Singapore has proposed bilateral VTL arrangements to more destinations in Indonesia: PM Lee

Singapore has proposed bilateral Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) arrangements to more destinations in Indonesia, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday (Jan 25). While he acknowledged that this is not yet ready for implementation, Mr Lee asked that discussions be made so that it can be done when "conditions are stable".

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More Than 8,000 U.S. Troops On High Alert Amid Growing Tension On Russia, Ukraine Border

The White House is stepping up its efforts to deter Russian President Vladimir Putin from invading neighboring Ukraine by putting more than 8,000 U.S. troops on high alert to assist NATO allies. NBC News’ Carol Lee and Matt Bodner explain whether a U.S. troop deployment could avoid a Russian invasion and whether negotiations with Putin could deter escalation.

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JAPANESE WOODCRAFT: Carving Chestnut – Dig More Japan

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The traditional woodworking technique of kyonaguri creates a distinctive pattern while strengthening wood used in temples and shrines.

JAPANESE WOODCRAFT: Tokyo Timber – Dig More Japan

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A group of young adults on the edge of Tokyo hope their efforts to raise awareness will position Japanese lumber as a growth industry in the near future.

JAPANESE WOODCRAFT: Knot Perfection – Dig More Japan

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A family of furniture makers in Nagano finds beauty in the imperfections of wood grain and work to bring out the character of every piece they use.

JAPANESE WOODCRAFT: Steaming Grains – Dig More Japan

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The traditional woodcraft of magewappa transforms 150-year-old Akita cedar into elegant yet simple containers.