Singapore 

10 design firms that create contemporary homes in Singapore, Lifestyle, Singapore News

#TeamContemporaryHomes, where you at? A contemporary and a modern home is not one and the same. The modern concept borrows from a time that has already passed (i.e. styles from the 1950s and 1960s) while contemporary design is all about the present – think sleek and on-trend finishes. Because contemporary interiors follow what’s in vogue, they are highly sought after in Singapore. That being said, we’ve done the legwork for you and put together a list of interior firms that specialise in creating these fashionable spaces. 1. ICON INTERIOR DESIGN…

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Singapore 

Employment practice watchdog looking into Nas Daily’s Facebook post recruiting Vietnamese for Singapore team, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Employment practice watchdog the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (Tafep) said that it is looking into a Facebook post by video blogger Nuseir Yassin that calls for a Vietnamese person to apply for a job in his Singapore company. Mr Yassin, popularly known as Nas, said in a Facebook post on Monday (Aug 12) that he was looking for a Vietnamese person to join his team in Singapore. “I’m looking for the best video maker in Vietnam to join me in a full-time position. You…

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Vietnam 

Vietjet named in Forbes’ top 50 listed Vietnamese companies – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A Vietjet representative (centre) receives the Forbes award. — VNS Photo HCM CITY — Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company (HOSE code: VJC) was recognised as one of Việt Nam’s 50 best listed companies in 2019 by Forbes Magazine during an award ceremony in HCM City on Thursday. This year’s list also including other leading companies on the HCM Stock Exchange (HOSE) and Hà Nội Stock Exchange (HNX) such as dairy firm Vietnamilk, beer maker Sabeco, IT giant FPT Corp, DHG Pharmaceutical, insurance-finance group Bảo Việt, digital retailer Mobile World and realty developer Vingroup. Honoured companies this…

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Singapore 

Cristiano Ronaldo unveiled as Shopee’s latest brand ambassador, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The lid has finally been lifted off Cristiano Ronaldo’s mystery appearance in Singapore early last month. On Friday (Aug 16), e-commerce platform Shopee announced its partnership with the football superstar, unveiling him as its newest brand ambassador. The Juventus player had caused a stir at Our Tampines Hub on July 3, arriving at the facility for an unspecified engagement. Hundreds of fans gathered at the building to catch a glimpse of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, though no details were released. It is now believed he was engaged…

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Singapore 

Website uses ‘highly deceptive, misleading’ information attributed to PM Lee Hsien Loong to solicit investments: MAS, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has cautioned the public about a website soliciting investments in bitcoins by using fabricated comments from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Information on the website is “highly deceptive and misleading”, said MAS on Friday (Aug 16), adding that comments on the fake website attributed to PM Lee are completely false.  The website is also designed to look like it is linked to Singapore Press Holdings. MAS said: “The site tries to get readers to provide credit card or bank account information. It…

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Vietnam 

HCM City’s investment stimulus programme yields solid results – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Nguyễn Thành Phong (C), chairman of the city People’s Committee, speaks at the seminar to review the city’s investment stimulus programme in HCM City on Thursday. — VNS Photo HCM CITY — It has been a remarkable transformation for HCM City’s People’s Hospital 115 which recently became the first medical facility in the country to successfully carry out a robotically-assisted brain tumour surgery. Thirty years ago, its only piece of equipment had been an x-ray machine. It currently gets 3,000 to 4,000 patients a…

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Singapore 

Bus involved in fatal Tuas crash was travelling at three times the ‘safe speed’, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A Malaysia-registered bus that was involved in a fatal accident on a ramp near the arrival hall of Tuas Checkpoint in Feb 2019 had been travelling at more than three times the reported safe speed before it hit a wall. On Friday (Aug 16), Coroner Marvin Bay noted that the Malaysian driver, Mr Kalaimani Muniandy, 60, had been driving at more than 60kmh before the accident took place at a bend at around 4.30am on Feb 26. The “safe speed” for travelling there was 15 to 20kmh, investigation officer (IO) Senior…

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Vietnam 

Việt Nam needs skilled workers for digital transformation – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Speakers at the 2019 Economic Forum organised in HCM City on Thursday by Forbes Việt Nam, which this year had the theme “Navigating the Digital Age”. VNA/VNS Photo Mỹ Phương HCM CITY — To transition from a natural resources-based labour intensive economy to a knowledge-based economy, VIệt Nam should acquire a high-skilled workforce that can navigate the digital transformation, experts have said.   Speaking at an economic forum in the city on Thursday, Dr Trần Đình Thiên, member of the National Monetary and Financial Policy Advisory Council, said Việt…

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Vietnam 

Gov’t plans to equitise 93 SOEs through 2020 – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    93 State-owned enterprises (SOEs), including Agribank, will be equitised from now to the end of 2020. Photo Agribank HÀ NỘI — The Government is stepping up equitisation efforts, setting to equitise 93 State-owned enterprises (SOEs) from now to the end of 2020. Under a decision signed this week by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, the State aims to hold at least 65 per cent of charter capital in four SOEs, including Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Agribank), National Coal-Mineral Industries Holding Corporation Limited (Vinacomin), Northern Food Corporation…

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Singapore 

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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