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Lifestyle 27 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Slow boats from Terengganu

Pulau Duyung at the mouth of Sungai Terengganu may only be a few hectares big, but it has been called many names. The state police would call it a nest of drug addicts. Others call it a quaint little island that you can visit any time of the year. The more enterprising recognises its potential as a tourist attraction. For seafares, Pulau Duyung is a place where excellent wooden boat making takes place and is home to one of Malaysia's most acclaimed master boat makers, writes MENG YEW CHOONG.

Lifestyle 28 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cognitive journey

Did you know that one Malaysian has made significant studies on artificial intelligence? ANITA MATTHEWS delves into the heart of the grey matter with Kampar-born Yeap Wai Kiang.

Lifestyle 29 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Plugging the peat leak

The Raja Musa and Sg Karang peat swamp forest reserves in northern Selangor provide a reservoir of water that is critical to the success of the Tanjung Karang rice cultivation scheme. But ill-conceived development at the fringes of the reserves threatens not just the peatlands, but food security too, for Tanjung Karang is one of the country's rice bowls.

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.

Lifestyle 10 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Land of mystery

Jatayu Airlines flies between Ipoh and Medan on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Ipoh is the airline#8217;s second Malaysian destination after Penang. For enquiries, contact:

Lifestyle 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Checklist for choosing a house

Peace with the environment is the criteria for healthy homes. T.SELVA explains how best to achieve this using 'Indian feng shui#8217; method.

Lifestyle 16 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Face-lift for Penang chess league

AFTER 12 years as the premier chess competition in the northern part of the country, the Wah Seong Penang Chess League is undergoing a re-invention. There will be radical changes, with the most obvious external change being a reduction of playing days from nine Sundays to just three.

Lifestyle 21 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bonding adventure

STUDIES have shown that fathers and sons who have had bonding experiences are able to deal constructively with any crisis in their relationship.

Lifestyle 22 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Life after SARS

Those who have recovered from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) or who have emerged from quarantine should not be stigmatised and life should be normal again for them, writes LOH FOON FONG.

Lifestyle 26 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Time to travel

I can still vividly remember those good old days when my heart was young and gay. I was born in the early 1930s in Batak Rabit, Telok Anson, along the banks of the Perak River.