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Chinese national caught not wearing mask tried bribing S'pore police officer with S$50, gets jailed for 4 weeks in Singapore

For breaching Covid-19 measures, he was also fined S$300.
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Finland is the 'most sustainable' country, say expats

How 'green' is life in your work country?That's the question InterNations asked its network of expats.The United States ended 30th out of 60 countries. InterNations, the world's largest expat network, has delivered a global ranking with a twist. For the first time, it's asked its members to rate the environmental and sustainability qualities of their work countries. The best country for a sustainable life abroad: Finland. The worst: India. The U.S. lands exactly in the middle, at #30.The ranki...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Europe, Maps, UK, London, Sweden, Greece, Indonesia, Australia, France, China, Germany, Russia, Singapore, India

Embrace Your Inner Yogi: Meetings & Events in a Post-COVID-19 World

As countries continue to grapple with controlling the spread of COVID-19, the meetings and events industry has begun the long and challenging road to recovery. Around the world, including parts of Asia Pacific, restrictions are being eased and face-to-face meetings and events are gradually being allowed to resume. In Australia, for instance, both indoor and outdoor events have been allowed to restart since July, albeit with various restrictions around capacity and safe distancing. Similar...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Singapore, Asia Pacific

Think tank writes to govt alleging short video app Snack Video is rebranded version of blocked app

An Indian think tank has alleged that short video application Snack Video is actually just a rebranded version of Kwai — one of the 59 ‘Chinese’ apps that was banned in India in June. The think tank — Centre for Digital Economy Policy Research (C-DEP) — also alleged that Snack Video acquires user permissions that grant it access to critical and sensitive personal data, and doesn’t protect underage users from data acquisition and leakage, among other things. Snack Video, at the moment is among th...
Tags: Travel, Google, Tibet, News, China, Singapore, India, Communist Party, Modi, Dep, South China Morning Post, Indian Army, Quartz, Communist Party of China, Medianama, Bhattacharya

Mira Nair’s ‘Monsoon Wedding’ Musical to Open in India, Singapore in 2021

The new version of Mira Nair’s “Monsoon Wedding” stage musical will now open in India, followed by Singapore, in 2021, the director has revealed. The stage adaptation of Nair’s 2001 Venice Golden Lion winning film was due to open this summer in the U.K. at the Leeds Playhouse and London’s Roundhouse immediately after, but the […]
Tags: Asia, London, News, Singapore, India, Global, Venice Golden Lion, Mira Nair, Nair, India Singapore, Busan Film Festival, Monsoon Wedding, Leeds Playhouse

al.divino & DJ Muggs – “Kilogram” (Album Review)

al.divino is a 26 year old MC/producer from Massachusetts that I’ve been following for a couple of years now. Dude’s been steadily dropping projects since 2015, with the last one being the Futurewave-produced Kataklizm this past summer. But to continue his grind, al.divino is enlisting the West Coast veteran DJ Muggs himself to drop Kilogram exclusively on the Soul Assassins website. The album kicks off with “Jansport”, where al.divino talks about that pusher life over a horn loop. The next tra...
Tags: Reviews, Massachusetts, Singapore, Albums, Jazz, West Coast, RLX, Larry Davis, Dj Muggs, Estee Nack, Al.divino

Chinese live tutoring app Yuanfudao is now worth $15.5 billion

Yuanfudao, a homework tutoring-app founded in 2012, has raised $2.2 billion from investors, surpassing Byju’s as the most valuable edtech company in the world. The Beijing-based company is now worth $15.5 billion dollars, almost double its valuation set in March. The company views the new capital as two separate extension rounds of its March raise, a $1 billion Series G financing event. The G1 round was led by Tencent with participation from Hillhouse Capital, Boyu Capital and IDG Capital. The G...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Microsoft, China, Singapore, Tech, Beijing, Tencent, DST Global, Zuoyebang, Temasek, China Today, Yuanfudao, CITICPE

Vacuum cleaner billionaire James Dyson sold Singapore's most expensive penthouse for $47 million — that's $7 million less than what he paid for it a year ago

Tristan Fewings/BFC/Getty Images for BFC James Dyson, the billionaire inventor of the Dyson vacuum cleaner, sold Singapore's most-expensive penthouse to infotech billionaire Leo Koguan, Singapore's Business Times reported. Dyson sold it for $47 million — 13% less than the $54 million he paid for it in July 2019. The penthouse occupies the top three storeys of Singapore's tallest building, the 64-floor Guoco Tower in Tanjong Pagar. It is spread across three floors and boasts a swimming poo...
Tags: Real Estate, Life, Singapore, US, Trends, House Prices, Bbc, Britain, Billionaires, Property Prices, James Dyson, Dyson, Cnbc, Brexit, Billionaire, Shark Tank

The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee Trailer: His Legacy is More Than a Croc

The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee Trailer: His legacy is more than a croc Lionsgate has unveiled the official trailer for the meta-fueled Australian comedy The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee which sees outback legend Paul Hogan return to films as himself as he seeks to prove his legacy is more than a croc. The trailer can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: David Fincher’s Mank Trailer Takes Gary Oldman to 1930s Hollywood PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.g...
Tags: England, Hollywood, London, Movies, Lionsgate, Australia, Trailer, Singapore, New York City, Los Angeles, Dundee, Gary Oldman, David Fincher, Paul Hogan, Murphy, Crocodile Dundee

Inside how the world's best restaurant on the French Riviera reimagined fine dining after it was forced to close

Mirazur's head chef Mauro Colagreco in the restaurant's garden. Matteo Carassale Mirazur is a three Michelin-starred restaurant located in the town of Menton, France, that was ranked as the World's Best Restaurant in 2019. After the restaurant was forced to close in March for the country's 55-day lockdown due to the pandemic, head chef Mauro Colagreco spent time in the restaurant's gardens to develop a new reopening menu, says head sommelier Benoît Huguenin. Chef Colagreco designed...
Tags: Travel, Chef, Japan, France, Restaurants, Singapore, Trends, Strategy, Italy, Michelin, Provence, Fine Dining, Nordic, Mediterranean Sea, Languedoc Roussillon, French Riviera

The next Apple or Amazon will be a company built on blockchain — and it'll be based in Asia, not the US, a cryptocurrency chief says

Ben Weiss, COO of cash-to-crypto firm CoinFlip. CoinFlip A cryptocurrency chief predicted that the next biggest company in the world will be one built on blockchain — and it will be based in Asia, not the US.Crypto regulations are a lot clearer in Asia, whereas uncertainty in the United States does not help consumer confidence and discredits the overall industry, Ben Weiss, chief operating officer at CoinFlip, said."I haven't heard any specific plans from Biden, or anyone, on Bitcoin regula...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Asia, Singapore, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Bitcoin, United States, Biden, Donald Trump, Business Insider, Weiss, Ben Weiss, Shalini Nagarajan, CoinFlip CoinFlip

EHL Sustainability Week 2020: A Virtual Edition

In early October, EHL held its 2020 Sustainability Week, which had been postponed due to the Coronavirus lockdown in March. The events held throughout the week were organized in collaboration with a cross-functional project team (volunteer staff members & students) and were available both online and offline in order to allow student and staff to participate no matter their location, and on our three campuses: Passugg, Singapore and Lausanne. Indeed, both Singapore and Passugg organized on...
Tags: Travel, Singapore, Lausanne, Passugg, Passugg Singapore

Partnership, policy and trade in Asia’s economic recovery

Today, at the , leaders from government and the technology industry will discuss how to work together to bring about a strong recovery from COVID-19. This is a vital conversation. Advances in policy and technology have always led to progress and opportunity. But in Asia Pacific today, with another —and the virus only increasing the importance of digital knowledge and tools— it’s more important than ever that policymakers and technology-makers work towards common goals. It’s how we ensure the b...
Tags: Google, Asia, Australia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Asia Pacific, Chile, Bain, Asian Development Bank, Singapore New Zealand, Public Policy, Google in Asia, Ted Osius, COVID

The wait: Indonesia's refugees describe life stuck in an interminable limbo

Australia’s border policies continue to be felt in a country where almost 14,000 refugees and asylum seekers endure a ‘painful, hopeful wait’ to be resettledFrom the ferry terminal in Batam, a city on Indonesia’s far north-western border, you can look across the narrow strait to Singapore. But only a short walk from the waterfront, more than 200 men are passing listless days and curfewed nights in cramped dorm rooms. Men sit in rows under the tropical sun, raising their arms in crosses above the...
Tags: Human Rights, Indonesia, Australia, Singapore, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Migration, Refugees, Batam, Shamsullah Husseini

Singapore Airlines is launching the new world's longest flight that will see flyers spending almost 19 hours on a plane nonstop

Singapore Airlines will add its second non-stop route to the US during the pandemic when New York flights launch in November. Soos Jozsef/ Singapore Airlines will start a new route between Singapore and New York that will take the title of the world's longest flight when it launches in November. Flights will utilize New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport instead of Newark Liberty International, adding an extra two nautical miles to the route.  Singapore Airlines s...
Tags: Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Singapore, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, New Jersey, Airbus, John, Newark, Airbus A350, Singapore Airlines, Changi Airport

Eat Just partners with Proterra to launch a new subsidiary in Asia

Eat Just, the plant-based food startup, is launching a new Asian subsidiary through a partnership with Proterra Investment Partners Asia. The agreement includes building Eat Just’s first factory in Asia, which will be based in Singapore. As part of the deal, Proterra, which focuses on agri-tech, will invest up to $100 million in the facility, while Eat Just will invest $20 million. The new subsidiary, called Eat Just Asia, will focus on creating a fully-integrated supply chain, working with manu...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, China, Singapore, San Francisco, Tech, Thailand, Alibaba, Hampton Creek, Khosla Ventures, Impossible Foods, Tmall, Reuters, Food Technology

Daily Crunch: Pakistan un-bans TikTok

TikTok returns to Pakistan, Apple launches a music-focused streaming station and SpaceX launches more Starlink satellites. This is your Daily Crunch for October 19, 2020. The big story: Pakistan un-bans TikTok The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority blocked the video app 11 days ago, over what it described as “immoral,” “obscene” and “vulgar” videos. The authority said today that it’s lifting the ban after negotiating with TikTok management. “The restoration of TikTok is strictly subject t...
Tags: Apple, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Spacex, Instagram, Singapore, Disney, US, Tech, Ukraine, Policy, Pandora, Pakistan, Paris

Singapore tech-based real estate agency Propseller raises $1.2 million seed round

Propseller, a Singapore-based real estate agency that combines a tech platform with in-house agents to close transactions more quickly, announced today it has raised $1.2 million in seed funding. The round included investment from Iterative; Hustle Fund; XA Network; Rapzo Capital; Lazada co-founder Stein Jakabo; and Dot Property founder Ben Neve. Propseller also said “three undisclosed highly strategic investors” and returning private investors participated. Propseller’s last funding annou...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Real Estate, Southeast Asia, Singapore, San Francisco, Tech, Property, KKR, TPG, Real Estate Agency, Lazada, Brian Ma, PROPtech

Disney Streaming Platform Hotstar Set For Singapore Launch on StarHub

Hotstar, the Disney-owned streaming service focused on live cricket and entertainment, will launch on Singapore’s StarHub Plus service on Nov. 1. Customers in Singapore will have two methods of accessing the streamer. An annual subscription costing S$69.98 ($51.56) is available directly via the Hotstar website. Alternately, Hotstar will be available to StarHub’s Indian Plus subscribers […]
Tags: Asia, News, Singapore, Disney, Global, Starhub, Hotstar

Privacy Advocates Alarmed By Singapore's World-First Face-Scanning Plans

"Singapore will become the world's first country to use facial verification in its national ID scheme, but privacy advocates are alarmed by what they say is an intrusive system vulnerable to abuse," reports AFP: Face scanning technology remains controversial despite its growing use and critics have raised ethical concerns about it in some countries — for instance, law enforcement agencies scanning crowds at large events to look for troublemakers. Singapore authorities are frequently accused of ...
Tags: Singapore, Tech, Tom Fisher, Kirsten Han, AFP He

HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 16 October 2020

Swansea Hotel Acquired by Hunter Group in Lake Macquarie, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong Enters into In-Principal Agreement to Establish Bilateral Air Travel Bubble for Leisure Travel Without Need for Quarantine, Singapore and Indonesia Established Reciprocal Green Lane, Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan Announced 50,000 Affordable Airfares.
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mark McGowan, Hunter Group, Swansea Hotel Acquired, Lake Macquarie Australia Singapore

Sir James Dyson to sell Singapore penthouse at a loss

The British tycoon has reportedly accepted a $62m offer for the massive penthouse one year after buying it.
Tags: News, Singapore, James Dyson

Inventor Dyson to sell Singapore penthouse at loss

The British tycoon has reportedly accepted a $62m offer for the massive penthouse one year after buying it.
Tags: News, Singapore, Dyson

Even small Chinese FDI proposals to need govt approval, plan to set threshold abandoned: Report

Foreign investments with even a whiff of Chinese involvement will need approvals from the Indian government. The Indian government has abandoned its plan to set a threshold for Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI), meaning every proposal will have to be okayed by the government, irrespective of size or percentage stake, reported Times of India. Chinese FDI in Indian companies has attracted considerable attention in recent months. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in April, the governm...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, News, China, Singapore, India, Startup, Taiwan, Mauritius, Fdi, Economic Times, Times of India, Ladakh, SEBI, Foreign Direct Investment, PUBG

In Singapore Hotstar launch, Disney will be violating Net Neutrality in second Asian market

Hotstar will soon be violating Net Neutrality in Singapore. The streaming service is set to launched in Singapore on November 1, Disney on Monday. This is second Asian market where Hotstar will be violating neutrality, after recently doing so in Indonesia. The streaming service will only be called Hotstar, not Disney+ Hotstar, as is the case in India and Indonesia. This is likely because Disney plans on launching Disney+ as a separate service in the island nation, according to job listings spo...
Tags: Travel, News, Net Neutrality, Indonesia, Singapore, India, Disney, Zero Rating, Indian Premier League, Starhub, Telkomsel, Hotstar, India Hotstar, Disney Hotstar, Indonesia Hotstar Singapore, Southeast Asia Hotstar

Singapore man granted asylum in US faces child porn charges

A blogger from Singapore who was granted asylum to stay in the U.S. faces child pornography charges, according to prosecutors. Amos Yee appeared Friday in court in Chicago on solicitation and possession of child pornography, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. If the 20-year-old is convicted, he could lose his asylum status.
Tags: News, Singapore, US, Chicago, Chicago Sun Times, Amos Yee

3 TB of Private Webcam/Home Security Video Leaked on Porn Sites

schwit1 quotes Input: A hacking group that has yet to identify itself found and stole more than 3 TB of private video from around the world — mainly collected from Singapore — and shared it on porn sites, according to reports from local media like The New Paper. While some of the footage was indeed pornographic in nature, other videos are more mundane. More than 50,000 private IP-based cameras were accessed by hackers to amass the collection. Some were explicitly tagged with locations in Sing...
Tags: Singapore, Tech, Check Point Software Technologies, Clement Lee

The world's best restaurant, located in the beautiful French Riviera, was forced to close when the pandemic began. Take a look at how it has successfully reopened, including picnic-style courses eaten in a garden and ceramic bowls full of hand sanitizer.

Mirazur's head chef Mauro Colagreco in the restaurant's garden. Matteo Carassale Mirazur is a three Michelin-starred restaurant located in the town of Menton, France, that was ranked as the World's Best Restaurant in 2019. After the restaurant was forced to close in March for the country's 55-day lockdown due to the pandemic, head chef Mauro Colagreco spent time in the restaurant's gardens to develop a new reopening menu, says head sommelier Benoît Huguenin. Chef Colagreco designed...
Tags: Travel, Chef, Japan, France, Restaurants, Singapore, Trends, Strategy, Italy, Michelin, Provence, Fine Dining, Nordic, Mediterranean Sea, Languedoc Roussillon, French Riviera

These were the most popular Amazon Prime Day deals around the world this year — from Lego kits to coconut water

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Prime Day 2020 was the largest, most successful shopping event in Amazon history.This year, small and medium businesses generated $3.5 billion in sales, while customers from 19 countries collectively saved $1.4 billion during Prime Day.If you're curious about what people bought around the world this year, we've got you covered. Keep reading for the most pop...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Japan, Australia, Singapore, International, Sales, Trends, Spain, Canada, United States, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany Austria

The risk of COVID-19 infection on flights is 'very low,' and 1 infected passenger would take 54 hours to spread the virus to others onboard, a US government study found

Hispanolistic/Getty Images Research commissioned by the US Department of Defense (DOD) has found the risk of getting infected by airborne COVID-19 on flights is "very low." Researchers measured the dilution of tracer particles on Boeing 767 or 777 aircraft, and found that the aircrafts' air filtration systems got rid of the particles within six minutes. If only one passenger is infected, it would take a flight of around 54 hours for others on board to get an infectious dose, the research ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Singapore, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Aircraft, Transport, Airplane, Flights, Boeing, Transporation, Qatar Airways, Dod, Newark New Jersey, United Airlines Read