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Cleanup of another kind

THE oystermen of the Bay of Arcachon in Cap-Ferret, France, like to call themselves #8220;farmers of the sea,#8221; working their crops in the middle of this quiet bay on the Atlantic coast of France.


Till death do us part

B>A /B>GROWING number of Japanese women trapped in unhappy marriages, for whom divorce and separation are unthinkable, are opting for freedom beyond the grave by secretly arranging to be buried apart from their husbands.


Tan family holds reunion at site of ancestor's grave

Qing Ming is more than just a tradition of paying homage to loved ones who have passed away.


Singaporeans ignore virus to celebrate Qing Ming

The outbreak of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) has not stopped Karine Nim or other Singaporeans from joining relatives here for the annual Qing Ming event.

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Thousands prefer to stay at home for Ching Ming

Thousands of people shunned visits to mainland China and local graveyards to mark the ancient Ching Ming festival yesterday, favouring the sanctity of home as a killer pneumonia outbreak left residents stricken with fear.


Haunted houses

Low frequency infrasound caused by bad building design or other factors may be linked to haunted places, claims Dr ONG HEAN-TATT.


Tokyo travel tips

Nor is it true that Japan is a conformist society. For here in Tokyo one can see a striking contrast in most things, from youths sporting bizarre clothes and dyed hairstyles to hordes of office workers in grey suits rushing to the subways. During peak hour one can hear the stomping of stilettos as women run to catch the trains.


He cleaned up good

GANESH Arumugam is a different breed of man. It's hard to believe that this pint-sized, Form Three dropout from Rawang, Selangor, was once a drug addict and gang member. Today, the 33-year-old has not just cleaned up his act but is the director of Osteomed (M) Sdn Bhd and the proud owner of several vintage cars.


Office harmony

READERS frequently lament that they have arranged their property according to Vasthu Sastra rules but still face problems in their lives. One reason for this could be that their offices are not in harmony. Workspaces, too, should be harmonised as much as possible as we spend the prime hours of the day at work.


Author spends 20 years on history book

His passion to know about his ancestors propelled him through 20 years of painstaking research, exploration of graveyards, financial constraints and two heart attacks.