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Where to Go in December: 20 Places to Travel Now

Viator | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Viator

With the holiday season under way and Christmas and the New Year just around the corner, December is the perfect time to dust off your passport and celebrate in style.

My Philanthropy is Turning 40: #GivingTuesdaySG

Patsian Low | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Patsian Low

At age 34, nothing prepared me for what the global financial crisis did to the livelihoods and retirement of innocent people. I left the industry voluntarily, in search of more meaningful work.

Age Management: Best Employers Lead the Way

Bradley Schurman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Bradley Schurman

Access to employment is one of the most challenging issues facing older people today. However, organizations and nations have largely ignored the substantial demographic shifts over the past century. Humanity has increased life expectancy by nearly 30 years over the past century and this "longevity bonus" increases opportunities for individuals, as well as society.

Anxiety in the House of Saud

Rajan Menon | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Rajan Menon

So what's the Saudi leadership so apprehensive about? Lots of things, as it happens, even though none presages revolution, or even upheaval.

Seven Pillars of Singapore's Soft Power

Kishore Mahbubani | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Read More: Singapore, World News
Kishore Mahbubani

Even though Shanghai's population is almost five times that of Singapore, it might learn a lesson or two from Singapore's experience.

U.S. Warship Hit By Technical Glitch In Singapore

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

SINGAPORE, Nov 11 (Reuters) - The USS Freedom, the first of a new class of U.S. warship, developed technical problems in Singapore hours before it w...

The Malefic Influence of Mars on India's Mars Mission

Sourav Roy | Posted 11.07.2013 | World
Sourav Roy

There are justifications galore all across social media and praises showered in Biblical proportions. But I am still not sure how it affects the daily lives of over a billion people in India who have no access to healthcare, water, sanitation, electricity, food and social security.

China Amps Up Its Soft Power in the South China Sea While Washington Shows the Flag

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

The federal government shutdown debacle finally ended, but its effects live on. In this case, continuing to effect America's Asia-Pacific pivot, our big geopolitical shift from fateful over-engagement with the Islamic world of the Middle East and Central Asia to heightened engagement with the rising Asia-Pacific.

An Interview With Singapore's Hottest A Cappella Group

Carolyn Wise | Posted 12.31.2013 | DC
Carolyn Wise

Fact #1: Cross-cultural experiences and random connections are two things that happen all over the place in D.C. Fact #2: Nothing has the power to bring people together like music.

Is the U.S. Losing Saudi Arabia to China?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Saudi Arabia's declared intention to pivot away from the U.S. in foreign policy implies a shift toward Beijing, which predates both the Obama presidency and the Arab Awakening.

Singapore's Lesson For Washington: Morality Of Leaders Matters

Jung-kyu Kim | Posted 12.22.2013 | Religion
Jung-kyu Kim

The lesson of Singapore, for America and the rest of the world, is this: no other government takes people development more seriously.

Playing On The Walls In Singapore

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.16.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

A quickly rising street art installation artist from Lithuania is keeping his work refreshingly down-to-earth and sincerely engaging with the public...

The Shutdown Crew Takes a Big Bite Out of U.S. Geopolitics

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

America is being judged by what's going on in the Washington clown show. The right-wing faction behind it is like the proverbial barking dog that catches the car -- no idea what to do now. And almost certainly no real grasp of the trouble it's causing.

Singapore Beats Out New York, Paris For This Distinction

Posted 11.01.2013 | Business

Singapore has been named the "best-value city for foreign business" by Bloomberg this week, after a new report revealed the Southeast Asian city-state...

Diversity Abounds in Asian Art

Hope Gainer | Posted 11.10.2013 | Arts
Hope Gainer

Indeed, Art Stage Singapore is living up to its tagline, "We Are Asia." Ensuring that visitors get to understand Asian art in the proper context through the region/country specific platforms.

Unexpected Travel Destinations For Baby Boomers

Wall Street Journal | Posted 09.12.2013 | Fifty

If you're a travel buff over 50, chances are you've already seen the usual suspects: Paris, New York and maybe even Beijing. With our globe-trottin...

ASEAN: What's That and Who Cares? Certainly Not the Common Man in Asia

Sourav Roy | Posted 11.10.2013 | World
Sourav Roy

The common man in almost all its 10-member nations has no clue what ASEAN is about. We're talking here about millions of illiterate, poor, underprivileged Asians who are in the thick of the situation, happy to progress in life, one day after another.

Wall Street's Rap Sheet Tells a Harrowing Story

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

In recent years, we have developed an unhealthy habit of blaming the borrower, but there are two parties in every financial contract -- and the lender is almost always the more experienced, more sophisticated, and more powerful of the two.

At Yale College, the Sounds of Silence

Jim Sleeper | Posted 11.06.2013 | College
Jim Sleeper

By collaborating with Singapore, Yale is doing no better than its old secret societies did at teaching when and how to draw distinctions between discretion and self-censorship. They erred too much toward the latter.

Hidden Truths About American Colleges Abroad

Jim Sleeper | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

openDemocracy.net, one of Britain's most thoughtful, respected websites, has just posted additional information and arguments about university-regime collaborations and their implications for U.S. foreign policy.

The Singaporean Man With 6,000 Barbie Dolls

Reuters | Posted 11.01.2013 | World

By John O'Callaghan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The white exterior and spartan grey staircase of Jian Yang's tidy rowhouse give no hint of th...

You'll Never Guess Where These Amazing Photos Were Taken

Posted 08.23.2013 | Travel

No matter the reason for wanting to travel to Asia -- the dense population, the lookalike cities or even their bizarre flavors (hello, Pepsi Cheetos) ...

From a Silver Spoon to a Mobile Platform -- Transitioning to the Next Gen Wealthy

April Rudin | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
April Rudin

It's not news that there is a stark contrast between baby boomers and the next gen. Nor should my readers be surprised that wealth platforms across the globe are seeking to attract these younger wealth holders who, as I noted in my last post, are seeking to "do good while doing well."

In Love With Sio Bak (Roast Pork)

KF Seetoh | Posted 10.10.2013 | Travel
KF Seetoh

George Bernard Shaw famously once said that there is no love more sincere than the love for food. I have to correct and update him. V2- the last part should read "than my love for roast pork."

Surprising Portraits From The Gaps Of Subway Cars

Posted 08.07.2013 | Arts

Subway rides can be hectic experiences, as bustling commuters attempt to evade an onslaught of distracted men, women and children who may or may not b...