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Other Sport 04 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Gillespie stars for the Aussies

Jason Gillespie claimed the wickets of opening batsmen Chris Gayle and Devon Smith in six balls to have the West Indies under pressure on the third day of the third Test at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown.

Lifestyle 03 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Service is the name of the game

Four-course Italian meals every night in a candlelit setting. Attentive, smiling waiters. Messy gear neatly sorted out every day, no matter how explosive a condition you leave your room.

Lifestyle 03 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Home to the weird and wonderful

Manado in North Sulawesi is a veritable marine haven. Here, where Indonesia links up with the Philippines, and the Indian Ocean meets the Pacific, divers come to admire the 2,500-odd species of reef fish, ogle the rare pygmy seahorse and generally marvel at the diversity of life teeming in its water. Few come away unimpressed.

Other Sport 02 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Duo to compete in special trials for place in Games' swim team

Two 2006 Asian Games Project squad swimmers will compete in special time trials during the Malaysian Junior Open Aquatic championships, which begin today at the Kuala Lumpur Swimming Centre, to try and earn places in the Vietnam SEA Games.

Business 29 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tokyo stocks hit 20-year low, but easing SARS fears lift HK and Singapore

Japanese stocks plum-bed to fresh 20-year lows yesterday on dismay over Sony Corp's earnings, but the Hong Kong and Singapore markets firmed after the World Health Organisation (WHO) an-nounced that the two islands' severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreaks had peaked.

Other Sport 29 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Deportivo and Real Sociedad suffer slip-ups in title chase

Real Madrid took full advantage of slip-ups by Spanish First Division title rivals Deportivo Coruna and Real Sociedad with a 3-1 win at Sevilla on Sunday that allowed them to extend their lead at the top of the table to four points.

Lifestyle 27 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Watertight testimony

According to Abdullah Muda, Malaysia's most famous traditional boat builder, when you sail into a marina on a wooden yacht, everyone will turn and look. A wooden vessel has character, unlike fibreglass boats.

Lifestyle 26 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

One people, one mission

MICHAEL D'OLIVEIRO had a chance to chat Mukhriz Mahathir, son to the Prime Minister, recently. The affable 39-year-old's involvement in the industry began with the Tourism Development Corporation (TDC). After schooling in London, Mukhriz returned to Malaysia and worked as a consultant in TDC's efforts to break into the Japanese market.

Lifestyle 26 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

It’s hammerhead time!

Layang Layang,an atoll in the middle of the South China Sea, 300km away from Sabah,issynonymous with manta ray and shark sightings and an endless flow of pelagics.As a nature lover, ERIK FEARN recently went there to ponder the irony of how an island,entirely man-made,can boast such amazing marine life.

AseanPlus News 26 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Largest coral museum opens in Liaoning

A CORAL museum at the Dalian Tiger Beach Ocean Park, the largest of its kind in China, opened to the public here on Thursday in northeast China's Liaoning Province.