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Senior Minister of MEWR says no to plastic bag charge

The issue of plastic pollution in Singapore continues as questions are raised in Parliament for the Senior Minister of State for Environment and Water Resources (MEWR), Dr Amy Khor. Right now, discussions are rife about whether or not the government should implement a charge on single-use plastic bags. When asked, Dr Khor noted that the ministry is serious about tackling …

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Third baby to be born in a GrabCar in Singapore

Another day, another baby born in a car – specifically, a GrabCar. Yes, you heard that right. Another baby was born in a GrabCar last month in Singapore, making this the third GrabBaby following the first which was born on 12 August 2017 and the second on 21 November 2017. Mr Shawn Yeo made a JustGrab booking to Gleneagles Hospital on …

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Hokkaido’s endangered Ussuri bears find a new home at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Four of Hokkaido’s endangered Ussuri brown bears – Riku, Kai, Hanako and Amu – have safely migrated to their new home in the United Kingdom’s Yorkshire Wildlife Park, transported with utmost care during the 9,000km journey by DHL Global Forwarding. The endangered Ussuri brown bear, also known as the black grizzly bear, is found in many regions in the world but they …

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Starbuck and Alibaba partner up to create a virtual Starbucks experience in China

Marking a significant milestone for the two companies, Starbucks and Alibaba are coming together to create a ‘seamless Starbucks Experience’. In this partnership, Starbucks is aiming to collaborate across key businesses within the Alibaba ecosystem, including Ele.me, Hema, Tmall, Taobao, and Alipay, to elevate the Starbuck experience for Chinese customers. As part of the collaboration, Starbuck is leveraling on Ele.me’s …

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Meet Thailand’s self-proclaimed graffiti ‘terrorist’, Headache Stencil

Described as Thailand’s Banksy, the masked Headache Stencil has been making political street art for the past few years now. According to an interview he gave to Art Whore, Headache says “…I really do “art”on the day military made coup in Thailand. Really angry of soldier on that day. Then go out to make graffiti.” Since then, Headache has been …

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Disadvantaged schoolchildren get a boost from DHL Express

Singapore’s iconic Padang is once again filled with over 1,000 red and yellow DHL Express employees across the region for AsiaCup — the company’s annual Asia Pacific employee football and cheerleading event. This year, the DHL has also organized an exclusive football clinic conducted by Singapore football legend Fandi Ahmad for 20 Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund beneficiaries aged 10 …

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SilkAir partners with Banyan Tree for exclusive holiday offers to Vietnam, Laos, Thailand & Maldives

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, and Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts partners for exclusive flight and hotel experiences in Danang, Luang Prabang, Maldives and Phuket. SilkAir and Banyan Tree are hoping to offer a seamless holiday experience from your flights to your holiday experiences at selected Banyan Tree and Angsana properties. The offer includes SilkAir return flights and …

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The not-so-secret truth about how plastic is harming our oceans

At the recent British High Commission Awards Evening, Anthony Yee from the Royal Commonwealth Society of Singapore presented some interesting and disturbing facts about plastic pollution, particularly in oceans and seas. Mr Anthony spoke about the three inconvenient truths about plastic. The first is that a staggering 35% of all manufactured plastics end up in our oceans and seas. Consequently, …

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