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The 3 Drivers Of Luxury In Singapore

THE PURSUIT of luxury will continue unabated in Singapore, regardless of global changes and the needs and wants of the different generations. That's the firm belief of the panelists at...
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Entitlement And Your Motoring Money

SINGAPORE'S small size and constrained road and public transportation infrastructure have led to two ingenious money-making innovations for the government —  Certificates of Entitlement (COE) and Electronic Road Pricing (ERP). Curtailing...
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Why Do You Hit The Like Button?

THE CREATOR of the “like” button on Facebook is somewhat disillusioned by his creation. It was reported that 34-year-old Justin Rosenstein has removed the app from his mobile phone. He told...
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Who Owns The Roads?

THE TRAGIC road death of a four-year old in Bukit Batok Central recently spawned a lot of reaction about the usefulness of Singapore’s overhead bridges and jaywalking. It is unavoidable that...
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Basic Apology Training

YOU messed up, and now you need to apologise. Start by saying "Sorry". Be sincere about it. Then... shut up. The more you squeal on, making excuses and pointing fingers, the quicker the sincerity...
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Too Hot In The Kitchen?

WHATEVER the reason  may be for Taiwanese chef Andre Chiang leaving Singapore, it begs further questions about our food scene. Is Singapore's foodie culture enough to keep chefs engaged and...

Do Not Lose Touch With Money

MUCH has been said both for and against the topic, since PM Lee Hsien Loong pushed the  point about Singapore becoming a cashless society in his National Day Rally speech. One of...
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Behaviour Failure In The Smart Nation

THE CAR I’m test driving is running low on charge, so I pull into a car park that has a Type II charger. Except that someone driving a BMW i3 has...
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Transportation Delays — Should We Be Compensated?

  TRAFFIC congestion is a dreaded reality in cities around the world. It is an indicator of economic progress and social mobility, but it comes at social, environmental and economic costs. The common...
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...