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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.
SHAOLIN kung fu, with its incredible strength, vitality and flexibility, hopes to join Unesco's intangible heritage list.
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.
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.
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.
Halong Bay, surrounded by 1,969 islands rising from the clear waters of the Bac Bo Gulf, is a popular holiday destination.