Singapore 

Man takes photo of commuter on MRT hogging seat with bag, gets flamed instead, Singapore News

A man who tried to “name and shame” a fellow commuter got a taste of his own medicine when he was attacked online instead. A photo posted by All Singapore Stuff on June 24 showed a man in the MRT with his bag placed on the seat beside him. The photo, which was submitted by a reader known only as Eddy, was captioned, “Another person whose bag needs its own seat.” While the faces of the other people in the frame had been censored, the subject of Eddy’s photo had…

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Singapore 

Woman with guide dog barred from boarding bus, but driver helps her find a seat, Singapore News

A blind woman was stopped from boarding a bus on Wednesday morning (June 19) after another passenger insisted that her guide dog was not allowed on public transport.  Cassandra Chiu wrote in a Facebook post that she was trying to board SBS bus service 123 at the bus stop outside Lucky Plaza.  She was changing buses with her young daughter and her guide dog Elke when the incident happened.  When she tried to board the bus with her guide dog, another passenger became agitated and tried to stop her from getting on the bus. …

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Home 

Meet Teresa He: the Huawei executive with the hottest seat in tech

Teresa He Tingbo, president of HiSilicon, has emerged in the spotlight after she recently described the preparations made by the wholly owned semiconductor company of Huawei Technologies to continue operations, despite the trade ban imposed by the US government.She revealed in a company memo on May 17 that HiSilicon had devoted significant resources for many years to a backup plan that would ensure the survival of the group, which was put under a trade blacklist a day earlier by the US… Source link

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Singapore 

Cabby takes pregnant woman to hospital, she delivers baby in back seat, Singapore News

A ComfortDelGro taxi driver was driving along Joo Chiat Road at about 10am last Thursday when two women flagged down his vehicle. The 56-year-old driver noticed one of them was heavily pregnant and seemed to be in distress. The pregnant woman boarded alone, lay down on the back seat, and asked to be taken to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH). When they got there, she paid the fare but before she could alight, she shouted: “I think the baby is coming.” She then gave birth in the taxi. The…

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Singapore 

Gardens by the Bay murder: Woman’s body remained in front seat hours after she was killed, Singapore News

The man left the woman’s body in the passenger seat till the next morning while the car was parked somewhere inside a Yishun condominium. The next day, the man continued driving around aimlessly – with the body next to him – thinking of what to do until he decided to burn the body in the afternoon. Leslie Khoo Kwee Hock, 50, who is accused of murdering Chinese national Cui Yajie, told the High Court yesterday (March 19) – the fifth day of his trial – of what he did after…

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China 

Overseas acquisitions to take a back seat as Chinese consumer brands sharpen domestic focus

Chinese companies’ zest for overseas acquisitions is expected to drop and they will become increasingly selective in pursuing targets as they focus on domestic growth, according to an investment expert.“Although outbound has dropped in terms of the number of deals, the deal size has gotten bigger,” said Karen Cheung, managing director specialising in Asian consumer retail at global investment bank advisor BDA Partners. “The trend I’m seeing is that Chinese consumers are starting to appreciate… Source link

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Singapore 

Singapore Airlines pilot grounded for allowing flight attendant to sit in his seat, Singapore News

An airline captain in Singapore was suspended from flying temporarily after he allowed a flight attendant to sit in the pilot’s seat and helped her to take a picture, Sin Chew Daily reported. Quoting The Straits Times, the captain was suspended and the flight attendant was also grounded. The airline confirmed the incident occurred during a flight from Singapore to Melbourne on Jan 12. A spokesman said the flight attendant was clearing the meal trays in the cockpit and was cleaning up stains on the cockpit window. The flight attendant sat…

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Turn down a seat at the Greater Bay’s US$1.5 trillion feast? That timidity is very unlike Hong Kong’s entrepreneurial spirit

I remember large Hong Kong maps that used to hang on the walls of the offices of British colonial officials, that reached the Shenzhen River boundary and then went blank white. It was as if there was nothing of value beyond the creaky Lo Wu bridge, or that Shenzhen was an empty space waiting for Hong Kong people and businesses to populate it. Today, as Beijing has asked us to play a role in forging the Greater Bay Area, there are doubtless some who still nurture such naive and ignorant…

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