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Asian Drivers asked to resit the driving test.

Taxi driver smiles when asked about the retake exam for all driver’s license renewal application. QUEZON CITY, Philippines — One source of traffic congestion is the lack of discipline among motorists. This is what the government and lawmakers want to solve through a law that will give a mandatory exam to all driver’s license card holder all over the country. The Land Transportation Office (LTO) will start the retesting in January 2018 to ensure that a motorist deserves to own a license card. RELATED: LTO plans to accelerate application process for…

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Speak Asia promoter held for Rs 2,200 crore scam

NEW DELHI: Speak Asia promoter Ram Sumiran Pal, one of the three masterminds behind a Rs 2,200 crore online marketing fraud, was arrested by the Delhi crime branch on Tuesday. Pal, 37, and his associates duped at least 24 lakh investors in the scam extending to Singapore, Italy and Brazil among others. The crime branch received an input that Pal, who was hiding in Dehradun, would visit Connaught Place on Monday. A trap was laid and he was arrested. “Pal is the first senior office bearer of Speak Asia to…

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Live A Low-Cost Lifestyle In Welcoming Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is a prime destination for foreigners from all over the world. From pristine beaches to towering mountains, ancient temples to super-modern cities, there is something for everybody here. It’s possible to live quite comfortably in Southeast Asia for a fraction of what it costs to live a comparable lifestyle in the U.S. Housing, groceries, utilities, dining out, transportation, and dental care are just a few of the major bargains. Costs aren’t less because the quality is less either. Your money goes a lot farther than you would expect.…

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Police in India detain 750 over US call centre scam

Police in the western Indian city of Thane have arrested more than 750 people suspected of defrauding US citizens from a fake call centre. Officers say the suspects obtained lists of US tax defaulters and used threats to obtain their bank details. The scam is said to have netted more than $150,000 (£118,000) a day, making it one of the biggest frauds in India’s history. Thane police officials said they were contacting the FBI to ask for help. Some 70 of those detained were formally arrested, police said, with the…

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Wyndham Hotel Group opens more timeshare resorts in Asia

PHUKET: South East Asia’s inaugural Wyndham Grand location will debut in Phuket later this year, thanks to a management agreement recently signed between Parisorn Company Ltd and the Wyndham Hotel Group. Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay is set to open in November 2016 CLUB Wyndham ASIA, a segment of Wyndham Vacation Ownership, has also signed an agreement subject to specified requirements which once complete, will give CLUB Wyndham ASIA members access to luxurious apartments at the resort. The resort’s 214 rooms and facilities are carefully designed to highlight its locale…

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Best Fish and Chips in Asia

Everyone loves fresh fish in a crisp batter, served with thick chips and a splash of vinegar and salt. It’s what we’ve all been waiting for… Singapore’s very own authentic British Fish & Chip Shop Takeaway opened to the public on Monday, 27th September 2010, and has become a favorite with ex-pats, tourists and locals alike. Come on down to any of our three locations and prepare to have your taste buds titillated by our famous fish and chips! We look forward to making your visit to SMITHS a memorable…

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Cost of land to build prime homes in Asia still rising

Prices of residential sites in Asia increased by 1.9% in the first half of 2016, down from 2.8% in the preceding six months, put office land increased from 1.9% to 2.2%. Overall development land investment volumes in Asia matched the level registered in the corresponding period last year, according to the Prime Asia Development Land Index from international real estate firm Knight Frank. As compared to the preceding six months, however, they were 40.4% lower and the index report explains that land markets tend to be more active in the…

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Malaysian police arrest 4 terror suspects, including 3 foreigners

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police have arrested four people for suspected links to terrorism between Aug 2 and Sep 17, including three foreigners who have since been deported. Those arrested include a Bangladeshi restaurant owner, suspected of being involved in smuggling weapons for use by international terror groups, police said in a press release. Interpol had issued a “Red Notice” for him. A Nepali citizen who managed an entertainment outlet was also arrested under suspicion of falsifying travel documents for use by members of international terror groups. The Moroccan man arrested is…

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Indian property firm to fix Singapore’s diaspora

The Indian diaspora in Singapore and the region is being targeted for real estate investments by the nation’s largest listed real estate developer. Mumbai-headquartered Godrej Properties (GPL) has established an international representative office in Singapore on Wednesday at One Fullerton Road at Raffles Place. They increased sales of about S$1.03 billion in its latest financial year ending in March. “We want to provide a service to non-resident Indians and help them in their choice of residential properties in India,” said Mr Mohit Malhotra, executive director of Godrej Properties. “Indian nationals…

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Rich Indonesians snap up Singapore luxury homes as taxman calls

SINGAPORE — Never mind that Singapore is experiencing one of the worst property slumps in its history, demand for luxury housing is suddenly coming from an unexpected group: Wealthy Indonesians. This year’s purchases by Indonesian nationals of homes valued at S$5 million or more have already nearly quadrupled from last year’s total. The stepped-up buying coincides with the passage of a law in Jakarta aimed at getting Indonesians to repatriate or pay taxes on an estimated US$300 billion (S$407.4 billion) that had fled to Singapore during previous periods of unrest,…

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