Taiwan Breakdown of iPhone 15, Latest BTS Member Goes Solo, and More!

What global content is trending from Mille to Millions this week? iPhone 15 release in Taiwan, the latest solo debut of a BTS member V in Korea and the digital baht in Thailand.


開箱 (Unboxing)

The much-awaited iPhone 15 series has finally hit the market, and well-known Taiwan YouTuber Joeman was also invited by Apple to attend the 2023 Apple Autumn Conference in the United States. Joeman provided his first-hand impressions of unboxing the new iPhone 15 series in a very detailed video, providing viewers with an in-depth look at the device's remarkable features. One highlight he mentioned was the user-friendly nature of the action button on the iPhone 15 Pro series, but he also delved into aspects that were not extensively covered in the press conference, such as the charging speed. He expressed disappointment about this feature, stating that it remained similar to the previous generation, with a potential charging time of over an hour to reach 100% from 0%. Overall, his video offers a fascinating glimpse into the latest iPhone's strengths and weaknesses and has already reached over 1M views in the past few days.


#PheuThai #เพื่อไทย #DigitalWallet #ดิจิทัลวอลเล็ต

Probing the B10,000 digital handout

The Pheu Thai Party-led coalition government believes its flagship policy, the 10,000-baht digital currency handout, will unleash an "economic tsunami" of consumption, benefiting many sectors of the economy. The Pheu Thai Party plans to develop its own digital wallet in the form of a utility token, which is not a new currency, but rather a digital representation of the baht.

The digital token cannot be exchanged for other currencies and is specifically intended to support the 10,000-baht digital currency handout meant to stimulate the economy.



BTS member V released his first solo album, 'Layover,' with the collaboration of Min Heejin, the Chief Producer of NewJeans and CEO of ADOR, a label owned by HYBE. She was previously associated with SM Entertainment, where she produced K-pop stars such as SHINee, f(X), EXO, and Red Velvet. V's solo album ranked No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and achieved the largest debut week sales for a K-pop soloist, with 2.1 million copies sold according to data from the Hanteo chart. The album consists of six tracks, including the lead single 'Slow Dancing'.


#杭州亚运会今日看点 (Highlights of today's Hangzhou Asian Games)

The 19th Asian Games originally scheduled for 2022 but postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will take place from September 23 to October 8 in Hangzhou, China. The competitions will be held in 56 venues, and boxing and hockey events will serve as qualifiers for the upcoming Paris Olympics. Hangzhou was awarded the host city status in 2015, and the Games' emblem, 'Tides Surging,' features a composition of six elements, including a fan, the Qiantang River, a race track, the Wi-Fi symbol, and the sun symbol. The Games also feature three robot mascots: Chenchen, Congcong, and Lianlian. These mascots, serving as ambassadors of the Olympic spirit, peace, and friendship, symbolise three renowned World Heritage sites: Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, the Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City, and the West Lake, respectively. They invite people from Asia and around the world to come together for the Asian Games, embodying the city's heritage, beauty, and spirit of innovation.



Hololive launched "hololive DEV_IS" as a new group under Hololive Productions.

The 5-member VTuber girl group "ReGLOSS", consisting of "Ao Kai", "Kana Otonose", "Ririka Ichijo", "Raden Jukarasubutei", and "Hajime Todoroki", started their activities as VTubers belonging to hololive DEV_IS. 


中年好聲音2 (Midlife, Sing & Shine 2)

"Midlife, Sing & Shine!" is a music talent show produced by Hong Kong Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd., dedicated to showcasing the remarkable talents of individuals aged 35 and above. Literally translated to "The Good Voice of Middle Ages," the show first commenced auditions on October 4, 2022 where over 3,000 participants competed for a chance to shine, but only 100 contestants were chosen to participate in the official competition. The first season aired from November 2022 to April 2023, receiving positive reviews for its exceptional talent and heartfelt performances. Following its success, the announcement of the highly anticipated second season swiftly followed, and the first episode of the official competition aired on September 10, 2023. Viewers eagerly await the captivating talents in the highly anticipated second installment.



Lina Mukherjee, a content creator in the lifestyle vertical is sentenced to 2 years in prison for her pork-eating video in Indonesia. The justice system deemed the video as causing public unrest and blasphemous. Eating pork is one thing, but eating it while reciting a religious phrase? That's a big no-no. She and her family will decide to whether appeal the decision or not in the coming days. The plaintiff mentions that this is done to ensure mutual respect between the 5 recognized religions in Indonesia and as an example so content creators be wise with their ideas and creativity. With millions of content creators out there, we have to admit not all of them are professionals. They need guidelines on how to create advertisement-friendly content to attract brands and advertisers. And that's one of our services in Collab Asia.



Fire in Hanoi

Deadly Fire in Hanoi Overshadows President Biden's Visit

On Sept 13th, 2 days after President Joe Biden's historic visit to Vietnam, the deadliest fire in 20 years ravaged through a 10 storey building in Hanoi, claiming the lives of 56 people including children. Yet, the toll would have been much higher without the heroism of Mr. Nguyen Dang Van. The fire broke out in a mini apartment complex on Khuong Ha street, Khuong Dinh ward (Thanh Xuan district), quickly spreading through the entire building. Mr. Nguyen Dang Van, a 30-year-old shipper, was on his way to deliver goods when he received a text message from his brother saying their relative apartment located on the 4th floor of the building was on fire. Mr. Van immediately drove to the scene and rushed into the burning structure to save members of his own family and neighbors. Armed with a hammer, he courageously broke down the door of his cousin's apartment, saved him, then went on to save 8 more lives at the risk of his own.

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