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The Raffles, Penang’s E&O, the Metropole in Hanoi – famous writers’ favourite Asian hotels, and how they celebrate their literary legacy

Rudyard Kipling praised the food, but not the rooms at The Raffles in Singapore; Noel Coward grew fonder of the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok with every visit. Historic hotels advertise their literary associations to a new generation of guests.

8 Oct 2019 - 7:18PM

Rudyard Kipling praised the food, but not the rooms at The Raffles in Singapore; Noel Coward grew fonder of the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok with every visit. Historic hotels advertise their literary associations to a new generation of guests.

The Raffles, Penang’s E&O, the Metropole in Hanoi – famous writers’ favourite Asian hotels, and how they celebrate their literary legacy
Should children diet? App may help them lose weight, but won’t keep them healthy, experts say

WW International (formerly known as Weight Watchers) released dieting app Kurbo for children aged eight to 17. It labels food like traffic lights – green, yellow or red – depending on healthiness. Some nutrition experts say it promotes ‘intense body dissatisfaction’.

5 Sep 2019 - 9:02PM

WW International (formerly known as Weight Watchers) released dieting app Kurbo for children aged eight to 17. It labels food like traffic lights – green, yellow or red – depending on healthiness. Some nutrition experts say it promotes ‘intense body dissatisfaction’.

Should children diet? App may help them lose weight, but won’t keep them healthy, experts say
Dengue fever: progress made in fight to halt deadly outbreak sweeping Asia

The mosquito-borne disease has claimed the lives of hundreds in the region, overwhelming health services. Colonies of dengue-free mosquitoes are being introduced in high-risk areas, with promising results.

1 Sep 2019 - 9:38AM

The mosquito-borne disease has claimed the lives of hundreds in the region, overwhelming health services. Colonies of dengue-free mosquitoes are being introduced in high-risk areas, with promising results.

Dengue fever: progress made in fight to halt deadly outbreak sweeping Asia
Hot spots: The Bruce Chalet, Lijiang
The truth hurts

Arguably, WikiLeaks has helped changed the course of history, leaving diplomatic embarrassment and a journalistic goldmine in its wake. Sian Powell looks at the legacy of the whistle blowing website.

2 Sep 2012 - 12:50PM

Arguably, WikiLeaks has helped changed the course of history, leaving diplomatic embarrassment and a journalistic goldmine in its wake. Sian Powell looks at the legacy of the whistle blowing website.

The truth hurts
Hot spots: Muntri Mews, Penang
Painting the town
6 Mar 2011 - 12:00AM
Painting the town
In character

Whether they want to take the pulse of the nation or merely shore up a dwindling fanbase, foreign celebrities are jumping on the mainland microblogging bandwagon. Sian Powell and Jie Chen look at the weibo effect.

10 Nov 2012 - 11:31PM

Whether they want to take the pulse of the nation or merely shore up a dwindling fanbase, foreign celebrities are jumping on the mainland microblogging bandwagon. Sian Powell and Jie Chen look at the weibo effect.

In character
United colours of Beijing

The capital's graffiti artists have come out of the shadows and are finding the city surprisingly welcoming, writes Laura Fitch.

27 Oct 2012 - 11:21PM

The capital's graffiti artists have come out of the shadows and are finding the city surprisingly welcoming, writes Laura Fitch.

United colours of Beijing