Opinion / Alexis Hooi

Making way now for a graying concern

[2010-01-08 07:19]

In contrast to staid grumblings about gray skies and traffic gridlock, one of the compliments about Beijing I always hear from foreign visitors to the Chinese capital is the consideration given to the elderly.

Keeping a Chinese tradition safe and alive

[2009-12-11 07:53]

When I saw fireworks for the first time in Beijing, the sights and sounds on the streets of the capital blew me away.

Serving up some fine food for thought

[2009-11-27 07:56]

The news shook many in the top echelons of the global gastronomic world down to their very guts last week: The elite Michelin annual food guide had awarded more three-star ratings to Tokyo restaurants than the ones in Paris, effectively crowning the Japanese capital the new culinary center for most gourmets.

As leaders meet, the man on the street waits for results

[2009-11-14 10:08]

SINGAPORE: Plying the streets day and night to ferry passengers ranging from managers to housewives, cabbies can be a useful barometer for the pulse of any city.

Panda mania hits Singapore

[2009-11-13 08:32]

President Hu Jintao, who is on a state visit to Singapore before attending key events of the APEC forum there this week, announced that the two animals will arrive in their host country in 2011.

Binding ties beyond business as usual for bright minds

[2009-11-12 07:47]

As a record number of participants converge in Singapore this week for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, a "mini APEC" of sorts is brewing on the sidelines of the top-level meetings.

Top leaders face-to-face with future

[2009-11-12 08:48]

SINGAPORE: Third-year Chinese undergraduate Zhu Fengshi beat nearly 30,000 youths nationwide for a coveted trip to Singapore.

China's APEC role grows in stature

[2009-11-11 07:49]

Comprising 21 countries and regions, it is one of the foremost economic groupings in the world. Together, the member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum account for about half of global trade.

Kill copycats, open floodgates of creativity

[2009-10-30 08:09]

As many visitors to Zhejiang province know, some of the region's top draws are the ancient watertowns along the Grand Canal where major cultural figures and ideas throughout Chinese history have sprung.

Tapping the world for cultural resurgence

[2009-09-11 07:45]

"I set no value on objects strange or ingenious Our Celestial Empire possesses all things. There is no need to import the manufactures of outside barbarians in exchange for our own produce Tremblingly obey and show no negligence!"

Tuning in to the music from within

[2009-08-28 08:00]

My earliest encounter with a musical instrument was watching my older brother learn the piano as a child.

It's all about enduring the competition

[2009-08-19 07:56]

I took part in one of the toughest races of my life over the weekend.

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