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AseanPlus News 02 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Year of the Horse ends with baby boom

AS THE Chinese prepare to welcome the Year of the Goat in just a few weeks, maternity hospitals throughout the country are packed with women waiting to have their babies born before Jan 31, the last day of the Year of the Horse.

Lifestyle 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Extreme Queensland

Few would dispute that New Zealand's Queenstown has rightfully earned the tagline: Adventure Capital of the World.

Lifestyle 13 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Singing the blues

THE recession in Japan has taken its toll on the karaoke business and the #8216;singing sensation#8217; which became a global phenomenon is now hitting the wrong note, writes HANS GREIMEL.

Lifestyle 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Goat, sheep, ram - which is it?

PHILIP GOLINGAI is goaded into finding out which animal the Chinese New Year is supposed to herald and why the confusion.

AseanPlus News 28 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

10-day DIY hypnosis course to solve problems

IN the relentless search for New Age solutions, some Singaporeans are paying up to S$2,600 (RM5,668) for a 10-day course to fix their inadequacies.

Lifestyle 30 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Deity of prosperity

THE south-east is the best position to receive the God of Wealth (I>Choy Sun/Iin Cantonese) this Chinese New Year. The most auspicious time is between 1am and 3am on the first day of the new lunar year.

Lifestyle 30 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

What the Goat may bring

The Water Goat waits in the wings, ready to take over the reins from an energetic Horse on Feb 1. Will the artistic and peace-loving Goat usher in a gentler pace and mellower year, giving us time to recover from the rough ride of the Water Horse, also known as the Warrior Horse in the East?

Lifestyle 30 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

The Snake Charmer

USUALLY constellations rich in legend have a pattern of stars which, with the application of some imagination, can suggest the object they are named after and contain at least some bright stars.

AseanPlus News 31 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Preparing for auspicious year

SHEEP #8211; better known for following than leading #8211; are going to rule in the world#8217;s most populous nation for the next year.

Lifestyle 04 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Energise your life

The Chinese have always believed certain elements, shapes, stones and colours have the power to attract the #8216;brightness#8217; chi into the wearer#8217;s life. KEE HUA CHEE reports on which adorable bauble to adorn based on your Chinese zodiac sign for 2003.