Singapore’s growth story holds lessons for water-scarce China
Singapore’s leaders realised 40 years ago that it is much more expensive for a society to live in a polluted environment than a clean one, argue Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas.
African growth with Asian characteristics
African governments are now turning instead to Asia as a partner in development, writes Amit Jain.
"ImaginAsian" painting exhibition in Toronto
"ImaginAsian", the latest show at The East Gallery in Toronto, is a splendid exhibition of three leading female artists from Southeast Asia.
Water in Singapore: the city-state that looks ahead
Singapore provides an excellent example of efficiency and sustainability in one of the world's best managed public water supply schemes, argues Dr Cecilia Tortajada.
Burma's troubled times
The year 2012 was in many ways the year of Burma, culminating with the visit of US President Obama. Burma is now experiencing more troubled times.
Vietnamese painting in Toronto
Toronto's East Gallery has an outstanding exhibition, "The Past is Present", of Vietnamese paintings by Ngo Van Sac. Do yourself a favor, and get down and see it before it closes on 5 May.
Philippines' "opportunity point"
The Philippine economy stands at an "opportunity point", where its improving policy environment is intersecting with a loss of competitiveness of some its neighbors, like China.
Singapore's migration dilemmas
Singapore has built its economic strength on the back of immigration. But now the city-state's migration policies are testing its society and politics.
Jim Rogers on Asia, Singapore and life
"Jim Rogers makes my head hurt", said Nobel Prize winning economist, Paul Krugman. Mine too. But his heretical thoughts in "Street Smarts" make for great reading.
Canada's Asian migrants
My taxi driver is a civil engineer from Iran. His gas station attendant is an accountant from Pakistan. This is Canada, a country that wastes its human potential!
Filipino-Canadian Theatre in Toronto
Last night's opening performance of Nina Lee Aquino's "Every Letter Counts" at Toronto's Factory Theatre was a stunning success. It is the "must-see" play of the season.
Malaysia's abuses of migrants' rights
Malaysia receives many migrants from Indonesia, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Cambodia. Sadly, many suffer deplorable migrants' rights abuses.
Philippines: Asia's new tiger economy
The Philippines' economy grew by 7.1% in the July to September quarter, surprising even the optimistic forecasters. The Pearl of the Orient is finally becoming an Asian tiger.
Smart budgetary advice for the Philippines
This week's invited contributor, David Jay Green from San Francisco's Hult International Business School, has some smart budgetary advice for the Philippines, a "Joseph Budget".
Painting to protest in Burma and Cambodia
We hope that President Obama can see some contemporary painting on his trip to Burma and Cambodia.
Burmese Nobel thoughts
Aung San Suu Kyi Nobel lecture, finally delivered on 16 June, 2012, in Oslo, Norway, was very moving and insightful.
How the Philippines benefits from Australia’s booming links with China
Australia’s booming trade and investment with China, is pushing up the Australian dollar, and thus enticing Australian Australian companies to outsource business processing services to the Philippines
It's more fun in the Philippines!
Bayanihan, the Philippine National Dance Company, wowed a captivated Toronto audience last night.
Cambodian Art in Toronto
The East Gallery's exhibition of contemporary Cambodian painting, "Identities", is the "must-see" event on Toronto's cultural calendar this fall.
Singapore wants US to stay in Asia
In a fascinating interview, Singapore Prime Minister LEE Hsien Loong said "We think that it is good that the US presence remains in the region, including the security presence".
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