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Lifestyle 09 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Brewing gold

Villagers in Kelantan, who have long earned a living from collecting and processing agarwood, now have to comply with new rules aimed at conserving the trees which yield the fragrant wood. HILARY CHIEW reports.

Community 08 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Discovering Ipoh’s secret gardens

IPOH may be known for its cheap and good food among tourists but locals pride themselves by describing their hometown as the garden city.

Community 08 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Welcome to Perak's garden city

Ipoh is a city of parks. And the locals are proud of its tag - the garden city.

Nation 13 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Pomeloes make fest sweeter

A moonlit night, children holding brightly-lit lanterns, yummy mooncakes - and in this city of limestone hills juicy pomeloes are a delightful addition.

Nation 29 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Public toilets a disgrace

Datuk Zahid Hamidi, lamenting the poor maintenance of public amenities at tourism spots, told the House he was shocked when he saw a plant growing out of a toilet bowl in Gua Tempurung.

Business 17 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Ecotourism helps local communities

THE travel and tourism industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the services sector. The industry, which encompasses transportation, accommodation, food and beverage, and recreation and entertainment, is currently the second largest gross domestic product (GDP) contributing industry for Malaysia.

Nation 13 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

1,000 wells to mine water

Some 1,000 wells will be dug within a 20km radius of the Kinta Valley to mine water, a state executive councillor said.

Community 20 May 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Ancient plant found at park

B>N/B>OT many know that exotic and rare plants abound in Perlis.

Nation 25 May 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Eyesore quarries to be flattened

Defaced limestone hills, which are an eyesore along the highways, will be quarried until they are flat, said Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Tajol Rosli Ghazali.

Nation 26 May 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Perak’s move to flatten hills gets mixed response

The move to quarry defaced limestone hills, which are an eyesore along the highways, until they are flat has received mixed response.