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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.