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Tourism Malaysia sets up task force

Tourism Malaysia has set up a task force to manage the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) crisis and work on convincing tourists to visit Malaysia.

Lifestyle

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

Charming Kelabit hospitality

The Bario Highlands of Sarawak is a world unto its own. The cool montane forests, longhouses, delicious rice and, most of all, the immense hospitality of the Kelabit people will charm all visit this isolated land.

Nation

Struck by kindness of people

#8220;If you know what#8217;s good for you, get out within the next 24 hours. This is no joke,#8221; a Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) volunteer told Shahanaaz Habib a day after she had arrived here from Amman on April 3.

Lifestyle

A legend by the coast

With its legendary long beaches, awesome weather and laid-back summer culture, the city known as Gold Coast draws a myriad tourists from all over the globe.

Business

The economy: The good, the bad and the ugly

LATELY many friends have been asking me: #147;How#039;s the economy?#148;

Business

Singapore cuts 2003 growth forecast to 0.5%-2.5%

Singapore yesterday cut its official 2003 economic growth forecast to 0.5%#8211;2.5% from 2%#8211;5%, citing the impact of the deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus.

Business

KDEB to spearhead waterfront project

STATE-OWNED Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Bhd (KDEB) has been picked to head a consortium to develop the proposed RM14bil Selangor Ma- ritime Corridor, the state#039;s maiden mega waterfront project, scheduled to kick off this year.

Nation

Rustic lifestyle, greenery captivate Chinese models

The lush greenery and rustic lifestyle of Perlis has captivated four models from China who pledged to return for another visit if given the opportunity.

Business

NEAC confident Malaysia can meet projected growth rate

THE National Economic Action Council (NEAC) remains confident that Malaysia will achieve the projected 4.5% growth in gross domestic product (GDP) this year even though a number of research bodies have scaled down their projections to below the government#039;s revised forecast.