With the number of Gacha games flooding the market, the need for something more peculiar and unique would be required to sweep the market off its feet, and Campus Play has the right combination of beauty and romance to make that move, hoping that audiences will want to relive all their memorable years back in college, with this new mobile dating simulation and Gacha mash-up. Campus Play is a Gacha card collecting and turn-based combat mobile game that introduces campus romance stories into the mix, and from the artwork, it's all about the ladies. With a unique dating simulation system, turn-based battle mechanics and an enthralling story - players can dive into the thrilling combat gameplay, exciting Gacha draws and electrifying dating moments with its variety of campus characters. The game starts innocently enough, where players can take a morning walk in the park, attend orientation parties or go for a date at the art centre with their campus crushes. Players can look ... » Learn More about Mobile gacha dating simulation ‘Campus Play’ opens for pre-registration
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DAILY RIDE. Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua arrives at the Neda on a bicycle. PHOTO FROM CHUA INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT MANILA, Philippines—As he now bikes to work from his Ortigas home to the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) office in Pasig City, acting Neda chief and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua is urging more bicycle lanes and other measures to encourage workers to bike to work to beat the lack of public transportation. Chua told the Inquirer on Monday (March 8) that the last time he regularly rode a bike was back in his high school years, “then my bike got old and I never got to do it again.” But since he was designated by President Rodrigo Duterte to head Neda in 2020, Chua said he resumed biking “partly for health reasons, to make me exercise more.” Chua got for himself a beginner, folding Tern bike, noting that bikes in general are less expensive than cars—one can buy them for as low as P4,000, to as high as ... » Learn More about Neda chief speaks from experience, urges more, safer bicycle lanes
SINGAPORE - Travellers flying with Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be able to view their Covid-19 test results and use them to check in at Changi Airport with a single app, potentially paving the way for travel without stay-home notices and quarantine. The software has been developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to make travel more seamless amid the pandemic. It works by integrating Covid-19 testing with passengers' boarding credentials. SIA is the world's first airline to use IATA's Travel Pass in a trial, which will begin with passengers flying from Singapore to London from March 15 to 28. If this proves a success, the app could could be rolled out globally. SIA said on Monday (March 8) that the trial could allow it to use the framework for its own SingaporeAir mobile app as early as mid-2021. "Participants will have full control over how their personal information is shared, as the data is stored locally in the mobile phone and not in any central ... » Learn More about SIA trials app for Covid-19 test booking and check-in
Police arrest four WeVo guards on the fifth storey of the parking building at Major Ratchayothin on Saturday. (TLHR photos) The Criminal Court has denied bail for Piyarat “Toto” Chongthep, leader of Ratsadon guards, but allowed 14 other people held on Saturday to temporarily walk free. Police held at least 48 guards and people in an eventful arrest at a shopping mall on Saturday afternoon. Of them, 30 were later released on the same day without charges. The remaining 18, including two 17-year-olds and a surgeon, were detained overnight at the Border Patrol Police Region 1 in Pathum Thani. The charges against them came on Sunday. Police claimed the WeVo (We Volunteer) group, led by Mr Piyarat, was an illegal association. It was an assembly of more than five, hid its methods of operations, divided its responsibilities and aimed to commit illegal acts. According to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (THLR), whose lawyers represent them, police claimed to have received intelligence ... » Learn More about Bail denied for WeVo guard leader
More than 700 individuals take refuge at the Alcala Gymnasium in Cagayan. MANILA, Philippines — The spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in evacuation centers after a series of typhoons whipped the country is a looming concern, the Department of Health said Monday. “That’s a possibility. Hindi natin yan ikakaila (We won;t deny it),” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in an online media forum when asked if the department is expecting a surge in COVID-19 cases. “Nasa isang lugar na magkakasama ang mga tao especially talagang mayroong crowding tapos hindi sila magco-comply sa minimum standards like wearing of mask, nandyan ‘yung posibilidad,” she added. (They are crowded in one place and may not comply with minimum health standards like wearing a face mask, so there is that possibility.) Health Undersecretary Rosario Vergeire. (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / EDWIN BACASMAS) She said DOH has deployed safety officers in evacuation centers to ... » Learn More about DOH to evacuees: Beware of COVID-19 infection
Anti-government demonstrators in Thailand led by the Free People group are demanding the government dissolve parliament. While people rallied against the government many expats were watching and weighed in their thoughts. The Free People group gather at the Democracy Monument on Ratchadamnoen Avenue on Aug 16th, to protests against Thailand’s pro-military government. In front of Democracy Monument under police guard was a grey-haired foreigner in a blue T-shirt and shorts. He wore sandals and carried a backpack. He looks like a tourist, but he said he is “observing” the pro-democracy protest which has become the largest anti-government rally since the military coup six years ago. Student-led protests have spread nationwide since July 18. On Aug 16, over 10,000 protesters braved the searing heat to join the demonstration led by the Free People group to demand the dissolution of parliament, seek changes to the military-backed constitution, and end government harassment of ... » Learn More about Expats in Thailand Weigh in on Anti-Government Protests
On Tuesday Thailand’s health department has reported 58 Covid-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic as the Government eases lockdown measures. Thailand’s government has done a great job of controlling the Covid-19 outbreak in the Country. However one might ask at what cost to its people. Since the lockdowns began, people have been driven to desperation by the unprecedented economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Suicides during covid-19 lockdown Furthermore the number of Thais committing suicide to escape their hardship has skyrocketed. According to a research paper commissioned by the Office of the Committee for the Promotion of Science suicides have risen substantially since the national lockdown measures were in put in place. The research was conducted by a group of academics from Chiang Mai, Chulalongkorn, Thammasat, Thaksin, Khon Kaen and Burapha universities, based on press reports published during the first three weeks of April. The report says that there were ... » Learn More about Was Thailand’s Lockdown More Deadly than the Covid-19 Virus?
SINGAPORE - Parliament's annual debate on the spending plans of the Government and various ministries ended on Monday (March 8). Here are 11 key themes which emerged. 1. Cushioning petrol duty hikes As part of measures to shift towards a greener and sustainable Singapore for all generations, petrol duty rates will be raised by 15 cents per litre for premium petrol and 10 cents per litre for intermediate petrol. The Government will set aside $113 million to provide rebates for petrol and petrol-hybrid vehicles, to ease the transition following the hike. There will be a 15 per cent road tax rebate for owners of private cars for one year, and a 60 per cent rebate for those owning motorcycles. Owners of commercial vehicles will get a 100 per cent tax rebate for a year. Additional petrol duty rebates for motorcycles, taxis and private-hire cars will be introduced by the middle of this year, with more details to be released next month. Taken together, these measures ... » Learn More about Budget debate at a glance: Transforming Singapore for a post-Covid-19 future
There are quite a few changes coming into effect today around many of the Thai provinces. Some types of businesses will be re-opening and some restrictions are being lifted. The new measures go into effect TODAY. Here is a list from the National News Bureau of Thailand… Maximum control (Dark Red) : Samut Sakhon The following locations will remain closed: Pubs, bars, karaoke and all entertainment venues Boxing training camps, indoor gyms and fitness centres Amulet shops- Spa, massage outlets and similar establishments Schools, educational institutions and tutorial schools Amusement parks, playgrounds Gaming arcades Internet cafes Exhibitions, meeting halls and other gathering venues Bus terminals The following locations can continue operating under strict preventive measures: Flea markets (social distancing measures must be in place and customers limited) Restaurants can operate until 9pm but are not allowed to serve alcohol Malls and ... » Learn More about Changes to Thai provincial Covid zones – what’s re-opening today?
MANILA, Philippines – Staying connected has been pretty high on our list of priorities nowadays. Most of us have shifted a lot of our work and play online. We now pay our bills, do shopping, and work from home, among many other activities. Given our current situation, we saw the power of connectivity to navigate the next normal. And we continuously see the growing dependence of Filipinos on this. GOMO changes the game in connectivity This is what GOMO, the latest fully digital brand in the country, is all about. Changing the game in connectivity, GOMO aims to provide simplicity and innovation to Filipinos with its three game-changers—a Fully Digital Experience, No Expiry Data, and ‘Mo Creds. In a nutshell, GOMO is making the whole telco experience brutally simple. Eric Leif Tanbauco, Head of GOMO, explained that the digital brand was created specifically for today’s digital natives who utilize digital solutions in their work and play. “Reinventing our business model ... » Learn More about GOMO changes the game in connectivity