koreanpress http://e.koreanpress.net koreanpress ko Wed,28 Nov 2007 01:00:00 +0900 john@koreanpress.net koreanpress http://e.koreanpress.net http://e.koreanpress.net/img/logo.gif Field-testing 5G connectivity in Malaysia http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1875 ariari77 The domestic telecommunications technology is set to evolve into a whole new level after Celcom Axiata Bhd and Ericsson conducted the country's first 5G trial on May 19.Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia Datuk Jailani Johari said the 5G technology was crucial - from empowering the local industry across telecommunication, finance and industrial sectors; to government and private sectors - thus becoming the key to achieving the target to become a developed nation by 2020."With the recent launch of the premier digital hub of the world'... Sat, 20 May 2017 04:52:06 +0900 “You Can Now Buy Luxury Cars through a Vending Machine” http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1874 ariari77 Singapore is now home to the world’s largest luxury car vending machine. Owned by Autobahn Motors, the real-life car collection box can house 60 luxury sports cars from some of the world’s biggest brands.Imagine a vending machine, but for Ferraris, Lamborghinis Bentleys, and Porsches. It’s the quirky car buying experience you didn’t know you needed. 15-story tower filled with high-end cars from used car seller Autobahn Motors opened recently in Singapore, according to the company’s website. The structure can hold up to ... Sat, 20 May 2017 04:36:46 +0900 Singapore Heritage Festival 2017 kicks off http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1873 ariari77 Hawker stalls will line the Singapore River once again, harking back to the 1970s and early 1980s when Empress Place Food Centre was the epicentre of hot satay and cooling coconut water. Temporary stalls selling food - including satay, of course - will be part of the 14th edition of the Singapore Heritage Festival, said the National Heritage Board (NHB). These stalls will open on May 12 and 13.The NHB expects about 1.5 million visitors for this year’s festival which will run over three weekends from April 28 to May 14.The festival, organised wit... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:47:41 +0900 American Olympian Joins Volleyball World Tour in Langkawi http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1872 ariari77 KUALA LUMPUR, 11 APRIL 2017 – David McKienzie, American Olympic volleyball player and husband to Malaysia’s sweetheart, Lana Nordin, will take on the shores of Pantai Cenang in the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour – Malaysia Open coming Saturday and Sunday, 15 and 16 April 2017. The former Olympian will partner with 27-year-old Andrew Dentler as the wildcard team in the men’s game.Born on 5 July 1979, the 37-year-old indoor volleyball player joined the U.S. National Team in 2001. In 2003, he helped the team in winning the NOR... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:51:59 +0900 Singapore to shutter 2G services by April 1 http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1871 ariari77 Singapore will pull the plug on 2G mobile services on 1 April 2017, in a bid to free up bandwidth for 3G and 4G services that better meet the needs of consumers and businesses in the city-state.The move was first announced in 2015 by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), which had approved the request by all three Singapore telcos – Singtel, StarHub and M1 – to switch off their 2G networks.IMDA said it took into consideration the evolving technology landscape and migration of consumers to 3G and 4G technologies, which offer more... Thu, 6 Apr 2017 09:02:24 +0900 April 24 a p.holiday for Agong’s installation http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1870 ariari77 Putrajaya today announced a public holiday on April 24 to mark the installation of Sultan Muhammad V from Kelantan as Malaysia’s 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong.Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Ali Hamsa said the declaration is made under the Public Holidays Act 1951, which applies to states in the peninsula as well as the federal territory of Labuan in Borneo Malaysia.He added that Sabah and Sarawak have been told to ratify the public holiday under their respective state laws.Sultan Muhammad V was elected as the country’s King when... Mon, 3 Apr 2017 11:56:08 +0900 N. Korean ambassador given 48 hours to leave Malaysia http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1869 ariari77 North Korean ambassador Kang Chol has been declared persona non grata in Malaysia and has been asked to leave the country within 48 hours. The Foreign Ministry informed Kang Chol of the decision after he failed to turn up at the ministry in Putrajaya.STATEMENT BY YB DATO’ SRI ANIFAH HAJI AMAN,MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF MALAYSIA REGARDING THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT’S DECLARATION OF HIS EXCELLENCY MR. KANG CHOL, THE AMBASSADOR OF THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA AS PERSONA NON GRATA Pursuant to my instructions, His Excel... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 17:19:21 +0900 Park In-bee storms to victory in Singapore http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1868 ariari77 Inbee Park provided the galleries at Sentosa Golf Club with a masterclass in putting on the final day of the HSBC Women’s Champions, as she claimed her second victory in the prestigious tournament.The Olympic champion and winner of seven Majors was unstoppable on the New Tanjong Course, leaving the rest of the field in her wake as she notched up eight birdies in ten holes. Her score of 8-under-par 64 set a new course record and saw her claim the title by a single stroke over second placed Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand, at 19-under-par.To her cre... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 16:56:06 +0900 Singapore Airlines Stewardess Found Dead in SF Hotel Room http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1867 ariari77 Vanessa Yeap, a 38-year-old leading flight attendant for Singapore Airlines checked in at a San Francisco hotel for a layover of a long-haul January 28 flight. She and other crew member were to report back for a 1 a.m. flight on February 1, meaning they would have to check out of the hotel a few hours before their schedule.But because Vanessa did not show up in the lobby, her co-workers decided to check her room. There, they found the flight stewardess lifeless in her room.The crew attempted to resuscitate Vanessa but failed to revive her. According t... Wed, 8 Feb 2017 10:03:27 +0900 Malaysia’s most wealthy people in the spotlight http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1866 ariari77 In a year in which tycoons and their businesses faced headwinds both locally and globally, fortunes were made and lost by the nation’s wealthiest.From currency shocks, commodity price fluctuations and a property glut right down to an overall decline in business sentiment, some were able to capitalise on these events, while others saw their fortunes taking a hit.The biggest increase in wealth was made by 56-year-old Datuk Koon Poh Keong of Press Metal Bhd. Shares of the aluminium producer surged more than 100% last year, propelling him 18 rungs to ... Wed, 8 Feb 2017 08:52:47 +0900 Malaysia’s growth is one that developed countries can only drea... http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1865 ariari77 Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak vowed that the government will always place the security and welfare of the people first, as Malaysia welcomes New Year 2017. Thanking the police and armed forces for their huge efforts in maintaining public order and security, the Prime Minister gave his assurance that the government would remain vigilant over security matters.The Prime Minister's message is reproduced below:As we begin 2017, first let me express my deepest gratitude to Tuanku Abdul Halim ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah for his service to Malaysia. His Ma... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 06:20:39 +0900 Growth expected to be over 1pc, Govt watching economy closely: PM... http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1864 ariari77 The world is in flux and there are difficult and uncertain times ahead with profound angst and discontent over globalisation in developed countries, but Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is confident that Singapore can still do well in this climate, he said in his New Year message on Saturday (Dec 31)."Whatever the challenges, I am confident that Singapore will pull through, because of the spirit and resilience of our people," he said, citing the likes of swimmer Joseph Schooling, para-swimmers Yip Pin Xiu and Theresa Goh and other upstanding Singap... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 06:13:51 +0900 Private economists lower growth forecast for Singapore http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1863 ariari77 The Republic’s economy is expected to grow by 1.4 per cent this year, according to private-sector economists who have slashed their forecast in the latest quarterly survey by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The economists had projected growth to be 1.8 per cent in the previous survey in September. For 2017, the 22 economists polled expect Singapore’s gross domestic product (GDP) to grow by 1.5 per cent, also down from their previous forecast of 1.8 per cent.The MAS survey, which was released on Wednesday (Dec 14), came after wea... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 06:45:01 +0900 Malaysia to Stop Hosting Formula One After 2018 http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1862 ariari77 Country to focus on popular Motorcycle Grand Prix, extending contract through 2021Malaysia will stop hosting Formula One Grand Prix races once its contract ends in 2018 and will give way to Motorcycle GrandPrix, tourism minister Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said Monday.The International Automobile Federation, the governing body of motor sport, wasn’t immediately available for comment.“I think the people have lost interest (on F1),” Mr. Nazri said after his session at the parliament in Malaysia’s capital. “However, if Moto... Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:46:23 +0900 Ha Na Jang to Defend Title on the new Tanjong http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1861 ariari77 Reigning champion Hana Jang has confirmed that she will defend her title at the 2017 HSBC Women’s Champions, taking place at Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore 2 – 5 March 2017.The tenth edition of the HSBC Champions will take place for the first time on the recently renovated New Tanjong course after four enthralling years on The Serapong at Sentosa.Jang, who become the third South Korean after Jiyai Shin (2009) and Inbee Park (2015) to hold aloft the prestigious trophy in March, famously celebrated her ninth title with a now famous Beyonc&eacu... Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:25:47 +0900 Gardens By The Bay's new rock garden http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1860 ariari77 “What do you think that looks like?” could be an oft-heard refrain from visitors to Gardens by the Bay’s newest attraction, The Canyon. Featuring more than 60 one-of-a-kind rock forms naturally sculpted by Mother Nature, the 0.4 hectare rock garden launched today by Lawrence Wong, Minister for National Development & Second Minister for Finance, seeks to take visitors on a journey of discovery and imagination. Designed by established Japanese landscape designer Jun-ichi Inada, The Canyon, which is located just steps away from the Far... Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:53:47 +0900 Featuring the largest collection of sculptural rocks in Singapore, The Cany... Inaugural Singapore Writers Festival Access Programme http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1859 ariari77 For the first time, Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities will be able to participate in the Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) organised by the National Arts Council.The British Council announced their support towards the SWF’s first-ever Access Programme. The SWF Access Programme will introduce sign language interpretation for Deaf and hearing impaired participants at 12 selected SWF events. This pilot initiative hopes to increase arts access for local beneficiaries, and enable opportunities for them to be a part of the Festival.The Access Progra... Fri, 4 Nov 2016 13:00:02 +0900 British Council lends support to Singapore Writers Festival to make the fes... Malaysia introduces new airport tax http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1858 ariari77 The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) has revised the passenger service charges (PSC), or airport tax, in Malaysia, and introduced a new and lower PSC tier for travel to Asean countries effective Jan 1 next year.The revised rates are: RM11 for domestic flights (up from RM6 at klia2 and RM9 at all other airports), and RM35 for flights to Asean countries from all airports in Malaysia (currently RM32 at klia2 and RM65 at KLIA).For flights to international destinations excluding Asean, the PSC is RM50 (up from RM32) for departures from klia2 and RM73... Fri, 4 Nov 2016 12:55:34 +0900 Cheaper charges for Asean flights from Jan 1 ANZ to sell Asia wealth and retail units to DBS http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1857 ariari77 ANZ’s chief executive has defended the Australian bank’s embattled presence in Asia following the sale of its retail and wealth management units — businesses that his predecessor had described as “stepping stones” into the region.Shayne Elliott, head of the Melbourne-based lender, on Monday announced the sale of operations in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Taiwan and Indonesia, marking the bank’s second major Asian divestment this year.Singapore-based DBS agreed to buy the businesses, which represent total deposits of... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:23:34 +0900 Embassy of ROK hosts SOULE BEAT performance 2016 http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1856 ariari77 Korea lovers, mark your calendars and catch some of the best Korean performance at the Soul Beat cultural performance from 7 November to 8 November 2016. The Soul Beat performance which is organized by organized by The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Malaysia in collaboration with Korea Foundation and University of Malaya offers a unique chance for Korea lovers to experience the vibrancy of the Korean culture. The performance will be held at Perdanasiswa Auditorium of the University Malaya Kuala Lumpur. Besides showcasing and promoting Korean perf... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:18:29 +0900