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Architecture in Bloom

Singapore's newest museum doesn't dwell on the alleged dichotomy between art and science. Instead, it celebrates the connections between both, with lively...

The Singapore Story

My earliest and most vivid recollection is of being held by my ears over a well in the compound of a house where my family was then living, at what is now...

Empire Of the Sun

I am a chronicler of Empire, and for me the most vividly fateful spot in Asia, a landmark where one empire allegorically gave way to another, is an...

Southeast Asian Comic Art Makes a Splash

The names of comic-book creators from Southeast Asia rarely trip off the tongues of even the most ardent manga obsessives, so the publication of the second...

Thank You for Sharing

Many young Asians have known only two kinds of economic growth — fast and faster. But what about the problems that cannot be resolved by growth alone? Time...

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...