RESTAURANT Restaurants are growing in popularity, not just for couples who want to avoid the ever-rising prices of hotel banquets, but also for those who want something different for their weddings. With restaurants, you get to choose from a range of cuisines and themed decorations, from the elegant and understated to loud and exotic. One thing to take note is some restaurants might not host weddings very often, so you might need to be a little more hands-on in communicating your needs and ensuring that the necessary equipment and arrangements are prepared by the staff. According to the same MoneySmart article, restaurants in Singapore may charge between $501 to $1,099 for a wedding banquet. ALTERNATIVE VENUES Anything that isn't a hotel or restaurant qualifies as an alternative venue. This can be country clubs, community centres, chalets, void decks, outdoor gardens, a yacht, or any space that you can think of. The good thing about using alternative venues is that it will likely be a … [Read more...] about Here’s how much you need for a wedding in Singapore
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A storm is coming. The years ahead hold several challenges for Singapore. According to the Meteorological Service Singapore, rapid urbanisation has led to the exacerbation of the urban heat island effect, meaning that Singapore heats up twice as fast as the rest of the world, at a rate of 0.25 deg C per decade. Furthermore, by 2030, the population aged 65 and above is set to double. With one of the fastest-ageing populations in the developed world, Singapore will need an ever-increasing number of hospital beds in the near future. The country’s current bed crunch will only see itself worsen as the population requires more frequent and longer hospital visits. A common perception is that Singapore simply needs to pour more resources into improving technology to develop solutions. Sure enough, most efforts towards improving sustainability and greening the urban environment involve retrofitting existing buildings with “green” features like solar … [Read more...] about How do we design for Singapore’s future?
How many pushers, addicts are there? The PNP Directorate for Operations collates the latest drug war statistics: At least 6,600 pushers and users were killed in shootouts with police from July 1, 2016 to May 31, 2019. Another 240,565 were arrested and are now crammed to overcapacity in jails. Plus, 1,283,409 were home-visited by cops and warned to desist or else. The figures do not include those killed by vigilantes and rival narco-gangs. Or, those who have been rehabbed or still in clinic. The persistent finding though is that nearly all pushers are users who crave to sustain their vice. And their drug of choice is shabu (meth). So how many more of them remain out there? Obviously lots more, going by frequent interdiction of shabu by the tons, worth billions of pesos, at seaports and secret factories. Supply reflects demand; the risk of trafficking in huge volumes, for huge profits, indicates huge demand. A ton of shabu equals a million one-gram sachets, … [Read more...] about How many pushers, addicts are there?
How Filipinos can play for a $393M American lottery jackpot (Philstar.com) - May 23, 2019 - 11:34am The American Mega Millions jackpot is currently $393 million (Php20.6 billion), and you could win it without leaving home! Avid lottery fans in the Philippines undoubtedly share dreams of lottery riches but the top prizes in local draws pale in comparison to those offered overseas. The Mega Millions lottery awarded a $1.537 billion jackpot as recently as October 2018. Filipinos are eager to play these games but traveling to the United States to purchase lottery tickets is not really feasible. Now there is a way to play Mega Millions from your home in the Philippines! How do you play American lotteries from the Philippines? The easy available solution for Filipinos is using the services of theLotter, the leading online ticket purchasing service. TheLotter uses local agents in the United States to buy official lottery tickets on … [Read more...] about How Filipinos can play for a $393M American lottery jackpot
The internationally acclaimed videogame, Minecraft, is going to turn 10-years-old on May 17, and players and developers alike are looking back at the progress the game has made.To celebrate the 10-year anniversary, the game which blew up the internet has been made available on web browsers for free. Classic Minecraft is now available to play through the official Minecraft website. This version goes back 10 years to the historic time when the game took its first baby steps.Featuring a wholesome 32 blocks (most of which are dyed wool) to unleash that creative force inside players, the devs urge fans to "play the original and wonder how it ever got so popular". This web version is set by default to Creative mode because that is the only mode available. This means no Zombies or Creepers or those weird Ender-things.This sure brings back a wave of nostalgia for someone who played and left the game before the bountiful updates came in. It takes players back to a simpler time when there was no … [Read more...] about How to play Minecraft for free without downloading