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Oct 26, 2020

In Asia, the whole business landscape has been dramatically redefined by the economic effect of COVID-19. Few, if any, economies escaped unaffected by the pandemic. But, in a region so closely linked to China...

Sep 30, 2020

Introduction

How many of us have ever had one too many shots at a party, waking up in bed with a pounding in your head like there’s a sledgehammer going to town in your skull? That is just one of the many symptoms of alcohol use disorder and if...

Aug 06, 2020

Japan may be famous for its exports, but it is also one of the largest clothing importers. It is one of the largest apparel markets in the world, ranking third after the European Union and the United States. It is also starting to focus on manufacturing clothing inside its own borders. More importantly, it is still...

Aug 02, 2020

In the past five years, 340 new restaurant brands have sprouted up in Taiwan and old favorites have gotten facelifts as second-generation restaurateurs take over. How are they changing the vibe of Taiwan’s food scene?

Step into the Sinchao Rice Shoppe in the Breeze Xinyi complex in eastern Taipei and one is...

Jul 18, 2020

Six Asian countries come together to lead Southeast Asia’s biggest drug bust.

This year, several Southeast Asian countries got all fired up in celebration of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26.

Literally.

In Yangon, Myanmar, thick clouds of dark smoke...

Jun 14, 2020

The battle against the coronavirus pandemic continues. At the time of writing this article, the number of confirmed cases and deaths worldwide exceeded three million and 210,000, respectively. This is truly heart-wringing. What makes this even worse is the spread of the virus to animals around—by the end of...

Jun 07, 2020

An international study found that global mean sea-level rise could exceed 1m by 2100 and 5m by 2300 with unchecked emissions. The study, published in npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, was led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Hong Kong,...

Jun 01, 2020

Pets are no less than a friend with whom you can cuddle all day to relieve your stress. Adding a new pet companion to your family requires one to be highly responsible to shoulder the boulders of adopting a new pet. Adoption can provide them with a new home, but one needs to ensure that the pets get an atmosphere...

Mar 31, 2020

Combatting the COVID-19 pandemic must also include stamping out what one independent human rights expert has called the “darker sides” of the disease: verbal and physical attacks against Chinese and other minority communities, and excluding them from access to healthcare.

“COVID-19 is not just a health issue...

Mar 28, 2020

As a young professional, I can clearly remember what my former boss once told me: “as a CEO, finding solutions in times of crisis is what I’m actually paid for”. This resonates strongly, now more than ever. Leaders, whether in the home, in communities, in organisations or in countries, are now called upon to move...

Mar 19, 2020

Amid COVID-19, many workers are taking business meetings from their living rooms, kitchen, bedroom or sofa these last weeks and with a growing number of companies asking their employees to work from home, netiquette such as video conferencing, skype, facetime etc. is on the rise.

Netiquette also satisfies...

Feb 20, 2020

Overcoming fear is often easier said than done, especially in times of crisis, social unrest, health emergencies or natural disasters.

I’ve been reading lots of comments during these stressful weeks of COVID-19 where people have been stigmatized, people have been ridiculed of overreacting, attacked by their...

Feb 15, 2020

Fighting tradition and stigma, there are now more fathers in Singapore who are primary caregivers to their children.

The number of stay-at-home fathers is growing slowly but steadily, according to a study by Ms Yvonne Arivalagan, Research Associate with the Institute of Policy Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew...

Jan 21, 2020

Not only in the World of Etiquette and Protocol is Effective Intercultural Communication key.

Today, almost all business is global business. Cultural awareness is core for successful business people.

Jan 05, 2020
  • Business must adapt to a rapidly growing middle class changing consumer behaviour and profiles.
  • Policy-makers must find ways to make the region's growth sustainable.
  • Poverty and a lack of infrastructure add to the challenges of digital and labour transformation brought by the Fourth Industrial...
  • Dec 25, 2019

    The Lao government is seeking input from academic and other research to help formulate strategies for poverty alleviation after acknowledging that it is only making slow progress. The Poverty Reduction Fund (PRF) under the country’s ministry of Agriculture and forestry has initiated the research concept on...

    Dec 02, 2019

    In the global rankings of the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which assesses the performance of 15-year-olds in mathematics, reading and science, Singapore took the top spot in all three categories. In 2016, in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), Singapore’s...