Strong earthquake shakes southern Philippines World

Strong earthquake shakes southern Philippines

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Davao city on the Philippines’ Mindanao island on December 15, killing a 6-year-old girl and injuring 14 others, according to latest reports.
Hanoi charming with unique architecture Culture - Sports

Hanoi charming with unique architecture

Hanoi, a charming city with a history of over one thousand years, is the convergence of cultural and historical essences of Vietnam. Its charm partly derives from oriental and French-style architecture, both ancient and modern, that will exist forever over time.
HCM City ‘surprisingly new’ in New York Times story Travel

HCM City ‘surprisingly new’ in New York Times story

“For a place with so much history – decades of wartime and occupation have left their scars – Ho Chi Minh City feels surprisingly new,” the New York Times Style Magazine starts in a recently-published story about the “vibrant, stylish, youthful” city.
Quake-related deaths in Philippines reach 20 World

Quake-related deaths in Philippines reach 20

Total fatalities in earthquakes in the Philippines since October 16 have reached 20, with at least five deaths reported in the magnitude 6.5 quake that shook Cotabato province in Mindanao on October 31 morning.
Singapore plans to step up solar energy production ASEAN

Singapore plans to step up solar energy production

Singapore has set a target of stepping up its solar capacity by more than seven times from the current level, and increasing the current output of 260 megawatt-peak (MWp) to 2 gigawatt-peak (GWp) by 2030.
Ancient city seeks ways to improve tourism quality Travel

Ancient city seeks ways to improve tourism quality

The ancient city of Hoi An is being challenged by mass tourism, traffic congestion, underdeveloped waste management, vendors, street food quality and poor design and operation of homestays that have badly impacted the UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Site.