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Apr 25, 2018

I was born as the ninth child in a family of eleven siblings in 1964 and grew up in Kampung Tarom, a small village in the southern Malaysian state of Johor. Like many Malays of my time, we were poor. After all, 49.3% of Malaysian households in 1970 were living in poverty.

Needless to say, English was not my...

Apr 24, 2018

India has long been one of the world’s most loved travel destinations, due to the diversity of the landscape and the colorful cities that don’t stop in high heat. It is a place that enchants many people when they first visit and is somewhere people rarely visit only once. Once you have perfected your chosen route,...

Apr 19, 2018

Taiwan has muddled through an extended period of relatively low growth, stagnant wages and outflows of talent to other countries. The central bank recently revealed why this is happening relative to some of Taiwan’s neighbors.

In late 2017, Academia Sinica sociologists published a study called “Unfinished...

Apr 11, 2018

A British diver has captured horrifying footage of plastic pollution while swimming in coastal waters near Bali. On March 3, Rich Horner posted a 2.5-minute clip on YouTube, and it has had more than 1.1 million views since then.

The footage is revolting, with Horner swimming through a literal sea of plastic...

Mar 18, 2018

After the 36 Bib Gourmand honorees unveiled last week on March 6th, 20 dining establishments became Michelin-starred today, among the 110 listed in the inaugural MICHELIN Guide Taipei 2018.

The highly-anticipated list, announced in Taipei today, revealed a total of 20 Michelin-starred restaurants in Taiwan....

Mar 02, 2018

Indonesia’s initiative to create and promote ten “new Balis” – ten new tourists destinations that could become as popular as the crowded holiday island – would require about $20 billion in investment, the government calculated, hoping for developers from China, Singapore, Thailand and other countries to foot half...

Feb 05, 2018

Thai people are spending an average of nine hours and 38 minutes daily on the Internet, with around one third of this time used for consuming social media. This makes the country ranking first in Internet time spent in the world, followed by the Philippines, Brazil, Indonesia and South Africa.

These are the...

Jan 25, 2018

He is in charge of the Microsoft search engine Bing, personal assistant Cotana and cloud platform Azure. He comes from Taiwan and is now CVP of Microsoft AI Core and CTO of the AI and Research Division. He is David Ku, the person in charge of integrating AI function into Microsoft’s essential products.

At...