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 Korea's tallest Building 2018 Countdown Eve http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1896 johnkim Korea's tallest Building 2018 Countdown EveLotte World Tower 123rd floor fireworks display Mon, 1 Jan 2018 16:10:00 +0900 Lotte World Tower 123rd floor fireworks display Higher Education Ministry to give PhD students extension flexibil... http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1895 ariari77 Students who are currently pursuing PhD locally and abroad under the sponsorship of the Higher Education Ministry will be given the flexibility to extend the duration of their studies.Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said the move was in line with the goal of enhancing the people-friendly government delivery system aside from the practice “People First, Performance Now”.However, he said the prescribed extension period should not be regarded as automatic as it was based on merit, and consideration of the student’s pligh... Thu, 21 Dec 2017 08:04:40 +0900 DFA launches its first premium coffee boutique at Changi Airport http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1894 ariari77 The largest duty free retailer in the Western Hemisphere and Latin America is growing its footprint with the introduction of a new retail concept in Singapore. In mid-December 2017, the Duty Free Americas Group (DFA) will launch its first retail shop in Changi Airport, specializing in gourmet coffees from all around the world. This will expand its operations in Asia beyond its stores in Macau.Léon Falic, President of DFA, said: “BLACK: Barista Coffee World (BCW) will be our flagship retail outlet for coffee; and Changi Airport is the perfect... Thu, 21 Dec 2017 08:00:10 +0900 BLACK: Barista Coffee World brings globally sourced gourmet beans to Singap... Shilla Beauty Concert brought SHINee and Red Velvet to Changi Air... http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1893 ariari77 The Shilla Duty Free celebrates newly opened Changi Airport Terminal 4 store with one-night-only Shilla Beauty Concert featuring K-Pop Ambassadors SHINee and Red VelvetThe Shilla Duty Free’s Ambassadors, Korean pop sensations SHINee and Red Velvet visited Changi Airport Terminal 4 (T4) for the first time and met the media before their scheduled appearance at Shilla Beauty Concert on 24 November. They were here to celebrate The Shilla Duty Free’s newly opened Cosmetics & Perfumes store at Singapore Changi Airport’s T4. Landing in... Wed, 6 Dec 2017 05:10:08 +0900 Malaysia ranks 13th in English proficiency http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1892 ariari77 Malaysia has been ranked 13th in English language proficiency among non-native speakers in the world, according to the latest EF English Proficiency Index.Malaysia is the second best in Asia, after Singapore which is ranked number five out of 80 countries. Malaysia is ranked under the ‘high’ category while Singapore is ranked under the ‘very high’ category.Laos is ranked the 80th, with Iraq, Libya and Cambodia above it in that order. Malaysia had a score of 61.07 on the EF English Proficiency Index, while Singapore had 66.03... Wed, 6 Dec 2017 05:03:04 +0900 Penang victims return home after historic floods http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1891 ariari77 The worst appears to be over for Penang as some 7,000 flood victims return to their homes after a clean-up initiative that cleared nearly 10,000 tonnes of waste from streets and homes.State flood mitigation committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said all relief centres in the state had been closed, and that the massive two-day gotong-royong operation over the weekend had yielded great results.He said over 10,000 volunteers had cleared up 70% of mainland Seberang Perai and 95% of the island.Between Nov 5 and Nov 12, he added, 9,389 tonnes of waste had be... Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:52:51 +0900 Singapore warns against 2 health products from Malaysia http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1890 ariari77 The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has warned the public to avoid buying and consuming two health products from Malaysia that caused two elderly women to develop adverse reactions.In a press release on Nov 2, HSA said the two products - Wan Ling Ren Sem Chin Kuo Pill and Chong Cao Dan - were tested to contain undeclared Western medicinal ingredients.Both were promoted as traditional Chinese medicine claiming to contain herbal ingredients to help with conditions such as pain, numbness of the limbs and blood circulation.However, tests conducted by H... Wed, 8 Nov 2017 04:49:09 +0900 United Airlines launches non-stop Singapore-LA flights http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1889 ariari77 The 14,000km journey is currently the world’s longest nonstop flight to or from the USUnited Airlines launched its daily non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles on Oct 29.Flight UA38 departs Changi Airport at 11am Singapore time daily, arriving at Los Angeles International Airport at 11.15am Singapore time the same day. The flight is about 15 hours 15 minutes long, according to United Airlines.The returning flight, UA37, departs Los Angeles at 9.25pm, arriving in Singapore at 6.20am two days from departure. It is more than two hour... Wed, 8 Nov 2017 04:46:36 +0900 M'sia blocks Fan Fiction web portal for obscene content http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1888 ariari77 The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has confirmed blocking the website Fan Fiction, which provides a popular online writers forum, following public complaints of obscene content.A spokesperson for the commission said the site was barred last week after it received feedback about the lewd and explicit nature of its erotic stories.“MCMC received complaints from the public on the contents of this website.“Our team made a detailed study and found that there were contents which include obscene scenes from their roma... Fri, 27 Oct 2017 05:21:59 +0900 McDonald’s Introduces Smartphone Lockers http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1887 ariari77 ▶ Families are encouraged to lock away their devices so they are not distracted▶ The ‘Phone Off, Fun On’ campaign has rolled out at selected outlets in SingaporeMcDonald’s has introduced mobile phone lockers and table service at its flagship Marine Cove outlet in Singapore to help families rediscover quality time together, the fast-food chain said on Monday (Oct 16).The mobile phone locker, the first-of-its-kind in Singapore, encourages parents and children to put their devices away safely and focus on family bonding, it said.... Fri, 27 Oct 2017 05:18:17 +0900 Malaysia-Singapore forming subway shuttle company http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1886 ariari77 New link to complement high speed intercity service, boost IskandarRail operators SMRT and Prasarana Malaysia signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Tuesday (Sep 26) to form a joint venture company to finance, build and operate the Johor Baru-Singapore rail link that will be ready seven years from now.The signing ceremony for the Rail Transport System (RTS) Link paves the way for both sides to work on a joint venture agreement and the incorporation of a joint venture company that will operate the line, the two companies said.The JB-Singapore RTS ... Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:10:27 +0900 AirAsia X launches exclusive direct route to Jeju from KL http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1885 ariari77 Promo all-in fares starting from RM199 one-way to experience the mountains, oceans, foods and more of JejuAirAsia X announces Jeju, South Korea as its latest destination today, setting its course to commence 4 times weekly exclusive direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to the idyllic island on 12 December 2017 with promotional all-in fares from RM199 one-way.The special promo of all-in fares from RM199 one-way on standard seat and RM899 one-way on award winning Premium Flatbed will run from 10 to 15 October 2017 for travel between 12 December 2017 and 25... Tue, 10 Oct 2017 05:58:41 +0900 Taste of the exotic…‘Nasi lemak’ condoms from Malaysia http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1884 ariari77 A Malaysian condom company is hoping to spice up sex lives with a contraceptive that tastes like the country's ultimate comfort food - nasi lemak.Industry giant Karex, which claims to be the world's biggest condom maker, already offers an array of flavours in various pleasure-boosting textures, from grape to the pungent tropical fruit durian. It is now set to launch a condom inspired by nasi lemak, originally a cheap breakfast consumed at street-side stalls but now common across the country.The dish consists of rice cooked with coconut milk, served wi... Thu, 5 Oct 2017 15:46:33 +0900 Parking.sg app available for download http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1883 ariari77 The Parking.sg app, which lets motorists pay for parking at public carparks through their mobile phones, is already available for download.According to the Apple App Store and Google Play store, the app was updated on both stores on Friday (Sept 29).As of Saturday (Sept 30) 11.40pm, the app was downloaded between 1,000 and 5,000 times on the Google Play store, with 29 reviews. The Apple App Store does not give an indication of the number of times an app has been downloaded.The Parking.sg app was announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at this y... Thu, 5 Oct 2017 15:42:09 +0900 China town Mid-Autumn Festival 2017 http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1882 ariari77 - Nostalgic-themed lantern display featuring Singapore’s traditional lanterns inspires this year’s Street Light-Up- Family togetherness celebrated at inaugural Mid-Autumn Family FestThis year’s Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival (牛车水庆中秋) invites local and overseas visitors to immerse themselves in the most well-loved traditions of the annual festival. Themed “Celebrations of our Traditions 《传统新意庆中秋,同心共乐贺团圆》”, this year’s festival will bring back the traditional cellophane lante... Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:14:41 +0900 42-year-old man dies during Singapore International Triathlon http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1881 ariari77 A competitor died during the swim portion of the Singapore International Triathlon on Sunday (10 Sept), the Triathlon Association of Singapore (TAS) said in a statement.The man, identified in media reports as Steve Begley, 42, was given immediate medical assistance and resuscitation was attempted by a doctor using an Automated External Defibrillator. He was transported to Singapore General Hospital for treatment, but could not be revived.“We have established contact with his family and we will do our best to render them any assistance they may r... Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:34:38 +0900 ORACLE Brings Korean Leading Beauty Center in Kuala Lumpur http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1880 ariari77 Oracle Beauty Center, leading Korea and the world’s largest beauty center, celebrated the official Grand Opening in the heart of Kuala Lumpur on 24 August 2017.With a global network of 70 centers including Japan, Hong Kong Taiwan, China, the Philippines and Vietnam; the first Oracle was brought to Malaysia with HSC Healthcare Group located at Menara HSC, less than 2km away from the iconic Petronas Twin Towers KLCC. Mr. Derrick Chan, Group Chief Executive Officer of HSC Healthcare Group stated, “We are proud to bring a true Korean beauty ... Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:27:25 +0900 Transformation, Creativity and Beyond: 18th APRCE 2017 http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1879 ariari77 Transformation, Creativity and Beyond: 18th​ ​APRCE 2017 to address new retail trends and issues in Asia-Pacific’s largest retail event in Kuala Lumpur The 18th Asia-Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition (APRCE) will take place at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from October 25 to 27, 2017. About 3,000 delegates from 18 countries are expected at Asia Pacific’s largest retail event which is held once every two years. Organised by the Malaysia Retailers Association (MRA) and endorsed by Federation of AsiaPacific Retailers Associ... Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:20:04 +0900 Singapore launches the first human milk bank http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1877 ariari77 Mothers who do not have enough breast milk to feed their premature or sick infants will now be able to draw on Singapore’s first human milk bank launched on Thursday as part of a new three-year pilot between KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) and Temasek Foundation Cares.The programme aims to “provide a ready supply of safe, pasteurised human breast milk” donated for premature and sick neonates of mothers who may be unable to provide adequate breast milk to support their babies’ requirement”, said KKH and T... Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:12:16 +0900 Health Ministry: Malaysia does not import eggs from Europe http://e.koreanpress.net/detail.php?number=1878 ariari77 Malaysia is not importing chicken eggs from Europe that are allegedly contaminated with fipronil chemicals as published by the media recently.Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a statement, tonight said the European Union delegates to Malaysia had also confirmed that no eggs or egg products from European countries were exported to this country.“Ministry of Health (MOH) is always sensitive and caring about things that can threaten the consumers health.“If users have any concerns about any food safety issues, please... Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:05:00 +0900