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Education 16 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Medal for French lecturer

Plilomen Theresa Das tireless contribution to the teaching of the French language in Malaysia and promoting active cultural exchanges between the two countries won her a special honour from the French Government recently.

AseanPlus News 14 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Shaolin applies to join Unesco's heritage list

SHAOLIN kung fu, with its incredible strength, vitality and flexibility, hopes to join Unesco's intangible heritage list.

Lifestyle 11 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Restoring the Stairway

Hugging steep mountain slopes and resembling giant steps leading to heaven, the ancient rice terraces of Luzon in the Philippines have earned themselves the name Stairway to the Sky. Painstakingly carved out from harsh terrain by Ifugao tribesmen thousands of years ago, the World Heritage Site has drawn many visitors but not the ones that matter most #8211; farmers to work the fields. Years of neglect and environmental degradation are threatening to destroy the spectacular structure.

Nation 09 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Why an Iraq war is wrong

The movement against a US war in Iraq continues to gather momentum worldwide, as the prospect for war itself approaches. BUNN NEGARA considers the developments behind this phenomenon, including some of the reasons why such a war is so unpopular.

Lifestyle 08 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

The blue mansion

By Yvonne Lee Shu Yee

Lifestyle 02 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

View from the top

What does it feel to be on the #8216;top of Europe #8217;? SHEILA TEH takes a train ride to the Jungfraujoch and catches her breath.

Lifestyle 02 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

In need of restoration

Restoration work on Yogyakarta#8217;s world-famous Buddhist/Hindu temples #8211; Borobudur and Prambanan #8211; was theoretically completed in 1990, just in time for the 1991 Visit Indonesia Year. In fact, much remains to be done on the two spectacular monuments, and it is work that may take decades to finish because of Indonesia#8217;s ongoing economic crisis, experts say.

Lifestyle 22 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

World Heritage site draws tourists in droves

Halong Bay, surrounded by 1,969 islands rising from the clear waters of the Bac Bo Gulf, is a popular holiday destination.

Nation 22 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Group seeks to promote mother tongue education

Nine organisations signed a resolution here in conjunction with the first International Mother Tongue Language Day yesterday.

Nation 17 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Unesco Club holds event to support world peace

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) Club of Ipoh organised a one-day programme themed Society of Peace in a bid to show commitment and support for world peace.