Archaeologists find Plain of Jars bones

Plain of Jars, Laos. Source: Flickr An Australian and Laotian archaeological team has found human remains on the Plain of Jars, estimated to date back...

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...

Indonesia to demand taxes from US tech giants

Jakarta. Indonesia’s vast population is hugely attractive to tech companies. Source: Wikimedia Jakarta's finance minister has said his office would examine the tax reports of...

S’pore schools top world 

Nan Hua High School, Singapore. Source: Wikimedia Singaporean schools have come top of the prestigious international benchmarking test, known as the "world cup for education". Singapore's...

Indonesia agency targets fake news 

Indonesia has launched a cyber security watchdog, the National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN), to tackle online religious extremism, fake news and internet hoaxes...

Singapore holds hacker ‘bug bounty’

HackerOne, a security platform run by "white hat” or ethical hackers, says it will work with the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) and...

Singapore revamps its digital banking industry

Singapore is about to overhaul its banking industry for the first time in two decades as the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently launched...

Taxi apps vie for prized market

Another competitor Ojek UI vs Go-Jek. Motorbikes have helped to dodge Jakarta’s notorious queues. Source: Flickr Indonesia’s motorbike-hailing service Go-Jek has raised funding in excess...

S’pore tech sector weak: study

A survey of Singapore's tech start-ups found that more than half of new firms survive for more than five years, compared with 42-per-cent in...

Manila probes Facebook data leak 

The Philippines says it was investigating a Facebook data breach by the scandal-ridden political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The National Privacy Commission has written to Facebook...

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