| Mar 7, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Although residents of Los Angeles and New York may complain about the high cost of living, the two cities can seem like a bargain compared with the truly wallet-squeezing metropolises of the world.
Singapore, the city-state in Southeast Asia, takes...
| May 20, 2014
Your best chances of scoring a "free" frequent flyer domestic seat are on Southwest and JetBlue, a repeat of last year's performance. That's from the latest Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey, produced by IdeaWorks. US Airways replaced perennial...
| May 20, 2014
| 1:59 PM
A Navy petty officer pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to accepting more than $10,000 in cash, travel expenses and electronic "gadgets" in exchange for providing classified information to a Singapore-based defense contractor.
Petty Officer 1st-...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Date: Jan. 18
Her story: Hyerim Shin, 26, was born and grew up in Gyeongju, South Korea. After graduating from college there, she moved to Singapore in 2011, where she got a job with DHL. She moved to the U.S. in November. Her parents, Kukhwan Shin...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Compared with its U.S. counterparts, RTL Group was a latecomer in South and East Asia. While HBO has been implanted in the region for some 20 years, the media giant just made its first move in 2012.
RTL Group chose the frenetic Indian market for its...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:00 PM
"Ilo Ilo" is writer-director Anthony Chen's first film, but breathtaking intimacy in storytelling is already second nature to him. Winner of Cannes' prestigious Camera d'Or for best debut feature, it quietly demonstrates that in the right hands even the...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 5:30 AM
When growing up in Singapore, filmmaker Anthony Chen's family had a maid from the Philippines, a woman he and his two younger brothers called Aunt Terry.
But the family had to downsize in 1997 due to the Asian financial crisis, which plummeted the stock...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Noma in Copenhagen was named the No. 1 restaurant on the annual list of the "World's 50 Best Restaurants" at an awards ceremony Monday at the Guildhall in London. The four-time champ reclaimed its title after Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can Roca,...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Oakwood Worldwide hopes to triple its pioneering extended-stay housing brand through a new joint venture that will spend $4 billion to buy and build furnished apartment buildings globally.
The partnership that the Los Angeles company has struck with...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 6:30 PM
HONG KONG -- Singapore showman Jack Neo is to direct action comedy "Ah Boys To Frogmen," the third instalment in his hit "Ah Boys to Men" feature franchise.
Production gets underway in July 2014, with Chinese New Year (February) 2015 set as a target...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:27 PM
When I saw the first tweet about this, I truly thought it was a hoax. But no, it seems wine critic Robert M. Parker Jr. is launching a lifestyle magazine. Wine-searcher.com has the story and describes the mag as aimed at "high net-worth individuals and...