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  • NEWS

    Indonesia sees rise in arrivals

    Business, Kyodo News, Published on 22/02/2017

    » JAKARTA: Foreign tourist arrivals in Indonesia rose 10.7% to 11.52 million people last year but those from some countries, including Japan, decreased due to concerns over terrorism as well as prevailing economic conditions, according to official data.

  • NEWS

    Myanmar's biggest foreign property project starts

    Kyodo News, Published on 22/02/2017

    » YANGON - A multimillion-dollar urban development project financed by international aid agencies and overseas partners, including two Mitsubishi group firms, has got off the ground in the business district of Myanmar's commercial capital Yangon in what is billed as the country's largest real estate investment involving foreign stakeholders.

  • NEWS

    Cross-bred monkeys declared alien, culled at Japan zoo

    Published on 22/02/2017

    » CHIBA, JAPAN - A city in Chiba prefecture has culled 57 monkeys at a zoo after finding they were cross-breeds of Japanese monkeys and rhesus macaques, which have been designated an invasive alien species and a threat to the natural environment.

  • LEARNING TOGETHER

    Preparing for IELTS: Part I

    Published on 22/02/2017

    » Preparing specifically for the IELTS can be useful, but it is no substitute for improving your general English. Begin with reading to build your vocabulary and listening to improve your understanding.

  • THAILAND

    Bangkok restaurant dominates Asia's 50 Best

    Bloomberg News, Published on 22/02/2017

    » It's a hat-trick for Bangkok's Gaggan: The Indian restaurant in Thailand topped the closely watched list of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants for the third straight year.

  • WORLD

    Myanmar 'covers up' Rohingya murders

    Reuters, Published on 22/02/2017

    » YANGON - Myanmar's army-controlled home ministry is investigating a cover-up by the country's border force of the deaths in custody of two Rohingya Muslims in troubled Rakhine State, according to a police report reviewed by Reuters and interviews with two senior security officials.

  • THAILAND

    Egat told public must get coal say

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 22/02/2017

    » The government has ordered the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) to renew the process of public participation in environmental and health impact studies before deciding whether the construction of a coal-fired power plant in Krabi can proceed.

  • THAILAND

    Sangha backs fresh temple search

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 22/02/2017

    » Justice Minister Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana on Tuesday vowed a fresh search of Wat Phra Dhammakaya with the backing of the Supreme Sangha Council (SSC) while Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha insisted Section 44 of the interim charter would remain enforced until the elusive former abbot is found.

  • THAILAND

    Should it stay or should it go?

    News, Published on 22/02/2017

    » A group of researchers sent by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) are circling the Sathon-Narathiwat intersection, knocking on car windows, to get the views of commuters on whether it's finally time to put the loss ridden Bus Rapid Transit service to bed.

  • THAILAND

    DRF to turn mine into botanical centre

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 22/02/2017

    » The Department of Royal Forest (DRF) has set its sights on turning a mine in Tak province, whose operating licence will soon expire, into a botanical centre.

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