Tag: Asia

Bangkok imposes partial lockdown to combat virus

Bangkok's nightlife will go quiet as a ban on bars, nightclubs and restaurant alcohol sales goes into effect Saturday, among a raft of restrictions aimed at curbing the kingdom's rising coronavirus toll. Thailand initially appeared to have escaped the worst of the virus, registering just...

Singapore begins coronavirus vaccination campaign

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Singapore began a coronavirus vaccination campaign Wednesday with a nurse receiving the first jab, making it among the first Asian nations to roll out inoculations. The city-state, which has suffered a mild outbreak, became the first country in Asia to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine earlier...

Anime epic ‘Demon Slayer’ ousts Ghibli classic as Japan’s top-grossing film

An anime epic in which a teenager hunts down and beheads demons on Monday became Japan's top-grossing film of all time, its production company said, ending the near two-decade reign of Studio Ghibli's "Spirited Away". "Demon Slayer", based on the hit manga series, has chalked...

Singapore gets shot in the arm from global drug demand

by Martin Abbugao Scientists in protective clothing work in a high-tech laboratory at a pharmaceutical plant in Singapore, whose coronavirus-hit economy has received a shot in the arm from robust global drug demand. The city-state is on course for its worst ever recession this year but...

Singapore surpasses Switzerland

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Kuala Lumpur, Dec. 20 -- So, after months of Covid-19's unprecedented economic contraction, restrictions and the embarrassment of large-scale transmission within foreign workers' dormitories, our leaders have pulled off a real triumph. The world economic Forum (WEF) -the summit of the most powerful world and...

Leader of ‘virus-free’ Turkmenistan champions herbal defence

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by Anton Lomov / with Christopher Rickleton in Almaty Ayna Garayeva, a school teacher in the capital of authoritarian and secretive Turkmenistan, began taking extra sanitary measures in her classroom when the government issued new guidelines in August. As well as standard coronavirus precautions like temperature checks...

Singapore Gen Y Speaks: People question my decision to volunteer, but it is richly rewarding

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SINGAPORE, Dec. 14 -- I was never an active volunteer. During my school days, I was busy chasing after paper qualifications. When I started working, I thought I would have time for volunteering. But I was wrong -my incessant pursuit of career excellence had enslaved...

Nestle temporarily halts Milo sale in Japan after health benefit viral post sparks buying frenzy

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PETALING JAYA, Dec. 10 -- Nestle Japan has temporarily halted the sale of Milo after viral tweets caused demand to skyrocket beyond the company's production capacity. The malt chocolate beverage is a perennial favourite in Southeast Asia and it recently gained popularity in Japan after...

Kaspersky: Information shared online becomes one’s reputation and creates an impact in the real world

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Manila, Dec. 10 -- Asia Pacific (APAC) is fertile land for social media, housing more than half of the world's total users and center of Facebook's growth. East Asia logs the most number of virtual network users at over 1 billion as of 2020, with...

Siti Nurhaliza makes Forbes Asia’s 100 Digital Stars list after helping struggling food vendors in Covid-19 pandemic

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PETALING JAYA, Dec. 9 -- Local pop singer Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin earned a spot on the inaugural 100 Digital Stars list by Forbes Asia thanks to her efforts in promoting local food vendors throughout the movement control order (MCO). With over 7.9 million...
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