My parents told me that they had picked me up from a rubbish heap. Did yours as well?
CLARISSA TAN
Bridges, factories, fire stations, rural land – let’s take one more train ride along the Malayan Railway line that runs through Singapore.
JEROME LIM
Belimbing is not just a Peranakan favourite. It finds its way into Indian pickles and Filipino stews too.
VIVIENNE KHOO
The city takes you as its own even though you’re speaking in a strange accent, clutching a brand-new A-Z, and asking for directions to the nearest Peranakan restaurant.
CLARISSA TAN
Born in Malaysia, a young country with a hodge-podge culture, I naively thought the polished, implacable French capital held all the answers.
CLARISSA TAN
Call it cheesy, but this latest TV hit does deserve praise for trying to reconcile Islamic ideals with modern culture.
ARWA ABURAWA
On average, two dead Nepal workers return every day in coffins from the Gulf and Malaysia. Why?
DEEPAK ADHIKARI
To simply attack opponents of the Muslim veil for being anti-Islam is doing just what the headscarfs do – obscure much what lies beneath.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
Nine are dead after Israel's raid on the Turkish aid ship to Gaza on Monday. With another boat intending to to break the naval blockade this weekend, will the Israelis do the right thing this time?
DAN-CHYI CHUA
What it is. Where to get it. And how to keep on listening.
CARMELA MENDOZA
You too can attain the aura of the well-versed traveler, by dishing out these bite-sized “facts” at tedious cocktails. Best served quickly.
CLARISSA TAN
Malaysia’s opposition leader was philosophical rather than fiery in his speech at the LSE – but no less impressive.
LIM JIN LI
If the Earth laughs in flowers, then it spreads cheer through their perfumes. The myriad plant scents from the forests and fields of Asia, some subtle, some robust, evoke emotions as different as night and day.
VIVIENNE KHOO
Mostly, it’s because citizens of the city-state are fond of claiming superiority over their neighbour.
NIGEL LIM
DEBBY NG