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Lifestyle 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Making history come alive

The past and present come alive at the newly opened Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore. A few hours in this fascinating place is not enough, VERONICA SHUNMUGAM discovers.

Business 08 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Beauty is her forte

It isn#8217;t often that young people leave secondary school brimming with plans to set up a business. But that was what P. Sujatha, who was single-minded in her pursuit of becoming a beautician and one day open a beauty parlour, had set for herself when she left school.

Nation 14 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Rising star with many talents plays seductress in U-Wei’s film

She grew up with Arabic music, I>ghazal/Iand I>zapin/Iand plays the traditional I>gambus /I>pretty well. Betty Banafe also excels in belly dancing.

Nation 21 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Stunning actress Betty Banafe says it is still talent that counts

As the seductress Zaitun in the U-wei Shaari movie I>Buai Laju-Laju/I>, Betty Banafe made heads turn.

Nation 05 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Breaking the ice with just a smile

A smile is all it takes to break the ice when making friends here, said British tourist Geoff Young. 'A smile is understood in all languages. The people here are so friendly and all I have to do is smile at them and their whole face brightens up!

Lifestyle 13 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Jazzing with new sounds

Farid Ali, better known as Mr Gambus in the international jazz circuit, is 42, sports plastic, sky-blue rimmed glasses, and has a receding hairline and a slightly protruding belly.

Lifestyle 13 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Enticing fusion

The fourth of the Avanti Friday Night Jazz Series on March 4 showcased Farid Ali Friends, who gave an enticing performance.

Lifestyle 21 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Time to shine for BOH Cameronian Arts Awards

Happenings in the local arts scene.

Lifestyle 02 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

KL music fest

Crossing musical boundaries is what the inaugural KL Music 2005 is all about, with diverse acts fusing the genres featured for the five-day festival starting Monday.

Lifestyle 18 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Jazz festival in July

An impressive line-up of artistes is set to entertain Klang Valley folk when the month-long Sunrise Jazz Rhythm Fest 2005 trumpets to its much-awaited start on July 22 at the Plaza Mont'Kiara fountain courtyard in Kuala Lumpur.