Commentary: Indonesia’s tax amnesty enters its third phase with good results so far

Indonesia has entered the third phase of its tax amnesty programme, which was first launched in July 2016 to boost the country’s meagre revenue by collecting previously-unreported funds hidden by wealthy citizens abroad and at home. The country, which has long struggled to increase its tax revenue, has so far seen more than 600,000 taxpayers Read More …

ICA warns public about fake website

SINGAPORE: The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Tuesday (Jan 31) warned members of the public about a fake ICA website that is phishing for visitors’ visa application numbers and passport numbers.  In a news release, ICA said the fake website’s URL is www.ica.sgov.asia. No data from the official ICA website – www.ica.gov.sg – has Read More …

Woodprint New Year paintings still a thriving business in Tianjin

TIANJIN: Huo Shuqing’s family has been making traditional woodprint New Year paintings for seven generations.  The process of creating these paintings include drawing, carving woodcut types, making ink rubbings from the types, colouring and finally mounting.  Mr Huo specialises in adding colour to the rubbings and he has been doing it for 25 years. He Read More …