Friday, July 31, 2015

POSB White Sands

Anita Lee went the extra mile once again yesterday.
Thank you so much, Anita! :)

Best Wi-Fi Spot

Outside POSB White Sands
Level Three
Strong signals
Padded seats
Comfortable air-con
Piped-in music
Dimmed Lights

Spain and Ireland

Which are the two fastest growing economies in the eurozone?
Not the big beasts in the core, but the once-struggling peripheral economies of Spain and Ireland.

US Economic Growth

US economic growth accelerated in the second quarter as a pick-up in consumer spending offset the drag from soft business spending on equipment, suggesting a steady momentum that could bring the Federal Reserve closer to hiking interest rates.


Merchants of Singapore
52-53 Duxton Road
Tel: 96750850

Thursday, July 30, 2015

EZ Reload

What is message reference #9266?

Movie Animation Park Studios

The RM450mil (S$161 million) Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) project in Meru Raya, Malaysia is proceeding smoothly and is expected to be completed between March and April next year.

EZ Link Fare Free Friday

Could you load the website?


Hermes said Wednesday it was probing claims of cruelty at crocodile and alligator farms that supply the French fashion house with skins for its luxury handbags and accessories.


Deutsche Lufthansa AG plans to entice passengers to pay for business-class upgrades on European routes by offering deals when people book economy class tickets and then again when they check in.

Shahi Maharani

Raffles City Shopping Centre
252 North Bridge Road
Tel: 62358840

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

1MDB Suit

A High Court is set to hear three applications on Sept 25 over the defamation suit filed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in relation to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
Justice Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera will hear the applications.
Najib had in March sued Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua and an online news portal's owner for allegedly defaming him over 1MDB.


The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has signed US$14 billion in deals since the Sochi Winter Olympics last year, a spokesman said Tuesday highlighting the sports body's financial strength.

Malaysia Cabinet

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sacked his deputy and four other ministers in a cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday, as well as replaced the attorney general.

Fat Cow Goes Fishing

1 Orchard Boulevard
Camden Medical Centre
Tel: 67350308

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Australia Dollar

After two years of erosion the Australian dollar has finally reached lows that qualify as fair value on many measures, yet analysts are rushing to predict further losses for a currency with a long history of overshooting in both directions.
Many see a slide under 70 US cents as inevitable given a corrosive mix of Chinese risk, a sustained slump in commodity prices and the prospect of higher US interest rates. The only question appears to be how low it might go.

Baker's Talent Simei

On the other side of the MRT station
Away from Eastpoint

European Stocks

European stocks posted their biggest five- day drop this year amid investor concern over China's economy as shares tumbled in Shanghai and data disappointed.


Malaysia's ringgit hit a 17-year low on Monday as a global slump in commodity prices added to concerns over sluggish exports, while investors braced for a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting that might take another step toward lifting interest rates.


The White House
35 Scotts Road
Tel: 67332656

Monday, July 27, 2015

EU Membership

British Prime Minister David Cameron intends to hold a referendum on the country's membership of the European Union around June of 2016, the Independent on Sunday reported.

TPP Trade Deal

Negotiators from the US, Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim countries could put the finishing touches on the most ambitious trade and investment deal in decades when they meet this week in Hawaii.


43 North Canal Road
Tel: 65364046

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Amazon Inc

Amazon.com Inc surpassed Wal-Mart Stores Inc. as the world's biggest retailer by market value after a surprise second-quarter profit sent the e-commerce company's stock into record territory.

The Economist

The Economist Group could become the latest British media business to undergo a change of ownership this year as its co-owner Pearson focuses on education, bankers and industry sources said.

Charly T's 112 Katong

112 East Coast Road
Tel: 66364701

Saturday, July 25, 2015

US New Home Sales

New US single-family home sales fell in June to their lowest level in seven months and May's sales were revised sharply lower, in what appeared to be a minor setback for the housing market recovery.

Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve said it inadvertently released on its public website confidential economic projections prepared by its staff for the June 16-17 meeting of the policy- making Federal Open Market Committee.

Tanjong Beach Club

120 Tanjong Beach Walk
Tel: 62701355

Friday, July 24, 2015


As Nestle SA slugs it out with India's food regulator over the amount of lead in its popular Maggi instant noodles, the dispute is whipping up business for insurers.

Nikkei Inc

Japanese publisher Nikkei Inc agreed to acquire Pearson Plc's FT Group for 844 million pounds to gain control of the Financial Times newspaper.

Lime Restaurant

Parkroyal on Pickering
3 Upper Pickering Street
Tel: 68098899

Thursday, July 23, 2015


Oil prices fell on Wednesday, with US crude for September hitting a contract low, as US government data showed oil inventories unexpectedly rose last week and equity markets suffered from disappointing trading results.

COE 22 July 2015

Certificate of Entitlement (COE) premiums for passenger cars continued to tumble on Wednesday in the second tender for July as bookings for new cars slowed down.
Category A - for cars below 1,600cc and 130hp - slipped S$2,811 to S$55,889, which was the lowest this year.
Cat B - for cars above 1,600cc or 130hp - fell S$7,392 to S$58,109.
Cat E - the open category was S$8,900 lower at S$60,101 - also the lowest this year.
Elsewhere, Cat C - for goods vehicles and buses - notched up S$1 to S$50,002 but Cat D - for motorcycles - dropped S$196 to S$6,312.

Violet Oon's Kitchen

881 Bukit Timah Road
Tel: 85331122

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Starbucks Simei

Level One

BreadTalk Simei


Pleats and Prints Simei

Level Two

Perfetto Pasir Ris

White Sands
Tel: 65851238

China's Economy

Mr Tung Chee Hwa, who was Hong Kong's first chief executive and is now vice-chairman of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference's National Committee, said China's economy will keep growing at 7 per cent in the coming years. 


Acronis, which provides back-up, disaster recovery and other data protection services, will open a research and development (R&D) centre in Singapore. It hopes to make this one of the largest software research facilities in the country within three to five years. 

The Dining Room Festive Booth

Sheraton Towers
39 Scotts Road
Tel: 68395636 and 68395621

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Tel: 64545225

Chryseis Tan

Does she blog?

Hock Hua Herbal White Sands

Basement One
Next to Eu Yang Sang

Eu Yang Sang White Sands

Pasir Ris
Tel: 65853913
Fax: 65853087


Greece has initiated the process for the payment of a total 6.25 billion euros (S$9.31 billion) to the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), finance ministry officials told Reuters on Monday.


The International Monetary Fund named Maurice Obstfeld, one of US President Barack Obama's top economic advisers, as its new chief economist on Monday.
Obstfeld, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, will replace outgoing IMF economist Olivier Blanchard.

Caffe B

The Shoppes
Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Ave
Tel: 68873311

Monday, July 20, 2015

Hock Hua Herbal Pasir Ris

White Sands
Basement One
Next to Eu Yang Sang

Eu Yang Sang Pasir Ris

White Sands
Tel: 65853913
Fax: 65853087

Pasir Ris Hawker Centre

A new two-storey hawker centre in Pasir Ris is expected to be completed by the first half of 2017, according to a statement from the National Environment Agency (NEA).

The new centre will offer 45 cooked food stalls to cater to the dining needs of Pasir Ris residents. It will be the first hawker centre in Pasir Ris Town, and will be located within the existing Pasir Ris Town Park.

French Riviera

Beach lovers on the French Riviera expressed their anger Sunday over the imminent arrival of the Saudi royal family, who have ordered a long stretch of beach to be closed off to the public.

Nestled in the rocks between the coastal railway and the translucent waters of the Mediterranean, the grounds of the royal family's immense villa stretches across a kilometre of Riviera coastline between Antibes and Marseille.

Trattoria Nonna Linna

61 Cantonment Road
Tel: 62220930

Sunday, July 19, 2015


Trade negotiators tentatively agreed on Saturday to eliminate tariffs on an array of technology products valued at US$1 trillion worth of global commerce.

The breakthrough towards the World Trade Organization's International Technology Agreement took place at an ambassadors' meeting at the European Union embassy in Geneva.

Emissions Cut

Japan, the world's sixth biggest greenhouse gas polluter, has pledged to cut emissions 26 per cent from 2013 levels by 2030, a target observers judged inadequate to avert calamitous global warming.


Scotts Square
6 Scotts Road
Tel: 66362951

Saturday, July 18, 2015


Malaysians could well be looking at a "new normal" in their currency, as the ringgit continues to languish, slipping recently to RM3.75 to the US dollar and RM2.80 to the Sing dollar.


Yahoo! Inc. filed to spin off its shares in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd into a company to be called Aabaco Holdings Inc, a move still set for the fourth quarter.

Huat Kee

74 Amoy Street
Tel: 64234747

Friday, July 17, 2015

US Home Builder

US home builder sentiment stayed at its strongest level in almost a decade in July as the housing market broadly improved despite an uptick in mortgage rates from earlier this year, the National Association of Home Builders said on Thursday.

Mortgage Rates

Mortgage rates for 30-year loans rose to the highest since October after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated plans to increase borrowing costs this year and the likelihood of a Greek exit from the euro region faded.

Restaurant Hoshigaoka Woodlands

Woodlands Civic Centre
900 South Woodlands Drive
Tel: 63632315

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Tonic Oh

Does he blog?

Iran Deal

After arduous talks that spanned 20 months, negotiators have reached a landmark deal aimed at reining in Iran's nuclear program.
The agreement, a focal point of U.S. President Barack Obama's foreign policy, appears set to reshape relations between Iran and the West, with its effects likely to ripple across the volatile Middle East.


Lack of transparency in transactions between related parties at government bodies like the People's Association was flagged by the Auditor-General's Office (AGO) on Wednesday. 

At the PA, the Institute of Technical Education and Singapore Polytechnic, the AGO found inadequate management of conflicts of interest in related party transactions. 

The National Library Board (NLB) was rapped for the way it procured electronic resources such as ebooks and databases.

Restaurant Hoshigaoka Toa Payoh

Safra Toa Payoh
293 Toa Payoh Lorong 6
Tel: 62589050

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Mega Discount Store

Is it opening an outlet in Compass Point?

Currency Investors

Currency investors are increasingly using electronic systems connected to multiple dealers as the market comes under greater scrutiny by regulators, according to Greenwich Associates.

US Import Prices

US import prices unexpectedly fell in June as the lingering effects of a strong dollar offset rising costs for petroleum products, keeping imported inflation pressure under wraps.

Restaurant Hoshigaoka The Grandstand

200 Turf Club Road
Tel: 64663716

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Najib's Wife's Bank Account

Ever since a Malaysian activist website published reports that millions of ringgit were deposited into Madam Rosmah Mansor's account, ordinary Malaysians have been trying to find out if there is any truth in it.
The wife of Prime Minister Najib Razak was believed to have had RM2 million (S$710,000) transferred into her personal account in Affin Bank earlier this year, Sarawak Report claimed. The money was allegedly from 1Malaysia Development.
Malaysians, eager to see if bank details that were published in the report were Madam Rosmah's, have been transferring RM1 (36 Singapore cents) to her account, liberal news portal Malaysian Insider reported.
They then shared pictures of their online and cash deposit machine transactions on social media, noting that the said account really did belong to her.

Four Leaves White Sand

Most probably, it will be reopened tomorrow.

Basement One
Near the former Eu Yang Sang unit


The International Monetary Fund said it stands is prepared to work with Greece and European Union partners to advance the third bailout effort for the country agreed early Monday.

Deal With Greece

Eurozone leaders clinched a deal with Greece on Monday to negotiate a third bailout to keep the near-bankrupt country in the eurozone after a whole night of haggling at an emergency summit.

Restaurant Hoshigaoka Orchard Road

Isetan Scotts
Shaw House
350 Orchard Road
Tel: 67349725

Monday, July 13, 2015

Four Leaves Pasir Ris

Most probably, it will be reopened on 15 July 2015.

Basement One
Near the former Eu Yang Sang unit

EU Employment Laws

British Prime Minister David Cameron is seeking a British exemption from European Union employment laws as part of his push to gain more autonomy from Brussels, newspapers said Saturday.

Greek Bailout Deal

Divided eurozone ministers halted "very difficult" talks on a Greek bailout deal overnight Saturday, with just a day left before a final deadline for an agreement to stop Athens crashing out of the euro.

Makan Makan

The Sultan Hotel
101 Jalan Sultan
Tel: 67237101

Sunday, July 12, 2015


An accounting scandal involving massive Japanese conglomerate Toshiba deepened on Saturday as reports said the company's president would likely be forced to resign.

Hopes of Greek Deal

A relief European stock, bond and euro rally reflects hopes that creditors would accept the proposals of Greek premier Alexis Tsipras.  The outcome, however, is unpredictable and optimism may be premature.

White House Cafe

York Hotel
21 Mount Elizabeth
Tel: 68301156

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Europe Stocks

The eurozone's main markets closed sharply higher Friday, with Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid and Lisbon up by around 3 per cent, on hopes Greece will reach a make-or-break bailout deal to keep it in the eurozone.

Chinese Stocks

Chinese stocks rose, capping the benchmark index's biggest two-day gain since 2008, as unprecedented government intervention helped curb an equity rout that erased US$3.9 trillion in less than a month.

The Prawn Star

21 Duxton Hill
Tel: 63233353

Friday, July 10, 2015

Bakery Cuisine White Sands

Basement One

Ritz Apple Strudel White Sands

Basement One
Facing NTUC


IBM on Thursday unveiled a powerful new chip which the company says could boost computing power of "everything from smartphones to spacecraft."
The company unveiled the industry's first seven-nanometer chip that could hold more than 20 billion tiny switches or transistors for improved computing power.

Running Out Of Paper

With banks shut and the economy seizing up, some Greek newspapers like the Empros daily on the island of Lesvos are running out of paper and could be forced to stop sales altogether until the banks open again.

Luk Yu Restaurant and Teahouse

133 New Bridge Road
Chinatown Point
Tel: 62621717

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Bakery Cuisine Pasir Ris

White Sands
Basement One

Ritz Apple Strudel Pasir Ris

White Sands
Basement One
Facing NTUC

COE July 2015 Round One

CAT A$58,700COE
CAT B$65,501COE
CAT C$50,001COE
CAT E$69,001COE

NTUC Downtown East

Tel: 65815176

COE 08 July 2015

The COE premium for cars up to 1,600cc and 130bhp closed 3.8 per cent lower at $58,700. 

The premium for cars above 1,600cc or 130bhp fell by 8.4 per cent to end at $65,501. 

The price for Open COE, which can be used for any vehicle type but ends up mainly for bigger cars, fell by 7.4 per cent to $69,001. 

Oil and Fuel

US crude, gasoline and distillate inventories all rose in the last week, data from the Energy Information Administration showed on Wednesday.

New York Stock Exchange

The New York Stock Exchange suspended trading in all stocks Wednesday morning.
The NYSE halted stocks at 1532 GMT, saying in a notice on its website that "additional information will follow as soon as possible." An NYSE statement cited "technical issues," CNBC reported.

DJ Bakery Pasir Ris

Block 440 Pasir Ris Drive 4

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


Greece will submit a new aid proposal to European creditors "maybe" on Wednesday, a senior eurozone official said, with Athens' European partners convening in Brussels for emergency talks.