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Remaining best in class in Jakarta’s hospitality

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Mandarin Oriental Jakarta is one of the landmark hotels in Jakarta that continues to attract business and leisure travellers from all walks of life in a thriving city. Inside Investor spoke to General Manager Mark S Bradford.
Surviving manic Manila

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The Philippine capital of Manila has earned itself an unsavoury reputation as a hotbed of violence and criminality. For foreigners doing business or moving to this sprawl of a city, some ground-up knowledge can be your most invaluable asset.
Philippine tourism most improved

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The Philippine tourism industry has been named 'the most improved' in the Asia-Pacific region, according the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report...
Finally: Hard Rock Cafe goes Cambodia

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The iconic US restaurant chain Hard Rock Cafe will open two restaurants in Cambodia in cooperation with two local firms, the Florida-based company...
Manila casino operator plans $400m IPO

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Melco Crown Philippines, a subsidiary of Macau-based Melco gaming group, plans to raise up to $400 million from a equity offering at the Philippine...
Continued improvement in 5-star hospitality

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JW Marriott is one of the leading hotels in Jakarta for business and accomplished travelers. Inside Investor sat down with general manager Karan Berry.to discuss how the hotel has progressed in its 12-year presence.
North Korea’s Top 10 consumer items

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What are the hottest consumer items in North Korea? The annual list is out, and contains surprising stuff desired by the population of the impoverished country, revealing the changes going on in the pariah state.
Manila challenges Macao with $1.2b casino

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The opening of a new casino complex in Manila on March 16 comes as an attempt of the Philippines to emulate the success of...
Property market in the Philippines: Too hot or not?

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With the economic boom being seen in the Philippines, nouveau wealth is appearing in the country, boosting the property market. Experts are at strife about the question whether a bubble is in formation.
At 250 km per hour to Pattaya

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People who are in a rush to reach the popular Thai beach resort of Pattaya can be helped soon. The government in Bangkok has...
Philippine tourism to create 3.6m jobs

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The Philippine tourism industry is readied to become the muscle behind the country’s job generation machine, employing 7.4 million people by 2016, up from...
The Philippines’ secret success: Exporting the tunes

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They are part of the Overseas Filipino Workforce: Musicians who are swarming out to the world in thousands to find better paid jobs, or to find a job at all, by performing music in the clubs and bars of this world.

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Melia Hotels International, one of the largest hotel chains in the world as well as the leading hotel group in the Spanish market in...
Looking East: The tourism investment angle in Southeast Asia

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The Gulf states, especially Qatar, find a promising area for investment in ASEAN in the tourism sector, as a number of ventures by Qatari investment institutions have shown in the recent past.
The dark sides of expat living: 5 most disgusting drinks in Asia

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There are excellent alcoholic drinks to be found in Asia, and brands such as Singha have even launched a global expansion drive. However, be aware that some stuff leaves a foul aftertaste.
Singha starts roll-out in Asia and Europe

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Singha beer, one of Thailand's most popular beer brands, in cooperation with global beer giant Carlsberg aims to expand heavily into Asian and European...
Reflections from a dark night in Chiang Mai

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On the night of January 30, Chiang Mai, Thailand’s big city in the north, fell into darkness due to a severe power outage. And with it, Justin Calderon fell into deep thoughts about Thailand's 'never mind' lifestyle.
Bali seeks cleanup amid high arrivals

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The provincial administration of Bali has launched a tourism development offensive to address complaints about garbage management, limited infrastructure, security and connectivity. The new...