Style and Culture

Style and Culture

Style and Culture is a section of Lifestyle on investvine.com
Chinese to build large tourism complex in Laos’ prime party town

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A Chinese developer, Yijin Group, is readying to construct a more than $200-million tourism complex at an abandoned airfield in Vang Vieng district, one...
OFW ban sours Kuwait-Philippines relations as hundreds flee their employers

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Hundreds of Filipino domestic staff in Kuwait fled from their employers to the Philippines embassy after President Rodrigo Duterte offered them a free light...
Jakarta startup digitises street vendors with WiFi, smart tech

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An initiative by private investors in Indonesia aims at beefing up the kiosks of street vendors in Jakarta with smart technology and WiFi connections...
Filipinos banned from working in Kuwait, over 2,000 desperate to go home

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The Philippine government on February 12 signed an administrative order to completely ban the deployment of Oversea Filipino Workers (OFWs) to Kuwait, according to...
Philippines eyes new, cheaper cash remittance channel for OFWs

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The Philippine government is looking for solutions to provide cheaper and more convenient remittance channels for its Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). Particularly, technology developed...
Cambodia pushes law that makes insulting the king a crime

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Cambodia's Cabinet on February 2 endorsed an amendment to the criminal code making insulting the king a criminal offense punishable by a fine and...
Singapore hits back at “boring” classification with witty video

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The Singapore Tourism Board posted a response to a city ranking by travel guide magazine Time Out which placed the city as second-most boring...
Thais spend a record of 9.38 hours on the Internet – daily

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Thai people are spending an average of nine hours and 38 minutes daily on the Internet, with around one third of this time used...
Singapore bans sale of new cars and motorcycles

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Starting February 1, 2018, the Singapore government is prohibiting the sale of new cars and also of motorcycles as the small city state is...
Singapore job market declined for the first time in 14 years

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Singapore's total working population, excluding foreign domestic workers, shrank for the first time since 2003 by an estimated 10,700 last year, according to preliminary...
Cambodia turns into Bitcoin hub of Southeast Asia

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Skeptically observed by the country’s central bank, Cambodia is increasingly becoming a regional center for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies both in terms of trading...
Philippines stops sending OFWs to Kuwait after abuse, suicide cases

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Relations between the Philippines and Kuwait soured after the government in Manila enacted a ban on sending Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to the wealthy,...
Skills upgrade for 13 million Thai workers needed: Expert

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Around 13 million people, or more than a third of Thailand’s 38-million-strong labour force, need skill upgrades, economic expert Kiatanantha Lounkaew, lecturer at the...
Philippine government revokes license of critical news site Rappler

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The Philippine government has revoked the operating license of one of the leading news portals in the country, Rappler.com, in a move that is...
Malaysia lauded as Asia’s best retirement destination

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Malaysia has been named the best destination to retire among Asian countries on the newly issued Retirement index 2018 list by International Living.com. According to...
Malaysia election: Opposition names Mahathir as candidate for prime minister

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Malaysia’s opposition coalition on January 7 named Mahathir Mohamad, the country’s 92-year old former premier, as its prime ministerial candidate for a general election...
Thailand now seriously struggling with masses of tourists

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After years of booming tourism arrivals, Thailand counted a new record of a whopping 35 million visitors coming to the country this year, a...
Vietnam deploys cyber warfare troop of 10,000

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Vietnam has unveiled a new, 10,000-strong military cyber warfare unit to counter “wrong” views on the Internet, media reported, amid a widening crackdown on...