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Jul 02, 2017

The shadows of successive food safety scandals continue to cast a pall over Taiwanese consumers. At a time when government regulation has proved inadequate and even top brands have faltered, how should Taiwan go about addressing the issue?

Taiwan has faced several food safety scandals in recent years that...

Jun 07, 2017

A 4,000-year-old history, an eternal rock that continues to stand, an island whose praises have been sung by fabulous poets – Santorini is all that and more. Robust and majestic in its beauty it rises well above the ground and guards the secret treasures of Atlantis. It is a famous island in not only Greece but the...

May 24, 2017

Each year, over 300,000 traditional festivals are held in Japan. They differ greatly depending on where they are being held, and although they are usually organized by local people, they are always blessed by a local temple or shrine. Because there are so many festivals in Japan, it would be pretty much...

Apr 22, 2017

In what has been labeled a cleanup of sidewalks for convenience and hygiene reasons, Thailand’s junta through the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration plans to eliminate the ubiquitous food stalls on the street of the Asian multi-million metropolis famous for its fabulous mix of tastes and odours out in the open.

Mar 24, 2017

Feeling peckish? In Hong Kong, there’s an app for that.

Online food delivery platforms in Hong Kong are spicing up the F&B scene. Three major players – foodpanda, Deliveroo and the latest, UberEATS – have launched in Hong Kong in recent years, and are enjoying steady growth. The city’s density provides...

Mar 18, 2017

Filipinos are increasingly worried that a planned phase-out of older Jeepneys could disrupt public transport and bring excessive financial burdens for operators.

As per the proposal of the Philippine transport department in its urban traffic modernisation plan, Jeepneys older than 15 years should be taken...

Jan 21, 2017

Southeast Asian F&B brands see Hong Kong as a key market in their expansion plans.

Often dubbed the food capital of Asia, Hong Kong’s culinary scene is one of its biggest attractions, with a wide array of cuisines represented and budgets to suit every pocket. Keen to gain a foothold in this culinary...

Dec 21, 2016

With China among the world's largest e-commerce markets, digital businesses are facilitating cross-border sales between European vendors and mainland consumers.

For anyone involved in e-commerce, China is clearly the country to crack. In 2015, retail e-commerce sales in the Chinese mainland totaled US$672...

Dec 08, 2016

Social enterprise creates jobs while promoting clean energy

“We are extremely happy and will continue our services for income generation and for changing energy realities in our villages. It feels great to be a part of this network and economically independent.”

December 2016—It’s always good to have...

Oct 26, 2016

After four centuries, the fashion realm has descended from the top of the pyramid to embrace the 99 percent. And the 99 percent’s taste is sure to have a tighter focus on the “everyday.”

Business of Fashion magazine founder Imran Amed set the tone for the new year in the magazine’s special “The New World...

Oct 05, 2016

More and more tourism destinations in Asia, the governments behind them and private operators running tour packages and services are realising the importance of online promotion. We’re seeing a large increase of familiarisation trips, designed to attract bloggers and key influencers to promoted destinations across...

Aug 17, 2016

Gourmet, Fashion and Lifestyle Products compose a glamorous experience

Aug 05, 2016

Hong Kong residents are kicking up their heels in novel ways, thanks to businesses catering to the dance fitness craze.

From traditional classical ballet, to ethnic, folk and contemporary “aerial” dance, classes that tap the city’s inner beat are big business in Hong Kong.

Scottish-born Kathryn O’...