(Oct 2) The Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort was launched to great fanfare on Sept 25, despite already being in business for a month. In attendance were Maldivian president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, the Maldivian ministers for tourism and economic development, and members of parliament. Representing Singapore were non-resident ambassador to the Maldives Chua Thian Poh and Keong Hong Holdings CEO Ronald Leo.

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