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Our global desertification

WHAT are deserts? Geographers define them as regions with less than 250 millimetres of rain a year. Botanists will declare that only specialised vegetation is...

Ketebong drummers keep a ‘sacred’ beat alive

Group practice playing the ketebong. THE Ibans of Borneo were once fruit gatherers and hunters. They settled in huge communities, usually along the main rivers. In...

A dream to be a ballerina violinist

Flexibility – a pre-requiste in ballet. IF indeed there is such a thing as Love Is Forever, it certainly has to be a love between...

A cool gateaway at Kg Bobak

IF you are in Kuching and looking for a short but relaxing gateway, a place in Singai beckons. Singai residents or visitors may be familiar...

From rural revitalisation strategy to painful history of Nanjing City

Dr Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum is another must-visit site in Nanjing. The 80,000 sq metre mausoleum for Dr Sun, the Father of Modern China and...

SK Pujut Corner sheds ‘sampah’ label

Students, teachers and staff carrying out the school beautification project. SK Pujut Corner now stands tall among the best primary schools in Malaysia after many...

Amazing grace – gifts from the heart

The garden is taking shape. Called The Good Tidings Garden, Wong hopes to bless his Christian friends and spread the Gospel with the fruits...

Society’s role in checking suicide

Dr Ravivarma Rao BASED on the 2017 National Health and Morbidity Study, there has been a rising trend in suicidal behavior among youths aged 13...

Extra meals for the needy

A caring gesture from Ngu to senior citizen Aminah Bakar whom he and his team visit thrice a month in Miri. THE “Extrameal Bintulu” project...

On the cutting edge

Ch’ng was the hairdresser for Miss Tourism Intercontinental 2010. He is seen here with the contestants.                   ALAN Ch’ng is known for many things – an...

Smoking ban in Miri eateries

Anti-smoking posters seen in open air market. SOME time has passed since the ban on smoking was imposed in public eateries in Miri. Are smokers sticking...

Building roads with Claycrete technology

A 4-wheel-drive vehicle getting bogged down during the wet season in the highlands where there are no tar-sealed roads. THE start to a new decade...

From engineering to full-time baking

Noor’s commercial 3-deck oven. AN engineer decided to give up her profession to go into full-time baking for the love of natural healthy ingredients. Noor Lee...

Protecting white-rumped shama and endangered birds

Assistant Minister of Women, Family and Childhood Development Rosey Yunus (front row second left) presenting a government grant to Azahar for the bird-singing competition...

Early life in Kg Teh, Penakub

There were 12 wooden shophouses in Penakub in the early days. THE Chinese from Penakub, Kampung Teh and other villages along Sungei Tellian and Sungei...

A memorable pop concert in Seoul

BTS fly into the stadium in big balloons to greet fans on the third and fourth days of the concert. THE one thing I will...

Bio-engineering key to restoring eroded riverbanks in highlands

Planting materials across the river gotong-royong style. TUCKED deep in the heart of Borneo, highland communities at Long Semadoh in Lawas are getting hands-on lessons...

Venturing into mud-crab farming

The 18 crab farms at Rambungan (Loba Stoh). WHILE mud-crab farming, based on the collection of crablets or crabs from the wild for fattening or...

Preventing workplace accidents and fatalities

The collapsed girder beam at the Pan Borneo highway in Pujut, Miri. ON DEC 13, a girder beam collapsed at a section of the Pan...

Wee: I’m not about being popular

Mayor to restructure Council, introduces people-centric policies   Wee wants Kuching South City Council to be more people-centric. THE mayor’s office on the fourth floor of Kuching...

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