities visible from main roads and highways.