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  1. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: The Hall of Uselessness, by Simon Leys

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays by Simon Leys New York Review Books 4 stars Alex Lo The fox knows many things, according to Isaiah Berlin, but the hedgehog knows one big thing. If so, Pierre Ryckmans, better known to the reading public as Simon Leys, is a rare hybrid. He knows one really big thing, China, but judging by this eclectic collection of essays spanning ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: Wealth and Power

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-First Century by Orville Schell and John Delury Random House 4 stars Alex Lo How you understand and translate the Chinese phrase zhongguo says much about what you think about China, and the presuppositions and biases you entertain about it. Quite simply, it means "China". But if you analyse the two ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology

    Huawei takes on Apple, Samsung with launch of 'world's thinnest smartphone'

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 05:01pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Chinese telecom giant Huawei on Wednesday vowed to catch up with its more popular rivals Apple and Samsung after unveiling its newest phone for the first time in Asia. Huawei unveiled its Ascend P6 at the CommunicAsia telecom and broadcast event in Singapore just hours after its global launch in London, billing it as world’s thinnest smartphone. “I generally do not comment ...

  4. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Chef Alex Garés wants to spice up your holiday in Koh Samui

    Posted May 16th 2014, 11:12am by Vicki Williams

    ... Vicki Williams life@scmp.com Koh Samui chef Alex Garés wants to spice up your holiday with authentic Thai cuisine, writes Vicki Williams Baptism of fire Alex Garés is not your typical chef. He is so passionate about authentic Thai cuisine that to ensure visitors to Koh Samui get a taste of it, he is offering to be your dining companion for the night. Dining in inexpensive ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Want your bilingual kids to get ahead? Teach them a third language: computer code

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:09am by CHRIS LAU

    ... to Skype, where it was integrated into the primary curriculum in 2012. In Singapore, officials are also in talks to introduce programming lessons into schools. Hong Kong needs its own reforms, too, ...

  6. Lifestyle - Travel

    A wide berth: Will Kai Tak's little used cruise terminal catch on enough to justify HK$8 billion cost?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:37pm by DARREN WEE

    ... at Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui in 2013. Singapore's two-berth Marina Bay Cruise Centre, which opened in May 2012, handled 110 ships in the past financial year ending in March. ... future plans. As it stands, Hong Kong is one of the top three hubs for long-haul cruises in Asia, along with Shanghai and Singapore. Shanghai is becoming far more important than other cities ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health

    Are sugar alternatives really a healthier option?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:59pm by Sasha Gonzales

    ... says Susie Rucker, a nutritional therapist at Body with Soul in Singapore. "It has been shown to slowly kill the dendrites in the brain. Dendrites play an important role in the processes ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ART

    The art of preservation: Sketching group records Hong Kong's disappearing heritage

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:57pm by Bernice Chan

    ... full-time artists and illustrators to lawyers and pilots. Sketching the city is a pastime that is also popular in other places in the region. "Singapore has several thousand urban sketchers, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Children’s literature expert discusses how to instil passion for books in young readers

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 07:14pm by Cici George

    ... mind-blowing to see how ardent kids became about those books. That tells me there is a place for reading in this world. "In Hong Kong, the mainland and Singapore, there seems to be the common ...

  10. Lifestyle

    Fish oil may not be a defence against heart disease, research shows

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:49pm by Sasha Gonzales

    ... a clinical nutritionist and health coach from Health Coach International in Singapore. "Having high triglyceride levels puts you at risk of developing heart disease," she says. ...




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