Batik Air, a subsidiary of low-cost carrier Lion Air, has announced its plan to launch a new route from Jakarta to Penang, Malaysia. The maiden flight will depart from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, on May 29, according to a statement sent to The Jakarta Post. As a premium service airline, Batik Air will operate Boeing 737-800NG aircraft for the new route, comprising 12 business class seats and 150 economy class seats. The aircraft will also be equipped with inflight entertainment for each seat. CEO of Batik Air, Achmad Lutfie, said in the statement that there would be daily flights to and from Jakarta and Penang. “The new connection is expected to cater to millennial and business travelers alike, in order to reach one of the most popular destinations at the moment,” said Achmad. Read also: Penang Hospital extends services to Banda Aceh The Batik Air flight to Penang, with flight number ID-7161, will depart from Jakarta at 7 a.m. local time, … [Read more...] about Batik Air to launch direct flight from Jakarta to Penang
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Money Hacks Ep 43 (Season 3): Saving for key life goals in your early 20s 12:32 mins Synopsis: In this podcast series every Monday, The Straits Times and The Business Times break down actionable financial tips. This episode is brought to you by OCBC Bank. It is aimed at millennials and students who have life goals but aren't sure how to work towards them. Money Hacks' Chris Lim hosts 19-year-old Lim Li Shian (Liz), a temp at The Business Times, and Mr Vasu Menon, OCBC Bank’s Senior Investment Strategist, Wealth Management Singapore. In a Frank by OCBC survey of 866 students and young working adults aged 16-29, done earlier this year, almost three-quarters said travelling is important to them, while more than four out of five ranked life experiences as a top priority, along with maintaining relevant skills as part of pursuing further education. Are these goals realistic? 0:42 mins - Mr Menon guides Ms Lim, who says she wants to set aside money for … [Read more...] about ST Podcast: Saving for key life goals in your early 20s
DIRECT LINE - Boy Abunda (The Philippine Star) - May 18, 2019 - 12:00am Even while she seldom appears in front of the TV cameras nowadays, life is definitely not boring for Christine “Tintin” Bersola-Babao who has her plate always full with new undertakings. Tintin is very much active in doing business with her Styled Pop-Up store at the East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza. She, too, joins in bazaars and organizes them herself under her own CBB Food, which distributes products to agents on a consignment basis. If you are interested to learn about running your own business, Tintin is sharing her extensive business know-how through the online financial literacy show called MoneyWise, which she co-hosts with business coach Chinkee Tan. Apart from that, she does her mother duties to Antonia and Nio without fail and, of course, spends quality time with them and husband Julius Babao. Her love for children resulted to her becoming an award-winning … [Read more...] about What’s Tintin up to?
LEE SYAFIQ, 26 Co-founder of local burger brand Burgs by Project Warung It all started three years ago, when Syafiq and his two partners opened a burger stall at Golden Mile Food Centre in Beach Road. Now, they have two branches and are working to expand the franchise. One of his goals is for Burgs to be a household name like the Ramly Burger. And we reckon that is not impossible, given their burgers are highly raved about online and have even been served to ministers and foreign delegates at big events like the National Day Rally. He used to work at a Michelin-starred restaurant Before starting his own business, he was working at one Michelin-starred restaurant Terra Tokyo Italian. It was through that job that he met one of his business partners. He said: "We discussed it and I thought to myself, 'Why not take the next step and be a young entrepreneur?'" Being a business owner changed him Syafiq admitted that prior to Burgs, he was shy to approach strangers. His confidence grew after … [Read more...] about Cleo Most Eligible Bachelors 2019: Cooking up some love
(Philstar.com) - May 7, 2019 - 12:44pm MANILA, Philippines — From a wholesale commissary back in 2001 supplying a variety of desserts and savories to several cafes and restaurants throughout Manila, restaurant chain NIC'S, by Rina Go and her late sister Maggie, has expanded even further into retail, having two restaurant branches: one in UP Town Center (Katipunan), which opened five years ago, and the newly opened store in Park Terraces (Makati). Owner Rina Go, who was the original founder of ‘90s local fashion brand VISEVERSA, decided to dive into the food business while simultaneously still running the chic female clothing line. She pursued further studies in Fashion at Tobe-Coburn , New York, and ended up living and working in New York for 10 years. She, along with her sister, absorbed different culinary influences whilst applying dishes on their siblings during the holiday seasons. When she foresaw fast fashion entering the Philippines and … [Read more...] about Where fashion meets food