Reminders of its days as a British military base are not difficult to find on one of the less glitzy islands in the Maldives. Words and pictures by Tim Pile.
As Hong Kong-born Olivia Chow takes on Rob Ford in the battle to be mayor of Toronto, she tells Kate Whitehead how surviving as a poor immigrant in Canada has steeled her for the fight ahead.
Well-educated, Chinese singletons in their late-20s or older - branded 'leftover women' by a chauvinistic society - are looking further afield for husbands who aren't turned off by their age or...
Supermodel Hanaa Ben Abdesslem gives a high-jewellery flourish to haute couture.
Traditional tong laus are vanishing fast, but this studio updates that historic, gritty vibe into a chic bachelor pad.
The American translator of Buddhist texts and poetry, also known as Bill Porter, talks bank robberies and meditation with Clare Morin.
The French chef, who was in town recently to launch his HK$16,000 book, Ma Cuisine Francaise, talks to Grace MW Wong about fusion food and a foray into Asia.