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Education 25 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Academics despair as looters cart away Basra University

Every morning, the professors and students come to Basra University and watch one more donkey pull one more load of loot from the place. Every morning, they stand around and look at the wreckage of what was once one of Iraq's premier institutions of higher learning and ask: How? Why?

AseanPlus News 16 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Artefacts support theory on settlement

EXCAVATIONS in Singapore over 20 years have lent weight to the theory that a thriving overseas Chinese settlement existed here about 500 years before Stamford Raffles arrived.

Lifestyle 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Making history come alive

The past and present come alive at the newly opened Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore. A few hours in this fascinating place is not enough, VERONICA SHUNMUGAM discovers.

Lifestyle 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Great galleries

Spread over three rooms on two levels, this is the museum#8217;s largest gallery. Collections mirror 5,000 years of the region#8217;s various cultures and their links with Singapore.

Lifestyle 10 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Luxuriating in aqua paradise

The legendary Swiss hotelier Cesar Ritz (1850-1918) once said, #8220;Never say no when a client asks for something even if it is the moon.#8221; Today, Ritz#8217;s maxim sets the standard for Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts worldwide. At the Ritz-Carlton Bali Resort and Spa, LEONG SIOK HUI discovers why the Ritz-Carlton name is synonymous with flawless service and indulgent luxury.

Nation 07 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Contribute artefacts on state, Kedahans urged

Kedah needs more documentation of its historical artefacts for display in the various galleries and museums in the state, Culture, Arts and Tourism Minister Datuk Paduka Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 24 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Excavation opens doors to old city

AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL excavation at Padang has turned up artefacts to support the theory that there was already an ancient city teeming with trade in Singapore as early as the 14th century.

Lifestyle 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Shining symbols of silver

'Four Centuries of Silver' is Margaret Duda#8217;s journey into this fascinating world, brought about by a couple of needle cases she picked up in a southern Pennsylvania antiques mall.

Education 13 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Garden International's cultural bash

WITH students from 58 different countries, Garden International School (GIS) in Kuala Lumpur is a microcosm of the world community. Once a year, the school celebrates its ethnic and cultural diversity by holding an International Week, during which students trade knowledge and information about their home cultures and customs.

Business 09 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Crowds flocking to RM6m SugarBun flagship outlet

HOMEGROWN fast food restaurant chain SugarBun#146;s most ambitious project, a RM6mil destination centre in Beach Street, Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, is drawing in the crowds.