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  1. Penang ranks among the most popular places in Malaysia where foreigners buy real estate. Known for its cuisine, luxury condos, beaches, and metropolitan areas, Penang is a top destination for investors, retirees, and expats alike. Yet when considering Penang as your investment choice, it is important to differentiate between Penang island and Penang province. When referring to Penang, people usually mean the island, which includes the large city of Georgetown. The province, by contrast, includes the island and parts of mainland Malaysia. In this guide, our f
  2. ] FILE PHOTO: A Vietnam Dong note is seen in this illustration photo May 31, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration/File Photo By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Trade Representative's office on Friday said it had determined that no tariff action against Vietnam was warranted after its central bank agreed with the U.S. Treasury not to manipulate its currency for an export advantage. In a statement, USTR said it found that the U.S. Treasury-State Bank of Vietnam agreement earlier this week "provides a satisfactory resolution of the matter su
  3. Vietnam's biggest cities tighten restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge FILE PHOTO: A man living in an area under lockdown receives food through a barricade during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam will extend a lockdown in Ho Chi Minh City until Aug. 1 and impose stricter restrictions in the capital Hanoi from Saturday, as the Southeast Asian country battles its worst wave of COVID-19 infections. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225256-vietnams-bigges
  4. FILE PHOTO: A man living in an area under lockdown receives food through a barricade during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam will extend a lockdown in Ho Chi Minh City until Aug. 1 and impose stricter restrictions in the capital Hanoi from Saturday, as the Southeast Asian country battles its worst wave of COVID-19 infections. After successfully containing the virus for much of the pandemic, Vietnam has been facing a complicated outbreak of the virus, with southern business
  5. Philippines evacuates thousands as monsoon rains flood Manila, provinces A man on a bicycle wades through a flooded street in Manila, Philippines, July 24, 2021. REUTERS/Lisa Marie David MANILA (Reuters) -Philippine authorities moved thousands of residents in the capital, Manila, out of low-lying communities on Saturday as heavy monsoon rains, compounded by a tropical storm, flooded the city and nearby provinces. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225255-philippines-evacuates-thousands-as-monsoon-rains-flood-manila-provinces/
  6. A man on a bicycle wades through a flooded street in Manila, Philippines, July 24, 2021. REUTERS/Lisa Marie David MANILA (Reuters) -Philippine authorities moved thousands of residents in the capital, Manila, out of low-lying communities on Saturday as heavy monsoon rains, compounded by a tropical storm, flooded the city and nearby provinces. The national disaster agency said about 15,000 people, most of them from a flood-prone Manila suburb, had moved into evacuation centres. "We decided to evacuate early," said Luzviminda Tayson, 61. "We don't w
  7. Village Work Co.Ltd held a training course for people with disabilities, in Chamkar Doung village, Dongkor District, to recycle waste, to provide a new opportunity for these people to enjoy a good life, and innovate a way to deal with trash by recycling and turning it into useful products. Mrs. Norm Bunnak, CEO of Village Work Co.ltd, believes that this initiative comes as moral support for people with disabilities, encouraging them to work, in addition to preserving the environment and creating job opportunities for this segment, noting that the company informs workers about work
  8. Driver dies after he crashes his motorbike into a pickup truck in the Pattaya area A driver has been pronounced dead at the scene after his motorbike collided with a pickup truck in Banglamung last night (July 23rd). Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225250-driver-dies-after-he-crashes-his-motorbike-into-a-pickup-truck-in-the-pattaya-area/
  9. A driver has been pronounced dead at the scene after his motorbike collided with a pickup truck in Banglamung last night (July 23rd). The Nongprue Police were notified of the accident at 7:00 P.M. near the Nong Hin Intersection. Emergency responders and The Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find the damaged pickup truck on the roadside and the damaged motorbike in a ditch. Mr. Sang Suwagee, 42, was pronounced dead at the scene. Full story: https://thepattayanews.com/2021/07/24/driver-dies-after-he-crashes-his-motorbike-inti-a-pickup-truck-in-the-pattaya-a
  10. Pattaya Community Support helping those in need during the current Covid-19 crisis Things are tough right now in Pattaya, with an estimated 80 to 90 percent of businesses closed, either by mandate or due to lack of traffic, and tens of thousands either out of work or laid off temporarily. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225249-pattaya-community-support-helping-those-in-need-during-the-current-covid-19-crisis/
  11. Things are tough right now in Pattaya, with an estimated 80 to 90 percent of businesses closed, either by mandate or due to lack of traffic, and tens of thousands either out of work or laid off temporarily. This is due to an ongoing Covid-19 situation seeing hundreds of daily cases in Chonburi that has led the government to take strict measures, closing many places, even beaches, and pools! This has led to thousands in charity and food lines across the city daily who need help with their daily expenses and simply to feed themselves and their families as government support and aid a
  12. Panipak wins taekwondo’s 49kG gold medal for Thailand On a day of many upsets, Thailand’s taekwondo flyweight queen Panipak Wongpattanakit did not disappoint in the end, winning her first Olympic gold by a hair on Saturday (July 24) to add to her two world championships. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225248-panipak-wins-taekwondo’s-49kg-gold-medal-for-thailand/
  13. On a day of many upsets, Thailand’s taekwondo flyweight queen Panipak Wongpattanakit did not disappoint in the end, winning her first Olympic gold by a hair on Saturday (July 24) to add to her two world championships. In the final bout, Spanish 17-year-old Adriana Cerezo Iglesias was seven seconds away from gold when a 2-point body kick from Panipak reversed a 1-point lead, sending her crumpling on the mat in tears. Panipak dramatically won her first gold in the women’s 49-kilogram final, scoring two points on a body kick inside the final 10 seconds for an 11-10 victory
  14. Thailand reports daily record of 15,335 coronavirus cases, 129 deaths FILE PHOTO: Public health officers bring coronavirus disease (COVID-19) swab testing to residents living in remote communities, amid the rise of coronavirus disease infections, in Samut Prakan, near Bangkok, Thailand, July 19, 2021. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun Thailand on Sunday reported 15,335 coronavirus cases, a daily record, bringing the country's cumulative cases to 497,302. Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1225246-thailand-reports-daily-record-of-15335-coronavirus-cases-129-deat
  15. FILE PHOTO: Public health officers bring coronavirus disease (COVID-19) swab testing to residents living in remote communities, amid the rise of coronavirus disease infections, in Samut Prakan, near Bangkok, Thailand, July 19, 2021. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun Thailand on Sunday reported 15,335 coronavirus cases, a daily record, bringing the country's cumulative cases to 497,302. Of the new cases, 641 were among prisoners. Thailand also reported 129 new deaths, bringing total fatalities to 4,059. Sunday's figures continues with the upward trajectory of
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