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Lifestyle 01 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Legacy of Hokkien millionaire

IT IS almost impossible to stop a woman from shopping, especially when she is in a country where things are dirt-cheap. So it was it was no surprise when our tour guide in Xiamen, Zhuang Yei Hui, told me that we were behind schedule because of too much shopping.

Lifestyle 01 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Do the Islamic trail in China

Thinking of visiting China but having second thoughts because of the food? Fret no more, because the Fujian China Travel Service has launched a Muslim-themed package that will, among other things, give you an insight into its Islamic heritage, writes IZATUN SHARI.

AseanPlus News 19 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

'Fast food' treat 'for giant pandas

GIANT pandas are now enjoying #8220;fast food#8221; at a research base in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Lifestyle 28 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Modern lifestyle threat to nature

THE PLANET#8217;S wild creatures face a new threat #8211; from yuppies, empty nesters, singletons and one-parent families.

AseanPlus News 27 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Thailand to select pandas in March

B>BANGKOK:/BThai zoologists will travel to China in March to choose the pair of pandas Beijing is to present as a gift to the kingdom later this year, zoo officials said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 16 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Panda off to 'work' in US

THE male panda Gaogao left south-east China#8217;s Sichuan province for the San Diego Zoo on Tuesday to mate with Baiyun, a female panda who has lived in the US for six years. The couple is expected to live together for about six years.

AseanPlus News 09 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Baby boom for giant pandas

CHINESE scientists succeeded in breeding 10 giant pandas, a rare species on the brink of extinction, in 2002.

AseanPlus News 04 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Special biscuits to save giant pandas

THE country#8217;s first production line making biscuits for giant pandas, a rare species on the verge of extinction, has begun at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Centre in south-west China#8217;s Sichuan province.