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5 Overhyped Tourist Destinations

Shermans Travel | Posted 04.17.2014 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Whether it's a packed cruise ship unloading throngs of boisterous passengers, or a mob of thirty college students tearing through town, an excess of tourists can make a destination go from in-demand to insufferable, just like that. Consider avoiding these played-out locales and shift your attention to nearby spots that are lesser-known, and more worthy of the term "vacation."

Howard Fineman

Obama The Pacific Islander Looks To The Ocean Of The 21st Century

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

SINGAPORE -- If you look at President Barack Obama from the perspective of this wealthy island city-state, you appreciate his demographic breakthrough...

Ha-Joon Chang: Economics Is A Political Argument

The WorldPost | Seung-yoon Lee | Posted 04.10.2014 | World

Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at Cambridge University. He is the author of “23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism.” His new book, “Ec...

Anthony Chen Cracks Singapore's Arthouse Market

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.04.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The cinematic landscape in Chen's native Singapore, he says, is something of a vacuum, dominated by genre films: "Nine out of 10 films are either slapstick or horror or comedy -- and the industry in Singapore only produces 10 to 15 films a year," the London-based Chen says.

Want A Strikingly New Web Site That You Develop Yourself?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 04.07.2014 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

Enter Strikingly. This online website development platform/app makes the excruciating headache of creating your new website easy and most importantly, fun.

The World's Top 10 Airport Hotels With Stunning Runway Views

HotelsCombined.com | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
HotelsCombined.com

In the last few years, airport hotels have evolved from being an unavoidable stopover to luxurious, must-visit retreats.

19 Places In Southeast Asia That Will Actually Change Your Life

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.22.2014 | Travel

If the flocks of postgrad travelers in elephant print pants haven't told you already, Southeast Asia is having what we like to call "a moment." It...

Singapore's Best Street Food

Fathom | Posted 03.19.2014 | Travel
Fathom

New York City doesn't lack for good food, but I've yet to find satisfying Singapore hawker (street food) fare. On a recent trip back, I ate my way through all my favorite local places. Here's a smattering of (just about) everything I miss.

Asia and Air Security

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

As has unfortunately been the case in the past, it is now taking such a tragedy to focus minds, governments, and budgets, on the problem. If this incredible story results in positive change, at least the victims of MH370 will not have died in vain.

Going Up in Smoke: Why You Should Care About Indonesia's Fires

David Fogarty | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green
David Fogarty

While the fires in Indonesia might seem far away for many people, they are everyone's problem. Many of the blazes are on deep peat lands, producing huge plumes of smoke and large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that are stoking climate change.

In the Battle for Crimea Wins... China?

Elena Ulansky | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Elena Ulansky

One of the unintended consequences of sanctions will be the acceleration of warming of the relations between China and Russia. Despite China's long held policy that no country should interfere in another's internal affairs, it unexpectedly abstained from the United Nations draft condemning Crimea referendum.

Unique Stories From Across The Globe

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 03.12.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peop...

Climate Change This Week: A Deluge of Droughts, Sinking Islands, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.07.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 6, 2014 How unusua...

Singapore Prosperity Gospel Churches See Themselves As Future Of Evangelical Christianity

Reuters | Laura Philomin | Posted 03.06.2014 | Religion

SINGAPORE, March 6 (Reuters) - "God is here, God is here," croons Singapore church official Sun Ho as she struts across a neon-lit stage and thousan...

Think NYC Is Expensive? Try Living Here

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 03.06.2014 | Business

Hey New Yorkers, think your life is expensive? Take some solace in knowing it could be much, much worse. The city's cost of living is less than at ...

Fore! The LPGA Tees Off in Asia

Michael Switow | Posted 03.05.2014 | Sports
Michael Switow

Television ratings for the LPGA event were three times higher than that of the men's tournament. Attendance numbers, which continue to grow every year, were higher too.

TrakInvest: Crowdsourcing Financial Wisdom in Asia

Sourav Roy | Posted 03.05.2014 | Technology
Sourav Roy

The social trading platform which integrates global equities trading with social listening, has received strong buy-ins from various academic, research and financial services institutions across Asia.

The Fall of Singapore and Railway of Death

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 03.03.2014 | Books
Franz-Stefan Gady

In addition to being an uplifting personal account of a man battling his war-induced inner demons, learning to cope with them, and even forgiving one of his former torturers, the book also unintentionally chronicles the end of European supremacy.

Where The Cool Kids Go In Singapore

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel

More than 100 feet above busy Henderson Road in Singapore, there spans an unexpected forest oasis: the Henderson Waves Bridge. This architectural mind...

Repatriation: A Dirty Word?

Simone Heng | Posted 02.19.2014 | Media
Simone Heng

Returning to my hometown of Perth, Western Australia, seemed like a death sentence. I yearned for excitement and a faster pace of life to fulfill my dreams of becoming a TV and radio host.

Technology or Teachers?

Kathy Kemper | Posted 02.19.2014 | Education
Kathy Kemper

There is no silver bullet that will enable the U.S. to catch up, and it has been clear for some time, moreover, that simply throwing money at schools is not the answer.

10 Weirdest Theme Parks Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.17.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Swap funnel cakes and spinning tea cups for a tour of Escobar's pimped-out mansion and a visit to the depths of Hell, by way of Singapore. Photo by: ...

11 Things You'd Never Guess About Singapore

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.13.2014 | Travel

Yes, it's the home of Angry Birds cable cars and a theme park for "Chinese legends and folklore." But that's not all you need to know about Singap...

'Nichification' and More Alter Mostly Mobile Classifieds

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.03.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Here's a new one: 'nichification' in classified advertisements. As if they weren't already categorized into assorted and sundry. Except now they're more than the print variety to which so many of us have grown accustomed.

Pussy Riot No Longer Exists

Andrey Tolokonnikov | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Andrey Tolokonnikov

With "the money in front of them," Pussy Riot has disbanded as a music group in order to focus full-time on political activism in Russia.