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Man escorted off Scoot plane by auxiliary police at Changi Airport after refusing to follow instructions, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A man was escorted by auxiliary police off an inbound Scoot flight from Athens early on Monday morning (Sept 16) after he refused to comply with instructions to leave an emergency exit row seat. A passenger who witnessed the incident told The Straits Times that the man, who looked to be in his early 60s, had moved to the seat one hour before the landing time of 3.35am. He had refused to move from it even after flight attendants repeatedly asked him to do so. Although Flight TR713…

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At 60, he opened a hidden bike cafe at Seletar airport where you can eat and watch planes take off , Lifestyle, Food, Singapore News

For many of us, hitting our golden years probably means slowing down our pace of life, focusing on loved ones and contemplating whether it’s time to hand over the reins and retire. For 64-year-old Poon Kng Joo (better known as Ah Joo in the cycling community), retirement is the last thing on his agile mind. The ambitious risk-taker is not afraid to show it, jumping headfirst into opening his own bike cafe the year he turned 60, and four years on, Soek Seng 1954 Bicycle Cafe is still going strong. THE BEGINNINGS…

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Parent’s guide to safe fun at Canopy Park at Jewel Changi Airport, Lifestyle, Singapore News

What’s holding you back from taking your family to Canopy Park at Jewel Changi Airport’s top level, if you’ve not? Featuring a mix of play attractions and gorgeous garden trails, the 14,000 sq m space – about the size of 11 Olympic-size swimming pools – opened on June 10 to much fanfare. You’ve probably heard about the thrilling suspended net playgrounds and mazes – albeit occasional stories about visitors who hurt themselves during playtime. So, before going to Canopy Park, you’ll want to know which are safe and suitable for…

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Stocks Blog: Tariffs, airport chaos to pressure Hong Kong, China stocks

Good morning, traders, and welcome to a fresh month. The weekend spells trouble for Hong Kong and mainland stocks, between a new round of tariffs and protests that disrupted airport and MTR service in Hong Kong. We will keep you up on the latest in markets, and bring you insights from leading analysts. If you have feedback or questions, please shoot them to deb.price@scmp.com — Xie Yu and Deb Price in Hong Kong      Source link

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Man arrested for misusing boarding pass to send off his wife at Changi Airport, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A man was arrested on Sunday (Aug 25) for misusing his boarding pass at the transit area of Changi Airport, police said in a Facebook post on Wednesday. Investigations later revealed that the 27-year-old man was entering the transit area to send off his wife and had no intention of leaving the country. Since January this year, 33 people have been arrested for the misuse of boarding passes. In March, a 42-year-old woman from Macau was charged in court over allegedly misusing her boarding pass in the transit…

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Collapsing Jewel Changi Airport ceiling caught on video? It was taken in Shanghai mall, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A video of a ceiling collapsing in a mall that has been making the rounds online was not taken at Jewel Changi Airport as alleged by some netizens. Instead, the incident had occurred in a shopping centre in Shanghai last Saturday (Aug 24), according to media reports. A spokesman for Jewel told The Straits Times that the incident did not occur there. “We would like to clarify that the video of a ceiling leak that has been making its rounds on Tuesday was not taken at Jewel Changi…

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DFS’ departure from liquor, tobacco sales at Singapore’s Changi Airport leaves travellers nostalgic

Hong Kong-based luxury retailer DFS Group on Tuesday announced it would shut down its tobacco and liquor operations at Singapore’s Changi Airport as it was no longer “financially viable” to operate at the world’s third-busiest airport for international travel.The move comes two years after DFS was ousted by a joint venture made up of mainland retailer China Duty Free Group and Lagardere Travel Retail to run liquor and tobacco shops at Hong Kong International Airport.News that DFS – co-owned by… Source link

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DFS Singapore pulls out of Changi Airport, stores to close by June 2020, Singapore News

In a shock move, Duty Free Singapore Group – Changi Airport’s biggest and oldest tenant – is closing all its airport stores by June 2020 when its current lease expires. The Straits Times revealed DFS did not take part in the latest alcohol and tobacco concession bid which closed on Monday, 26 August. Hundreds are expected to lose their jobs as the 38-year-old tenancy agreement ends. In a statement issued to media, DFS group chairman and chief executive officer Ed Brennan said: “After careful consideration, DFS has decided not to…

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Toddler who died from falling mirror cremated, family returned to Jewel Changi Airport for prayers, Singapore News

Chinese evening paper Lianhe Wanbao reported that they were scheduled to take a 3pm flight to Xiamen. The Singapore Civil Defence Force responded to the incident at 12.33pm. The newspaper identified the toddler as Lai Jiaxin, and said she was with her family and a few other relatives when the incident occurred. According to its report, a few children had knocked down the full-length, standalone mirror while playing in the Urban Revivo store. The mirror fell on the toddler, who happened to be standing in front of it. Police said the…

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Toddler dies after mirror falls on her in fashion store at Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – An 18-month-old toddler died at Changi General Hospital on Friday (Aug 23) after a mirror fell on her inside a fashion store at Jewel Changi Airport. The Singapore Civil Defence Force said they responded to a medical accident at 78 Airport Boulevard at 12.33pm on Friday. The police said they received a call for assistance at 78 Airport Boulevard where a mirror had fallen on an 18-month-old girl. The child was unconscious when she was taken to the hospital, where she was subsequently pronounced dead. Police are investigating…

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