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October 28, 2017 4:03 AM Whiff of discontent in Singapore as Malaysia courts Chinese market for its durian

The time is ripe for Malaysian durian growers to enter the Chinese market – but that’s an unpalatable development for Thailand and Singapore It is the “king of fruits”, yet it rules over a deeply divided court. It is an aphrodisiac with an offensive odour, a pungent, ugly and thorn-covered delicacy that tastes so sweet to some, yet smells so foul to others 3

October 27, 2017 2:37 AM First Singapore Botanic Gardens Children's Festival to kick off in November

SINGAPORE: The first Singapore Botanic Gardens Children's Festival will kick off on Nov 11, the National Parks Board (NParks) announced in a media release on Friday (Oct 27). Running for two weeks from Nov 11 to Nov 26, the festival will have a "host of activities lined up for children of all ages" at the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden and around the Singapore 4

October 26, 2017 9:00 PM Spotlight on indoor gardens: Will LED lead the way?

NParks' Community Garden Festival next week aims to help everyone discover the joy of gardening. What to do if there is too much shade and too little sunlight? Samantha Boh finds out if LED lights can be used to garden indoors. Urban farmers here dream of turning the corridors of buildings, their balconies and even living rooms into vegetable patches 5

October 26, 2017 7:00 PM Rome's Trevi fountain runs red after man pours dye in water

ROME - The waters of Rome's Trevi Fountain, one of Italy's top tourist attractions, turned red on Thursday after a man dumped dye into the main pool, a city official said. Police detained the man responsible, a statement from the mayor's office said, as city officials assessed if there had been any damage to the 18th century landmark. The fountain, where 8

October 26, 2017 3:00 AM Month-long learning festival to feature 300 learning activities

SINGAPORE - This year's Lifelong Learning Festival will be expanded from two weeks to a month, as the Government seeks to foster a culture of lifelong learning among Singaporeans. In a press release on Thursday (Oct 26), SkillsFuture Singapore - which supports the festival - said the public can take part in more than 300 learning activities across Singapore 6

October 25, 2017 10:18 AM Malaysian man dies in bizarre 'human steaming' stunt

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian Taoist medium has died while performing a "human steaming" stunt which involved him sitting on top of a bubbling wok covered by a giant metal lid, reports said Wednesday (Oct 25). Lim Ba, 68, suffered a heart attack and burns after attempting to perform the elaborate ritual during a Taoist festival at a Chinese temple late Monday 6

October 23, 2017 11:35 AM As triumphant Philippine soldiers return from Marawi, Duterte says treat them well as other fights loom

TACLOBAN CITY, PHILIPPINES (THE PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Soldiers have started to return to their mother units in the Visayas as the fighting in Marawi City winds down. He told a crowd of 5,000 gathered at the Bacolod public plaza on Sunday (Oct 22) night for the culmination of the MassKara Festival that returning soldiers must be welcomed 3

October 18, 2017 5:41 AM Big-name jury picked for Singapore film fest

Shekhar Kapur, the director of Oscar-winning film “Elizabeth”, has confirmed he will be heading the international jury at the 28th Singapore International Film Festival’s Asian Feature Film Competition. An established film director with a strong presence in both Indian and Western Cinema, Kapur has previously served on the jury of the 63rd Cannes Film Festival 13

October 17, 2017 6:52 AM Malaysia police seize explosives and arrest 3 behind plot to attack beer festival

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's police chief said on Tuesday (Oct 17) five improvised explosive devices (IED) have been seized following last week's arrest of three men in the Malaysian state of Kelantan, who were plotting to attack the now-cancelled Better Beer Festival in Kuala Lumpur, The Star reported. Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohamad Fuzi Harun 3

October 17, 2017 6:15 AM Cops link suspected beer fest attack plotter to Puchong bombing gang

IGP Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun earlier today confirmed that three men were arrested for planning to attack the Beer Festival, houses of worship and entertainment outlets in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. ― Picture by Yusof Mat IsaKUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — One of three men suspected of planning an attack on the cancelled Better Beer Festival in Kuala Lumpur 3