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Letters 01 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Polls talk reaches feverish pitch

Talk of a snap election has regained currency in the past week with some saying it may be as early as this year. JOCELINE TAN examines the reasons behind the renewed excitement but argues that the new Premier may stretch things till August or September 2004.

AseanPlus News 14 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Thai marketing roadshow Down Under

B>BANGKOK:/BFaced with a plunge in tourist arrivals from Asia because of the SARS crisis, Thailand said yesterday it would target New Zealand and Australia in an attempt to lure visitors from the southern hemisphere during its coming winter season.

Lifestyle 12 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Exposed to the elements

There are mysterious energy forces at promontories which produce unusual phenomena and hauntings, writes DR ONG HEAN-TATT.

Lifestyle 10 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Open-air breakfast corner

Offering a variety of hot delicacies, a cluster of stalls serving breakfast outside Kah Motors Dervice Centre in Jalan Sg Pinang have, over the years, thrived in the cooling shade of a huge tree under which they gather.

Lifestyle 10 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Buy wisely, dive safely

WITH the monsoon season at an end now, it won#8217;t be too long before all the compressed-air divers in the country return to diving at their favourite spots.

Lifestyle 06 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Enticing sanctuary

Blessed with secluded beaches, verdant jungles and teeming marine life, Langkawi is a perennial draw for holiday-makers. But the idyllic isle is a tropical paradise in more ways than one; it has an intriguing heritage of flora and fauna, some of which are found nowhere else on Earth.

Nation 04 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Firm donates boats to help residents

Residents of Sungai Lembing, affected by floods every monsoon season, were thankful when Resorts World Bhd donated three boats to them.

Lifestyle 27 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cross-cultural couture

The Mercedes-Benz Asia Fashion Week, a core event at the recent Singapore Fashion Festival 2003, showcased five young designers whose largely splendid efforts got HUZIR SULAIMAN applauding.

Lifestyle 15 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Marine park in distress

One resort after another is springing up in Redang, raising a need for the authorities to keep a close eye on developments in the Pulau Redang Marine Park off the coast of Terengganu. A recent check showed mounds of red earth, coral rubble and construction waste on the shores, empty diesel drums floating in the sea, and open burning in several spots - hardly the scenes one would expect to find in a protected area known for its rich but sensitive ecology.

Lifestyle 12 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fun in the sun

The first resort village to open in this part of the world, Club Med Cherating Beach, Pahang, is more than just a seaside resort. Add into its concoction of sun, sea and coconut trees a heady mix of young people and carefree living, and you#8217;ve got a recipe for fun, reports TAN LEE KUEN.