Tag: Asia

Facebook user’s premonition if there are no checks and balances on PAP

A Facebook user has gone public with a rather gloomy premonition for Singapore, claiming that should there be no checks and balances on the ruling People's Action Party (PAP), the country will in no time become a Third World nation. The unabashed post by Mr...

Bright future for Asia post Covid-19: A New Economic Order predicted

In an op-ed piece for the Sydney Morning Herald, Tom Stevenson, an investment director at Fidelity International, wrote about The New Economic Order, a paper that came from the company’s investment strategists. The paper predicts that there will be three important features in the...

Like it or not, Asians have been wearing masks for over a century, and they’re here to stay

It’s one of the differences between Asian (at least East Asian) cultures and the west—wearing masks in public. When in Europe or the United States, going out in a surgical mask might get you a few stares, at best, or, in this time of...

China implements drastic measures to stop spread of Wuhan virus but more cases are being reported

Although China has implemented drastic measures to deal with the outbreak of the Wuhan virus, it has spread to more Chinese cities. There are also cases in Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, the United States and Singapore. On Thursday (Jan 23), Singapore’s Ministry of...

Hover-taxi whizzes over Singapore, firm eyes Asian push

A drone-like flying taxi whirred over Singapore's waterfront Tuesday, with the firm behind the test hoping the aircraft will revolutionise travel in traffic-choked Asian cities. The 18 propeller vehicle, developed by German firm Volocopter and with a pilot onboard for safety during the test flight,...

“Brown Girls Do It Too” BBC’s podcast on Asian women and sex

While in Malaysia a Malay woman reported her foreign sex partner to the Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor or JAIS for removing his condom during intercourse, in the UK, the BBC is making an effort to emancipate Asian women on sexuality. The British broadcaster launched a...

Overtourism: 20 cities that could be the next to suffer – will they cope with the rise in visitors, or struggle?

Tourism is one of the key economic boosters in any country but as tourism numbers increase yearly, many destinations struggle to cope with the impact of rising numbers of visitors. Overtourism is real and cities like Amsterdam, Venice, Barcelona and Paris are some of the...

Goh Chok Tong: Amidst US-China tensions, Asia needs to be the ‘moderate voice’

Singapore—In a speech at the 10th Asian Leadership Conference, Singapore Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said that Asian nations should not take sides in the ongoing trade tensions between China and the United States, but together, must form a “moderate voice” that would help...

Man sues parents for giving birth to him without his consent

A man from Mumbai, India sued his parents for bringing him into the world. Raphael Samuel, 27 years old, said people should not give birth to babies without the latter’s consent. Samuel is a self-described anti-natalist, who are people who advocate that it is morally...

Singapore is now the second most expensive city for Crazy Rich Asians

This year’s Bank Julius Baer & Co.’s annual Wealth Report for Asia shows that the Lion City is now the second most expensive city for those who like to live luxuriously, otherwise known as Crazy Rich Asians, based on the runaway hit romantic comedy...