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Lifestyle 01 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rising to a challenge

Turkey's glacier-crowned Mt. Ararat holds sway over a land that lies at the turbulent crossroads of religion, geopolitics, culture. It's a fair-sized mountain, to be sure. But for those new to mountaineering, it's a great confidence builder. Journey with ERIK FEARN on his epic climb up West Asia's most challenging peak.

Lifestyle 01 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Gaining focus for himself

Nestled in the National Planetarium is a little telescope specialty shop that is the pride and joy of a man who gave up his career to invest in a hobby-turned-business. Aptly called Infinity Infocus, the place never fails to attract Planetarium visitors and curious onlookers alike.

Lifestyle 30 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Unity just for show

Writes B>Radha Vengadasalam of Petaling Jaya/B>.

Lifestyle 13 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

His dedication rewarded

A chance encounter with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Italy led Syed Mohamad Albukhary (i>pic/i>)on a quest around the world to observe and study mankind#8217;s greatest museums. The Kedah-born entrepreneur has come a long way since, writes ANDREW SIA.

Lifestyle 19 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Iran's fading traditions

Social changes have caught up with conservative Iran. The younger generation is moving away from colourful wedding traditions #8211; and public proof of the bride#8217;s virginity, writes ALI AKBAR DAREINI.

Lifestyle 30 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

A chasm too wide

ELIZABETH TAI reviews Anahita Firouz's I>In the Walled Gardens/I>.

Lifestyle 26 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Snapshot of photographer

MICHAEL Yamashita, 55, began taking pictures in 1971 while on a 'roots' trip to Japan after graduating from the Wesleyan University in the United States.

Lifestyle 26 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

On the trail of Marco Polo

National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita's bid to retrace the journey of 13th century traveller Marco Polo took him on a two-year adventure through the heart of Asia, into lands that time forgot.

Lifestyle 01 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Stretching their limits

WHETHER the record-breaking tendencies of Malaysians make you proud or cause you to shake your head in exasperation, they do show that Malaysians do not rest on their laurels.

Lifestyle 03 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Respecting diversity

By Marina Mahathir