- Philippines volcanic eruption poses further threats
Erupting volcano still threatening lives despite weaker emissions and fewer tremors.
Al Jazeera. Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:11:12 GMT.
- Huge Philippines Volcano Blasts Ash 9 Miles Up As Satellites Watch (Video)
The Taal volcano eruption in the Philippines this week sent ash plumes 9 miles (14 kilometers) into the air, new satellite imagery shows.
Live Science. Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:37:35 +0000.
- SoftBank to invest $40 billion for new Indonesia capital
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Japan's SoftBank is offering to invest $30 billion to $40 billion in the development of a new Indonesian capital, an official said Friday. ...
Edna Tarigan. Washington Times. Fri, 17 Jan 2020 06:01:19 -0500.
- Thailand announces a SECOND case of Chinese coronavirus that has killed two people
Thailand has found a second case of the new Chinese coronavirus. The 74-year-old woman was from the Chinese city of Wuhan, where 41 cases of 'unexplained pneumonia' have been reported.
Daily Mail. Fri, 17 Jan 2020 09:44:22 +0000.
- Fusion Hotel Group opens Fusion Suites Vung Tau in the South of Vietnam
Fusion's newest hotel, Fusion Suites Vung Tau, is set to open on January 24th, 2020 in southern Vietnam's popular coastal playground. ...
Hsyndicate. Fri, 17 Jan 2020 10:11:02 +0200.
- Airbus A220 Or Embraer E2 Likely For Malaysia Airlines As It Suspends 737 MAX Deliveries
Now MAS could instead be better served by a fleet of smaller Airbus A220 or Embraer E2s complementing 737s, but not all 25 MAX aircraft MAS ordered.
By Will Horton, Contributor. Forbes. Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:19:17 +0000.
- Chinese president heads to Myanmar for crucial state visit
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) - China's President Xi Jinping was given a lavish welcome to Myanmar as he arrived Friday for a state visit meant to deepen bilateral relations at a critical time. ...
Aung Shine Oo and Pyae Sone Win. Washington Times. Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:16:55 -0500.
- Vietnam War veteran gets unexpected help from Berwyn community after calling crisis hotline
With little more than the clothes on his back, a Vietnam War veteran called a hotline for help after moving to suburban Berwyn last week.
Cate Cauguiran. ABC News. Fri, 17 Jan 2020 02:09:34 +0000.
- Taal volcano lake all but gone in eruption
Satellites continue to monitor the Philippines volcano which has experienced a lull in activity.
BBC News. Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:17:42 GMT.
- Moshe Safdie: Architect's Singapore 'Jewel' Redefined the Shopping Mall
AIA Gold Medalist’s sparkling gem, with its vast garden paradise under glass, redefines the shopping mall.
Engineering News-Record. Thu, 16 Jan 2020 10:50:00 -0500.
- Dong Tam village: Anger in Vietnam over deadly 'land grab' raid
Different versions of events have emerged after a huge security operation and an unexplained death.
BBC News. Thu, 16 Jan 2020 05:40:28 GMT.
- U.N. Court: Ruling To Be Issued Next Week In Rohingya Genocide Case
In November, Gambia filed a lawsuit with the International Court of Justice accusing Myanmar of a brutal crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority.
Bobby Allyn. NPR. Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:06:53 -0500.
- Bigo Live Opens up Life -- Changing Opportunities for Budding Broadcasters
SINGAPORE, Jan. 14, 2020 -- In today's world of intense social noise and competition, a Singapore-based platform has managed to successfully integrate the social world with reality. ...
PR Newswire. Tue, 14 Jan 2020 12:10:00 +0000.
- Fears over bigger eruption as Philippines volcano spews lava into sky
A volcano near the capital of the Philippines has spewed ash and lava into the sky, possibly portending a bigger and more dangerous eruption.
Irish Independent. Tue, 14 Jan 2020 12:00:27 +0000.
- Sanders, Khanna Fear Iran May Be New Vietnam
The best way to avoid a war with Iran is to use politics, according to Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif.
Newsmax. Mon, 13 Jan 2020 21:57:56 EDT.
- Myanmar begins review of minimum wage
The Myanmar Government has begun its bi-annual review of the country's minimum wage with a view to a potential increase later this year.
Just Style. Mon, 13 Jan 2020 12:33:00 GMT.
- From the Archives, 1969: Normie Rowe heads for Vietnam
Normie Rowe, pop singer, had enjoyed a string of hits in Australia when he was called for up for National Service. At age 21, he left home to serve in Vietnam.
Sydney Morning Herald. Mon, 13 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +1100.
- Ten New Bird Species and Subspecies Found in Indonesia
Previous bird-collecting expeditions never trekked inland, leaving a treasure trove of undiscovered warblers and leaftoilers
Smithsonian. Fri, 10 Jan 2020 20:01:41 +0000.
- Novel avian species: 10 new bird taxa in islands of Wallacea
A research team found five bird species and five subspecies new to science in three small island groups off Sulawesi, Indonesia. ...
Science Daily. Fri, 10 Jan 2020 09:38:33 EST.
- IFEX 2020 set for March 12-15 in Jakarta
The upcoming Indonesia International Furniture Expo is being held from March 12-15 at the Jakarta International Expo. The post IFEX 2020 set for March 12-15 in Jakarta appeared first on Furniture Today.
Furniture Today Staff. Furniture Today. Thu, 09 Jan 2020 12:00:51 +0000.
The nations of Southeast Asia include the mainland nations of Cambodia,
Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as the island nations
of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and
Timor-Leste. Browse the national government websites listed below
for additional news and information about the Southeast Asian countries.
The State of Brunei's
capital city is Bandar Seri Begawan, and its national currency
is the Brunei Dollar. The primary languages used in Brunei
are Malay and English, and the country's estimated population in 2007
The State of Cambodia's
capital city is Phnom Penh, and its currency
is the Riel. Khmer is the official language of Cambodia, and in
2007, the nation's estimated population was 13,996,000.
The Republic of Indonesia's capital city is Jakarta, and its currency
is the Rupiah. Bahasa Indonesia is the country's official language,
and Indonesia's estimated population in 2007 was 234,694,000.
The Lao People's Democratic Republic's capital city is Vientiane, and
its currency is the Kip. The official language of Laos is Lao,
and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 6,522,000.
Malaysia's capital city is Kuala Lumpur,
and its currency is the Malaysian Dollar. Bahasa Malaysia is the
country's primary language, and in 2007, Malaysia's estimated population
The Union of Myanmar
is also known as Burma. Myanmar's capital city is Rangoon, and
its currency is the Kyat. Burmese is the nation's primary language,
and in 2007, Myanmar's estimated population was 47,374,000.
The Republic of the Philippines'
capital city is Manila, and its currency is the Philippine Peso.
The country's primary languages are Filipino and English, and in 2007,
the estimated population of the Philippines was 91,077,000.
The Republic of Singapore's capital city
is Singapura, and its currency is the Singapore Dollar. Chinese and
English are the most widely used languages in Singapore, and in 2007, the
Republic's estimated population was 4,553,000.
The Kingdom of Thailand's
capital city is Bangkok, and its currency is the Baht. Thai is the
official language of Thailand, whose estimated population was 65,068,000
The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste's capital city is Dili, and its
currency is the US Dollar. Portuguese and Tetum are the primary
languages used in Timor-Leste, whose estimated population in 2007
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam's capital city is Hanoi, and its
currency is the Dong. The primary language of Vietnam is
Vietnamese, and in 2007, the country's estimated population