BusyBodyQueen

Friday, May 29, 2015

Housing in US







More Americans than forecast signed contracts to purchase previously owned US homes in April, indicating a pickup in the housing market during the busy spring selling period.





Jobs in US






Applications for US jobless benefits remained below 300,000 for the 12th straight week, signalling the labour market remains firm even as the economy has been slow to rebound from a first-quarter slump.





Gurney Drive Changi Airport


Terminal 3
#03-21



Thursday, May 28, 2015

Downtown East





Major upgrading works now.
Very few food outlets are opened.






Proj-Glitterbomb






Who is the person?






Airbus Enders






Airbus Group NV asked Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders to stay on for another term when his mandate ends, as the CEO sought to reassure investors that a recent crash of an A400M military aircraft won't jeopardize his earnings goals.






US Stocks






US stocks opened higher on Wednesday, recovering some of the prior day's losses as good earnings from Tiffany offset a disappointing report from Michael Kors.






Ju Shin Jung







102 Guillemard Road
#01-01
Tel: 64407707









Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Night Market






Tampines Central
Next to MRT Station
14 June to 12 July 2015






US Consumer Confidence






US consumer confidence rose in May, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.
The Conference Board, an industry group, said its index of consumer attitudes rose to 95.4 from a downwardly revised 94.3 in April. Economists were looking for a May reading of 94.9, according to a Reuters poll.
The April figure was originally reported as 95.2.





Dollar






The dollar jumped to an almost eight-year high against the yen as economic reports suggested the US is getting back on track after a slow first quarter.





Swensens Plaza Singapura


Plaza Singapura
#03-23




Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Pasar Malam






Tampines Night Market
Next to MRT Station
14 June to 12 July 2015






G2000 Atrium Sale






Tampines One
Level One






Citibank





Citibank Singapore on Monday said its credit card sales have grown at least 20 per cent faster than the industry over the last five years.





UBS






UBS is seeking to offload its private bank in Australia to the unit's management following a review of underperforming businesses at the Swiss bank, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Monday.





Mitju Orchard


Plaza Singapura
#B1-15




Monday, May 25, 2015

Adeline Leong Lai Yee






Does she blog?






Walmart






Walmart Stores Inc, the world's biggest retailer, pulled some goods sourcing business from Li & Fung Ltd, raising concerns that the Hong Kong company may see other customers follow suit.




Time Warner Cable






Merger talks over Time Warner Cable Inc are pitting French-Israeli tycoon Patrick Drahi against his former boss: media mogul John Malone.





Streats Hong Kong Cafe


City Square Mall
#01-01



Sunday, May 24, 2015

Leong Lai Yee





Does she blog?





Gold






Gold eased on Friday, on course for its first weekly decline in four weeks, after US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she expected an interest rate hike this year.
The dollar extended gains following the speech, after initially climbing on a stronger-than-expected rise in US core consumer prices in April.





Shell






The world's fossil fuel reserves cannot be burned unless some way is found to capture their carbon emissions, Royal Dutch Shell Plc Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden said on Friday.





The Soup Spoon JEM


JEM
#02-05
Tel: 66942114




Saturday, May 23, 2015

Hewlett-Packard






Hewlett-Packard Co reported fiscal second-quarter profit that exceeded analysts' estimates as corporate technology spending picked up ahead of the computer maker's planned separation into two companies.





BlackBerry





BlackBerry Ltd is cutting jobs at offices around the world as it brings together the different parts of its shrinking smartphone business.





FISH Tampines


Tampines One
#04-11




Friday, May 22, 2015

Shopify Inc






Shares of Shopify Inc, a Canadian e-commerce software maker, rose as much as 69 per cent in their trading debut on the New York Stock Exchange, valuing the company at up to US$2.14 billion.






USA Factory Activity






Growth in the US manufacturing sector slowed for a second straight month during May, with new orders increasing at their slowest pace since January 2014, according to an industry report released on Thursday.





Action City


Marina Square
#03-213/214
Tel: 63334963




Thursday, May 21, 2015

Guardian Atrium Sale






Tampines One
Level One






4 Fingers Crispy Chicken Tampines






Tampines One
Level One
Outside Kiyo







USA Stocks






US stocks opened lower on Wednesday as investors weighed mixed earnings from retailers and awaited the release of the Federal Reserve minutes of the April monetary policy meeting.





Five Global Banks






Five of the world's largest banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co and Citigroup Inc , were fined roughly US$5.7 billion, and four of them pleaded guilty to US criminal charges over manipulation of foreign exchange rates, authorities said on Wednesday.





Universal Optical Tampines


Century Square
#01-33/34



Wednesday, May 20, 2015

COE 20 May 2015






  • CAT A 
    $66,590
  •  
  • CAT B 
    $75,002
  •  
  • CAT C 
    $52,001
  • CAT D 
    $6,501
  •  
  • CAT E 
    $78,001

Kiyo Atrium Sale





Tampines One
Level One






USA Equities






International investors slashed their exposure to US equities in May to its lowest in over seven years, while maintaining the euro zone as their leading stock market destination, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday.





USA Housing






US housing starts jumped to their highest level in nearly 7-1/2 years in April and permits soared, hopeful signs for an economy that is struggling to regain strong momentum after a dismal first quarter.




Hans Cafe and Cake House Tampines


Century Square
#01-38



Tuesday, May 19, 2015

USA Homebuilders






Confidence among U.S. homebuilders unexpectedly fell in May, reflecting cooling sales and slower buyer traffic, a sign the residential real-estate market will take time to gain momentum.






Apple Inc






Apple Inc's patented designs on its signature iPhone mobile phone were copied by chief rival Samsung Electronics Inc, a US appeals court ruled on Monday.





A&W Batam


Megamall Batam Center
Ground Floor
Tel: (0778)470132



Monday, May 18, 2015

Fitch Ratings






Ratings firm Fitch kept Greece's high-risk credit rating unchanged Friday, saying the risk that the eurozone country would default on its debt was a "real possibility."
Fitch Ratings affirmed the "CCC" rating it gave the debt-riddled eurozone country in late March in a two-notch downgrade from "B."





Global Bond Yields






Amid a surge in global bond yields, investors worldwide pulled $1.9 billion out of funds that mainly hold U.S. Treasuries in the week ended May 13, marking the biggest outflows in 10 weeks, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research report showed.






Senso

21 Club Street
Tel: 62243534





Sunday, May 17, 2015

Etsy Inc







Etsy Inc is facing fraud claims from investors after allegations that millions of items sold through its online crafts and specialty wares marketplace likely violate trademarks.





Netflix Inc





Netflix Inc rose above US$600 a share for the first time after it was reported to be in talks with a Chinese media company backed by Jack Ma and other possible partners as it seeks entry into China's US$5.9 billion online video market.





Le Comptoir

79 Circular Road
Tel: 65347645




Saturday, May 16, 2015

Burger King






Burger King Worldwide Inc is the latest and largest company to jump on the repricing and refinancing bandwagon in the US leveraged loan market, but this time the company has thrown in a high-yield bond refinancing to lock in low interest rates before they rise.






Google Self-Driving Prototype Cars






Google announced on Friday its self-driving prototype cars were ready to leave the test track and hit public roads in California, in a step forward for its autonomous automobile program.





Picotin Express Fairways Drive

60 Fairways Drive
Tel: 68771191




Friday, May 15, 2015

Subway Pasir Ris






White Sands
#03-03





Tech Centre





General Motors Co said it will spend US$1 billion through 2018 to renovate and expand its sprawling 60- year-old Tech Center campus in Warren, Michigan, just north of Detroit, adding 2,600 jobs.





US Capital Spending






US corporate spending on capital projects could fall this year to the lowest level since 2011, with steep reductions by the energy industry and companies in other sectors cutting spending amid broad concerns about global growth.





Picotin Express Quayside Isle

31 Ocean Way
#01-06
Tel: 64384747




Thursday, May 14, 2015

Guardian Atrium Sale






Century Square
Level One






Innisfree Tampines






Tampines Mall 
Level One






US Import Prices






US import prices fell for a 10th straight month in April, likely reflecting the impact of a strong dollar, a sign of benign inflation pressures that could encourage the Federal Reserve to delay raising interest rates.





Sotheby's






A day after rival Christie's sold the most expensive painting in auction history, Sotheby's fell just shy of its best-ever contemporary art result, taking in some US$380 million and setting records for artists including Christopher Wool and Sigmar Polke.





Picotin Express Siglap

1 Figaro Street
Opera Estate
Tel: 64455590





Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Secret Recipe White Sands






Pasir Ris
#03-06






Soup Spoon Pasir Ris






White Sands
#02-33






India's Inflation






India's inflation rate fell to its lowest level in four months and growth in industrial output slowed, official data showed on Tuesday, increasing calls for an interest rate cut next month.
Consumer inflation eased to 4.87 per cent in April from a year earlier, the slowest pace since December, on the back of lower food costs, and down from 5.25 per cent in March, the data showed.





Swisscom






Swiss telephone firm Swisscom on Tuesday unveiled a driverless car that is being tested on the roads of Zurich, a first in the country.
The Volkswagen Passat, which began road tests last week that will end on Thursday, has been equipped with sensors, computers and special software.





Jack's Place Great World City

1 Kim Seng Promenade
Tel: 67385868




Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Johnson Hand Cream






Where to buy it from Singapore and Malaysia?






Love and Co





Where is it from?






Hazeline Snow





Where to buy it from Singapore and Malaysia?







2016 Public Holidays













Soup Spoon White Sands






It is opened now.
#02-33






Bank of England






The Bank of England froze interest rates at a record low 0.50 per cent on Monday in the first monetary policy decision since the Conservatives triumphed in the general election.





Singapore-KL High-Speed Rail





The Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail (HSR) terminus will be located at the current site of Jurong Country Club in Jurong East, announced the Government on Monday.

The site - a 1.02 million sq ft plot of land sandwiched between Jurong Town Hall Road and the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) - is currently occupied by JTC's iHub building and the Jurong Country Club golf course.







Jack's Place Grandstand

200 Turf Club Road
#01-29/30
Tel: 64667933




Monday, May 11, 2015

Federal Reserve







Janet Yellen could be losing patience. And that could mean a lot for global markets.
When the chair of the Federal Reserve said Wednesday that stocks were overvalued and bond yields too low, it was a signal that investors should not expect to indulge on the Fed's cheap dollars forever.





Spanish Grand Prix





Nico Rosberg ended his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton's winning streak in this year's Formula One drivers' world championship on Sunday when he drove to a near-flawless victory in the Spanish Grand Prix.




Sichuan Noodle Specialities at Straits Kitchen

Grand Hyatt Singapore
Tel: 67321234





Sunday, May 10, 2015

United Airlines






United Continental Holdings Inc said Friday that it plans to cut certain transatlantic flights after the peak summer travel season ends as the strong US dollar weighs on international demand.





Toyota and Mazda






Japanese automakers Toyota and Mazda are considering a comprehensive tie-up in environmentally-friendly technology amid tightening regulations to cut greenhouse gas and tough emerging market competition, a report said on Saturday.





Tony's Pizza Monster Challenge

397 River Valley Road
Tel: 67774992





Saturday, May 9, 2015

McDonald's Downtown East





It is closed for major upgrading works.






Peniwern Atrium Sale






Downtown East
Level Two
Outside NTUC
Until 10 May 2015






Wal-Mart Stores Inc






Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Canadian unit said it would buy some store leases and other assets formerly held by the Canadian arm of Target Corp and renovate them for about C$350 million (S$384 million).





McDonald's






US fast-food giant McDonald's, fighting sluggish sales, reported on Friday smaller-than-expected dips in global sales and in its key home market in April.





The Ship Restaurant and Bar

Shaw Centre
#03-16/18
Tel: 62352235




Friday, May 8, 2015

Apple Watch






The Apple Watch is fuelling the emerging smartwatch market and is expected to be the top seller in the segment for next few years, a market research report showed on Wednesday.





European Union






The European Union is seeking Asian capital for a multi-billion euro investment plan it hopes will create more than a million jobs and revive growth.





Tartufo Bianco At The Lighthouse

Fullerton Hotel
Tel: 68778933




Thursday, May 7, 2015

Guardian Tampines MRT Station





It will be closed for a week
with effect from 09 May 2015
for some upgrading works.






OTTO Atrium Sale





Tampines Mall
Level One
Until 12 May 2015






SK Jewellery Atrium Sale





Tampines Mall
Level One
Until 12 May 2015






StanChart





Standard Chartered Plc's incoming Chief Executive Officer Bill Winters plans to supervise the bank's regional units more directly than his predecessor did when he assumes the job in a month.




Blackstone Group LP





Blackstone Group LP, the biggest private equity investor in real estate, sold more than 4,600 US apartments to capitalize on strong demand for rental housing as it begins investing a new global property fund.





Flavours at Zhongshan Park

Ramada Singapore
16 Ah Hood Road
Tel: 68086846





Wednesday, May 6, 2015

COE 06 May 2015






  • CAT A 
    $68,589
  •  
  • CAT B 
    $77,600
  •  
  • CAT C 
    $50,098
  • CAT D 
    $6,512
  •  
  • CAT E 
    $78,004

Pattyinnit





Does she blog?





Jurong East






The Singapore terminus for the high-speed rail link between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur will be in Jurong East in the Jurong Lake District.






Singapore Malaysia High-Speed Rail Link





Singapore and Malaysia have decided to push back an initial deadline of 2020 for the completion of a high-speed rail link between the wealthy city state and Kuala Lumpur, both prime ministers said on Tuesday, citing the complexity of the project.





21 On Rajah

Days Hotel
1 Jalan Rajah
Tel: 68086847