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Letters 27 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

A neutral and dynamic alliance

THE mid-20th century was the era of decolonisation, as imperial powers receded from their colonial possessions in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It was also an era sandwiched historically between the end of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War.

Lifestyle 27 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lemming link

THE cycle of the lemming population and migration southwards has some bearing on the Chinese 12-year zodiac cycle, avers DR. ONG HEAN-TATT.

Lifestyle 29 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Dior captures interest

WHAT better way to launch an anti-ageing range of products than at a spa resort? As Christian Dior#8217;s new Capture R60/80 is targeted specifically at managing wrinkles, MICHELE LIAN got some dewy-glow action in Langkawi.

Lifestyle 30 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

The Snake Charmer

USUALLY constellations rich in legend have a pattern of stars which, with the application of some imagination, can suggest the object they are named after and contain at least some bright stars.

Lifestyle 31 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Second chance

THE uplifting story of Michael Tonge, who so shone for First Division Sheffield United on Jan 8, does not cast much light on whether Sir Alex Ferguson was right or wrong to release him from Manchester United#8217;s academy.

Lifestyle 01 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cheongsam, the long and short of it

The cheongsam has it origins in the clothing of Manchu women of the Qing Dynasty. A nip here and a tuck there, and the cheongsam as we know it was born. Long sleeves were shortened considerably, the slit on the skirt was slashed higher, and while the cleavage is still hidden, the tight outline of the bust, waist and hip tantalised the imagination.

Lifestyle 01 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tai Kor on a quest

It's Chinese New Year, which means ang pao, kuih kapit. . . and Jackie Chan movies. Asia's biggest action hero was in Taipei, Taiwan to promote the timely release of his latest flick, Shanghai Knights. LEE SIEW PENG was there to find out what makes Tai Kor tick.

Business 01 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

What’s the deal with fee compensation?

According to the president of the Association of Accredited Advertising Agents (4As), Khoo Boo Boon, some 130 agency folk - some with clients in tow - attended the half-day seminar about 10 days ago on the subject of implementing a fee-based system for agencies.

Lifestyle 01 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rotarians, youngsters go caving

The trip to the Gua Tempurung was the culmination of three months of hard work. YONG SIEW ONN only regret is that he didn't get to do this, maybe, 20 years ago.

Business 01 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Common sense stock picking

By Yeoh Keat Seng