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Singapore's official book arguing its position on buying Malaysian water is adedicated publication on how the Singapore government is right and Malaysia is wrong. Unlike Singapore's attempt to prolong the tit-for-tat exchange, Malaysia stands ready to review the terms of the water agreements based on a price considered fair to all.
Chinese business networks evolved from co-operation between dialect groups to the development of links with European firms. LOH WEI LENG tells how.
Chinese ships laden with precious silks and porcelain glide majestically at full mast up the Straits of Malacca as villagers watch inawe. Sampans hurriedly set off to welcome Emperor Yung-lo's most recent envoy to the Malacca Sultanate. These were thevignettes of a romantic era, writes SUHAINI AZNAM.
Penang today is very much an amalgam of the old and the new - a bustling port, a heritage city and an industrial base. Its charm also lies in its diversity and the influences of its many cultures.