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Lifestyle 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Orangutans are cultured beings

Orangutans #8211; those tree-living apes with the flashy red manes #8211; have distinct cultures that dictate how they build their nests, use tools, eat, show off for each other and even how they say good night, according to a study published recently.

Lifestyle 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Art for all

VICTOR CHIN writes about a unique experience when he participated in a programme that introduces disabled young people to the arts.

Lifestyle 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

New international flavour

Twenty-two years after its debut release, I>SARE /I>(Southeast Asian Review of English) has gone international #8211; Volume No. 44 (June 2002) boasts input by literary and linguistic scholars from around the world.

Lifestyle 13 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fighting with words

RITA Gomez Biddulph was not one to let difficult situations prevent her from reaching her dreams. Overcoming financial obstacles, she worked her way to an amazing career as a journalist for Reuters and then lawyer for the UK Government. ELIZABETH TAI met her in London recently.

Lifestyle 13 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

The dark force

SHA, the malevolent force of feng shui, originate from the harmful radiation and positive ions released from underground water veins and fault lines, writes DR ONG HEAN-TATT.

Lifestyle 14 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

My new year resolution

JUST the other day, my mother asked me what the word #8220;zephyr#8221; meant.

Lifestyle 15 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Being Chinese

I WAS watching a CNN talk show where Lorraine Hahn was interviewing world figure-skating champion Michelle Kwan when it suddenly hit me how two absolutely Chinese-looking ladies could express themselves unabashedly in engaging American accent and demeanour.

Lifestyle 16 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pitching for a better year

THANK you kindly from the bottom of my heart to the many of you who wrote, e-mailed and telephoned me in support of my recent and personal 2002 look-back #8211; as well as the 2003 articles on my expectations for the disabled in this column.

Lifestyle 16 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Language Power on Display

HERE are some samples from which you might draw inspiration.

Lifestyle 16 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Learn a word a day

READERS write in with their New Year resolutions to improve their command of English.