Centenarian out to set the record straight

The amazing feats of centenarian athlete Fauja Singh are certain to impress Hong Kongers today.

But it seems the man they call the 'Turbaned Torpedo' hasn't made the same impression with the Guinness World Records organisation.

Sunday, 5 February, 2012, 12:00am

Inspector Singh Investigates: A Deadly Cambodian Crime Spree

Inspector Singh Investigates: A Deadly Cambodian Crime Spree by Shamini Flint Piatkus

Inspector Singh has become itinerant again. Having solved a murder mystery that took place in a law office in his native low-crime Singapore, in last year's instalment of this series, book four takes the Sikh sleuth to one of Asia's more lawless cities, Phnom Penh.

8 May 2011 - 12:00am

Cross-cultural factors play into Sikh sleuth's appeal

The bookstores and best-seller lists have long been packed with world-weary Caucasian detectives who wrestle with mysterious murders as well as their own depressing family issues. Cops such as Peter James' Roy Grace, Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander and Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch, to mention just three of the species.

19 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Garment firm worker robbed of HK$40,000

A garment company worker was attacked and robbed after withdrawing HK$40,000 from a bank in Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. The man, surnamed Singh, 37, was returning to a firm's premises at about 1pm when two men approached him from behind in a pedestrian underpass in Middle Road. He was grabbed by the neck and hit with a bottle. There was a struggle and the pair fled.

3 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Cheers for beer babes

Singha beer takes its product very seriously. To celebrate its 70th anniversary, the brewer has gone to great lengths to fly out seven official beer girls from Bangkok for a month-long promotional tour. The girls, pictured at Quarry Bay's Thai Orchids bar, are already receiving an inordinate amount of attention.

9 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Bullets 'not involved' in fracas

A senior official of Second Division team Bullets said neither players nor supporters of his club were involved in the fracas on Tuesday night when a referee was assaulted after a game between a visiting team from India and local champions Shaheen at King's Park.

16 May 1998 - 12:00am