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Google’s Street View mapping of hawker centre stalls could help visibility of halal food vendors , Digital, Singapore News

As Singaporeans, we’ve spent our whole lives looking for and committing to memory the best makan places to hit at hawker centres.  As the biggest search engine in the world, Google has and still is dedicating its entire existence to organising the world’s information. Our foodie culture and the company’s omnipotent technology will soon combine in a new project that seeks to chronicle the country’s beloved hawker centres and the vendors behind the food.  Beyond navigation, detailed and reliable mapping info is helpful. The technological guidance hits another level when a…

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Debt laden Chinese conglomerate HNA mulls refinancing cargo handler Swissport’s debt as sale stalls

Swissport International, the airport-cargo handler owned by troubled Chinese conglomerate HNA Group, said it plans to refinance some of its outstanding debt amid stable earnings growth.According to a statement by Swissport on Monday, its €1.6 billion (US$1.8 billion) refinancing comprises a new €75 million revolving credit facility, a €50 million delayed-draw loan facility, an aggregate principal amount of €1.23 billion across a new term loan facility, and an offering of €280 million in new… Source link

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Overheating wok leads to fire at Telok Blangah hawker centre, 12 stalls affected, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A fire broke out at a hawker centre in Telok Blangah on Monday morning (Feb 11). At least 12 stalls were affected after the gas supply was cut as a result, Chinese paper Shin Min Daily News reported. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it responded to the fire at 11 Telok Blangah Crescent at 9.08am. The fire involved a wok in a hawker stall, the SCDF said. No injuries were reported. The first firefighter who arrived at the scene observed flames coming from a partially…

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Chinatown Complex Food Centre hawker centre guide: 12 stalls to try before they close for renovation in March 2019, Singapore News

Compared to hawker centres like Maxwell and Newton Circus, Chinatown Complex Food Centre isn’t as popular a tourist attraction … until Liao Fan Hawker Chan received a Michelin star. When we heard that this humble hub was going to undergo renovation from 1 March to 31 May this year, we had to visit, partially in fear that some of the beloved old hawkers will choose to retire instead of coming back. Here’s our list of 12 stalls you should try when you visit: JIA JI MEI SHI (#02-166) Photo: City…

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Woman arrested after about $3,000 stolen from vegetable stalls at Marine Terrace Market, Singapore News

The police have caught a woman believed to be stealing money from vendors at the Marine Terrace Market. Yesterday, the police said a 64-year-old woman was arrested in relation to the case. Shin Min Daily News reported that the thief had allegedly stolen about $3,000 from two vegetable stalls at the market. One of the victims, who wanted to be known only as Mr Cai and runs a stall with his two brothers, told the Chinese newspaper that money had been stolen at least five times in the last two…

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Chip foundry TSMC’s sales outlook disappoints as smartphone, cryptocurrency mining demand stalls

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) forecast revenue sharply below analysts’ estimates, as the sole supplier of Apple’s iPhone processors grapples with a stalling global smartphone market. TSMC, which is also struggling with a slowdown in cryptocurrency mining demand, is expecting sales of US$9.35 billion to US$9.45 billion this quarter, short of the US$9.55 billion average estimate. Its forecast covers a holiday season that often marks peak sales for customers including Apple, whose latest smartphones went on sale last month. While TSMC remains the exclusive maker of iPhone processors, it is…

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