Archive for May 11th, 2019

11 Singapore joints make Asia’s 50 Best Bars, with Manhattan in 2nd place

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 7:53 AM

Hong Kong bar The Old Man has been crowned the best bar in Asia in the annual “Asia’s 50 Best Bars” list for 2019, the results of which came out last night. [...]
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New rules on using CPF, HDB loans to buy properties take effect on Friday

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo Finance Singapore | 7:53 AM

New rules on the use of the Central Provident Fund (CPF) or Housing and Development Board (HDB) loan to buy a property will be based on whether the lease can cover a buyer [...]
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Singapore outlaws fake news, allows govt to block, remove it

11-May-2019 Intellasia | AP | 7:53 AM

Singapore has passed a law criminalising publication of fake news and allowing the government to block and order the removal of such content. The Protection from Online [...]
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Financial Supermarket GoBear Announces $80 Million in Funding

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Press Release | 7:53 AM

* Funding to rapidly grow its product, technology and people capabilities * Seeking to make investments into Asia-based technology innovators * Expanding the platform to [...]
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Singapore decides to keep short-term rentals of private homes illegal in major blow to Airbnb

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 7:53 AM

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) said last month it would consider a proposal that would allow homeowners to rent their properties out for short periods of time (thus [...]
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60pct of Singaporeans say fake news have little to no influence on their views: survey

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 7:53 AM

A majority of Singaporeans believe that online falsehoods and fake news do not have much influence on their views and opinions, according to a poll commissioned by Yahoo News [...]
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Singapore Airlines and Changi Airport Group among top companies people want to work for: Survey

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 7:53 AM

In an annual survey done by human resources and recruitment agency Randstad, Singapore Airlines (SIA) has been revealed as the “most attractive employer” in the [...]
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Duterte speech interrupted by pesky cockroach

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts Manila | 7:53 AM

It’s hard to outshine Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in his own speech but this insect just did. A cockroach was caught crawling up Duterte’s arm during his [...]
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Philippine polls could open door to death penalty return

Philippine polls could open door to death penalty return

11-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:53 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to strengthen his grip on power in midterm polls next week, experts say, clearing a possible path to restoring the death [...]
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LafargeHolcim sells Philippines business in $2.15 billion deal

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:53 AM

LafargeHolcim has agreed to sell its Philippines operations in a deal valuing them at $2.15 billion, the world’s largest cement maker said on Thursday, as it continues [...]
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Dry-run for presidency? Duterte daughter revels in Philippine midterms spotlight

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:53 AM

During Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s first two years in office, his daughter Sara had barely any interest in politics. One year on, she is front and centre in [...]
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Filipina Olympic star fears for life over Duterte foe list

11-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:53 AM

The Philippines’ first female Olympic medallist says she fears for her safety after President Rodrigo Duterte’s government named her in a chart claiming to show a [...]
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Thai activist jailed for insulting monarchy freed in royal pardon

Thai activist jailed for insulting monarchy freed in royal pardon

11-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:53 AM

A Thai anti-junta activist who spent more than two years behind bars for insulting the country’s monarchy by sharing an unflattering BBC article about the king walked [...]
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Three Thais accused of insulting king have disappearedrights groups

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:53 AM

Three Thai activists facing charges of insulting the monarchy have disappeared after reportedly being arrested in Vietnam, rights groups said on Friday, months after two [...]
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Indonesia’s Pertamina has signed oil block contract regulator

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:53 AM

Indonesian state energy firm PT Pertamina has signed a production sharing contract with the government for the country’s second-largest crude producing field, said the [...]
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