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Tampons and dangly bits

My youth hostel in Melbourne had a sign for the men’s showers. A pictogram, it successfully spanned linguistic and cultural divides. No one could misunderstand the meaning of two round…



Notes from a small island

No one in Singapore’s reading Dan Brown’s latest.

No one in Singapore, in fact, seems to be reading any fiction at all. A thoroughly scientific survey of coffee shops on a Saturday morning reveals the most popular artistic works in the island state to be textbooks on financial regulation.