Call it the Law of Unintended Consequences. In the past 12 months the Khoo family dealt twice with the Singapore government. And twice it caused major headaches for the parties involved.
How much do Evita Peron and Imelda Marcos have in common?  Read our fact sheet to find  out.
Quotable quotes from Imelda Marcos -- the lady who owns close to 3000 pairs of shoes.
March 10: Anniversary of the invasion of Tibet
Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Zhao Ziyang visiting and talking to protesting students gathered on Tiananmen Square before the June 4th Incident
“Go into land, they stopped making it,” Mark Twain was said to have told a friend who had inherited some money. In San Francisco in the 1860s, there was plenty of unused land. But Twain was not asking his friend to buy just any plot. His advice was to focus on property near the city centre.
Everyone knows the property market runs in cycles. Not many, however, know that it was an obscure Irishman called Richard Cantillon (1680-1734) who laid the theoretical groundwork to explain why prices of property and other assets move in cyclical patterns.
At age 48, Bill Gates had been the richest man in the world for a decade, Albert Einstein had won the Nobel Prize for Physics and Napoleon had conquered Europe and spent two years of forced exile on the island of St Helena. For Momofuku Ando, his career was just about to begin.
Around 300 AD the Chinese made wheat flour noodles. They never patented the idea and the humble noodle travelled east to Korea and Japan with the spread of trade and Buddhism.
Lemon works wonders, let me count the ways.
Not just a flavourful addition to the cooking pot, Chinese yam can cure both men's and women's ills.
Wasabi is getting more and more popular in "fusion" cuisines around the world. asia! shares some facts on this well-loved Japanese chilli.
Mosquitoes and the diseases they harbour aren't the only ones making the move northwards. Something similar is happening with the phlebotominae, known commonly as the sand fly.
It turns out that the family of Taiwan's former President Chen Shui-bian—wife, son, daughter, son-in-law—has been using a slush fund earmarked by the president for state purposes as their private shopping kitty.
Has something become lost in translation for this gaijin mouse?