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Tourists from Asia-Pacific to become world’s top spenders—report

A group of Chinese tourists pose for pictures in front of the monument of Philippine national hero Jose Rizal at a Manila park. The Asia-Pacific will overtake Europe as the region whose tourists spend the most money overseas within 10 years, a report said Wednesday, driven by an explosion in the number of Chinese travelers. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Asia-Pacific will overtake Europe as the region whose tourists spend the most money overseas within 10 years, a report said Wednesday, driven by an explosion in the number of Chinese travelers.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Asian art educators gather at Miriam

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CONFERENCE speakers with Rosario O. Lapus (2nd from left), Miriam College
president.

In what communication scholar Henry Jenkins coined as “convergence culture,” media content flows freely from one culture to the other: Journalism’s most recent melding with share-oriented new media could be cited as one example. It paints the quintessential McLuhanesque picture of the global village, where every bit of information is at arm’s length, and almost anyone can help shape in its creation.

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

How this Indonesian makeup brand is a game-changer

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PHILIPPINE media with Martha Tilaar

The Indonesian makeup brand PAC or Professional Artist Cosmetics might not be a familiar name here but it’s gaining a following in Asia, and its start in 1997, under the Martha Tilaar Group, was game-changing.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Eat’s a treat in Hong Kong

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ULTRA-COMFORT in Cathay Pacific’s new Business Class seats

The best travel buddies are those who share your idea of adventure. Through each other’s eyes, you discover new things about a place you have visited separately many times over, making that place seem exciting and new again. Think Hong Kong.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines | Read More »

‘Lifestyle diseases’ are new threat to Asia—WHO

Dr. Shin Young-soo, World Health Organization regional director for the Western Pacific region. AP

Asia-Pacific countries face serious challenges from “lifestyle” diseases and ageing populations even as they overcome more traditional illnesses, the World Health Organization’s regional director said Monday.

Posted: October 21st, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

PH highest breast cancer incidence rate in Asia, health experts say

Asian Hospital  PHOTO FROM www.asianhospital.com

The Philippines is now reported to have the highest incidence rate of breast cancer in Asia and is among the top 10 countries with the most cases of breast cancer. One out of every 13 Filipino women is expected to develop breast cancer in her lifetime, medical authorities said.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Rediscovering Yangon’s spirit of place


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ONE FLOOR of the former Ministry of Information Building is occupied by the Yangon Heritage Trust.

The large cluster of colonial architecture in the city center of Yangon is said to be among the largest extant collections in Asia.

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in Arts and Books,Columns | Read More »

My Hanoi ‘Suburgatory’

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TRYING on the iconic Vietnamese hat “non la”

I have been following an American TV comedy series. It is about this girl from Manhattan who was dragged by her father to move to the suburbs, in a town called Chatswin.   I did not know it at first, but after watching 22 episodes, I discovered that my fondness for the show is actually [...]

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in 2BU,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Soft darts’ hits bullseye in Asia

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Paul Lim Facebook photo

Picture your stereotypical darts player: Middle-aged and overweight, with a gut spilling over a waistband, cultivated through years of swilling beer during tense matches.

Posted: June 17th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Carnival cruise group expanding in Asia

The Carnival Freedom is seen February 18, 2013 in port in Key West, Florida. AFP/ Karen BLEIER

Carnival, the world’s largest cruise group, unveiled its Asian expansion plans on Tuesday, predicting the regional market for leisure voyages will grow dramatically within the decade.

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Malaysian author wins Asia’s top literary prize

Malaysian author Tan Twan Eng poses for a photo after winning the Man Asian Literary Prize for his novel “The Garden of Evening Mists” in Hong Kong on March 14, 2013.  AFP PHOTO/PHILIPPE LOPEZ

Author Tan Twang Eng became the first Malaysian author to win Asia’s top literary prize on Thursday for his novel set during the aftermath of the Japanese occupation of Malaya.

Posted: March 15th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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