Singapore 

Is Orchard Road still cool? 7 fun things to do at Orchard Road Singapore, Lifestyle, Singapore News

Online shopping became mainstream. With top e-Commerce stores promising free returns and short delivery times above competitive prices, shops in Orchard Road are finding it hard to compete. Retailers know this too. They don’t need to set up shop to achieve visibility at a costly place like Orchard Road anymore in an age where Facebook, Instagram and Youtube marketing have become mainstream. Heartland malls have gotten a lot better. Once upon a time, shopping in heartland malls meant wearing This Fashion clothes or being limited to the book selection at…

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Singapore 

Pedestrian thumps on driver’s car bonnet with his fist along Scotts Road, Singapore News

A pedestrian thumped on Stomp contributor BB’s car bonnet with his fist while crossing the road for apparently no rhyme or reason at all. BB told Stomp that the incident occurred along Scotts Road, near the T Galleria By DFS building and Royal Plaza on Scotts, on Sunday (June 16), at around 12.14pm. BB recounted: “I was behind a taxi and positioned my car accordingly when I saw that the taxi was about to move. “A road bully walked by and suddenly slammed my car.” BB said that the incident…

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Home 

China’s promise of responsible belt and road investments is in the hands of its bankers

Over the past few months alone, Chinese banks and corporations have been reinforcing a negative reputation with local people in places like Kenya, Myanmar and Peru, where Chinese-supported projects are taking root. In Kenya, communities have been raising concerns about harm from a coal-fired power project, sending three years of unanswered letters to the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), which is financing it. Kenyan litigation has stalled the project.In Myanmar, officials… Source link

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Opinion | How China’s Belt and Road Initiative could lead Vietnam away from renewable energy and towards coal

A a child on a Saigon waterbus brandishes a pinwheel as he passes Landmark 81, Vietnam’s tallest building, in Ho Chi Minh City on June 6. While Vietnam has enormous potential for wind and solar power generation, funding for coal-power electricity plants under China’s Belt and Road Initiative could derail its renewable energy push. Photo: Reuters Source link

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Money 

Oil is just the start of China’s Belt and Road interest in the Gulf

The Gulf might not appear on the official map of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, but Beijing’s international infrastructure investment plan is being actively realised in the region. Since Chinese President Xi Jinping launched it in June 2014, various actors from China – including companies, banks, and financial institutions – have established a presence in the Gulf.Securing oil and energy resources is an important component of the belt and road plan’s regional aims, as is the construction of… Source link

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China 

Did Japan and India just launch a counter to China’s Belt and Road?

It is hard to overstate the significance of the recent agreement between India and Japan to help Sri Lanka develop its Colombo Port.Under the deal to develop the East Container Terminal, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority will retain 100 per cent ownership of the terminal, while Sri Lanka will hold a 51 per cent stake in the Terminal Operations Company with the India-Japan joint venture retaining the remaining 49 per cent.Both the timing of the deal and its terms are conspicuous. After all, Sri… Source link

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Singapore 

Police save blind dog from Dickson Road fire, Singapore News

When a fire broke out next door, retiree Peter Lim left his blind 10-year-old male Pomeranian behind as he ran out of his two-storey shophouse in Little India. He then helped to disperse the crowd that had gathered in front of the burning building. But fortunately, a police officer who had been assigned to check neighbouring units, spotted the dog, Lucky, in Mr Lim’s home. Special Constabulary Corporal Ian Abdullah, 23, told The New Paper last Thursday: “When I entered the unit beside the one on fire, I noticed the…

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Singapore 

Man fined $300 for shooting 2 rubber bands onto public road, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A man was fined $300 for littering after he was caught shooting two rubber bands onto a public road, drawing debate from netizens. A photo of the ticket issued by the National Environment Agency (NEA) has gone viral on Facebook. Several netizens expressed surprise that a littering ticket was issued for rubber bands. Others expressed their approval of the fine, saying that litterbugs should be punished regardless of the size of the item thrown. In a statement on Monday (May 27), NEA confirmed that the offence was committed…

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Singapore 

‘Belligerent’ NTU professor gets jail, fine and driving ban after road rage incident, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A university professor who vented his fury at a fellow motorist in a road rage incident received a lecture of his own in court. Wang Jianliang – an associate professor at Nanyang Technological University (NTU ) – was branded “belligerent” by a judge, who heard how the 57-year-old had braked abruptly three times in front of a car that had not given way to him. The professor then got out of his vehicle on the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) to argue with the other driver, grabbing his arm…

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Singapore 

Well-dressed guy exits Mercedes to ‘beat up’ Audi hogging yellow box at Orchard Road, Singapore News

An Audi driver who stopped in a yellow box found his car at the centre of a Mercedes driver’s wrath. Facebook page Beh Chia Lor – Singapore Road posted a video of the road rage incident, which occurred at a junction outside ION Orchard on May 17, at around 6.30pm. In the video titled “Man vs. Car in yellow box”, an Audi can be seen blocking traffic after stopping in a yellow box at the busy junction. This led a man — dressed in a long-sleeved shirt, trousers and a…

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