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Over a thousand people showed up for HUAWEI Mate 20 series launch

Huawei Consumer Business Group Singapore recently launched the latest HUAWEI Mate 20 series with an exclusive sale at Causeway Point. Queues stretched to more than a thousand people in line within hours before the start of the sale. Mr. Kishore Lal, age 39, was first in line since six in the morning. “I have been reading a number of positive …

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NEA will do a stocktake of the social enterprise model at hawker centres

Senior Minister of State of the Environment & Water Resources, Dr Amy Khor said that the National Environment Agency (NEA) will be doing a ‘stocktake’ of the social enterprise model at hawker centres to address the issue of cost and contractual terms used by operators. Dr Khor has also requested that the NEA quickly iron out any problems, according to …

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A new Orchard Road on the horizon, says Senior Minister Chee Hong Tat

Orchard Road is in line for a revamp, says Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Trade & Industry Chee Hong Tat at ITB Asia 2018 on 17th October. As part of the latest strategies to attract tourist to Singapore, Mr Chee said that plans are being made to transform Singapore’s famed Orchard Road into more than just a shopping …

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UnionPay cards issued outside mainland China, exceeds 100 million

UnionPay International announced on Thursday that the number of UnionPay cards issued outside the Chinese Mainland has exceeded 100 million. The volume of transactions made with these overseas-issued UnionPay cards has grown by over 40% during the first three quarters of this year. In some markets outside mainland China, over 90% of the transactions made with locally-issued UnionPay cards happen …

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Jurong West Hawker Centre is revising its tray refund programme, following feedback

The operator for Jurong West Hawker Centre, Hawker Management said in a statement that customers will be charged a deposit for using trays. This follows the call-out by KF Seetoh on Facebook on the policy of hawkers paying their customers 20 cents for returning food trays. The management had also received several complaints for stallholders about the tray-return programme that …

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SMRT Feedback trying to redeem themselves after hitting on KF Seetoh

The SMRT Feedback Facebook page has had a wild ride this week. After deleting two of their previous posts on the topic of social enterprise managing hawker centres and KF Seetoh, SMRT Feedback by The Vigilanteh has published a relatively measured post highlighting the contract between the Our Tampines Hub (OTH) and their hawkers, calling the agreement ‘legal gangsterism’ and …

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Oxfam chides The World Bank for downplaying the severity of inequality in its 2019 World Development Report

The World Bank published their 2019 World Development Report entitled ‘The Changing Nature of Work’. The report touches on the impact of advancing technology on labour needs and job security. Specifically, the report acknowledges that many feel threatened by the shift toward automation, especially workers in advanced economies, but iterates that technology is also creating more jobs, increasing productivity, and …

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No more live music at Blu Jaz Cafe – is the jazz scene in Singapore dying?

Singapore’s beloved Blu Jaz Cafe has had its public entertainment license revoked on 10th October meaning that they will no longer be able to hold any live performances or jam sessions. Described as the last remaining pillar in Singapore for the music scene, Blu Jaz has been a lively gathering space for musicians and music lovers around Singapore for the …

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