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Shake Shack officially opens at Jewel Changi Airport today, and the first guy in line was there since 4.30am, Singapore, Food News

SINGAPORE – Famous New York burger chain Shake Shack made its highly anticipated Singapore debut at Jewel Changi Airport on Wednesday (April 17) by opening to a snaking queue. When The Straits Times visited the outlet at 10am, half an hour before it officially opened, an orderly line of more than 90 people had already formed. Burger fan Justin Zheng was first in line. The 37-year-old, who works in the aviation industry, had taken half-day leave just to join the queue early. He had waited outside Jewel Changi Airport –…

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Terry Gou to step back from ‘front line’ at iPhone assembler Foxconn as it expands into India, AI

Terry Gou Tai-ming, the billionaire founder and chairman of iPhone assembler Foxconn Technology Group, plans to step back from day-to-day operations, making room for younger management to run the world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer.A spokesman for Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry, said Gou aims to sharpen his focus on the company’s strategic direction, denying earlier reports that he aims to resign or retire.“I’m already 69 years old. I hope to pass down my 45… Source link

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Stocks Blog: China, Hong Kong open mixed as mainland inflation data is in line with expectations

Good morning traders. Mainland and Hong Kong markets lost ground yesterday, as traders took profits from this year’s incredible run-up and absorbed the IMF’s red flag on global growth, including concerns about what will happen if there is no meaningful US-China trade deal.  Your market guides today will be Louise Moon and Deb Price in Hong Kong. We’ll be helped out by the rest of the markets team as well as other reporters on our Business desk. Please send questions you’d like answered to… Source link

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Shiseido, Watson to debut pollution fighting skincare line in China

Japanese cosmetics maker Shiseido and A S Watson Group will begin selling a co-developed line of skincare products for women that is designed to protect against urban pollution, in the mainland from Thursday.The product line, called “Urban Damage Care” and manufactured in Japan, will “protect women with sensitive skin from the harmful environment and pollution”, according to a joint press release on Tuesday.Malina Ngai Man-lin, group chief operating officer at A.S. Watson Group, said work on… Source link

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Up to 5 North-South Line stations to close on Vesak Day long weekend for construction works, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Up to five stations between Admiralty and Yio Chu Kang MRT stations will be closed for three days during the Vesak Day long weekend (May 18-20) to facilitate the construction of a crossover track at the upcoming Canberra station. The leftmost lane of Canberra Link Road, heading in the direction of Sembawang MRT station, will also be closed between May 17 and May 20 as part of the works. The 72m crossover track, which will be built between Sembawang and the new Canberra station, will allow trains on…

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Man rides PMD into train on North South Line, Singapore News

Many have found personal mobility devices (PMDs) to be a convenient and eco-friendly mode of transport. However, some have become overly dependent on their devices and use them when they really should not. Stomp contributor Leela was on board a train on the North South Line on Saturday (Mar 30) when she saw a man in the cabin on a PMD. “He was already in the cabin when I boarded the train at Novena at about 2.22pm,” Leela told Stomp. “He then alighted at Yio Chu Kang Station.” In the…

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The US-China trade war is drawing a new battle line over megaproject funding. At least it will be good for infrastructure

The United States and China, locked in a trade war, are now poised to enter another battle over infrastructure. The signs can be seen in Italy’s foray into China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and the naming of a Trump loyalist to head the World Bank. Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have a lot riding on this infrastructure combat, which is all about global strategic advantage and economic rivalry. Up to now it had been a rivalry between governments, but now it is pulling in two international… Source link

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Would you wait in line for more than 12 hours to get a red packet from Pony Ma? One Tencent employee did

Those people are not lining up to buy new iPhones, Lady M’s signature mille-crepes cake, or HeyTea’s cheese-topped drink. They are employees of Tencent Holdings waiting outside the internet giant’s headquarters in Shenzhen to receive red packets from company chairman Pony Ma Huateng and other senior management. A long line started forming from Tuesday morning for a chance to get a second of face time with Ma, who in Lunar New Year tradition personally hands out red envelopes containing money to employees as a form of good wishes. The most…

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First phase of Cross Island MRT line finalised; will have 12 stations, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The alignment of Phase 1 of the MRT Cross Island Line (CRL) has been finalised. Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said on Friday (Jan 25) that this first stretch will be 29km long. It will have 12 stations and pass through areas such as Changi, Loyang, Pasir Ris, Hougang and Ang Mo Kio. “When it is completed by 2029, more than 100,000 households will enjoy better connectivity and shorter travelling times,” Mr Khaw said. He said Bright Hill, a station on the CRL which is also on the…

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Đà Nẵng calls for investment to build tram line – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

A coastal road connecting Đà Nẵng and Hội An. Đà Nẵng has called for investment from Singapore to build a 33km tram line to promote an environmentally friendly transit system between the two tourism hubs. — VNS Photo Công Thành Viet Nam News ĐÀ NẴNG — The central city of Đà Nẵng has called for investment from Singapore to build a 33km tram line connecting the city and Hội An by 2025, vice chairman of the city’s People’s Committee Đặng Việt Dũng said in a working session with Tan…

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