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Global Trade's New Direction

From the softly juddering bridge of the APL Almandine, a 290-m-long container ship anchored in Singapore's port, I feel the new Asian rhythm of global trade...

Military Maneuvers

Has Christmas come early to southeast Asia? That's what it must feel like to military leaders across the region, as they contemplate the bounty of an...

Is Cambodia Dredging its Rivers to Death?

Paul Ferber was scuba diving in Cambodia's Sre Ambil River shortly after ships had finished dredging the area. As director of Marine Conservation Cambodia,...

Most Competitive Nation? U.S. Ousted as No. 1

In the Chinese Year of the Tiger, two Asian tigers have leapt out of recession to take the top spots in a ranking of the most competitive nations in the...

With Casinos Set to Open, Singapore Rolls The Dice

When Las Vegas Sands threw a party last year to celebrate a milestone in the construction of its gambling resort on the shores of Singapore's Marina Bay, it...

Singapore's All Wet.

In Singapore, there is water everywhere and, belying the old adage, almost every drop can be drunk. Much of Singapore's water falls from the sky. Stand outside...

Riding Out the Economic Storm in Singapore

The economic numbers could hardly appear more horrible for Singapore. Non-oil exports plummeted by 11% in March from the previous year, following even steeper...

Touring Singapore's Gastronomical Heritage

The irony is both sad and delicious. "The Little Nyonya", a Singaporean television serial about a Chinese Peranakan family that concluded in the middle of...

Laid Off in Singapore: Ex-Pats Have to Downsize

On the northern fringe of Singapore, overlooking the slate gray waters of the Johore Strait, the public-housing project where Anthony Fulwood lives is so far...

Sense of Place: Singapore

For a country derided as far too orderly to ever be interesting, a surprisingly large crop of writers has been drawn to Singapore. Joseph Conrad has given...

All Bets Off for Las Vegas Sands' in Singapore?

As afternoon storm clouds gather, an almost daily occurrence in wet and steamy Singapore, work goes on as usual at the Marina Bay site of Las Vegas Sands' $4...

Singapore Redux

If you can't name a Singaporean film of the 1970s and '80s, it's because hardly any were made. The city-state's movie industry still hadn't recovered from the...

One Night in Singapore

"Loh Lik Peng, owner, Hotel 1929 and New Majestic Hotel" Singapore has quite a few vibrant ethnic neighborhoods like Chinatown, Little India and Arab Street...

Singapore Soars

There was something a bit unusual about Lee Kuan Yew's annual Chinese New Year speech this year. The words of Lee, Singapore's former Prime Minister and founding...

Singapore Shapes Up

As a draftee in Singapore's citizen army three years ago, Muhamad Azmi was poised to join the bulwark that defends the Lion City. But months of sedentary...

Singapore: It's In to Be Out

Homosexual activity between consenting adults is still illegal in Singapore. Colonial sodomy laws are not exactly a proud inheritance (some say they were meant...

Singapore Girl

Fann Wong, the 32-year-old leading lady of Shanghai Knights, spoke with TIME about her Hollywood debut, fighting alongside Jackie Chan and kissing Owen...

Singapore Sleepers

Even by the dull standards of home videos, the tape is notably unexciting: a shaky, amateurish pan along a typically busy Singapore street, with views of a...