Miss World Beauty Pageant in Indonesia Will Go On Despite Protests

BY ON 07 Sep 2013

The 63rd Miss World beauty pageant will indeed be held in Indonesia despite strong protests coming from several Muslim groups who oppose the beauty contest on the grounds that it

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Book Reviews | Singapore

Ghost Bride by Choo Yangsze

Book Review: The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

Anyone who has ever spent a period of time in Southeast Asia will have noticed around August there seems to be a lot of food lying around, literally.  Under trees


Editorial

Singapore: A Nation Under Siege – From Within

“Interdependence” is neither an insult nor a threat; it is a fact. Singapore is host to some 1.3 million foreign workers that make up close to a quarter of its total population. But even as the grumbling continues over scarcity of prized jobs amid escalating prices, it is a small group of irrational disgruntled Singaporeans – not foreigners – that is really hurting Singapore. If the nation is under siege, it is only from within.

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