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The newest way to buy that Ferrari or Lamborghini.
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But gridlock and home prices don't help it much.
Flights mean frisky security, long layovers and unexpected delays, which can sometimes make for unpleasant travel experiences. Still, your airport journey doesn't always have to be terrible. Here are some cool airports that will make you forget about all your travel baggage.
Do you dodge black cats and cracks in the sidewalk? Throw salt over your shoulder and pop your umbrellas only outside? Would you fly out on Friday the 13 or postpone a vacation to a less spooky date? If you're feeling a little unlucky lately, we've got some suggestions.
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"It's an acquired taste," says Singapore-based tattoo artist Chester Lee.
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The most abused cliche in politics is the concept of 'change,' yet a young movement among academics and techno-scientists seeks to overhaul the current system with a computerized, politician-minimal alternative. Algorithmic governance is a radical, digital reimagining of government centred on computerized processes. Algorithms -- which already have many applications like sorting incoming emails and controlling traffic lights -- would be unified to create a governing network. Algorithmic government may sound far-fetched, but it is already happening in smaller, more localized ways.
What happens if I wish to raise a family? I would have to take maternity leave to deliver a baby and to get ample rest after the birth. I would probably need to take extra time off too by taking further unpaid leave. Not all countries make it compulsory for companies to provide paid maternity leave.
Education is quite possibly the most important aspect of a country's potential for progress, and, more simply, developing child's mind. There is certainly no one right way to educate and there are, unsurprisingly, about as many different educational systems in the world as there are countries, with most of them believing that their way is the correct one.
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To put it in a local context: the B.C. government is providing unprecedented tax breaks to what is effectively a foreign Crown corporation, where the prime minister is suspected of siphoning off US$700 million from one of its other Crown corporations to his personal bank accounts. Doesn't inspire confidence.
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Since this year marks Singapore's 50th birthday, and since I love the idea of a layover in a cool city, I figured it was time to re-visit on my way back from New Zealand. Turns out, one can manage to do quite a lot in a very short amount of time.
A Singapore man is reportedly facing $15,000 in fines after flicking a cigarette from his apartment window. That's a $600-ding per for each of the 33 butts hurled from his window. A 34th butt landed t...
"The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State" by Economist Editor in Chief John Micklethwaite and Economist Managing Editor Adrian Wooldridge is a well-written argument for change. T...
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Now, our friends in Australia are sounding the alarm about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership could wreak havoc on Canada's economy. Australians know well the economic damage that unbalanced and extreme Internet censorship rules can cause.
Facts are that the new cold war is like the old one but is about conquering markets and resources. Canadians and Americans must join this economic weapon race and creating a trade sales force through embassies is a decent beginning. But much more needs to be done in concert with the Americans.
In the 2000-2008 period, Canadian exports to ASEAN grew by 9 per cent annually, just under the average pace to emerging markets as a whole. Post-crisis, the rate of growth is exactly the same. Doubling trade in five years would require notching that pace up to 15 per cent annually -- not an unachievable target by any stretch of the imagination.
A recent winner of the Camera d'Or prize at Cannes, Ilo Ilo quickly sold out its first screening at the 32nd Vancouver International Film Festival. This subtle yet detailed film about family life in Singapore shows the skilled editing and directorial abilities of Anthony Chen in his feature film debut.
The United States must reject China's $7-billion bid to buy the world's biggest pork producer, Smithfield Foods of Virginia. The transaction was announced in May but is currently under review in Washington by authorities. Delays are due to concerns. And there are many.
It's not just a Hollywood stereotype that shows the sensitive side of Latin American men — but according to new research, the citizens who demonstrate the most emotions tend to come from island nation...
In recent years, the rise of Asian fusion through the integration of Japanese, Thai or Chinese food in culinary cuisine has been a prevalent trend in restaurants. There's a new crop of Asian fusion that has been hitting the streets using inspirations from the lesser known or less popularized cultures from the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Korea.
The famed Nylon magazine has skyrocketed in popularity since its humble beginnings with the American inaugural issue in April 1999. Now, the magazine has taken the world by storm, spreading its reach from New York, to Mexico and finally, here in the sunny island of Singapore.
I stumbled across this quaint shop in the heart of Singapore. I developed an instant fondness for the Fall 2011 Birth Defect Men's collection -- the designs are a breathe of fresh air compared to what you'll see on the streets. Wearable, but still insanely unconventional.
The post-Cold War years were good for the fortunes of small countries. Small states did indeed seem beautiful in the 1990s and early 2000s. The end of bipolarity and the competing alliances ended the...