Singapore 

McDonald’s investigating case of plastic found in beef burger bought from Jurong Bowl outlet, Singapore News

Fast-food chain McDonald’s is investigating a case where plastic was found in a beef burger bought at its Jurong Bowl outlet. Stomp contributor Christopher alerted Stomp to the incident and said that he had ordered a Classic Angus Cheese burger from the outlet at Yuan Ching Road on Apr 8 at about 6.25pm. He paid $12.65 for his meal. “When I received my burger and started eating it, I noticed plastic inside the burger,” he said. “I informed the outlet’s staff who gave me a refund and provided me with…

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Money 

China cuts tax on personal items bought overseas in move to boost consumption

China has cut a controversial tax on personal items bought overseas, ranging from iPads to books, in an effort to boost consumer confidence.The government will slash the “tax on baggage and articles accompanying incoming passengers and personal postal articles”, a three-in-one tax consisting of value-added tax, consumption tax and import duties on April 9, according to a notice posted online by the Ministry of Finance on Monday.The tax rate on products including computers, foodstuffs, gold and… Source link

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Singapore 

Woman finds staple in popular sausages bought in Singapore, Singapore News

The next time you bite anything, you may want to chew slowly.  A Singaporean woman had a nasty surprise when she found a staple in her chicken franks.  Based in Sarawak, Gina Yin was craving for sausages from the Valley Chef brand as it was her childhood favourite.  Her mother specially flew them over from Singapore as the 30-year-old could not find the brand in supermarkets in Sarawak.  But she felt something hard after chewing into the sausage and spat it out. Photo: Dayre/abcdefginayin To her horror, she found a staple inside the sausage. Alarmed by the…

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Singapore 

Gardens by the Bay murder trial: Court sees footage of BMW outside store where accused bought charcoal, Singapore News

A screenshot taken from surveillance footage showing a black BMW parked outside a Sembawang minimart on the night that a 31-year-old woman was strangled was presented in court on Friday (March 22). The colour of the car and part of the licence plate that was visible matched the BMW driven by murder accused Leslie Khoo Kwee Hock. Asked if the vehicle was his car, Khoo, 50, walked across the courtroom – his feet in shackles – for a closer look before replying: “Not sure.” The prosecution is seeking to establish…

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Vietnam 

Ministry allows exports of iron ore bought from Quý Xa Mine – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Industry and Trade has given the green light to three firms to export a total volume of 340,000 tonnes of limonite iron ore which they previously bought from Quý Xa Mine of Việt-Trung Metallurgy and Mineral Company Limited in the northern province of Lào Cai. Accordingly, Minh Đức Mining Joint Stock Company is allowed to export 200,000 tonnes, Lan Anh Construction Company Limited 70,000 tonnes and Hoàng Lan Trading Company Limited 70,000 tonnes. In December, the three companies…

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Singapore 

FairPrice investigating case of organisms found on live crabs bought at Junction 8 supermarket, Singapore News

FairPrice is investigating a case where organisms were found on live crabs bought by a customer at FairPrice Finest’s Junction 8 outlet. Several Stomp contributors alerted Stomp to a video that had been uploaded to Facebook by Rowyn Cai, showing what appeared to be several maggots crawling over live crabs in a plastic bag. The customer had bought the three crabs for about $40.66 on Thursday (Jan 24). A FairPrice spokesman told Stomp in response to a media query that they have apologised and given the customer a full refund…

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Home 

Super rich investors who bought The Center finding it tough to sell floors amid property downturn

Talk about bad timing. Super wealthy investors who paid US$5.15 billion for The Center – in the world’s most expensive real estate transaction ever – have mostly been spinning their wheels over the last six months trying to sell it off floor by floor. Plans for quick riches ran into the US-China trade war, the global stock market slump, and the growing doom and gloom hanging over property generally now in Hong Kong. In contrast, Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong’s richest person who sold The Center, looks every bit the “Superman”…

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Property 

Hong Kong’s Excelsior Hotel can still be bought for the right price, says Mandarin Oriental CEO

The Mandarin Oriental Group will push ahead with its US$650 million plan to redevelop The Excelsior Hotel building in Hong Kong into a Grade A office tower, even as it holds out the possibility that it could still find a buyer for the iconic waterfront building. Mandarin had called off an earlier sale, first announced in June 2017, after receiving lacklustre offers that failed to meet expectations, after valuers had forecast the property to fetch more than HK$30 billion (US$3.8 billion). “At an appropriate price it continues to be an…

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