Last Madame , starring Joanne Peh as a brothel owner, has emerged as a winner in the recent Asia Contents Award. The competition was held under the Busan International Film Festival. Best Asian Drama The local, 12-episode TV series won the Best Asian Drama category at the Asia Contents Award (ACA). Last Madame and South Korean drama When the Camellia Blooms shared the award. Peh took to Instagram to announce the news and express her gratitude: "Good news! We won we won — Last Madame is Best Asian Drama at Asia Contents Awards!! It’s been a year and I’m most grateful for having met and worked with the wonderful cast and dedicated crew of Last Madame. Congratulations @ochrepictures, thank you for bringing all of us together." She also shared some photos: View the original post here . Nominees Here were the other nominees for Best Asian Drama: Kingdom S2 Crash Landing on You Hyena The Bad Kids ... » Learn More about Local TV series Last Madame, starring Joanne Peh as brothel owner, wins Best Asian Drama at Korean event
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Remember Ella? No, not the "ella, ella, eh, eh, eh" of Rihanna's hit single many moons ago. We're talking about the robotic barista that can whip up 200 cups of coffee in an hour. Recently, news broke that this efficient brainchild of local start-up Crown Technologies headed by CEO Keith Tan has secured investments to be deployed at selected JR East train stations in time for the Olympics in Japan. Wah. Seh. Other than Ella and Keith who have put our Little Red Dot on the world map, a couple of other Singaporeans have made global headlines for their outstanding achievements in the past year: one heads a world-renowned restaurant, and another has built an architectural marvel on top of an extinct volcano. Read on and be very inspired. Keith Tan Who dat ? Keith is the 41-year-old CEO of Crown Group and former wealth manager turned entrepreneur, and the brains behind Singapore’s first fully autonomous robotic barista. More impressively, he has plans for Ella to even ... » Learn More about They put Singapore on the world map despite pandemic
AT A GLANCE MANILA, Philippines – From a reluctant presidential candidate to someone at the helm of the country for 5 years – simply put, that’s what President Benigno Aquino III has been. With only a year left in Malacanang, has he fulfilled his promises from his 2010 campaign? Aquino’s "Social Contract with the Filipino People" was the platform of his campaign. The document includes a 16-point agenda aimed at creating social and structural change. Rappler reviewed this document to determine how he has fared as president. We classified these 16 points into 7 groups: Corruption, Economy, Poverty, Justice, Overseas Filipino Workers, Peace and Order, and Environment. CORRUPTION From a president who tolerates corruption to a president who is the nation’s first and most determined fighter of corruption. 'Kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap' This has been the battle cry of Aquino since the 2010 ... » Learn More about Part 1: Did Aquino deliver on his promises?
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has ordered two businesses at Amoy Street to cease operations with immediate effect for failing to comply with safe management measures. Mexican restaurant Chico Loco and Moonstone bar had allowed customers to consume alcohol on their premises after 10:30pm, STB said. In addition to the suspension, both establishments have also been issued a composition fine of S$1,000 each. The checks were conducted by on STB’s Enforcement Officers on June 27. The following photos were taken at 10:35pm and 10:37pm : Bar owners explain situation In a Facebook post on June 28, Moonstone announced their fine and indefinite suspension. The bar wanted to warn fellow F&B owners not to take the 10:30pm alcohol ban lightly, and emphasised that there was no "grace period" for customers to finish up their drinks, even if they were served earlier. "The rule states strictly, no consumption on premise after 10:30pm. This is a hard stop and ... » Learn More about Amoy Street Moonstone bar suspended indefinitely after customers caught drinking at 10:35pm, warns others
“The pandemic has pushed consumers worldwide to become more health conscious and focus on the nutritional benefits of foods. This global trend, which we are also seeing in Thailand, creates tremendous new opportunities for food innovations, food safety and organic foods.” Sonklin Ploymee BOI’s Deputy Secretary-General The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on most economies worldwide. Thailand is no exception. However, Thai food exports have become a bright spot, bucking the trend of the country’s overall sliding exports, with the demand for processed and canned foods having held up in these uncertain times. This trend reflects the surge in global demand toward home cooking and ready-to-eat foods in the wake of restrictive measures to contain the pandemic. The resilient export of food and farm products also highlights Thailand’s commitment to R&D and advancements in the application of technology to meet the growing demand of consumers for nutritious and quality food ... » Learn More about FOOD OF THAILAND FOR A FUTURE WORLD