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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Man sentenced to death in Singapore via Zoom

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Singapore has some of the world’s toughest anti-drug policies

A man has been sentenced to death via a Zoom video call in Singapore, as the country remains on lockdown following a spike in Covid-19 cases.

Punithan Genasan, 37, received the sentence on Friday for his role in a drug deal that took place in 2011.

It marks the city’s first case where such a ruling has been done remotely.

Human rights groups argued that pursuing the death penalty at a time when the world is being gripped by a pandemic was “abhorrent”.

The vast majority of court hearings in Singapore have been adjourned until at least 1 June, when the city’s current lockdown period is due to end.

Cases which have been deemed to be essential are being held remotely.

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18 hours in the air: The world’s longest commercial flight is brand new, and it’s just about to land in New York. Here’s what flying it is like

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Nearly 20 hours in the air. What’s that like, and why would you even do it?

In a few hours, Singapore Airlines Flight 22 is scheduled to touch down at Newark Liberty International Airport, after a nearly 18 hour trip from Singapore.

It’s the longest scheduled commercial flight in history, on a route that the airline already tried once before–and yet failed to turn into a stable, profitable route.

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World’s first cryptocurrency bank opened in Singapore

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The co-Founder of Nuo, Varun Deshpande announced on twitter that they are opening a bank in Singapore. This is not just a normal bank but a virtual bank for cryptocurrencies. He also stated that they will open an ATM for virtual digital money as well.

They are also introducing a new technology- Advanced Robotic Account Managers (AARAM). What so fascinating about this bank is that this bank doesn’t need a real manager or a banker. Customers will be personally managed by AARAM at their branch. AARAM can give answers to the queries of users of the bank regarding cryptocurrency prices, private keys, decentralized loans, etc. Also, users can book their own AARAM by installing bank app and signing up for the app. It is a completely automated and decentralized bank which ensures no queues at all times. All users from around the world can avail services at no extra cost by visiting the branch.

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Ocean Spiral – an underwater ocean floor factory connected to a floating sea base via a spiral tower

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They have built terminal 3 of Singapore’s airport and the The Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line aka Trans-Tokyo Bay Highway. Aqualine is a bridge–tunnel combination across Tokyo Bay in Japan. It connects the city of Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture with the city of Kisarazu in Chiba Prefecture, and forms part of National Route 409. With an overall length of 14 km, it includes a 4.4 km bridge and 9.6 km tunnel underneath the bay—the fourth-longest underwater tunnel in the world.

 

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The Navia – a driverless vehicle that will debut on Singapore roadways

The Navia is a fully autonomous eight-seat shuttle.

Automakers are working tirelessly in the U.S. to get autonomous cars on roadways. We could even see the infamous driverless Audi TT hit showrooms as soon as 2015. But by 2015 driverless vehicles just might be old-hat — at least in Singapore. (Video)

 

 

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Singapore opens world’s first commercial vertical farm

Transplanting some leafy green seedlings at the grand opening of Singapore’s first commercial vertical farm.

Singapore is taking local farming to the next level by opening of its first commercial vertical farm.

Vertical farming is like skyscrapers with vegetables climbing along the windows or like a library-sized greenhouse with racks of cascading vegetables instead of books.

 

 

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Asian Nations Battling Superstition to Boost Birth Rates in the Year of the Tiger

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Many people in Asian countries believe Tiger babies could be vicious and bring harm to relatives.

The Year of the Tiger may be the year of empty nurseries in Asia. Nations in Asia are witnessing record low birthrates that experts warn will eventually leave the region without the workers needed to bolster the economy and pay for social benefits.

 

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Top Employer in the World – Chinese Military

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The question remains, will troop strength trump military might?

The top employer in the world is the Chinese military with an estimated 8,740,000 personnel involved in active, reserve, and paramilitary positions. Out of the top 16 militaries in the world, the U.S. only manages an 8th place ranking based on troop strength. Below is a listing of the top militaries in the world.


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