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GOJEK launches beta ride-hailing app in Singapore

DBS/POSB customers in Singapore will be the first to enjoy GOJEK rides during the beta phase Consumers in Singapore hungry for more ride-hailing choices will finally get to try GOJEK’s service with the launch of the beta version of its app, which will be made available for download from iOS and Android app stores in Singapore today. This marks the …

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Is Singapore a police state?

by Teo Soh Lung “Willy Sum” not his real name, is under police investigation. He is alleged to have committed criminal defamation with just one letter to TOC that contained the word “corruption”. He uses this pen name because he does not wish to be mistaken for a foreigner. For that, the police had ruined his holiday in Taiwan. It …

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ValueChampion student interview series: Joel Ng, MITB candidate, SMU

by ValueChampion At ValueChampion, we strive to provide useful information regarding personal financial decisions. Recently, we have been interviewing university and graduate students to share their stories with individuals that are considering pursuing degrees themselves. In this part of our series, we interviewed SMU MITB candidate Joel NG. Graduate school is a major investment in one's professional future. Here at ValueChampion, …

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Six theme parks in Asia that you must visit with your kids

by BankBazaar.sg School vacations are here and it is time to decide which theme park you cross off your kid’s bucket list this year. Asia is teeming with options. One fun park after another in country after country, with some countries boasting multiple world-class complexes. With the region as your playground, here are some theme parks you could choose from. 1. …

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Nine top secret romantic island retreats near Singapore

by BankBazaar.sg The location of our island city-state has blessed all lovers here with close proximity and inexpensive ferry rides to pretty islands. So there’s no financial obstacle in planning holiday nights to remember for two. More significantly, these island paradises are considered uncommon on the average holiday agenda compared to Batam and Bintan. This means more privacy on its uncrowded …

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Are you safe at home?

by Teo Soh Lung I don’t know if you have ever asked yourself whether you are safe at home. I have and I have been asking this question for a very long time. With the recent police raids conducted at the homes of Terry Xu, the chief editor of The Online Citizen and Willy Sum, a blogger, apparently with the …

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Seventy-six percent of Singaporeans are confident to pay online with presence of visual cues – Visa survey

Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, announced on last Monday (19 November) that Carousell, one of the largest and fastest-growing web-based classified marketplaces in Asia Pacific, has become the first merchant partner to incorporate Visa’s Sensory Branding technology on its payment platform. A research conducted by Visa indicated that 76 per cent of Singaporeans feel confident about shopping and …

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Hawker culture – can eat one or not?

by James Lee I hope that Singapore’s bid to include hawker culture into the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List fails. There, I said it. Before anyone calls me unpatriotic, hear me out. Hawker culture is nothing new or even unique to Singapore. Cities like Penang, Malacca, Taipei also have it. What’s so special about Singapore’s hawker culture? The bid by Singapore …

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Stripe’s merchants can now pay their service providers instantly using Visa Direct

Visa, the world's leader in digital payments, has teamed up with Stripe, a technology company that builds the economic infrastructure for the internet, to enable its real-time push payment solution on Stripe Connect, the company's solution for multisided marketplaces and platforms. Visa Direct offers real-time push payment capabilities to business owners and consumers via the cards they already carry in …

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