Archive for November 23rd, 2019

High spirits at Singapore’s school for gin

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

In a Singapore distillery, the smell of pine, citrus and flowers fills the air as students crush juniper berries, blending them with their own choice of ingredients to make [...] » More

No visa required for HK passport holders to enter Singapore, ICA clarifies

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong passport holders do not need a visa to enter Singapore, contrary to rumours circulating online, Singapore authorities clarified on Thursday (November 21). The [...] » More

‘Imeldific’: Philippines anger over $1m Games cauldron

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A cauldron costing nearly $1 million that will hold the Southeast Asian Games flame has drawn anger in the Philippines, sparking comparisons to the excesses that epitomised [...] » More

China launches medical programme in Philippines for burns treatment under UN initiative

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

The Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and a medical company launched on Thursday a programme in the Philippines under a United [...] » More

Philippines bans e-cigarettes overnight due to lung disease fears and warns users will be arrested on sight

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The Philippines has announced a ban on the use and sale of e-cigarettes, a sudden and unexpected decision that seems to come as the result of an off-the-cuff comment made by [...] » More

Manila-bound Philippine Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Los Angeles

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A Philippine Airlines’ flight bound for Manila suffered an apparent engine failure on Thursday shortly after takeoff from Los Angeles and made an emergency landing, [...] » More

Authorities end retrieval ops for earthquake victims in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:02 AM

Disaster authorities have decided to end the search and retrieval operations for earthquake victims in the town of Magsaysay. According to the Office of the Civil Defense [...] » More

Pope urges Thais not to see Christianity as ‘foreign’

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Pope Francis paid tribute on Friday to Catholics in Thailand who suffered or were killed for their faith in the past and urged today’s Thais not to consider [...] » More

Pope to address Thai youth on final full day of Bangkok visit

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Pope Francis will meet Friday with teachers and students in Thailand’s “small but vibrant” Catholic community on his final full day of a whirlwind Bangkok [...] » More

Pope turns attention to needs of Thai church, young people

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Pope Francis is tending to the needs of the small Catholic flock in Thailand, meeting with priests, nuns and bishops from across Asia to encourage them to spread the faith as [...] » More

Severe drought predicted for Thailand and neighbouring countries

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

Experts are warning that over the next two to three months, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam can all expect severe drought conditions which will affect agricultural [...] » More

Thai exports down 4.5pct in October, 2.35pct for the year

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Thai exports have crashed 4.5 percent for October 2019, compared with the same month last year. The total contraction in first 10 months of this year has now averaged 2.35%, [...] » More

Pope urges respect for prostitutes at crowded Bangkok mass

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Pope Francis led an impassioned mass for tens of thousands of emotional worshippers at a packed Bangkok stadium Thursday, urging respect for prostitutes and trafficking [...] » More

Prawit warns Thanathorn: ‘No protests’

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Deputy prime minister Prawit Wongsuwon warned Future Forward Party (FFP) leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit not to instigate any street protests in the wake of the [...] » More

‘Peace prayer’: Muslim choir from restive Thai south to sing for pope

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Gripped by nervous excitement, young Muslim singers from Thailand’s conflict-plagued south gather for choir practice ahead of a performance of a lifetimefor Pope [...] » More