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Lifestyle 10 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Space for the departed

Squeezed for space, ageing Japan rethinks how to deal with funeral practices, writes ERIC TALMADGE.

Health 02 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Tsunami health threats

The immediate impact of last Sunday's events is still reverberating throughout the region. The aftermath of the disaster sees multiple threats to human health.

Nation 04 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Gurney Drive stays toll-free under PORR project

Gurney Drive will remain #8220;toll-free#8221; to the public under the proposed RM1.02bil Penang Outer Ring Road (PORR) project.

Nation 16 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Author spends 20 years on history book

His passion to know about his ancestors propelled him through 20 years of painstaking research, exploration of graveyards, financial constraints and two heart attacks.

Lifestyle 09 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Office harmony

READERS frequently lament that they have arranged their property according to Vasthu Sastra rules but still face problems in their lives. One reason for this could be that their offices are not in harmony. Workspaces, too, should be harmonised as much as possible as we spend the prime hours of the day at work.

Lifestyle 13 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

He cleaned up good

GANESH Arumugam is a different breed of man. It's hard to believe that this pint-sized, Form Three dropout from Rawang, Selangor, was once a drug addict and gang member. Today, the 33-year-old has not just cleaned up his act but is the director of Osteomed (M) Sdn Bhd and the proud owner of several vintage cars.

Lifestyle 19 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tokyo travel tips

Nor is it true that Japan is a conformist society. For here in Tokyo one can see a striking contrast in most things, from youths sporting bizarre clothes and dyed hairstyles to hordes of office workers in grey suits rushing to the subways. During peak hour one can hear the stomping of stilettos as women run to catch the trains.

Lifestyle 21 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Haunted houses

Low frequency infrasound caused by bad building design or other factors may be linked to haunted places, claims Dr ONG HEAN-TATT.

AseanPlus News 06 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Thousands prefer to stay at home for Ching Ming

Thousands of people shunned visits to mainland China and local graveyards to mark the ancient Ching Ming festival yesterday, favouring the sanctity of home as a killer pneumonia outbreak left residents stricken with fear.

Nation 06 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Singaporeans ignore virus to celebrate Qing Ming

The outbreak of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) has not stopped Karine Nim or other Singaporeans from joining relatives here for the annual Qing Ming event.