Singapore 

Punggol “neighbour from hell” harasses neighbours, drives 6 families to move out in 2 years, Singapore News

Over the past two years, six families on the same floor have moved out because of one woman in a Punggol Housing Board block. A 51-year-old housewife has been dubbed the “neighbour from hell”: Her neighbours have accused her of splashing oil at their doorsteps, playing music at loud volumes and stomping on the floor. She has also been accused of leaving a bloody pig’s ear on a shoe rack. In an interview with Lianhe Wanbao on Sunday morning (June 23), the housewife said that her neighbours had banded together…

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Singapore 

From bamboo straws to water-resistant bag, this year’s NDP funpack is green at heart, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – This year’s National Day Parade (NDP) funpacks may be decked out in Singapore’s red and white, but they are green at heart. Designed with sustainability in mind, they include reusable items such as bamboo straws that double up as clappers and a 750ml water bottle. The bag features a water-resistant lining and adjustable straps, allowing it to be carried as a backpack, sling bag or a tote bag. Organisers hope Singaporeans will use the funpack as an “Emergency Ready bag”, where they can stash essential items for use…

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Global 

Singapore exports suffer biggest fall in three years as exposure to Chinese economy, US trade war bites

Concerns over Singapore’s exposure to the Chinese economy mounted on Monday after new data showed that its non-oil exports fell by 15.9 per cent in May, the largest decline for more than three years.Exports to China and Hong Kong slumped by 23.3 per cent and 24.8 per cent from a year earlier respectively, showing Singapore’s vulnerability to fluctuations in regional trade as an important trade and shipment hub for Asia-Pacific.Many of the goods bound for China from other nations pass through… Source link

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Vietnam 

Year’s 2nd Vietbuild to be held in HCM City this week – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A press briefing to introduce the second Vietbuild exhibition in HCM City this year, which will be held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre from June 19 to 23. — VNS Photo Xuân Hương HCM CITY — The Vietbuild International Exhibition with the theme construction, building materials, real estate, and interior and exterior decoration will be held in HCM City from June 19 to 23. The second Vietbuild expo to be held this year in the city — five on various themes will be held this year —…

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Singapore 

Man jailed three years for role in producing counterfeit notes, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – While on the run, a drug abuser joined two other men to produce counterfeit notes. Muhammad Haikal Shah Md Ayuni, 24, was jailed for three years on Friday (June 14) after pleading guilty to performing part of the counterfeiting process. He also admitted to failing to report back to the Lloyd Leas Community Supervision Centre while on a work release scheme following an earlier conviction. Deputy Public Prosecutor Ang Siok Chen told the court that Haikal was sentenced to three years’ jail on April 6, 2016, for drug…

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Singapore 

I tried an unagi sauce that’s literally 147 years old at new Japanese dining concept Gochi, Lifestyle, Food, Singapore News

If you’re working in the business district and sick of the usual lunch places, Gochi is a new dining concept space that brings together six popular Japanese food brands all under one cosy roof at Capital Square. Unaemon is one of the new-to-market brands in Gochi.PHOTO: AsiaOne/ Melissa Goh Four of the brands are new to Singapore, and one particular joint that stood out when I went down for the opening was Unaemon; but that’s just because I have a weak spot for grilled eels. Unaemon joins as a new contender in the unagi restaurant scene in Singapore, boasting almost…

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China 

China economy slump goes on in May, with industrial growth lowest in 17 years amid US trade war escalation

Shoppers and pedestrians walk past stores in the Sanlitun area of Beijing, China, on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. As exporters feel the heat of the trade war, China’s powerful domestic-consumption engine was supposed to provide some protection for investors in the nation’s stocks. That is not working out so well. A narrative that is captured traders’ attention in recent weeks has been a “consumption downgrade” in the world’s second-biggest economy. Photographer: Gilles Sabrie/Bloomberg Source link

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Home 

Swine fever to hit pork market for years to come as millions of pigs are culled, say experts

Millions of pigs have been culled as African Swine Fever cuts through China and beyond, devastating global food chains, with pork prices expected to soar from the food markets of Hong Kong to American dinner tables.Outbreaks have been reported in Vietnam, Mongolia, Cambodia, Hong Kong and China – the world’s biggest pork producer and consumer.Experts warn it could take years to contain the hog-killing virus given the differing biosecurity standards on commercial pig farms and backyard… Source link

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China 

China’s 8.34 million graduates fighting for fewer jobs as vacancies dwindle and gap years increase, survey shows

China’s 8.34 million graduates are facing a tougher and more competitive job market than their counterparts 12 months ago as a record number of applicants compete for a dwindling number of vacancies in an economy that is struggling to maintain stable growth in the midst of the trade war with the United States, a survey of students showed.The number of job openings for each new graduate applicant dropped to 1.41 this year from 1.54 last year, according to Zhaopin, an online job recruitment… Source link

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Home 

Hong Kong’s home prices gather speed in April, rise at the fastest pace in more than six years

Hong Kong’s pre-owned home prices rose at the fastest pace in more than six years, but analysts expect the uptrend to taper off as buying interest has been adversely hit by the escalating US-China trade war.The price index of used homes rose 3.2 per cent to 390.5 in April, faster than the 3 per cent growth in March, according to data released by the Rating and Valuation Department on Friday.The growth is the fastest for 75 months since February 2013, when a 3.23 per cent rise was recorded, said… Source…

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