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Travel makes us happy: Here's why
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Travel makes us happy: Here's why

Money may or may not bring happiness, depending on who you ask. But travel definitely does
Alexis Ong: Occupy Singapore failed miserably because we're in Singapore
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Alexis Ong: Occupy Singapore failed miserably because we're in Singapore

While the rest of the world took to the streets in protest of Wall Street, business-friendly Singapore did a no-show
Cod Satrusayang: To Thailand in the coming times
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Cod Satrusayang: To Thailand in the coming times

As the nation faces the mammoth task of rebuilding from the floods, this writer searches for solace and hope
Alexis Ong: Singapore, the perfect world capital
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Alexis Ong: Singapore, the perfect world capital

Unscathed Singapore with its efficiency, neutral politics and unthreatening, clean, green image may be a model for the world to follow, but what will it cost the nation
Alan Morison: The trouble with Phuket, and how it can be fixed
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Alan Morison: The trouble with Phuket, and how it can be fixed

Phuket's tuk-tuk "mafia" is threatening to derail the island's massive tourism industry. We need a solution now
The best part of traveling in Korea is talking to the people
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The best part of traveling in Korea is talking to the people

Ditch your guidebook and start talking. That's right, to the ajumma next to you
Aimee Chan: Yes, Singapore drivers really are that bad
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Aimee Chan: Yes, Singapore drivers really are that bad

Whoever said Singapore is a safe place has obviously not tried driving
6 unbreakable rules from the Japanese bar
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6 unbreakable rules from the Japanese bar

The code of conduct in a Japanese bar isn't complex. Following it, however, is essential for the savvy drinker
Gregory Starr: Forget the glitz and find the real Tokyo in its shopping streets
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Gregory Starr: Forget the glitz and find the real Tokyo in its shopping streets

These ancient rows of mom-and-pop stores say more about the capital than any new high-rise
Edward Falzon: Get out of your expat bubble
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Edward Falzon: Get out of your expat bubble

There's so much more to Shanghai than Xintiandi and the Bund
Diksha Basu: On trading lives, New York for Mumbai
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Diksha Basu: On trading lives, New York for Mumbai

Discovering a cool career and real relationships in the Bandra neighborhood

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