Indian passenger in Nepal plane crash livestreams last seconds of his life

The Straits Times / Asia News Network 01/18/2023

NEW DELHI – A passenger from India recorded in a livestream the last seconds before a plane he was on crashed in the city of Pokhara, in Nepal. A video that has gone viral in India showed Mr Sonu…

Philippines, South Korea among most expensive countries for travelers to withdraw from ATM

The Straits Times / Asia News Network 12/07/2022

SINGAPORE – The Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand are the most expensive countries for travelers to withdraw cash at ATMs, according to fresh data from fintech giant Wise released on Tuesday. Average ATM fees in these countries…

Apple’s floating glass store to open at Marina Bay Sands on Sept. 10

The Straits Times / Asia News Network 09/09/2020

SINGAPORE — Apple unveiled its world’s first floating spherical store at Marina Bay Sands on Tuesday (Sept 8) in a preview for the media before its official opening on Thursday. Surrounded by emerald waters and built entirely of glass,…

Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 aboard crash lands at Kerala airport

The Straits Times / Asia News Network 08/08/2020

Updated 01:43 a.m., August 8, 2020 MALAPPURAM – At least 15 people are said to have died when an Air India Express flight crash-landed and split into two on Friday (Aug 7) night after skidding off a…

PH posts record daily rise in coronavirus cases, could become Southeast Asia’s new epicenter

The Straits Times / Asia News Network 08/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines could soon become the new epicenter for the coronavirus pandemic in Southeast Asia, as it reported another record single-day jump in infections on Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020. The grim news came on…

New face of worship: Online prayer bookings, talks and classes for mosques in Singapore

The Straits Times / Asia News Network 07/19/2020

SINGAPORE — Mr Mohamed Fadly was delighted when he secured a slot online for a Friday prayer service at the mosque three weeks ago. It was the first time the 37-year-old had stepped into a mosque since…

Coronavirus: What China got right in preventing a second wave

The Straits Times / Asia News Network 07/19/2020

SINGAPORE — When there was a sudden outbreak of coronavirus infections at a wholesale market in Beijing last month, there were fears that China was about to face a second wave of the pandemic after having successfully contained it.…

Coronavirus: ‘Pharmacy of the world’ India in overdrive

The Straits Times / Asia News Network 06/07/2020

NEW DELHI — India’s ability to deliver cost-effective and quality generic drugs, such as those that helped millions living with HIV, earned it the reputation of being the “pharmacy of the world”. This attribute has come into…

Singapore to propose law to enable virtual marriage solemnizations amid COVID-19 outbreak

The Straits Times / Asia News Network 04/26/2020

SINGAPORE – Couples may have their marriages solemnized virtually from next month amid the coronavirus outbreak, if a coming Bill gets passed by Parliament. Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee wrote on Facebook that a…

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.