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Jan 15, 2017

Women scientists strengthen network in Lower Mekong

January 2017—My Bach, a biotechnology undergraduate student in Hanoi, is passionate about pursuing a career in science, but concerned about the low number of female colleagues in the field in Southeast Asia.

Dec 13, 2016

Alif Khalfan heads product development at Disney Consumer Products and is constantly on the lookout for top talent. He offers his insights on where education is going in the digital age and the types of skills needed for the future.

“Sometimes when we recruit today, we're not recruiting for what exists today...

Nov 29, 2016

The mobile landscape is really affecting Asia – at least most parts of the continent – in more ways than one. The most active Twitter city is still Jakarta, Indonesia. Facebook is huge in different parts of South East Asia, while mobile device penetration is at its highest this year in select regions across the...

Nov 21, 2016

Online security and knowledge of keeping data secure has improved greatly, to the point that many internet users don’t consciously worry about it any longer. Almost every computer user knows at least the basics for keeping their information secure and their devices free of viruses. However, the world of technology...

Nov 05, 2016

Brunei, Indonesia and Vietnam jumped the most among countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) in the new Doing Business 2017 ranking released by the World Bank on October 25. Vietnam jumped nine ranks, Indonesia 15 and Brunei a whopping 25 notches up the ladder.

Meanwhile, Singapore and...

Oct 25, 2016

Everyone loves when the Internet makes life easier and better for them. This means everything from home security systems to coffee makers that have a cup of coffee waiting on you when you stagger down the stairs at five in the morning. If you are thinking of turning your home into a Smart Home, then there are quite...

Oct 19, 2016

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – New approaches are needed to address the challenge of rising urban dwellers in the Pacific who live in poor-quality housing with inadequate provision for basic services in settlements known as ‘urban villages,’ a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report says.

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...

Oct 05, 2016

The Conference of the Parties 21 or COP21, a coming together of countries from all over the world to discuss international energy policies, technology and research, continues to be a major event. The hope is for this meeting in Paris to continually foster the feeling that the world must never underestimate the...

Sep 16, 2016

Other countries have their “visions” for the economic future, Thailand uses a borrowed term from the IT sector: The country wants to become “Thailand 4.0,” which means it seeks to transform its economy into a service-based, value-creating digital one.

This is, of course, easier said than done. In the...

Sep 14, 2016

Throughout Asia, there are more overpopulated countries than on any other continent and although the world knows that China has the largest population, it might surprise you to know that within the next couple of decades India is projected to bypass the population of China, becoming the largest country on earth....

Sep 13, 2016

Anyone who has lived through their teenage years knows that not all trends are good, just think about very thin eyebrows and dramatically flared jeans. The same goes for what may be your chief concern today - distributed denial of service attacks that can take down your website and do serious damage to your...

Aug 30, 2016

As content creators, we’re all guilty of churning out blogs, press releases and news stories for the sake of it, because we want more “reach”, more views, more coverage. But as the volume of online content increases, it’s only going to get harder to attract a meaningful audience. Enter evergreen content.

Aug 26, 2016

In recent years China has made the news as the world’s leading exporter of goods with a total of over $2 trillion being exported in 2015 alone. The United States continues to hold the number one position and it doesn’t look like they are set to lose that spot any time in the near future, but when combined, China...

Aug 22, 2016

Asia Today editor recently interviewed Mr. Andrew Tjioe, Vice-Chairman, FLA Singapore, discussing about franchising, branding, and the current and future trends faced by F&B industry as a whole. Below are the questions and answers:

Aug 11, 2016

After decades of conflict and poverty that captured the world’s attention, Cambodia has enjoyed five years of high economic growth that is moving it toward becoming one of the new tiger economies of Asia, according to forecasts in the Asian Development Bank’s Asian Development Outlook 2016.

Aug 11, 2016

Over the past few months, the Singapore stock market has witnessed a succession of privatisation exercises. Companies that have delisted include OSIM International, China Merchants Holdings, and Eu Yan Sang International to name a few. Forecasts suggest...

Aug 01, 2016

“Thailand 4.0” is the new catchphrase for the Thai government in its aim to groom the country’s start-up scene to an extent that Thailand would become a “hub” for start-ups from entire Southeast Asia, challenging mainly Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore where start-ups are thriving.

“Our emphasis on Thailand’...

Jul 28, 2016

Blog posts, news stories, press releases, images, videos, live streams. It’s all content. But have you ever put down your pen (metaphorically speaking) to consider why you’re creating so much of it?

We know that good content, published appropriately, can increase brand awareness and this of course can, in...

Jun 27, 2016

Addiction to drugs or alcohol can be one of the most devastating things to happen in a person's life. It can destroy their relationships, ruin their finances, and end their careers and educations.

It is easy for someone who isn't addicted to think that a substance abuse problem is easy to avoid, and yet...