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Thailand’s economy slows, foreign investors on the sidelines

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Thailand's economy slowed in the third quarter this year as the trade war and a slowdown in tourism started to bite, prompting the government...
Vietnam’s new Bamboo Airways can finally take off

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Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport on November 12 officially granted an aviation business license to Bamboo Airways, the latest airline in the country to take...
Thailand issues free visas-on-arrival to boost tourism

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The Thai Immigration Bureau has approved the plan to temporarily waive visa-on-arrival fees for 21 countries, China and India among them, in hopes of...
Philippines to sign $3.3-billion railway loan deal with China

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Philippine President Duterte and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are set to sign this month a 175-billion pesos ($3.3 billion) credit deal to build...
First Formula 1 race in Hanoi starts with 2020 season

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Vietnam's capital Hanoi will start hosting Formula 1 races by April 2020, the Hanoi People's Committee said on November 1 in a statement. That...
Leicester owner’s death comes as Thai duty-free monopoly is about to end

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Thailand’s King Power International Group, the country's largest duty-free retailer, may find itself facing a challenge to win the upcoming new auction to operate...
Malaysian passport classified as fifth-best worldwide

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The Malaysian passport has been ranked fifth among the best passports in the world in terms of visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to other countries...
Expat life in the Philippines a double-edged sword, says survey

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The Philippines is more popular for expats within Southeast Asia for those seeking a partner and finding a place to raise their children, but...
Singapore’s first flying taxis to take off in 2019

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Singapore is set to begin test flights with flying taxis in the second half of 2019, the German company behind the technology said in...
Cambodia strengthens tourism cooperation with Thailand, Vietnam

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Cambodia will further strengthen its tourism sector cooperation with Thailand and Vietnam as the country seeks to attract ten million international tourists in 2025...
Philippines tourist island Boracay reopens, but beach party times are over

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After a thorough six-month clean-up, the popular holiday island of Boracay in the central Philippines that was once dubbed a "cesspool" is to have...
Cambodia targets 15 million tourist arrivals by 2030

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Cambodia’s tourism ministry has set a target of 30 million tourist visits annually by 2030, up from the 5.6 million international visits last year. Some...
Thailand worried by plunge in Chinese tourist arrivals

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As the number of Chinese tourist arrivals in Thailand keeps tumbling, dragging down overall visitor growth in the country, Thailand is dimming the outlook...
Laos quietly introduced new tourist tax on Oct. 1

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The Lao government eventually without much fanfare introduced a tourist tax - which was in the planning since 2010 - on October 1, 2018....
Malaysia hopes to welcome 30 million tourists by 2020

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Malaysia's Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is targeting 30 million tourist arrivals in Malaysia by 2020, state news agency Bernama reported. Deputy tourism minister...
1MDB saga to be turned into movie

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The story of the multi-billion-dollar graft scandal involving Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) – believed to be the world’s largest-ever fraud case...
Filipino entrepreneur builds passenger drone for traffic-plagued cities (video)

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A Philippine inventor has constructed a large drone suitable for passenger transport and found a partner for mass production in Australia. Former dancer and camera...
Loss-making Thai Airways frets about $3-billion plane purchase

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Thailand’s flag carrier Thai Airways, whose business model is under heavy attack from regional discount carriers, is under pressure from the government as 51-per...