Archive for August 19th, 2020

Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical to expand into Taiwan as TSMC maintains strong growth momentum

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Thanks to strong growth momentum in Taiwan’s semiconductor foundry sector, Japan’s largest chemical corporation is said to be set to build a new plant in the [...] » More

Japan reports highest daily virus deaths since state of emergency

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Kyodo News | 6:02 AM

Japan confirmed 15 deaths from the novel coronavirus Monday, the highest in a day since the nationwide state of emergency was lifted in late May, as urban areas continue to [...] » More

Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe leaves hospital after check-up: Report

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Close aide to the PM says it was a regular check-up and he is ‘not at all’ worried about Abe’s health Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe underwent a medical [...] » More

Tokyo has transparent public toilets, and they’re awesome

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BRG | 6:02 AM

Public toilets are known for a number of things, and they’re almost all bad. They’re typically dirty, smelly, and depending on where they’re located, [...] » More

Singapore adds $8bn to COVID-19 response, including $320m in credits to boost local tourism

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Singapore government on Monday (17 August) unveiled another $8 billion in financial support for workers and businesses as part of its response to the ongoing COVID-19 [...] » More

Over 5,000 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes uncovered on lorry at Tuas Checkpoint

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

More than 5,000 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes were uncovered on a Malaysia-registered lorry at Tuas Checkpoint at about 2.20am last Thursday (13 August). In a media [...] » More

Infectious COVID-19 mutation may be ‘a good thing’, says Paul Tambyah

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A mutation of the novel coronavirus increasingly common throughout Europe and recently detected in Malaysia may be more infectious but appears less deadly, according to [...] » More

Zoom opens new data centre in Singapore, plans to add more jobs

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Zoom Video Communications Inc., the popular conferencing app facing scrutiny over whether it transmits data to China, has opened a data centre in Singapore, diversifying its [...] » More

Singapore’s en block market grinds to a halt with arrival of COVID-19

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PropertyGuru | 6:02 AM

The start of the COVID-19 pandemic saw the slowing collective sale market in Singapore grind to a halt, with no successful en bloc sale of residential sites recorded. Based [...] » More

Ocean Tankers’ supervisor seeks to reclaim $19 million from Lim family

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The court-appointed manager of Singapore Ocean Tankers (Pte.) Ltd is seeking to reclaim about $19 million from the Lim family directors of the firm, who allegedly transferred [...] » More

SIA Group travellers can transit via Singapore from Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand have joined Vietnam and Cambodia as the first batch of Southeast Asia countries whose travellers will now able to transit through Singapore. [...] » More

Zoom opens new data centre in Singapore, adds jobs

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Zoom Video Communications Inc, the popular conferencing app facing scrutiny over whether it transmits data to China, has opened a data centre in Singapore, diversifying its [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 100 new cases, one in the community

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed another 100 COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Tuesday (18 August), taking the country’s total to 55,938. Of them, one is a [...] » More

Singapore should lead in dealing with sea-level rise: EOS director

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

Singapore should play a leadership role in dealing with the sea-level rise issue, said the director of Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) on Monday at a seminar held by the [...] » More

Dual currency contactless card launched by Singapore’s EZ-Link, Malaysia’s Touch ‘n Go

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Singapore’s EZ-Link and Malaysia’s Touch ‘n Go (TNG) on Monday (17 August) launched a dual-currency contactless card that allows users to store both [...] » More