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Star Wars Plane Lands At Singapore Airport

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 11.12.2015 | Travel

Star Wars fans can take their love for the franchise to soaring new heights.  A real-life Star Wars aircraft landed at Singapore's Changi...

The Chef, the Designer, the Dish and the Setting: The Red Velvet Side of Life in Dubai

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.10.2015 | Travel
E. Nina Rothe

I definitely did not anticipate that a red mesh dress by Singaporean designer Max.Tan would be turned into an edible study in deconstructing, and then re-assembling, the perfect red velvet cake.

The TPP: Another Deadly Trade Deal

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

For decades, the regulations for international commerce, for so-called free trade, have lined the pockets of the already wealthy and emptied those of workers thrown out of their jobs.

After 13 Years, I'm Leaving Christianity

Keay Nigel | Posted 11.06.2015 | Religion
Keay Nigel

Dear Christians, do know that just because you think you're right doesn't mean that everyone else is wrong. Though I no longer consider myself a Christian, I'm still keeping a space for God in my heart. I didn't lose my religion. Instead, I'm creating my own.

Indonesia Is on Fire. Here's How Goldman Sachs Responded

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 11.08.2015 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

The idea behind these sustainable finance policies is that they're supposed to drive positive change in the industries that are hungry for bank loans or underwriting services. But in Goldman Sachs' case, its policies actually lag those of their customers.

How to Clear Away the Haze Suffocating Southeast Asia

Chandran Nair | Posted 11.03.2015 | World
Chandran Nair

KUALA LUMPUR -- It is right to criticize Indonesia for the forest fires that cast a suffocating haze across Southeast Asia this summer and fall. But this is a regional problem. Indonesia can't do it alone. ASEAN and the world must step forward and take action, before Southeast Asia is lost in the haze forever.

The 10 Stages of Coming Out to My Conservative Chinese Father

Keay Nigel | Posted 10.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Keay Nigel

For a moment after I finished, I felt this sense of confidence rising inside of me. I presumed that my father was going to say, 'OK, fine,' and then just accept the situation like it was no big deal. But when he finally spoke his mind, I realized that I wasn't ready for what was to come.

Rules Are Meant to Be Broken: The Future of Singapore

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Valerie Berset-Price

For years, Singapore's location in bustling Southeast Asia made it the perfect crossroads for trade; goods, services, and ideas were ripe for the picking, and Singapore selected the very best of all of them for itself.

The 10 Best Countries To Live Abroad

Malte Zeeck | Posted 10.14.2015 | Travel
Malte Zeeck

Ever think of moving abroad? Leaving your whole life behind for an island paradise or a vibrant city halfway around the world might sound like a dream, but for millions of expatriates, life abroad is a reality.

How Singapore Is Limiting Basic Human Rights

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.13.2015 | World

This is the third part of a 10-part series on LGBT rights in Southeast Asia, which uncovers the challenges facing the LGBT community in the regi...

Liveability Ranking Ignores the Environment

Angel Hsu | Posted 10.08.2015 | Green
Angel Hsu

Beijing's toxic air belies the city's progress. It's a hazard to health and a demoralizing cloud over everyday life. It is economically costly and it stains the city's reputation as a cultural capital.

Exercising Freedom on 9/11

Maya Mathias | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Maya Mathias

On September 11th 2001, the TV show I was watching cut abruptly to two tall, shining towers that I didn't recognize. One tower had a deep burning hole in its side. Then a news journalist's voice pierced the eerie silence.

Singapore's Election Runs Counter to Global Trends

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.16.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Modern Singapore's political landscape has often served as a bellwether (or mirror, as the case may be) for what other countries in Asia have come to expect from their polities.

Ikea Unveils Free Competitor To Apple's $99 Pencil

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business

Ikea just took a witty jab at Apple. The furniture giant's Singapore branch posted an ad on its Facebook page Thursday night that compared Apple's ne...

4 Of Singapore's Most Creative Restaurants

La Carmina | Posted 09.01.2015 | Travel
La Carmina

Since we only had a few days, we narrowed down our selection to the four most innovative restaurants. All of them wowed us with eye-opening dishes, from molecular foams to burnt marshmallows.

WATCH: Python Fights King Cobra On Singapore Street

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.31.2015 | Weird News

It was an unlikely setting for such a battle: a college campus in the concrete jungle that is Singapore. But the two combatants seemed oblivious to th...

Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child: Michael Fay's Caning in Singapore

ADST | Posted 08.20.2015 | World

During the spring of 1994, Americans were gripped by an incident in Singapore which unexpectedly became a cause celebre: the caning of Michael Fay, who was sentenced for his role in vandalizing property in Singapore.

Why Emerging Markets Have Stopped Emerging

Bill Emmott | Posted 08.19.2015 | World
Bill Emmott

LONDON -- The main determinants of an emerging economy's ability actually to emerge, sustainably, are politics, policy and all that is meant by the institutions of governance. More precisely, although countries can ride waves of growth and exploit commodity cycles despite having dysfunctional political institutions, the real test comes when times turn less favorable and a country needs to change course.

China's Currency Manipulation Should Serve As A Warning About TPP

James P. Hoffa | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

At a time when income inequality is running rampant in the U.S., workers don't need even more "free" trade agreements that will further strip this nation's economy of middle-income jobs.

Singapore at 50: Where Did the Years Go?

Pranay Gupte | Posted 08.11.2015 | World
Pranay Gupte

I was barely 17 years old when I first visited Southeast Asia from my native India. Singapore existed then as a small port and entrepôt, a neglected tendril of Malaysia's 14 states. I could have scarcely imagined then that Singapore would become one of the world's most modern states.

Singapore's Complex Political Legacy Has an Uncertain Future

Anthony Saich | Posted 08.07.2015 | World
Anthony Saich

Not since the ancient era of city-states has a leader such as Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew exerted such a disproportionate influence on the global stage. But there is a growing call for a change in the way government he left behind operates and how inclusive it will be. Can it adapt?

What Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore Model Can Teach American Politicians

Ali Wyne | Posted 08.06.2015 | World
Ali Wyne

Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore model offers several lessons for the U.S. Most importantly, Republicans and Democrats should remember that America's perch in world affairs will be compromised if its leaders subordinate the advancement of the national interest to the waging of ideological battles.

In China, The Communist Party Rubber Hits The Capitalist Road

Nathan Gardels | Posted 08.07.2015 | World
Nathan Gardels

Decades into reform, this is finally where the Communist Party rubber hits the capitalist road and a restless public connected by social networks. The nemesis undoing its capacity to stem volatility and maintain stability through traditional hierarchical control is the democratization of information.

Singapore Challenges the Idea That Democracy Is the Best Form of Governance

Graham Allison | Posted 08.05.2015 | World
Graham Allison

Since most theories of governance hold that good performance requires Western-style democracy, Singapore's record over five decades presents a challenge.

Why Singapore Is the World's Most Successful Society

Kishore Mahbubani | Posted 08.04.2015 | World
Kishore Mahbubani

SINGAPORE -- Singapore is one of the best places to be born in and to live in. Quite amazingly, a society destined to fail in 1965 has become one of the world's greatest success stories.