Archive for May 3rd, 2019

Train from Tokyo to London: Project aims to fill gap to create rail line from Japan to Europe

03-May-2019 Intellasia | Traveller | 6:00 AM

There is something about the idea of a rail journey between different countries that sings to the soul of the traveller. The Orient Express may no longer exist as a [...]
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Lee Wei Ling accuses lawyer Kwa Kim Li of lying about non-involvement in father’s 2013 will

03-May-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Lee Wei Ling, the daughter of late prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, has accused lawyer Kwa Kim Li of “lying” about the latter’s supposed non-involvement in the [...]
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Singapore’s coding education shows how much HK is lagging behind

03-May-2019 Intellasia | EjinSight | 6:00 AM

Earlier, we talked about a team in Singapore that develops teaching resources on computer coding, which were then localised and introduced in Hong Kong. Many people are [...]
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Singapore’s Pavilion Energy marks first ship-to-ship LNG refuelling operation

03-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Pavilion Energy has performed the first commercial ship-to-ship (STS) liquefied natural gas (LNG) refuelling operation in the port of Singapore, the company said. The [...]
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DPM Heng affirms continuation of PAP-NTUC relationship; WP calls for more help for older PMETs

03-May-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Deputy prime minister Heng Swee Keat has affirmed on Wednesday (1 May) at the May Day Rally that the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) will continue its “close [...]
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SilkAir completes first non-stop flight from Singapore to Busan

03-May-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

SilkAir completed its inaugural non-stop flight to Busan on Thursday (May 2), marking the launch of its flight services to the South Korean city. Flight MI876 departed Changi [...]
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Singaporean dentist dies on holiday in Maldives

03-May-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

He would go on regular humanitarian and mission trips abroad to help the less fortunate and had even asked his friends to join him on his trips. On Monday (April 29), all [...]
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Singapore deputy PM nods to future leadership role in speech to workers

03-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s newly-appointed deputy prime minister hinted at a future leadership role in a speech on Wednesday in which he echoed a pledge made by previous prime [...]
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LafargeHolcim sells operations in Malaysia and Singapore

03-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

LafargeHolcim said it was selling its operations in Malaysia to YTL Cement Berhad for $396 million, the latest divestment by the world’s largest cement maker as it [...]
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Three NMPs express concerns over fake news bill, propose amendments

03-May-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Three Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs), Anthea Ong, Irene Quay and Associate Professor Walter Theseira, have expressed concerns over the fake news bill and proposed [...]
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ISIS is biding its time in the Philippines and US special operators are fighting back with a $58,000 water pump

03-May-2019 Intellasia | TaskandPurpose | 6:00 AM

ISIS may have lost its physical caliphate in Iraq and Syria, but the group is poised for a resurgence in its enclave in the Philippines and instead of eradicating the terror [...]
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Malacanang: Higher PH credit rating due to Duterte economic reforms

Malacanang: Higher PH credit rating due to Duterte economic reforms

03-May-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

Malacanang on Thursday (May 2) attributed the country’s higher credit rating to economic reforms implemented under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. [...]
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Philippines eyes pork exports to China

03-May-2019 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is looking into pork exports to China whose hog industry continues to reel from an African swine fever (ASF) crisis. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol made [...]
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Philippines has ‘potential’ to become Asia’s fastest-growing economy: ADB

03-May-2019 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has the “potential” to become the fastest-growing economy in Asia, propelled by an unprecedented infrastructure overhaul, tax reform and a young [...]
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UN rights experts call on Philippines government to halt ‘unacceptable attacks’ on Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

03-May-2019 Intellasia | UN News | 6:00 AM

(False claims levelled at the UN expert on the rights of indigenous peoples by her own government in the Philippines, “are without grounding in fact or law” and [...]
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