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Ching-Li Tor: How has the lame Merlion become a symbol of cool?
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Ching-Li Tor: How has the lame Merlion become a symbol of cool?

It’s a lion … it’s a fish … and now it's on Lamborghinis and will morph into a hotel. Is there no end to the madness over Singapore's Merlion?
Daniel Robson: Japan's marketers-- just tell me what I'm buying!
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Daniel Robson: Japan's marketers-- just tell me what I'm buying!

When is an organic restaurant not at all organic? When it's marketed in Japan
Elaine Ee-Meyers: Singapore needs to sort out its rules on gay movie scenes
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Elaine Ee-Meyers: Singapore needs to sort out its rules on gay movie scenes

All mixed up, Elaine Ee-Meyers questions the MDA's contradictory guidelines on how gay relationships are portrayed in movies
Greg Lowe: Why cycling in Bangkok is suited only for the suicidal
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Greg Lowe: Why cycling in Bangkok is suited only for the suicidal

Though the city has potential, there are some huge road bumps that ensure it will never be enjoyable or safe for cyclists. Unless you're a lemming
Joel Lo: Hong Kong is not a shopper's paradise
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Joel Lo: Hong Kong is not a shopper's paradise

A shopaholic searching for experiences, not just products, laments the rise of cookie-cutter shopping malls
Glenn Connley: Singapore’s rules liberate, they don't oppress
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Glenn Connley: Singapore’s rules liberate, they don't oppress

When people curse Singapore for being overburdened with laws and restrictions, they forget how good we have it
Charlene Fang: Why Valentine's Day is the least romantic day of the year
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Charlene Fang: Why Valentine's Day is the least romantic day of the year

Is it romantic to follow the masses and declare our love on February 14? Or are we being bullied by the greeting card cartel?
Ajoy Advani: Why don't modern music acts come to Mumbai?
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Ajoy Advani: Why don't modern music acts come to Mumbai?

Bryan Adams is playing live in Mumbai ... again. Looks like it’s going to be the eighties till we die
Mun Yin Liu: Why are Hong Kong names so weird?
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Mun Yin Liu: Why are Hong Kong names so weird?

It's never a good idea to name yourself Rhino, Spooky or even Colon; just be happy with what your mom gave you
Why the BBC’s attempt at atomic humor bombed in Japan
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Why the BBC’s attempt at atomic humor bombed in Japan

Laughing with someone is one thing, but laughing at them is a dangerous game to play
Misha Janette: Japan's new greeting 'Isogashii?' is a social booby trap
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Misha Janette: Japan's new greeting 'Isogashii?' is a social booby trap

When someone in Tokyo asks "Are you busy lately?" be careful how you answer
James Durston: Asia's so uncool it's cool
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James Durston: Asia's so uncool it's cool

Slick hair, shiny cars and branded shades are old cool. The new cool is Asia, in all its geeky glory
A 'Tiger Mother' rebuttal from across the ocean
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A 'Tiger Mother' rebuttal from across the ocean

Verdict from China: Amy Chua's controversial new book isn't the bible of good Chinese parenting it claims to be
Chinese Mom: American 'Tiger Mother' clueless about real Chinese parenting
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Chinese Mom: American 'Tiger Mother' clueless about real Chinese parenting

The "Chinese" parenting style advocated by Asian-American author Amy Chua is no longer popular among Chinese mothers
Alexis Ong: The ArtScience Museum will be amazing... hopefully
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Alexis Ong: The ArtScience Museum will be amazing... hopefully

Singapore will soon be home to the first "ArtScience Museum" in the world, but will it live up to its fancy moniker?
Glenn Connley: Sorry, kids, you can't come to dinner
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Glenn Connley: Sorry, kids, you can't come to dinner

Good riddance, fat little emperors and empresses! An unrepentant Singaporean embraces kiddie bans at restaurants
Calvin Chin: China's top social innovators to watch in 2011
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Calvin Chin: China's top social innovators to watch in 2011

China might not have world-renowned organizations leading social change, but with these companies laying the foundations for a dynamic future, it's only a matter of time