However, my first day out was an exception because we finished the day’s itinerary in Kuantan, Pahang which was quite a long drive from Singapore. Bear in mind that in 1987 the North-South Expressway was a long way from being completed so we had to use trunk roads and other alternative routes.
Nishiki koi is a luxurious ornamental fish developed through centuries of research by breeders. Prior to World War II, it was known as the flower carp, and other names.
The columnist is inspired by the life, and work ethics, of one of Japan’s top entrepreneurs, Kazuo Inamori.
The columnist – and his friends – gets cheeky with vaccines and vaccination stories.
I am grateful that there are still people who really do care about the welfare of others in our midst.
A TRAVEL buddy told me that he had heard about “fugu” (pufferfish), and that eating it is good for one’s health. But because it’s also poisonous, he wouldn’t dare try it.
Things will only start to get better when we all work together to curb the spread of the virus, and more people are fully vaccinated.
In mid-April every year, I would buy a couple of brightly coloured carp streamers or koinobori and thread a string through them to hang in my courtyard, in anticipation of the Japanese Children’s Day celebration which falls on May 5.
KUALA LUMPUR: With the tourism sector yet to recover from the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, the boss of a local travel agency has decided to diversify and innovate its core operations.
To date more than 142 million people have been infected and 3.1 million killed globally. An estimated four million new cases are expected to be reported each week in the days to come.