News roundup: Cebu Pacific to add flights to Bangkok’s Don Mueang in July, and other news


For PropertyGuru’s real estate news roundup, the Philippines’ low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific will fly three times a week to Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok starting this July. In other headlines, find out how much one needs to earn to buy a condo in Singapore. With the speedy rise of AI comes a crisis in sustainability in Australia.

Cebu Pacific to launch flights to Don Mueang International Airport in July 2024

Filipino air passengers heading to Thailand will have more options as low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) announced the launch of three weekly flights to Don Mueang starting 16th July.

“Bangkok remains one of the most popular destinations in Southeast Asia, with its majestic pagodas, flavorful cuisine, and vibrant cultural festivals,” CEB President Xander Lao said in a statement on 9th May.

The Gokongwei-led airline currently flies between Manila and Bangkok via Suvarnabhumi Airport twice daily.

PNA reports that with the launch of direct flights to Don Mueang International Airport every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday, CEB’s Manila-Bangkok total weekly frequencies will increase to 17.

Here’s how much salary you need to buy a condo in Singapore (2024)

Ever wondered how much salary is needed to buy a condo in Singapore? Well, we’ve thought about that too! A common adage is that owning a condo is one of the five Cs that make up the ‘Singaporean dream’.

Whether you intend to upgrade from an HDB flat to a condo unit or buy a condo outright, you’ll need to budget well before you purchase your property. PropertyGuru – Singapore answers the question: “How much do you need to earn to buy a condo in Singapore?”

The rise and rise of AI – and the sustainability crisis it’s creating in Australia

As we paused to observe another Earth Day, it is sobering to consider that for all the benefits of artificial intelligence, one of its side effects is its impact on the environment, not only from the amount of energy and water it requires but also from the level of e-waste it contributes to.

DataCenterNews Asia notes that this is a particularly urgent issue in Australia because not only is Australia one of the worst contributors to e-waste in the world, but we are also a leader in the data centre industry – the sector at the beating heart of AI. According to a report by the Institute of Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney, which Pure Storage commissioned in 2023, there is an alarming lack of awareness of the impact of IT and data centres on the environment.

Other reports indicated that, on average, each Australian contributes about 20 kilograms of e-waste annually – making us, per capita, the world’s fourth-highest e-waste generator. Each household has about 17 electronic devices, but less than a quarter are recycled.

Without action, the unabated adoption of AI could push Australia even higher up the naughty list.

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