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Behind the Banyan: Ho Kwon Ping on Building a Global Brand

In Behind the Banyan, the company's founder and executive chairman peels back the layers of the company's successes and failures. From constructing a resort in the mountains of Lijiang in China to rebuilding his properties in Phuket after the 2004 tsunami, Ho Kwon Ping opens on the highs and lows over the course of his extraordinary 30-year entrepreneurial journey.

Strictly Business: The Kwek Leng Beng Story

Kwek Leng Beng may be one of Singapore's most successful businessmen, but he is also among the country's most enigmatic. While his companies and brands are blue-chip counters and household names, the man behind one of Asia's largest conglomerates has steadfastly remained reticent and at times mysterious.

The Last Fools - The Eight Immortals of Lee Kuan Yew

Urban legend tells of eight men in Singapore so powerful that they controlled everything, from water to air. Such was their prowess that these decidedly earthly beings took on near-mythical status, morphing from maverick superscale officers into modern superhero fighters. They were called The Eight Immortals.

The Price of Being Fair: The FairPrice Group Story

Some praise it as a national treasure. Others tag it as the people’s supermarket. Many simply call it “NTUC.” While NTUC FairPrice is a household Singaporean brand, the story of its rise from just one store in 1973 to over 500 today is little known.

When the Party Ends - China's leaps and stumbles after the Beijing Olympics

Peh Shing Huei’s provocative book captures his harrowing, humbling and sometimes hilarious experiences in China when he was China bureau chief for The Straits Times. As he documents the rise of China, he also uncovers the problems beneath its sinews. Peh visits the bustling factories of Guangdong wrestling labour woes; strays into the line of fire during the bloody ethnic riots in Urumqi; journeys to the forgotten museum of the Cultural Revolution on a remote mountain top.

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