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Lifestyle 08 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Cultural blend at cafe

The coal black façade of Café Café seems incompatible with the company it keeps on the same street. Situated at the end of a block of generic-looking shops, this eatery appears to straddle several crossroads at once, literally and figuratively.

Lifestyle 14 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Revitalised and alive

Just over 20 years ago, Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, was a city on its knees. It housed a mere 50,000 souls, mostly rampaging Khmer Rouge. Its finest public buildings, hotels, embassies and office blocks were either occupied by soldiers, their prisoners or by nobody at all.

Lifestyle 14 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Long-lived winner on all counts

Throw in attentive yet discreet service and appetising, creative menus, and the patrons will keep coming back. That's the Golden Phoenix for you. On a recent visit to the restaurant Hotel Equatorial, KL, even our dear friend Maude, who is no big fan of Chinese food, found herself actually enjoying the meal, downing Chinese tea like it was going out of style.

Lifestyle 28 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

The backwaters of Kerala

TOM COCKREM visits Kerala, the smallest of the southern Indian states.

Lifestyle 29 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Brimming with culture and history

A walk down Armenian street on a Sunday morning is like stepping into a quaint old world. Lined with heritage buildings, it is full of culture, tradition and history.

Lifestyle 11 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Fine showing

GANESH Asirvatham has brought Malaysia#8217;s forthcoming World Scrabble Championship 2003 (WSC 2003 KL) title hope many steps closer to reality by emerging runner-up at the 17th Brand Crossword King#8217;s Cup played in Thailand on July 3-6.

Lifestyle 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Art Deco delight

EVEN if passers-by do not know its name, they will remember the bright yellow building that sits on the junction of Jalan Tun H.S. Lee and Jalan Hang Lekir in Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown. The Lee Rubber Building now wears two shades of yellow and ochre on its façade, with dashes of the coolest blue on its windows.

Business 16 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Kia Lim confident of turning around

JOHOR-BASED brick and clay roofing tile manufacturer Kia Lim Bhd, which has been in the red since 1998, is optimistic of achieving better results in the near future.

Lifestyle 19 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Richly historical India

Delhi, Agra and Jaipur offer far more than just historical relics and impressive sights. These three cities are a treasure trove, pulsating with cultural life and traditional arts and crafts. Although they are different in character from each other, their histories and people have interwoven, bringing about similarities in their differences. A visit to this golden triangle is a must for those who want a feel of India's rich past.

AseanPlus News 27 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Japan hit by two quakes

B>TOKYO:/BA strong earthquake hit north-eastern Japan Saturday morning, just hours after an earlier temblor, injuring more than 200 people and causing landslides and blackouts, police said.