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AseanPlus News 16 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Digs unveil proof of big land mass

AUSTRALIAN professor Michael Bird has spent the past two years digging up proof that 20,000 years ago, Singapore was part of a huge land mass connected to Indonesia, Malaysia and the rest of the region.

AseanPlus News 19 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Private sex museum struggles to survive

IT'S all there, artistically displayed on fans, bronze and ceramics and in phallic forms sculpted in crude stone or precious jade, showcasing more than 6,000 years of human sexuality in the world's most populous nation.

AseanPlus News 20 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Museum becomes third site to get green certification

THE Sanxingdui Museum in Guanghan, southwest China's Sichuan Province, is the third tourism destination in China to be granted the Green Globe 21 certificate.

Nation 22 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Record-setting Ponggal celebration

Efforts are being made to set a world record by gathering 1,000 people from different races to participate in the People's Ponggal 2004, which is being staged in conjunction with the festival celebrated by the Indian community.

Nation 06 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Skilled craftsman creates figurines from dough

Give him some 20 minutes or so and he can knead rice flour dough into a figurine resembling you or various other interesting personalities such as Mickey Mouse and the Goddess of Mercy.

Nation 12 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Group in support of 'One China' policy

LEADERS of Chinese guilds and associations in the country have decided to form a group in support of the #8220;One China#8221; policy, according to I>Nanyang Siang Pau/I>.

Nation 13 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Gala Night mesmerises guests

A shower of confetti cascades down on the performers in a fitting finale to the Gala Night show of the Dances of the Dynasties. Amid loud applause from the 1,200 patrons, Shanghai Song and Dance Ensemble troupe leader Huang Qianming took a bow and later led principal dancer Huang Doudou and lead dancer Wu Wei from the stage to greet Datin Paduka Seri Endon Mahmood at the VVIP box.

Nation 13 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

A cultural feat, says Endon

The Dances of The Dynasties show is a 'great' introduction for cultural exchanges to celebrate the Malaysia-China friendship year 2004, said Datin Paduka Seri Endon Mahmood.

Nation 15 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Ponggal items becoming big sellers, say petty traders

Petty traders selling milk, cashew nuts, raisins and honey have seen a marked increase in sales as the Hindu community prepares to usher the I>Ponggal/Ifestival, believed to be celebrated for the past 5,000 years.

AseanPlus News 31 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Wenzhou’s tenacious spirit sweeping nation

WENZHOU, a city of one million in east China's Zhejiang Province, has become a catchword for the entrepreneurial spirit sweeping the country.