Singapore 

Trial of priority MRT cabins for wheelchair users, elderly and expectant mums to start 2020, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A trial of priority cabins on trains here will begin in 2020 on one of Singapore’s MRT lines, the Land Transport Authority announced on Saturday (May 25). These cabins are meant for people such as senior citizens, expectant mothers and wheelchair users, though other commuters will not be excluded from these cabins. The LTA has not said which of the five current MRT lines the trial will be conducted on. “To further help people who need seats when none are available, we will introduce a new ‘please offer…

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Singapore 

Uniqlo releases new Pokemon T-shirt line: Prices start from $19.90, Singapore News

Pokemon fans in Singapore, you won’t be able to resist this cute collection.  Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo has just released a brand-new T-shirt collection, with a total of 24 Pokemon-inspired designs.  Sales for the shirts will be available online and offline from June 24 and adult sizes will retail at $19.90, while kid sizes are $14.90.  All 24 designs were part of Uniqlo’s global T-shirt design competition and were carefully selected by a panel of judges.  Check out some of the winning designs!  FIRST PLACE: LI WEN PEI FROM CHINA Photo: Uniqlo Li’s…

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Singapore 

Burger & Lobster Singapore to open May 23, lobster rolls start at $40, Singapore, Food News

Jewel Changi Airport has been opened for a little over a month and those who have yet to flock to Singapore’s new icon will have another store’s opening to look forward to. Famed for their namesake, the opening date for Burger & Lobster’s first outpost in Singapore has been announced — May 23. As for the menu, fans of the highly anticipated London-born restaurant can expect a Singapore twist, available exclusively at Jewel. Marrying the restaurant’s signature fresh lobster with the all-time favourite spicy sambal sauce is the Sambal Glazed…

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Singapore 

Krisflyer miles redemption guide: How to start playing the miles game in Singapore, Singapore News

So, you’ve finally decided to become a full-fledged travel hacker – to start collecting miles in order to fulfil to your dream of travelling the world. You’ve told all your friends and posted an Instagram story about it… but, erm, now what? Before you start texting your boss to ask for a sabbatical and applying for the best air mile credit card there is, first read this 5-step guide to figure out how exactly you can earn, calculate and redeem your KrisFlyer miles. (Note: This article talks about KrisFlyer miles…

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Money 

Hang on, investors – it’s still too early to cheer the start of China’s bull run

Does the stabilisation of growth in the first quarter signal the bottom-up – the lowest point in a growth circle – or a full recovery of the Chinese economy?This is a question investors worldwide are asking as the world’s second-largest economy is now the chief engine of global growth, despite its continuous economic slowdown in the past decade.Indeed, the 6.4 per cent year-on-year growth in gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter, released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)… Source link

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Singapore 

Durian season set to start in May, with peak hitting in June, Singapore News

Durian lovers, rejoice. The durian season is expected to begin as early as next month. Durians from Malaysia are already trickling into Singapore, though the best ones are yet to arrive. Durian sellers The New Paper spoke to predict the season will be in full swing only sometime in June. Mr Ooi Meng Lee, 57, owner of 211 House of Durian, said: “The peak of the durian season this year will be in June. That is when the quality of the durians will be the best.” Echoing this assessment, the…

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China 

A glitzy Covent Garden award dinner gave Xi Jinping’s poverty alleviation programme in Ningxia a kick start. Here’s how

Vineyards at the eastern foothills of the Helan Mountains, also known as the Alashan Mountains, in the Ningxia Autonomous Region. Vineyards in Ningxia, which shares the same latitude as Bordeaux in the so-called golden zone for winemaking, are quickly expanding to become China’s viticulture capital. Source : Ningxia government Source link

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China 

China economy off to strong start in 2019 as stimulus steps offset trade war impact

China’s economy is off to a robust start this year, defying fears of a sharp slowdown, with Beijing’s pro-growth efforts successfully offsetting the effects of the trade war with the United States.China’s gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 6.4 per cent in the first quarter compared a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics reported on Wednesday, beating analysts’ expectations of 6.3 per cent growth and remaining at the top end of Beijing’s target growth range of 6.0 to 6.5 per cent… Source link

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Home 

MSc ensures fast start in the business world

[Sponsored Article] The one-year, full-time programme does that by providing a solid foundation in all the key areas of business, while also covering cutting-edge disciplines like big data, entrepreneurship and the digital economy. “We prepare students for the world of work, with a more sophisticated level of training than they got as undergraduates,” says programme director of the MBA & MScBM Programmes Professor Huang Xu. “And, particularly for our international students, we look to broaden… Source link

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Vietnam 

Shares extend gains at start of week – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The upwards trend continued during the afternoon session on Monday thanks to the strong purchasing power of investors on many large caps. The benchmark VN-Index on the Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange gained 0.79 per cent to close at 988.53 points. It shed 0.8 per cent last week to end at 980.76 points. More than 188.6 million shares were traded for VND4.3 trillion (US$183.8 million) on Monday. Market breadth was quite balanced with 153 gainers, 158 decliners and 70…

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