Singapore 

NUS responds after female undergraduate demands firm action to be taken against student who took video of her in the shower, Singapore News

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has responded to a Stomp query regarding an undergraduate who took to social media to demand firm action to be taken against another student who allegedly took a video of her showering in her hostel bathroom. A Stomp contributor alerted Stomp to Monica Baey’s series of Instagram Stories she posted on Friday (Apr 19). The 23-year-old told Stomp she was taking a shower On Nov 25, 2018 at about 1.20am at Eusoff Hall when she noticed an iPhone sticking out from underneath the cubicle…

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Singapore 

Return to Japan: 5 places to relive your favourite foodie destination, Singapore News

Slurping down fresh oysters in the market, queuing for okonomiyaki in the middle of winter and loading up on custard puddings at the local convenience store – it’s no secret that the land of the rising sun is also the destination to be for hungry bellies. We’ve put together five places that serve up tasty Japanese fare to help you relive those delicious food memories all over again, right here in Singapore. Got a Citi card? Dine at these restaurants and receive a $5 return voucher for your next visit.…

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Singapore 

Cheap haircuts Singapore – 10 best barber shops & hair salons for no-frills haircuts, Singapore News

Unless you’re new in town, you would already know at least a couple of places for cheap haircuts in Singapore. And no, we’re NOT talking about your first day of National Service. The whole cheap haircut craze began with express hair salon chains that offered budget haircuts in under 10 minutes: QB House ($12), EC House ($12) and KCuts ($10). Then came a hairdressing chain that knocked prices down even more: Snip Avenue ($3.80). Going to one of these places feels like being a cow at a dairy farm –…

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Who’s afraid of Huawei? Where Asia stands on China’s 5G tech giant

While much of Southeast Asia has embraced Huawei as the preferred provider of 5G communications equipment, Japan and South Korea seem to be hedging their bets, and India’s implementation of the technology is still a long way off.JAPANJapan has found itself at odds with its larger neighbour in recent months over whose equipment will lay the groundwork for the country’s roll-out of 5G – the fifth generation of mobile communications technology that has been lauded for its potential to reshape… Source link

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China 

China to collect applications for scrap metal import licences from next month, trade group says

Chinese authorities will start accepting applications for licences to import unspecified quantities of soon to be restricted types of scrap metal from late May, the recycling branch of the China Non-ferrous Metals Industry Association said.The world’s top metals consumer has been clamping down on scrap imports as part of a campaign against foreign solid waste, leaving overseas scrap exporters scrambling to find other markets.Imports of low-grade copper scrap such as coiled cable and waste… Source link

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Singapore 

Police investigating case of e-scooter rider who allegedly hit child along Orchard Road, Singapore News

The police are investigating a case of an e-scooter rider who allegedly hit a child along Orchard Road on Friday evening (Apr 19). Several Stomp contributors alerted Stomp to a video of the confrontation between the rider and the child’s father that was posted to Complaint Singapore’s Facebook group page. In the video, a group of women are seen tending to a child as his father hurls vulgarities at the e-scooter rider. According to the post, the father of the kid had allegedly punched the rider after he struck his son. It added…

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Singapore 

Property: Are executive condominiums worth buying?, Singapore News

Executive condominiums (ECs) were originally introduced to cater to the aspirations and needs of the so called “sandwiched” class – those whose household incomes exceed the ceiling for public housing, but are not yet able to comfortably afford a private condominium. Currently, the monthly household income ceiling to qualify for an EC purchase is set at S$14,000, while it is S$12,000 for those purchasing the Housing and Development Board’s (HDB) Build-to-Order (BTO) flats. Over the years, 66 ECs have been successfully launched. To date, 63 of them have been completed.…

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Singapore 

5 things to consider when buying a home, Singapore News

Buying a home is a multi-faceted decision. Not only does it satisfy the physical need of having a roof over your head, it is also often an emotional decision – and imagine adding the element of investment into the mix! Most buyers long to get their hands on property that has potentially higher returns. But purchasing an expensive property may not guarantee a higher return. Data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) revealed that non-landed price movements for homes in the Core Central Region may not have higher price appreciation…

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Singapore 

No need for Public Order permit for Nas Daily celebrity meet-and-greet: Police, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The fan meet for vlogger Nuseir Yassin, popularly known by his Facebook moniker Nas Daily, does not require a permit under the Public Order Act (POA) as it does not involve a cause, but is a celebrity meet-and-greet, said the police late on Friday (April 19). A spokesman said the police was aware that some persons are “falsely claiming that there are double standards applied for the granting of permits”. “These allegations which suggest that the police have been biased and shown favouritism are untrue and baseless, and…

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Singapore 

The ultimate guide to eating around the world at Jewel Changi airport, Singapore News

Lobster rolls from London, burgers from New York, charcoal-grilled cod fish from Japan – these are just some of the dishes from around the world we wish we could eat anytime. Enter: Jewel, Changi’s latest gem that houses the world’s tallest waterfall, a forest valley with Jurassic Park vibes and a plethora of name-brand restaurants to satisfy our food and wander lust. From 112 dining spots, we have curated six must-try places for you to check out the next time you’re sending a loved one off or simply exploring Jewel.…

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