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  1. The_King

    Lost interest in going to Bolehland

    Me will still go when I can, as I can save money. Which ever cheaper I go. My wallet first
  2. SINGAPORE: A batch of peanut puff snack has been recalled after a small metal fragment was found inside a piece of the pastry, said the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) on Saturday (Jan 19). The affected batch of the Da Ji Da Li brand of peanut puffs originated from Malaysia. The product weighs 300g and has a best before date of Sep 30, 2019. "AVA established that the fragmented metal piece came from a machine used for making the peanut puffs at the factory," said the agency. "AVA has directed the importer to recall the implicated product and the product has been removed from shelves." The peanut puffs, also known as kok chye, are a traditional Chinese New Year snack. Those who have bought the implicated product are advised not to consume it, said AVA. Consumers may contact the importer Mac Taste Bakery & Confectionery at 6284 9119 for exchanges or enquiries. Source: CNA/jt(gs)
  3. SINGAPORE: Food delivery start-up Plum will cease operations in Singapore from Jan 21, it said in an email to customers on Saturday (Jan 19). Plum has been in business here for less than a year, having launched in Singapore in March 2018. “It is with great sorrow to announce that we are ceasing our operations in Singapore from 21st January,” the company said in its email. “Plum would like to thank you for your past support and going on this wonderful journey with us. We would not have achieved what we had without you. Best wishes to the year ahead.” Unlike the typical food delivery service, the Hong Kong-based start-up delivers to specific pick-up points at a fixed time during lunch from Monday to Friday. There is no delivery fee. The menu is curated and changes daily. Designed for the office crowd, pick-up points include locations in the Marina Bay area, Tanjong Pagar and one-north. Last November, Plum laid off its entire staff in Hong Kong, as reported by the South China Morning Post. Co-founder of Plum Desmond Clinton Cheung told the news portal that the company wanted to “right-size” operations and embark on a more sustainable business model. Customers in Singapore said Plum was still sending Chinese New Year promotions via its app this week. App user Koh Kim Joo questioned the short notice given to customers. "It seems like they picked the timing to release the notice on a weekend to avoid the influx of customer complaints," he told Channel NewsAsia. The 32-year-old, who uses the app at least once a week, said he has S$30 worth of unused Plum vouchers which he bought in November, adding that he had been planning to use them before they expire on Feb 28. "It's not ethical for companies to do this, and I certainly feel that I have been cheated as there was a false sense that they were still operational," he said. Channel NewsAsia has reached out to Plum Singapore for more information. Its decision to end operations here comes amid stiff competition in the food delivery market. Hawker food delivery service Fastbee ended operations last August on the back of difficulties in attracting fresh funding. Source: CNA/gs/jt
  4. You’re probably familiar with the HDB grants and schemes that you’re eligible for when it comes to a straightforward BTO or resale situation. But have you heard about the lesser-known schemes such as the Staggered Downpayment Scheme? Find out about the five important HDB schemes that the average Singaporean may not be aware of. 1. STAGGERED DOWNPAYMENT SCHEME With this scheme, you can pay your downpayment in two separate instalments: Half the amount when you sign the Agreement for Lease, and the other half when you get your keys. Eligibility for the scheme: Married (or engaged) and be applying for a two-, three-, four-, or five-room BTO flat. First-time applicant, or a couple comprising a first-timer and second-timer. Submit the flat application on or before the younger applicant’s 30th birthday. In addition, flat owners who right-size to two-room or three-room flats in non-mature estates can qualify for the scheme as well. READ: Viewing property? 5 things to inspect to save yourself time and a headache 2. DEFERRED DOWNPAYMENT SCHEME Make sure you tell your parents and grandparents about this one. This scheme helps elderly citizens who are right-sizing their flat to defer their downpayment until they collect their keys. This way, elderly flat owners need not worry about cash flow problems, such as having their funds tied up in their existing flat. Eligibility for the scheme: All flat buyers aged 55 years old and above, who have booked a two-room Flexi or three-room uncompleted flat, and have not sold their existing flat at the point of applying for a new flat, are eligible. This scheme is automatically extended to buyers, so they don't have to apply for it. 3. FRESH START HOUSING SCHEME HDB’s Fresh Start Housing Scheme targets lower-income households, who are currently living in public rental flats, and helps them own a two-room Flexi flat. These households will be assisted in the following ways: Short-lease flat You can buy a short-lease two-room Flex flat in BTO or SBF sales exercises, which are more affordable than flats with the standard 99-year lease. The lease options range from 45 years to 65 years, but it must cover all owners and spouse-occupiers minimally till they are 95 years old. There will be a 20-year Minimum Occupation Period. HDB concessionary loan You can take up an HDB Concessionary Loan, subject to credit assessment. Cap on resale levy The levy is capped at S$30,000. Will be adjusted downwards based on the length of the lease chosen. Grant Fresh Start Housing Grant of S$35,000 for a 60- or 65-year lease. It will be adjusted downwards for flats with shorter leases. A S$20,000 lump sum will be disbursed into the eligible applicants’ CPF Ordinary Account just before key collection. The remaining grant of up to S$15,000 may be disbursed into the eligible applicants’ CPF Ordinary Accounts equally over five years, after key collection. Priority allocation Priority allocation given in HDB sales exercises of up to 10 per cent of two-room Flex units under the Tenants’ Priority Scheme. Eligibility for the scheme: The scheme is extended to second-timer families (households that have previously taken up a housing subsidy) with young children. These families must be currently living in public rental flats, among other criteria. READ: The overrated, impractical interior design trends that Singaporeans love 4. CPF HOUSING GRANTS FOR ECS It’s a common misconception that there aren’t any grants applicable for ECs. If you’re in the market for one, you might be eligible for the Family Grant and Half-Housing Grant. The former pays out up to S$30,000, and the latter, a maximum of S$15,000. Eligibility for the scheme: Both applicants must be first-time applicants. If both parties are Singapore Citizens (SCs), the maximum household income is capped at S$12,000. If one applicant is a permanent resident, the maximum income is capped at S$11,000. If one applicant is a first-time applicant, and the other is a second-timer, the couple may apply for the Half-Housing Grant. Only couples with a household income of S$12,000 and below are eligible. 5. TEMPORARY LOAN SCHEME This scheme is pretty similar to the Deferred Downpayment Scheme, but it’s applicable to homeowners of all ages. Under this scheme, you can apply for a temporary loan to complete your new flat purchase, while the sale of your existing flat is still underway. Because your temporary loan counts as a mortgage of the new flat, it will be subsequently redeemed using the proceeds from the sale of your existing flat. This way, you can use the sale proceeds from your existing flat to pay for your new flat, without taking a long-term mortgage loan. Eligibility for the scheme: Booked a new flat, with the keys being ready for collection. Submitted an application to sell their existing flat. One caveat is, you must have sufficient CPF or cash proceeds from the sale of your existing flat to fully redeem the temporary loan. This article first appeared on 99.co.
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  6. The_King

    did you know of SID existence?

    not surpise
  7. The_King

    What would you do? china version

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  8. The_King

    Harris tok cock sing song thread for kgk kks n kgb zzs

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  9. The_King

    Corgi love thread

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  10. The_King

    Harris tok cock sing song thread for kgk kks n kgb zzs

    WTF $20 per bowl i can buy 12kg of noodles
  11. SINGAPORE — An employee of a pest company contracted by the National Environmental Agency (NEA) to conduct mosquito breeding inspections was on Friday (Jan 18) charged with taking or attempting to take bribes from two construction companies. Tung Chee Keong, a 48-year-old Singaporean who worked as a vector control worker with Killem Pest, allegedly received S$1,000 in bribes from Muthukaruppan Periyasamy — a 51-year-old site manager of Ramo Industries — between May and August last year in return for advance notice of four inspections. Tung was also said to have solicited S$1,000 from Mr Kok Chew Leong, a workplace safety and health officer of China Jingye Engineering Corporation, in return for advance notice of the inspections at the construction site of a condominium called The Alps Residence in July last year. If Mr Kok paid the bribe, Tung also apparently agreed to turn a blind eye to mosquito breeding violations at the site. TODAY understands that Mr Kok did not give the bribe. In total, Tung faces six corruption charges. Muthukaruppan, an Indian national, was hauled to court on Friday as well, along with Tung’s alleged accomplice Chandran Jeganathan, a 30-year-old Indian national who worked as a technician with Killem Pest. Chandran allegedly received S$600 from Muthukaruppan. They both face five corruption charges each. In a press release on Friday, the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau said that giving or taking bribes is already a serious offence, and corrupt acts which compromise mosquito breeding controls “can pose a serious danger to public health safety”. For each corruption charge, the men may be jailed up to five years or fined up to S$100,000. The trio were granted bail at S$5,000 each. Muthukaruppan will return to court on Jan 29, while Tung and Chandran are scheduled to return to court on Feb 19. https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/employees-nea-contractor-killem-pest-advance-notice-mosquito-breeding-checks-for-bribes
  12. A robot that takes inventory in a 24-hour store, an indoor patch of land with four different surfaces to test running shoes, and an in-store conveyor belt that transports products as soon as they are ordered online. These features might have once been the stuff of imagination, but they now exist at French sporting goods retailer Decathlon's largest and most advanced Singapore store, which opens today. Called the Decathlon Singapore Lab and located in Stadium Boulevard, the store is set to shake up the shopping experience in Singapore with its 5,000 sq m of retail space, which includes areas such as a hiking path with a gravel surface for the testing of products in-store. The store also hosts an Active Health Lab in partnership with Sport Singapore, where users can take a free health assessment. There are free-to-play areas next to the store as well, and a conveyor belt manages online orders so that Decathlon can deliver its complete range of products in just two hours in Singapore. Shoppers can also order online and collect their items at their preferred store within two hours for free. Decathlon Singapore chief executive Yves Claude yesterday said the store has been named Decathlon Singapore Lab "because a lab is a disruptive and innovative place where we test new solutions". "We have to give new reasons for customers to come back to our store," he said at the media launch. The Decathlon Singapore Lab is the fourth Decathlon Experience store here. Its 4,000 sq m showroom in Joo Koon used to be the biggest. The company also has two click-and-collect stores. In 2017, it welcomed two million visitors to its three stores at Viva Business Park in Bedok, City Square Mall and Fairprice Hub in Joo Koon. Last May, during the signing of the memorandum of understanding between Decathlon and Sport Singapore, SportSG chief executive officer Lim Teck Yin had noted that the store would "provide a lot of vibrancy to the Kallang area". He added: "We share a common purpose, which is to make sport accessible. They come with a good price point, high-quality products, (and) most importantly, they come with ideas on how to improve participation." Decathlon Singapore Lab store leader Nathaniel Gregory said he hopes the Kallang outlet will change the perception of retail for both shoppers and staff. "Retail used to be very monotonous. Now because our customers are moving to more digital means of shopping, our jobs will also have to evolve," he said. "In the last three years my job was very brick-and-mortar style. Tomorrow, I need to learn about SEO (search engine optimisation) and digital marketing." Mr James Walton, sports business group leader for Deloitte Singapore and South-east Asia, believes Decathlon's growth here can encourage more participation in sport. Noting that the Singapore market used to be dominated by the likes of Nike and Adidas, he said: "Decathlon is offering cheaper alternatives for people who are just getting into sport or not so concerned about the brand or having the latest sneaker, and just want something functional. They've filled a gap in the market - it's like shopping in Ikea, (where) you go there and you've got everything in one place. "To have a retail supplier out there providing sport clothing and shoes at a price that allows so many of these people to access is definitely beneficial." https://www.straitstimes.com/sport/sports-retailer-decathlon-opens-24-hour-kallang-store
  13. The_King

    Harris tok cock sing song thread for kgk kks n kgb zzs

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