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  1. Row, row, row your boat ... across the Indian Ocean

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... across the Indian Ocean from Western Australia to Mauritius. As it stood, Nathan, a nine-year old in Moran's learning support centre class, could already point to Moran's start ... is no stream. In 1971, Anders Svedlund of Sweden became the first person to row across the Indian Ocean. Since then, only two others have successfully completed the journey, including Simon Chalk, who ...

  2. Port projects in Indian Ocean 'not strategic'

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng The nation's investments in ports and infrastructure in neighbouring countries do not signal ambitions of taking greater control over the Indian Ocean's shipping ... and there was a need to build confidence and co-operation between China and India, Asia's two emerging giants. The central government has given massive aid to Indian Ocean nations in recent years, signing ...

  3. Paradise found

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Richard Watt

    ... into the ocean on stilts. Beneath the villas, residentsare guaranteed a glimpse of even more of the resort's aquatic life, perhaps best enjoyed from your own private massage table above a glass ...

  4. Hungry refugees head for Yangon, stoking tensions

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter in Yangon Delta survivors hope to find food, jobs in former capital Waves of refugees from the hardest-hit parts of the Irrawaddy delta are converging on Yangon, adding to tensions in Myanmar's former capital in the aftermath of Cyclon ...

  5. Go home now, junta orders stunned cyclone refugees

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beyond the military cordon restricting foreigners to Yangon, the South China Morning Post's reporter in Myanmar finds survivors of Cyclone Nargis ill-prepared to resume their former lives. The reporter's identity has been withheld for safety rea ...

  6. Diplomacy, not force, still the focus

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter in Yangon Frustration with stubborn junta unlikely to trigger unilateral action It is a favoured scenario of armchair Rambos among the frustrated UN staff, aid workers and diplomats now gathering nightly in the bars of Yangon and Bangkok to ...

  7. NGO ranks ground scene worse than 2004 tsunami

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford The scene on the ground in Myanmar is far worse than Sri Lanka 48 hours after the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004 and the lasting impact is likely to be worse than that disaster's impact on Sumatra. That is the chilling assessment of World Vision's Australian chief, Reverend Tim Costello, who arrived in Myanmar on Thursday. 'It's awful, in terms ...

  8. Aid for Myanmar waylaid just 3km across the border

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Hong Kong journalist Simon Parry crossed the border into Myanmar with the first overland aid convoy for cyclone victims - what he then witnessed appalled him Convoy is met by sleepy officials in no rush to help cyclone victims It was supposed to be a mome ...

  9. Aid workers fear for future of 1m young cyclone victims

    Posted Jun 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Plight of the 'Nargis Generation' a challenge on all fronts One month after a cyclone ravaged Myanmar, we examine the long-term impact on the Nargis Generation - the children who may have been scarred forever by their ordeal Imagi ...

  10. Tale of babies' survival boosts spirits

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Unicef keen to keep 2,000 cyclone orphans out of clutches of child-smuggling gangs The remarkable tale of two babies who survived Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar has thrown the spotlight on the plight of an estimated 2,000 orphans in the Irrawaddy delta, a Sout ...




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