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Lifestyle 18 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fatherhood is fantastic

Racing driver Alexander Yoong became a father on Jan 10 at exactly 10.03am, a most auspicious line-up of numbers. Alister Yoong Yi-Ming entered this world a perfectly healthy, bouncy baby at 3.12kg and measuring 52.5cm. The proud father reveals to Kee Hua Chee why he paid RM2,000 to save Alister#8217;s umbilical cord blood!

Education 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Chinese New Year far from home

It may be a far cry from celebrations at home, but for this group of Chinese students in Malaysia, the spirit of I>Guo Nian/I(Chinese New Year) has to be kept alive no matter where they are.

Lifestyle 11 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Restoring the Stairway

Hugging steep mountain slopes and resembling giant steps leading to heaven, the ancient rice terraces of Luzon in the Philippines have earned themselves the name Stairway to the Sky. Painstakingly carved out from harsh terrain by Ifugao tribesmen thousands of years ago, the World Heritage Site has drawn many visitors but not the ones that matter most #8211; farmers to work the fields. Years of neglect and environmental degradation are threatening to destroy the spectacular structure.

Lifestyle 17 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Building a life in LA

ANDREW Moey left Malaysia in 1977 to finish his tertiary education in the United States and when opportunity came knocking at his door, the boy from Sungei Petani quickly started drawing up a plan, reports SHAMALA VELU.

Letters 21 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Iran's brave agent of change

The flurry of activity planned for Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi - impressive as it was - left her impatient to get back to basics. The Iranian just wants to work. AUDREY EDWARDS interviews her for this special report.

Nation 28 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

A loving couple to the core

It was a double dose of joy for Lim Cheng Thor and wife Khoo Sok Ean when they celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary and 81st birthday together with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren Saturday night.

Nation 06 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Rising costs affecting CNY dinners

Favoured by the Chinese worldwide, especially during the Lunar New Year, abalone and sea cucumber can make a hefty dent in household budgets.

Nation 10 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

New plant to rival kumquats?

Kumquats and flowers may be traditional items used to decorate the homes to usher in the Chinese New Year.

Lifestyle 18 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Oriental express

This Chinese New Year, embrace the colourful and rich heritage of the East with fiery, traditional colours and prints. REENA GURBAKSH leaps on the Orient Express for some of the hottest must-haves in town.

Other Sport 20 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Chong Wei’s all fired up for good showing in Thai Open

Two-time national men's singles champion Lee Chong Wei will miss, for the first time, a family reunion in Penang during the Chinese New Year. The 22-year-old Chong Wei left for Bangkok Monday for the Thailand Open and he will take on home shuttler Adisak Wiriyapadungpong in the first round at the National Stadium today.