Singapore 

Missing Singaporean kayakers: Fishermen find body of woman in waters off Terengganu, Singapore News

The body of a woman wearing a life jacket was found in waters off Terengganu yesterday afternoon, but Malaysian authorities could not confirm as of press time if she was businesswoman Puah Geok Tin, one of the two Singaporean kayakers who had gone missing in a kayak last Thursday. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) said the body was found floating about five nautical miles east of Kuala Kemaman in Terengganu state by local fishermen – 185km from where retired lawyer Tan Eng Soon and Madam Puah were last seen.…

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Planes, trains and an extra night in Chinatown as four reporters find their way back to Hong Kong amid flight disruptions at airport

A tourist in front of the electronic board showing cancelled flights at the Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok on August 12, 2019, as anti-government protesters occupied the airport, forcing authorities to cancel hundreds of outbound and inbound flights. Graffiti by protesters were scribbled in the right-hand corner. Photo: SCMP / Sam Tsang Source link

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Birmingham’s rising potential finds favour among foreign property investors who find London overpriced

Birmingham, the second-largest city in England, is increasingly attracting overseas property investors, as they find London overpriced. Among them is Hongkonger Jabbie Yip, who bought three homes in Birmingham, about 162km northwest of the British capital. “These are long-term investments,” said Yip, 45, who also owns two flats in Hong Kong. “London, even if prices have declined by 10 per cent since Brexit, is still two and a half times more expensive than Birmingham.” The businessman bought… Source link

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Singapore 

Where to find the best steaks in Singapore, Lifestyle, Food, Singapore News

Singaporeans love their beef, judging from the number of restaurants here offering steaks as a main course. They range from high-end restaurants by celebrity chefs to modest chain eateries. You can even find a decent sirloin at many hawker centre Western food stalls. On their menus is beef from around the world – Japan, Australia and New Zealand, South and North America and Europe. Diners here are also more than happy to reach deep in their pockets for premium meats such as USDA Prime from America and much-prized wagyu brands…

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Chinese investors find a captive rental market among fellow mainlanders for their German residential properties

Chinese executives are buying property in Germany to rent to fellow employees relocating to Europe’s top economy, but it is only a matter of time before mainland companies invest themselves, mimicking the likes of Facebook and Google to attract and retain talent, say market observers. “In Munich we advised a Huawei executive in purchasing four one- to two-bedroom apartments of up to €500,000 (US$563,110) [each], only to rent to other Chinese employees working at Huawei’s European Research… Source link

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Vietnam 

Vietnamese goods struggle to find shelf space at home as foreign retailers dominate – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Early last week Thailand’s Central Group, the owner of the supermarket chain, had sent a letter to Vietnamese vendors saying it plans to stop buying garments from this month “until further notice” to restructure the business. — Photo zing.vn BUSINESS BEAT Compiled by Thiên Lý Though Big C Vietnam’s decision to stop buying Vietnamese garments was discontinued immediately and it was soon business as usual, public opinion has yet to settle down, with many people worrying about the fate of Vietnamese goods in future. Early last…

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Singapore 

New through-train route for poly students to get university degree and find work in shorter time, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A new “through-train” programme starting next year will allow polytechnic students to not just get a place in a local university, but also be assured of a job. Students on this route will also graduate from university up to a year earlier than their peers. For a start, Temasek Polytechnic (TP) has tied up with the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) to offer this new pathway in April next year for 40 students in the building services and mechatronics sectors.…

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Expat bankers struggle to find new jobs in Hong Kong as cost-cutting and demand for Mandarin speakers change labour market

For years, Hong Kong was a hot spot with plum jobs for overseas bankers as global firms hired aggressively. But many recently laid-off bankers in the city are finding that cost-cutting and a demand for Mandarin speakers have diminished the opportunities for expats in Asia’s financial hub.After Deutsche Bank announced plans for wide-ranging cuts this week, many employees worldwide are facing the challenge of job-hunting in a shrinking market. For foreign staff losing positions in Hong Kong, it… Source link

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Ecommerce 

Apple Pay, Alipay, WeChat Pay and PayMe put to the test – find out which digital wallet is best for you

Mobile payment has never been more popular. In China, mobile payment apps have practically been a way of life in the retail world for the last three years, with the trend now finally catching on in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.Today, there is a growing number of e-payment apps, each promising faster, safer and easier transactions.According to a 2018 survey conducted by the Hong Kong Productivity Council on brand awareness of e-wallet services, Alipay, WeChat Pay, Apple Pay and PayMe were ranked… Source link

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Woman with guide dog barred from boarding bus, but driver helps her find a seat, Singapore News

A blind woman was stopped from boarding a bus on Wednesday morning (June 19) after another passenger insisted that her guide dog was not allowed on public transport.  Cassandra Chiu wrote in a Facebook post that she was trying to board SBS bus service 123 at the bus stop outside Lucky Plaza.  She was changing buses with her young daughter and her guide dog Elke when the incident happened.  When she tried to board the bus with her guide dog, another passenger became agitated and tried to stop her from getting on the bus. …

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