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Spectacular Petra

Spectacular Petra

Story and pictures by HOO BAN KHEE I CHATTED with a group of Malaysians at a small stall while admiring the desert trail that wound through the spectacular stony outcrops of Petra. Here was the dramatic backdrop for Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones, the Last Crusade, and it was a sight to behold. Some well-decorated camels […]

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The Ghost City of Petra

The Ghost City of Petra

Robert Tompkins Special to the Star PETRA, JORDAN—Surely there is not a more dramatic entrance to a city than the Siq, the narrow fracture cleaved when primordial seismic forces blasted the sandstone mountain, riving a kilometre-long fissure through rock walls soaring in places to one hundred metres. Read more from the article source.

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Lured by an ancient charm

Lured by an ancient charm

Petra in Jordan may not be as famous as Egypt’s pyramids but it is no less fascinating Manik Mehta, Special to Weekend Review Published: 00:00 September 16, 2011 The trip to the site is no picnic for some of us as the gruelling sun mocks us in the merciless heat. But the vigours of the […]

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Land of prophets and crusaders

Land of prophets and crusaders

Helen Anderson takes a road trip through a fire-and-brimstone desert to one of the wonders of the world. In the Hollywood classic Lawrence of Arabia, a callow reporter asks T.E. Lawrence why he likes the desert. The British adventurer looks down his aquiline nose and replies slowly: ”It’s clean.” The answer is not entirely condescending, […]

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