Submitted by Eleven on Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:57
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Mount Rinjani, along with its buffer zone in Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara, (NTB) will be included in Unesco’s Global Geopark list this year, Indonesian officials have said.
Known for its breathtaking peak and a crescent-shaped crater lake named Segara Anak, Rinjani is one of the main tourist destinations in the province.
Submitted by Eleven on Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:54
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Two of Indonesia’s islands have been listed for sale on privateislandonline.com, an international property website managed by Ontario-based Private Island Inc., which specialises in island properties.
Ajab Island in Riau Islands province and Tojo Una Una Island in Central Sulawesi have been listed on the website since Tuesday.
Submitted by Eleven on Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:52
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Nam Phou has long been considered the heart of Vientiane and is a landmark for both locals and visitors.
Its iconic surrounds, central location and the attraction it holds for tourists are set to make the fountain square even more of a focal point during Visit Laos Year 2018.
Submitted by Eleven on Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:51
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Non-oil domestic exports grew 9.2% in 2017, but December figures miss estimates as electronics shipments slow.
A global electronics boom propelled Singapore's export growth to a seven-year high last year - but an underwhelming showing last month hinted that this pace will be tough to sustain.
While trade demand is set to remain robust, exports are expected to grow at a more sedate pace this year, economists said.
Submitted by Eleven on Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:45
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Magic of the Mask, a performing arts piece comprising theatre, dance and live music, delighted packed houses that turned up to watch the innovative performance in Vientiane earlier this month.
Directed by Maria Lexa from the USA, the two-night show was a collaboration and vibrant cultural exchange featuring Lao and Japanese dancers and American musicians who performed at FangLao’s Black Box venue.
Submitted by Eleven on Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:42
TOKYO (The Straits Times/ANN) - Japan is keeping up with its efforts to get countries around the world to exert maximum pressure on North Korea, citing its lack of concrete commitment to achieve denuclearisation.
While the two Koreas are back on talking terms, Japan is keeping up its push for countries around the world to exert maximum pressure on the North.
Submitted by Eleven on Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:32
CHIANG RAI PROVINCE, Thailand (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The first dialogue meeting of the Pakbaeng Hydropower Project on the Mekong River yesterday took place to further react with the recommendations raised by the Mekong River Commission in regards to the PNPCA process of the project.
Submitted by Eleven on Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:28
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Residents of the capital have probably noticed two distinctive buses running on main roads offering sightseeing services around Vientiane’s iconic landmarks.
While tour buses overseas are often constructed without roofs, the local climate dictates that the Trolley Bus Tour of Laos is covered to protect passengers from rain and strong sunlight but the vehicles are windowless to let visitors take in the city’s sights and smells.
Submitted by Eleven on Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:26
PENANG, Malaysia (The Straits Times/ANN) - Tourism has boomed since the city was named a heritage site in 2008, but locals lament the gentrification and rising costs.
Submitted by Eleven on Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:23
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Brisk business in Singapore and overseas boosts throughput to 74.2 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs).
Port operator PSA International recorded a 9.8 per cent growth in the total number of containers it handled across the world last year, boosted by brisk business both in Singapore and overseas.