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Singaporean men make good husbands, say Japanese women. Here’s why, Singapore, Women News

Never mind their shortcomings. Singaporean men are kind, gentle, and treat women equally, and that makes them husband material, according to some Japanese ladies here. AsiaOne spoke to several women at the launch event last Friday (Feb 15) of Destini IS – an agency which specialises in pairing Singapore men with Japanese women. The agency was started by Japanese friends Hitomi Endo, 49, and Hiromi Kiuchi, 42, who have been in Singapore for more than a decade. Eligible bachelorette Aya Oshima, 36, is one such lady who sees the value in…

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‘Nice but a bit dull’ – why China’s growing ranks of affluent, independent women don’t want their men to buy them jewellery

Millions of besotted men around the world will shower their partners with gifts today, many opting for jewellery to symbolise their undying love on Valentine’s Day. But shiny new necklaces and earrings may not be the best way for men to woo their other halves in China, where a growing number of affluent, independent women say they would rather buy their own. Crystal Zhang, 32, said her boyfriend has tended to choose classic designs that are a bit on the boring side when buying her items of jewellery. “They are…

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Parliament: Proposed changes to Penal Code allow men to be considered rape victims, tackle revenge porn, Singapore News

Men can be considered victims of rape and peeping Toms, under a Bill introduced in Parliament on Monday (Feb 11) that will amend the Penal Code. The proposed changes under the Criminal Law Reform Bill seek to expand the definitions of rape and sexual assault to make them more gender-neutral and accommodate more scenarios. There are also provisions to introduce new offences that specifically tackle the act of voyeurism. It has been proposed that the definition of rape be expanded to include non-consensual penetration of the anus or the mouth…

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Teenage boy posed as female sex workers online to cheat men of $3,200, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A teenage boy went online and pretended to be two different female sex workers, duping 16 men of $3,200 when they tried to engage the women’s services. Polytechnic student Lee Chao Hunt, 19, pleaded guilty in court on Monday (Jan 28) to five cheating charges. They involve five victims who had transferred more than $1,000 in all. The remaining 12 charges involving 11 other men and an additional $2,200 will be considered during sentencing. One man was cheated twice. Deputy Public Prosecutor Michelle Tay said that in 2016,…

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6 men arrested for rioting in Yishun, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Six men aged between 15 and 35 have been arrested for their suspected involvement in a case of rioting, the police said in a statement on Wednesday (Jan 23). The police received reports that a man had been assaulted by a group of people at the void deck of Block 745 Yishun Street 72 on Jan 17 at around 9.50pm. The victim, 21, was conscious when taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. The suspects fled the scene before the police arrived. Officers from Woodlands Police Division established the…

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Can premature ejaculation spray rescue the sagging fortune of this Hong Kong firm and improve the sex lives of Asian men?

Regent Pacific Group, a Hong Kong-listed company that transformed itself three times over three decades, said it had secured regulatory approvals and a licence to sell a spray for treating premature ejaculation in Hong Kong and Macau, and not a moment too soon. The company licensed Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical’s unit Wanbang Pharmaceutical last month to help it obtain approval and sell Fortacin, a prescription-only topical spray in mainland China. Separately, Regent licensed Taiwan-listed EuroPharma to distribute the drug in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and six Southeast Asian markets. “We hope…

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Four men arrested after scuffle between debt collector, stall owner and workers, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Four men were arrested after a scuffle in Pasir Panjang on Friday evening (Jan 4). The police were alerted at 7.02pm to a case of affray at 24 Wholesale Centre. Four men, understood to be of ages 23, 29, 58 and 59, were arrested in relation to the case. The incident occurred when two debt collectors from Majestic Debt Recovery turned up at the stall to collect a debt of $6,800, reported Shin Min Daily News. The owner of the debt collecting company Makko Poh, 37, told the…

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2 men nabbed for penknife attack on woman in Jurong West after stand-off with police, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Two men who allegedly assaulted a woman with a penknife in Jurong West were arrested on Monday (Nov 19) after a four-hour stand-off with the police. The police were alerted to a case of assault at a bus stop near Block 501 Jurong West Street 51 at about 2.45pm that day, they said in a statement on Tuesday night. They found a woman with facial injuries and lacerations on her arms, who said that two men had attacked her with a penknife. She was taken to the hospital.…

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2 men arrested for setting off fireworks in Little India, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Two men, aged 29 and 48, have been arrested over their suspected involvement in discharging dangerous fireworks. Early on Tuesday (Nov 6), at around 12am, bursts of fireworks exploding in the skies along Gloucester Road, near Little India, were spotted by a police officer. The police said that officers from Central Police Division established the identities of the two men involved in setting off the fireworks through ground inquiries. They were arrested on the same day. Police investigations are ongoing. A video of the fireworks has been making…

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Influencer-DJ shares how phone was stolen by men who used molest as diversion tactic in Bali, Singapore News

What was supposed to be a fun vacation in Bali for local influencer Shenny Yang was marred when she and her friends got their handphones stolen by a group of men. The model-DJ shared a harrowing account of the incident on Instagram Stories and in a blog post titled “Harrassed and pickpocketed in Bali!” on Oct 26. According to Shenny’s post on microblogging site Dayre, the incident took place when she and five female friends were leaving nightclub Sky Garden for their GrabCar. However, a group of men suddenly swooped in and…

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