Archive for January 5th, 2019

The blue economy and seasteading: A key growth driver for Singapore

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Business Times | 6:00 AM

With infrastructure the primary cost of floating charter cities, the city-state is home to major investors with deep experience in property, maritime and infrastructure [...]
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Serina Wee is freecould ‘The Goddess’ be the next big Singaporean influencer?

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Alvinology.com | 6:00 AM

After serving almost two years in jail due to her conviction in the City Harvest Church court case, former accountant Serina Wee has been released. In a report by The Straits [...]
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Two construction firms fined $77,000 for damaging water mains: PUB

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

The PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, has fined two construction companies a total of $77,000 for causing serious damage to its potable water mains. It said in a [...]
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Traders eye options for pork importation amid African Swine Fever scare

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

The Meat Importers and Traders Association is confident of having alternative countries to import pork from amid the ongoing outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF). However, [...]
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Philippines hopeful on starting free trade talks with US

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is hopeful talks for a free trade agreement (FTA) with the US could start as it awaits the latter’s formal notification to its Congress, which could be [...]
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Gong Cha customer in the Philippines finds three cockroaches in his bubble tea

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Do you drink your bubble tea without looking at its contents? Perhaps it’s time to look a little closer, especially if there’s a sleeve on your cup. A Gong Cha [...]
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Australia issues travel warning against Philippines

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Khaleej Times | 6:00 AM

The Australian government issued a warning to its citizens against travelling to Mindanao following a deadly bomb explosion outside a shopping mall in Cotabato, Philippines, [...]
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Online dealer of high-grade marijuana arrested in QC

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

Quezon City Police District Station 7 arrested 22-year-old Nigel Nicolas on Thursday night (January 3) in a buy-bust operation after he was caught selling high-grade [...]
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Philippines urged to work with Vietnam on South China Sea code

Philippines urged to work with Vietnam on South China Sea code

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippine government should support Vietnam’s position on negotiations on a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea, former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del [...]
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Philippines more appealing to investors as inflation slows: analyst

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has become a more attractive destination for investments after inflation in December slowed to its lowest level since June 2018, an analyst said Friday. The [...]
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Why people keep dying on Thailand’s roads, the most lethal in Southeast Asia

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Driving in Thailand can be a hair-raising experience at the best of times, but during the country’s so-called “seven dangerous days” over the New Year [...]
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Thailand’s rebel female Buddhist monks defy tradition

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Boodsabann Chanthawong recently joined a growing number of women defying generations of Thai Buddhist tradition by becoming ordained as novice monks at an unrecognised [...]
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Tropical storm’s rain, surging seas strike Thai beaches

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Rain, winds and surging seawater buffeted coastal villages and world-famous tourist resorts Friday, as Tropical Storm Pabuk made landfall on southern Thailand’s east [...]
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Tropical Storm Pabuk: Thailand braces amid fears it could be worst in a generation

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Army deployed to evacuate coastal areas as tourist hubs of Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan expected to be hardest hit Thai authorities have suspended ferry services and [...]
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Thailand’s official tech centre to include blockchain-based voting

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

The country’s National Electronics and Computer Technology centre (NECTEC) has developed blockchain technology for e-voting Thailand is on a track to introduce [...]
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