Singapore Airshow sales fall from 2014

Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner. Source: Wikimedia Airbus and Boeing announced that only modest aircraft deals were secured at the Singapore Airshow 2016, suggesting demand has fallen...

S’pore eyes driverless buses

CleanTech Park in Singapore is pioneering driverless technology. Source: Wikimedia Singapore is set to trial two 12-metre, full-size driverless buses in Jurong West near the Nanyang...

Silicon Valley investors set up in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh’s tech sector is attracting global attention. Source: Wikimedia Silicon Valley venture capital firm 500 Startups is starting a US$10-million fund for Vietnam to back...

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 grows with global demand 

Singaporean manufacturers have benefited from the strengthening global economy, which is increasing demand for exports. Factory output expanded 5.3 per cent year on year in...

No Pokémon, no job

It is unlikely that Sonny Truyen will get to fly home on one of these Pokémon planes. Source: Flickr An Australian expat has lost his...

Junta bans exiled critics

Thailand’s junta has announced a ban on all online interaction with three exiled critics. The Digital Economy and Society Ministry said citizens could be prosecuted...

Fast Thai rail link unveiled 

Thailand’s military-appointed cabinet says it has approved a US$7-billion high-speed rail project between three airports. Annual tourist arrivals of more than half the Thai population...

Life-like doll craze grips Thailand

Thai Buddhism is often entwined with superstitious beliefs. Source: Pixabay Thailand, despite nodding in the direction of modernisation, remains highly superstitious with its Buddhist beliefs...

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,...

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