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  1. Being a millennial in Singapore and looking for a home to call your own is tough. Almost 70 percent of Singaporeans aged between 21 and 37 say they don’t have a structured savings plan to fund a home purchase, and therefore live with their parents, according to a report by PropertyGuru. Residential prices in the city-state increased almost 7 percent in the first half of 2018 before cooling measures implemented in early July muted the rise. Other reasons for not leaving the nest include not being married, which in Singapore means you can’t apply for a government-subsidized apartment. To be fair, it is more common for children in Asia to live with their parents longer than in the West. There’s an expectation that sons and daughters will look after their parents as they age, and contribute to their financial well being. Still, a majority of them want to get on the property ladder at some point, with central, northeastern and eastern parts of the island most desirable, according to the survey. Other highlights were: 88 percent of Singaporeans are dissatisfied over the state of the property market, with respondents citing high home prices as the key concern Housing supply is likely to increase next year because S$10.5 billion ($7.7 billion) of en-bloc deals concluded in the first half of 2018 and many of those redeveloped sites will likely launch in 2019 Prices of private condos in centrally located areas like Serangoon and Potong Pasir are expected to remain elevated due to underlying demand Private property rents have increased slightly as the vacancy rate fell to 6.8 percent in the third quarter, down from 7.1 percent in the three months ended June https://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/singapore-millennials-stuck-folks-home-prices-spiral-042132026.html
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    Homemade Milo Instant Noodle

    1. Getting ready to boiling Maggi noodle. 2. Nestle milo powder, some condensed milk and soy sauce. Don't mix them together. 3. Add some butter or oil to pan. 4. Medium heat to cook the boiled noodle. Add soy sauce first, stir the noodle. Pour some water, then add nestle milo powder and condensed milk. (Don't put too much water and keep low heat if you are new). 5. Done. I would not recommend to add soy sauce, the food could be turn to bitter for some people. Milo powder + condensed milk + noodle is fine.
  3. Jumbo Seafood has become somewhat of an institution in Singapore since its debut in 1987 at East Coast Seafood Centre. It’s most known for its famous chilli crab, which has gained the restaurant brand loads of staunch supporters over the years, but nothing much has changed since it established six locations across the country. So it’s with a bit of a buzz that the seafood chain opened its first outlet in a decade this week at Ion Orchard, making it Jumbo’s first space along the shopping street. To match the sleek interior of the mall, the elegant 160-seater space welcomes you like any other Chinese restaurant, full of round tables outfitted with tablecloths. Plus, the menu here is a little more refined, meaning you won’t have to get your hands dirty digging into chilli crab. Because you can have it in bite-sized bites, in baked or pan-fried versions ($8.80). Also on the dim sum line-up are steamed rice rolls with prawns and laksa gravy ($6.80), steamed prawn dumplings with black truffle ($6.80), and steamed shiitake mushrooms with black pepper buns ($6.80). If you’re looking for a shopping break on weekends, stop by for tea and light bites. Besides Jumbo signatures, the new outlet features two pao fan (rice served in soup) options as well, with king prawns ($38) or Boston lobster ($78) in a seafood broth. FIND IT: Jumbo Seafood is at seven locations, including #04-09/10 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn. 6737-3435. Daily 11:30am-3:30pm, 6pm-10:30pm. Weekend high tea 2:30pm-5:30pm. MRT: Orchard https://sg.style.yahoo.com/jumbo-seafood-outlet-ion-orchard-044843410.html
  4. A Bangkok police officer turned himself in today after allegedly shooting and killing a French expat at the Trendy Building in the city center following a drunken bar brawl last night. Pol. Snr. Sgt. Maj. Kantapong Huadsri, 49, turned himself in around noon and confessed to shooting 35-year-old Ait Kaki Mailk Djamel in the head outside the Dunkin Donuts store in the building’s lobby, according to Immigration Police Chief Lt. Gen. Surachate Hakpan. Jawanjira Nutakrai, the dead man’s 32-year-old girlfriend, told police the couple had been drinking at Lucky Shot bar, just a block away from the crime scene, when Djamel became jealous because she was talking to the policeman, Bangkok Post reported. After losing the ensuing fistfight, Kantapong allegedly followed the Frenchman to Trendy Building, where he was living, and shot him dead. As if this story wasn’t already bad enough, Bangkok Police Chief Lt. Gen. Sutthipong Wongpin added that Kantapong was already involved in a legal battle stemming from shooting someone else six years ago. Apparently, that wasn’t enough for him to lose his badge, something that finally happened after today’s incident. Kantapong will be charged with murder. According to Immigration Police, the Frenchman had been living in Thailandfor seven to eight months and was looking for a job, Spring News reported. https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/bangkok-cop-confesses-shooting-frenchman-dead-losing-fistfight/
  5. Pricing carbon emissions first, and then adjusting the price later, is part of Singapore's strategy to meet its climate pledges without excessively burdening the industrial sector, said Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli. "We impose a low tax first, so companies will get used to the fact that there is going to be a tax, and this gives businesses more certainty," said Mr Masagos during a panel discussion on Tuesday on the role of carbon pricing in reducing emissions at COP24, the ongoing United Nations climate change talks in Katowice, Poland. But the Singapore Government will review the carbon tax after five years, with plans to double or even treble it from the initial $5 a tonne of emissions, he said, adding: "If businesses don't manage to improve their efficiency, they will pay more tax. That's the signal that we gave to industries - that, whether they like it or not, we will impose this legislation." Industry is the single largest source of emissions in Singapore, accounting for more than half of all greenhouse gas emissions. The Singapore Government had in February announced that it would implement a carbon tax next year to reduce the Republic's emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases and to help it meet its climate targets under the 2015 Paris Agreement. Under the carbon tax scheme - the first in South-east Asia - all facilities in Singapore producing 25,000 tonnes or more of greenhouse gas emissions in a year will have to pay an initial tax of $5 a tonne of greenhouse gas emissions from next year to 2023. This rate will be reviewed by 2023, and there are plans to increase it to between $10 and $15 a tonne of emissions by 2030. Mr Masagos said that putting a price on carbon emissions is the right thing to do, considering the environmental damage that can be wrought to the earth's climate by such heat-trapping gases. Speaking to a crowd of officials, non-governmental groups, business representatives and academics during the panel discussion, Mr Masagos shared how the Singapore Government had initially faced pushback from firms ahead of the implementation of the carbon tax. "The (affected) emitters are largely (hydrocarbon) crackers, refineries and power generation companies, and they said the carbon tax will affect export prices, and make them less competitive, that they may leave the country, not put in new investments... But we had to make the right decision," he said. The carbon tax is not Singapore's only strategy at dealing with its emissions, he added. Singapore is also looking to reduce emissions in its transport sector by boosting public transport infrastructure and ensuring zero growth in private-vehicle fleet size, investing in energy-efficient buildings, and highlighting the importance of responsible production and consumption. His comments come amid growing urgency among nations gathered at COP24 to come up with a road map that will allow the 2015 Paris Agreement to come into force by 2020. Mr Masagos acknowledged that putting a price on carbon emissions was something individual countries had to decide on, with these decisions aided by global developments. He added: "What we are going to decide in the next few days will shape this. If we do not have a clear, fair (set of) rules that will move the needle, then nobody will move. We will all just move on our own, and that won't be enough. "It is important that in the next few days, the negotiators understand what is at stake, and make the correct decisions together... If we have a set of rules, we can build on them. But without any rules at all, nothing works." https://www.straitstimes.com/world/carbon-tax-a-key-step-in-spores-climate-strategy-masagos
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    Bacon is serious business

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  8. A new Army assault rifle will tear through any body armor with the pressure of a battle tank, strike from unprecedented ranges, and withstand the rigors of weather, terrain and soldier use, Army Chief of Staff. Gen. Mark Milley told The Military Times. The new 6.8mm rifles, which are expected to be in use by 2022, will offer major improvements in capabilities over the decades-old M16 and M4 weapons, the Army claims. US RETURNS 3 WAR BELLS SEIZED FROM PHILIPPINES A CENTURY AGO The “Next Generation Squad Weapon program,” is an Army initiative but has had input from Marines and special operations forces, according to The Times. Milley has described it as “better than any weapon on earth today, by far,” and a “pretty impressive gun.” The so-called Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle (NGSAR) will "weigh less, shoot farther, and pack more punch than the service’s existing infantry weapons," Col. Geoffrey A. Norman told Task & Purpose. The goal, Norman said, is to equip soldiers with rifles that fire "a small bullet at the pressure equivalent to what a tank would fire." Norman cited the Army’s shift from the urban environments of Iraq and Syria to the open terrain of Afghanistan and "near-peer threats like Russia." “For the past 10 or 15 years, we’ve been really focused on the requirement of lethal effects against unprotected targets,” Norman said. “Now we’re looking at near-peer threats like Russia and others. We need to have lethal effects against protected targets and we need to have requirements for long-range lethality in places like Afghanistan, where you’re fighting from mountaintop to mountaintop over extended ranges.” The upgrades in soldiers’ weaponry will necessarily require changes in training, Army spokesman Lt. Col. Christopher Ophardt told The Times. https://www.foxnews.com/us/us-army-to-release-major-upgrades-to-decades-old-assault-rifles
  9. While queue jumping may be common practice in China, there are some places where you really shouldn’t try it, such as at the launch event for new limited edition Air Jordans. Back on Sunday, more than 500 people had gathered in front of a Nike shop at the Changsha International Finance Square in the Hunan capital, hoping to get their hands on a pair of limited edition Air Jordan 1 Rookie of the Year trainers at a discount price. However, just as the shop was about to open, one man pushed his way through the line and stood by the door. Some of those in the queue had been waiting in the rain for hours since early in the morning and angrily asked him just what he thought he was doing. “I’m queue jumping. What are you going to do about it? the man is said to have replied. Soon, some in the crowd answered this question by attacking the line hopping man. Videofrom the scene shows at least five guys in hoods pummelling him into a corner with kicks and punches. It’s not actually clear what happened after that — if the man went defeated to the back of the line and if he actually managed to claim a pair of the prized sneakers in the end. At the event, a limited number of the shoes were on sale for 1,299 yuan. An attractive price because after being bought, they could then be sold online for five to 10 times that amount. The shop has four more such sales scheduled for this month, in case you’re interested. https://shanghai.ist/2018/12/13/guy-gets-beaten-up-by-angry-mob-for-queue-jumping-at-limited-edition-air-jordan-sale-in-changsha/
  10. She will be succeeded by Lazada veteran Pierre Poignant Alibaba-backed e-commerce giant Lazada has today announced that CEO Lucy Peng is stepping down from her role. She will, however, remain as the company’s Executive Chairwoman. Peng, who is one of Alibaba’s 18 co-founders, took up the position just nine months ago, after retiring from her role as the Executive Chairman of Chinese payments company Ant Financial. Her appointment had come as Alibaba increased its investment in the company — pumping in an additional US$2 billion. Pierre Poignant, who co-founded Lazada in 2012 and was appointed Group Executive President in 2018, will succeed Peng with immediate effect. Over the years, Poignant assumed many roles in Lazada, overseeing many areas of the company’s operation including customer service, supply chain, and content production. He will lead the company’s strategic development into new growth pillars, while continuing to manage Lazada’s operations in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. In an official press release, Peng praised Poignant, calling him a well-respected co-founder “who has contributed tirelessly to the company for the past six years.” “He and the team of other co-founders had the vision to build our logistics network from the ground up back in the days when no one in Southeast Asia believed in e-commerce,” she said. Poignant said that he expects next year to be another “watershed” year for the company as it continues to strive to become more efficient and agile. https://sg.news.yahoo.com/lazada-ceo-lucy-peng-steps-down-just-9-043410686.html
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    Girl Breaks her neck in dance

  12. It’s one of the world’s best metro train networks in the world, but the world’s got its creeps, and the MTR is no exception. A 37-year-old man was arrested earlier this week after he was caught by commuters masturbating in front of a woman at Wong Tai Sin MTR station. Video of MTR staff apprehending the man, surnamed Chan, on a station platform on Monday evening was sent to Apple Daily, which published it today. The footage was submitted by a woman surnamed Lo, who had the unfortunate experience of being the focus of Chan’s attention prior to his arrest for disorderly conduct in a public place. Lo told the newspaper she had just finished work and was meeting a friend in Wong Tai Sin for dinner that evening. She arrived at the station at around 6pm, which she remarked wasn’t crowded at the time and, after getting through the ticket barrier, she stood against a wall to check her phone for directions. It was at this point she noticed Chan standing uncomfortably close to her, she said. He began to follow her throughout the station. “No matter where I went, he would follow me, he wouldn’t leave me alone even if I ran, he would follow me,” Lo said, adding that she noticed he was carrying a bag in front of him and was worried he had a weapon. “When he heard me reporting him [to a member of MTR staff], he ran onto the station platform.” He was pursued by three members of station staff who restrained him at the station and prevented him from leaving, as Chan tried to leave the platform, he could be heard in a video recorded by Lo saying “give me another chance sir.” It was at this point that Lo discovered that he had his hand down his pants and was masturbating. Police arrived at the scene shortly afterwards to arrest him. https://coconuts.co/hongkong/news/man-arrested-for-chasing-after-woman-in-mtr-station-and-masturbating/
  13. We may not be getting much of a Frozen vibe here in Singapore right now, but winter is still coming to our corner of the tropics in 2019. Ice Magic park, a frosty wonderland of ice sculptures and snow sports, is set to cool down the East side next February. The two-month pop-up at Changi Exhibition Centre will feature over 600 tonnes of powdery “snow”, so those of you who missed out on a white Christmas can still experience snowfall, get into a snowball fight, snap pics with frozen ice sculptures, and try your hand at skiing, skating, snowboarding, or bumper cars on ice. If you’re a little tired of what Snow City has to offer, this wintery playground could be a welcome respite from our year-round heat and humidity. Besides the sub-zero activities, visitors can also check out the Magic Forest filled with glowing flora and fairytale creatures or the candy-themed village for post-Yuletide celebrations, with a chocolate exhibition, a carousel, a giant chess set, and a whimsical play area of life-sized candy treats. Willy Wonka-style workshops are also available if you’d like to whip up your own sugar-spun desserts. FIND IT: Ice Magic is on from Feb 1-Mar 24, 2019 at Changi Exhibition Centre, 9 Aviation Park Rd. Sun-Thurs 9am-8pm, Fri-Sat 9am-11pm. Adults $55, children aged 6-12 $45, senior citizens (above 60) $20. MRT: Changi Airport This article, Winter is coming to Singapore in 2019, with a frozen playground of ice sculptures and snow sports, originally appeared on Coconuts
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    The Truth about 5G Technology

    Senator Patrick Colbeck Testifies Against the deployment of 5G because of the reported health effects from wireless technologies in a hearing 2018. Learn more about 5G at https://ehtrust.org/resources-to-take-action-on-us-5g-streamlining-bills/ FYI, Even alex jones said the same thing
  15. I can smell sugar tax
  16. Me just take a break from posting and watch YouTube
  17. SINGAPORE: Should restaurant diners have to pay extra if they bring in their own cake? The issue has sparked a debate online, after food blogger Dr Leslie Tay - who posts at ieatishootipost.sg - wrote on Facebook about a recent dining incident. "So surprised that the pizza restaurant we just had dinner at just told us that they charge S$15 if we wish to cut our birthday cake!" wrote Dr Tay in his post on Sunday (Dec 9). "Since when did this 'anti-celebratory' practice start? I really hope this is not the new norm." Dr Tay, who also runs Karri Family Clinic, later told Channel NewsAsia in an email interview that the restaurant in question was the Peperoni Pizzeria restaurant at Frankel Avenue in Katong. He had refrained from naming the restaurant in his post as his intent was "not to destroy any restaurant but to create a conversation", he told Channel NewsAsia. "I just want people to realise some restaurants will charge you cakeage, so you should find out before you decide," he said. He said he had been at the same restaurant in July, and was not charged a "cakeage" fee then. However when he went back again this month to celebrate a family member's birthday, he found out that his hosts had been told they would have to pay a S$15 fee if they wanted to cut and serve their own cake. "In the end, we took the cake home to cut, because the birthday girl just did not feel it’s worth $15 to cut a 600g cake," he said. "It did burst the bubble on an otherwise joyous occasion." "CAKEAGE" FEE IS LIKE CHARGING CORKAGE: PEPERONI When contacted by Channel NewsAsia, Les Amis Group - which owns the Peperoni Pizzeria chain - confirmed the "cakeage" fee and said the charge was rolled out at all Peperoni outlets in September. The fee applies to all brands under the Peperoni Group, which covers six Peperoni outlets and Italian restaurant LINO. "Charging ‘cakeage’ fee is like charging corkage which is a flat fee," said David Marazzi, director of the Peperoni Group, in response to queries from Channel NewsAsia. "A corkage fee is an extra charge in a restaurant for opening, decanting, supplying stemware, and serving a bottle of wine that a guest may have brought in. ‘Cakeage’ fee is based on a similar concept which includes storing and chilling the cake, lighting up candles, presenting it, cutting it up into slices and serving it," he added. He said that the restaurant has observed "on many occasions" that large birthday groups who bring in a cake tend not to order dessert, thus affecting the overall average check and turnover rate of the table. He added that "rising cost of labour and rising food cost have been taking its toll on the F&B industry", and pointed out that "cakeage" fees were common in places such as Sydney and London where labour costs are high. Mr Marazzi explained that the S$15 fee reflects the cost of an in-house dessert serving - mostly ranging between S$13 and S$16. The fee can be waived if at least half the guests at the table order desserts, he added. "At Peperoni, we do offer a very affordable birthday profiteroles tower option (with birthday sparkler) or a 1/2kg tiramisu cake option - both S$28, good for six to eight people," he said. "However, if guests do have a strong preference for their own cake, a ‘cakeage’ charge is communicated." He added that with big group reservations, restaurant staff would usually call ahead and check whether the reservation was for a birthday celebration. "When in doubt and to avoid disappointment, we do encourage guests to call to clarify if there is a ‘cakeage’ charge," he said. All Peperoni outlets do not charge service charge, he said. "TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE" OR "NOT TOO MUCH TO ASK"? Dr Tay's post sparked a debate online, with some netizens saying they supported the policy while others expressed their outrage. "Totally unacceptable!" wrote Facebook user Phidelia Fernandez. "I would never ever patronise the restaurant ever!" "From what I see, more and more operators are becoming greedy!" said Facebook user Evina Sho. "Monies made out of greed will not last long." However others said that the policy was reasonable. "It's reasonable to charge a nominal sum per head for cake," said Facebook user Dominique Fong. "Restaurants provide you with utensils and plates for your cake. Plus they also dispose of your cake box, washing up etc. These are not free." "You cut cake, they need to provide extra plates and cutlery for the cake," said Facebook user Ben Lee. "They also need to clear the mess. S$15 is not too much to ask." Source: CNA/nc(aj) https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/cakeage-fee-birthday-cake-peperoni-blogger-leslie-tay-ieat-11025682
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    Christmas With A Claus

    While queue jumping may be common practice in China, there are some places where you really shouldn’t try it, such as at the launch event for new limited edition Air Jordans. Back on Sunday, more than 500 people had gathered in front of a Nike shop at the Changsha International Finance Square in the Hunan capital, hoping to get their hands on a pair of limited edition Air Jordan 1 Rookie of the Year trainers at a discount price. However, just as the shop was about to open, one man pushed his way through the line and stood by the door. Some of those in the queue had been waiting in the rain for hours since early in the morning and angrily asked him just what he thought he was doing. “I’m queue jumping. What are you going to do about it? the man is said to have replied. Soon, some in the crowd answered this question by attacking the line hopping man. Videofrom the scene shows at least five guys in hoods pummelling him into a corner with kicks and punches. It’s not actually clear what happened after that — if the man went defeated to the back of the line and if he actually managed to claim a pair of the prized sneakers in the end. At the event, a limited number of the shoes were on sale for 1,299 yuan. An attractive price because after being bought, they could then be sold online for five to 10 times that amount. The shop has four more such sales scheduled for this month, in case you’re interested. https://shanghai.ist/2018/12/13/guy-gets-beaten-up-by-angry-mob-for-queue-jumping-at-limited-edition-air-jordan-sale-in-changsha/
  19. SINGAPORE - A transnational syndicate, believed to responsible for using stolen credit cards to make fraudulent online purchases amounting to about $100,000 here, has been busted by authorities in Singapore and Indonesia. The Singapore Police Force said in a statement on Wednesday (Dec 12) that the syndicate is believed to be operating from Indonesia. Investigations were carried out by the police's Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) and the Indonesian National Police's Polda Metro Jaya (PMJ). Four men aged 19 to 29 were arrested in Indonesia by PMJ officers between Nov 29 and Dec 5 for their suspected involvement in several cases of online credit card fraud in the country. The suspects are believed to be responsible for at least 40 cases reported here in May of fraudulent online purchases of flight tickets using stolen credit cards. The purchases, which were made from a Singapore website, amounted to about $100,000. A 35-year-old woman is also assisting with investigations in Singapore. She is believed to have aided one of the suspects in the fraudulent online purchases of flight tickets, the Singapore Police Force said. Several telecommunication devices, laptops and an assortment of documents were seized in the joint investigation. Preliminary investigations suggest that the suspects have been involved in similar fraudulent online purchases of flight tickets since 2017. Those convicted of abetment by conspiracy to cheat can be punished with a jail term of up to 10 years and a fine. CAD director David Chew said: "The transnational fraudsters involved have targeted online merchants in both Singapore and Indonesia and carried out illicit activities on the Internet with stolen credit card details. "The Singapore Police Force will continue to collaborate closely with our counterparts to eradicate these transnational syndicates who attempt to use territorial boundaries and the anonymity of the Internet to commit crimes." Debit and credit card holders are advised to safeguard their card details and not to disclose sensitive banking information to others, the police said. They also urged the public to be prudent when making online payments using their card details and to visit reliable websites for online shopping. https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/syndicate-that-used-stolen-credit-cards-to-make-fraudulent-online-purchases
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    random daily boliao pics

  21. Thai cop that shot Frenchman over bar fight denied bail The court today denied bail to a notorious police officer, who has since been fired, after he confessed to shooting dead a French expat in the lobby of the Trendy Building on Wednesday morning over a drunken bar brawl. Kantapong Huadsri, the former Pol. Snr. Sgt. Maj. at Lumpini police station, will be held at the Criminal Court for 12 days until the the investigation into Ait Kaki Mailk Djamel’s murder is completed, reported Manager. Meanwhile, CCTV footage of the bar brawl that led to the fight has been circulating on the web, quickly drawing scrutiny from netizens. In the clip, Kantapong (in orange) is seen engaged in a fight on the street with Djamel (in black). At one point Kantapong falls to the ground, appearing to have lost the brawl. Towards the end of the video, he takes out a gun and aims it at Djamel who walks away towards the Trendy building, where he had been staying. Kantapong can be seen running after him. Today, Pol. Col. Krisana Pattanacharoen, the Royal Thai Police’s deputy spokesman, apologized to the victim’s family on behalf of Kantapong, reported Sanook. “On behalf of the Royal Thai police, I would like to express my deepest condolences to the victim’s family and apologize on behalf of Kantapong. This is something we could never foresee,” he said. “I know this will affect many tourists’ view on the Thai police, but we’d like to say that we have not stood by idly. We will quickly prosecute the responsible party.” He also added that the second person seen on CCTV with Kantapong has been determined to not be an accomplice as he has not committed any crimes. https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/thai-cop-shot-frenchman-bar-fight-denied-bail-video/
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