Archive for January 26th, 2019

Aloysius Pang ‘unable to get out of the way’ of gun barrel, suffered crush injuries: SAF

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

Initial findings suggest that actor Aloysius Pang was unable to avoid a descending gun barrel, resulting in the injuries that led to his death, said top commanders in the [...] » More

Singapore seeing unprecedented mortgage slowdown

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

Rising interest rates and the latest round of property curbs have put the brakes on mortgage demand at Singapore’s banks, potentially further dragging down the [...] » More

Singapore to reduce military training after actor’s death

Singapore to reduce military training after actor’s death

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

Singapore’s military said Thursday it will reduce the length, intensity and frequency of its training programmes after an actor in the reserves died from injuries he [...] » More

Singapore can be global Asian node for tech, innovation, enterprise: Heng Swee Keat

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Singapore needs to work towards repositioning itself to become a global Asian node for technology, innovation and enterprise, said Finance minister Heng Swee Keat. Heng made [...] » More

RSAF sent plane to New Zealand to repatriate Aloysius Pang’s body: Ng Eng Hen

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

The Republic of Singapore Air Force has sent a KC-135 tanker aircraft to New Zealand to repatriate the body of operationally ready national serviceman Aloysius Pang, said [...] » More

AIA launches Singapore’s first-ever insurance policy that covers mental illnesses

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Today Online | 6:00 AM

Insurer AIA has launched Singapore’s first insurance policy offering coverage for mental illnesses. Named AIA Beyond Critical Care, the plan covers these five [...] » More

Aloysius Pang’s death: ‘Accept and let him go in peace’ (full interview transcript)

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Dasmond Koh, the 46-year-old founder of entertainment agency NoonTalk Media, where the late actor Aloysius Pang, 28, was signed to, and elder brother Kenny Pang, 32, spoke to [...] » More

ANZ bank closes Singapore gold vault

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Nambucca Guardian | 6:00 AM

ANZ, whose gold bullion business is one of Asia’s largest, says it is closing its precious metals vault in Singapore. The move follows the bank’s sale last year [...] » More

Actor Aloysius Pang was 4th SAF-training related fatality over 16 months

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

Local actor Aloysius Pang, 28, was the fourth Singapore Armed Forces (SAF)-training related fatality to happen in 16 months. A press conference chaired by the Chief of [...] » More

Philippines breaks tourism record in 2018

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The Philippines welcomed a record 7.1 million tourists to its beaches and dive spots in 2018, despite its most famous resort Boracay being shut half the year to recover, [...] » More

Philippines posts weakest growth in 3 years, as challenges loom

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

The Philippine economy has grown by more than 6 percent for seven straight years, but 2018′s pace was the slowest in 3 years and weak exports, manufacturing and farm [...] » More

CIMB plans investment bank in the Philippines

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Theedge Markets | 6:00 AM

CIMB Group Holdings Bhd plans to enter into the investment banking market in the Philippines. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia today, CIMB said its wholly-owned subsidiary [...] » More

Tac-o look at me nowqueues as US fast food chain makes Thai debut

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Queues stretched around the block Thursday as Thailand’s first ever Taco Bell opened its doors to fast-food fanatics sporting taco-shaped hats and punters keen to [...] » More

‘Friendship bridges’ for Msia and Thailand to improve border trade activities

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

A high level committee comprising officials from the Malaysian and Thai governments will hold a technical meeting in March in Kuala Lumpur to discuss details of constructing [...] » More

Indonesian Jonatan Christie upsets China’s Shi Yuqi in 2019 Indonesia Masters

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s rising star Jonatan Christie stunned second-seeded Shi Yuqi of China 22-20, 21-6 to advance into the quarterfinals at 2019 Indonesia Masters here on [...] » More