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Oct 08, 2017

MACAO - Malaysia bagged three Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards 2017 in the Marketing Media, Heritage and Culture, and Education and Training categories. The awards were presented at the 2017 PATA Gold Awards Lunch and Award Presentation at The Parisian Macao today.

Oct 08, 2017

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee on October 4 signed an agreement with the HCM City Tourism Association to boost the tourism sector.

The agreement, valid for 2017-2020, would help enhance the role of the association and facilitate the operations of tourism businesses, Tran Vinh Tuyen, Vice Chairman of...

Oct 03, 2017

Indonesia’s popular ride-hailing company Go-Jek, the country’s first billion-dollar startup, is looking to expand to at least four countries in Southeast Asia, Bloomberg News cited the firm’s co-founder and CEO Nadiem Makarim. It would be Go-Jek’s first foray outside its home market.

In a bid to regionally...

Oct 02, 2017

Bangkok still tops the list of the world’s most popular tourism destination cities worldwide, but competition is growing within Asia, the latest Mastercard Destination Cities Index released on September 26 shows.

Based on the number of visitors ($19 million) and amount of money ($14.1 billion) they spent...

Oct 01, 2017

The Malaysia government said it will create the largest venue for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) in Southeast Asia in a drive to boost business tourism to the country, it emerged at the groundbreaking ceremony for the MyExpo project in Putrajaya on September 26.

MyExpo will have...

Sep 26, 2017

Cross-border e-commerce has become big business for a growing legion of Chinese mainland exporters and importers.

Buoyed by continuing incentives offered by the Central Government to expand the cross-border e-commerce business, many exhibitors at the July Guangzhou International Cross-Border E-Commerce and...

Sep 23, 2017

Taiwan intends to increase the use of renewable energy and phase out nuclear power by 2025. But thermal power plants burning coal and natural gas will still play major roles and could pose serious health risks, especially over the next 10 years.

TSMC’s expansion of its foundry in the Central Taiwan Science...

Sep 21, 2017

Singapore’s education system is the best in Asia in preparing students for the future, a new study looking into the quality of education in 35 important economies worldwide showed.

The research by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released on September 19 ranked countries which together account for 77...

Sep 20, 2017

The Singapore government is launching a new training center focused on cyber threats under the Cyber Security Agency. It will be an academy to boost the skills of cyber-security professionals in government and Singapore’s critical sectors, including energy, banking, government healthcare and transport.


Sep 20, 2017

Since taking office five years ago, he has helped transform Taitung County from a remote southern coastal city with 40 percent low-income families and a serious population drain into a major tourism hotspot. How has County Magistrate Justin Huang presided over such a turnaround?

No matter how things change,...

Sep 19, 2017

New HKTDC study finds ASEAN consumers focus on quality, style and online reviews.

Hong Kong trade with its second-largest trading partner looks set to expand following the conclusion of three years of negotiations on a free trade agreement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Set to be...

Aug 30, 2017

Singapore, 29 August 2017 – The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) have jointly unveiled a unified brand, Passion Made Possible, to market Singapore internationally for tourism and business purposes.

Aug 29, 2017

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (24 August 2017) — The Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Board of Directors has endorsed a country partnership strategy (CPS) for 2018-2022, amounting to up to $1 billion per year, to help Sri Lanka’s transition to an upper middle income country.

Aug 24, 2017

Tourists who want to ascend to the peak of Fanjing Mountain in Guizhou province need to be strong both physically and mentally, but the spectacular view with two Buddhist temples sitting atop makes the trip worthwhile. Photos by Yang Jun/China Daily and Provided to China Daily

For city-dwellers longing for...

Aug 22, 2017

Kuala Lumpur, 20 August 2017 – National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Malaysia launched the Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) funding programme at the 1st Asia Pacific (APAC) conference on Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) held in conjunction with the 33rd Annual Congress of the...

Aug 18, 2017

Kuala Lumpur, 16 August 2017 – Strong and generous women from Inner Wheel District 330 Malaysia, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), came together recently to donate Nikkiso dialysis machine to the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF) to benefit chronic kidney disease patients receiving treatments at NKF...

Aug 14, 2017

Vietnam saw a record number of international arrivals in 2016 with more than ten million visitors and a 25-per cent increase over the previous year – and 2017 is already on track to surpass that. During the first six months of the year, Vietnam recorded more than six million international arrivals, a 30-per cent...

Aug 10, 2017

Approved in 2014, Special Economic Zones are now considered pivotal to Thailand’s structural renaissance.

When it comes to developing Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Thailand was something of a late starter. Since approving its first five pilot locations in 2014, Thailand has made considerable efforts to...

Aug 09, 2017

A concerted effort by the government and private enterprises to market Taiwan's green achievements abroad would not only benefit the nation's image, it would also create more business opportunities for Taiwan's brands, products and services.

A concerted effort by the government and private enterprises to...

Aug 05, 2017

APIA, SAMOA (28 July 2017) — The Government of Australia has provided AU$1 million ($750,000) in additional financing to the ongoing Samoa Agribusiness Support Project designed to boost the south Pacific nation’s economic performance by addressing challenges hindering increased trade and export.

The project...

Aug 05, 2017

The metropolitan administration of Vietnam’s capital Hanoi proposed to the government to build new metro lines at an investment of $40 billion up to 2050 to ease the notorious traffic congestion in the city.

About $15 billion have been earmarked for three metro lines for the period up to 2025 of which two...

Jul 25, 2017

This cloud-based healthcare system, which is set to expand to hospitals throughout Thailand, made it to the ASEAN market after a detour in Africa provided valuable lessons on localization and customization.