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Aug 15, 2019

Foreign visitors traveling to Singapore using selected transport services can now submit electronic arrival cards up to 14 days before they reach Singapore.

This means that these visitors will need to produce only their passports for immigration clearance upon arrival – instead of filling out paper arrival...

Aug 14, 2019

Farnborough International feasibility study and domestic industry hearing showcase the Kingdom's aviation potential as regional hub under Thailand 4.0

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) – Business is looking to stage a Thai edition of the ‘International Airshow’ as it continues to create...

Aug 12, 2019

Malaysia launched a project on August 9 for a new mass market car to be produced locally with some technical support from Daihatsu Motor, officials said. The move comes as the country seeks to boost development and adoption of high technology in a renewed industrial push by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

Aug 12, 2019

Although Taiwan has a thriving night market culture, vegetarian choices are somewhat scarce. But now there is a new, traveling night market consisting of over a dozen food trucks exclusively serving up vegetarian fare, attracting throngs of people wherever it goes. What makes this dedicated vegetarian night market...

Aug 09, 2019

XI'AN, China, Aug. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Xi'an, the capital city of China's Shaanxi province, announced to launch 200 new electric taxis as part of its green transportation program, which aims to introduce 6,461 electric taxis by the end of 2019.

6,461 Dual-fuel taxis currently in operation, along with 8,...

Aug 08, 2019

The Philippine government approved a plan to build a new $14.5-billion international airport for Metro Manila that will cater to at least 100 million passengers annually, three times the capacity of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), aimed at decongesting Manila’s ageing existing facility.

Aug 08, 2019

A new batch of communication satellites used by Myanmar were successfully launched into orbit on August 6 after two years of planning by French satellite launch company Arianespace from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana.

The two satellites –Myanmar Sat 2 (Intelsat 39) and EDRS-C –...

Aug 07, 2019

Beijing, China --( ASIA TODAY )-- The Portuguese surrealist artist Santiago Ribeiro continues his unstoppable international tour. This time his art debuts in Beijing, China.

The International Exhibition of Contemporary Art "Art Weeks in China" will be the next destination to show Santiago Ribeiro´s art...

Aug 06, 2019

Mandalay is about to become Myanmar’s first smart city with authorities planning to modernise a number of sectors including power and water networks, traffic management and utilities by using social media and deploying new technologies such as artificial intelligence software and drones to revamp an inefficient...

Aug 05, 2019

As the world enters the era of Industry 4.0, the role of Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) to impart knowledge and skills is set to grow in importance, serving not only youth but also mature workers seeking to adapt to the changing nature of work. That was the key message at the SkillsFuture Festival @ NUS (SFF@...

Aug 02, 2019

A Malaysian entrepreneur has developed the country’s first advanced humanoid robot named ADAM which was presented at the Beyond Paradigm Summit in Kuala Lumpur on July 17. The conference showcased innovative technologies of automation and data exchange in the digital age, also known as Fourth Industrial Revolution...

Aug 02, 2019

Rangsit University, a private university in Pathum Thani, Thailand which is one of the few educational institutions licensed by the Thai government to research on the medical use of marijuana and develop respective products, is positive on the development of marihuana as a business case in the country according to...

Jul 31, 2019

It was an ordinary afternoon during the last days of 2015. Ko Tze-kai, CEO of the restaurant group Inkism International (墨力國際), had just turned 32. He locked himself in his office and stared at the shopping bag sitting on his coffee table; it was stuffed with millions in cash. None of the money was his to keep. He...

Jul 29, 2019

The main section of the first huge Mekong river bridge for the China-Laos high speed railway connection has been completed on July 28, seven months ahead of schedule despite challenging conditions, Xinhua reported.

The completion of the Luang Prabang Mekong River Super Major Bridge – so its official name –,...

Jul 22, 2019

As a strategy to boost income and sales outreach for fishermen in West Java, Indonesia’s government is going digital: Coordinating maritime affairs minister Luhut Binsar Panndjaitan on July 20 inaugurated the country’s first-ever online fish auction site as a pilot project in the city of Palangpang – known for its...

Jul 17, 2019

NEW DELHI, July 18, 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Eight startups mark a milestone in their entrepreneurial journey at the close of the ShelterTech Accelerator, an initiative organized by Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter, in collaboration with the Centre for Innovation Incubation and...

Jul 15, 2019

Vietnam aims to become the leading digital economy in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) by 2030 as a result of the national digital transformation strategy by Vietnam’s Authority of Information Technology Application (AITA) under the country’s Ministry of Information and Communications.

The...

Jul 13, 2019

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a type of imaging probe that allows for earlier detection of acute kidney failure, a rapidly-developing condition that can be fatal.

The new renal probes, which have been tested in mice, are injected into the blood-...

Jul 12, 2019

Taiwan began banning plastic straws in July, but Starbucks in the United States was already shipping in biodegradable plastic straws from Taichung last year. Why have Starbucks, Apple and Formosa Plastics all gravitated to this under-the-radar Taichung supplier?

When CommonWealth Magazine first meets...

Jul 08, 2019

Malaysia remains on course to become a high-income nation by 2024, the World Bank has reaffirmed its confidence in Southeast Asia’s fourth-largest economy. The organisation said that Malaysia’s aspiration remains possible as long as the country’s gross national income (GNI) per capita continues to grow at a range...

Jul 01, 2019

According to Bloomberg’s number crunchers, a typical family home in central Hong Kong, with around 93m2 floorspace, incurs an average monthly mortgage repayment of nearly $8,000.

The cost of living is made up of lots of life’s essentials. It includes the food we eat, transport and the energy we use to heat...

Jun 21, 2019

Around 1.7 billion people globally are still unbanked – either having no proper savings or access to credit - according to the 2017 Global Findex Database. In Southeast Asia, only 27% of adults have formal bank accounts and only 33% of businesses have access to proper financing. While the region has been growing...