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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 05 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Space station faces new challenges

AN UNMANNED Russian resupply craft lifted off on Sunday from the Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, carrying mail, food, propellants and scientific equipment to the International Space Station #8211; the multibillion-dollar and partially completed platform whose uncertain future became more so after the space shuttle Columbia disaster.

Lifestyle 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Left veer tendency

From Musidin Kasim

Lifestyle 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Go, look, stop

MOST, if not all, of us have flirted with the thought of driving like a demon who leaves the rest gasping in the wake of his arrogant dust and exhaust fumes.

Lifestyle 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Looking to the rainforest

A DECADE ago, the luxury German carmaker Daimler-Benz #8211; now the DaimlerChrysler company #8211; embarked on a project in Brazil to use coconut fibre for vehicle components. Para University recently recognised DaimlerChrysler#8217;s contribution by awarding Mathias Kleinert, vice-president of external affairs and public policy at DaimlerChrysler, an honorary doctorate.

Lifestyle 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Dear Peter...

From Alone But Not Lonely, Serdang

Lifestyle 18 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hope for 'green cars'

THE future is here as Japan recently launched #8216;green cars#8217; which run on fuel cells, writes CHANG-RAN KIM.

Lifestyle 18 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Feline fragrance

FEMALE cheetahs at the Bronx Zoo in New York just love Calvin Klein#8217;s Obsession for Men. No, they don#8217;t dab their favourite perfume behind their ears, but they do enjoy rubbing up against tree stumps sprayed with it.

Lifestyle 23 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Born to be wild

WHEN it comes to turbo units, Mitsubishi knows its stuff. This was evident in the exciting stint we recently had with its Storm Evo. This time around, it was another fire-breathing animal in the guise of the Airtrek Turbo-R. LOUIS CHEANG writes.

Lifestyle 23 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Gauging idling quality

From Richard Ling.