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Pride of the neighbourhood

A space that allows city lungs to indulge in some fresh air is precious indeed.MARTINVENGADESAN takes a stroll through the country's most beautiful neighbourhoodpark where the air is fresh and the environs green.

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Identity cards mulled for urban elephants

THE 1,600 elephants located in the concrete jungle of Bangkok may soon be carrying 'identity cards'. The move is among the short-term measures to be discussed by the Cabinet to resolve the problem of jumbos roaming the city's streets.


Frog fascination

Frogs and toads are not simple or stupid creatures. In fact these much-maligned animals are escape artists, masters of deception, habitat specialists and most are savvy enough to stay away from humans. While walking in the jungle you are bound to hear the loud choruses of the many fascinating frogs that scuttle in the leaf litter, cling to tree branches or wallow in small pools.


Pahang MB to leave land clearing issue to cops

Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob said he will leave it to the police to investigate a report over the clearing of land in Cameron Highlands for the shooting of a film.


No more freehold land in Kelantan

The lack of freehold land in Kelantan has been acknowledged as one of the major obstacles in attracting investments to the state, said Deputy Mentri Besar Datuk Paduka Abd Halim Abd Rahman.


Star journalist wins Sabah tourism award

i>The Star/i>chalked up another achievement when journalist Andrew Sia was declared the Best Malaysian Writer for Sabah Tourism Articles during the glittering Sabah Tourism Awards 2003 ceremony graced by Chief Minister Datuk Chong Kah Kiat in Kota Kinabalu recently.


Forestry officer: Approval given to film company

The film company producing the movie Puteri Gunung LedangI/I>at the Batu Gangan permanent forest reserve in Gunung Brinchang, Cameron Highlands, has approval to enter the area.


Bid to cut diesel smuggling

Attempts to smuggle diesel to the areas near the Thai border from other parts of Kelantan are rife to the extent that the Government has to monitor petrol stations located as far as 200km from the border, said the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Department.


The Sultan, my father

Who would know Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah of Selangor better than his own daughter? KEE HUA CHEE poses no-holds-barred questions to Tengku Zerafina Idris, 33, his eldest child. She is currently an entrepreneur based in London, selling, of all things, curries to the swanky Harvey Nichols department store and Zadris cosmetics and skincare.


Computer camp for 60 rural children

The KTKM-Maxis Cyber Kids Software Camp 2002 makes no pretense of turning the kids into computer wizards overnight but aims to expose them to the world of information technology that would otherwise be inaccessible to them.