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Singaporean kayaker’s body brought home; search area for 2nd kayaker narrowed after body sighting, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The body of Singaporean kayaker Josephine Puah Geok Tin, 57, was transported by undertakers back to Singapore on Friday (Aug 16), accompanied by her younger son Louis Pang and five relatives. Meanwhile, Malaysian authorities continued to comb the waters between Kuantan, in Pahang, and Kerteh, in Terengganu, for Mr Tan Eng Soon. The 62-year-old and Madam Puah had gone missing while kayaking in Endau waters near Mersing last Thursday (Aug 8). The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said in a statement in Malay on Friday: “Following the discovery of a…

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China’s July home price cools, as escalating trade war and slowest economic growth in decades send shivers through property market

China’s frenzied housing market has cooled, as a government effort to cap prices is biting, while the impact of the year-long US-China trade war has percolated into the economy and caused the domestic output to grow at the slowest quarterly pace in three decades.The average cost of a new home rose by 0.59 per cent in July, marking the slowest increment in five months, while increases were recorded in only 61 of 70 cities being monitored. June’s growth was 0.66 per cent while prices grew 0.71… Source link

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Cheap home care for the elderly: China tech makes inroads into emerging and fast growing market

Charging elderly clients just one yuan (US 15 cents) a day, little-known Lanchuang Network Technology has embarked on one of the most ambitious undertakings in aged care by a private sector firm in China.Provided with a set-up box, a webcam paired with a TV set and “Xiaoyi”, a Siri-like voice assistant, customers gain access to telemedicine and an SOS system as well as paid-for services that include housekeeping and meal deliveries.A small robot that can ring up a medical centre in response to… Source link

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Traffic jam at Johor checkpoints as Singaporeans return home after holidaying in Malaysia, Singapore News

Two exit points heading into Singapore recorded heavy traffic with many Singaporeans returning home after a four-day public holiday due to the Hari Raya Haji and the island republic’s national day celebrations on Friday (Aug 9). Many motorists were stuck for hours along roads leading to the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex here due to slow-moving traffic. Among the major roads that recorded congestion were the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) and Jalan Lingkaran Dalam heading towards the CIQ here. Johor Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Department chief…

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Why China’s next crop of ‘techpreneurs’ are skipping home and eyeing a fresh gold rush in new markets

During the past decade of breakneck economic growth China has been a gold mine for tech start-ups, with the biggest internet user base in the world of 829 million.But a new wave of Chinese entrepreneurs are now deciding to skip the country in favour of fast-growing markets in Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East and Africa, taking their innovative ideas and cutting edge business models with them.Whether its e-commerce, short video, live broadcasting or gaming – China’s tech experts are… Source link

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Asia Times article questioning Home Affairs Minister’s statements on drug abuse ‘quite inaccurate’: MHA, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – There are inaccuracies in an Asia Times article that challenged several Singapore Government statements on the effect and consequences of narcotics, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on Friday (Aug 2). In a four-page release, the ministry addressed points made in a July 17 opinion piece by human rights analyst Gen Sander that claimed that Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam was “spreading disinformation” about the social costs and impact of decriminalising or legalising drugs, as well as the deterrent effect of the death penalty. “Ms…

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Photographer finds ‘human-like’ bones near Braddell home, police looking into matter, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A freelance photographer who was walking his dog stumbled upon “human-like” bones near his Braddell home on Monday (July 29). Curious about what type of bones they are, Mr Alan Lim took a photo of the pieces on the grass patch and posted it on Facebook that afternoon. The 45-year-old freelance photographer, whose Facebook post has since been shared widely online, also called the police. The police said they were alerted to the bones in Sommerville Walk at about 9am. The origin of the bones is not yet…

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9 tips to create wellness in the home, Lifestyle, Singapore News

Wellness has been a buzzword for a couple of years now, and it is seen as a holistic way of pursuing health. The idea of wellness has extended into the home; after all, it’s one of the spaces we spend a lot of time in. Wellness in the home hasn’t been quite defined in exact terms, which comes as no surprise since it is often subjective to each person. In general, though, a home that centres on wellness is one that nurtures the body, mind and soul. There are lots…

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Yuen Long clashes cast pall over Sun Hung Kai’s weekend home sales even as Great Eagle’s project drew buyers with cheaper prices

A weekend apartment sale by Sun Hung Kai Properties flopped in Kam Tin near the scene of violent clashes between the police and protesters, as nearly two months of incessant public unrest left their impact on Hong Kong’s real estate.Sun Hung Kai sold only seven of 145 units of its Park Yoho Napoli project in Kam Tin, a mere 3 kilometres from Yuen Long, where tens of thousands of protesters marched today in protest against a July 21 mob attack on commuters. Police fired tear gas to disperse… Source link

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Green buildings benefit both investors and home buyers – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Experts and real estate developers discuss the development of affordable green housing in Việt Nam. — VNS Photo Vũ Hoa HÀ NỘI — Green buildings provide more benefits for investors in the long term than normal buildings and reduce the economic burden for low- and middle-income families, according to general secretary of Việt Nam Real Estate Association (VNREA) Nguyễn Viết Chiến. Chiến spoke at a workshop in Hà Nội on Friday about the costs and benefits of greening the affordable housing sector. He said investing in affordable housing projects would bring positive results for developers.…

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