Daily Archives: 2018-08-27

Naver Corp, South Korea’s leading Search Engine and parent company of mobile messenger app, LINE, invests in iPrice Group

iPrice Group, Southeast Asia’s leading product discovery and comparison platform, has extended its latest funding round to welcome Naver as their latest investor. iPrice is Southeast Asia’s leading product discovery and comparison platform, connecting consumers with hundreds of e-commerce merchants through the best possible shopping experience. Since October 2014, the platform has established itself as the fastest growing in its …

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Tiffany & Co launch Paper Flowers collection in Singapore with iconic installation at Tiong Bahru Bakery

To celebrate the launch of the Tiffany Paper Flowers jewellery collection in Singapore, Tiffany & Co. has brought a bolt of its NYC hometown energy to the Singapore streets with a Tiffany Blue®coffee cart serving complimentary special brews and croissants from Tiong Bahru Bakery, from 27 August– 3 September, 10am – 2pm. The coffee cart is stationed in front of the Tiffany …

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Taiwan media asks why PM Lee paid 7X more than President Tsai when its population 4X and GDP 2X of SG’s?

Two months ago, Taiwan-based media The News Lens published an article revealing the distorted logic of ministerial salaries in Singapore (‘OPINION: On the Distorted Logic of Ministerial Salaries in Singapore‘, 29 Jun). The article started off by comparing the salary of Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to that of PM Lee. “In Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen governs over a country with …

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Poet in Singapore wins award for his unpublished manuscript

Lawrence Ypil, a poet and essayist from Cebu, the Philippine who is currently based in Singapore, teaching at Yale-NUS, has been awarded the first prize of the Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize. The prize is awarded annually to unpublished manuscripts of original Anglophone poetry by authors of Asian heritage. The winner will have their book published and receive USD1000. Judge’s …

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A Quest for Freedom by G Raman

by Toh Soh Lung I was at the launch of G Raman’s book, A Quest for Freedom at the Arts House recently. It was a pleasant evening among many lawyers. I was certainly pleased to see old friends. As I sat among the distinguished audience listening to glowing speeches about the poor kampong boy made good by his hard work, …

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How the US-China Trade War is making the crazy rich Chinese poorer

Last Thursday, Donald Trump imposed new trade tariffs against China with 25 percent duties on 279 product categories worth a total of US$16 billion. China immediately responded by imposing retaliatory taxes on the same value of imported US products in 333 product categories. Who is the winner or loser in the US? For China, since the total amount of export …

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Power should only belongs to those who work hard and effectively for benefit of the country and not solely for politicians from PAP

Every political textbook in the world will tell you that politics in the democratic system is a tough game to play. It requires, wits, opportunities, perseverance and staying power. Most would not enter their first election expecting to win. Our most famous politicians ranging from JB Jayeratnam to Chiam See Tong did not win their first elections, not even their …

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