Channel NewsAsia International
In episode 1, we are introduced to 4 entrepreneurs who worked up their way up from the bottom in their specialized fields, in varied industries such as hardware, art & design, kitchen equipment and furniture wholesale business.
In three provinces of China, three women from three very different social backgrounds are united in tragedy. All have experienced domestic violence at the hands of their husbands. Two of the men are now dead, the third defiant to this day. One in four women in China are physically, sexually or psychologically abused by their partners, yet it is a crime many believe should remain hidden behind closed doors.
For one of the world’s most expensive delicacies, we journey to southern Thailand. This edible bird’s nest is made by a species of cave-dwelling swiftlets. At over US$5000 per kilogram, bird’s nest is considered an elixir of youth.