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Jason Beerman: Do we really need a third runway?
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Jason Beerman: Do we really need a third runway?

Public consultation for Hong Kong's next big infrastructure project is just an empty PR exercise
Wang Fangqing: Why Xintiandi isn't Shanghainese
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Wang Fangqing: Why Xintiandi isn't Shanghainese

Shanghai's major entertainment and tourist attraction is celebrating its 10th anniversary, but has it really lived up to its fame?
Ajoy Advani: Mumbai can be tough terrain for a solo guy in search of a bar
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Ajoy Advani: Mumbai can be tough terrain for a solo guy in search of a bar

Tips for an antlered man, including stag-friendly watering holes
Andre Vltchek: Why I hate traveling in Japan
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Andre Vltchek: Why I hate traveling in Japan

One frequent traveler believes good service is no longer valued in Japan. Does he have a point?
Roland Kelts: Tokyo after the quake-- what matters now?
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Roland Kelts: Tokyo after the quake-- what matters now?

Tokyo has 'had its cells rearranged,' but is it still the same city or something new?
Aimee Chan: Customer service in Singapore, what’s that?
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Aimee Chan: Customer service in Singapore, what’s that?

Waiters who don’t know the ingredients of the dishes, sales staff who can’t use the register. Singapore really needs that multi-million dollar Customer-Centric Initiative
Malavika Sangghvi: Tired of hearing about Mumbai's resilience to terror?
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Malavika Sangghvi: Tired of hearing about Mumbai's resilience to terror?

Well, I am tired of hearing people saying they’re tired of hearing about it
Chef McDang: The myth of 'royal' Thai cuisine
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Chef McDang: The myth of 'royal' Thai cuisine

Drawing from his own palatial experiences, Thailand’s celebrity chef says restaurants use the words "royal Thai cuisine" as an excuse to charge more
Adam Bray: Being fat makes me famous
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Adam Bray: Being fat makes me famous

How a big fat American copes with life in Asia
Gitanjali Dang: Goodbye to the ship called Wisdom
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Gitanjali Dang: Goodbye to the ship called Wisdom

In her wake, the cargo vessel leaves a lesson for Mumbai on the power of mass susceptibility
Cod Satrusayang: Sit back and enjoy the apocalypse
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Cod Satrusayang: Sit back and enjoy the apocalypse

Thailand's leaders are saying all the right things, but the situation among the electorate is more desperate than people would admit

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Destination Berlin

From a casino restroom to a park in Seoul, the striking symbol of war and freedom has ended up in some strange places. November 9 is the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall