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AseanPlus News 04 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rare media play-up of navy mishap

B>BEIJING:/BChina has been unusually open in reporting an accident on a submarine that killed all of its 70 men, but the cause of the disaster has not been disclosed and analysts said it might have been the result of a gas leak.

Lifestyle 27 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Comfort versus safety

By Daddy Fixit

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

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.

Business 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Land Rover expects to sell 300 units of New Discovery

Land Rover (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd is aiming to sell around 300 units of the New Discovery Td5 Automatic this year with improvements to its technology expected to be a pull factor, its managing director, Ali Shuib, said.

Lifestyle 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

'Clacking' engine

DADDY FIXIT has the answer to your car problems.

Lifestyle 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Small car, big guzzler

MY wife owns a 1999 Kancil 850EZ (A) that she uses mainly for urban driving. Our problem is its high fuel consumption. The vehicle manages approximately 8km per litre of petrol. With a 30-litre fuel tank, this translates to approximately 240km per tank of fuel. On the other hand, my 1995 Proton Wira seems to consume fuel more economically. I have read your articles on fuel leakage and wonder if this the case, although my mechanic says not. Kindly advise.

Lifestyle 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Testing tyres to the limit

Checking out BF Goodrich tyres in Australia, LOUIS CHEANG finds out all about floating like a butterfly over the road surface #8211; and landing with a thump!

Business 18 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

Lifestyle 15 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Marine park in distress

One resort after another is springing up in Redang, raising a need for the authorities to keep a close eye on developments in the Pulau Redang Marine Park off the coast of Terengganu. A recent check showed mounds of red earth, coral rubble and construction waste on the shores, empty diesel drums floating in the sea, and open burning in several spots - hardly the scenes one would expect to find in a protected area known for its rich but sensitive ecology.