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Community 30 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Birch House gets a facelift

THE 97-year-old Birch House at Jalan Datuk Keramat in Penang is being given a new lease of life with a RM2.5mil conservation project.

Community 29 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

RM2.5mil facelift for Birch House

B>T/B>HE 97-year-old Birch House at Jalan Datuk Keramat in Penang is being given a new lease of life with a RM2.5mil conservation project.

Nation 24 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Real gems in a concrete jungle

Old buildings in rural areas and historical buildings in cities are facing greater danger of being lost to development, said Heritage of Malaysia Trust president Tan Sri Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid.

Community 20 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Mansion for the frail

OOI Chuan Aik, a 76-year-old resident of the Penang Home for the Infirm and Aged, may be blind but he happily describes the welfare organisation's new 'second home' - a colonial mansion at 8, Jalan Residensi - as 'beautiful'.

Community 18 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Mansion for the poor

B>O/B>OI Chuan Aik, 76, is blinded by glaucoma but the Penang Home for the Infirm and Aged resident happily describes the we-lfare organisation's new 'se-cond home' - a colonial mansion at 8, Jalan Residensi - as 'beautiful'.

Community 29 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

A passion for classic cars

ACCOMPANYING his father to the Johor Baru circuit to watch racing events since he was 12 instilled in lawyer Datuk K. Kumaraendran a passion for classic cars. Today the Penang criminal lawyer is the proud owner of seven classic cars.

Nation 29 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

RM190m for heritage projects

Under the Ninth Malaysia Plan, RM190mil will be sought for conservation of heritage buildings and sites in the country.

Community 24 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Passion for classic cars

B>G/B>OING to the Johor Baru circuit to watch racing events with his father since he was 12, led lawyer Datuk K. Kumaraendran to have a passion for classic cars.

World 19 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Monks use hi-tech camera to read ancient manuscripts

MOUNT SINAI, Egypt (Reuters) - The world's oldest monastery plans to use hi-tech cameras to shed new light on ancient Christian texts preserved for centuries within its fortress walls in the Sinai Desert.

World 17 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Anti-Myanmar protesters rally for Suu Kyi 60th birthday

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will celebrate yet another birthday under house arrest on Sunday while pro-democracy activists around the world stage protests against the military junta.