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Letters 29 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Penang’s future may be in its past

As authorities struggle to bring back the charm that made Penang famous as the 'Pearl of the Orient', NG SU-ANN and PRISCILLA DIELENBERG talk to people in the tourism industry in this second part of the story on the island's decline as a tourism draw.

Lifestyle 28 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Crafted from rich cultures

THE Thai dancer moved gracefully to the soft strains of I>Orang Ulu/Imusic played on a I>sapeh/I>, displaying a natural dye batik from Sarawak, which impressed the audience at the Aseana Gallery in Suria KLCC early this week.

Nation 22 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Rais: First draft on Heritage Act likely ready by April

The first draft of the proposed Heritage Act is expected to be ready by April next year and will be tabled in Parliament soon after that, said Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim.

AseanPlus News 18 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Cultural heritage high on preservation list

China is building up its own list of intangible cultural heritage to protect ethnic minorities' languages, art, music, dance and religion.

Nation 09 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia shows ‘highest rise in education expenditure’

Malaysia recorded the world's highest increase in total education expenditure from 1998 to 2001, according to the I>2005 Education for All Global Monitoring Report/I>.

Lifestyle 30 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

A grand buka puasa

What's happening in and around the Klang Valley.

Nation 21 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Ministry to set up register of bona fide degrees

The Higher Education Ministry is developing a national register for individuals and corporations to check the authenticity of qualifications in light of the increasing number of bogus degrees in the market.

Lifestyle 17 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Visiting the Island of Gods

South Korea's Jeju Island offers a pleasant experience that mixes natural wonders and entertainment.

Lifestyle 16 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Manila turns on the charm

FEW cities in this region can compare to Manila when it comes to staying vibrant all day and night. However, the city is an enigma that is slow to reveal itself, and only to the adventurous outsider.

AseanPlus News 15 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Sihamoni is King of Cambodia

Prince Norodom Sihamoni, 51, has been elected Cambodia's new monarch, replacing his ailing father king Norodom Sihanouk who abdicated last week, the throne council said yesterday.