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Monday, December 20, 2010

Brunei to enter bottled water export market – The Brunei Times

Brunei’s Superwater Marketing, along with a Singaporean brand consultancy firm, will launch the Sultanate’s first bottled water product in the overseas market in February next year. The brand will showcase Brunei’s authentic and natural water, representing the country’s solid reputation in rainforest preservation. The company plans to increase production from 30,000 cartons per month to 100,000 cartons to meet overseas demand. Read full story here.

URL: http://www.bt.com.bn/business-national/2010/12/20/brunei-branded-bottled-water-soon-export-markets

Tags: Brunei business, Brunei company, Brunei companies

Singapore housing cash premiums drops in Q3 - AsiaOne

The housing market in Singapore is slowly inching towards becoming a “buyer’s market” as the cash over valuation (COV), the cash demanded by resale flat sellers, falls to 10 percent in the period from July to September this year. In a survey conducted by three leading property agencies on 20 Housing Development Board (HDB) towns in the island state revealed that the Bukit Timah area has seen the biggest drop in COV figures, falling by 32 percent. Read full story here.

URL: http://business.asiaone.com/Business/My%2BMoney/Property/Story/A1Story20101219-253518.html

Tags: Singapore property, Singapore property market, HDB Singapore, Singapore apartments

Friday, December 17, 2010

“We don’t need aerobridges,” AirAsia tells Malaysian airport authorities – The Star Online

In order to keep their rates low, budget carrier AirAsia has asked the Malaysian Airports Holdings BHD (MAHB) that it will not be requiring aerobridges in the new constructed low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) that is presently being constructed. AirAsia chief executive officer (CEO) Tony Fernandes has officially informed the MAHB of its intent to scrap the aerobridges for its operation in the Kuala Lumpur airport since it would entail additional costs for their flyers. Read full story here.

URL: http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/12/20/business/7653942&sec=business

Tags: Air Asia, Malaysia airport, Malaysia, Air Asia airline, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur flights, travel to Malaysia

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Vietnam bares 10-year plan to develop tourism industry – Viet Nam News

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has embarked on a decade-long tourism development plan to further tap the country’s 3,000-kilometer coastline, which contains some of the world’s finest white beaches. Recognizing the preference of tourists for Vietnam’s coastal beaches, tourism authorities are pushing plans to enhance tourist interest in high-value beach tours particularly in markets from Europe, Australia, North America, Russia, and the former Soviet bloc markets. Read full story here.

URL: http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/Industries/206735/Viet-Nam-targets-wealthy-tourists.html

Tags: Vietnam, Vietnam tourism, Vietnam travel, Vietnam tours