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The Best Passport in Asia Is…

It’s no secret that Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin has given up his US passport for a long time now. The rumours immediately started that he was going to take up Singapore citizenship since he currently resides in the island state. However, the restriction that Singapore does not allow for dual citizenship would have meant that Eduardo had to give up ...

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Make friends in Singapore with SgKakis.com

Did you hear about the new nasi lemak store near block 230? Are you coming to the flea market at SCAPE on Saturday? Where are you watching the Euro 2012 opening match in Hougang? A new hyper-localized social-networking app named SgKakis is in town, aimed at localizing the social networks in Singapore. The site is geared towards the local community ...

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Eduardo Saverin to become Singapore citizen

Eduardo Saverin drops US Citizenship for tax reasons “SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) – Facebook co-founder, Mr Eduardo Saverin, has renounced his United States (US) citizenship, according to an Internal Revenue Service report, just days before the company’s record initial public offering.” Read more at http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIStory_798141.html

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HD Asian Art – Building a business and lifestyle from a passion for Southeast Asia

Before setting up HDAsianArt.com – a gallery of unique, affordable, museum quality Southeast Asian art – we had, for 20 years, found joy in travelling and experiencing Southeast Asia. Along with wonderful people, amazing food and unique encounters we enjoyed seeking out and acquiring high quality Asian Art, for our personal enjoyment. Returning home friends and family would always comment ...

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Sekrett Scilensce (アソシエイツ) – Freestyle music from Japan

Forget the manufactured, robotic and Hollywood sounds that you’re sick of. Freestyle music is back and it has some upgrades. The best news you wonder? For starters, NO AUTO-TUNE; something lurks behind the wall of scenes depicting simplicity in the Red Carpet land, and if you can, hear this song, “The Love Is Sound”; make peace with your mind, realize ...

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Japan in the Heart

I just discovered a new site related to Japan: Japan in the Heart: Help Change Someone’s Life Today it will bring both help and hope to those right in the heart of this troubled region. Do check it out. Cheers!

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IT business in India vs China. Points to consider

IT business in India vs China. Points to consider Population India China 1.17b 1.3b Labor Force India China 467 million 813.5 million GDP PPP India China $3.57 trillion $8.75 trillion IT Outsourcing Market Size India China $70 billion $20 billion Salary Demands India China Sharply Increasing Steady Management Talent Pool India China Strong management skills with continual growth and investment ...

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The Times Higher Education university rankings for Asian universities are out for 2011-2012

The Times Higher Education university rankings for Asian universities are out for 2011-2012 (for those that take university rankings seriously). Taking the top five spots are: 1. University of Tokyo. Japan. 2. University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong. 3. National University of Singapore. Singapore. 4. Peking University. China. 5. Kyoto University. Japan. Naturally I’m not too sure what the implications ...

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Be a Part of Japanese Art History in New York City

On the 20th October, Japanese realist painter Smizu Matsuki (see her Wikipedia page here) will receive honors in New York City for being the first woman to inducted into the exclusive Salmagundi Art Club, nearly 40 years ago. The club features some of the greatest of the world’s realist painters. Some Noted Works of Samizu Matsuki Due to some strange ...

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5 Asian Martial Arts You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

There are many martial arts based in Asia… but if asked on the spot we are likely to name any of the major ones like karate, ju-jitsu, chinese gong-fu, tae-kwon-do, judo, etc. This post takes a look at five interesting martial arts from Asia that are not so mainstream, but still as lethal as their popular cousins. 1. Japan – ...

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