Asia & Manila News
on August 21, 2019 at 10:50 pm
BEKASI, West Java: Since he was born 45 years ago, Mr Jefri has been living next to an illegal dump site in Burangkeng in Bekasi city, some 20km to the east of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta.
He is used to the foul garbage smell that hangs in the air, but the situation at the village worsened in the ... […]
on August 21, 2019 at 10:33 pm
Indonesia has returned seven shipping containers of illegally imported waste to France and Hong Kong, an official said Tuesday, marking the latest move by a Southeast Asian nation to send back rubbish to their wealthy places of origin. […]
on August 21, 2019 at 10:33 pm
Dozens of people clutching bags full of plastic bottles and disposable cups queue at a busy bus terminal in the Indonesian city of Surabaya -- where passengers can swap trash for travel tickets. […]
on August 21, 2019 at 9:38 pm
OTTAWA: Lawyers for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou alleged in court documents released on Wednesday (Aug 21) that she was unlawfully detained and questioned by Canadian border agents in Vancouver last year.
Border agents detained her under the pretense of an immigration matter and never alerted her ... […]
on August 21, 2019 at 7:44 pm
JERUSALEM: Israel and South Korea announced on Wednesday (Aug 21) they have concluded a free trade agreement to eliminate tariffs on goods ranging from cars to video games.
"This is the first free trade agreement of its kind that we have with an Asian economy, and what an economy," Prime Minister ... […]
on August 21, 2019 at 7:32 pm
BANGKOK: A Kenyan man was stopped at Bangkok's airport for allegedly trying to smuggle more than 60 packets of cocaine in his stomach, Thai authorities said on Wednesday (Aug 21).
Authorities said Glenn Chibasellow Ooko, 43, had flown on Monday from Ethiopia to the Thai capital's Suvarnabhumi ... […]
on August 21, 2019 at 7:17 pm
KABUL: Two US military personnel were killed on Wednesday (Aug 21) in Afghanistan, NATO announced, as talks between the US and the Taliban are set to resume in Qatar, with Washington seeking a way out of America's longest war.
The identity of the two service members "killed in action" was not ... […]
on August 21, 2019 at 6:58 pm
MANOKWARI, Indonesia: Violent protests erupted anew on Wednesday (Aug 21) in Indonesia's restive Papua region, with a market torched and street battles breaking out between police and demonstrators as more than 1,000 security personnel were deployed to contain the unrest.
Jakarta has called for ... […]
on August 21, 2019 at 6:41 pm
NEW DELHI: Police arrested former Indian finance minister P. Chidambaram late on Wednesday (Aug 21) in relation to alleged corruption and money laundering, a day after the Delhi High Court rejected his application to seek exemption from arrest.
Chidambaram was arrested by federal police on a ... […]
on August 21, 2019 at 5:47 pm
WASHINGTON: The US Treasury took action on Wednesday (Aug 21) to crack down on Chinese traffickers of deadly fentanyl, sanctioning producer-exporters and warning banks on financial schemes used to distribute the synthetic opioid behind thousands of US overdose deaths.
The Treasury identified Zheng ... […]
on August 21, 2019 at 5:06 pm
MILAN: Italian champions Juventus announced on Wednesday (Aug 21) that they have opened a new branch in Hong Kong as the Serie A giants look to expand into the Asia-Pacific region.
Juventus see the region as a major area of potential growth and are keen on "strengthening one's presence" in Asia as ... […]
on August 21, 2019 at 4:21 pm
HONG KONG: Hundreds of protesters on Wednesday night (Aug 21) staged a raucous sit-in inside Yuen Long MTR station – where a mob attack there last month left 45 people hospitalised – angry that nobody has yet been prosecuted for the violence.
The crowd at the station was seen holding up placards ... […]
by Angeline Rodriguez on August 21, 2019 at 3:11 pm
The International is an annual DotA 2 (Defense of the Ancients 2) world championship e-sports tournament. On its ninth year, the International 2019 began with 18 teams and will end on Sunday, August 25, 2019. The tournament is hosted by the game’s developer, Valve Corporation, and is currently being held in Shanghai, China. Just yesterday, […]
The post Philippines’ TNC Predator Wins Around 35 Million Pesos After Elimination from TI9 appeared first on When In Manila. […]
on August 21, 2019 at 2:52 pm
A Japanese bullet train hurtling along at 280 km/h ran for nearly a minute with one of its doors completely open on Wednesday (Aug 21), its operator said. […]
by Vivien del Valle on August 21, 2019 at 2:39 pm
Fried chicken is such a classic dish internationally that you can pretty much find it anywhere! Most restaurants in Metro Manila offer some kind of fried chicken dish, so it’s quite a chore to look for the spots with fried chicken worth trying. We asked the #WIMSquad about their recommendations for restaurants in Metro Manila with […]
The post 17 Spots for Tasty Fried Chicken in Metro Manila appeared first on When In Manila. […]
on August 21, 2019 at 1:58 pm
SEREMBAN: Police have not stopped investigations into the death Franco-Irish teen Nora Anne Quoirin, said Negeri Sembilan deputy police chief Che Zakaria Othman on Wednesday (Aug 21).
He said police would refer the case to the Public Prosecutor for further action after getting the postmortem ... […]
on August 21, 2019 at 1:41 pm
KUALA LUMPUR: More than 100 police officers have tested positive for drugs after an operation conducted in every police contingent, said Malaysia's Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador on Tuesday (Aug 20).
The country's highest ranking police officer said he was shocked by the number of ... […]
by WhenInManila.com Team #WIMsquad on August 21, 2019 at 12:33 pm
Words by Justin Francia Olympus was saved and so was London but what if the savior is now the downfall’s target? Angel Has Fallen is the third movie in the Fallen series, following the action films Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen. Mike Banning, played by Gerard Butler, is pinned down and accused of an attempted […]
The post “Angel Has Fallen” highlights loyalty and betrayal, friendship and family appeared first on When In Manila. […]
by Dulce Morales on August 21, 2019 at 11:51 am
Almost everyone considers ‘Run With Me’, the annual running event of Resorts World Manila (RWM), to be a celebrity run. Well, this is because celebrities lead the race. However, it is really a charity race because the proceeds will be given to various charity organizations. So far, they have raised 10 million pesos since they […]
The post Here’s How You Can Run with Your Favorite Celebrities for a Good Cause appeared first on When In Manila. […]
on August 21, 2019 at 11:40 am
A worker at Britain's Hong Kong consulate has been detained in China's border city of Shenzhen for violating the law, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday. […]
on August 21, 2019 at 11:40 am
BEIJING: China's cabinet said on Wednesday it will speed up the distribution of subsidies for pigs that are culled due to African swine fever.
China's rules stipulate that farmers must receive 1,200 yuan (US$170) per pig culled to stop the spread of the deadly disease that has devastated the ... […]
on August 21, 2019 at 11:30 am
JAKARTA: Jakarta-based venture capital firm East Ventures said on Wednesday (Aug 21) it raised US$75 million for its sixth fund, backed by prominent Asian businessmen, to invest in early-stage startups in Southeast Asia's largest economy.
The list of investors included Facebook co-founder Eduardo ... […]
by Sky Gavin on August 21, 2019 at 11:26 am
With the recent re-opening of Boracay, many tourists are flocking to the island to see what it has to offer. Aside from its pristine white sands and crystal blue waters, Boracay has been a go-to place for foodies, especially those with discerning tastes and those who want a great tropical experience at the same time. […]
The post Forno Osteria: A Must-Try Restaurant in Boracay appeared first on When In Manila. […]
on August 21, 2019 at 11:26 am
KAJANG, Selangor: Not showing up for work and sneaking prohibited items into prisons were among the offences committed by prison staff, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur Prisons director Abdul Kadir Rais said on Wednesday (Aug 21).
The items they brought in illegally include cigarettes, tobacco and mobile ... […]
by WhenInManila Contributor on August 21, 2019 at 11:14 am
Here Comes Thy Guide Bridal Fair Season 7 is going to Tagaytay! If you’re planning a wedding that’s unique, in trend and hugely stylish, you won’t want to miss Here Comes Thy Guide Bridal Fair 2019. A visit to Here Comes Thy Guide Bridal Fair is a must for all those planning the best day […]
The post Planning the Perfect Wedding? Head on to ‘Here Comes Thy Guide’ Bridal Fair! appeared first on When In Manila. […]
on August 21, 2019 at 11:05 am
More than 2,000 people have been forced to flee from their homes, and 19 have been killed, since fighting broke out between government troops and ethnic minority insurgents in northern Myanmar last week, government officials said on Wednesday (Aug 21). […]
by WhenInManila Contributor on August 21, 2019 at 11:02 am
After our last two succesful events earlier this year, we are gonna pump it up again at another unique, beautiful and newly discovered location that all invoke the same positive vibe, energy and atmosphere of freedom, which is LIBERO. LIBERO is simply defined as “the desire to be free and to care less about things”. […]
The post A Sultry Tropical Affair: Experience Freedom Like No Other at Libero Beach Party appeared first on When In Manila. […]
on August 21, 2019 at 11:00 am
PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Cabinet has given the green light for Go-Jek to offer motorcycle ride-hailing services in the country, Entrepreneur Development Minister Mohd Redzuan Yusof said on Wednesday (Aug 21).
Speaking to reporters, he said the Cabinet discussed the matter thoroughly and agreed in ... […]
by WhenInManila Contributor on August 21, 2019 at 10:48 am
Actors John Prats, along with wife Isabel Oli-Prats, Camille Prats, Angelica Panganiban, and Sam Milby are venturing into the world of music festivals. Hueniverse is a music festival that will take you far from the wonders and realities of your mind on a starry night through music, arts and dance. On Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Filinvest […]
The post Angelica Panganiban, Sam Milby, and John Prats Team Up to Produce Music Fest Called “Hueniverse” appeared first on When In Manila. […]
on August 21, 2019 at 10:46 am
The number of South Korean tourists visiting Japan fell last month to its lowest in nearly a year as visitors cancelled travel plans amid deteriorating relations between the neighbours, Japanese government data showed on Wednesday (Aug 21). […]
by Andrea V. Brambila on August 21, 2019 at 10:37 pm
The National Association of Realtors' bid to transfer the smaller of two bombshell commission lawsuits in order to consolidated them has failed, likely making the 1.3 million-member trade group's legal fight costlier. […]
by Inman on August 21, 2019 at 9:54 pm
In a conversation at ICLV, top agents Danny Phee and Angela Evennett shared their best tips for getting new business, from social media videos to specialized referral programs. […]
by Greg Martin on August 21, 2019 at 8:00 pm
The pressure to hire real estate salespeople to build a productive office has always been the mandate of every brokerage firm. […]
by Patrick Kearns on August 21, 2019 at 6:57 pm
Real estate tech startup zavvie announced that its proprietary iBuyer comparison tool Offer Optimizer is coming to six new brokerages.&nbs […]
by Erik Weinbrecht on August 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Featuring curated videos from the most sought-after destinations the world over, discover this week’s Video of the Week. Marko Pažanin, Croatia Sotheby’s International Realty Opal Cove Resort is a luxury resort complex consisting of seven modernly designed villas that represent the perfect fusion of minimalist architecture and the captivating natural surroundings. Located in one of […]
The post Video of the Week: Unparalleled Modern Villa in Primosten, Croatia appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty | Blog. […]
by Veronika Bondarenko on August 21, 2019 at 5:04 pm
A large plot of land that was once considered the most expensive listing in America just sold at foreclosure auction for a mere $100,000. […]
by Patrick Kearns on August 21, 2019 at 2:58 pm
Very Real Estate is a boutique independent brokerage that specializes in representing buyers. […]
by Patrick Kearns on August 21, 2019 at 2:45 pm
A newly amended lawsuit alleges Douglas Elliman's Florida operation failed to supervise its agents, one of whom is accused of committing forgery and fraud. […]
by Patrick Kearns on August 21, 2019 at 2:42 pm
Existing-home sales in July were up 2.5 percent over June and 0.6 percent year-over-year, according to the National Association of Realtors. […]
by Veronika Bondarenko on August 21, 2019 at 1:42 pm
The Manhattan Beach bright pink emoji house that caused a major neighborhood fight is now on the market for $1.749 million. […]
Riverfront Views in Central Prague
on August 21, 2019 at 1:30 pm
This three-bedroom apartment overlooking the Vltava River in central Prague is on the market for $1.2 million. […]
What You Get for $2 Million
on August 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm
A lighthouse keeper’s home on an island in Maine; a luxury prefab house in the desert near Moab, Utah; and a Craftsman-style home in Lexington. […]
by Cara Ameer on August 21, 2019 at 9:54 am
As the adage goes, buyers don’t know what they don’t know. Welcome to construction 101. Here are 10 next-level truths you should tell any buyer clients who are thinking about building new. […]
by Craig C. Rowe on August 21, 2019 at 9:43 am
Coldwell Banker's CBx Seller Leads, a free lead service for affiliated companies, has seen a 74 percent adoption rate in its first 12 months. The "machine learning" software helps convert leads into listings at three times the market rate, according to the company. […]
Living In ... Suffern, N.Y.
on August 21, 2019 at 9:00 am
The Rockland County village offers residents a walkable downtown and a more affordable lifestyle than they’re likely to find in surrounding areas. […]
by Jay Thompson on August 21, 2019 at 7:21 am
Skipping down the road without a care is just not a realistic goal for your happiness level. What is realistic is being happier in your career, which will result in a happier life. So let’s talk about how to be happy in real estate, the chosen profession of virtually everyone reading this column.&nbs […]
by Inman on August 20, 2019 at 10:40 pm
At Inman Connect Las Vegas, Keith Robinson, the chief strategic officer of NextHome, shared a client story that showcases why the human element is so essential to every transaction. […]
by Marian McPherson on August 20, 2019 at 9:48 pm
Douglas Elliman announced on Tuesday a partnership with Sudhoff Companies, a 9-year-old Houston, Texas, brokerage that specializes in luxury residential sales and marketing. […]
by Jim Dalrymple II on August 20, 2019 at 9:13 pm
Long and Foster agent Michael Murphy said in a video he sent to the White House that he'd be willing to take a lower commission on the billion-dollar deal. […]
by Marian McPherson on August 20, 2019 at 7:24 pm
The tools, available on iOS, Android and desktop, provide buyers with a detailed estimate of what it will financially take to own a home. […]
by Jim Dalrymple II on August 20, 2019 at 7:21 pm
Lennar, Centex, KB Home, D.R. Horton and Airbnb are among a bevy of companies that include forced arbitration clauses in contracts, according to a new study. […]
by Veronika Bondarenko on August 20, 2019 at 6:18 pm
Rick Knudsen, who won the $180 million Mega Millions jackpot in 2014, put up his extravagant mountain resort for auction with a $6.9 million starting price. […]
by Erik Weinbrecht on August 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm
When life gets hectic, there’s no better way to put things into perspective than by simply looking up at the stars. With light pollution in urban centers, it’s not always easy to see the night sky in all its glory, let alone make out any constellations. Luckily, these secluded properties around the world offer respite […]
The post Wide Open Spaces: 5 Homes Perfectly Positioned for Stargazing appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty | Blog. […]
Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions
by By Melissa Guerrero and Steven Moity on August 20, 2019 at 5:01 pm
Recent commercial real estate transactions in New York. […]
by Ryan Smith on August 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Here’s how to spot a home that might have a buried oil tank, and a few tips on how to protect yourself from costly cleanup fees if oil from the tank were to leak or if oil contamination is found on your property.
The post Buried Oil Tanks: How to Identify and Fix the Risks to Your Home appeared first on Redfin Blog. […]
In Detroit, a Family Needs to Earn $27,000 to Afford the Typical Home. In San Francisco, It’s More Than $265,000.
by Dana Olsen on August 20, 2019 at 11:23 am
In San Francisco, a family needs to earn more than $265,000 to afford a median-priced home. See how other metros stack up.
The post In Detroit, a Family Needs to Earn $27,000 to Afford the Typical Home. In San Francisco, It’s More Than $265,000. appeared first on Redfin Blog. […]
Who’s to Blame When Algorithms Discriminate?
by By Emily Badger on August 20, 2019 at 9:00 am
A proposed rule from HUD would make it harder to hold people accountable for subtler forms of discrimination. […]
by Erik Weinbrecht on August 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Yards, gardens, and patios offer homeowners a space for expressing the personality of their home in the context of its surroundings. These outdoor spaces greet neighbors, visitors, and passersby; they articulate the homeowner’s vision and esthetic; and, ideally, they complement the adjacent architecture. A well-conceived outdoor space, regardless of its size, can elevate any home […]
The post Welcome Home | An Agent’s Refreshing Outdoor Space appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty | Blog. […]
by Emily Hochberg on August 19, 2019 at 12:03 pm
Typically earning $10,000 per post, influencers (even dogs!) with a million followers can buy a home sooner than most people if they command a serious social following. Here’s how many posts it takes.
The post Here is How Many Posts it Takes an Influencer with 1 Million Instagram Followers to Buy a Home appeared first on Redfin Blog. […]
by Tim Ellis on August 19, 2019 at 11:59 am
According to the latest national housing market data from Redfin, the most competitive cities in the country are the two cities closest to Amazon HQ2 in Virginia: Alexandria and Arlington.
The post Arlington and Alexandria are the Nation’s Most Competitive Housing Markets appeared first on Redfin Blog. […]