Thursday, March 31, 2016

OBS Coney Island

Try to remove the sandflies. 

Cheaper Electricity

Electricity tariffs are set to fall by an average of 9.6 per cent from Apr 1 to Jun 30, SP Services said on Wednesday.

Milo and Maggi

Have some Milo and Maggi curry noodles in your kitchen at home? You might want to try mixing the two together.

The interesting sweet-savoury-spicy concoction apparently went viral in Malaysia a few years ago, and recently caught our attention when it resurfaced on online magazine Goody Feed.

Missile Tests

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday that Iran's ballistic missile had caused "alarm" and it would be up to the major powers to decide whether fresh sanctions should be applied. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Lisbeth Cheah

Will there be a blog and instagram?


Tesla is set to unveil the Model 3, its long-anticipated pitch to middle class drivers and a key component in founder Elon Musk's vision to mainstream the electric car.


The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), which aims to nurture "technically grounded leaders and innovators for society", is hitting its target.
Results of the first graduate employment survey released by the university yesterday showed that its pioneer cohort of engineering graduates had job prospects comparable to those of other university graduates here.

Uniqlo Orchard Central

Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo is set to open its first global flagship store in Singapore and the Southeast Asia region at Orchard Road by the second half of this year.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Alexandra Donea and Cheryl Yap

The Singaporean mother-daughter duo, who went 'missing' back in January this year but were later found in Romania, are now back in Singapore, according to Shin Min Daily.

They have reportedly returned with the daughter's Romanian boyfriend and his mother as well.
Cheryl Yap, 25, and her mother, Madam Foo Li Kheng, 61, had travelled to Romania to look for her boyfriend of over two years, Alexandru Donea, without informing their family members.

Data Breach in Thailand

The personal details of thousands of foreign nationals living in southern Thailand were briefly leaked online in what the site's developer admitted Monday (Mar 28) was a data breach during a test for police.

Joseph Schooling

Joseph Schooling has been named a joint winner of the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Swimmer of the Year award. 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Military Base in Natunas

Indonesian lawmakers are calling for a military base to be built in the Natunas to boost defence in the country's central region. 

Illegal Fishing at Natunas

The Indonesian minister at the forefront of the country's latest dispute with China in the Natunas, has been on the warpath against illegal fishing since she took office.

New Road Linking Punggol and Pasir Ris

Apart from the planned new road linking Punggol and Pasir Ris, a temporary slip road that links motorists in Punggol directly to the KPE was opened on Saturday. It is an interim measure before a project to expand the KPE/TPE interchange is completed in the third quarter of 2019. Only cars will be allowed on this slip road. 

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Aung San Suu Kyi

National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will likely hold several ministerial posts in the government expected to take power at the end of March, aiming to further negotiations with the military over revising Myanmar's constitution.


With barely a month leading up to her retirement from Bank Negara Malaysia, the Malaysian central bank, Gov. Zeti Aziz has vowed to ensure that troubled state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad repatriate $1.83 billion that it invested abroad.

Facial Recognition Police Car

A team at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China's Police Equipment Joint Research Lab have developed a high-tech vehicle for police equipped with a facial-recognition system that can pick criminal suspects out of a crowd, state media reported this week.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Foo Ching Lian

Does she blog?

Mok Keat Har

Does she blog?

Jurong Innovation District

Economically, Budget 2016 seems to be a precursor to Committee on the Future Economy plans, focusing on longer-term development, economic transformation and for companies to restructure to fit into the future economy, through initiatives like the innovation and transformation of industries and the new Jurong Innovation District. 

Rail Line Link between Thailand and China

Thailand has pushed back the start date for construction of a multi-billion dollar rail line to link Bangkok to southwest China after a disagreement over the cost of the project, the Thai transport minister said on Friday. 

Cross-border RMB between Chongqing and Singapore

Eligible corporates and individuals in Chongqing, China, can now conduct cross-border Renminbi (RMB) transactions with financial institutions and corporates in Singapore.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Jim Cramer

Sometimes in order to get a good understanding of the trends happening in the stock market, Jim Cramer goes off the tape to take a closer look at privately held companies disrupting their industry. This way he is not surprised when the trends from the private sector start to impact some of his favorite stocks.


Founder Amar Bose didn't set out to sell speaker systems and headphones. He began his career as an academic engineer at MIT in the late 1950s, licensing power conversion and amplification technology to the U.S. military and government agencies such as NASA.
Bose, who died in 2013 at age 83, had been interested in electronics and audio from an early age. At 10, he had gone on a Boy Scout trip for which someone had brought along a hobby radio communication kit. They drove a couple of antennae into the dirt and started talking to each other. Bose was hooked.


Oil prices pared losses on Thursday, but still posted their first weekly loss in over a month, pressured by record high U.S. stockpiles, weakening equity markets, and a strong dollar.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse has set its sights on aggressive expansion in the Asia-Pacific, and will be investing as much as 900 million Swiss francs (S$1.26 billion) in the region over the next three years. 

Goldman Sachs and 1MDB

US authorities are investigating whether Goldman Sachs Group Inc. misled bondholders when the firm sold securities issued by a Malaysian government-investment fund that is at the centre of a corruption scandal, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Fake PhD

Myanmar's incoming finance minister said Wednesday he was shocked to discover his PhD is fake after netizens pointed out he had been a victim of a high profile scam run out of Pakistan that ensnared thousands of others.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is to be lit up in Belgian colours on Tuesday evening as a symbol of support in Paris for the people of Brussels after twin attacks there killed at least 26. 


Airlines cancelled hundreds of flights and European railways froze links with Brussels Tuesday after a series of bombs blasts killed around 35 people in the city's airport and a metro train, sparking a broad security response.

RSS Boaty McBoatface

RSS Boaty McBoatface could very well be the official name of a 200 million pound (S$391 million) research vessel after the Internet was consulted for ideas. The vessel will be operational in 2019 and for now, the hunt for its name begins.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Spring Bay Australian Mussels

The Food Standards Australia and New Zealand has issued an alert that selected batches of Spring Bay Australian Mussels have been recalled, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) said.

EU-Turkish Deal

More than 1,600 migrants have landed in Greece since a landmark EU-Turkish deal on curbing the influx took effect, officials said Monday, highlighting the challenges still facing efforts to tackle the crisis. 


Workers at freight giant DHL and tech firms Atlassian and Salesforce are onto something; they're already at the best places to work in Asia Pacific, according to a new survey.
The three companies topped their respective categories - multinationals, large companies and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) - in the Great Place to Work Institute's Best Workplaces 2016 survey.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Facial Recognition System at Airports in Japan

Mindful of the importance of tighter immigration control ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the Japanese government will start using a facial recognition system at airports to strengthen its ability to catch terrorists trying to sneak into the country.

Jobs for Vietnamese in Japan

The Japanese government will set up a website for Vietnamese students seeking to work for Japanese companies in an initiative to highlight the qualities sought by employers and attract local talent.

Economy in China

China's economy still faces downward pressure but recent data points to some improvement in activity, Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said on Sunday.

Sunday, March 20, 2016


Have you received your parcels yet?

Windy Days Ahead

Even as the dry weather carries over from the past week into the fortnight ahead, Singaporeans will feel the wind in their hair.

Goodbye Law Hello Order

What do TheatreWorks artistic director Ong Keng Sen, hotelier Loh Lik Peng, Plain Vanilla Bakery founder Vanessa Kenchington and Butter Factory founder Tay Eu-Yen have in common?
They all used to be lawyers.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Fines for Bicycles in Punggol

Two public notices threatening a fine of $1,000 for parking bicycles outside a gate of Punggol MRT station have shooed away cyclists but some people wonder why the fine has to be set so high.

Call Levels

An app supported by a team of 10 in Bishan proved a hit with commodity speculators the world over when oil prices went haywire in January.
Traders, including 20,000 in the Middle East, were using the app to get live alerts every time the price of crude hit a new level.
The app was launched in 2014 by Call Levels, one of Singapore's fastest-growing fintech start-ups.

Yuan and Dollar

China's central bank fixed its currency exchange rate at a three-month high against the US dollar on Friday as the greenback sank. 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Tony Fernandes

Malaysian airline tycoon Tony Fernandes says has applied for a special form of Indian citizenship that would allow him to evade aviation rules restricting foreign ownership in India. 


Fuji Heavy Industries said on Thursday it is recalling more than 80,000 Subaru vehicles in Japan over issues with parking brakes and engine ducts. 

Hong Kong's Economy

Hong Kong's economy is at its worst in 20 years, billionaire Li Ka-shing said on Thursday, warning that the city's stock market could fall by more than half if the financial hub does not get backing from mainland China. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Merrick Garland

President Barack Obama will on Wednesday tap the centrist judge Merrick Garland as his pick to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by late conservative justice Antonin Scalia, setting the stage for an election-year showdown with Republicans.


Porsche said it would pay workers a higher bonus for 2015 despite the emissions test-rigging scandal at parent Volkswagen that has sparked cost reductions across the group.


Volkswagen dealers in Germany are not obliged to take back cars equipped with the emissions-cheating software at the centre of the global scandal currently engulfing the auto giant, a German court ruled on Wednesdsay.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Campari and Grand Marnier

Davide Campari-Milano SpA, the Italian distiller, agreed to buy French cognac maker Grand Marnier Group in a deal that values the company at 684 million euros (US$760 million).