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PETALING JAYA: A clean-up of more than 100 coastal locations during the 33rd International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Day saw almost 37,000 kg of rubbish removed from Malaysian beaches.
CONIFERS aglow with glistening ornaments, whimsical backdrops brimming with presents, and lingering echoes of joyful carols, are sure signs that Christmas is just around the corner.
PETALING JAYA: Three beaches in Malaysia have recently made it to the top 50 beaches of the World’s 100 best beaches survey conducted by international news network CNN.
One would not have guessed that Yvonne Sim was once a tomboy who only got her first skirt when she was 16.
In a move to save the endangered Hawksbill turtle and to combat poachers, Malacca fisheries authorities are now paying collectors RM1.30 per egg so that they would not sell the eggs on the black market.
The Hawksbill, a medium-sized marine turtle (usually less than a metre long and weighing 40kg to 60kg) with elaborate coloured patterns on its shell and narrow pointed mouth reminiscent of a bird of prey, is facing extinction, according to World Conservation Union (IUCN).
Marine turtles are elusive animals and their habits still remain a mystery. Here are some facts about these unique reptiles:
WEEKS after the seas retreated, after the minutes of terror along hundreds of kilometres of coast, people on the rim of the Indian Ocean are emerging from their December morning's nightmare to a long, hard future of trying to recreate an obliterated past.
Revelling in good food, fabulous weather, languid afternoon and all-nighters in one of the world's oldest civilisations, JAMIE KHOO and friends find the idyllic Mediterranean paradise of Greece a historical and cultural wonderland bursting with life.