Growing Korean Retail Market in the Philippines

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For the last six years in a row, Korea has been the Philippines top international tourist generating market. In 2006, Koreans took the number one spot both in tourist arrivals and foreign investment in the Philippines. By 2015, more and more top Korean businesses are looking at the Philippines as a viable place to distribute their products.

Emerging Retail Trends in Thailand

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Thailand is the second-largest economy in Southeast Asia after Indonesia. Its capital, Bangkok – also the country’s most populous city – is a commercial hub in Asia with a thriving retail market for Thai residents and overseas visitors. As such, Thailand has attracted many multinational retailers alongside a high penetration of local brands.

Betting in Online Casino Games for Malaysians

 

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Malaysia is one of the countries in South East Asia that legalizes gambling, except for online casino games. In fact, there are four cities in the country that has legal gambling facilities. Malaysia is home to a single casino, three turf clubs, and numerous off track betting facilities. The casino, Resorts World Genting, is one of the ten biggest casinos in the world.

Philippines, the Next Best Local Casino Industry for the Chinese

The City of Dreams Manila by night. One of the largest local casinos in the country.
The City of Dreams Manila by night. One of the largest local casinos in the country.

Despite the sharp drop in revenue in mainland China, experts remain positive towards the growth of the local casino industry this year. Earlier this year, gaming income across the country dropped sharply due to the nationwide alert against corruption by the Chinese government.

Real Estate, Education for Koreans in Philippines

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A pedestrian walks on a street of a Korean community in Makati, the Philippines’ central financial district. / Korea Times Photo by Jonathan Hicap

Koreans in the Philippines are considered the largest Korean community residing in the whole of South East Asia. Such immigrants are now owners of real estate properties in the country. It is estimated that almost a hundred thousand are living in Luzon, mostly in Manila.

The Japanese Art of Video Game Translation

A retail display with a large selection of games for platforms popular in the early 2000s
A retail display with a large selection of games for platforms popular in the early 2000s.

Making profit just by doing Japanese translation can already regard you as an artist. The rise of video games can be the most sought-after opportunity for translators. However, it is not always easy as it seems.

Why Good Translation is Important

Translate written in Chinese in a Chinese-English translation dictionary
Translate written in Chinese in a Chinese-English translation dictionary

Interpretations and translations have been important tools in order to exchange ideas between different cultures. In the past, colonizers were able to explore lands and learn about other tribes’ cultures because of fluent translators. The art of translation enabled the world to become smaller for people to discover each other.