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Nation 02 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Danger in ‘jumping beans’ craze

A new 'pet craze' - jumping beans - is taking the city by storm.

Nation 03 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Johor calls for probe on ‘pet’ beans

The Johor state government has called for an investigation into possible environmental hazards posed by 'Mexican jumping beans' - a new 'pet' in the form of seeds containing live larvae which make them move.

Nation 17 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

A celebrated beauty honours her dad

Celebrated Malaysian beauty Sharmini Tiruchelvam, who had once donated a house in Sri Lanka to Mother Teresa, is now donating a bungalow to the National University of Singapore (NUS).

AseanPlus News 25 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Microchip tags for pets to help trace owners

ALL pets in Singapore may have to wear a chip in them to stop owners from abandoning their pets.

Nation 22 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Singapore bans greens for affected market

The republic has temporarily stopped vegetable consignments from Malaysia after a wholesaler at the Pasir Panjang Vegetable Wholesale Market (PPWC) was recently diagnosed with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Letters 06 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Who is our watchdog?

From NG KAI CHONG, Petaling Jaya

Letters 07 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

How safe are our vegetables?

From CHEW CHEE KEONG of Petaling Jaya. I>(via e-mail)/I>

AseanPlus News 25 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

80,000 strays to be culled

EXPECT to see fewer stray cats, if any, roaming the neighbourhood. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) confirmed what animal lovers had suspected since last week: that a campaign to cull stray cats was being mounted island-wide in the wake of SARS.

AseanPlus News 22 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Glowing green fish to hit pet stores

GLOWING green fish have invaded this island and could soon be swimming into aquariums here.

AseanPlus News 26 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

400 glow-in-the-dark ricefish confiscated

A BATCH of more than 400 genetically-modified (GM) aquarium fish, the first GM animals to be brought here for sale, have been confiscated by the authorities.