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High spirits at Singapore’s school for gin

by Catherine Lai In a Singapore distillery, the smell of pine, citrus and flowers fills the air as students crush juniper berries, blending them with their own choice of ingredients to make custom gin with an Asian twist. Gleaming copper stills and glass beakers line the counters, and one wall is taken up by a cabinet filled with jars of …

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More than 80% of men and women agree to have equal say when it comes to home renovations matters, reveals Qanvast survey

When it comes to home renovation, do the husbands fork out more money than the wives? Do men and women really have different preferences? A recent survey conducted by Qanvast, a home renovation platform that connects homeowners with local design professionals, sought to find out the answers to these questions and more. The findings of the survey revealed that as …

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Skip the queue: Singapore hotels use face recognition check-in

Tourists visiting Singapore can now check-in at some hotels using facial recognition technology under a pilot programme that could cut waiting times and help tackle a labour crunch. The tech-savvy country of 5.7 million people is increasingly turning to automation to speed up services and deal with workforce shortages, with robots deployed for tasks ranging from cleaning to making noodles. …

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Singapore travellers opt for cooler destinations and long-haul flights for the 2019 year-end holidays, reveals Expedia flight data

With just 55 days left to Christmas, travellers around the world are ramping up on preparations to make that final trip of the year for the year-end festive season. Drawing insights from Expedia‘s flight and accommodation data for travel between 15 December 2019 and 14 January 2020, Singaporeans are favouring cooler destinations such as Tokyo (Japan), London (United Kingdom), and …

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Frolic in a bubble tea ball pit at Singapore exhibit

Bubble tea fans can frolic in a pool of 100,000 plastic purple pearls, take photos on a bubble tea IV drip, and swing on a giant wrecking ball at a new exhibit in Singapore. The pop-up aims to be a “one-stop happy place” for visitors who love the tea-based beverage loaded with milk, sugar and tapioca pearls. Originally from Taiwan, …

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eSports professionals a rarity in academically-oriented Singapore

by Sam Reeves / Martin Abbugao In a country highly focused on academic achievement, Singaporean Galvin Kang Jian Wen did something almost unthinkable — he stopped studying as a teenager to spend more time playing computer games. He defied parental and social disapproval after his high school finals to pursue his dream of becoming an eSports champion, but believes the …

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How to avoid overpaying for your next vacation

by ValueChampion According to a report by the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS), an estimated 81% of consumers report that they were charged a higher price than was initially advertised for their online travel bookings. To help you stay on budget for your next trip, we’ve laid out some of the common causes of expensive trips and tips for …

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