Singapore 

Baby abandoned in plastic bag in Vietnam gets medical help in Singapore, Singapore News

She turned a month old today (April 24), but little Trieu Hoai An has had a difficult life. Shortly after she was born, the baby was abandoned in a plastic bag that was left hanging on a tree in a coffee plantation. Hoai An was on the brink of death when she was discovered by a farmer on March 29, Lianhe Wanbao reported. Maggots were crawling all over her tiny body. She had a visible wound on her head, and her skin was scratched and sunburnt. The farmer took her to…

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Singapore 

Mother finds plastic beads in daughters’ ears after visiting indoor playground, Singapore News

It was a family outing gone wrong when Facebook user, Merlyn Tok, took her daughters to an indoor playground at Northpoint City on March 24. Her six-year-old daughter complained of an itch in her right ear the next day, Tok, 30, wrote in a Facebook post on April 20. Upon inspection, they discovered that a little plastic bead was lodged in her ear. The marketing executive added that her younger daughter, however, had three beads stuck in her ears. According to Tok, she brought her daughters to the Accident & Emergency department but the…

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Singapore 

McDonald’s investigating case of plastic found in beef burger bought from Jurong Bowl outlet, Singapore News

Fast-food chain McDonald’s is investigating a case where plastic was found in a beef burger bought at its Jurong Bowl outlet. Stomp contributor Christopher alerted Stomp to the incident and said that he had ordered a Classic Angus Cheese burger from the outlet at Yuan Ching Road on Apr 8 at about 6.25pm. He paid $12.65 for his meal. “When I received my burger and started eating it, I noticed plastic inside the burger,” he said. “I informed the outlet’s staff who gave me a refund and provided me with…

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Singapore 

Paper and plastic found in McDonald’s scrambled eggs and burger, Singapore News

Two customers of fast-food chain McDonald’s had unpleasant surprises this week when they found stray objects in their food orders. On Friday morning (Feb 8), Facebook user Espen Tian Bao ordered a Breakfast Deluxe meal from its online service McDelivery. However, when he received his meal, he found a piece of paper in his scrambled eggs. His receipt showed that the order was fulfilled by the McDonald’s branch at Safra Punggol. In a Facebook post on McDonald’s page on Friday, Mr Espen said that the outlet told him over the…

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Plastic surgeon-led group to give South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb a makeover

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb is set for a makeover, following a US$330 million investment by a plastic surgeon-led consortium. Byung Gun Kim, a South Korean surgeon and chief executive of Singapore-incorporated Blockchain Exchange Alliance (BXA), and five other investors from Hong Kong, Japan, the Middle East, the United Kingdom and the United States will acquire a 51 per cent stake in the exchange, which has been hit by security breaches in the past. The consortium still has to pay a final amount of US$250 million to selling shareholder BTC…

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Vietnam 

Prudential Vietnam funds WFF plastic awareness project – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Prudential Vietnam Assurance Private Ltd., and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) signed a collaboration agreement on Friday in Hà Nội on the project “Building plastic pollution free communities.” Prudential will contribute up to VNĐ7 billion (US$299,657) for the initiative in the first year and may expand its involvement in the coming years. The investment for the collaboration agreement with WWF is nearly VNĐ5.5 billion. The project will start in Hà Nội and HCM City, where the rapid economic development, robust…

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Singapore 

Burger King to stop providing straws and plastic lids, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Fast-food chain Burger King has stopped giving dine-in customers straws and plastic lids for cold drinks in its 42 outlets here as of Monday (Oct 15). They will still be provided for deliveries and takeaways while dine-in customers can request for them. Burger King Singapore general manager Goh Chin Hou told The New Paper on Monday: “The removal of straws and lids will help our guests rethink whether they really need them and get everyone to do their part in keeping the environment clean. “It may seem like…

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