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Nation 02 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Standing firm on foreign policy

Comment by Mergawati Zulfakar

AseanPlus News 02 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

History the key to current woes

It is indeed a place steeped in both beauty and bloodshed. Pattani#8217;s spectacular landscape of verdant hills, swaying palms and beckoning beaches has also been the backdrop for its constant wars and revolts throughout the ages.

AseanPlus News 22 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Not easy for Jolo island to shake off its violence tag

From the air, this southern island and the other surrounding isles of the Sulu archipelago look idyllic with hectares of verdant forest surrounded by white sandy beaches.

AseanPlus News 09 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Business as usual for junta

Every year, Myanmar's ruling generals throw a grand party in verdant People's Park, marching their troops around in celebration of what they claim are their many achievements. But it's an in-house affair.

AseanPlus News 14 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Return of tourists brings back the smiles

After a deadly insurgency erupted in Indian Kashmir and tourists shunned the region, Abdul Rashid decided to sell his ornately handcarved tourist houseboat.

Community 29 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

The lure of Belum

B>P/B>ERAK has one of the world's most pristine forests in Belum Valley but many people have yet to see it.

World 27 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Dubai's man-made islands anger environmentalists

DUBAI (Reuters) - Billion-dollar islands being built off the coast of Dubai offer wealthy tourists a chance to leave the world behind, but environmentalists say the Gulf's delicate marine ecosystem is paying the price for this perfect escape.

Community 11 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Japanese food in tranquil setting

B>T/B>HE moon is a brilliant orb in the inky sky, the ocean is glassy and calm. Occasional swells cause the seawater to slap against the wooden bottom of the sampan as the weathered old fisherman lights the torch. It only takes a few minutes before gleaming shoals of fish and translucent squid swarm towards the sampan. The night's catch is in.

Community 23 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Cooling down at the peak

B>I/B>F you love outdoor activities like jungle trekking and camping as well as the tranquillity and cool mountain air, then the Gunung Jerai rainforest in northern Kedah is the perfect place.

World 25 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Chinese hope the spice is right in bird flu fight

GULONG, China (Reuters) - In a large concrete yard covered with two-foot-high rows of star anise seeds, farmers shovel the pungent spice into boxes for export.