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Chinatown Complex's Foo Leong Records to wind up business by end of November

SINGAPORE - In its heyday in the 1980s, customers flocked to Foo Leong Records in Chinatown Complex to buy CDs of popular singers such as Fong Fei-fei or Leslie Cheung.

Challenger's new store tunes in to luxe market

After beefing up its online presence in recent years, home-grown retailer Challenger Technologies, a household name for affordable IT products, has turned its focus back to brick-and-mortar stores...

New Challenger in the ring for high-end audio products

SINGAPORE - After beefing up its online presence in recent years, homegrown retailer Challenger Technologies - a household name for affordable IT products - is turning its focus back to brick-and-...

Tainted love for Thai junta chief Prayut Chan-o-cha's latest pop song

BANGKOK (AFP) - The Thai junta chief's attempt to woo the country with a rock ballad dubbed Diamond Heart fell flat on Valentine's Day as netizens panned the lyrics written by a leader whom some...

From music to IPO

Mr Leslie Ong, 50, chief executive of Unusual Limited

Singaporean Kuok Meng Ru wants to take over Rolling Stone magazine

He recently made the news for announcing plans to buy out iconic American pop-culture magazine Rolling Stone, but Mr Kuok Meng Ru, a 29-year-old Singapore permanent resident, is keeping mum about...

Billionaire's son Kuok Meng Ru keeps mum about Rolling Stone buy-out

He recently made the news for announcing plans to buy out iconic American pop-culture magazine Rolling Stone, but Mr Kuok Meng Ru, a 29-year-old Singapore permanent resident, is keeping mum about...

Indian pop star Ananya Birla, 22, runs two start-ups

She is only 22 years old, but Ananya Birla is already responsible for two successful start-up companies and one foundation.

Karaoke businesses revamp to appeal to wider demographic including families

From installing stages in every room to having a mini-mart on site, local karaoke joints are pulling out all the stops to attract customers to pick up a microphone.

Sales of vinyl records not doing too badly, attracting younger crowd

Over the past few years, newer, fresher faces have been navigating through the precarious floor-to-ceiling shelves containing vinyl records at Roxy Disc House, browsing for their favourite records...

Music buff turns passion into sweet sounds of success

When music executive Mah Chern Wei was a child, every so often, the sweet sounds from his father's vinyl record player would waft through the rooms and weave their magic.