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...

NGO fears Lao hydropower impact

The Theun-Hinboun dam in Laos. Vientiane is waking up to the reality of the nation’s hydropower potential. Source: Wikimedia The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has...

Singapore promised driverless taxis by 2017

Smaller 2getthere driverless pods at work in Abu Dhabi. Source: YouTube Driverless pods providing seamless door-to-door connectivity should be available in Singapore by the end...

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...

Indonesia busts Instagram ‘baby sales’

The authorities in Surabaya (pictured), Indonesia's second-largest city, say they have broken up an operation selling babies on Instagram under the guise of an...

Indonesia mulls nickel export ban 

Indonesia says it is considering bringing forward a ban on mineral ore shipments after nickel prices surged amid speculation Jakarta would halt exports. The initiative...

Ex-casino town set for rail rebirth

Inside an abandoned casino in Boten in 2013. Source: Wikimedia For five years, the remote town of Boten on the China-Laos border has lived in...

UK looks to Singapore model 

Pro-Brexit politicians claim the UK could emulate Singapore to become a low-tax economy with little state interference.  In per-capita income, Singapore (pictured) passed the UK...

Uber exits Asean with sale to rival 

Ride-hailing service Grab has acquired Uber’s Asean operations, confirming reports of the merger, saying it would integrate Uber’s ride-sharing and food delivery operation. "This deal...

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