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Wild Thai tiger cub footage sparks hope for endangered species

BANGKOK: Conservationists on Tuesday (Mar 29) hailed the discovery of a new breeding population of tigers in Thailand as a “miraculous” victory for a sub-species nearly wiped out by poaching. Images of some tigers including six cubs, captured by camera traps in an eastern Thai jungle throughout 2016, confirm the presence of what is only… Read More »

Sewol 'remains' are animal bones: South Korea ministry

SEOUL: Bone fragments recovered from the wreck of South Korea’s Sewol ferry are from an animal and not human remains, the maritime ministry said Tuesday (Mar 28).  Authorities had earlier announced the pieces were human – raising the prospect of closure for families of at least some of the nine passengers whose bodies were never… Read More »

LTA rolls out bicycle parking zones

SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has introduced new bicycle parking zones in seven new locations as amid a push for Singapore to be a car-lite city.  The parking zones – demarcated by bright yellow lines – provide about 750 additional parking spaces for both bicycle owners and users of rental bicycles immediately while LTA… Read More »

Imagining libraries of the future

SINGAPORE: From the use of data analytics, to possibly even virtual reality in the future – public libraries in Singapore are undergoing a transformation in a bid to remain relevant in an increasingly digital world. Just over a week old – the new Sengkang Public Library is home to more than 125,000 books, digital content… Read More »

Sex tourism in Pattaya frustrates Thai government

PATTAYA, Thailand: With mascots dressed as smiling fish and a police rock band, Thai authorities launched a “Happy Zone” at the weekend to improve the image of a city notorious for sex tourism. Stung by foreign headlines portraying the seaside resort of Pattaya as “Sin City” and “The World’s Sex Capital”, Thailand’s government has begun… Read More »

24-hour gyms: Perfect fit for gym rats and night owls?

SINGAPORE: Exercising in the wee hours of the morning is the norm for 25-year-old Firdaus Ismail, who works shifts at a bank and has irregular days off. “I’ve already tried out other gyms previously and the reason I chose this gym is the environment which suits me,” said Firdaus on Gymmboxx Keat Hong. “l’ll usually… Read More »

Finnish start-up wants to teach 5-year-olds quantum physics

SINGAPORE: Imagine your five-year-old being able to tell you about quarks, protons and the periodic table. Not a big deal, until you realise those are fundamental components of particle physics. But instead of having to learn it by rote memorisation in class when they are older, young children can be exposed to these basics through… Read More »