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5 hrs ago | Q-Notes

'Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East'

"Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East" by Benjamin Law, foreword by Aaron Allbright c.2014, Cleis Press $16.95/$20.95 Canada 283 pages That's one way to decide where you'll go on vacation.

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6 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

Busan Ready To Host Asean-ROK Commemorative Summit 2014

From Azeman Ariffin and Nashir Mansor BUSAN, Aug 29 -- Busan, the second largest city in the Republic of Korea, says it is fully prepared to host the Association of Southeast Asian Nations -Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit 2014.

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10 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Australian official reiterates need for surrogacy solution

A high-ranking official from Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is in Bangkok to press Thai authorities to pass a comprehensive surrogacy law and consider special arrangements for the nearly 150 Australian babies stranded in Thailand.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Pnompenh Post

Kicking corruption in Cambodia

Denmark has a reputation as one of the least-corrupt countries in the world. There are few Danish companies operating in Cambodia, but for those that do, they are required by Danish law to abide to high standards of non-corrupt practices when operating abroad.

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Sun-Star

Davide signs Malapascua plan

CEBU Gov. Hilario Davide III cited the Capitol-initiated development in Malapascua island, one of Cebu's tourist destinations, in his speech at the 18th Inter-Island Tourism Policy forum.

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Newsday

CroisiEurope is offering discounted fares on two departures

CroisiEurope is offering discounted fares on two departures -- Sept. 23 and Oct. 9 -- of its Mekong River itinerary in Vietnam.

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Malaysian National News Agency

AirAsiaGo Eyes Over 50 Per Cent Revenue Growth This Year

By Harizah Hanim Mohamed KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 -- AirAsiaGo is aggressively pushing its business forward to grow its revenue by over 50 per cent this year, and maintain this momentum into 2015.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Hong Kong Adds Congo To Ebola Watch List

The Hong Kong Health Department has placed Congo to its Ebola surveillance list after 24 suspected cases of haemorrhagic fever including 13 deaths were reported there from July 28 to Aug 18. The World Health Organisation believes these cases were unrelated to those in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone in West Africa, Xinhua news agency ... (more)

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Journalism.co.uk

Chief Editor - Japan, Goal.com - Perform

Goal Chief Editor Japan will have an important role to the growth of the website in the Asia Pacific.

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Bangkok Post

City of 11 gates

Despite its many natural and cultural attractions, the charms of the landlocked province of Roi Et are known to only a few adventurous types who have dared to venture off the well-beaten tourist trail Situated right in the middle of Isan, the country's northeastern region, 512km from Bangkok by road, Roi Et has been a major settlement for more than ... (more)

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Digital Innovation Asia announces finalists for the 2nd DIA Awards.

Leading up to the second Digital Innovation Asia Awards, DIA is recognizing the most innovative, creative, and performance-driven e-tourism initiatives in Asia.

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Reuters

Four firms shortlisted for Myanmar jet fuel distribution venture

Four firms from Thailand and Singapore will go through to a final round of bidding to form a joint venture in Myanmar for distributing jet fuel with state-owned Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise , a senior Energy Ministry official said.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Tourists at a restaurant in the Mekong Delta's Can Tho City. Photo: Phu Sa Loc

Relevant agencies are seeking central government approval to waive tourist visa requirements for France, Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, India and Canada.

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Bangkok Post

TAT pinning hopes on 'Real Thainess'

The Tourism Authority of Thailand will debut its "Real Thainess" campaign at next year's World Travel Mart in London, in line with the National Council for Peace and Order's goal of highlighting tourism as a cash driver for the country.

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Bangkok Post

Priceza taps Southeast Asia

Priceza.com, Thailand's leading price comparison shopping website, is beefing up its footprint in Southeast Asia to capitalise on the fast-growing regional e-commerce market.

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Starwood expands presence in Thailand with the debut of Sheraton Samui Resort.

Starwood has signed the Sheraton Samui Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand's second largest island after Phuket, the agreement with TCC Hotels Group marks the conversion of the existing 141-room Imperial Samui Beach Resort to a Sheraton, anticipated to take place by December 2014.

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Malaysian National News Agency

International Visitors To Vietnam On The Rise

Vietnam welcomed more than 5.47 million foreign holidaymakers over the January-August period, representing a year-on-year increase of 2.2 per cent, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism .

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Digital Game Developer

Vuclip Adds 150,000 New Premium Videos in Q2 From Over 160 Content Partners Worldwide

The company also unveiled some notable trends with regards to mobile video in India, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

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Northern Territory News

Frigate attracts admirers

Coalition observers were impressed when they toured HMAS Stuart as part of Exercise Kakadu 2014, especially with the ship's gas turbines.

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INDOlink

India For Greater Transport Connectivity With ASEAN: Sushma

HANOI: India pushed for greater connectivity with the ASEAN countries as visiting External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj stressed that the geographic pathways could be linked to the five Ts - Tradition, Talent, Tourism, Trade and Technology - that the Narendra Modi government is pursuing.

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