Thursday, 22 March 2012

Myanmar struggling to handle new surge in visitors

Now that Myanmar is opening to the outside world, good luck getting a hotel room.


Police bust sex camp on Luofu Mountain

Farmhouse ran expensive courses to help those in unhappy marriages to achieve sexual liberation

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Party steps up efforts to keep generals in line

An ideological campaign led by Hu Jintao continues to seek the unequivocal allegiance of the military ahead of party’s leadership reshuffle later this year

HDBs more unaffordable than private homes

Housing and Development Board (HDB) resale homes in Singapore are more unaffordable than private homes, PropertyGuru can exclusively reveal. They are also classed as being ‘severely unaffordable’.

The man who helped 'simplify' Chinese


Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Ferrari Crash Death in Beijing Might be Party Official’s Illegitimate Son

Can you still recognise this car, let alone Ferrari?

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

China official account ties toppled Bo to police inquiry

China's government sacked an ambitious senior official, Bo Xilai, after his attempt to block a criminal investigation involving his family, according to two former officials.

Report on Ousted China Official Shows Effort at Damage Control

Communist Party leaders sacked Bo Xilai, the powerful party chief of metropolitan Chongqing, after being told that he had schemed to remove his police chief and impede a corruption investigation involving his family, according to a preliminary report on Mr. Bo’s actions circulated among government officials.

Singapore couple's unique Liverpool FC-themed wedding

Bo Xilai sacking tied to probe

The reports on numerous online news sites, including and, said Bo transferred his police chief, Wang Lijun, in late January after Wang informed him of an investigation into one of Bo’s relatives.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Marine Cove tenants say final goodbyes

Remaining outlets at East Coast Park enclave shut their doors for good

Sunday, 18 March 2012

China’s palate ripens for European vineyards, chateaux

Chinese state-owned firms, private corporations and wealthy individuals are buying European vineyards as they look to capitalise on a growing domestic thirst for foreign wine.

Chan faces punishment over failure to disclose assets

Embattled fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen could be jailed for allegedly failing to disclose his assets, if a new legal action succeeds.

Boy, 10, arrested over kick to head in soccer match

Juvenile bailed on suspicion of assault causing actual bodily harm after incident involving rival player, 12

Uproar over tourism plan for Buddha’s birthplace

Buddhist organisations unhappy about Maoist leader leading project

Chongqing officials rally around Hu

Chongqing officials have closed ranks with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership, pledging loyalty to President Hu Jintao amid mixed feelings among the city’s residents about the dramatic sacking of their leader Bo Xilai.

Bo’s fall brings out his fans - and also the harsh critics

Commentators split after dismissal of controversial party boss in Chongqing by central committee