Straits Herald August 16, 2019

Cathay Pacific announced the shock resignation on Friday of its CEO Rupert Hogg, compounding a torrid week for the Hong Kong carrier after it was excoriated by Beijing because some staff supported pro-democracy protests. The 72-year-old airline has been left reeling after it became ensnared in the hardening of rhetoric from the communist mainland over […]

Straits Herald August 15, 2019

South Africa on Thursday announced visa waivers for four countries in a bid to boost tourism amid an economic crisis and falling visitor numbers. Visitors from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and New Zealand will no longer require a visa to visit for holiday, conferencing and business purposes, Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi […]

Straits Herald August 10, 2019

Bangkok’s famed culinary powerhouse Gaggan will close its doors by the end of this month, its manager said Thursday, bringing a sudden end to the recently crowned fourth best restaurant in the world.  The two-Michelin-starred restaurant, helmed by Gaggan Anand, has excited food lovers with its “progressive Indian cuisine” and molecular gastronomical creations since its […]