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Singaporean chef Bjorn Shen officially opened Small’s, a four-seat chef’s counter attached to Artichoke. Here, the guests can enjoy an unconventional dining experience: pizza omakase. Omakase pizza menu (S$500 for four diners) inspired by the pizza Shen used to enjoy growing up in the 80s and 90s. The place is very private, and a big part of the experience will ...

Apple has been fined US$27 million for slowing down older iPhone models without informing customers clearly of this change. The fine was imposed by France’s competition and fraud watchdog DGCCRF. Apple confirmed in 2017 that the company was slowing down some older iPhone models, all in the name of “prolonging the life” of the devices. The devices that were affected ...

‘Lima’ has been invited to the 16th Kazan International Muslim Film Festival scheduled for September. Lola Amaria, the film director, received the invitation from Tatarstan Culture Minister Irada Ayupova. Presenting more than 500 films from 50 countries, the annual event aimed to promote inter-religions tolerance, traditional values, dedication to the homeland, respect for the elderly and love for children. ‘Lima’ ...

‘Parasite’ makes history as the first non-English speaking film to win the movie industry’s highest honor. The movie won a total of four Oscars, including best director and screenplay for Bong Joon-ho and best international feature. ‘Parasite’ also won Best Foreign Language Film at the 77th Golden Globe Awards, with Bong also receiving nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay ...

If you are quick and efficient, you can see a lot of the must-see sightseeing spots in two or three days as Singapore is a small country. Here we go, 5 top tourist attractions in the city-state. Merlion Merlion is Singapore’s official mascot.  It has the head of a lion and the body of a fish. The statue is spouting ...

Indonesia has many beautiful places to offer that will leave you in awe. Don’t miss these 5 places when you are in the country! Borobudur, Central Java Borobudur is the world’s largest Buddhist temple and one of Indonesia’s most important cultural sites. It was built in the early eighth century and reflects religions, culture, architecture, and customs. Komodo National Park, ...

Popularly known as ONE, Jung Jae-won is set to perform at The Pallas, SCBD in South Jakarta (Indonesia), on June 20. The South Korean rapper debuted in 2015 as a member of the former hip-hop duo 1Punch with Kim Samuel. Born on March 29, 1994, Jung has also appeared in several dramas, such as A Korean Odyssey, Room No. 9 ...

Valentine’s day is coming. Have you got any idea of things you can do on the special day? Try these 5 unique ways to celebrate Valentine’s day: Make a scrapbook of your relationship You can try this fun activity even though you and your partner are not so into crafts. Gather up photos of your relationship, old ticket stubs, and ...

Due to worsening health situation and travel bans, more than two dozen large trade fairs and industry conferences across Asia have been cancelled or postponed. Some of these events include the popular Canton Fair, RISE Hong Kong startup/tech conference, East China Import and Export Commodity Fair, and many others. It is estimated that several billion dollars worth of deals have ...

The recent travel restrictions out of China have resulted in a significant decrease in Chinese tourists visiting the country. This has led to a significant drop in Chinese tourist spending, impacting many tourist-related industries — Durian sales being one of them.. According to a report by Malay Mail, the price of Malaysian durians have fallen significantly in the past two weeks ...

From 587 cases per 100,000 population in 2018, Singapore’s overall crime rate climbed to 617 cases per 100,000 population in 2019. The number is the highest since 2010 when the rate was 653 cases per 100,000 population. From 4,608 cases in 2018, the unlicensed moneylending (UML)-related harassment cases increased by 15 percent to 5,301 cases in 2019. There was also ...

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) contribute more than half of China’s tax revenues, two-thirds of the country’s economic output and 8 out of 10 urban jobs. Coronavirus outbreak, which has killed 490 people in China and infected more than 20,000, is bringing a huge impact on the business. The government has injected more cash into the economy and ordered banks ...

National Property Information Centre’s Q3 2019 figures showed there were 1,035 shopping complexes in Malaysia, offering 16.42 million sq m of retail space. It is expected that 39 more shopping complexes will come on board and another 27 shopping complexes are being planned. The oversupply of malls has contributed to the struggle and survival of shopping complexes. The retail industry ...

Shake Shack’s second outlet is at 89 Neil Road #01-01, Singapore. It officially opens on Friday (Feb 7). In the new outlet, Shake Shack involves a Singaporean artist Sam Lo to create a striking facade mural with auspicious Chinese symbols like the Lucky Bat and Qilin, Malay roof eaves and colourful Peranakan tiling, as well as Art Deco flourishes. Inspired ...

British alt-pop duo Oh Wonder is set to hold a concert in Jakarta, Indonesia on August 16. The group’s concert in Indonesia is part of the second chapter of its world tour, Wear Your Crown. Consisting of Anthony West and Josephine Vander Gucht, the duo will also hold concerts in Singapore on August 18, South Korea on August 25, Taiwan ...

According to the Annual Global Retirement Index for this year, Malaysia has been placed as the 7th best country to retire in. The cost of living, which includes the price and quality of food, healthcare and accommodation, is a major factor for foreigners when looking for a place to retire in. In Malaysia, a family of six can dine out ...

The Malaysian startup ecosystem has grown rapidly. Let’s explore some startups in the country who have been through international pitch competitions even though they are not yet widely known. Favoriot Favoriot offers IoT solutions by providing companies with an IoT platform, tools and services. The startup helps IoT developers with new and innovative IoT solutions. HostAStay HostAStay helps the property ...

When it comes to outdoor activities, Malaysia has endless choices for you. Here are 5 recommended outdoor activities you can do in Malaysia: Climbing Mt. Kinabalu in Sabah Do you want to do more than just sightseeing? Then Mt. Kinabalu is the right destination for you. With RM1,330 for 4-6 people, you can enjoy a package including packed lunch, buffet ...

The adtech company digitizes outdoor advertising media across India primarily through digital car toppers. Astarc Ventures and Mumbai Angels Network also participate in this funding round. Adonmo will use the funds to further expand its operations in the country, acquire talent, and accelerate product development. Established in in 2017, the startup uses hyperlocal intelligence technology to bridge the gap between ...

Due to the new coronavirus epidemic, Apple has announced the closure of its stores, corporate offices and contact centres in mainland China until February 9. Apple’s decision was based on the latest advice from leading health experts.  China’s government has extended the Lunar New Year holiday through this weekend to contain the spread of the virus. Apple’s online store remains ...