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Tamil Nesan (Malaysia) – The first Tamil newspaper in Southeast Asia

First issued on 24 September 1924, Tamil Nesan was founded Mr. Narasimma Aiyangar and was printed at different locations. The Tamil Nesan was a paper catering...

A*STAR (Singapore): The world’s first agency to build the single-cell atlas of human, porcine eyes

This has allowed them to create a disease map of genes involved in eye disorders across the different cell types, as well as the...

Elena Jurado (Philippines): The first Southeast Asian movie star in Hollywood

Born on May 19, 1901, Elena Jurado, nicknamed the 'Island Cinderella,' had a unique heritage. Her mother, Placida Jurado, was a local resident of...

UOB Bank Malaysia: The first bank in Southeast Asia to use online video call service for insurance advice

In November 2021, UOB Malaysia announced a partnership with Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad (PAMB) to offer customers a suite of digital insurance solutions. The “Virtual...

Sarawak (Malaysia): Home to South East Asia’s First Integrated Hydrogen Production Plant and Refueling Station

The facility includes a plant built by Sarawak Energy that produces hydrogen through an electro-chemical process called electrolysis, as well as a refueling station...

commonhealth.com.mm (Myanmar): The first e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia for chronic diseases

Chronic diseases are a serious challenge in the region, where 99 million people are diabetic or pre-diabetic and 116 million people have hypertension, including...

AWADH (Singapore): The first restaurant in Southeast Asia serving up little-known cuisine once enjoyed by Indian royalty

AWADH serves up a cuisine native to their namesake historic region in northern India, which comprises districts such as modern-day Faizabad and Lucknow. According to...

The Tank @KFC Singapore (Singapore): The first open kitchen KFC store in Southeast Asia

Located on the first floor of Tampines Mall, this 85-seat KFC outlet is called "The Tank" with the kitchen located outside the service area...

University of the Philippines Baguio (Philippines): The first university in Southeast Asia to offer a PhD in Indigenous Studies

The Doctor of Philosophy in Indigenous Studies (PhD-IS) of UP Baguio will focus on enabling students to teach, conduct and publish research, or implement...

Above Eleven Rooftop Bar and Restaurant (Thailand): The first restaurant in Southeast Asia to serve Peruvian cuisine

Above Eleven is the first restaurant in Southeast Asia to serve Peruvian food and the only one in Bangkok. The restaurant's chef, Omar Frank...

Amari Buriram United (Thailand): The first football-themed hotel in Southeast Asia

The 60-room property is owned by Buriram United Sport Hotel, and operated by Onyx under the Amari brand. Located in the North Eastern province...

Fahombo (Indonesia): A unique tradition that is considered a symbol of adulthood for boys in Nias Island

Fahombo, or stone jumping, is one of the famous and unique traditions of the people on the Nias, North Sumatra island. However, not all...

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The first electric construction machine in Southeast Asia arrived in Singapore

The event not only marks an important step forward in the construction industry but also demonstrates Volvo CE's commitment to promoting sustainable development and...

Singapore Launched Southeast Asia’s First Floating, Stacked Energy Storage Facility

Seatrium Ltd and the Breakthrough Project Energy and maritime solutions company Seatrium Ltd has completed the installation of the Floating Energy Storage System (ESS) in...

The Kitkat “Chocolatory” (Malaysia): Southeast Asia’s First Kitkat Concept Store

Customized Experience Customers can choose between dark, white, or milk chocolate. They can then select any 3 additives from a range of premium toppings including...

St.Xavier’s Institution (Malaysia): Southeast Asia’s Oldest Lasallian School

Initially, the school was only for boys. It was not until 1950 that the school began accepting girls from grade 6. Since 2022, the...