Vietnam 

Airlines offer nearly 242,000 extra seats during National Day holiday – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Vietnam Airlines will provide a total of 162,000 seats during the National Day (September 2) holiday. — Photo Vietnam Airlines HÀ NỘI — The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and low-cost airline Jetstar Pacific will supply nearly 242,000 more seats on domestic routes from August 30 to September 2 to meet increasing travel demand during the National Day (September 2) holiday. Vietnam Airlines said it would provide a total of 162,000 seats, while Jetstar Pacific will offer more than 80,000 seats during the holiday. According to a…

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Home 

Planes, trains and an extra night in Chinatown as four reporters find their way back to Hong Kong amid flight disruptions at airport

A tourist in front of the electronic board showing cancelled flights at the Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok on August 12, 2019, as anti-government protesters occupied the airport, forcing authorities to cancel hundreds of outbound and inbound flights. Graffiti by protesters were scribbled in the right-hand corner. Photo: SCMP / Sam Tsang Source link

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Looking for a used home in Shenzhen? Be prepared to pay extra as sellers want more after land sales fetch record prices

Buyers looking for secondary property in Shenzhen will have to pay more as homeowners have raised their asking prices following the record prices achieved in a rare government land tender last month.Developers are betting big on the tech hub, dubbed China’s Silicon Valley, attracting talent on the back of the Greater Bay Area initiative – a scheme launched by Beijing earlier this year to link Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen and eight cities in Guangdong province into an integrated economic and… Source link

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China 

US retail group says extra tariffs on Chinese goods will cost Americans US$18 billion a year

US trade group the National Retail Federation has called on Washington not to impose additional 25 per cent tariffs on US$300 billion of Chinese goods, saying they would cost American consumers US$18 billion a year.That’s according to the results of the federation’s study released on Friday, ahead of next week’s meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit in Japan.The study looked at key product categories for Chinese imports,… Source link

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Singapore 

Grab driver goes the extra mile to take injured boy to hospital without extra charges, Singapore News

A little bit of kindness can go a long way.  One Grab driver recently put compassion over profit after he overheard that his passenger’s son was injured in school.  In a post on May 8, Facebook user Mi Ke shared his encounter with a kind Grab driver who helped his injured son. He wrote that he was informed by his son’s school that the boy suffered a head injury and was told to pick him up early. The incident prompted him to take urgent leave from work to take his son to…

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Property 

Wheelock gets second time lucky, finds buyer for house in Asia’s priciest address after offering extra sweeteners

The developers of Mount Nicholson, Asia’s priciest address, have found a new buyer for a 7,978 square feet villa, four months after the previous buyer reneged on a deal.On Monday, Wheelock Properties sold House 16 at the ultra exclusive development on The Peak for HK$720 million (US$91.74 million), or HK$90,248 per square foot. It was also HK$1.88 million, or 0.3 per cent, cheaper than the cancelled sale.Wheelock did not identify the buyer.The new deal allows for the transaction to be completed… Source link

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Singapore 

Doctor called in sick so he could work as locum to earn extra money, then forged his own MC, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A doctor posted to Changi General Hospital (CGH) reported sick on Nov 20, 2015, so he could work as a locum at a private clinic instead. Five days later, Joel Arun Sursas forged a medical certificate (MC) for his purported sick leave. On Wednesday (April 17), Sursas, 28, pleaded guilty in court to one count of forgery. Three other charges for similar offences will be considered during sentencing. Deputy Public Prosecutor Ben Mathias Tan told District Judge Mathew Joseph that Sursas worked at CGH’s diagnostic radiology department between…

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Singapore 

Yucks! Woman finds extra ‘crunch’ in vegetables from yong tau foo meal at Yishun food court, Singapore News

Stomp contributor K was a few mouthfuls into her lunch from Koo Kee Yong Tow Foo Mee when she discovered an insect in her dish of vegetables. K said she had purchased a set meal from the stall at Northpoint City’s Kopitiam food court on February 28, at around 1.45pm. Sharing her “bad experience”, K told Stomp that she found what appeared to be a cockroach in her vegetables after a few bites of food. The Stomp contributor recounted: “The insect looked like a cockroach. It was dried up and…

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Singapore 

SingPost apologises for service failures during year-end peak season, even as postmen pull extra hours, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – SingPost on Monday (Jan 14) apologised to customers for its recent service failures, which it said were due to a “tremendously busy” peak season in November and December that was “beyond forecasts and expectations”. Due to an increase in the volume of packages, SingPost’s postmen had to make an extra 20 doorstep deliveries on average daily, as well as work beyond their usual hours, SingPost said in a Facebook post. “We hired extra resources, recalled personnel and activated teams from the corporate office on Saturdays just to meet…

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China 

China to roll back extra tariff on US car imports for three months, in likely boon to Tesla

China will roll back an extra tariff it slapped on US car imports for three months, the State Council, the government cabinet, announced Friday, in a likely boon to US electric car maker Tesla. The tariff will be rolled back to 15 per cent – the tariff now applied to all foreign car imports – from the 40 per cent rate China imposed in July in retaliation for the first round of US tariffs on Chinese imports imposed that month. The reprieve will commence at the start of the new…

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