Life Explores How the Covid-19 Pandemic has taken a toll on Informal Workers

Venue closure, curfew and state policies enforced to contain the spread of Covid-19 are affecting the labour force severely. Workers experience the impact in different magnitudes, with some getting less pay and seeing their working hours reduced. Others manage to work from home. Some lose their jobs entirely. Around the world, the International Labour Organisation… Continue reading Life Explores How the Covid-19 Pandemic has taken a toll on Informal Workers

True Unveils Remote Work Cloud Platform

True Corporation Plc has launched a cloud-based platform for remote working and learning services to cater to the trend of working from home in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The platform, known as True Virtual World was launched. The service, which is free, enables people to work, learn and enjoy their lifestyle at home.

Thai Travel Agents Association Urges Quarantine-Free Tourism

Setting up travel bubbles between low-risk countries without quarantine requirements is crucial to help the tourism industry, as there is pent-up demand for outbound trips, says the Thai Travel Agents Association (TTAA). Suthiphong Pheunphiphop, the TTAA president, said if there is no rapid escalation of cases in Thailand or overseas, tourism sentiment could gradually improve… Continue reading Thai Travel Agents Association Urges Quarantine-Free Tourism

80% Singapore want to Work from Home or More Flexibility

Daily commutes and fear of getting Covid-19 among top concerns of those surveyed. After several months of having to work from home due to Covid-19, the novelty might have worn off, but the practice seems to have caught on. Eight out of 10 workers now say they prefer to ‘Work from Home‘ or have flexible working arrangements,… Continue reading 80% Singapore want to Work from Home or More Flexibility

Gig Economy Workers will keep Working through the Coronavirus. They have No Choice.

In Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death,” the kingdom of Prince Prospero has been hit by a terrible plague. After the Red Death has killed half the population, Prospero summons “a thousand hale and lighthearted friends from among the knights and dames of his court” to a secluded abbey, well-provisioned with resources… Continue reading Gig Economy Workers will keep Working through the Coronavirus. They have No Choice.

FutureTales Lab Reveals Four Scenarios for Developing Bangkok’s Future

Bangkok’s location leaves it liable to floods that affect more of us each rainy season and raise questions about its future. Will the city stay above water and how else might it change?

Thailand Tourism looks to China Tour Bubble

Thailand Tourism is hoping for a travel bubble with China as a New Year’s present for the tourism industry, planning to welcome them as the first group without a mandatory quarantine during Chinese New Year. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, The Tourism and Sports Ministry of Thailand will hold a meeting with the Chinese embassy to discuss the… Continue reading Thailand Tourism looks to China Tour Bubble

Choose the right style of ‘Remote Working’ for you

Remote working isn’t going away. Pre-pandemic, it was a growing trend, with remote employees making up anywhere from 5.3% (those who typically work from home) to nearly two-thirds (those who work remotely some of the time) of the US workforce. Now, following global lockdowns and the biggest work from home experiment in history, remote working… Continue reading Choose the right style of ‘Remote Working’ for you