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World 10 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

Thailand woos foreign golfers with sun, sand traps

BANGKOK (Reuters Life!) - Glittering temples, bargain-filled markets, stunning beaches and verdant golf courses: for an increasing number of visitors, Thailand is the ideal recession-friendly holiday destination, down to a tee.

Community 10 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Yap paints the plants out of admiration

A FLOWER as common as bougainvillea can be easily overlooked but to artist Yap Kim Boon, its beauty is stunning.

Nation 20 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Consider Kelantan, tourists told

With about 350 homestay facilities available throughout the state, Tourism Malaysia Kelantan wants those planning their holidays during the festive season, to consider the 'Cradle of Malay Culture' as their preferred destination.

World 30 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Sunshine, sewage to power cities of the future

LILLE, France (Reuters) -

Community 29 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Plunder part of price to pay for growth

THE price to pay for development is steep and evidence is slowly emerging in the South Klang Valley of the sacrifices needed to spur growth.

Nation 29 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

More tourists evacuated in Machu Picchu

Skies cleared over the fabled Machu Picchu citadel Thursday, speeding the evacuation of stranded tourists, many of whom were left to eat from communal pots and sleep outdoors after weekend flooding and mudslides cut access to the area.

Community 13 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

Trailblazers show the way

Avid Hashers and outdoorenthusiasts can look forward to anexciting new challenge - the 'End ofthe World to the Beginning of theWorld' trek. A veteran Hasher shareswith StarMetro readers the details ofthe scenic nature trail which he hashelped to map out.

World 25 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Brazil taps small farmers for biofuels campaign

GETULIO VARGAS, Brazil (Reuters) - With its biofuels business increasingly dominated by giant corporations, Brazil is seeking to extend its biofuels sector to include farmers like Lucas Scariot, who makes around $10,000 per year

World 10 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Peru water wars threaten agricultural export boom

ICA, Peru (Reuters) - The World Bank, which has lent millions of dollars to turn Peru's fragile desert coast into verdant farmland, has stumbled into a film noir scene straight out of Roman Polanski's 'Chinatown' about the violent water wars of 1930s Los Angeles.

Community 07 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

Park all spruced up

From Liew Khooi Cheng Dr Pola Singh,Friends of Bukit Kiara