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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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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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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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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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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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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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3 suspects arrested over Ang Mo Kio jewellery shop robbery, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Three men aged between 27 and 36 have been arrested for their involvement in a robbery of $100,000 worth of items from a jewellery shop in Ang Mo Kio, police said on Friday (Aug 16). The loot has been recovered. Police received a report of the robbery at Block 574 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 on Wednesday at 4.09pm. One man wearing a motorcycle helmet had entered the shop and escaped with an assortment of jewellery worth around $100,000. He was not armed and the two staff members…

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Top Singapore photographer Chuando Tan, 53, has sex scene in first lead role in movie, Entertainment, Singapore News

Fans of Chuando Tan, 53, have seen his impressive abs. Now they may be able to see the Singaporean – whose photos of his physique and youthful looks went viral in 2017 – bare his buttocks. He appears in a movie – a murder drama – which requires him to strip for a shower scene. But in an interview with 8days.sg, he said he is not sure how much skin viewers will get to see though it is quite certain that there will be no frontal nudity. Tan, who continues…

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Which dining options are best for university students?, Lifestyle, Food, Singapore News

Whether you’re heading off to university for the first time or returning to campus for yet another year, you may be wondering how to effectively plan out your dining budget. While there are a variety of options available, some are more cost-effective than others. In this article, we explore the pros and cons of 3 dining options so you can make the best decisions to save on food this semester. UNIVERSITY FOOD COURTS: SOCIAL HOTSPOTS, BUT OFTEN OVERCROWDED PHOTO: Unsplash As you might expect, on-campus university food courts are exceptionally…

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