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Thursday, July 13th, 2017


First drone delivered pizza touches down

What’s an acceptable time to wait for a pizza delivery? 30 minutes? 15 minutes? Our expectations around home-delivered hot cheese may soon change, thanks to the arrival of flying pizza pies. Domino’s has marked the beginnings of the pizza-by-drone era, carrying out the first store-to-customer delivery in New Zealand today. Domino’s has toyed with the idea of drone delivered pizza for a little while, showing off a promotional “DomiCopter” back in 2013. But back in August it showed it wasn’t messing around, teaming up with US-based drone company Flirtey andRead More

MOM busts illegal employment syndicate, arrests 13

Officers arresting one of thirteen suspects linked to a syndicate that brought foreign workers into Singapore illegally. (Photo: MOM) SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has dismantled a syndicate involved in bringing in foreign workers for illegal employment in Singapore in an island-wide operation on Thursday (Jul 13), it said. In a press release, MOM said it inspected residential units, office premises and workers’ quarters in locations such as Jalan Besar, Little India and Toa Payoh as part of the operation, which lasted more than 18 hours. Thirteen people, including three suspected syndicateRead More

JW Marriott’s Andaman Grill named one of Thailand Tatler’s Best Restaurants of 2017

Award winning Phuket beach resort, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa has added to its global reputation with its famous seaside steak and seafood restaurant. Andaman Grill recently received an award in the prestigious Thailand Tatler’s Best Restaurants list for 2017, the respected guide to the best of fine dining in Thailand. For the 16th year running, the Thailand Tatler Best Restaurants Awards 2017 is back again with this year’s pick of the top 230 restaurants that have been anonymously sampled by the team of judges over the past fewRead More

Could Pattaya tram be the answer to the resort’s transport woes?

Could Pattaya tram be the answer to the resort’s transport woes? Manager reported that an upbeat meeting chaired by the Pattaya mayor was told that a tram system would be the answer to the resort’s transport and traffic crisis. The meeting of business leaders and local officials was held last week. The model for the development of light rail or tram projects in both Udon Thani and Khon Kaen was presented to the gathering. It was felt that these were proceeding well and a similar scheme could easily get off the ground in PattayaRead More

Australian Shaun Davidson took four hours to tunnel out of Bali jail

Someone purporting to be Davidson has “checked in” on Facebook at locations across Europe, although police do not believe the fugitive was actually there. A recent posting denied he was taunting police. “I’m not, as the media says, taunting police and I’m definitely not a public threat as Interpol would have u believe,” it said. “I’m just having some fun and a laugh I’m living my life trying to make the best out of a bad situation. Also I’d like to thank the police and interpol for taking an interestRead More

Earthquake of magnitude 6.7 strikes off Papua New Guinea

SINGAPORE (REUTERS) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 struck off the town of Rabaul in the south Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Thursday (July 13), the United States Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties in the quake, which struck at a depth of 33km about 128km east of the island of New Britain. The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there was no Pacific-wide tsunami threat from the quake. Link to this post!

Indonesia to bring home tax money parked in Singapore

The government is to hunt down tax money from Indonesians who park their money in Singapore, following an offer from Singapore to allow Indonesia to access the financial data of Indonesians in the neighboring country. Singapore and Indonesia are soon to sign a Bilateral Competent Authority Agreement (BCAA) to implement the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEoI) between the two countries. Read also: Repatriated funds from Singapore reaches Rp 84.52 trillion Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati received the offer from Singapore on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Germany last week. “This is aRead More

Gunmen in Thailand kill eight in village chief’s home

Thai police say eight people died after gunmen opened fire inside a village chief’s home, in a rare mass shooting. The incident took place on Monday in the southern province of Krabi, which is popular with tourists. Police said the gunmen, who wore military-style clothing, had demanded to search the house. The attackers held those in the home, including the chief, captive for several hours before shooting them and fleeing in a car. Three people were also seriously injured in the attack, which police believe stemmed from a personal dispute.Read More

19-year-old girl set to be Malaysia’s youngest doctor

A 19-year-old Malaysian girl, Chan Hao Shan, is set to become the country’s youngest doctor when she graduates next year from Taylor’s University, a private university in Subang Jaya, Selangor. The undergraduate who is taking her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) said that her interest in medicine started after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was eight years old, reports Coconuts KL and The Sun Daily. She said: “I was curious about the human body and its functions. For example, what really happens in a person’sRead More

The World’s Biggest Whisky Festival ‘Whisky Live’ Returns to Hong Kong

HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 12 July 2017 – Whisky Live Hong Kong2017, organized in conjunction with Whisky Magazine, is set to begin ticket sales on 1 August for its one-day whisky celebration. Whisky Live 2017 will be held at Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre (KITEC ) on the 3rd of September 2017 from 1:30-9:30 pm. This occasion is a prime opportunity where whisky enthusiasts can mingle with world-renowned whisky makers, master blenders and brand ambassadors. The event will showcase more than 200 whiskies and offer master classes,Read More