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Views 02 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

Book lovers rejoice as one of Kuching’s favourite book fairs returns

Et cetera - By Sharon Ling IT IS that time of the year again when book lovers in Kuching can browse to their hearts’ content among thousands of titles at unbelievably low prices.

The Bowerbird Writes 03 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Where have all the travellers gone?

Malaysians have had adventures both here and abroad, but few have published books about their experiences.

Opinion 04 Sep 2016 | 12:00 AM

Humble roots are nothing to be ashamed of, says this Jelutong boy

IN Wong Chun Wai’s On The Beat column last Sunday, one sentence which struck a chord for me was, “Tough has been the word he (Lee Chong Wei) learnt from an early age, where he spent his childhood in Jelutong and Teluk Bahang before moving to Bukit Mertajam.”

Columns 27 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM

People maketh the company

Keeping staff numbers to a minimum to cut cost can prove costly in the long run. It’s simple, really: Having engaged and friendly people at every point of the customer experience grows the business.

Books 22 Mar 2016 | 10:56 AM

Bill Bryson’s love letter to Britain: The Road To Little Dribbling

Wearing his heart – and complaints – on his sleeve, the intrepid travel writer takes on the gentle green hills of his beloved adopted home, England.

Europe 23 Dec 2015 | 6:53 AM

Top chefs' luxe menu propels Brussels' vintage tram

Brussels has one of the largest tram networks in the world. On one tram ride, it's not the journey or destination that pleases – it’s the food.

World 09 Dec 2015 | 5:13 AM

Taiwan's likely first woman president keeps cards close on China game plan

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's elections are just weeks away with little clarity about how a likely win by a party that traditionally favours independence from China will go down with a neighbour that has threatened force to ensure the island never goes it alone.