Big Brother Is Watching And Waiting

THE road to the reality of George Orwell's dystopian novel, 1984, is shortening. More so for motorists in Singapore. The upcoming satellite-based electronic road pricing (ERP) system boots us into the...

Focused On The Future

WHEN it comes to new concepts, Audi isn’t a brand that leaps to mind. But when it does get into the race, the German brand focuses its efforts on...
Hamish Brown and Lena, Koh Samui

Mr Brown Swops Islands For A Better Life

AFTER a life of entertaining the masses on air and at shows in Singapore, radio personality and emcee Hamish Brown opted for a quieter life in Koh Samui. In this new...

Giving Wonder Boy His Break

MANY memories live on, but just in our minds. Seldom do we get the opportunity to see them realised in a more permanent form. An encounter with Dick Lee in August...

NASA’s Vulcanologist From Ipanema

SPACE is tempting mankind to venture into the bleak void again. On the 50thanniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that put a man on the Moon, interest in putting...

Dining On Delicious Black And White

EVEN in basic black and white, Executive Chef Fernando Arévalo is able to conjur powerful reactions with his dishes. The Chef and "Author" of Preludio, located on the third floor...
cpf vs epf

Why Does Malaysia’s EPF Pay A Better Return Than The CPF?

  MALAYSIA'S Employees Provident Fund (EPF) paid a 6.9% dividend for 2017 recently. That immediately refocused attention on the 2.5% that is typically doled out by the Singapore Central Provident Fund...
Aging Population

The Struggle To Balance Aging Population Policies

SINGAPORE recently saw the launch of its first inter-generational playground and childcare centre within a nursing home, the St Joseph’s Home in Jurong West. It offers a chance for the elderly...

You Are…Then You Aren’t…What Then?

PHILOSOPHERS have long queried how the role of attachments and detachments form a constant series of overlapping conundrums that plague us from birth to death. Where lies the answer...
Seth Ravin, Rimini Street

Street Battles With The Giants

HE HAS been through the wars with his company, but Seth Ravin is still upbeat and full of optimism for what Rimini Street can offer small and medium enterprises...