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Putrajaya Weekend Getaway

Putrajaya Weekend Getaway

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ABOUT MALAYSIA Timezone : GMT +08:00 Currency: Ringgit Malaysia (RM or MYR) Plug adapter: ACCOMMODATION Went for a short weekend getaway and stayed at Palm Garden Hotel, Putrajaya. This would be my second time staying at this hotel. Reason for … Continue reading

Backstreet eats: 24 hours with chef Luke Nguyen in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Backstreet eats: 24 hours with chef Luke Nguyen in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Good Food

Chef, author and television star Luke Nguyen leads an insider's tour of Ho Chi Minh City.

10 street food dishes you have to try in Ho Chi Minh City

10 street food dishes you have to try in Ho Chi Minh City


The Independent

With vendors selling specialty dishes daily on every street corner, you don’t stay hungry for long in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City.

Stock Photo - Street Food Night Market Ho Chi Minh City Center (HCMC) Saigon ( dizzying high octane city of trade commerce and culture) Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Stock Photo - Street Food Night Market Ho Chi Minh City Center (HCMC) Saigon ( dizzying high octane city of trade commerce and culture) Socialist Republic of Vietnam


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A review of our “Foodie” tour by a renown New York Chef

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Here is an excerpt from the food diary of Mario Tolentino, a New York Chef and winner of The Food Network’s “Chopped” in 2010.  Mr. Tolentino, a street food fanatic, decided to take part in our “Foodie” tour on August 6th, 2011.  He was kind enough to send his review of “The Lunch Lady” and…

Name release – Marsden Point crash

by Live News @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: New Zealand Police Headline: Name release – Marsden Point crash Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: Name release – Marsden Point crash Sunday, 11 February 2018 – 11:31am Police can now name the two people who were killed in a crash at Marsden Point, Northland on Friday 9 February. They were Porsche Nepia (31) and […]

Philips Warehouse Sales December 2016

Philips Warehouse Sales December 2016

by farahzulkifly @ Farah Zulkifly

Date: 2 – 3 December 2016 Time: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm Location: Axis Business Campus, Lot 13A & Lot 13B, Jalan 225, Section 51A, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

TOP 5 REASONS TO VISIT HO CHI MINH CITY DURING TET

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

Lunar New Year, or more commonly known as Tet, is a wondrous and prosperous time in Vietnam, and is an event that is anticipated throughout the year!  It marks the arrival of spring, a brand new start for many of life’s endeavours, and is a time to appreciate and spend time with family.  If you…

Improved understanding of liquefaction effects on shallow foundations for enhanced aseismic design

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Improved understanding of liquefaction effects on shallow foundations for enhanced aseismic design Nawawi Chouw, Rolando Orense, Gonzalo Barrios, Tam Larkin, University of Auckland  (EQC funded project 14/662) Non-Technical Abstract This experimental research project was carried out to determine the response of saturated sandy soil to strong […]

Was the Million Dollar Mouse project successful?

by Live News @ LiveNews.co.nz

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Was the Million Dollar Mouse project successful? After 18 long months, the wait is finally over. In just over one week’s time, the team is heading back to the Antipodes Islands to discover the outcome of the Million Dollar Mouse project. The Antipodes Islands. Photo: […]

The Cow Head Taco Philosopher King of Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

Oaxaca is full of great street eats, including this delightful philosophizing taco vendor who makes tacos de cabeza (cow head tacos).

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Winners of Innovate Festival Creative Contest 2017 Announced

by MIL OSI @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Media Outreach Headline: Winners of Innovate Festival Creative Contest 2017 Announced The Blue Girl Beer Campaigncreated by a joint tertiary student team from PolyU, PolyU Speed and CityUniversity scoops the Gold Award HONG KONG, CHINA – MediaOutReach – 12th February 2018 – The second annual Innovative Festival Creative Contest organisedby JCDecaux Transport has successfully […]

The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you’re like us and got the Vietnamese habit of waking up with the sun and a cup of cà phê sữa đá, you probably have already your favorite Phở or Bánh Mì joint that will help you start the day in ease. For most...

Cust woman Anna James-Revell still missing

by Live News @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: New Zealand Police Headline: Cust woman Anna James-Revell still missing Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: Cust woman Anna James-Revell still missing Friday, 9 February 2018 – 5:14pm Please attribute to Detective Inspector Darryl Sweeney Police are still concerned for the well-being of Anna James-Revell  of Cust who has been missing  for five days. […]

The Vietnamese Dishes Eaten By the Rich and Famous

by Peter Cowan @ HOTTABLE

If a $6 dinner was good enough for a sitting US President, what do the rest of the world’s good and great eat when visiting Vietnam?

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Social cost of road crashes and injuries publication

by Live News @ LiveNews.co.nz

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry of Transport – Release/Statement Headline: Social cost of road crashes and injuries publication The 2017 social cost of road crashes and injuries update shows the total social cost of motor vehicle injury crashes in 2016. This is estimated at $4.17 billion The social cost of a road crash and the […]

Labour’s 100 days fails farmers

by Live News @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: National Party – Headline: Labour’s 100 days fails farmers Labour’s first 100 days in Government has earnt it a dismal report card as far as farmers are concerned, National’s Primary Industries spokesperson Nathan Guy says. “The Labour-led coalition has been in government for over 100 days now, yet all they have to show for […]

Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

Vietnam is seeing more and more visitors each year, with the actual number of tourists per year reaching well over 6 million.  Some areas in Vietnam, such as Halong Bay, Sapa, and Hoi An, are very beautiful but also packed with tourists year round.  Fortunately, if you want to get away from the crowds, you…

Organic Raw Food at “Mimi’s Menagerie”

by Catherine @ HOTTABLE

While global hunger persists, 40% of the world’s crops are fed to cattle. We speak to Mimi’s Raw Pantry owner and animal lover Imiin Ng about how veganism can help save the planet.

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From Sweden To Phu Quoc With Love

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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  From sweden To Phu Quoc with love We recently caught up with a newly engaged couple from Sweden who visited Phu Quoc in 2017.  The following is their account of the island. Interview Tell us a little about yourself. Who are you and where are you from? → My name is Mikael Bellon and my fiances name is Sarita Sihvonen, ... Read More

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New Ben Thanh Street Food Market Sizzles Saigon

New Ben Thanh Street Food Market Sizzles Saigon


Phu Quoc

Explore Saigon's newest foodie paradise, the Ben Thanh Street Food Market! Located in Ho Chi Minh City District 1 near the famous market. Learn more!

Spinal Taps, a Burglary, and a Legal Nomads Hiatus

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

Legal Nomads is on hold for the time being.

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Crash at Manakau, Horowhenua

by Live News @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: New Zealand Police Headline: Crash at Manakau, Horowhenua Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: Crash at Manakau, Horowhenua Sunday, 11 February 2018 – 5:47pm Police are advising of delays on SH 1 at Manakau following a crash just after 5pm. A car has collided with a power pole near Tatum Park. Emergency services are […]

Best Photos of 2016 & Plans for the Coming Year

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

11 of my best photos this year, as decided by readers.

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DHL to offer more secure shipment service in Indonesia

by MIL OSI @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Media Outreach Headline: DHL to offer more secure shipment service in Indonesia With Authorized Economic Operator (AEO)certification, customers can benefit from cost savings, in addition to qualitylogistics services JAKARTA, INDONESIA – Media OutReach– 12February 2018 – DHL GlobalForwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group,has obtained an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) […]

Save Charter Schools Rally, Sunday 11 February 2018

by Live News @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: ACT Party Headline: Save Charter Schools Rally, Sunday 11 February 2018 Facebook0 Twitter “This Sunday, Jacinda Ardern and Chris Hipkins will hear directly from students and parents who are devastated by their decision to close Partnership Schools”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The Government this week decided to disregard the popularity and success of […]

Wakanui Grill Dining – Steakhouse Using Meats From New Zealand And Cooking Techniques Of Japan, At Marina One

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

On the 4th level of the rather futuristic looking (like off a Hollywood set) of Marina One lies two glass capsules. One of them contains Wakanui Grill Dining, an 86-seater restaurant which features steak and lamb from New Zealand. Wakanui, a New Zealand term meaning “to canoe over the land of plenty”’ is a grill restaurant concept that showcases the best available meats from the country. Its first outlet opened in Tokyo in 2011, and its success soon meant the opening of its second outlet there, focusing on lamb chops. Therefore, you could also find some Japanese influences in the menu over in Singapore’s outlet. The stars and the essence of the restaurant are therefore the New Zealand Ocean Beef and Wakanui Spring Lamb, which are grilled over Japan-sourced Binchotan charcoal in the centrally-placed, open kitchen. Starters included Neck Clam Soup ($12), Steamed Green Lip New Zealand Mussels ($22), Hot Smoked Salmon ($24), Seasonal Hassun ($32), Kikorangi Blue Cheese Caesar ($22) and Green Salad ($16) I was recommended by the service manager the Wakanui Spring Lamb Chop ($8) as the starter, and it turned out to be quite exceptional. The lamb had intense flavour and retained its natural juiciness, without the usual gaminess lamb would have. In fact, this would count as one of the most tender lamb chops I ever had. The Wakanui Spring Lamb are raised for approximately six months on the lush and highly nutritious spring pastures, with meat then aged for around four weeks until reaching its peak flavour. This process would ensure that the optimum flavour and texture of the lamb can be enjoyed year-round. In terms of the Ocean Beef, there were choices of 21 Days Dry-aged Bone-in-Ribeye ($199 for 1000g), Ribeye Cut ($79 for 350g, $109 for 500g), or Sirloin ($72 for 350g,...

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Name release – fatal crash in Burwood, Christchurch

by Live News @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: New Zealand Police Headline: Name release – fatal crash in Burwood, Christchurch Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: Name release – fatal crash in Burwood, Christchurch Monday, 12 February 2018 – 6:18am Police can now release the name of the motorcyclist who died on Friday 9 February following a crash on Queen Elizabeth Drive […]

Thrillable Hours: Lebawit Lily Girma, Author and Photographer

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

The next in my alternative careers for lawyers series: interview with guidebook author and photographer Lebawit Lily Girma.

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House Of Chay’s Lifestyle Products For The Conscious Consumer

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

The conscious consumer movement is spreading across the globe. Buyers are better informed than ever about supply chain practices, and they’re demanding transparency. Sustainability and ethical practices are at the core of their concerns and in Vietnam, the movement’s been fed by scares around cups of fake coffee, sedative-fed pigs, and chemically-ripened fruit. On the […]

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Police seeking John Charles Kenneth Jones

by Live News @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: New Zealand Police Headline: Police seeking John Charles Kenneth Jones Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: Police seeking John Charles Kenneth Jones Thursday, 8 February 2018 – 4:46pm Hastings Police are looking for 48-year-old John Charles Kenneth Jones who has a warrant to arrest in relation to a serious assault that occurred in Hastings on […]

Conquering Mount Fansipan the Right Way (Tallest Mountain in Vietnam)

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

Mount Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam and Indochina peninsula, located in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. It was once only visited by adventure seekers fit enough to make the strenuous hike, but now this mountain offers a few different experiences for all types of travelers. Regardless of the new tram that brings […]

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Bird’s Nest Soup – Is it Really a Miracle Cure?

by Gerry Flynn @ HOTTABLE

The image you’ve got in your head – yes, I know the one – of twigs and branches floating about a bowl of tomato soup like some sort of navy battle re-enactment are of course wrong.

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What’s the Deal with Kombucha?

by Julia Solervicens @ HOTTABLE

If that mouth-watering description hasn’t convinced you yet, many have hailed it to be the ultimate health brew.

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Celebrating Vietnamese Lunar New Year In Hanoi – A Comprehensive Tet Guide

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

You might have heard that most businesses close during Tet in Hanoi, and that you won’t find a place to enjoy a slow dinner over the grill, let alone the charms of the city. But take it from a local, don’t worry! This thousand-year-old capital can show you a traditional Tet in Vietnam if you […]

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Sherloft: An Instagrammable Hostel in Chiang Mai, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

When looking for accommodations, the most important things for us are value, cleanliness, and location. When we find a place like Sherloft that's stylish on top of all that, it's a major plus. Highly recommended in Chiang Mai.

How to Celebrate Tet in Nha Trang (Comprehensive Guide)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Are you wondering at which place you will feel our special Vietnamese holiday, Tet Nguyen Dan, the most? Look no further than the Red River Delta of Vietnam. According to Professor Luong Duc Hien, the word “Tet” is a unit of weather in a year. Since 4,000 years ago, Vietnam has been developing the system, in which one […]

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Shell collaborates with Oath to launch next phase of its “Make the Future” campaign

by MIL OSI @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Media Outreach Headline: Shell collaborates with Oath to launch next phase of its “Make the Future” campaign Global deal uses breadth of Oath’s content &distribution capabilities to connect with energy-engaged millennials acrossfive markets SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 12 February 2018 – Today, Oath announces a global deal with Mediacom and Shell to takethe energy […]

Mauricio Alves’ Chameleonic Gema Architecture And Interior Design

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Gema’s General Director, Mauricio Alves, works with his multinational team in a house style defined by its indefinability. The architecture and interior design company were commissioned to design Le Club Bar at the historic Hanoi Sofitel Legend Metropole, NAMO’s artisanal Italian pizzeria, El Gaucho’s macho neo-industrial Argentinian steakhouses, and the Maharajah’s palace opulence of Tajmasago Indian […]

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Feature Synopsis of Asia Pacific Fillings And Toppings Market

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Emailwire Global Press Release Newswire – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Feature Synopsis of Asia Pacific Fillings And Toppings Market (EMAILWIRE.COM, February 08, 2018 ) Asia Pacific Fillings and Toppings Market has been estimated at USD 1.55 billion in 2016 and is projected to reach USD 2.27 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 7.92% during […]

The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

  It’s not always easy to explore Saigon under this unbeatable heat, and sometimes a quick ice cream stop can be the best way to refresh yourself and have enough energy for your adventures here. Fortunately, with a summer all year round, Ho Chi Minh...

Government must invest in quality of science labs

by Live News @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: National Party – Headline: Government must invest in quality of science labs With the 2018 academic year drawing near, questions remain around how our science laboratories will maintain a world-class standard given all the Government’s tertiary spending is going into student support with no extra money for the institutions themselves, National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson […]

Wellington Police investigating unexplained death

by Live News @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: New Zealand Police Headline: Wellington Police investigating unexplained death Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: Wellington Police investigating unexplained death Monday, 12 February 2018 – 11:47am Wellington Police are investigating the unexplained death of 21-year-old Zenith Campbell (who preferred to be known as Zena).  Zena, 21, was located in a car in Aro Valley at […]

Mellow Pan。メロ Singapore – 1st Japanese Melonpan Specialty Shop With Ice Cream At Our Tampines Hub

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

The melonpan with ice cream, a Japanese sweet bun, reminded me of our popular local street food: Ice Cream Sandwich. The $1 Ice Cream Sandwich sold along the streets in pushcarts had always been one of Singapore’s Must-Eat items, so popular that it made into one of BuzzFeed’s listicles in 2016, which (unfortunately) went viral for the wrong reason. The Japanese melonpan (also known as melon bun) was named due to its outward appearance which resembled that of a rock melon, but in fact doesn’t taste like one traditionally. Located at the basement level of Our Tampines Hub is Singapore’s first melonpan specialty shop, offering Plain MelonPan in 2 different sizes: Small (1 for $2.60, 5 for $10) and Large (1 for $3.40, 3 for $9), MelonPan Gelato with 3 options: Small melon pan with 1 choice of flavour ($4.80), Small melon pan with 2 flavours ($6.80) and Large melon pan with 2 flavours ($7.80). Order and payment is first made at the casher before proceeding to the right for selection of gelato flavours from their wide selection on display. Interesting flavours include Avocado, Chendol, Honeycomb, Yuzu and D24 Durian, which are local and relatable. Toppings such as Sunflower seeds, Rainbow sprinkle and Peanuts are available at an additional $0.60 whereas durian toppings are priced at $2.50. I chose the Avocado and Black Sesame Gelato to go with my Large MelonPan Gelato ($7.80) that came with 2 rusks (twice-baked bread). The rusk actually acted as a “spoon” to scoop the gelato instead of licking or biting directly into it. I made the mistake of eating my “spoon” (accidentally) and ended up in a mess while licking the gelato though. The generous amount of gelato (which tasted more like ice cream with a harder texture and more solid shape) was actually...

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The Best Boutique Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

While it is quite easy for anyone to look up on TripAdvisor or Agoda for the best hotels in Saigon (and get some great deals), we have decided this time to search some accommodations here that stands out (to us) for their decor and style....

Exploring Chiang Rai, Thailand: On Temples, a Golden Clock Tower, and Dancing Shrimp at the Night Bazaar

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Major attractions like Wat Rong Khun and Baan Dam Museum are located outside of the city, but there are a few lesser known temples you can visit within the city's limits. They aren't as spectacular as the White Temple but they do make for a pleasant few hours of temple hopping without the distraction of crowds.

How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 1: North Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Generally, Vietnam is a very safe country in which to travel. Compared to most major tourist cities in the West – Paris, London, New York, Rome – the streets of Vietnam’s urban centers are much less threatening. However, in some of the more popular tourist destinations in Vietnam, there are a handful of tourist scams and…

Recipe of the Month: Gluten Free Banana Bread with Chocolate from Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A simple, easy recipe for gluten-free banana bread that is both moist and healthy! No butter -- just coconut oil and yoghurt, along with Oaxacan chocolate.

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Global Air Navigation Service Providers to Collaborate on Cutting Long Haul Flight Delays

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Airways New Zealand Headline: Global Air Navigation Service Providers to Collaborate on Cutting Long Haul Flight Delays Gathered at the Singapore Airshow 2018 today, the Chief Executives of three of the world’s leading air navigation service providers (ANSPs) signed a tripartite collaboration agreement to improve the on-time performance of long haul air traffic.  For […]

WWPKG achieved profit turnaround in the first nine months of 2017/2018

by MIL OSI @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Media Outreach Headline: WWPKG achieved profit turnaround in the first nine months of 2017/2018 Financial Highlights    Nine months ended 31 Dec 2017 2016 HK$’000 (unaudited) (audited) Revenue 330,567 282,583   Sales of package tours 324,533 276,817   Margin income from sales of the FIT products 1,461 2,215   Margin income from sales of ancillary travel related […]

Measles-warning-for-Christchurch

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Canterbury District Health Board – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Measles-warning-for-Christchurch Community and Public Health is investigating a second case of measles in Christchurch. An 11-year-old child is recovering at home after contracting the virus in a general practice waiting room. Canterbury Medical Officer of Health, Dr Alistair Humphrey, says the child contracted measles after coming […]

Saigon Street Food Trip with Master Chef

Saigon Street Food Trip with Master Chef


KKday

This tour will take you to many places for discovery street food, local culture. You will visit district 3, 10 and 5 on this journey and visit Saigon’s flower market and Cao Dai temple as well. It’s really exciting! Book it now and be closer to Sai Gon!

Missing Auckland boy located overnight

by Live News @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: New Zealand Police Headline: Missing Auckland boy located overnight Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: Missing Auckland boy located overnight Tuesday, 13 February 2018 – 6:14am The 10-year-old boy who was reported missing in Mangere last night has been located safe and well. He was found around midnight in Mangere. Police would like to […]

Name release: Invercargill death

by Live News @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: New Zealand Police Headline: Name release: Invercargill death Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: Name release: Invercargill death Sunday, 11 February 2018 – 7:01pm Attributable to Detective Senior Sergeant Stu Harvey: Southland Police can now name the man who died overnight following an assault in Invercargill. He was 27-year-old Chanel Lee Simmonds, also known […]

Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We always recommend travelers in Vietnam to definitely try what the locals call “ốc”, which literally means “snails”, though its meaning is actually going out and enjoying seafood, including crabs, shrimps, oyster and yes, snails. However these ốc restaurants usually have only a 5 to 10...

Name release – fatal crash Otira Highway, Westland

by Live News @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: New Zealand Police Headline: Name release – fatal crash Otira Highway, Westland Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: Name release – fatal crash Otira Highway, Westland Sunday, 11 February 2018 – 11:03am Police can now release the name of the person who died on Thursday 10 February following a crash on the Otira Highway, […]

Power Out. Game On.

Power Out. Game On.

by farahzulkifly @ Farah Zulkifly

Power Out. Game On. Keep your electronics and Wi-Fi safe and working, even if the power goes out. Purchase selected range of APC UPS and received shopping vouchers worth up to RM100! Promotion location: Digital Mall, PJ: 16 February – … Continue reading

Healthcare sector committed to reducing carbon footprint

by Live News @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Healthcare sector committed to reducing carbon footprintAssociate Health Minister Julie-Anne Genter visited Middlemore Hospital today to congratulate Counties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB) in their efforts to reduce their carbon emissions. “Congratulations to Counties Manukau DHB for reducing their carbon footprint and setting an example to the rest of the […]

Demand for mobile units at hospitals increasing

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Headline: Demand for mobile units at hospitals increasing Christchurch – The demand for portable operating departments to ease hospital surgical strain is growing substantially, Mobile Health chief executive Mark Eager says. Over the Christmas break, Mobile Health’s surgical bus unit was busy working in Auckland at the Counties District Health Board as an […]

Serious crash in Burwood, Christchurch

by Live News @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: New Zealand Police Headline: Serious crash in Burwood, Christchurch Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: Serious crash in Burwood, Christchurch Friday, 9 February 2018 – 9:42pm Emergency services are in attendance at a serious crash in Burwood, Christchurch. The crash happened shortly after 9.15pm on Queen Elizabeth II Drive. The road is currently closed […]

Boulevard Grill HCMC: The Steakhouse With A Heart

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

There’s a new steakhouse in town, Boulevard Grill HCMC. Located in District 3, the restaurant’s philanthropic business model has them cooking up more than just their trademark Australian grass-fed T-bone and wagyu beef jerky. That’s because through the restaurant’s “Dining for Giving” program, Boulevard Grill HCMC are also connecting with non-profit organizations in the city […]

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Legal Analysis of Smacking Law Raises Serious Concerns

by Live News @ LiveNews.co.nz

MIL OSI – Source: Family First – Release/Statement Headline: Legal Analysis of Smacking Law Raises Serious Concerns Media Release 12 February 2018Smacking law fails to balance long term effect on parent-child relationship: Chen Palmer A legal analysis of the 2007 anti-smacking law says that the law is confusing to parents, police and the legal profession; […]

New Zealand Health Sector: Māori doctor to present link between childhood diseases of poverty and pokies at international gambling conference

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

 Source: Hapai Te Hauora Headline: Māori doctor to present link between childhood diseases of poverty and pokies at international gambling conference Former New Zealander of the year Dr Lance O’Sullivan will present a key note speech at the International Gambling Conference next week, highlighting the relationship between gambling and the day to day work of a […]

Thrillable Hours: Matt Levine, Financial Journalist

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

The next in my alternative careers for lawyers series: interview with financial journalist Matt Levine, now writing for Bloomberg View.

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The Clumsies On How They Became One Of The World’s Best Bars

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

The Clumsies is an all-day bar in the Greek capital of Athens. Currently ranked sixth in the world, their high-concept cocktail menu is changed annually. While their team continue to innovate at home, two of The Clumsies are here to launch a pop-up at the Park Hyatt Saigon. They touched down with a suitcase filled […]

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Police officer assaulted in Dunedin

by Live News @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: New Zealand Police Headline: Police officer assaulted in Dunedin Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: Police officer assaulted in Dunedin Thursday, 8 February 2018 – 5:37pm Attributable to Inspector Jason Guthrie, Area Commander, Otago Coastal: At approximately 3:20pm today Police were called to Princes Street, Dunedin, in relation to an alleged robbery. Shortly afterwards, […]

A Filipino Expat on Phu Quoc Island

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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  From The Philippines To Phu Quoc with love It's more fun in Phu Quoc! We recently caught up with Leziel Sacote Pagalan, a Filipino (pinay to be exact), expat living and working on Phu Quoc Island with 10 of her friends. The following is her expat story, which should be interesting as she herself is from an island nation. ... Read More

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Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back to the Community)

by Sue Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

The phrase “socially responsible travel” is a new trend followed by travelers all over the world, in the context that traveling and experiencing new cultures is popular nowadays. Hanoi, renown for the chaotic Old Quarter, many little temples, Dong Xuan Market that sells household goods and street food, already has so much to offer. However, […]

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The Best Homestays in Sapa (For An Authentic & Personal Experience)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

H’mong, Dao, and Giay people speaking English more fluently than Vietnamese, tremendous natural vistas right outside your balcony, an early morning chill with clouds hovering over the mountains, this and more is what you should expect from Sapa! Located on the northern border of Vietnam, Sapa is the only region of the country that has […]

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Expat English Teacher on Phu Quoc

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  Teaching English On Phu Quoc Island Teaching English on a tropical island… it is what most millennials who travel abroad dream of.  Here is one living that dream.  Meet Thomas from Holland. For the past 3 years he has lived in Saigon however  this year he wanted to try something different and live on the paradise archipelago of Phu ... Read More

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The Best Value Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

After the best boutique hotels in Saigon, we decided to have a look at a cheaper selection of accommodation in our city. As always this is only based on our opinion nor this is a sponsored article/video by any of these hotels. Check out the...

Offbeat Paradise : A Road Trip In Faroe Islands

by Savi Vid @ Bruised Passports

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Wild, handsome, rugged – these are the words that spring to mind when one thinks of the Faroe Islands. The archipelago, nestled between Norway, Iceland, and Scotland, isn’t on the tourist radar just yet. This ensures unspoilt panoramas,  dramatic fjords without a soul in sight, scenic cliff-top villages with less than a dozen houses, and […]

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Return of staff to tertiary councils welcomed, but not enough

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Tertiary Education Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Return of staff to tertiary councils welcomed, but not enough Plans announced by the government today to restore the legal right of staff and students to have a representative on Tertiary Education Institution councils will strengthen decision-making, ensuring it better reflects the demands of teaching and learning, the Tertiary […]

Planning The Ultimate Honeymoon or Romantic Getaway in Paris

by Savi Vid @ Bruised Passports

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A honeymoon in Paris? Why not! Paris – it’s where words metamorphose into silver filaments, and ultimately poetry. Usually we love offbeat sites and natural scenery, but Paris is one city that has us smitten. There is something so intensely magical about the city, even on the dreariest of days. We’ve visited Paris dozens of […]

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The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you are following us on our YouTube Channel (and you should!) you probably would have watched all of our top 5 already. Our goal as always is to provide travelers with the best spots, according to us, for various Vietnamese street food or activities here...

Marina Square – 1-For-1 Buffets, Chirashi, Oysters, Amazing Dining Discounts And FREE E-Vouchers

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

1-for-1 Buffets, 1-for-1 Chirashi Don, 1-for-1 Oysters, $5 off your favourite meal, 10-20% OFF your dining bill… these are just some of the incredible dining deals found at Marina Square. Marina Square has just launched an all-NEW app, which includes over 100 dining and shopping deals exclusively via the app (download from App Store or Google Play). If you are going to dine at Marina Square, I would encourage you to use the app to enjoy all the cost-savings. Redemption of the deals is extremely easy: just open the app, click on “Deals”, scan the QR code and enjoy the promotion! Here are 10 Restaurant & Cafes found at Marina Square, and the Special Dining Deals they offer: reDPan #02-03/04 Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm, extended till 11pm on Fridays Marina Square App Deal: FREE house beverage with every main purchase Set up by DP Architects and The Food Explorer Group behind Cookyn Inc and Grub, redpan is all about “local fun dining”. Their best-selling dish continues to be the Prawn & Hae Bi Hiam Pasta ($19), tossed with sakura ebi and sautéed prawns, using a house-made paste from Chef Mervyn Phan’s (from Cookyn) grandmother’s recipe. Also look out for the Bak Chor Foie Gras Pasta ($19) which provides a new interpretation to one of our favourite local dish, added with foie gras; and Cold Pasta with House-Cured Salmon ($20) aromatic with a touch of truffle oil. Get the house-concocted beverage such as the refreshing Roselle Sour Plum Soda, Lychee Earl Grey Tea, or Lemongrass with Gula Melaka. Emporium Shokuhin – Senmi Sushi #01-18 Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Marina Square App Deal: 1-for-1 Chirashi Don & Hokkaido Don Freshness is the key to all the thick-cut sashimi slices and sushi offered at Senmi Sushi. I am a personal fan...

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Visiting Dalat – Vietnam’s City of Eternal Spring

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Founded in 1907 as a French hill station, Dalat is still a popular destination both for local and international visitors. The city quickly grew, with new hotels, resorts, golf courses, and even boarding schools. Located in the highlands and surrounded by pine forests, the city enjoys a temperate climate quite unlike the rest of Vietnam. […]

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Waitangi 2018 photo essay

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Green Party Headline: Waitangi 2018 photo essay Last week heralded what felt like a historic moment at Waitangi. Proceedings moved from Te Tii Marae – a change deserving of its own discussion – to the Upper Marae, and both Government and Opposition Members of Parliament were welcomed on simultaneously. The Government ditched a fancy […]

TPP Opposition News: TPPA-11 – Let’s Not Do This! Nationwide Public Meetings

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: It’s Our Future NZ Headline: TPPA-11 – Let’s Not Do This! Nationwide Public Meetings The government is planning to sign the re-branded Trans Pacific Partnership deal in Chile on the 8thof March. “The TPPA may have been re-branded as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) but there is still nothing comprehensive or […]

Taxpayers’ Union responds to state sector salary legislation

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Taxpayers Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Taxpayers’ Union responds to state sector salary legislation Taxpayers’ Union responds to state sector salary legislation 12 FEBRUARY 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to the Government’s announcement of new legislation to boost the power of the State Services Commissioner in setting chief executives’ pay in the broader state sector, […]

New beef product could spark new industry

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Massey University – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New beef product could spark new industry Massey University is investigating whether the dairy industry has the potential to drive a new class of beef product by rearing bobby calves who would ordinarily be sent to slaughter. The dairy industry currently needs to produce calves to maintain milk […]

New Shared Services Director appointed to University of Otago

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: University of Otago Headline: New Shared Services Director appointed to University of Otago Friday, 9 February 2018 12:22pm David Tapp. Photo: Sharron Bennett The University of Otago has appointed Dunedin man David Tapp as its Director of Shared Services – an integral new position within its support services structure. University Chief Operating Officer Stephen […]

A&Em 280 Le Thanh Ton Hotel & Spa

A&Em 280 Le Thanh Ton Hotel & Spa


Qantas Hotels

Book accommodation now. With a stay at A&amp;Em 280 Le Thanh Ton Hotel &amp; Spa, you&#39;ll be centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City, steps from Mariamman Temple and minutes ...

Human Rights Commission welcomes Court of Appeal decision overturning care ruling

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Human Rights Commission welcomes Court of Appeal decision overturning care ruling The Human Rights Commission welcomes the decision by the Court of Appeal to overturn the Ministry of Health’s ruling about how much a mother received for caring for her son full-time.  Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero […]

Maison Fashion Group’s Jonathan Wong Wants To Bridge Commerce And Content

by Hao Tran @ Vietcetera

Retail sales in Vietnam rose 12% year-on-year by the end of 2017. Vietnam has also been ranked as the country with the most potential in Asia—even higher than Singapore, China, Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia—by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Additionally, the Global Retail Development Index marked Vietnam as the 6th most attractive retail market […]

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Outdated tenancy laws increase risks for children in poverty

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Outdated tenancy laws increase risks for children in poverty 12 February 2018 Childhood illnesses, transience and a disastrous rate of homelessness in New Zealand evidenced by the Government’s Stocktake on Housing report are attributable to a desperate lack of housing required to meet the needs […]

CMG Asia’s Chief Creative Officer Michael Wong’s Guide To Creativity

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Michael Wong is the creative spark behind California Management Group Asia. The company, founded in 2007 with the aim to “make life better,” now has sixteen brands that include their first venture, California Fitness & Yoga, and newer imprints like UFC Gym, Yoga Plus, the Calikids Academy, and Eri Science of Beauty. Michael joined after […]

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A Blind Bakery Worker Tells His Story

by Catherine @ HOTTABLE

We speak with Tran Quoc Hoan, a delightfully chatty customer service officer at Donkey Bakery and one of its longest service team members.

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The Best Place for Shopping in Saigon

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Everyone likes to go on a shopping spree sometimes, and Saigon is definitely one of the best place for this. Through a quick Google search will help you find countless of high end shopping malls (Vincom A and B, and the most recent Takashimaya), we...

Asia Pacific Guarana Seed Extract Market Sees steady improvement in market industry

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Emailwire Global Press Release Newswire – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Asia Pacific Guarana Seed Extract Market Sees steady improvement in market industry (EMAILWIRE.COM, February 08, 2018 ) Asia Pacific Guarana Market Value to Increase from USD 1.12 Billion in 2016 to USD 1.64 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 7.92%. The market is showing […]

TPP Opposition News: TPP-11/CPTPP – Let’s NOT do this!

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Auckland TPP Action Group Headline: TPP-11/CPTPP – Let’s NOT do this! The government are planning to sign the re-branded Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Chile on March 8th 2018. “The TPP might have been re-branded as the CPTPP but it’s still the same bad deal”, says Professor Jane Kelsey, New Zealand’s expert on international […]

Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice 金峰魯肉飯 – Popular Lu Rou Fan Eatery In Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice is a well-known eatery (at least among the locals) in Taipei that serves one of the most popular Taiwanese dishes, “Lu Rou Fan” otherwise known as Braised Pork Rice). There are several other places in the Roosevelt Road (Luosifu Lu) neighbourhood that serve braised pork rice, but this hole-in-the-wall dining spot has a reputation for being the best in town. The good news is that this place is budget-friendly with reasonably priced dishes that come in big portions. Keep in mind that there is usually a line in front of Jin Feng Braised Pork Rice, especially during lunch hours. Do not expect too much from the interior, as this place is more like casual local eatery than an actual restaurant. The tables are close to one another, and there is a chance that you will have to share a table with other guests. If you are in a hurry, you can always take your food to go. The Braised Pork Rice, priced at NT$30, NT$40, NT$50 (SGD$1.30, SGD$1.80, SGD$2.50) for their small, medium and large bowls, is definitely the signature dish here at Jin Feng in Taipei. The dish is served with a large amount of rice and topped off with a slice of bitter melon and braised pork. One thing to note is that while Singaporeans are used to bowls with loads of meat with less rice. The reverse seems to apply to many Lu Rou Fan stalls in Taiwan where there is very little meat in contrast to rice. I also noticed that other restaurants that offer this dish tend to serve it with more fat than meat, which is not the case here. The draw to me was the savoury sauce on the fluffy rice, when paired with hot soup was...

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New street food market in Saigon promises safe, good taste

New street food market in Saigon promises safe, good taste


Thanh Nien Daily

The downtown hawker center offers a wide variety of finger foods and hot meals

How to Plan for the Yee (Yi) Peng Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

After experiencing Yee Peng in 2017, I wanted to write an article describing the ins and outs of the festival, something that could answer important questions about the event in a single post. If you're looking to attend the 2018 Yee Peng Festival, then I hope you find this guide useful.

Support for Eat Right, Be Bright campaign for universal school lunches

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Support for Eat Right, Be Bright campaign for universal school lunches 09 February 2018 A nutritious lunch for every child would go a long way toward ensuring that all children have the same chance for good educational outcomes, and support healthy physical and mental development, […]

Spirit Food – Offerings to the Ancestors at Tet

by Gerry Flynn @ HOTTABLE

Perish the thought – no-one goes hungry over Tet.

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Council of Trade Unions raises over $6,000 overnight to honour the memory of Eramiha Pairama

by Live News @ LiveNews.co.nz

MIL OSI – Source: Council Of Trade Unions – Press Release/Statement Headline: Council of Trade Unions raises over $6,000 overnight to honour the memory of Eramiha Pairama Following revelations that part-time nurse Selina Eruera was unable to pay for a headstone for her son Eramiha after the company he was working for liquidated and avoided […]

5 Best Markets in Ho Chi Minh City - Ho Chi Minh City’s Most Popular Street Markets

5 Best Markets in Ho Chi Minh City - Ho Chi Minh City’s Most Popular Street Markets


vietnam-guide.com

The best markets in Ho Chi Minh City are must-visits for shopping enthusiasts and first-time visitors looking to experience the daily lives of the local population. Mostly set within the tourist-friendly District 1, these traditional markets open as early as 06:00 with local vendors selling fresh produce, household

Yong Kang Beef Noodles 永康牛肉麺館 – One Of The Best Taiwanese Beef Noodles In Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Yong Kang Beef Noodles 永康牛肉麺館 is known to be one of the best Taiwanese beef noodle joints in Taipei, well-known for its spicy soup. This two-level restaurant serves up signature Beef Noodles with tender Australian beef and chewy noodles in a flavourful broth, definitively a winner judging by the line in front of this dining establishment. (The other famous shop in the neighbourhood is 老张牛肉麵店 Lao Zhang Beef Noodles.) I went at about 10:45am and there were about 2-3 people in the line. Thinking that it should be okay if I take a stroll around the neighbourhood, I returned at 11:00am only to see about 30 – 40 people in the queue already. Many of them brought along their luggage or entire families. Lesson learnt: Come early. Yong Kang Beef Noodles was founded back in 1963 by Mr. Cheng who originally from Szechuan in China. After he finished his military duties, Mr. Cheng decided to open a small stall at Yong Kang Street and sell beef noodles. The stall became an instant hit and started to attract both locals and people from China who moved here to Taipei City. After Mr. Cheng retired in the 1970s, the place was handed over to his protégé, Mr. Luo who is the current owner. As for the interior, it has not much changed over the years. There are dozens of tables and they are usually packed with customers. You will also see the counter with a menu to choose from. There is also a tourist-friendly English and Japanese menu with photos. Most of the tables are round and can accommodate up to 6 people. If you come solo or in a pair, you are likely to be seated with other patrons. Their signature dish is the Braised Beef with Noodles in Spicy...

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Saigon's Markets - The Ultimate Guide to Ben Thanh Market And More

Saigon's Markets - The Ultimate Guide to Ben Thanh Market And More


The Christina's Blog

Saigon is a shopper's paradise, but Ben Thanh Market is not your only option. Here is an ultimate guide to Saigon's many markets that you should visit!

Spending Christmas in Saigon, Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Christmas is nearly a month away, and can be trully a magical time in Vietnam (minus the snow). If you decided to spend our favorite holiday in the South of Vietnam, make sure to check out our video on what Xmas is really like like...

Tonga under curfew as kingdom braces for fury of Cyclone Gita

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News An overnight curfew was in place in Tonga tonight as the kingdom awaited the full force of Cyclone Gita, which was threatening to become a devastating category five storm. Tropical Cyclone Gita bearing down on Tonga. Image: earth.nullschool.net Tonga Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell ordered a curfew in the […]

7 Island Getaways with pros and cons – choose one that is right for YOU

by Savi Vid @ Bruised Passports

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It’s easy to get swept up with visions of idyllic beaches and dreamy sunsets but one always ends up confused when it comes to choosing an ideal island getaway for oneself. So we thought we’d put together a list of 6 of our favourite island getaways, with pros and cons of each, so it is […]

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SBCD Korean Tofu House – Korean Soontofu Restaurant Offers NEW Unagi (Jang-Eo) Dishes, Starting from $5.90

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

The one Korean dish that I enjoy for the level of comfort it brings is the Soontofu, the soft tofu stew with ingredients such as seafood and vegetables in a spicy broth. “Soon” in Korean means “soft”. SBCD Korean Tofu House is one of the few Soontofu specialty restaurants in Singapore, with branches at Tanjong Pagar Centre and a newly opened outlet at Millenia Walk. The Millenia Walk branch was HUGE (at least in Singapore’s context), with spacious interior, tall ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and open kitchen concept where you can observe the team of chefs preparing the soups. Don’t have to worry smelling like Korean stew as you walk out as the space is ventilated enough. One important highlight: At the back of the Korean restaurant is where the soft and silken tofu is made FRESH daily. The tofu you are eating is made right in the morning. The chefs from SBCD use special soybeans imported from Paju, South Korea. The area is said to be close to Korea’s Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and contains the freshest-tasting produce due to the untouched nature. Surprise, surprise. The Korean restaurant has also introduced NEW Jang-Eo (장어) dishes – fresh water eel imported from Korea. While the Jang-Eo is popular during the hot summer days in Korea, you seldom see it in Singapore, at least not yet. The NEW menu will comprise of 4 new Jang-Eo dishes including three under the dine-in menu and one for takeaway. Here are the food items you can expect: Unagi Main on Hotplate ($19.90++, with Soju $29.80++) The Koreans love their Jang-Eo – freshwater eel marinated in novelty sauces, with savoury and delicate taste. Called the “Jangeo-gui” which literally translates to “grilled eel”, the Koreans believe that eating this dish can help improve stamina and prevent heat...

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The capital value and rent in secondary office space receives a boost by the decentralisation of foreign financial sector

by MIL OSI @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Media Outreach Headline: The capital value and rent in secondary office space receives a boost by the decentralisation of foreign financial sector HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 12 February 2018 – The RICS (Royal Institution ofChartered Surveyors) Hong Kong Commercial Property Monitor Q4 2017 indicated a continued increase in sentiment for theoccupier […]

IBiero: A Craft Beer with a Vietnamese Twist

by Peter Cowan @ HOTTABLE

Hanoi’s IBiero Craft Beer Station is one of the latest additions to the capital’s craft beer scene, and with a forward think focus on local drinkers, the future is bright.

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Ho Chi Minh - ONE DAY TOUR + BUDGET 2018 - Travel Guide Blog

Ho Chi Minh - ONE DAY TOUR + BUDGET 2018 - Travel Guide Blog


Detourista

How to go on a 1 Day Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam tour. This 2018 travel guide blog includes a sample Saigon itinerary, trip budget, DIY tips, places to visit & more.

WALKING TOUR OF LOCAL FOOD AND LOCAL LIFE IN HO CHI MINH- Price: 34 USD/PERSON

WALKING TOUR OF LOCAL FOOD AND LOCAL LIFE IN HO CHI MINH- Price: 34 USD/PERSON


Tour Guide In Saigon

Price: USD 34/person  Have you ever heard about street food in Saigon? It is so various types of food and served at every corner and in every alleyway.

New Zealand Science: University of Canterbury (UC) physicist creates computer chip that mimics the brain

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: University of Canterbury (UC) Headline: University of Canterbury (UC) physicist creates computer chip that mimics the brain University of Canterbury (UC) Physics Professor Simon Brown is developing a neuromorphic computer chip that may solve one of the biggest problems in the computer industry – power consumption – and create a New Zealand semiconductor industry. A neuromorphic […]

Ambassador Holborow presents Credentials to President Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

by Live News @ LiveNews.co.nz

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: Ambassador Holborow presents Credentials to President Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier On Friday 25 January, Ambassador Rupert Holborow had the honour of presenting his credentials to Federal German President Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Before formally being able to represent New Zealand in the receiving country […]

10 Tips For Planning A Winter Road Trip in Iceland and Seeing the Northern Lights

by Savi Vid @ Bruised Passports

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Iceland – the land of myths and folklore, scenic drives, and magnificent shows of Aurora Borealis. Also the country we can never get enough of! A couple of years ago we went on a summer road trip in Iceland and penned a detailed itinerary on planning a road trip in Iceland. But if you’re planning […]

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Yidan Prize Inaugural Laureates honored at Harvard Graduate School of Education

by MIL OSI @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Media Outreach Headline: Yidan Prize Inaugural Laureates honored at Harvard Graduate School of Education HONGKONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 8February 2018 – Dr Charles Chen Yidan, the Founder of the world’s biggest education prize— the Yidan Prize — visited Harvard Graduate School of Education together with the two Yidan Prize inaugural laureates, ProfessorCarol S. […]

Chen Ji Intestine & Oyster Taiwanese Vermicelli Shop 陳記專業蚵仔麵線 – Possibly The Best Mee Sua In Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Ah Zong Mian Xian, otherwise known as Ay Chung Rice Noodles 阿宗麵線 used to be my favourite Mee Sua from Taipei. When I say “used to”, it could be as far a decade back when it was crowded, but not flooded with tourists like now. Unfortunately, the standard and consistency was not like in the past as the store gets more commercialised. I was recommended to Chen Ji Mee Sua 陳記專業蚵仔麵線, or Chen Ji Intestine & Oyster Taiwanese Vermicelli Shop. Many call it the “Best Mee Sua in Taipei”, with “original local taste without over promoting”. Mee Sua is a Taiwanese dish that is basically a vermicelli soup included with large pork intestine or oysters. The noodles served with the soup should never fall apart or stick together. At least, this is what the general rule is. Chen Ji Mee Sua looked like an average Taiwanese food stand. No fanciful interior, just a counter where you can order food, and a couple of tables outside the shop. A large bowl大碗is priced at NT$65 (SGD$2.90), smaller bowl大碗at NT$50 (SGD$2.25), with clear vermicelli soup清麵線at NT$35 (SGD$1.60). If you like your pig’s intestines, then you would love the Mee Sua here. I found the pieces extremely soft, tender, and flavourful, and as a friend @eileen_eats_alot described, ”clean unlike some that have strong porky flavour”. I bought both large and small bowls to compare, and found the large bowl to be a lot more generous in ingredients. For the amount of oysters given, this bowl is reasonably priced. The consistency was smooth and thick without being sticky. Tip: Have it plain before adding some chilli and vinegar for more layered taste. I tried about 8 different bowls of Mee Sua in Taipei, this ranks as my top so far. In order to reach...

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The Murchison Mountains survey: The results are in

by Live News @ LiveNews.co.nz

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The Murchison Mountains survey: The results are in After 70 days, 14 helicopter flights and a large amount of stamina in the bizarrely hot, Southland summer, the majority of the wild takahē territories have been searched. This has completed the 2017 Murchison Mountain takahē survey. […]

EQC claim numbers for February storm

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Press Release/Statement: Headline: EQC claim numbers for February storm The Earthquake Commission has so far received 60 claims for damage caused by the remnants of Cyclone Fehi earlier this month, with 53 of them from the South Island and the remaining seven from the North Island. Chief Customer Officer […]

NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 9 February 2018

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 9 February 2018 A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions […]

Beautiful Da Lat during Tet (How to Celebrate Vietnamese New Year Like a Local)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Discovered and architecturally planned by the French more than a century ago, the temperate climate of Da Lat found up here makes it one of the most romantic cities in Vietnam. I’m planning a trip to Da Lat again this Tet and I want to share with you, not only my previous experiences but also […]

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Hong Kong Celebrates Arts Month with World-Class Events and Distinctive Arts Happenings in the Neighbourhoods

by MIL OSI @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Media Outreach Headline: Hong Kong Celebrates Arts Month with World-Class Events and Distinctive Arts Happenings in the Neighbourhoods HONGKONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 8 February 2018 – Marchis the best timeto explore Hong Kong in an artsy way. From theentire month of March this year, Hong Kong’sflourishing arts scene will come to fruition with an […]

CUHK Business School Research Explores Whether ‘Playing Hard to Get’ Increase Romantic Attraction

by MIL OSI @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Media Outreach Headline: CUHK Business School Research Explores Whether ‘Playing Hard to Get’ Increase Romantic Attraction HONG KONG, CHINA– Media OutReach – February 12,2018 – One of the most elusive dating tacticssince the beginning of time has to be ‘playing hard to get’. While Socratesfamously advised courtesan Theodote to boost her attraction by withholding heraffections until […]

Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)

Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

Vietnamese food is an insanely delicious cuisine. Here are 25 Vietnamese dishes you need to try, and restaurants to eat them in Saigon.

Air New Zealand – Singapore Airlines Alliance Reauthorisation 2018

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Ministry of Transport – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Air New Zealand – Singapore Airlines Alliance Reauthorisation 2018 On 8 February 2018, Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines applied to the Ministry of Transport for reauthorisation of their Strategic Alliance Agreement by the Minister of Transport. The Agreement was initially authorised by the Minister of Transport […]

Celebrating Tet in Saigon (Including What to Do & A List of Places That Are Open)

by Eleanor Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Tet is just around the corner! To the Vietnamese, Tet (A.K.A Lunar New Year) is as important as Christmas is to Westerners. However, because Tet is a family holiday, many people will leave the big city like Saigon to return to their hometown for a reunion. As a result, many restaurants, shopping malls, and attractions […]

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Mr R Drinks 雨田先生手冲饮品吧 – Instagrammable Fox And Rose Milk Tea, At Zhongxiao East Road Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] Instagram has certainly changed consumer habits and how coffee shops keep themselves abreast in a very challenging market. Mr R Drinks 雨田先生手冲饮品吧 at Zhongxiao East Road got into the social media limelight with its very photogenic drinks of Rose Milk and Marsh Milk Tea aka Mr Fox Milk Tea. Sometimes, you get other animals on the drink. Do not discount Mr R Drinks, or “Yu Tian Xian Sheng” as another one of those just riding on the Instagram trend. The barista-owner is serious about his coffee, importing coffee beans from various parts of the world, offering hand-drips and takeaway cups. Until he was overwhelmed with orders. When I visited, the shop had a limited menu of Marsh Milk Tea (NT$180, SGD$8.10), Rose Milk, Strawberry Milk and Baileys Milk (NT$150, SGD$6.80), Apple Cider (NT$150, SGD$6.80), Umeshu Soda (NT$140, SGD$6.30), Pikachu Soda (NT$65, SGD$2.90) and… Miso Soup (NT$90, SGD$4). As this is a one-man-show operation and lines can be long, every customer is limited to buying just one cup. During peak hours, you have to get a ticket first before queuing. The barista was seen frothing and making his drinks cup by cup, so wait can be rather long. Each cup took at least 5 to 10 minutes to make. I ordered the Marsh Milk Tea (NT$180, SGD$8.10) only because I was intrigued at the cute fox on the drink. Like how it got there? However, I was slightly disappointed when he handed me a hot frothy cup of milk tea on one hand, a fox on the other enclosed in a plastic packaging, and told me to put it on myself. I see. There wasn’t any 3D latte art involved. For the Rose Milk (NT$150, SGD$6.80) drink though, he helped to carefully place the rose ‘biscuit’ made of egg white...

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Union Rep Simply Wrong on Overseas Charter Evidence

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Source: ACT Party Headline: Union Rep Simply Wrong on Overseas Charter Evidence Facebook0 Twitter “NZEI Secretary Paul Goulter is simply wrong when he says that charter schools have failed overseas,” says ACT Leader David Seymour “Anyone with Google can quickly find that the schools have raised student achievement above that of local state schools wherever […]

Police searching for woman missing in Merrilands, New Plymouth

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Source: New Zealand Police Headline: Police searching for woman missing in Merrilands, New Plymouth Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: Police searching for woman missing in Merrilands, New Plymouth Saturday, 10 February 2018 – 5:00pm Statement attributable to Senior Constable Pete Lawn, Search and Rescue co-ordinator Police are seeking sightings of 72-year-old Jill Wilson who […]

More scrutiny on pay of senior public servants

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Source: New Zealand Government Headline: More scrutiny on pay of senior public servantsStronger oversight of the pay for chief executives and conduct of Crown Entity Board members are two of several changes in a Bill introduced in Parliament today, State Services Minister Chris Hipkins says.              These amendments in the State Sector and Crown Entities […]

Offenders arrested in relation to Whakatane robberies

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Source: New Zealand Police Headline: Offenders arrested in relation to Whakatane robberies Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: Offenders arrested in relation to Whakatane robberies Friday, 9 February 2018 – 7:23pm Police have some reassuring news for the Eastern Bay of Plenty community following the arrests of all those involved in two aggravated robberies earlier […]

Fixing health AND the climate

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Source: Green Party Headline: Fixing health AND the climate I had the absolute delight of visiting Middlemore Hospital this week to celebrate their success in tackling climate change. Counties-Manukau DHB have managed to lower their carbon emissions by 20 per cent over five years. Not only is this great for the planet, but it has […]

Ho Chi Minh City wows business intern

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Source: Asia New Zealand Foundation – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Ho Chi Minh City wows business intern With just one month left in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, at business solutions company KPMG, intern Kieran Burns reflects on his time living and working in one of Asia’s most dynamic cities.  If I had to describe life in Ho […]

Uber Taxi Vietnam Review Promo Code

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Review of Uber Taxi Vietnam – Promo Code (uberPhuQuoc) for Free $15 Ride Included This may sound too good to be true – free Uber Taxi rides, $15 credit to take taxi anywhere in Vietnam (Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City), no taxi booking fees, $1 discount off UberTaxi fares, 25% discount off UberTaxi fares. Initially I felt the same ... Read More

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ASIA APPAREL EXPO Opens In Berlin This Month

by MIL OSI @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Media Outreach Headline: ASIA APPAREL EXPO Opens In Berlin This Month BERLIN, GERMANY – MediaOutReach – Feb 12, 2018 – ASIAAPPAREL EXPO is the essential trade show in Europe where sourcingprofessionals can meet with a wide variety of Asian apparel, fashionaccessories and footwear suppliers brought together under one roof. Fromclothing manufacturers through to suppliers […]

The Legal Nomads Guide to Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A Puerto Escondido guide, including where to eat, the best spots to swim, where to stay, and how to get there and away from Oaxaca and elsewhere.

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Police searching for missing Auckland boy

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Source: New Zealand Police Headline: Police searching for missing Auckland boy Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: Police searching for missing Auckland boy Monday, 12 February 2018 – 9:45pm Please attribute to Inspector Brett Batty, Area Prevention Manager for Waitakere Police are currently searching for missing 10-year-old boy Ford Storm Cullen, who was last seen […]

Pressure on Tairāwhiti Orthopaedic Service

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Source: Tairawhiti District Health – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Pressure on Tairāwhiti Orthopaedic Service 12 February 2018 Ensuring people get specialist orthopaedic surgery when they need it is the priority at Hauora Tairāwhiti as it faces a shortage of Orthopaedic Surgeons. “There is a shortage of Orthopaedic Specialists nationally so these positions are proving challenging to […]

UPDATE: Missing swimmer in Sumner

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Source: New Zealand Police Headline: UPDATE: Missing swimmer in Sumner Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: UPDATE: Missing swimmer in Sumner Friday, 9 February 2018 – 7:27pm Police are now in a position to release the name of the 14-year-old boy who went missing when swimming off Scarborough Beach on Monday 5 February 2018. He […]

Chen San Ding 陳三鼎青蛙鮮奶 – Best Bubble Milk Drink In Taipei, Near Gongguan Night Market

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[Taipei] Chen San Ding 陳三鼎青蛙鮮奶 has been widely reviewed to be the best bubble milk drink in Taipei. It is located near Gonguan Night Market, an area where the university students typically hang out. What? Not 50嵐, Chun Shui Tang 春水堂, ShareTea, 丸作 which all have more swanky shops and long list of beverages. While Chen San Ding is widely known to serve “bubble tea”, there is no tea in any of its offerings. The signature drink is called 青蛙撞奶, directly transported to “frog knocking against the milk”. No frogs are harmed in the process, as the boba (tapioca pearls) used are thought to resemble frog’s eggs. What you get is a cup of boba pearls, caramel, cold milk, with choice of ice. All drinks are affordable priced at TWD40, which works out to be SGD$1.80. This is what you call cheap and good. Upon holding the cup, I couldn’t help noticing that the bottom was warm while the top layer was cold. That is because the tapioca pearls are cooked on the spot in brown sugar, giving them the soft texture and lingering sweetened and caramalised taste. The pearls were indeed soft, sweet, chewy and you just couldn’t resist having more. Like having a mini-party in your mouth. It felt like a kind of stress-relieving munching on them. The milk itself was not that sweet, which made the entire cup kind of balanced. Other drinks such as Ai Yu Glass Jelly, Brown Sugar Glass Jelly, Lemon with Pearls, Green Bean with Pearls are available, all priced at TWD40. While you cannot choose your sugar level, you can have an option of with or without ice. I went early in the morning, and was faced with a queue of about 5 to 10 people. But it quickly got longer, though...

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Massey renews agreement with Kasetsart

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Source: Massey University – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Massey renews agreement with Kasetsart Professor Byrnes and Kasetsart UniversityPresident Chongrak Wachrinrat (centre) holding the renewed Memorandum of Understanding Massey University has renewed its Memorandum of Understanding with one of Thailand’s top universities, Kasetsart University. Assistant Vice-Chancellor Research, Academic and Enterprise Professor Giselle Byrnes visited the research university […]

Thrillable Hours: Karen Walrond, Speaker, Photographer & Bestselling Author

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

New Thrillable Hours Q&A about life after law with Karen Walrond, a former lawyer. Now, Karen is a public speaker, photographer, and bestselling author.

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#Throwback Port Dickson Getaway – Hotel Review

#Throwback Port Dickson Getaway – Hotel Review

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ABOUT MALAYSIA Timezone : GMT +08:00 Currency: Ringgit Malaysia (RM or MYR) Plug adapter: ACCOMMODATION Went for a short ‘first wedding anniversary’ in 2015 (yes this is a ‘throwback’) to Port Dickson. Just me, my husband and of course our … Continue reading

Comba Telecom to Showcase Smart Innovations at Mobile World Congress 2018

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Source: Media Outreach Headline: Comba Telecom to Showcase Smart Innovations at Mobile World Congress 2018 Heading to 5GEnabled Smart Cities with Customers HONG KONG, CHINA & BARCELONA, SPAIN – MediaOutReach – 12 February 2018 –  CombaTelecom Systems Holdings Limited (“Comba Telecom” or “the Group,” HKSE:  2342), a global leading wireless solutionsprovider, today announced that it isparticipating […]

Purist Patisserie – Exquisite Entremet Cakes Found In the Heartlands. Hidden Gem At Kovan

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It was quite a journey to locate Purist Patisserie, for it was smack right in the middle of a Kovan private housing estate, with no direct train or bus services. Situated at the end of shop houses of The Promenade @ Pelikat, it may be easy to overlook the shop if not for its bright pink interior and rose gold chandelier which caught my attention. Also note its rather limited opening hours, from Fridays to Sundays noon to 6pm. Not the most ideal location to set up a patisserie, but that does not deters Patissier Joanne from pursuing her dreams and setting up a place of her own to showcase her creations. Joanne’s forte lies in French entremet, which her meticulous crafting skills can be observed from the exquisiteness and aesthetic details of every entremet. But when it comes to taste evaluation, it is usually based on Patissiers’ concept as well as individuals’ preference due to the complexity and various components that go into the dessert. I took a liking to the Cebu Sunrise [$8] which consisted of coconut, mango and jasmine rice. The light coconut mousse was well complemented with sweet mango gelatin fillings and added rice cracker base for that crunch. The most aesthetical pleasing award would go to Fleur ($8), layered with thin waffle biscuit base, raspberry mousse and white chocolate. It was further topped with freeze-dried fruits, popping spheres and edible flowers for elevated appealing factor. I also liked how various components blended well to give an overall tangy note. While I usually love matcha desserts, the Zen Garden ($8) slightly fell short of my expectation. Layered with matcha, black sesame and yuzu, I found the citrus flavor of yuzu slightly overwhelming and outshone the other two components. For alcohol lovers, go for the Whiskey Bar...

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UN human rights chief to send mission to investigate abuses in Papua

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By Sheany in Jakarta The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights plans to send a mission to Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua following reports of abuses against its indigenous population. “I am also concerned about reports of excessive use of force by security forces, harassment, arbitrary arrests and detentions in Papua,” UN High Commissioner […]

PNG Mine Watch: Bougainville’s new ‘infamous’ Filipino mining company

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte exposes “illegal favours” to mining tycoon Eric Gutierrez, whose company SR Metals Inc has now won an exploration contract on Bougainville. Archlight Productions video shot during 2016 presidential election campaign. BACKGROUNDER: PNG Mine Watch Mine Watch recently predicted that Bougainville President John Momis’ appetite for crooked foreign miners was very much […]

Go Temple Hopping in Chiang Mai Old City, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Many people who visit Chiang Mai do bucket-list-worthy activities like visiting an elephant sanctuary or attending the Yee Peng or Songkran festivals. But there's a lot you can do within the Old City as well, less epic but equally memorable things like cafe hopping or conversing with monks.

Making The Artwork For Suboi’s 2.7 EP

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

“This is the kind of project that inspires people to become designers,” Greg Jewett, Rice’s Creative Director, smiles. He’s talking about making the artwork for Suboi’s 2.7 EP, a cathartic coming-of-age record from the “Queen of Vietnamese hip-hop.” The finished cover is a strange, beguiling image most likely unnoticed by listeners streaming the three songs—the […]

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Minister O’Connor at Green Week Berlin

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MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: Minister O’Connor at Green Week Berlin New Zealand Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor travelled to Berlin from 18-21 January to take part in the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture, which was hosted by the German Government during International Green Week. The […]

Bakes Saigon: Laure Chevallier Is Serving Up Sweet Stories

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

Pastry making is an art form with a long and fascinating history. Naturally, the French did much to transform delicate desserts into their modern incarnation. Claude, the celebrated French painter and occasional chef, accidentally created the first modern puff pastry while attempting to make a cake for his sick father. Later, the glamorization of pastries […]

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Ho Chi Minh City Food Tours - Saigon Food Tours

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Saigon Food Tours

Sample the world's best street food with a Saigon Street Eats food tour, run by an Australian-Vietnamese couple who are obsessed with Vietnamese food.

Serious crash in Otorohanga

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Source: New Zealand Police Headline: Serious crash in Otorohanga Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: Serious crash in Otorohanga Saturday, 10 February 2018 – 10:28am Emergency services are in attendance at a serious crash on SH3 south of Otorohanga. The crash happened shortly before 10am. SH3 at the intersection with Golf Road is currently closed. […]

SGGP English Edition

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Bobii Frutii Singapore – Colourful Bubble Tea From Taiwan Opening At The Clementi Mall, 10 Jan 2018

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The Return Of The Taiwanese Bubble Tea craze in Singapore sees old players such as Gong Cha, Singapore brand LiHo and Taiwan’s PlayMade 丸作, all of them with difference in their areas of specialty. Let’s just say Gong Cha is known for their Alisan Milk Foam, LiHo for Cheese drinks (which is now everywhere) and PlayMade 丸作 for their freshly made pearls. Bobii Frutii will be opening its first store in Singapore at The Clementi Mall. I first tried Bobii Frutii 珍珠水果特調 in Taipei which attracted a crowd initially due to its distinct coloured and “Instagram-worthy” layers. Each cup is made using milk, tea and colourful pearls, with no artificial flavourings, man-made essences, creamer or preservatives. The menu in Singapore features a total of 37 drinks in a single cup size and divided into 5 different categories – Tea/Au Lait aka “served with milk” in French ($2.50 – $3.90), Ice Blended ($5.90 – $6.90), Matcha ($4.90 – $6.50), Fruit Tea ($3.90 – $5.90) and Cheese Tea, exclusive to Singapore ($4.50 – $5.90). Pearls aka bobii (Taiwanese slang for tapioca pearls) that are preservative-free come in 3 different flavours: Original ($0.60), Butterfly Pea ($0.90) and Brown Sugar ($0.90), are made in Taiwan and air-flown to Singapore to ensure freshness and consistency. One thing to note, the bobii in each cup is considerably less compared to other competitor brands out there. Apart from their aesthetically pleasing appearance, each of their signature items have funky names that made me wonder what the flavours are, so I gave up on their names and ended up ordering by colours. “Hi, can I have the blue and yellow layered drink?” “Oh, you mean Mermaid’s Tears?” “Ya, that one.” I cried. The names included Don’t Want To Work, Pandora Treasures, Childhood Memory, Green Romance, and Don’t Want...

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MTR advertising staged White Christmas Campaign with world-renowned brands

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Source: Media Outreach Headline: MTR advertising staged White Christmas Campaign with world-renowned brands Mobiletechnologies enabled MTR passengers to create animated e-cards and have chancesto win fabulous prizes    HONG KONG, CHINA– Media OutReach – 12thFebruary 2018 –  In celebrating thefestive season of 2017, MTR advertising have joint hands with an array of worldrenowned international and […]

Staying Healthy in Vietnam - How to Not Get Sick During Your Vacation | XO Tours Blog

Staying Healthy in Vietnam - How to Not Get Sick During Your Vacation | XO Tours Blog


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One of the fastest ways to ruin a vacation is by falling sick! Here are some great tips on how to stay healthy during your time in Vietnam.

Andrew Little attends World Government Summit

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Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Andrew Little attends World Government SummitJustice Minister Andrew Little will today represent New Zealand at the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The annual World Government Summit brings together political, business and civil society thought leaders to focus on how humanity can harness innovation and technology to […]

Custom made? Yes Please! A Guide to Custom Tailoring in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

If you haven’t already heard, Vietnam is a superstar manufacturing country.  In the last several years, many multinational companies have created manufacturing facilities in Vietnam, solidifying the country’s superstar status.  The direct consequence of this is a huge reservoir of skilled and knowledgeable workers who can do everything from shoemaking, jewelry making, dress tailoring, suit…

Vietnamese Foods That Expats Don’t Understand

by Peter Cowan @ HOTTABLE

Vietnam has lots of weird and wonderful food, some of it a bit strange to foreigners. From chicken feet to boiling everything, we look at local food expats dislike.

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KiwiSaver providers fee drop welcomed

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Source: New Zealand Government Headline: KiwiSaver providers fee drop welcomedTwo of the nine government-appointed KiwiSaver default providers have decreased their fees in response to the review of fees charged.  Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Hon Kris Faafoi says that while seven of the nine default providers did not wish to make any change to […]

The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

What to eat for Lunch in Ho Chi Minh City a.k.a Saigon? Entering the world of Vietnamese food can be a daunting task for a beginner out there on their own. What is it? Where is it? Is it the best? These are the questions...

Solving crime

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Source: ESR – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Solving crime An innovative New Zealand product has helped in the breakthrough of a brutal triple murder case in the US. Three young people were slayed in the Palm Beach town of Jupiter, and while one person was arrested shortly after the murder, police were drawing a blank as […]

UPDATE: Serious crash in Otorohanga

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Source: New Zealand Police Headline: UPDATE: Serious crash in Otorohanga Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: UPDATE: Serious crash in Otorohanga Saturday, 10 February 2018 – 11:06am Two people have died following a crash on SH3 south of Otorohanga. The crash happened shortly before 10am. SH3 at the intersection with Golf Road remains closed and […]

Health workers in the Waikato DHB region will now have one click access to patient health information.

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MIL OSI – Source: Waikato District Health Board – Release/Statement Headline: Health workers in the Waikato DHB region will now have one click access to patient health information. Health workers in the Waikato DHB region are now just one click away from patient health information held in the general practice or hospital systems. Hospital doctors […]

10 NEW Restaurants Singapore January 2018 – Hawaiian Pancakes, German Burgers, And Korean Grill Meats

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Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao Ngee Ann City #B2-36A, 391 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238873 (Orchard MRT) Tel: +65 6733 3229 Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm Daily NEW Outlet At Ngee Ann City B2 Great to have Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao back at Ngee Ann City, which is a constant favourite for family meals. This is especially when we need to satisfy Xiao Long Bao cravings in the heart of town. In terms of food choices, the restaurant continues to specialize in Northern Chinese specialties – as its name suggest La Mian and Xiao Long Bao dumplings; along with meat and seafood dishes from around the Jiangnan region. The specialty is the Hainanese Chicken Xiao Long Bao ($6.80) which incorporates the Singapore signature dish of Hainanese Chicken Rice into their famed Chinese dumplings. To complete the experience, I would recommend dipping the dumpling into the specially made ginger paste, then let the entire piece burst in your mouth. Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao (Ngee Ann City) Food Exchange Novotel Singapore On Stevens, Orchard District, 28 Stevens Road, #01-01, Singapore 257878 Tel: +65 6491 6100 Impressive International Buffet At Novotel Singapore on Stevens The international buffet restaurant is located on the 2nd storey of the new hotel located in the prestigious Stevens Road neighbourhood. Ready for some fresh sashimi and seafood, hot cooking stations serving up Eggs Benedict, Risotto, Foie Gras, and BBQ and Grill? You must leave some room for the roast meats, which I thought was a cut (pardon the pun) above the rest. The Sunday Family Brunch from 12:00pm – 3:00pm is priced at $78++ or $128++ with free flow Moet Champaign, Rose wine, Red wine, White wine and Draft Beer. HSBC Card Holders enjoy 50% OFF the 2nd diner till 28th...

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A Halberg for a Hillary scholar

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Source: University of Waikato – Press Release/Statement: Headline: A Halberg for a Hillary scholar Ellesse Andrews only took up cycling four years ago but the 18-year-old is already a world champion, and winner of a Halberg award. Last night Ellesse was presented with the Emerging Talent trophy at the Halberg sports awards after a brilliant […]

Search for CTO to be widened

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Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Search for CTO to be widenedThe government is to widen the search for New Zealand’s first Chief Technology officer. Broadcasting, Communications, Digital Media and Government Digital Services Minister Clare Curran says she was heartened to receive more than 60 applications for this critical position but after careful consideration has decided […]

Kazo – Taiwanese Kazu Kazu, Lava Polo Buns And ‘Sexy’ Matcha Latte Bottles, At Chinatown Point

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Taiwanese Bakery Kazo has opened at Chinatown Point (nearer Hong Lim Food Centre side), offering a selection of Polo Buns, Cream Puffs, and Kazu Kazu which are long choux pastries. The brand is supposedly popular in Taiwan, with a different name of Nichifu 日芙洋菓子 with stores in Taichung. (My Taiwanese friends have never heard of it though.) Having just returned from Taiwan, I was inevitably curious towards Kazo and its products. Offerings included Premium Ice Cream Polo ($5.50 for 2 scoops, $3.80 for 1), Hokkaido Cream Golden Lava ($3.00), Crispy Cream Puff ($1.80), Kazu Kazu ($3.50), Cheese Tart ($3.00 for original, $3.20 for chocolate or matcha) and Kazoman Beverages ($3.00 – $3.50). This is like many things trending / instagrammable all in one store. The Premium Ice Cream Polo ($5.50) could remind some of Hokkaido Ice Cream Puff, in which you could choose from Hokkaido Cream, Matcha, and Chocolate. The former boosted a more crusty puff pastry and creamier quality ice cream, but lacked of that buttery fragrance. While I wished I could eat the Polo with my hands (like how the photos featured). In reality, the ice cream would start dripping within seconds and scooping from the provided plastic box would be cleaner. I was curious how the Kazu Kazu would match up with the famous Japan’s Zaku Zaku – which by the way has opened in Taipei and ‘inspired’ many other versions. This Kazu Kazu had a firmer crusty outer layer which I did not mind, though its filling of Hokkaido cream was mild and pale in comparison. My sense is the Hokkaido Cream Golden Lava ($3.00) could land up being its most popular item, as local consumers are still fascinated by the idea of flowing lava. Mine was indeed very molten. Though I suspect some might come...

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We should all have documents with dignity

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Source: Green Party Headline: We should all have documents with dignity Trans and intersex people in our community have been waiting too long for the dignity they deserve. It’s been a decade since the Human Rights Commission first highlighted the need to simplify the process for trans and intersex people to change the gender marker […]

Stay safe on the roads during wet weather

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MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Transport Agency – Release/Statement Headline: Stay safe on the roads during wet weather Transport Agency contractors are out checking all flood prone areas and monitoring roads for potholes. Transport Agency Journey Manager, Nigel D’Ath, says road users should plan ahead and check weather and road conditions before they travel. […]

Jio Health Is Using Technology To Humanize Healthcare

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

Recent data reports show that by 2020, fifty percent of global healthcare expenditure will be used to treat the three leading causes of mortality—cardiovascular disease, cancer, and respiratory disease. To give you a little perspective, that’s about US $4 trillion. Globally, we’re also seeing a reduction in the number of hospital beds and decreased government […]

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Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

by farahzulkifly @ halal food ho chi minh – Farah Zulkifly

ABOUT VIETNAM Timezone : UTC+07:00 Currency: Vietnam Dong (you can also use USD. RM is accepted in most of the shops at Ben Thanh Market) Visa: Not required for Malaysia Plug adapter: Others: Saigon is another name for Ho Chi … Continue reading

No new solutions in housing report

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Source: National Party – Headline: No new solutions in housing report The Government’s housing stocktake report released today adds no new knowledge or solutions and simply repeats the already well-publicised views of the authors, National’s Housing Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “The proposals are largely the ones the previous Government already had underway, however the Government […]

Hon Thom Island Fishing Village

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UPDATE: Crash in Burwood, Christchurch – fatal

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Source: New Zealand Police Headline: UPDATE: Crash in Burwood, Christchurch – fatal Source: New Zealand Police – Headline: UPDATE: Crash in Burwood, Christchurch – fatal Friday, 9 February 2018 – 10:53pm One person has died following a crash in Burwood, Christchurch this evening. A car and a motorbike collided on Queen Elizabeth II Drive shortly […]

Philippine mining company wins Bougainville search licence

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

By Franklin Kolma The Autonomous Bougainville Government has granted its second mining exploration licence to a Philippine company in a low-key event at Tunania, the seaside home of Bougainville crisis commander of rebel forces Sam Kauona. The event was set against the sombre double backdrop of the bloody crisis which had begun as a protest […]

Elephant Nature Park: A True Animal Sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

What drew me to Elephant Nature Park is it's "no elephant riding" policy. There are no bull hooks here, no elephants forced to kick soccer balls or paint for the entertainment of tourists. Instead, the park functions as a true rescue center and animal reserve.

New Zealand Tertiary Sector: University of Canterbury student-entrepreneur Summer Startup winners announced

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Source: University of Canterbury Headline: University of Canterbury student-entrepreneur Summer Startup winners announced This year’s winning startup ventures created by keen young University of Canterbury student entrepreneurs have been chosen at the recent EY Summer Startup Annual Showcase. The 12 finalists came from the 32 entrepreneurs who have been part of the University of Canterbury Centre for […]

Top 5 Children Activities in Saigon, Vietnam!

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We’re quite proud to say that we had our tours customers aged from 1 to 95 years old, and they all enjoyed it! Though parents are often quite scared to let their children on a motorbike in busy Saigon, we believe that is also a...

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep: My Favorite Temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai may not be as unique as Chiang Rai's White Temple, or as grand as Wat Pho in Bangkok, but for me, it's the most beautiful. It's a striking temple and my favorite thus far in Thailand.

3 reasons you should not book with XO Tours

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Although we are very proud of the acclaim our tours have received over the years, we realize that they are not suitable for everyone. These are the 3 main reasons we think some guests should not book our tours: If you are looking for a typical food tour – All the dishes and stops on the “Foodie” tour are carefully curated to…

6 Reasons for visiting Oman – tempted yet? :)

by Savi Vid @ Bruised Passports

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Oman surprised us in so many ways.   We went expecting the deserts, but it served us turquoise watering holes too. We went expecting lively villages, but it obliged us with peaceful mountain towns too. We went expecting historical sites, but it served up natural wonders too. We went expecting sand dunes, but it gave us […]

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Free Press Monday 12 January 2018

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Source: ACT Party Headline: Free Press Monday 12 January 2018 Facebook0 Twitter Massive Success Thank you to those who came out to the very short notice and very wet, but very well attended and very well reported rally to save Partnership Schools. We had always wondered how protests happened, when you get a passionate group […]

Flights to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) | Emirates Myanmar

Flights to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) | Emirates Myanmar


Emirates Myanmar

Book flights to Ho Chi Minh City today. Free Wi-Fi, comfortable seats and award-winning entertainment – all part of the Emirates experience. - Emirates Myanmar

Tet Holiday – No Rest for the Women

by Gerry Flynn @ HOTTABLE

"I never really thought about equality between men and women before – it was only when I met more foreigners. I just assumed I had to please my family and my future husband’s family."

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How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 2: South Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

In this, the second part of our two-part series on avoiding common tourist scams in Vietnam, we focus on popular tourist destinations in the south of the country. Saigon, Nha Trang and Hoi An all have their fair share of scams and safety hazards that travelers should be aware of. (Read Part 1 of this series…

Gender and Sexual Orientation Census Priority

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Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Gender and Sexual Orientation Census PriorityHon James Shaw Minister of Statistics   11 February 2018   MEDIA STATEMENT MEDIA RELEASE   Stats Minister makes clear his priority to have better data on gender identity and sexual orientation  The Minister of Statistics has written to the Chief Statistician making clear his expectation that […]

A Taste of Home at Union Jack's Fish & Chips

A Taste of Home at Union Jack's Fish & Chips


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Union Jack’s hit this writer right in the feels when he gorged himself happily on the traditional British favourite, fish and chips in sunny, sweaty Saigon.

Celebrate the #LunarNewYear with Year of the Dog Emoji on Twitter

by MIL OSI @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Media Outreach Headline: Celebrate the #LunarNewYear with Year of the Dog Emoji on Twitter SINGAPORE – MediaOutReach – 12 February 2018 – All set for the #LunarNewYear on February 16, 2018? 2018 isalso the #YearOfTheDog in the Chinese zodiac cycle wherethe Dog, a symbol of loyalty and honesty, ranks 11th of 12 animals. With […]

Raglan Community Radio Interview: Seabed Mining – from Raglan To Papua New Guinea

Raglan Community Radio Interview: Seabed Mining – from Raglan To Papua New Guinea

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

Seabed Mining – from Raglan To Papua New Guinea by Raglan Community Radio –  – Broadcast date: 2018-02-08 – KASM, seabed mining, Papua New Guinea https://archive.org/download/SeabedMiningInPNGLucilleParuAndNatalieLowry180208/Seabed%20Mining%20in%20PNG%20-%20Lucille%20Paru%20and%20Natalie%20Lowry%20180208.mp3 *** In this webcast, Raglan Community Radio talks to Lucille Paru, a leader in PNG’s fight against Seabed Mining – and also New Zealander, Natalie Lowry, who is part of the same […]

Ningxia Night Market 寧夏夜市 – 10 Must Have Taiwanese Street Food At This Food Heaven

Ningxia Night Market 寧夏夜市 – 10 Must Have Taiwanese Street Food At This Food Heaven


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Subscribe: [Taipei] Thanks to Fish Leong and her hit song Ning Xia 寧夏, I always wanted to stroll down Ningxia Night Market 寧夏夜市 while humming to that tune. While Ningxia Night Market is considered as a smaller scale food street compared to the other prominent ones like Shilin and Raohe, it doesn’t lose out in the food aspect. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); There is quite a variety of offerings, and both tourists and locals are here for its Fried Yam Balls, Oyster Omelette, Pork Liver Soup, Chicken Rice, Braised Pork Rice, Fried Bee Hoon and Mochi Balls. The whole stretch is about 150 metres long, with stalls lining on both sides. So while the crowd can be overwhelming, and walking spaces cramped during dinner hours, navigation up and down would still be relatively easier. Ningxia Night Market serves up many types of Taiwanese street food, and the notable fact is that many shops around have a history of at least 40 – 50 years. If you are not fussy or overly indulgent on food, I can suggest you dedicate about 1 to 2 hours here. Here are 10 Stalls At Ningxia Night Market you can look out for: 劉芋仔 Liu Yu Zai Easily the stall with the longest queue, but the hawkers were steady and fast. Two items are on sale: Deep Fried Taro Balls (NT$15), and Deep Fried Taro Balls with Salted Egg Yolk (NT$20). I suggest getting both – you won’t regret it. The Taro Balls contain soft savoury pork floss with a ball of salted egg yolk wrapped within. As you take a bite, you could marvel at the softness and natural sweetness of the taro, along with the varying textures of the fillings. Simple pleasure. 圓環邊蚵仔煎 Yuan Huan Oyster Omelette... Continue Reading

FIJI: Islands Business ex-publisher, director, journalist grilled over story

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Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Islands Business managing director Samisoni Pareti and journalist Nanise Volau have been questioned by Fiji police over a story published online by the Suva-based regional news magazine, IB reports. This follows the article published by Islands Business about Magistrate Andrew See who ruled in favour of Air Terminal Services (ATS) workers […]

How to get around Saigon on the cheap!

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

As tourists, Ho Chi Minh City can seem very centralized because not only are many of the tourist attractions around District 1, the centre of the city, but this district is also quite compact.  However, with 24 districts, the city is actually very spread out and some of the other districts are more than twice…

An Epic Road Trip Itinerary For Switzerland

by Savi Vid @ Bruised Passports

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Idyllic pastures, iconic mountain peaks, scenic chalets, quaint villages blanketed with snow, hand-crafted cheeses, bespoke chocolates, and some of the prettiest drives in the world – a road trip in Switzerland is one of those things you must experience once in a lifetime.   When to go on a road trip in Switzerland Skiers hit […]

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Did the Waikato DHB just admit to breaching the OIA?

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MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Did the Waikato DHB just admit to breaching the OIA? Did the Waikato DHB just admit to breaching the OIA? Media release from the Taxpayers’ Union MEDIA RELEASE Did the Waikato DHB just admit to breaching the OIA? 9 FEBRUARY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Waikato DHB […]

Joint fisheries patrol sends message on sustainable fishing

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Source: Ministry for Primary Industries – Headline: Joint fisheries patrol sends message on sustainable fishing Date: 09 Feb 2018 Media contact: MPI media team Telephone: 029 894 0328 Email: media@mpi.govt.nz A joint fisheries patrol conducted recently by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) underlines the Government’s commitment to […]

Food Courts And Parks In Ho Chi Minh City - Vietcetera

Food Courts And Parks In Ho Chi Minh City - Vietcetera


Vietcetera

Here are 5 food courts/parks to go to and end whatever food cravings you have. Choices are narrowed down so you'll be able to try almost everything at once.

A Taste of Home at Union Jack’s Fish & Chips

by Gerry Flynn @ HOTTABLE

"It was only when I realised my childhood chippy – Jack’s was getting closed down that I knew I had to act upon my instincts from back then and take on the mantle to introduce fish and chips to the market here."

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Stop sign behaviour causes concern

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Massey University – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Stop sign behaviour causes concern Video footage showed one in three drivers fail to stop at stop signs, even when there is a vehicle approaching from another direction After Dr Andrew Gilbey was fined for not stopping at a stop sign, he noticed a lot of other drivers […]

Travel Agents in China To Earn Double Points with G-Shop, GTA Loyalty Program

by MIL OSI @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Media Outreach Headline: Travel Agents in China To Earn Double Points with G-Shop, GTA Loyalty Program All new and existing G-Shop members will earndouble points from February to March 2018 SHANGHAI, CHINA – Media OutReach – 9 February 2018 – Globaltravel distributor GTA, part of the Hotelbeds Group, has launched a ‘Double thePoints, Double the […]

Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City

Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City


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Ho Chi Minh City has exotic food, colonial architecture, and memories of war, writes Guy Wilkinson.

The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Chiang Rai, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Chiang Rai is regarded as the northernmost "large city" in Thailand, though it isn't actually that big. It's much smaller and less developed as a tourist destination than neighboring Chiang Mai. It's perhaps best known for Wat Rong Khun, a striking all-white structure that serves as both a Buddhist temple and an art exhibition.

Life Of A Scuba Dive Instructor on Phu Quoc Island

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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The Life Of A Scuba Dive Instructor on Phu Quoc Island Meet Edgar, a Scuba Dive Instructor and underwater photographer living and enjoying life on Phu Quoc Island.   The following is his expat story. Interview with a phu quoc island scuba dive instructor About you What is your name and where are you from? My name is Edgars Balodis, and ... Read More

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Coffee Libre 커피리브레 – Hidden Award-Winning Cafe At Myeongdong Cathedral, Seoul

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[Seoul] When I needed a good coffee recommendation, food blogger Daniel (yeah, same name) from Seoul Eats took me to Coffee Libre 커피리브레at Hong Dae near Hongik University Station. The thing that makes Coffee Libre stand out from other coffee shops in the city is the fact that the owners are dedicated to coffee. This is from sourcing the best coffee beans in the world, and choosing to have different brewing methods. Established in 2012, Coffee Libre 커피리브레 is an independent coffee shop in Seoul with branches in Yeonnam-dong, Yeongdeung-po, Shinsegae, and Myeongdong. The name of the coffee shop comes from the Spanish word “libre”, which translates to Mexican luchador wrestlers. The icon on the cup did remind me of Jack Black’s character from the Mexican-American sports comedy film Nacho Libre. Coffee Libre grinds beans for every single cup of coffee, and they have participated in dozens of coffee-related events in the country. I have been to 3 different branches of Coffee Libre. Hong Dae’s branch has more indie vibes for coffee aficionados; Time Square has a much bigger space and appeals more to the young; while Myeongdong’s outlet is a hidden spot right in the middle of a tourist hub. This small branch of Coffee Libre in Myeongdong boasts a quite unusual location, as it is situated within the Myeong-dong Cathedral complex. Yes, right in front of the famous church. The interior is simple and cozy with several tables and a long bar. Guests can choose to either drink their coffee indoors or take it to go. They are especially known for sourcing their single-origin coffee beans via fair-trade directly, and obtaining highly regarded CoE (Cup of Excellence) beans as well. As one of the top independent roasters they participate in various coffee-related events in Korea, and top baristas...

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Explore Wat Rong Khun (White Temple), Baan Dam Museum (Black House), and Wat Rong Suea Ten (Blue Temple) in Chiang Rai, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Wat Rong Khun may the most popular but it isn't Chiang Rai's only draw. There are two other attractions close to the city that are worthy of your itinerary – Baan Dam Museum, aka Black House, and Wat Rong Suea Ten, otherwise known as the Blue Temple. You can visit all three in half a day.

Airbnb – Welcome to the world of trips!

Airbnb – Welcome to the world of trips!

by farahzulkifly @ Farah Zulkifly

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodation around the world — online or from a mobile phone or tablet. Basically Airbnb … Continue reading

Mata’afa Keni Lesa: Cyclone Gita’s over but remember Ofa’s vengeance

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

OPINION: By Mata’afa Keni Lesa, editor of the Samoa Observer Tropical Cyclone Gita has left just as quickly as it arrived on Friday night and yesterday morning. Within six hours, it left hundreds of people devastated as a result of strong winds and flooding. Folks, it sends shivers down the spine to think what more […]

2017 Spring Getaway – Perth, Australia

2017 Spring Getaway – Perth, Australia

by farahzulkifly @ Farah Zulkifly

ABOUT PERTH, AUSTRALIA Timezone : UTC+08:00 (same as Malaysia) Seasons: Summer (December – February), Autumn (March – May), Winter (June – August), Spring (September – November) Currency: Australia Dollar (AUD) Visa: Required for everybody who is traveling to Australia, except … Continue reading

Sugar Miss – Popular Instagrammable Marble Cube Cake And Marble Cheese Cake At Taipei

by admin @ DanielFoodDiary.com

[Taipei] One of Taipei’s most instagrammable dessert café of late has to be Sugar Miss, with photos of their famed Marble Cube Cake trending in several social media feeds (at least the Chinese ones). The Marble Cube Cakes come with varied fillings of matcha, raspberry and taro, available in very limited quantities. Each is priced about NT$240 – 265 (SGD$10.80 – SGD$11.90), considered on the higher side for Taiwan, though Singaporeans should be used to these prices for cakes. Do note there is a minimum expenditure of NT$200 required for each customer, which should be easily met as long as you get a drink. Reservations are recommended, as the café can get very popular during the weekends. As I arrived about 2pm, there were just 2 Marble Cube Cake left. The décor looked rather “Lady M” – all clean, white with marbled tables, and ironically Lady M Taipei is just located a short distance away with a moderately long queue. The entire vibes felt rather ‘cold’ though, without the extreme friendliness you see at other Taipei café places. Other offerings included the best-selling Marble Cheese Cake (NT$190 per slice, SGD$8.50), and Mille Crepe Cakes with flavours of Matcha Milk, Earl Grey, Valrhona Chocolate, Taro and Seasonal Fruit (NT$180 – 230, SGD$8.00 – 10.30). The Marble Cube Cake was certainly a good-looker, different from other conventional cakes, placed on a marbled plate on white table. This café certainly knows about how to get good lighting for optimal photos. Unfortunately, taste wise, it wasn’t the most impressive. It was OKAY. While the top molten layer looked melty, it was solidified and didn’t add much taste wise. Beneath was a chiffon layer and raspberry fillings that didn’t quite flow at all. It was probably just this cake, as I have seen other versions...

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Travel Agents in Singapore To Earn Double Points with G-Shop, GTA Loyalty Program

by MIL OSI @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: Media Outreach Headline: Travel Agents in Singapore To Earn Double Points with G-Shop, GTA Loyalty Program All new and existing G-Shop members will earndouble points from February to March 2018SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 9 February 2018 – Globaltravel distributor GTA, part of the Hotelbeds Group, has launched a ‘Double thePoints, Double the Rewards’ […]

Motorcycle tours in Vietnam

Motorcycle tours in Vietnam


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Are you looking for a unique experience during your trip to Vietnam? Hop on the back of one of our bikes and enjoy an awesome ride in Saigon!

Stand Up Paddle Boarding The Islands Of Phu Quoc

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  From South Korea To Phu Quoc For SUP: Stand up paddle boarding Flat seas, crystal clear water, light winds, 28 islands, 3 main rivers, 1 large lake and more importantly… no sharks! Phu Quoc is a dream destination for those who love action water sports and the island is slowly becoming the action water sports capital of Vietnam. WHAT'S ... Read More

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A dogs life on Phu Quoc Island

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A Dog's Life on Phu Quoc Island Recently we caught up with “Jimmy“, a cute little dog living on the main island of Phu Quoc, along with his two owners.  The following is an interview from Jimmy's perspective that will offer those of you who are planning on bringing a pet to Phu Quoc some insight from both a local ... Read More

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Enjoy a Cultural Tet in Central Vietnam: Hue, Da Nang, & Hoi An.

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

The North celebrates the Spring of 2018 with many unique festivals such as the Hai Ba Trung Festival, the beautiful pink peach-blossoms that line the streets, and a slight breeze that is both warming and reminiscent of home. The South, on the other hand, greets Tet with the charming yellow apricot-blossoms and joy in the […]

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The Best of Saigon Street Food: What To Eat And Where to Find It

The Best of Saigon Street Food: What To Eat And Where to Find It


Legal Nomads

Eat your way through Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon's streets with this guide to the best dishes and where to find them. Bonus section on visas, taxis, and more!

Twyford Reveals Ignorance About School in Own Electorate

by LiveNews Publisher @ LiveNews.co.nz

Source: ACT Party Headline: Twyford Reveals Ignorance About School in Own Electorate Facebook0 Twitter “Te Atatu MP Phil Twyford this morning revealed that he knows little about education in his own electorate, and little about his Government’s policy on Partnership Schools,” says ACT Leader David Seymour “Twyford said, in reference to Middle School West Auckland, […]

Far North Youth Council applications open

by Live News @ LiveNews.co.nz

MIL OSI – Source: Far North District Council – Release/Statement Headline: Far North Youth Council applications open The Far North Youth Council is searching for new leaders to help give young people in the Far North a voice in 2018…

5 Reasons To Visit The Faroe Islands (in photos!)

by Savi Vid @ Bruised Passports

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Think of city breaks in Scandinavia and the bustling capitals of Denmark and Sweden come to mind. Think of spectacular road trips in Northern Europe and Norway comes to find. Think of Northern Lights in Europe and Iceland automatically springs to mind. But what if there was a destination that offered a bit of everything […]

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Stocktake finds housing crisis deeper, more entrenched

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Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Stocktake finds housing crisis deeper, more entrenchedAn independent stocktake of New Zealand’s housing sector has found the housing crisis the country faces is deeper and more entrenched than previously revealed. Commissioned by Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford and released today, A Stocktake of New Zealand’s Housing assesses the […]

Butter bombs and fermented fish paste: A breakfast tour of Southeast Asia

Butter bombs and fermented fish paste: A breakfast tour of Southeast Asia


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Canadians often relegate breakfast to a boring meal of cereal, toast and eggs. The rest of the planet looks at this abbreviated menu and shrugs.

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