• Wed, 15 May 2019 15:13
    Smell of durian prompts evacuation of Australian university
    There's a reason why durian is forbidden in hotels and on the MRT, even in countries where the fruit is loved by many. 
  • Tue, 23 Apr 2019 20:32
    New e-Tree app enables online registration for trade in teak, rosewood trees grown on private land
    Forbidden trees like teak and rosewood grown on private plots can now be registered online for trade purposes, thanks to a new application that became available to the public on Monday.
  • Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:58
    Demonization of Huawei will prove to be a political farce
    China's Palace Museum signed an agreement on Friday with Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to promote the use of its 5G telecommunications technology. With the new generation telecoms technology, the Forbidden City, which is the tourist site that welcomes the largest number of visitors in the world each year, will definitely provide state-of-the-art services.
  • Wed, 27 Feb 2019 01:00
    Mandarin Oriental makes its mark on Beijing
    The new kid on the block of Beijing, the Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing will open early this year with the spectacular roof-terrace views of the Forbidden City.
  • Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:52
    THAI Smiles warns against forbidden words
    THAI Smiles has clarified the words not allowed to speak at the airport because they are considered offenses with penalties, both jail term and fine, and may result in an unnecessary flight delay, according to its press statement.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 07 Nov 2018 09:00
    New luxury in the midst of old luxury
    The Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, located in the heart of historic Beijing, with roof-terrace views of the Forbidden City, will open its doors in early 2019.
  • Fri, 26 Oct 2018 01:00
    Farmers worry over agrochemical control regulations
    FARMER GROUPS expressed their concern that agrochemical control measures proposed in the new ministerial regulation will turn them into criminals, as they will be forbidden from spraying herbicides on their farms without proper training.
  • Tue, 23 Oct 2018 11:23
    Alcohol sales forbidden on October 24 for end of Buddhist Lent
    Sales of alcohol will be strictly prohibited this Wednesday, October 24, which marks the end of Buddhist Lent this year. 
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 18 Oct 2018 01:00
    ‘Vaccine denial’ behind measles deaths in South
    Local Islamic teachers preaching vaccination ‘forbidden’ for Muslims.
  • Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:40
    Living it up in Hainan
    Tourists visiting China usually head to see traditional sights such as the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, or the Temple of Heaven, stroll on Shanghai’s Bund; or perhaps to admire the terracotta warriors of Xi’an.
  • Wed, 23 May 2018 01:00
    Chinese museums offer up the unexpected
  • Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:44
    Pope rails against 'fake news'
    Pope Francis warned on Wednesday against the temptation of fake news, drawing a parallel between ethically compromised journalism and the biblical tale of Adam, Eve, the snake and the forbidden fruit.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:39
    Strict rules on use of Health Ministry property triggers social media storm
    Officers of the Public Health Ministry have been forbidden from charging their mobile phones at work as a series of measures were put in place to prevent corruption and conflict of interest.
  • Tue, 19 Dec 2017 01:00
    Under the veil: Pakistan’s forbidden hash habit  
    Niaz Ali is a deeply religious man: He prays five times a day and visits the mosque as frequently as possible. But he also loves to smoke hashish – lots of it.
  • Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:00
    Jailhouses rocked by sex scandals
    Forbidden relationships behind bars have led to the dismissal of some Thai jail warders, according to the country’s prisons boss.
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