Style and Culture

Style and Culture

Style and Culture is a section of Lifestyle on investvine.com
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...
Rift between Cambodia and the West over de-democratisation deepens

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The war of words between Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen and representatives of Western organisations intensified in the past weeks, with Hun Sen boasting...
Vietnam seeks to “upgrade” tourism sector

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Vietnam wants to make tourism a key economic sector of its economy by 2020 in order to create a driving force for the development...
Tourism arrivals in Laos down by almost 10% this year

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In a stark contrast to its regional peers, where tourism is booming, Laos was faced with a drop in tourism arrivals by 9.1 per...
Malaysia’s new tallest building to supersede Twin Towers next year

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The days of Kuala Lumpur’s iconic landmark, the Petronas Twin Towers, as Malaysia’s tallest building are numbered. In the second half of next year,...
US firms in Malaysia not amused about boycott action

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Calls by some Malaysian politicians and Muslim activists to boycott Israel- and US-related products after US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the...
Luxury brand Bulgari under fire for using “genocide gems” from Myanmar

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Italian high-end jewelry maker Bulgari is feeling the heat from human rights activists for continuing to buy and use gems from Myanmar. By doing...
Bangkok street food vendor gets Michelin star

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A street food vendor in Bangkok's old town received a Michelin star in the inaugural edition of the Michelin guide for the Thai capital,...
Finally, McDonald’s ventures into Communist heartland Hanoi

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US fast food chain McDonald’s, the epitome of Capitalism, on December 2 finally opened its first store in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, one of the...
Cambodia’s authoritarian leader will end like Mugabe, says opponent

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen will end his political life like Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe, exiled former opposition chief Sam Rainsy told...