Daily Archives: 2019-10-15

Frolic in a bubble tea ball pit at Singapore exhibit

Bubble tea fans can frolic in a pool of 100,000 plastic purple pearls, take photos on a bubble tea IV drip, and swing on a giant wrecking ball at a new exhibit in Singapore. The pop-up aims to be a “one-stop happy place” for visitors who love the tea-based beverage loaded with milk, sugar and tapioca pearls. Originally from Taiwan, …

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Japan rescuers still scrambling as typhoon toll tops 70

by Kyoko HASEGAWA Rescuers in Japan were working around the clock Tuesday in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a powerful weekend typhoon that killed more than 70 people and caused widespread destruction. Hagibis slammed into Japan on Saturday, unleashing fierce winds and unprecedented rain that triggered landslides and caused dozens of rivers to burst their banks. By Tuesday …

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S. Korea’s bid to raise retirement age draws criticism, analysts warn against potential repercussions to economy and labour market

The South Korean government’s proposal to raise the official age of retirement from 60 to 65 has received considerable criticism, as experts warn against the possibility of further disruption to the labour market and a widened economic gap in society. Bloomberg reported Mon (14 Oct) that South Korea’s poverty rate among the elderly is the worst out of all of …

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Hong Kong leader slams US senator for ‘police state’ remark

Hong Kong’s leader on Tuesday hit back at a US senator who said the city is becoming a police state, a day after a massive rally called on Washington to punish Beijing over sliding freedoms in the international hub. The territory has been battered by more than four months of pro-democracy protests — and increasingly violent clashes with the police …

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