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Lifestyle 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

A monumental task

THE discovery of Borobudur in 1814, while greatly enriching Indonesia's cultural heritage, also contributed to the monument's disintegration by natural forces when it was virtually left naked to the elements for the next 160 years.

Lifestyle 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Eternal testimony to Indonesia’s cultural diversity

The world's largest Buddhist monument celebrated the 20th anniversary of its restoration last month. MENG YEW CHOONG, who attended the event, was awed by the quiet majesty of Borobudur located in Indonesia's Central Java.

Education 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

World's best in Maths and Science

Students in Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea rank among the world's best in Mathematics and Science, according to a 43-country survey published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unecso).

AseanPlus News 08 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

1,200-year-old artefacts recovered

THE reappearance of two lost Chinese ancient treasures - sculptures of the Buddha's and Bodhisattva's heads - which are being displayed in the art gallery of the Beijing Hotel, have attracted many visitors since Saturday.

Lifestyle 05 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

The treasure that is China

The 4th Overland Friendship Expedition between March 1 and April 6 from Chongging to the famous Huanguoshu Park near the southern border of Guizhou province consisted of 12 4WDs, including four twin-cab pickups, and 25 participants.

AseanPlus News 05 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Imperial tombs on Unesco list

TWO Ming Dynasty imperial tombs have been included in the World Heritage List (WHL) during a Unesco committee meeting on Thursday.

Nation 01 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Malacca sees tourism possibility in old tower

A pedestrian path will be built leading tourists to the remnants of Santiago Bastion, making it a #8220;can#8217;t-be-missed#8221; site for tourists, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam.

Lifestyle 30 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Keeping evil at bay

Annually, Venezuelans in a small town take part in a colourful and rhythmic ritual based on the universal theme of Good triumphing over Evil, writes FABIAN CAMBERO.

Lifestyle 26 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Row over the dead

A columbarium project smack in the middle of the Millionaire#8217;s Row in Penang has drawn enough flak to make the dead turn in their graves, reports CHOONG KWEE KIM.

Education 22 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Something different everywhere you turn

With a university system dating back to the Middle Ages, Spain offers excellent tertiary education in a diverse range of subjects from architecture to biotechnology.