Kiara Xavier

“Experts” quoted by TodayOnline say NTUC takeover of Kopitiam will keep food prices low but netizens think otherwise

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) has given the green signal to NTUC Enterprise to buy over home-grown food operator Kopitiam after finding out that the move will not lead to a “substantial lessening of competition”. The completion watchdog discovered that NTUC Enterprise and Kopitiam are not each other’s closest competitions as there are other powerful rival groups …

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Singapore voted as one of the best places for dining and shopping by tourists

Do you know what tourists visiting Singapore enjoy doing in the Lion City? As what many would have expected, a majority of them like eating and shopping – at least based on how much they’ve spent doing these things. According to the Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index: Indulgences, Singapore ranked fifth and tenth in the global index for overall spend …

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Singaporeans spend an average of S$460 during Christmas

According to a survey by Picodi, Singaporeans spend an average of S$460 during Christmas with most of the money spent on food (43%), followed by gifts (31%) and Christmas outfits (23%). The biggest chunk of the money they spend during Christmas is on food and in average they spend S$ 196 just on it Besides that, during the year-end festive …

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Filipino news site Rappler to be first recipient of international fund for journalists facing threats to press freedom

International media groups started raising fund for journalists “facing extensive legal battles meant to suppress critical journalism”, and Rappler and its CEO Maria Ressa will be the first recipient of the fund. As mentioned in Rappler’s site, this project is initiated by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and First Look Media’s Press Freedom Defense Fund (PFDF), with the International …

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Razer asks gamers to mine cryptocurrency in exchange for store credit but is it worth it?

Although cryptocurrency is presumably dead with both Bitcoin and Ethereum losing its value over the last few months, Singaporean-founded gaming company, Razer is stepping up its game by introducing its latest pseudo crypto-mining software, dubbed SoftMiner. It intends for end users to run the software in return for the company’s Razer Silver digital currency. As written in their FAQ section, …

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