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1 hr ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Asian Civilisations Museum to undergo extensive renovations

The Asian Civilisations Museum will undergo extensive renovations, transforming it into a new exhibition space for important artefacts.

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5 hrs ago | Malaysia Chronicle

Water Taxis for JB-S'pore?

HOW'S that an idea? We keep talking about grandiose cross-border projects like a new friendship bridge, high-speed train and even an MRT, but the obvious seems rather oblivious to our leaders.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Star Online

Speaking their minds: It is healthy for kids to have their own opinions

After the MH370 tragedy, IT auditor Kamal Kamari, 40, got each of his four children, aged 11 to 16, to "give a theory based on facts" on what happened to the Malaysia Airlines flight.

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The Straits Times

Curb the anti-foreigner ranting

There's much to be said for the spirit of the Chingay Parade, well rooted after over 40 years, which inspires people to "celebrate together as one" the different cultures of Singapore and the world, as its organisers put it.

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TeleGeography CommsUpdate

Cable compendium: a guide to the week's submarine and terrestrial developments

The 25,000km subsea system, which was unveiled in January 2014, will run from south east Asia to Africa and Europe through Egypt, connecting Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, India, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Djibouti, Qatar, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Italy and France.

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Switched

This Coffee Machine Forces You To Make Friends

When you haven't had your morning coffee yet, the last thing you probably feel like doing is making small talk with a stranger.

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Reuters

UPDATE 1-Offshore marine firm POSH raises $311 mln in Singapore IPO

PACC Offshore Services Holdings could raise at least S$388.27 million after pricing its initial public offering near the bottom of the pricing range indicated earlier, the company said on Thursday.

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ABC News

Does Australia make it hard for Chinese tourists to apply for a visa?

The recent trip to China by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Australian business leaders highlighted the importance of China to Australia's economy.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

CNN

Countries introduce gender-neutral policies for transgender community

An Indian transgender resident dances with others at an event to celebrate the Supreme Court judgement in Mumbai recognizing the "third-gender".

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Malaysian National News Agency

Vietnam In Global Top 10 For Overseas Remittances

The World Bank has announced Vietnam is among the top ten overseas remittance recipients in the world, receiving US$11 billion last year.

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Business Times

China firm buys Danga Bay land...

Shrugging off concerns of a softer property market and looming oversupply, China's Greenland Group yesterday inked an agreement with Iskandar Waterfront Holdings to acquire 13.96 acres of land in Danga Bay for RM600 million or nearly RM987 per square foot SHRUGGING off concerns of a softer property market and looming oversupply, China's Greenland ... (more)

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EHotelier Global Hospitality News

APAC hotel investment volumes hit record high in 2013

Asia Pacific hotel investment volumes reached a historic record high in 2013, with a total of 143 transactions worth US$13.4 billion of sales transacted.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Turkey Interested In Top-Level Talks With Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, April 16 -- Turkey wants to hold a top-level dialogue as soon as possible with the Dominican Republic, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who is on an official visit, said.

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Forbes.com

Defining The Six Tiger Countries Of Southeast Asia: Workforce...

If you have ever had the opportunity to travel to Southeast Asia, most likely you have come to appreciate that the 10 countries grouped under the "Southeast Asia" banner are more notable for their diversity than their similarities.

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The Japan Times

Momentum to permit casinos rising

Momentum is gathering pace for the lifting of a ban on casinos, prompting local governments and private businesses to step up preparations to host them.

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EHotelier Global Hospitality News

Executive insight: Tony Chisholm, GM of the soon-to-open So Singapore

The Sofitel brand's first property in Singapore - the evocatively named So Singapore - is set to open its doors on June 1st of this year.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Suria

2014 Spring Wave Music Festival brings A-Mei, Jam Hsiao to our shores

The number ONE Mandopop outdoor music festival, 2014 Spring Wave Music Festival, is back in Singapore for the second year running.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

MyTeksi to expand regional footprint [Business Times (Malaysia)]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) KUALA LUMPUR: MALAYSIA'S pioneer mobile taxi booking start-up MyTeksi Sdn Bhd, plans to capitalise on the growing smartphone market as it tries to expand its business across Southeast Asia.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Star Online

A visual feast at the Singapore Design Week

Design Larger Than Life featured six outdoor installations accessible to the public, including this one designed by Claudio Colucci and entitled Spectrum.

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Bangkok Post

Green buildings in an urban jungle

Is it possible to live green in a concrete jungle like Bangkok? Does Thailand have policies to stimulate sustainable development? The UN World Commission on Environment and Development in 1987 defined sustainable development as development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet ... (more)

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