The progress made in the country’s garment industry since the 2013 tragedy, when 1,134 workers were killed after a building collapsed, has evaporated.
A decade ago, the global recession created a maritime car park of ghost ships in the Singapore Strait. Now there’s a similar stockpiling of ships, but it’s more like a traffic jam, created by burgeoning demand.
Despite the Hong Kong Convention, dismantling ships for raw materials or parts remains a dangerous, lawless industry.
As street food vendors across most of Asia face an unappetising future, Singapore’s hawkers are winning Michelin stars and being put forward for Unesco recognition. That must be one super secret ingredient ...
Taking the lead from their US counterparts, the truckers of Singapore, Japan and South Korea are taking a middle road between high-end restaurants and cheap street vendors
As the prime minister’s rigged election seems sure to extend his 33-year reign, Cambodians despair the onset of one-party rule.
US immigrant Ted Ngoy built a dynasty of flour and sugar that changed the fate of hundreds of his fellow countrymen seeking a better life. A sudden addiction took it all away, but it left him all the wiser decades later.
Seoul’s Teach North Korean Refugees has taught 350 escapees language skills and supported them with jobs, scholarships and college placements.
Industry figures say the garment factory trade has turned a corner. But even if safety has improved, wages are another matter .
Promoted as the answer to the ills of modern-day living in Seoul, the development is overdue, overpriced and underpopulated. ‘A Chernobyl-like emptiness’, as one critic puts it.