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Nov 20, 2019

A number of Japanese automakers have plans to extend their investments in Indonesia, which should help the government implement its roadmap to build a globally competitive automotive industry.

“We have received a report about Toyota Group’s expansion plan worth of $2 billion. This will include the...

Nov 19, 2019

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) completes the process of becoming an intergovernmental organization following the signing of the Host Country Agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Thailand. The agreement-signing ceremony was held in Bangkok on 7 November 2019 which was also attended by...

Nov 13, 2019

Singapore will put in place artificial intelligence (AI)-backed tools in public services such as municipal administration, education, health, transport and logistics, smart cities and estates, as well as safety and security up to 2030, according to the city state’s Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, who unveiled...

Nov 12, 2019

Indonesia plans to build its first spaceport in Biak, Papua, with the purpose of launching test rockets, the country’s National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) has confirmed.

“We will build [the spaceport] just like LAPAN’s rocket launch site we have in South Garut [West Java]. However, it will be...

Nov 11, 2019

In 2020, Taiwan will officially begin to provide 5G services. In anticipation of this momentous event, and in step with industry-leading smart airports from around the world, Taoyuan Airport has initiated numerous projects in recent years to make the dream of digitization a reality. The Forum was a wonderful chance...

Nov 05, 2019

E-commerce spending in Southeast Asia will increase nearly fourfold to $120.9 billion by 2025 from $31.3 billion in 2018, a recent study by consultancy Bain and Company found. Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam are expected to be the biggest contributors to the growth of consumer digital spending in in the region over...

Nov 05, 2019

In Thailand, the digital economy is expected to grow to a volume $50 billion by 2025 from $16 billion as of 2019, making it the second largest in Southeast Asia behind Indonesia. This is one finding of the “E-Conomy SEA 2019” report by Google and Singaporean investment firm Temasek found, based on a 29 per cent...

Oct 31, 2019

This legendary woman near her eighties used to be a primary school teacher and the owner of a garment factory. But when she was 40, she retired to the country to create an organic farm in the style of early Taiwan. The down-to-earth attraction entertains 60 thousand tourists from around the world every year. Even a...

Oct 25, 2019

In the IMD Smart City Index 2019, Taipei was only one of two Asian cities to rank in the top 10, finishing seventh among the 102 cities surveyed. Why did it rank so high and what factors could derail its success in the future?

The International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne released...

Oct 25, 2019

The Philippine government, after a phase of promoting its ambitious “Build Build Build” programme to improve the country’s infrastructure by investing up to $180 billion in public and PPP projects, is slowing down its euphoria and said the plan needs a second look.

According to economic planning secretary...

Oct 24, 2019

Bangkok, Thailand, Berlin, Germany, 24 October 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Tackling poverty and climate change, generating employment opportunities and contributing to economic development, this year’s 14 SEED Award winners were selected from over nine hundred applicants and are recognised for solutions to major local...

Oct 24, 2019

Adorable dolphins and beautiful coral are on display at the Anyo Museum, creating a lovely interactive experience with visitors through the wonders of augmented reality (AR). The application of innovative technology helps this tourism factory to not only combine marine culture with food safety education, but also...

Oct 22, 2019

Around the world, business is booming in the field of applied robotics. But the market is intensely competitive. Is there a chance for Taiwanese companies to lead the pack in this rat race? No one can say for sure. But building a local industry cluster and stimulating local creativity is an important first step...

Oct 16, 2019

Thailand's southern beaches lure travelers with their turquoise water and dramatic limestone cliffs, but there's more to explore in the Southeast Asian country.

For finding a road less traveled in one of the world's most popular destinations, head away from Bangkok, and far from the overly Instagrammed...

Oct 12, 2019

Bangkok --( ASIA TODAY )-- As part of efforts to reduce the use of amulets made from endangered elephant and tigers, WildAid, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) are launching a campaign called “A good life...

Oct 04, 2019

JEONJU, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jeonju, a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, will host the 2019 Jeonju Bibimbap Festival, a fiesta of traditional Korean taste and charm.

Under the slogan of “Mixing excitingly! Enjoying deliciously!” the festival will be held in Jeonju Hanok Village, Seohakdong Art...

Oct 04, 2019

Cambodia-based tech startup Meal Temple Group in partnership with Vientiane-founded KiwiPay has launched a new ride-hailing service in Laos.

The companies jointly launched the portal DriveUp.app on the Internet and for Android and iOS devices, which connects to taxis, tuk-tuks, and samlors (three-wheeled...

Oct 04, 2019

Thailand’s commerce ministry is considering whether to remove certain innovation-related businesses from the list of those open only to Thai citizens, The Nation cited deputy director-general of the ministry’s department of business development, Poonpong Naiyanapakorn, as saying.

The idea is being floated as...

Sep 27, 2019

Sep 26, 2019 (China Knowledge) - Yesterday, seven large passenger planes took off from the runway in Daxing International Airport, which meant the world’s largest international airport was officially put into operation.

Located at the frontier between Beijing and Langfang, Hebei Province, Daxing...

Sep 25, 2019

Sep 24, 2019 (China Knowledge) - Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei Province in central China, has granted operating licenses for companies testing intelligent connected autonomous vehicles, which could mean autonomous driving will be made available in the central region of China.

Sep 19, 2019

Vietnam has climbed in the ranking of best countries in which to invest this year, surpassing other Southeast Asian nations such as Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

A study by US News and World Report ranked Vietnam eighth out of 29 economies, up from 23 last year. Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia stood...

Sep 19, 2019

Rewards programme “INSPIRE” is launched globally on the back of a strong performance for BTMICE

IMEX Las Vegas, 10 September 2019 – Today marks the global launch of the In Singapore Incentives & Rewards (INSPIRE), an incentive programme initiated by the Singapore Tourism Board to attract potential...