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Why Singapore election can’t just be about the local

By Sun, May 13, 2012 12:24AM UTC 0 Comment

It’s a tiny island nation off the coast of Peninsular Malaysia … surely Singapore is too small to have local versus national issues in its politics? Sadly, no. When elections come around, the candidate who wins the most votes becomes not only the Member of Parliament for that particular constituency, but also the manager of...

Chef Mark Best Demonstration

By Fri, May 04, 2012 8:17PM UTC 0 Comment

Le Cordon Bleu News, 05/04/2012

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Chef Mark Best Demonstration Le Cordon Bleu London welcomed Australian chef Mark Best to the school on Wednesday 2nd May for a demonstration to students, alumni and journalists. The award winning restaurateur cooked Ike Jime Squid with Smoked Goats Curd, Young Coconut and Black Radish, a ‘Risotto’ of Local Squid, Prawns, Broth and Curry Leaves, and Blue Swimmer Crab with Almond Gazpacho and Sweet Corn Custard. Chef Mark’s culinary career began at...

Top 10 Hong Kong delicacies

By Thu, Sep 08, 2011 3:46PM UTC 6 Comments

By Xiao Xiao/Annie Chiu Hong Kong is said to be the Culinary Capital of Asia. It is a place for you to indulge your taste buds and experience the most remarkable cuisine. The city has over 10,000 restaurants that serve up dishes that range from traditional flavors to contemporary fusion cuisine. Congee Called “zhou” in Chinese...

Election update: Democrats shy away from Northeast

By Wed, Nov 17, 2010 7:14AM UTC 1 Comment

By James Harriman This follows on last week’s post that focused on the five upcoming by-elections to replace MPs disqualified by the Constitutional Court. There are now additional details on the candidates and an update on previous coverage. Matichon reported over the weekend that Puea Thai Party (PT) has put forth its list of candidates for the December 12...

By-elections will test popularity of new parties

By Wed, Nov 10, 2010 2:29AM UTC 0 Comment

By James Harriman,   Last week, the Constitution Court voted 7-1 to disqualify five constituency MPs and one party-list MP for violating sections of the Constitution prohibiting MPs from owning shares in companies that do business with the state. Two of the constituency MPs, Boonjong Wongtrairat (Bhum Jai Thai) and Kuarkul Danchaivijit (Chart Thai Pattana),...