Budjette Tan was raised in a haunted house. Though too young to remember the events first-hand, as a child, he grew up to stories of his family’s own haunting. And just like any good ghost story, it started with the little things. “At first, it was the normal disappearing stuff, slippers began moving on their own. Then, a light bulb would suddenly unscrew itself and fall on the ground,” Budjette tells me this as if he’s recalling a happy family picnic and not their case of The Amityville Horror . The apparitions soon came after. Their family driver reported an instance where upon looking up at their car’s rear view mirror, he saw a young woman in the back seat. The ghostly visage then stared right back and whispered “ Ingat ka [take care].” At first, his parents were dismissive. “ Kulang lang kayo sa paligo (you just need to bathe more)!,” his mother would tell those who experienced the hauntings. (“Apparently this was a saying back then,” ... » Learn More about In Budjette Tan’s world, the supernatural is natural
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Once notorious for gambling and opium dens in the early 20th century, Duxton may have cleaned up its act, but it's offbeat creative energy remains. Today dotted with charming bars, fantastic restaurants and unique activities, one continues to find fascinating characters on its streets. Watch the neighbourhood go from day to night, and you will be in the company of yogis up for a morning workout, entrepreneurs hustling at one of the many cafes and revellers knocking down well-deserved drinks. Easily accessible from Tanjong Pagar and Outram MRTs, Duxton Hill is an oasis conveniently located in the CBD. If you're looking to soak in Duxton's cool, this is the neighbourhood guide for you. Things to do in Duxton 1. Discover heritage at Tea Chapter Discover the art of Chinese tea appreciation at Tea Chapter. On the fringes of Duxton Hill, Tea Chapter is the largest and oldest tea house in Singapore. Enjoy relaxing hand-picked teas with a friend, or take part in an ... » Learn More about Duxton: Things to do and where to eat, drink and shop
Whether you’re thinking about issuing a supplementary card or applying for a student credit card, letting your teenager have their first credit card is certainly safer than carrying cash. On the other hand, leaving a credit card in the hands of a teenager could pose risks such as overspending or sharing card details. To help you decide whether your teenager is ready for a credit card, keep reading for key points to consider. Pro: Your teenager can access funds in case of emergency or when travelling abroad Giving your teenager a credit card can be helpful in case of emergencies when there are last-minute needs such as purchasing medicine or a phone charger. Also, having a credit card can be especially useful if your child plans to study overseas or travel abroad after the pandemic. Carrying foreign currency can also be cumbersome and unsafe, especially in countries where pickpocketing or theft is common. Pro: Earn rebates and perks for more savings Many student credit cards ... » Learn More about Does your teenager really need a credit card?
KUANTAN (Bernama): The National Recovery Plan tabled by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on Tuesday (June 15), was not drafted or implemented hastily, says Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah (pic) . The Communications and Multimedia Minister said the plan, comprising four phases from June to the end of this year, was carefully worked out as an extension of various programmes implemented by the government since the country was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic early last year. In addition, he said, the three threshold indicators to move from one phase to the next, namely the number of daily infections, intensive care unit (ICU) bed occupancy rate and vaccination rate would enable appropriate approaches and strategies to be implemented. "In terms of planning, we will still try to find the balance between health safety and economic survival and our stance has not changed since March 2020... the only thing is that during the first movement control order, the strategy was different from ... » Learn More about National Recovery Plan was not implemented hastily, says Saifuddin
SINGAPORE: It’s easy to think of the Punggol we see today - with its skyline of new HDB housing blocks and construction cranes - as the definitive image of that neighbourhood. It would also be wrong to do so. The blueprint for Punggol's development as the "waterfront town of the 21st century" was first laid out in 1996. But before all this, the neighbourhood was a rustic fishing village, which gave way to pig farms and plantations when more Chinese immigrants arrived. And remnants of this past can still be seen, according to long-time residents like retired pilot Melvin Yeo, who remembers how the smell of pig farms would waft through the then-undeveloped estate. Or that the sea came right up to the doorstep of the houses of yesteryear, with residents able to moor their boats right in front of their homes. He was among the residents who showed us around Punggol old and new, taking us beneath the surface of a town seemingly etched out of construction blueprints and ... » Learn More about Up Your Alley: Punggol’s gleaming waterfront living steeped in rustic charm