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Nation 10 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Last tin dredge for tourist draw

Perak wants to restore its only remaining tin dredge near Tanjung Tualang, about 40km from here, and make it a popular tourist attraction.

Lifestyle 12 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Begonias under threat

Begonias are prized the world over for their attractive, variegated leaves but logging of forests and quarrying on limestone hills are robbing these plants of their habitats.

Lifestyle 12 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Journey of discovery

When renowned botanist Dr Ruth Kiew contracted him as the photographer for her book on begonias, little did Yap Kok Sun realise that the assignment would stretch over four years.

Lifestyle 19 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Mine it for education and tourism

A book on Kinta Valley would not be complete without mentioning the tin-mining activities that put the area on the world map.

Lifestyle 19 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Much more than tin

The Kinta Valley in Perak is an area rich in historical events and pioneer activities as well as tin ore. CHRISTINA KOH speaks to the authors of a heritage book.

Lifestyle 02 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Eye-opening trip

ANTHONY THANASAYAN visits Ipoh, and while he generally had a fun trip, there was a downside to it - the almost complete lack of disabled friendly facilities in the city.

Lifestyle 07 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Local parks and wildlife reserves in peril

Malaysia is not short of parks and wildlife reserves but are these sites being managed for conservation or have they merely been turned into new destinations for mass tourism?

Business 13 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

New Ipoh condos modelled after Mont’Kiara

THE former black area of Bercham in Ipoh is set to take on a new look, modelled after Mont'Kiara in Kuala Lumpur.

Community 21 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Take a trip to an ancient ‘palace’

B>A/BBIG welcome awaits visitors to Kota Kayang Museum, a treasure trove of Perlis history.

Community 23 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Take a trip to an ancient ‘palace’

A big welcome awaits visitors to Kota Kayang Museum, a treasure trove of Perlis history. Built as a replica of a palace in an ancient sultanate, the wooden structure houses the history of both early Perlis and Kedah civilisations.