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Bicentennial events that will make you feel more Singaporean before National Day, Lifestyle, Singapore News

Singapore is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Sir Stamford Raffles arriving on the island this year, and you don’t have to wait until National Day to show your Singaporean pride. With so many events and activities lined up for the bicentennial celebrations, you’re going to be so proud of our country’s rich culture and heritage.  1. FROM SINGAPORE TO SINGAPOREAN: THE BICENTENNIAL EXPERIENCE Held at Fort Canning Centre from now till Sept 15, the multi-sensory exhibition showcases the transformation of Singapore from as early as 1299, and other significant milestones in Singapore’s history. Explore the various pavilions…

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Hong Kong, Shanghai indexes end higher for sixth straight day

Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks closed higher for the sixth consecutive session on Monday, amid a general sense of caution as investors looked ahead to the gathering of world leaders at the G20 Summit in Osaka from Friday.The US-China trade negotiations are expected to resume, with presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump planning to meet on the sidelines of the summit.The Hang Seng Index closed up 0.14 per cent, or 39.29 points higher at 28,513, led up by property stocks, bolstered by expectations… Source link

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Stocks Blog: Will 'protest bounce' boost Hong Kong stocks a second day?

Good day traders. So, Hong Kong stocks picked up Monday — ending a three-day losing streak — after the city’s leader indefinitely shelved the controversial extradition proposal that spurred huge protests. Can that carry over today, as traders await the Wednesday overnight meeting of the US Federal Reserve and lots of tough talk out of Beijing on trade and the US as a bully? We’ll be watching the Hong Kong and mainland markets closely. If you have questions, please send them to deb.price@scmp… Source link

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Razer’s Min-Liang Tan wastes an entire day thinking about how to make gamer-centric Cup Noodles, Digital, Singapore, Food News

When it comes to famous tech CEOs being extremely and painfully online, one might automatically think of Elon Musk, or even John McAfee. Thankfully, we’ve got our very own Min-Liang Tan to balance out the evil with his wholesome commitment to engaging with Razer fans on the interwebs. His earnest posts and replies have amassed legions of undying fanboys, one of whom even had Tan’s face tattooed on his leg to get a free phone. Most recently, Razer announced its “mental performance” enhancing-drink for gamers: Respawn. The Razer CEO took…

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Cool manly things to gift your old man this Father’s Day, Lifestyle, Singapore News

With Father’s Day right around the corner, some of you might be racking your brain to figure out the perfect gift. As someone who has been in the same boat, I know how you feel so we have a list of cool and manly gifts that all kinds of dads will love. 12 GIFTS FOR YOUR FAVOURITE OL’ MAN Every father is different so we found some gifts we think they would appreciate no matter what their interests are. So without further delay. here you go. 1. A LIMPEH SHIRT…

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Commemorative $20 notes out of stock at several bank branches on first day, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – New $20 notes issued to commemorate Singapore’s 200 years of history were all snapped up at some bank branches on Monday (June 10), the first day the note was available for exchange. Long queues were seen at many branches across the island from early morning. Five banks, responding to media queries, told The Straits Times that at least 40 per cent of their stocks had been depleted due to overwhelming demand. The note, issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to mark Singapore’s bicentennial year, depicts the…

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Shanghai posts sixth straight day of losses while Hong Kong gains as fears of oil glut are added to jitters around ongoing trade war

The Shanghai Composite Index posted its sixth straight trading day of losses, while Hong Kong bounced into slight gains near the close, as a global oil glut added to existing worries over the ongoing US-China trade war.The Shanghai Composite began down Thursday and stayed down, ending with a loss of 1.17 per cent to 2,827.80, helping to pull the first week of June trading into a 2.45 per cent decline. That was its lowest level since February 22. It posted a weekly gain last week.Meanwhile the… Source link

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Shanghai extends losses for fifth day while Hong Kong finishes ahead, as traders battle nerves amid trade tensions

The Shanghai benchmark extended losses for the fifth trading day, while Hong Kong posted gains, as traders felt torn between positive news that the US Federal Reserve is open to a rate cut and gloom from ongoing trade uncertainties.The Shanghai Composite closed down 0.03 per cent to 2,861.42 on Wednesday, falling at the end after opening up 0.91 per cent. The CSI 300 benchmark of large caps on Shanghai and Shenzhen stock markets continued Tuesday’s losses to end down 0.038 per cent to 3,597.11… Source link

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10 affordable things under $50 to do in Singapore for Fathers’ Day 2019, Lifestyle, Singapore News

It’s common knowledge that Mother’s Day falls on the second Sunday of May, but I bet some of you who landed here looking for Father’s Day gift ideas still don’t know when Father’s Day is. No need to google… Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday of June. This year, it’s on 16 June 2019. But what should you give your dad? Here’s a simple gift guide that includes a mixture of experiential and material gifts costing less than $50 for Father’s Day. FATHER’S DAY GIFTS AND EXPERIENCES UNDER $50…

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How to get national day parade (NDP) 2019 tickets: Possible (but not proven) ways you can increase your chances of successfully balloting for tickets, Singapore News

To ballot, simply visit the NDP website or apply at any SAM and AXS station. Each person is limited to one application regardless of which mode they used to apply. Successful applicants will be notified via e-mail on 24 June. If you have been unsuccessful in balloting the past few years, read on to give yourself the best chance of securing tickets this year. Good luck and all the best! #1 ASK RELATIVES WHO HAVE NEVER BEEN TO NDP RECENTLY TO BID ON YOUR BEHALF The NDP committee revealed that…

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