Singapore 

5 spooky tales from Singapore film sets that will give you the chills this Hungry Ghost Festival , Lifestyle, Entertainment, Singapore News

If you’re interested in the dead, don’t be surprised to find out that the dead are just as interested in you — especially if you work in the entertainment industry. Anyone who has ever worked on the set of an Asian movie will tell you that there are rituals and ceremonies that precede the official filming in order to precipitate a smooth shoot. According to one producer I spoke to, film sets are often haunted because spirits in the area are drawn to these sites of entertainment since they lead an otherwise mundane…

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Chinese consumers buy more domestic brands in midyear shopping festival amid trade war

Consumers in China, the world’s largest e-commerce market, have shifted to buying more goods from domestic brands in the country’s annual midyear online shopping festival amid the escalating trade war with the US.Chinese home appliance brands Supor from Hangzhou, Shenzhen-listed Midea Group and Joyoung from Jinan, in Shandong province, saw their combined sales increase fourfold during this week’s 618 shopping festival, compared with a year ago, according to popular group-buying platform… Source link

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Singapore 

Toy Story 4 theme for Children’s Festival at Gardens by the Bay, Lifestyle, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Buzz Lightyear, Woody and other characters from animated film Toy Story will come to life for a new adventure at Gardens by the Bay this weekend. The Toy Story 4-themed Children’s Festival by Gardens by the Bay features a host of family-friendly games and activities and runs from June 15 to 30. This year’s festival, which is in its seventh edition, is part of a three-year collaboration between Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia (Disney). It also comes ahead of the theatrical release…

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Singapore 

Fans upset as Ultra Singapore music festival shifts indoors, Entertainment, Singapore News

Revellers hoping to spend this weekend at outdoor electronic dance music (EDM) festival Ultra Singapore are up in arms after a last-minute change in venue. One of the biggest EDM festival brands in the world, this year’s Ultra Singapore is the fourth edition of the two-day event, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday. It has typically been held at Ultra Park, an open field next to Marina Bay Sands Tower 1, but festival-goers got a rude shock when they received electronic tickets for the event last night indicating…

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Singapore 

World’s biggest gaming festival to debut in Asia in October 2020, Digital, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – In an epic win for the video gaming and esports scene here, Singapore will play host to the first Asian edition of the world’s largest gaming festival, gamescom. Fans and enthusiasts will not have long to wait, as the four-day gamescom asia will be held from Oct 15 to 18 next year. It will consist of a two-day industry gaming conference and a three-day trade and public exhibition, including esports events, a showcase of emerging technologies in video games, as well as gaming workshops, meet-and-greet sessions and cosplay…

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Vietnam 

Ba Na’s Oktoberfest: an attractive, jubilant summer festival – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Inside the Beer Plaza during last year’s Oktoberfest at Bà Nà Hills. Photo Sun Group Where would you hide away from the heat of the summer, drinking cold German beer and immersing yourself in the air of a thrilling festival? It’s not the land of Germany, many hours away from Viet Nam by plane. It’s the beer festival B’estival 2019 at Sun World Ba Na Hills in the central city of Da Nang. Inspired by Germany’s Bavarian beer festival Oktoberfest, B’estival has become one of the country’s top destinations every summer. This year’s beer…

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Singapore 

Eye candy: We talk hip hop with Felix Huang, founder of Asia pacific’s biggest street dance festival, Singapore News

Felix Huang isn’t just a looker. At the humble age of 38, the slender hip-hop educator has already made his mark as one of the forefathers of breakdancing in Singapore. He launched Recognize Studio in 2010 to provide street dance classes for thousands of youths in Singapore, and as a core member of Radikal Forze Crew, helped found Radikal Forze Jam – the biggest street dance festival in the Asia Pacific that saw its latest edition earlier this month. Suffice to say, his passion for dance hasn’t wavered one bit.…

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Vietnam 

Nha Trang hosts first-ever coffee festival – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Foreign visitors taste Vietnamese coffee products at the festival. VNS Photo   HÀ NỘI – More than 20 famous coffee brands in Việt Nam are being showcased at a coffee festival in the central city of Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa Province. The festival is held as part of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)’s programme to promote Vietnamese enterprises’ direct participation in foreign distribution chains. The event is an opportunity for coffee producers to promote their products to coffee lovers, gradually bringing Vietnamese coffee products to the world, its…

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Festival honors female entrepreneurs in Việt Nam – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Facebook, in partnership with the Women’s Initiative for Start-ups and Entrepreneurship (WISE), organised the Women Innovation Festival in Hà Nội on March 30. The event aimed to honour the contributions of women, especially female entrepreneurs, to the country’s socio-economic development and kick-start the third year of #SheMeansBusiness, an initiative that celebrates and empowers women entrepreneurs in Việt Nam. “We are glad to see that many Vietnamese women have overcome barriers and achieved remarkable business results and affirmed their important roles in society.…

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Central Highlands province opens coffee festival, calls for investment – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình speaks at the 2019 Đắk Lắk investment promotion conference held on March 10 in the province. VNS Photo Việt Dũng Viet Nam News Xuân Hiệp & Việt Dũng ĐẮK LẮK — Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình has urged the Central Highlands region to build a Vietnamese coffee brand capable of competing with rivals at home and abroad. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the seventh Buôn Ma Thuột Coffee Festival…

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