Family or job? Tough decisions for Hong Kong border commuters

Family or job? Tough decisions for Hong Kong border commuters

Hong Kong (AFP) – Waiting at a bus stop on Hong Kong’s border with mainland China, Billy Yiu was preparing to say goodbye to his wife and baby, unsure when he might see them again.The 40-year-old Hong Konger works in the semi-autonomous financial hub and commutes daily from neighbouring Shenzhen, where rents are far cheaper.But the journey will be all but impossible for the foreseeable future.In a bid to halt the spread of a deadly new coronavirus, Hong Kong on Saturday began placing anyone crossing from the mainland under a mandatory 14-day quarantine.So on Thursday night Yiu was making a fin… (more…)

The Harsh Reality of Getting a Divorce as a Mom in Japan

The Harsh Reality of Getting a Divorce as a Mom in Japan

Even before my son was born, I knew raising him in Japan was going to be the hardest thing I would ever do. His father, who is Japanese, was never in the picture. He always had an excuse why he couldn’t be bothered to give our son a bath, change his diaper, or even just be present.I would not stick around to find out if [my husband] would strike our son the way he struck me many times before.He would abandon us for days, sometimes weeks, without money for food or baby supplies. On the rare occasion he was actually around and I mentioned finding work for myself, he would shame and isolate me.I … (more…)

It’s not just shopping. Retail is driving reform in Saudi Arabia

It’s not just shopping. Retail is driving reform in Saudi Arabia

This is a time of great change for Saudi Arabia. The nation is transforming socially and economically as its Vision 2030 plan unlocks remarkable potential across many emerging economic sectors, driving investment opportunities and creating jobs.New tourist visas have opened the country to the world — and the world’s shoppers. It is also much easier and quicker to open a business and invest in the Kingdom.The World Bank recently ranked Saudi Arabia as the fastest-reforming country in the world, and the Kingdom has already implemented more than half of 400 key reforms, including allowing 100 per… (more…)

Seremban is now a city

Seremban is now a city

The Sultan of Negeri Sembilan Tuanku Muhriz Tuanku Munawir proclaimed Seremban as a city and opened the Seremban City Council (MBS) Complex (Wisma Majlis Bandaraya Seremban) last night.Also present at… (more…)

Explore Malaysia from a 5-star hotel – Sheraton Petaling Jaya

Explore Malaysia from a 5-star hotel – Sheraton Petaling Jaya

Revel in relaxation at Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel, a 5-star haven near Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Find your respite in luxury accommodations with contemporary essentials, signature amenities and refined design elements. Thrill your palate with delectable local and international fare at Feast, savor authentic Japanese dishes at our contemporary Miyabi restaurant or try inventive Chinese specialties at Yue. Stay within steps of Putra LRT Station near Jalan Universiti, Jaya One and Bukit Gasing Forest Reserve. Celebrate and succeed in sophisticated event space for meetings, weddings and flawless social affairs. After a full day of business or sightseeing, refresh in the sparkling waters of our rooftop infinity pool or celebrate and socialize over wines, craft beers, innovative cocktails and cigars at our stylish Chime Lounge. Designed to be everything you would expect from a 5-star hotel, Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel in Malaysia is an upscale sanctuary in a vibrant travel destination.

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