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Ensure tidal gates are opened

From Dr Lok Chong Hoe, Penang.

Nation

Daily updates on fire hazards

The Meteorological Services Department will now issue daily updates of the country's fire danger rating system, designed to give warnings to firemen and the public of the places most likely to catch fire during the dry season.

Lifestyle

A journey of self-discovery

Our intrepid man in the field explores the still unspoilt heart of the Himalayas, weathering the cold, fleas and altitude sickness. He discovers something not covered in the guidebooks.

Lifestyle

A gem of an island

When it comes to island holidays, less is more. The lesser known the island, the better it is. Fewer crowds, more space; less development, more pristine. One such place is Pulau Gemia, a 15- minute boat ride from the Marang jetty in Terengganu.

Lifestyle

Celebrating the mother

For just over a week from September 27, Hindus across the world will celebrate Navarathri - which literally means 'nine nights' - one of the most important Hindu festivals apart from the more popular Deepavali, writes REENA GRUBAKSH.

Lifestyle

Living out their dream

The outdoor junkie comes from all walks of life. Whether academic, homemaker, corporate leader or former DJ, the love of adrenaline and the outdoors is shared by many. LEONG SIOK HUI finds out what fuels their zeal.

Nation

East Coast Highway to be ready soon

The first phase of the RM1.3bil East Coast Highway, from Karak to Jengka covering 64km, is expected to be open to traffic in February.

Lifestyle

One with Mother Nature

The idyllic fishing village of Leam Markham in Trang Province, Southern Thailand, is a classic example of how restoration of coastal mangrove forests can bring a new wave of prosperity to poverty-stricken fisherfolk.

Business

CPO price expected to narrow 10%-15%

THE price of crude palm oil (CPO) is expected to narrow down by 10% to 15% from its current average price of RM1,300 per tonne later this year, as dampening factors like surplus in the supply of vegetable oils and oils in unprocessed seeds slowly creep in.

Lifestyle

Safeguarding Perhentian isles

FOR centuries the Perhentian Islands have been a refuge for fishermen seeking shelter from the storms, traders from India and China, the occasional band of wayward pirates and now the ever-present troupe of bikini-clad tourists.