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Lifestyle 24 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mossy wonderland defiled

This is part of the beautiful and wondrous mossy forest in Cameron Highlands that is at the heart of the controversy surrounding filmmaking there. The public and the media are given the runaround over how the unconscionable destruction of such a fairytale-like part of nature can be permitted.

Lifestyle 25 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Much to lose despite heli-logging

THE last swathe of pristine forest in Kedah may soon succumb to helicopter logging if a project to harvest timber in the state gets under way. While the immediate economic gains may seem attractive, the environmental cost may just be too much. The Ulu Muda forest reserve which was earmarked for Phase One of the project, is not only rich in flora and fauna, but also serves as a vital water catchment area, providing water for the states of Penang, Perlis and Kedah. TAN CHENG LI reports.

Lifestyle 25 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

World's fastest book

A TEAM of German authors and publishers plan to set an all-time speed record in publishing on World Book Day (April 23) this year: conceiving, writing, printing and selling a book in just 12 hours.

Lifestyle 26 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Another man's treasure

THE novelty of browsing yard sales might just convert you into a junk junkie, writes B. LING.

Lifestyle 27 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bananas and beyond

THE query from Yap Lian Chin (MarchI/I>13) - how to translate I>setandan pisang/Iinto English? #8211; was amply answered by Fadzilah Amin as #8220;a bunch of bananas#8221;.

Health 27 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sweet benefits

SWEET potato leaves fried with dried prawn and chilli or I>sambal/II>belacan/Iis a cheap mouth-watering dish commonly served in many local Chinese restaurants. Sweet potato leaves and tubers contain a number of beneficial nutrients that help maintain good health.

Lifestyle 29 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

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Lifestyle 30 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Paint-on solar cells to fuel the future

B>T/B>HE ideas seem futuristic: a tiny solar power plant worn on the jacket arm to supply the cell phone or laptop with electricity.

Health 30 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Under the mistletoe

IT#8217;S debatable whether mistletoe inspires passion and increases fertility, as legend has it. It may, however, help some cancer patients.

Lifestyle 30 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

'Blessed' with the third eye

Science leads the way in today#8217;s world but we continue to be fascinated by the mysteries of the #8220;other world#8221;, writes WONG LEE SA who is spooked by ghost stories.