japanese-occupation

Memories of Syonan: An era of the dominance of fear and blighted times

By: May Lian The Japanese occupation was a bitter and painful time for my parents. Up north, Malaysia. My grandmother had to make a cruel decision to ask her son to leave home to seek job in a foreign land. Situation at home was very bad. She felt my dad might have a better chance…

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tourism

Quantum leap of logic of lying through the teeth?

By: KW Ang Look, revenue per available room (RevPAR) fell nearly 5% to $199. This supposedly came on the back of falling room rates, due to ‘a surge in supply of hotel rooms’. Then, there was a 4.8% year-on-year increase in room stock last year, which brought total inventory to ‘63,850 rooms across 413 hotels’. Knock-on…