Dec 5, 2016

JR East opens first overseas cafe in Singapore

East Japan Railway Co. opened its first cafe overseas in Singapore on Sunday with an eye to setting up more such cafes in Southeast Asia. The travel-themed Japan Rail Cafe is located on the first floor of the newly completed Tanjong Pagar Centre, the ...

China protests to Singapore over troop carriers in Taiwan

Nov 28, 2016

China protests to Singapore over troop carriers in Taiwan

China said on Monday it had lodged a protest with Singapore after Singaporean armored troop carriers were seized by Hong Kong customs en route back from Taiwan, as a state-owned newspaper warned against Singapore’s “hypocrisy.” The nine troop carriers were impounded in Hong Kong ...

Singapore armored vehicles seized by Hong Kong customs

Nov 24, 2016

Singapore armored vehicles seized by Hong Kong customs

Armored vehicles and equipment belonging to the Singapore military were seized by Hong Kong customs at a major port in the city after arriving from Taiwan, Singapore’s defense ministry said Thursday. Without mentioning Taiwan, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement that a ...

Sep 25, 2016

16 pregnant women infected with Zika in Singapore

A total of 16 pregnant women in Singapore are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, local media reported Saturday. The Ministry of Health is exploring plans to set up a national surveillance program to monitor the development of babies born to Zika-infected women, the ...

Bangkok reports 21 new locally transmitted Zika cases

Sep 12, 2016

Bangkok reports 21 new locally transmitted Zika cases

The Thai Health Ministry has confirmed 21 locally transmitted cases of Zika infection in central Bangkok, local media reported Sunday. According to the Japanese Embassy, no Japanese are among the cases, which were all recorded in the capital’s Sathorn District, where many office complexes ...