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We got a peek at the world's best airport's newest terminal

We got a peek at the world's best airport's newest terminal You don't get to be the world's best airport for five years running by resting on your laurels.The terminal's main design is inspired by the orchid, Singapore's national flower, and Changi placed petal designs everywhere, from the carpets to the ceilings.

Singapore is testing glow-in-the-dark roads

Singapore is testing glow-in-the-dark roads That's what Singapore's testing along a trail, that used to be part of an old railway track.The government has a big project underway to overhaul the rail line, and the luminous trail is just one of the ideas being tested.

Woman gave birth in the back of an Uber and got $220 worth credits

Woman gave birth in the back of an Uber and got $220 worth credits Now you know what's in store, should you ever have to give birth in the back of an Uber.She had earlier complained of pregnancy pains, and called an Uber to get her there.

Amazon's new Prime Now warehouse in Singapore is absolutely massive

Amazon's new Prime Now warehouse in Singapore is absolutely massive After years of preparation, Amazon has finally launched its same-day Prime Now delivery service in Singapore.To achieve the rapid delivery times, Amazon's opened its largest Prime Now warehouse to date, at 100,000 square feet of space near the Jurong district.

Amazon Prime Now launched in Singapore, then quickly couldn't cope with demand

Amazon Prime Now launched in Singapore, then quickly couldn't cope with demand Just hours after it launched in Singapore to great fanfare — Amazon Prime Now is down.But for all the initial hype and excitement it drummed up, it seems like the delivery service is unable to cope with demand.

Starbucks whips up its first Frappuccino creation for Singapore

Starbucks whips up its first Frappuccino creation for Singapore Like toasted coconut and gula melaka (caramelised palm sugar), going by Starbucks' latest creation.The coffee giant will release its first drink created for Singapore on Tuesday, launched ahead of the country's 52nd birthday next week.

Singapore Airlines' latest safety video is the most beautiful we've seen yet

Singapore Airlines' latest safety video is the most beautiful we've seen yet If you never pay attention during inflight safety videos, perhaps Singapore Airlines' latest will change that.The new video, which will start showing in flights at the end of the year, showcases plenty of iconic landmarks in the photogenic city, as a voiceover narrates the usual safety guidelines.

Intel is getting ready to make 300 drones dance together in the night sky

Intel is getting ready to make 300 drones dance together in the night sky On Wednesday evening, the sky above downtown Singapore will light up with 300 drones moving in formation.Here's a preview of the show tomorrow: The parade's organisers have tapped Intel to provide the segment.

Lasers and giant speakers: How airports chase birds off the runway

Lasers and giant speakers: How airports chase birds off the runway The laser pointer is pretty much the last resort crew members have in scaring away birds if nothing else works.The frequent plane landings and take-offs at Changi mean a significant amount of rubber deposits are left on the runway.

Baby flamingo getting new shiny blue booties is the cutest thing you'll see today

Baby flamingo getting new shiny blue booties is the cutest thing you'll see today This baby flamingo is getting back on his feet — with shiny new booties.He was found by zoo keepers in Singapore's Jurong Bird Park, and incubated until he was born on June 7.

Daily News: 8/20/17

Daily News: 8/20/17 The CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX joined 116 specialists from 26 countries warned in a letter that the use of autonomous weapons could usher in the "" The Guardian reported Sunday.The UN recently voted to begin formal discussions on such weapons, including drones, tanks and automated machine guns.

4 sports enthusiasts who overcame astigmatism for the love of the game

4 sports enthusiasts who overcame astigmatism for the love of the game For these four athletes and sports enthusiasts, astigmatism was the kind of hurdle they had to overcome in order to excel at the sports they loved.Ng Han Bin is a shining example of how nothing can stop you when you want to win.

Guy discovers big brother is his rideshare driver, trolls him mercilessly

Guy discovers big brother is his rideshare driver, trolls him mercilessly It's hard enough finding a rideshare driver during peak hour, but imagine getting your brother, too.The stars aligned for Praveen Raj, who was surprised to get matched with his elder brother on ride-sharing app Grab, on Tuesday.

Google Wifi has come to Asia, 6 months after its debut in the U.S.

Google Wifi has come to Asia, 6 months after its debut in the U.S. But for its Asian debut, Google Wifi is going to be a little harder to access, compared with Western countries.In Asia, Google's online Store is available to users in Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and India.

Asia's newest mobile wallet may actually get the region to go cashless, finally

Asia's newest mobile wallet may actually get the region to go cashless, finally Finally, people in Singapore are about to get an easier and quicker way to send money to a friend, via a mobile wallet app.But surprisingly, it's not coming from a bank or payment company — it's coming from ride-hailing app, Grab.

AR glasses are giving airport ground staff superpowers on the runway

AR glasses are giving airport ground staff superpowers on the runway Passengers at Singapore's Changi airport could soon see shorter waiting times for their flights, with the airport's latest introduction of AR for its ground crew.Cameras installed in the glasses will also allow control centre staff to monitor what the handlers see in real-time.

Rare flyover video of North Korea shows a virtually empty ghost town

Rare flyover video of North Korea shows a virtually empty ghost town One photographer has been given the chance of a lifetime: to shoot North Korea from the air, unrestricted.In a full 6-and-a-half minute video of the capital Pyongyang, we can see the stark contrast between the colourful high-rise buildings, green fields yet complete lack of people is.

Singapore gets its first female president ever and she even has her own emoji

Singapore gets its first female president ever and she even has her own emoji 63-year-old Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament, was declared the country's latest president on Wednesday.She can be seen here decked out in a red headscarf and a white top — Singapore's national colours.

Twitter adds a whole bunch of live video partners, to bombard you with even more content

Twitter adds a whole bunch of live video partners, to bombard you with even more content On Wednesday, Twitter announced 35 new broadcasters and content providers who've agreed to feed the social network with fresh video.Unsurprisingly, with Japan, India and Australia as Twitter's biggest audiences in Asia (for now), it's perhaps been easier convincing content partners in those countries to jump onboard first.

iPhone 8 still manages to draw substantial crowd, despite the iPhone X that's coming

iPhone 8 still manages to draw substantial crowd, despite the iPhone X that's coming It turns out people still care about the iPhone 8, despite the looming shadow of the flagship iPhone X coming out in a couple of months.The businessman, who flew in from India especially to buy an iPhone 8 as a wedding gift for his daughter began queueing at 7 p.