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34 min ago | The Straits Times

It took me 3 years to buy my pushcart, says Goreng pisang hawker

Of the lot, the 66-year-old said Singaporeans are crazy for pisang raja - a sweet and creamy breed which complements the deep-fried fritter's savoury shell.

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3 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

Vietnam Prepares Evacuation Plans For Nationals In Libya

The Vietnamese embassy in Libya has prepared plans to evacuate Vietnamese nationals there in case of emergency, Vietnam News Agency reported.

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7 hrs ago | Marine News

Dan-Bunkering Restructures for Expansion

Bunker trading company A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd. introduced a new organizational structure effective August 1, 2014.

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12 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Muslim visitors to Japan forecast to hit 1m by 2020

Muslim visitors to Japan are expected to reach one million a year by 2020, triple the 2013 level, after Tokyo eased visa requirements, a specialist travel firm said Friday .

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16 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Made in Singapore: A test kit to better diagnose and treat kidney cancer

The molecular test kit aims to aid doctors better deal with clear cell renal carcinoma, a common affliction suffered by Singaporean men.

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17 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Protest clogs Singapore-Malay border

Massive traffic jams disrupted the morning rush-hour at the Malaysia-Singapore border on Friday as Malaysian bus drivers staged a wildcat strike to protest a sharp increase in toll charges to enter the city-state.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Straits Times

Tour buses from Malaysia, Singapore not allowed beyond Thailand's Songkhla

Tour buses and vans from Malaysia and Singapore will no longer be allowed to operate beyond Thailand's Songkhla province beginning Friday.

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The Straits Times

Workers walk across Causeway after factory buses refuse to pay new toll charges

Scores of Malaysian factory workers travelling to Singapore were forced to walk across the Causeway on Friday morning after factory buses refused to cross the checkpoint following the implementation of new toll charges.

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CNN

Southeast Asia's finest converted heritage hotels

The 32 original buildings that now house the all-suite Amantaka once formed Luang Prabang's old provincial hospital, whose first phase is estimated to have been constructed between 1901 and 1910.

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Reuters

New Paris hotel joins race to pamper the super rich

After four years of refurbishment work costing 430 million euros, the Peninsula Paris hotel opens its doors on Friday, promising prince-like treatment to well-heeled visitors to the French capital.

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Asia News Network

Malaysia to review plan for steep rise in Johor Baru tolls

Following an uproar over what commuters say is a steep toll hike at Johor's main border checkpoint, the Malaysian government said that it will review the move.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

People's Daily Online

Chinese Embassy in Singapore marks upcoming 87th anniversary of PLA

Li Daozhong, Military Attache of the Chinese Embassy in Singapore, delivers a speech at a reception to mark the upcoming 87th anniversary of the establishment of the Chinese People's Liberation Army in Singapore, July 30, 2014.

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4 Hoteliers

Top Ten Things Luxury Guests Want

Richard Gere, the iconic and legendary Hollywood actor has recently forayed into hospitality by unveiling The Bedford Post - his one-of-a-kind boutique hotel; Gere should certainly know a thing or two about luxury living and hoteliering, being a famous personality of high net worth he is used to travelling ultra luxe and staying in uber luxury ... (more)

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Hospitality Net

glh announces - every' hotels: category innovation in the 4-star sector

GLH Hotels Management Ltd 2nd Floor, Stephenson House, 75 Hampstead Road London, NW1 2PL United Kingdom Phone: +44 20 7554 3890 Fax: +44 84 5040 5768 Visit Website glh, the London-based hotel group and subsidiary of Singapore-listed GuocoLeisure Group, today announces the launch of every hotels, a direct response to the pressure that four star ... (more)

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The Nation

Call for phase-out of import duty on luxury fashion goods

The Thai Shopping Centres Association has proposed that the ruling junta gradually cut the import duty charged on luxury fashion brands by 5-10 percentage points annually, with the goal of becoming a duty-free country for such items within five years.

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TEFL.com

Russian Federation: Residential Moscow Based teaching role working...

I/We have read and accept the Terms and Conditions of TEFL Professional Network Ltd. and confirm this acceptance by entering my/our user name and password above and accessing the service.

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Bradenton.com

Thai junta sets plan for fast rail links to China

The junta approved 741.46 billion baht to build two high-speed train routes that will connect Thailand's industrialized eastern seaboard with its northern and the northeastern borders, Transport Ministry permanent secretary Soithip Traisuth said.

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ABC News

Thai Junta Sets Plan for Fast Rail Links to China

Thailand's military government approved a massive budget to upgrade the country's railways including high-speed rail that would eventually link with China as part of an eight-year plan to improve infrastructure, officials said Wednesday.

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Thanh Nein News

OP-ED: Proposed liquor curfew will only add to Vietnam's unenforceable laws

The Ministry of Health is polling for a bill that bans the sale of alcoholic drinks after 10 p.m. Photo: Shutterstock The Ministry of Health's proposed 10 p.m. curfew on the sale of beer and alcohol has sparked weeks of heated debate and divided public opinion.

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Bangkok Post

Asia tourist boom fuels airport binge

Faced with snaking queues at immigration, overflowing baggage carousels and expensive flight delays, Asian nations are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air travel in the region.

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