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He takes photos of people having sex and his wife is totally okay with it, Lifestyle, Singapore News

Award-winning photographer Kelvin Lim spends much of his day surrounded by nude bodies twisted in various artistic forms. Breasts and bottoms exposed, oil paintings and still images of naked men and women line the walls of his workplace, decorating his mid-sized studio housed at Ark@Gambas, an industrial building located along Gambas Crescent. Describing himself as a portrait artist, the 48-year-old specialises in boudoir, sensual and nude photography for both individuals and couples since venturing into the art 13 years ago. THEY’VE ALWAYS BEEN THE ‘ODD’ COUPLE A sensual shoot package ranges…

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How did the 5 richest people in Singapore make their fortune?, Lifestyle, Business, Singapore News

Since Sep 2018 — when the brand raised US$963 million in its Hong Kong initial public offering (IPO) — Haidilao’s stocks have more than doubled. Zhang’s is an inspiring story of rags to riches: The 49-year-old is a self-made billionaire who built a hotpot empire from scratch, with the help of 3 good friends who agreed to invest in Haidilao during its early stages. One of them, Shu Ping, is now his wife. He comes from Jianyang, a rural province in Sichuan, and dropped out of high school to help earn…

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Vietnam 

Mobile banking project launched for low income people and women – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Việt Nam Bank for Social Policies launch a project for low-income users and women in Việt Nam. — VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) on Friday officially launched the project “Mobile Banking – Financial Inclusion and Economic Empowerment for Low Income People and Women in Việt Nam” – Phase 2 (Mobile Banking 2). The project is funded by the Australian Foreign Affairs and Trade Department (DFAT) under the framework of the Business Partnerships Platform. It aims at enhancing and improving access to financial…

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Spider-Man, Ne Zha take China’s summer box office to new record as people seek cheaper thrills amid economic downturn

China’s summer box office reached a new peak, with total revenues of 17.6 billion yuan (US$2.45 billion), according to data released on Tuesday by ticketing app Maoyan and microblogging site Weibo.Almost half a billion individual cinema tickets were sold between June and August, pushing revenues slightly above last summer’s figure of 17.4 billion yuan to set a new record.Counter-intuitively, the slowdown in China’s economy may have actually boosted the numbers this year, as people sought… Source link

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More than 1,200 attend concert by inclusive orchestra featuring people with special needs, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – When his 10-year-old son Orion was diagnosed with autism seven years ago, music enthusiast Stuart Ang would not have dreamt that he could play in a concert with his son. But on Sunday (Aug 25), that dream came true for Mr Ang. Playing the French horn, the pair joined around100 other musicians as part of The Purple Symphony orchestra to perform for more than 1,200 people, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat. Mr Ang, 37, who is self-employed, told The Straits…

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Vietjet, Orbis team up to bring light to millions of people – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Vietjet’s Vice President Trần Hoài Nam and Maurice Geary, Director of Orbis Flying Eye Hospital shake hands after signing the MoU. VNS Photo THỪA THIÊN HUẾ – Budget carrier Vietjet will co-ordinate with Orbis International from the US to bring bright eyes to Vietnamese people, following a long-term memorandum of understanding (MoU) inked between the two sides in the central province of Thừa Thiên Huế on Wednesday. Under the MoU which aims to support more than two million disadvantaged people in the next three years, a project worth US$1 million will be kicked off by building retinal…

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Fire breaks out at Singapore General Hospital after scanner overheats; 70 people evacuated, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Seventy people, including patients and staff, were evacuated after a fire broke out at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) on Monday afternoon (Aug 19). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded to a fire at 1 Hospital Drive, at the basement 1 level of Block 2, at 1.50pm. The small fire, which involved an electrical component, had burnt itself out before firefighters arrived, said SCDF. Due to smoke from the fire, SCDF evacuated 70 people from the premises as a safety precaution. No injuries were reported in the incident, and…

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China’s securities regulator slaps fine on four people for making up, distributing fake news about short-selling

China’s securities regulator has fined four people a combined 560,000 yuan (US$79,234) for fabricating and distributing fake news that caused declines on the stock market.Chen Yiheng, 32, a native of southern Hunan province, was fined 200,000 yuan for fabricating information on January 28 about China’s new securities regulator putting short-selling on top of his 2019 policy agenda, according to the China Securities Regulatory Commission.The other three people, including a business news editor… Source link

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Central needs upgrades to foster better connectivity for both people and cars, even as Admiralty takes over as leading hub

During Hong Kong’s early colonial period, Central was the centre of the city’s administration. One of the lasting legacies of 150 years of British rule is that Central remains Hong Kong’s financial hub, containing not only the headquarters of all the city’s leading banks, but also its financial regulatory authorities – the Monetary Authority, the Securities and Futures Commission and the Hong Kong stock exchange.But all cities change over time. Following completion of the Shatin-Central Link… Source link

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Hong Kong’s major developers call for an end to violent protests, saying it’s taking a toll on business, ordinary people

Hong Kong’s developers have finally broken their silence with an appeal for peace and love amid the public unrest.The Real Estate Developers Association (Reda) said the protests against the now suspended extradition bill, that have taken a violent turn in recent days, was disrupting businesses and people’s lives.“Recently, Hong Kong has been affected by the violent behaviour of a small group of people who have derailed the peaceful demonstrations, affecting business groups and the general… Source link

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