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  1. Rumble in the jungle

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Mark Andrews

    ... it hard to believe that less than 24 hours earlier my transport had been so much more sedate. Perched on an elephant's head, I had unwittingly ended up a star in the mahout training school event at the Laos Elephant Festival. This year's Elephant Festival takes place from February 18 to 20 in Pak Lai (also spelled Pak Lay), a small, scenic community on the Mekong River ...

  2. Street elephant can put her feet up, thanks to HK

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simon Parry A Hong Kong expatriate and a veterinarian from Ocean Park have teamed up to save a badly injured three-tonne elephant from a life of misery on the streets of Cambodia. Sombo- known to thousands as the female elephant who for the past two decades has given rides to tourists around the Wat Phnom temple in Phnom Penh- has badly deformed feet from treading the hot ...

  3. Death on five-tonne tip-toes

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gethin Chamberlain The moment the elephant's trunk wrapped itself around Fulmani Urao's waist, she must have known it was all over. She did not even struggle. There was no point. It was about 1.30am when the huge, bad-tempered bull elephant smashed its way into Urao's house. Her five-year-old son, Asman, asleep in her lap, managed to wriggle free, but there would ...

  4. Malaysia Quiz

    Posted Aug 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sub-species of elephant? 7 The longest cave in Southeast Asia is in Sarawak, what is it called? 8 What does the term orang-utan mean in Malayan? 9 What is Malaysia's national flower? 10 Which ... Jimmy Choo was born in Penang, Malaysia. 4 Animism, which holds that all natural objects and the universe have souls. 5 Saint Jack, published in 1973. 6 The Borneo pygmy elephant ...

  5. Sanxingdui

    Posted Nov 30th 2009, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... Inside were very advanced bronze objects- elaborate masks that almost looked Aztec or Mayan. Scientists also found piles of elephant tusks. The tusks were much bigger than those of elephants ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Abe and Obama must reassure Asia of their agenda for peace and growth

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... Abenomics might - like previous administrations - throw money at white elephant projects. Even when security issues are discussed, there are hopes that China and Japan will contain ...

  7. Corruption takes shine off dazzling growth

    Posted Nov 29th 2010, 12:00am by Hari Kumar

    ... the chief minister of Maharashtra, one of the most powerful political positions in the country, lose his seat. All these scandals have put the focus on the elephant in the room which India has been ... to ignore the elephant in the room- it risks losing all it has built so far. Hari Kumar is a Post journalist ...

  8. ... or brewing fiasco?

    Posted Nov 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this big white elephant, however, is not the way to do it. NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED ...

  9. A monument to waste and dysfunctional government

    Posted Dec 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the area. Unless a stand-off with local villagers is overcome, it will remain a white elephant. The museum, which traces the history of the 600-year-old industry in Wun Yiu village, stands ...

  10. culture

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... structures. The Yala and Wilpattu national parks are famous for their variety of wild animals, including elephants, leopards, bears and buffalo. Sri Lanka also boasts tropical forests, pristine ...




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