September 2023

Ken Lim faces another charge of insulting woman’s modesty

SINGAPORE: Ken Lim, the man once dubbed “the Simon Cowell of Singapore,” is facing yet another charge related to accusations women have brought against him. There are now seven charges: six counts of insulting a woman’s modesty and one count of molestation. The former Singapore Idol’s most recent charge is for insulting the modesty of a woman while allegedly discussing a possible career in music for her back in July

NTUC survey reveals overwhelming demand for paid caregiving leave to ease employee burden

SINGAPORE: A recent survey conducted by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) has shed light on the pressing need for paid caregiving leave in the workforce. The survey, which polled 1,000 local employees and job seekers, indicates that more than 60 per cent of respondents are yearning for paid caregiving leave to help them manage their dual responsibilities of work and caregiving. Of the respondents, a staggering 80 per cent

Croissant meets flower tea at this new Melakan café founded by a chemist & a baker

A new café has popped up in Melaka’s Jonker area by the name of The Butter. Although The Butter is a new business, it’s actually founded by the owners of two other businesses in Melaka—TéGather and CroissXCoffee. Established in 2020, right before the pandemic, TéGather is a flower tea brand with a location in Kota Laksamana. On the other hand, CroissXCoffee is a croissant pastry shop in Melaka Raya opened

Thomson Medical given 3 months to restore public float

The percentage of the company’s shares held by public shareholders has fallen below 10%. Thomson Medical will have three months to restore its public float as granted by the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST). During the three months, Thomson Medical will still be able to continue trading its shares. In a bourse filing, the company’s board has advised shareholders and investors to “refrain from taking any action, which may

Dota 2: Liquid, Talon get eliminated as DreamLeague Season 21 head to Playoffs

The Group Stage for Dota 2’s DreamLeague Season 21 (mostly) concluded on Wednesday (20 September), with three-time Major finalists Team Liquid and Southeast Asian powerhouse Talon Esports among those failing to make the Playoffs. With South America’s Evil Geniuses (EG) getting eliminated in day two, there is still one more elimination left to be decided. Either three-time Major champions and DreamLeague Seasons 19 and 20 winners Gaimin Gladiators or Quest

Chantalle Ng, self-proclaimed Slytherin, used to live life in a 'constant chase'

Is it time to slow down and smell the roses? For local actress Chantalle Ng, who saw her star power rise ever since her breakout role in My Star Bride , this has been one of her biggest realisations this year. Revealing that she has been a fan of Harry Potter since young, and more specifically a Slytherin, Ng felt that traits associated with members of the series’ fictional house

Scoop of success: This NTU grad ditched engineering to open own gelateria – now runs 2 outlets

A recent study conducted by the Gaven Institute of Medical Research in the United States found that people have a high tendency to search for high-calorie and sweet foods when they experience high levels of stress. Combined with the never-ending heat in Singapore, many Singaporeans often look for cold desserts such as ice-cream and gelato to beat the heat and de-stress. As the saying goes, stressed is desserts spelt backwards. Amongst

Springleaf Prata Place giving 2 free plain pratas to each customer at 10 outlets on Sep. 25 & 26

Springleaf Prata Place is giving away two free plain pratas to each customer on Sep. 25 and 26, 2023. The offer is available at any of the 10 outlets of the specialty prata chain for dine-in customers only. Mentioned in 2023 Michelin Guide The prata chain announced on Sep. 19 that it is having a giveaway as part of its celebration for being listed in the 2023 edition of the

Pritam Singh: Motion to suspend Transport Minister, premature

SINGAPORE: The Workers’ Party MPs were among the parliamentarians who voted against the motion proposed by Progress Singapore Party Non-Constituency MP Hazel Poa to suspend Transport Minister S Iswaran on Tuesday (Sept 19). Calling Ms Poa’s motion premature, he pointed out that “we do not even know the details of what Mr Iswaran is accused of” and warned of the implications if the motion were allowed to proceed. “In the