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Going underground: do plans for Kowloon Park’s subterranean space go far enough?

If you have ever tried to travel across Tsim Sha Tsui, by foot or by road, you know it is far from an easy task. Pedestrian and traffic congestion make covering even short distances troublesome, but a pilot study into the creation of an underground zone beneath Kowloon Park has the potential to ease the overcrowding above ground.According to conceptual plans, three storeys of underground space are designed to alleviate street-level traffic, enhance pedestrian access, and create a diversified… Source link

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Singapore 

Compared: Price plans by Starhub, M1, and Singtel for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, Digital, Singapore News

Look, it’s 2019 — and if you still want to lock yourself down in a two-year phone contract, you do you, fam.  Considering the exorbitant prices of today’s flagship iPhones though, it’s totally understandable if you’d rather forgo SIM-only mobile plans bundled with big data. Perhaps you’re due for a new phone contract anyway. Perhaps your monthly phone bills are being paid for by your employers, so it’s a non-issue.  Whatever the reasons, you’re getting a brand new iPhone 11 this Friday (Sept 20) when Apple’s new devices get released into…

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Singapore 

M1 releases two-year mobile contract price plans for iPhone 11, Digital, Singapore News

M1 is next after StarHub to release the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro prices with their two-year contract-based mobile price plans. For reference, this is how much the phones cost from Apple directly. iPhone 11 mobile price plans – M1   $30Base Plan + $20add-on + $48add-on + $80add-on + $205add-on Data /Talktime /SMS 12GB100 mins100 SMS 17GB200 mins200 SMS 42GB300 mins300 SMS 78GB500 mins500 SMS 112GBUnlimited mins1000 SMS iPhone 11 (64GB) S$770 S$575 S$315 S$70 $0 iPhone 11 (128GB) S$835 S$640 S$380 S$130 $0 iPhone 11 (256B) S$990…

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Grab plans to launch 50 GrabKitchens across Indonesia this year

The food delivery business of ride-hailing firm Grab, Southeast Asia’s most valuable tech unicorn, plans to roll out more than 50 so-called GrabKitchens across Indonesia by the end of this year.GrabKitchens are set up similar to food courts, except that vendors prepare their dishes only for pickup and delivery.“Our source of growth will be driven by GrabKitchens in the second semester of 2019,” said Ichmeralda Rachman, head of marketing at GrabFood and new business for Grab Indonesia, during… Source link

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Singapore 

StarHub first to release iPhone 11 and 11 Pro price plans, Digital, Singapore News

StarHub has dashed ahead to be the first to release iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro prices for their contract-based mobile price plans. If forking out a lump sum for the subsidized phone is still too much, StarHub also allows you to break it down over a 24-month instalment plan. It’s probably not the most cost-efficient option, but it is there if you wish to have a more manageable monthly payout and gun for a higher-tier phone model. For reference, this is how much the phones cost from Apple directly.…

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AB InBev resumes application for Budweiser’s Hong Kong IPO two months after scrapping plans

Anheuser-Busch InBev said on Thursday it is continuing to explore an initial public offering in Hong Kong of its Asia-Pacific unit, Budweiser Brewing Company APAC, two months after saying it will not proceed with the planned listing.The company’s Asia-Pacific unit has resumed its application for the listing of a minority stake of its shares on the Hong Kong stock exchange, it said on Thursday, adding no assurance can be given on whether the transaction will be completed.AB InBev, the world’s… Source link

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Money 

‘It all started from Hong Kong’: two of Southeast Asia’s richest men on early success and the belt and road plan’s future

Two of Southeast Asia’s most prominent members of the Chinese diaspora, businessmen Dhanin Chearavanont and Mochtar Riady, took the stage at the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council’s Belt and Road Summit on Wednesday to reminisce about being early investors on the mainland.The tycoons emphasised their belief in China’s economy and President Xi Jinping, and described how Hong Kong had played an essential role in their early successes – and could do so today for investments related to the… Source link

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Vietnam 

South Korean investors unveil smart urban area plans for Long An Province – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Long An leaders exchange information with experts and South Korean investors about plans to develop a smart agricultural-industrial urban area in the province. — VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — With its excellent geographical location for trade and economic development and the potential to become the country’s leading agricultural hub, Long An Province is ideal for developing a smart urban area, according to experts. Lê Thành, director of the Institute of Organic Agricultural Economics, said as a gateway connecting HCM City and the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta and with its…

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Hong Kong unveils plans to repair damage inflicted by protests on its image as a financial hub

Hong Kong officials and regulators on Tuesday unveiled plans to promote the financial sector in an attempt to reboot confidence in the city as a fundraising centre and a springboard into the Greater Bay Area.The city’s reputation as a global business and financial hub has taken a battering from three months of anti-government rallies that have frequently descended into violent clashes with riot police.The government will introduce measures to encourage more international private equity funds to… Source link

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Military Bank plans 43.2 million ESOP shares in Sep-Oct – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A MBB’s Hoàn Kiếm branch in Hà Nội. MBB is expected to increase its charter capital by 20 per cent to VNĐ25.84 trillion (US$1.1 billion). — VNS Photo Mai Hương HÀ NỘI – Military Bank (MBB) is planning to issue more than 43.2 million shares to its employees under the employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). This number is equal to 2 per cent of the bank’s charter capital. The issue is expected in September or October, based on the list of employees on June 30. The ESOP shares will be…

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