Daily Archives: 2016-03-31

Singapore-based carrier, Jetstar adopts Singlish as official customer-facing language

Update: Oh, it’s an April Fool’s Joke. Singapore-based carrier, Jetstar will be speaking Singlish to individuals based in the city-state. From 31 March 2016, Singapore-based customers who visit www.jetstar.com will be automatically redirected to a Singlish version of the website. The Singlish homepage is Jetstar’s first step towards its localisation strategy, as Jetstar looks to build stronger connections with consumers across Asia. …

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Shophouse saga leads property agent to sue for her commission share

By 99.co The shophouses at Sophia Road Around 2008, a row of nine shophouses along Sophia Road was put up for collective sale. There were around 10 different owners, but for simplicity’s sake we refer to them as just “the owners”. That year a representative of the owners met with Aurum Land – a developer known for high end projects …

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Takashimaya and Ngee Ann Development in dispute over rent

The landlord of Ngee Ann City and its anchor tenant, department store Takashimaya, are currently in a dispute over rent and have taken the case to the High Court. Takashimaya and Ngee Ann Development have been in a business partnership for over 22 years. In 1993, Takashimaya signed a lease with Ngee Ann Development for 20 years, which also give …

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Taiwan president-elect writes to deceased four-year-old girl, “Auntie will not let your sacrifice go to waste”

On 28 March, a four-year-old Taiwanese girl was brutally beheaded in broad daylight as she was on her bicycle with her mother following close behind. Among calls from the Taiwanese public for the harsh punishment for the killer, a 33-year-old man named Wang Ching-yu, Taiwanese president-elect Tsai Ing-Wen has also come forward to speak about the incident. In a Facebook …

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