Uphill battle against illegal fags?

THE already worrisome trade and consumption of illicit cigarettes in Malaysia, particularly in Sabah and Sarawak, is expected to worsen with a possible tax increase for legal cigarettes. Local tobacco industry players, led by the Confederation of Malaysian Tobacco Manufacturers... more »

Houses the Chan Clan built

LOCATED at Jalan Tan Sri William Tan in Kuching is a rambling house that stands majestically atop a hill. Named Chan Villa, it is a remnant of the glorious past of the Chan Clan. Chan Villa was built around the... more »

Wonders of Ancient Siam

  HOW I ended up in Ancient Siam during a recent trip to Bangkok could be called fate — but is more an ‘accidentally-on-purpose’ thing. It all started with an early morning attempt to visit Thailand’s famous tourist destination —... more »

Tilling the good earth

PUAN Sri Corrine Masing has a passion for farming. In fact, tilling the land and planting crops are second nature to her as her family comes from a farming background. Corrine, who is the wife of Senior Minister (Land Development)... more »

Mastering the fine art of grafting

HYBRIDISATION and breeding work have created a whole new world of plants over the years. Today we can grow cabbages, rock melons, longans and a whole range of highland agricultural products in low altitude tropical conditions. This is thanks to... more »

The popularity of bird-watching

THERE are thousands of groups dedicated to bird-watching all over the world. These birding groups range from small, informal gatherings of friends to large organisations that hold annual conventions. There is no doubt that bird-watching has become an increasingly popular... more »
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