Zika likely to spread in Asia Pacific: WHO

Zika likely to spread in Asia Pacific: WHO

The Zika virus is set to spread through Asia, the World Health Organization warned Monday, with hundreds of cases reported in Singapore and two Thai babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly. The mosquito-borne virus has been detected in 70 countries worldwide including at least 19 countries in the Asia Pacific region, said WHO director for health […]

10.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Obama tells ASEAN S. China Sea ruling eases tension, builds stability

Obama tells ASEAN S. China Sea ruling eases tension, builds stability

VIENTIANE (PNA/Kyodo) – US President Barack Obama told his Southeast Asian counterparts on Thursday that last July’s arbitral ruling that invalidated China’s claims to most of the South China Sea has “helped ease tension” and “built stability” in the region. Obama spoke of the ruling, according to Thai government spokesman Werachon Sukhondhapatipak, at a summit […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
‘Ghostbusters’ fans set Guinness World Record

‘Ghostbusters’ fans set Guinness World Record

The world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as ghosts has been broken. Hundreds of fans have descended on the Event Plaza at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore in ghost costumes. The event, organized by Sony to promote the film franchise’s upcoming reboot, was adjudicated by Guinness World Records representative Rishi Nath who […]

14.06.2016 · Filled under: Art, Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
ASEAN defense ministers discuss terrorism, S. China Sea

ASEAN defense ministers discuss terrorism, S. China Sea

By Preeyapa T. Khunsong VIENTIANE  (PNA/Kyodo) – Defense ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ended two days of talks in Laos on Wednesday, having discussed pressing security challenges like terrorism and the tense situation in the South China Sea, where China has been aggressively pursuing its territorial claims. The defense ministers of […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Asian News ·
UberEATS launches in Singapore

UberEATS launches in Singapore

UberEATS launches Wednesday in Singapore, the app’s first Asian market, reports TechCrunch. Singaporeans can now download Uber’s standalone food delivery app and order from around 100 of the city’s restaurants. Although deliveries are at the moment limited to Singapore’s Central Area, the city’s main business and commerce center, Uber has promised that it will be expanding its […]

26.05.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
S. Korea and Singapore nab top spot in world’s best airport ranking

S. Korea and Singapore nab top spot in world’s best airport ranking

Asia can claim bragging rights to being home to the world’s best airports, with South Korea, Singapore, and China taking the top three spots in a new airport ranking. Results of the 2015 Airport Service Quality Awards suggest that flyers passing through the major hubs in Asia are more likely to be satisfied with their […]

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Science & Technology ·
Community center in Vietnam among day 1 winners at World Architecture Festival

Community center in Vietnam among day 1 winners at World Architecture Festival

(Relaxnews) – Taking place this week in Singapore, the World Architecture Festival has announced the first round of winners leading up to Friday’s announcement of World Building of the Year. Category winners are being revealed in two rounds on Wednesday and Thursday. Among those announced Wednesday is, in the House category, Saigon House in Vietnam […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
Singapore to offer world’s first online-to-offline shopping mall

Singapore to offer world’s first online-to-offline shopping mall

(Relaxnews) – Singapore is looking to become a leader in e-commerce, by introducing a mall that combines online and offline shopping, reports TechCrunch. Singpost, Singapore’s postal service provider, has unveiled a mall where shoppers can purchase items in store, order them online from the mall and have them delivered at home. The mall, which will be […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
PHL to host 2019 SEA Games after Brunei, Vietnam decline

PHL to host 2019 SEA Games after Brunei, Vietnam decline

Manila, Philippines (AFP)   – The Philippines has agreed to host the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games after the two other countries next in line, Brunei and Vietnam, declined, a sports official said Sunday. This was agreed upon during a SEA Games Federation executive meeting in Singapore in June when Brunei, which was scheduled for […]

14.07.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Japan joins US-Australia war games amid China tensions

Japan joins US-Australia war games amid China tensions

by Glenda KWEK Sydney, Australia (AFP)   – The United States and Australia kicked off a massive joint biennial military exercise on Sunday, with Japan taking part for the first time as tensions with China over territorial rows loom over the drills. The two-week “Talisman Sabre” exercise in the Northern Territory and Queensland state involves […]

07.07.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
Asian cities half of top 10 costliest expat destinations: survey

Asian cities half of top 10 costliest expat destinations: survey

(Hong Kong-AFP) – Asia has become one of the most expensive regions for people working abroad, according to a new survey, with its major cities accounting for half of the top 10 costliest expat destinations. Hong Kong climbed one place from last year to become the world’s second most expensive place for expats, Mercer said […]

19.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Cray wins 100m as Fil-Ams dominate

Cray wins 100m as Fil-Ams dominate

By Stefanus Ian Singapore, Singapore (AFP)  – Texas-based Eric Cray swept to 100m victory at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games on Tuesday as he led a Filipino-American assault on the athletics competition. Cray, who will represent the Philippines at next year’s Olympics in the 400m hurdles, switched to 100m but easily won with a personal best of 10.25sec. The Philippines’ […]

11.06.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Sports & Recreation ·
Singapore in mourning as first PM Lee Kuan Yew dies

Singapore in mourning as first PM Lee Kuan Yew dies

by Martin ABBUGAO Singapore, Singapore, AFP, Monday 3/23/2015 – Singapore was plunged into mourning and world leaders united in tribute Monday after the death of Lee Kuan Yew, the iron-fisted politician who transformed a colonial backwater into a world financial center. His son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, issued a statement before dawn announcing the […]

23.03.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Singapore heats up for second Maison&Objet Asia

Singapore heats up for second Maison&Objet Asia

(Relaxnews) – All eyes will be on Singapore this March as Maison&Objet Asia returns to the city for its second-ever show. Featuring an expanded selection of the best of high-end decoration and home fashion by prestigious brands, the show will encompass residential, contract and hospitality projects. The salon will bring together the arts of living […]

16.02.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Oil plunge a ‘golden opportunity’ for Asia economies

Oil plunge a ‘golden opportunity’ for Asia economies

By Martin Abbugao Singapore, Singapore | AFP |  – The plunge in crude prices will give a much-needed boost to Asia’s oil-guzzling economies and provides governments a “golden opportunity” to implement crucial structural reforms such as cutting expensive energy subsidies, analysts say. A slowdown in the key export markets of Europe, China and Japan, the […]

20.01.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
Seeing the doctor, overseas: medical tourism booms in Asia

Seeing the doctor, overseas: medical tourism booms in Asia

(KUALA LUMPUR-AFP) – The lines snaking into Bangladesh’s overwhelmed hospitals are often so long, says Nusrat Hussein Kiwan, that they extend into the street outside — too many patients seeking too few quality doctors. So, through a Google search, the wife of a Bangladeshi construction executive chose a Malaysian hospital for her heart bypass surgery. […]

29.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness ·
Andok’s founder implicated in pork scam; Aquino mum

Andok’s founder implicated in pork scam; Aquino mum

SINGAPORE  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III refused to comment on allegations that Javier, Leyte Mayor Leonardo “Sandy” Javier, a member of the ruling Liberal Party (LP), is also involved in the pork barrel scam. During his working visit in Singapore, President Aquino told reporters that he has not yet read the details of the […]

20.11.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Art agenda: Singapore Art Prize, Jeff Koons

Art agenda: Singapore Art Prize, Jeff Koons

(Relaxnews) – Singapore’s annual Art Prize descends upon the country’s Art Museum, and a Jeff Koons retrospective is displayed within the Pompidou Center, Paris, France. Signature Art Prize November 14, 2014 – March 15, 2015 Singapore Art Museum, Singapore Fifteen finalists for the SAP go on display from November, with the winners announced on January […]

10.11.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Lonely Planet releases its picks for the top destinations in 2015

Lonely Planet releases its picks for the top destinations in 2015

(Relaxnews) – Travel experts at Lonely Planet have gazed into their crystal balls and come up with lists of the top 10 cities, regions and countries to visit in 2015, giving top nods to Singapore, Washington DC, and the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. Destinations that made the cut for Lonely Planet’s latest, “Best in Travel […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Vietnamese chapel named “World Building of the Year 2014”

Vietnamese chapel named “World Building of the Year 2014”

(Relaxnews) – A Vietnamese chapel has been crowned “World Building of the Year” at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Singapore. Designed by Vietnamese architects a21 Studio, “The Chapel” is a community space on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, designed for activities such as conferences, weddings and exhibitions. It was constructed using steel frames and metal […]

04.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
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