Singapore 

5 spooky tales from Singapore film sets that will give you the chills this Hungry Ghost Festival , Lifestyle, Entertainment, Singapore News

If you’re interested in the dead, don’t be surprised to find out that the dead are just as interested in you — especially if you work in the entertainment industry. Anyone who has ever worked on the set of an Asian movie will tell you that there are rituals and ceremonies that precede the official filming in order to precipitate a smooth shoot. According to one producer I spoke to, film sets are often haunted because spirits in the area are drawn to these sites of entertainment since they lead an otherwise mundane…

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Singapore 

Prata sellers here abused, but they still feed the hungry, Singapore News

It is past midnight, and the prata stall is bustling. Revellers from clubs at Clarke Quay stumble into New Shah Alam at Circular Road, looking for their prata fix. But while most eat and leave without incident, some cause trouble for the workers. The stall is not alone. Since 2017, there have been three reported cases of prata stall employees getting attacked. In the most recent case last July, a trio slashed a cook for not giving them free prata. New Shah Alam owner Mohamed Kamaludeen Babu Hussain, 44, said…

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Singapore 

In rich Singapore, why must migrant workers go hungry?, Singapore News

Whenever Mominul Hassan calls his wife and two children back home in Bangladesh, he makes it a point to disable the video call function on his phone so that they will not be able to see him. This, he says, is the only way to ensure that they never find out how much weight he has lost since coming to work in Singapore as a construction worker eight years ago. “If my wife sees me, she will worry and ask me to come home. I miss home but I also…

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Home 

China’s stocks climb, hungry for second weekly gain, as telecom companies rally on 5G licence prospects

China’s stocks rose on Friday, heading for a second weekly gain, as telecom companies and cement makers jumped. Hong Kong stocks also edged up. The Shanghai Composite Index added 0.4 per cent, or 9.66 points, to 2,543.43 in morning trading, on track to a 1.1 per cent gain this week. The Hang Seng Index gained 0.4 per cent, or 98.87 points, to 26,620.30. The mood of markets has swung this week between optimism that trade talks may lead to an end to the US-China trade war and angst about a…

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Property 

Hong Kong malls switch from targeting luxury buyers to feeding hungry shoppers

The growth of online retail has caused a serious headache for shopping complexes in recent years. But there is one area where digital outlets cannot hope to compete: food and drink. Because of this, shopping centres in Hong Kong have been allocating more space to meet the needs of hungry shoppers. “At this time, F&B [food and beverage] is very important because it can drive customer flow. When there is customer flow, there are sales,” said Theresa Leung, general manager of Pacific Place, one of the city’s best known malls.…

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