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Lifestyle 26 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Trailblazing the Sarawak treks

Australian couple, 31-year-old Tig Pocock and Minda Lowry, 30, took took one year off work to live in the Land of the Hornbill. They wanted to get to know Lowry#8217;s relatives, rediscover her Iban roots and revel in nature#8217;s gems.

AseanPlus News 09 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Floods worsen in China, S. Asia

Thirteen people have died, thousands of villages are besieged and more than a million residents are stranded in the worst floods since 1991 in China's Huai River valley, officials said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 08 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Holes blown in dikes to control floods in China

Five people have died and more than 370,000 have been evacuated as huge holes were blown in dikes in east China to tackle flood waters that are at record highs, officials said yesterday.

Nation 04 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Law: Manage peat soil and land well to avoid disasters

Peat soil and land in Malaysia must be better managed so that they will not become a #8220;time bomb#8221; and spark dangers of bush fires and sinking of populated areas.

AseanPlus News 30 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Law to protect wetlands passed

WETLANDS in north-east China's Heilongjiang Province will be better protected after the provincial legislature recently adopted regulations to conserve the so-called #8220;lungs of the earth#8221;.

Lifestyle 28 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Dumb City, smart tunnel

By ANDREW SIA.

AseanPlus News 23 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hainan sets up 66 nature reserves

HAINAN Province, in the southernmost China, has built 66 nature reserves covering a total area of 2.69 million hectares.

Nation 23 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

SNAP to assess progress of Dayaks

A study will be conducted to assess the achievements of the Dayak community, which produced Sarawak#8217;s first chief minister, the late Tan Sri Stephen Kalong Ningkan.

AseanPlus News 22 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Super sewer system shapes up

SINGAPORE#8217;S underground sewage superhighways are taking shape. About 70% of the 48km of tunnels in Phase One of the S$7bil (RM15.4bil) scheme have been tunnelled, and the project is on course to meet its 2008 completion date.

Lifestyle 17 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tourist ‘hot spot’ with a toxic past

Weldon Spring in Missouri may be an unlikely monument to the United States' toxic past but officials claim that this tourist site is free from radioactive danger, writes STEPHANIE SIMON.