When civil servant Khairul Khalil married Princess Majeedah, the daughter of one of the richest men in the world, it was an event lasting two weeks and of unrevealed cost.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
Zhang Ming bemoans the growing stupidity of his countrymen, much as they’d like to believe they are a nation of wily strategists.
ZHANG MING
Will you get married in a McDonald’s? Some couples in Hong Kong, well, they do.
SUZIE LEUNG
Is there space in the hearts of the Pakistanis for the beautiful game? A Tottenham Hotspurs* fan believes so.
USMAN AHMAD
Beware: this post is like the ramblings of a woman on the verge of breakdown.
JENNY ZHU
The nine members of Singaporean band, Sixx, are coming soon to an MRT station near you.
DARIUS SIT
Do they speak English in that part of China called Singapore? A Singaporean writer gets down to the five misconceptions about her country, from noodles to nerds.
SIMONE ERASMUS-LAM
A Filipino-Canadian singer schools us on the unique and wonderful "Pilipino", er, "Filipino" accent.
The asia! team
Japanese American blogger Lisa Shoreland tells us just how far off the mark perceptions about Japanese can be.
LISA SHORELAND
A Hmong American woman attempts to explain what her ethno-linguistic group is about.
MAIBAO (MAIV NPAUJ)
An American living in hopeless Philippines has his personal island (2,395 square meters) of Western ideas.
JOE AMERICA
Running the annual gauntlet sometimes proves too much, what with the shrill music, the many rules and the red, red, red everywhere.
VIVIENNE KHOO
The ancient, so-called sage’s teachings led to a parent-centric, male-dominant culture that continues to demoralize most of us.
BETTY MING LIU
Red is the new black, lo hei is the new high, and oranges are the only fruit. Welcome an age-old celebration that’s becoming funkier by the year.
CLARISSA TAN
As the Buddhist kingdom ushers in a new era of development, it faces the challenge of keeping its traditional architecture sustainable, beautiful and sacred.
SONAM TOGBAY