World’s tallest prefab skyscrapers will rise in Singapore — but they’re being built in Malaysia

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A pair of skyscrapers are set to become the tallest prefabricated buildings in the world.

And while the two 192-meter-tall (630 feet) towers will rise in densely populated Singapore, large parts of the structures are being built over the border in Malaysia.

The residential project, named Avenue South Residences, will see 988 apartments formed from almost 3,000 vertically stacked “modules.” The firm behind the project, ADDP Architects, says the building method, known as Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC), is less labor-intensive and can help reduce waste and noise pollution.

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Malaysia May Hold International Conference on Caning Muslim Women

Banda Aceh, women are caned under local Islamic law_

Muslim woman receiving caning

Malaysia may organize an international conference on the issue of caning and whether it is an appropriate punishment for women under Islamic law. Women’s Minister Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said in a statement Tuesday that she would seek Cabinet approval to hold such a conference.

 

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Space X Falcon 1 Rocket Finally Makes It To Orbit

Space X Falcon 1 Rocket Finally Makes It To Orbit

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After three failed attempts, one scattering of Scotty’s ashes over the Pacific Ocean, and a few mid-air explosions, the SpaceX Falcon 1 rocket has finally reached orbit. The achievement marks a major milestone for Elon Musk, whose visions of a privately-funded rocket program appeared just out of reach until today’s success.

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