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Nation 27 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Johor to build high bridges across rivers

Johor wants all future bridge projects across major rivers in the state to be built high above the water level to allow boats to pass under them.

Education 27 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lesson on how precious and fragile life is

Ose is principal of the Hamanogo Elementary School with 723 students in Chigasaki, some 50km southwest of Tokyo. Being an educator for 35 years and to the last, he decided to show the process of his life fading away after he found he had an advanced cancer in September 1999, challenging the social tendency to avoid exposing children to death and grief.

Business 24 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Venture capital firms seen changing strategies

VENTURE capital companies are changing their investment strategies to counter the severe decline in deal flows as most business proposals by local entrepreneurs have been exhausted.

Health 20 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

A model for health

JUST as there is no such thing as a perfect tax system, there is also no such thing as a perfect healthcare system.

Nation 10 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Johor water cuts to continue

The massive statewide exercise by Syarikat Air Johor Holdings Sdn Bhd (SAJH) to replace old pipes and install new ones will result in continuous disruption of water supply in the state.

Lifestyle 03 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Popular instant meals

B>N/B>OODLES (I>meen /I>in Cantonese or I>mee/Iin Hokkien) have become a popular alternative to rice in our daily meals. There are both fresh and dehydrated forms of noodles in the market. Let us take a closer look at these products.

Nation 26 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ling: I'll be happy to give Chan overview of ministry

Datuk Seri Dr Ling Liong Sik said he will be very happy to assist Datuk Chan Kong Choy when the latter takes up the post of Transport Minister next week.

AseanPlus News 24 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Singapore 'no' to shorter work week

B>SINGAPORE:/BCalls to shorten Singapore#8217;s current five-and-a-half-day work week to give employees a better work-life balance have been rejected, it was reported yesterday. Now is not the time for the civil service to switch to a five-day work week, said Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Lifestyle 23 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

New look housing

Enlivened by roof dormers, porches, cosy courtyards and pedestrian pathways, these low-rises exude an air of comfort and spaciousness, and can easily pass off as housing for an upscale neighbourhood. But the Tower Apartments (top pic) in Rohnert Park, California, and the Klahanie Issaqua project (bottom pic) in Washington were designed specifically for the lower income group. World renowned architect and town planner Michael Pyatok shares with I>StarTwo/Ihow quality can come at a price - an affordable price.

Lifestyle 20 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fake legs for animals

Some animals are getting a second chance at a full life thanks to prosthetic limbs, reports JAMES HANNAH.