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Lifestyle 05 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Till death do us part

B>A /B>GROWING number of Japanese women trapped in unhappy marriages, for whom divorce and separation are unthinkable, are opting for freedom beyond the grave by secretly arranging to be buried apart from their husbands.

Lifestyle 08 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Justice for the women

Women#8217;s issues will not go away, even when they lapse from public view. With today being International Women#8217;s Day, TAN LEE KUEN takes a look at what women#8217;s groups have been doing this past year.

Lifestyle 10 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Laws of the hunt

Fugitive recovery is not just a fancy phrase for bounty hunting. It is an intriguing industry that requires some cleaning up in Virginia, the United States, reports TIMOTHY DWYER.

Lifestyle 12 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

The fearless face of Kabul

After years of oppression, Afghan women are learning how to be glamorous again. LUCY MORGAN EDWARDS meets Kabul#8217;s beauty queens.

Lifestyle 13 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

The king's astronomer

King Charles II of England, like his French contemporary King Louis XIV, was a patron of the sciences. In 1675, Charles II broke new ground by appointing an #8220;Astronomical observatory#8221; (a title later changed to Astronomer Royal) to take charge of the newly constructed Greenwich Observatory, east of London.

Lifestyle 13 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Aiming for foreigners

A good holiday can be so therapeutic, given the punishing pace of today#8217;s hectic lifestyles. Take this one step further and work in an enticing holiday cum health package that promises tourists a refreshing, rejuvenating experience, and we could well turn tourism into one of the country's big revenue earners.

Lifestyle 15 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

The ground survey

We made our rounds to check out some clubs downtown. Although there are probably many other nightspots that possibly flout regulations, we are highlighting a few which have fire safety features.

Lifestyle 16 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

No respect from in-laws

A letter from B>Homely but Miserable/B>.

Lifestyle 16 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Enough already

Writes Gavin Bong, Petaling Jaya.

Lifestyle 18 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Dousing the fires of Indonesia

The latest report on Indonesia#8217;s forest fire problem reiterates the findings of previous studies: the blazes can only be doused if the republic uses its land wisely. TAN CHENG LI reports.