April 2023

What boosted private home prices in 1Q23?

In 1Q, prices rose by 3.3%. Two main factors drove the increase in private home prices in the first quarter of the year, according to PropertyGuru. The first growth driver was sustained price growth in the Outside Central Region (OCR). Data from PropertyGuru showed that prices in the OCR rose 1.9% in 1Q. Boosting the prices in the OCR were major launches like Sceneca Residence, which sold 60% of its

US: Hyundai Motor Group And SK On Confirm 35 GWh Battery JV

The plant will further accelerate the Group’s electrification efforts. Hyundai Motor Group and SK On officially announced the approval of the EV battery cell joint venture factory, which will be built in the United States. The two South Korean partners first signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in November 2022 and in December the location in Bartow County, Georgia washas been confirmed. According to the latest statement, Hyundai Motor Group’s

SEA Games 2023: No surprise as Young Lions fall 1-3 to Thailand

SINGAPORE — Singapore’s perennial quest to land the elusive men’s football gold medal at the SEA Gamesgot off to a predictably inauspicious start on Sunday (30 April), as the Young Lions were decidedly second-best to regional powerhouses Thailand in a 1-3 defeat at the Prince Stadium in Phnom Penh. Despite a spirited showing by the players as they chased their opponents all game and showed some deft movements in parts

Thunderstorms postpone Dover NASCAR Cup race until Monday

With rain set in for the remainder of the day, NASCAR called the event early Sunday morning and the 400-mile race has been postponed until noon ET Monday. It will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1. With qualifying also rained out on Saturday, Kyle Busch’s opportunistic win last week at Talladega helped him land the pole for this week’s race as the lineup was set by NASCAR’s performance metric.

Loh Kean Yew outclassed by Indonesian world No.2 at Badminton Asia Championships

SINGAPORE — Anthony Sinisuka Ginting continues to be an unsolvable mystery for Loh Kean Yew, who was thoroughly outclassed by the Indonesian world No.2 at the Badminton Asia Championships men’s singles final on Sunday (30 April). Try as he did, the Singapore former world champion just could not figure out a winning plan against the wily Ginting, who gave a masterclass in controlled, unhurried play in thrashing Loh 21-12, 21-8

‘Like running into a God of Fortune’: lady luck shines on Chinese seaman who lands seat next to statue of sea goddess Mazu on flight

The seaman was in seat before take-off when a group of men boarded carrying something ‘scary’ and placed it in the seat next to him Seaman delighted to discover that his fellow ‘passenger’ was a statue of the sea deity Mazu, an ancient protector of seafarers A Chinese sailor has been left to ponder the power of coincidence after pure chance allocated him a seat beside a sea deity on

SG’s social media influencer Sugaresque plagiarism scandal goes international; story carried by US, UK, HK media

SINGAPORE: The plagiarism scandal surrounding Brooke Lim Ke Xin, a local influencer and tuition agency owner, has gone international, with media outlets such as Insider and The Daily Mail carrying stories about her. Lim published a longform essay on Apr 18 about her eating disorder that was discovered to be riddled with uncredited material from multiple sources. Following this discovery, a petition was launched online for her acceptance into the

Alert issued after 2 community cats at Toa Payoh suspected to be ‘captured, beaten, scalded & drowned’

SINGAPORE: After two community felines were found dead, a cat abuser alert was issued and even shared online. The photo was posted by a netizen and reads “CAT ABUSER ALERT!!!” . It was shared on the complaint singapore Instagram account on Friday night (Apr 28), captioned, “OMG please share around.” Two cats are pictured on the poster, a black one and a grey one with dark and light markings. It 

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Warning Signs: What to Look Out For

Overview A cardiovascular disease that is characterized by an abnormally thick heart muscle. Most of the people may not have any symptoms. Few may develop symptoms which are progressive and can cause serious heart diseases. Symptoms If you or someone you know is exhibiting symptoms of a Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, seek medical attention immediately Most of the times, it is asymptomatic. Common symptoms of HCM may include: Chest pain with exertion

Edwin Tong: Bazaar Geylang Serai not awarded to highest bidder, almost all 700 stalls taken up

SINGAPORE — Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Edwin Tong recently said in parliament on Apr 21 that the People’s Association (PA), through an open tender process, appoints a professional, fair operator to manage and operate the trade fairs and bazaars and also sets the relevant conditions and specifications for the successful operator to ensure that event is held in a suitable, conducive and safe environment for stall operators and