Luxury market soars in Vietnam

Hermes handbags are big in Vietnam. Source: Wikimedia  Asia Briefing says of the 50 Mercedes-Maybach S600s priced at around US$427,000, which will soon be launched into...

Amazon launch underwelms users

Online retailer Amazon has launched its Prime service in Singapore, ending four years of free deliveries. Singaporean customers previously benefited from free international shipping if...

Jakarta toughens sex crime stance

The fate of a Sumatran child has reinforced demands for legal changes. Source: Wikimedia Indonesian MPs have voted to allow strict punishments against convicted paedophiles,...

Junta called to launch aircraft probe

Thai Airways has close links to the military. Source: Wikimedia Thailand’s military government is under increasing pressure to investigate corruption allegations surrounding Britain’s Rolls-Royce and...

Jakarta set to ban Grindr

Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta. Indonesia’s balancing act between gay rights and Islam is becoming increasingly problematic. Source: Wikimedia Jakarta looks poised to ban gay-dating apps like Grindr,...

Driverless buses get 2022 target

Driverless buses are due to be used in “quiet” Singaporean streets from 2022, the Lion City’s transport minister has announced. The government also unveiled plans...

Brunei prince puts $2m into tech start-up

Medicine is increasingly moving online. Source: bookdoc.com BookDoc, a health-care technology start-up launched in Malaysia in October, has raised a seed round of financing which...

Virtual Plain of Jars to be created

Drone video of the Plain of Jars. Source: YouTube A team of Australian archaeologists has announced plans to recreate Laos' mysterious Plain of Jars in...

S’pore sees robo-taxi launch

There will not be much space for passengers in a Mitsubishi i-MiEV when the researcher and engineer are seated. Source: Wikimedia Singapore has launched a...

S’pore sees robo-taxi launch

There will not be much space for passengers in a Mitsubishi i-MiEV when the researcher and engineer are seated. Source: Wikimedia Singapore has launched a...

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