Singapore: no plans to go nuclear

Aceh in Sumatra after the 2004 tsunami. Indonesia’s plans for nuclear power in such a seismic hotspot will focus Singaporean minds. Source: WikimediaSingapore has...

Archaeologists find Plain of Jars bones

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

Tesla owner faces heavy emissions fine

A Tesla Model S. Source: Wikimedia An owner of a Tesla Model S electric car in Singapore is facing a fine for high carbon dioxide...

Philippines sets sights on leading IT market

Training the next generation of Philippine IT specialists: MCCID College School Building, San Mateo, Rizal Province. Source: WikimediaThe Philippines says it can become the...

Silicon Valley investors set up in Vietnam

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

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: WikimediaThe International Finance Corporation (IFC) has...

Tsunami warning buoys fail

Memories of 2004 are still fresh in Sumatra. Source: Wikimedia All 22 tsunami warning buoys installed near low-lying islands failed to warn the authorities when...

Jakarta leads descent into homophobia

Eid al-Fitr mass prayer in Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. The government is increasingly appeasing conservative Islam. Source: WikimediaIndonesia increasing...

Jakarta demands tax from internet giants

Indonesia’s young population is spending an increasing amount of time online. Source: PixabayInternet giants could have their services blocked in Indonesia if they do...

Samsung Pay to roll out in Singapore this year

Samsung Pay is following Apple’s service into the marketplace. Source: FlickrWhen Samsung Pay comes to Singapore this year, Development Bank of Singapore (DBS), OCBC...

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