From now till Jan. 3, 2021, Changi Jurassic Mile will be adorned with festive lights and colourful neon signs. A 25m-long light tunnel has also been erected at the attraction's entrance. Here's a peek at the event, called Dino Dazzle: The light-up takes place from 6:30pm to 1am daily, and admission to the area remains free. This is in addition to the slew of holiday activities taking place at the airport, including dino go-kart, a carnival market, bouncy castle, and more. See what you can do here: Totally unrelated but follow and listen to our podcast here Top image via Changi Airport Group ... » Learn More about Changi Jurassic Mile decorated with festive lights & 25m-long light tunnel till Jan. 3, 2021
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From the unexpectedly popular UOB KrisFlyer card to the newly introduced GrabPay credit card, there have been quite a few branded credit cards launched in the market. Here’s one more to add to the list: the Citi Lazada card. As you can probably guess, this card targets those who shop on Lazada. That’s a lot of people: according to a report by Statista , Lazada is second to Shopee as the top e-commerce site in Singapore with more than seven million monthly web visits in the first quarter of 2021. In a nutshell, the Citi Lazada card offers a whopping 10X rewards ($1 = four miles) on Lazada purchases, and 5X ($1 = two miles) rewards for other key spending categories like dining, travel, entertainment and transport. Is the Citi Lazada card really a godsend for Laz-addicts, or did they literally “play it up”? Here’s our take on the card. Citi Lazada credit card overview First, let’s look at the card benefits like bonus reward points (or air miles): Spending category ... » Learn More about Citi Lazada credit card review – is it only good for Lazada shoppers?
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg I can remember exactly when and how I fell in love with Liverpool Football Club. It was in the 1990s, when Goh Chok Tong was the Prime Minister and Ong Teng Cheong was the President. My parents were both Manchester United supporters. The decade would culminate in one of the most dramatic matches ever, the victory over Bayern Munich that clinched the Champions League and the Treble. But I didn't enjoy it as much as they did. See, I was already a fan of a club then languishing in seventh place in the Premier League. My uncles were (and still are) diehard supporters of Liverpool, having grown up in the 1980s when the Reds of Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Kenny Dalglish conquered England and Europe. They passed on that love of the club to me, in the form of a video tape (remember those?). In the Dark Ages before broadband and YouTube, that tape was my gateway drug. I saw Jamie Redknapp dance through a ... » Learn More about Comment: I’ve supported Liverpool FC for 19 years. I will never watch them play in a European Super League.
SINGAPORE - Ministry of Manpower (MOM) officers have found lapses in healthcare protocols at a migrant workers dormitory in Jurong. These include delays in sending workers who tested positive for Covid-19 from their rooms to a recovery facility. Forward Assurance and Support Team (Fast) officers visited the dorm in Jalan Tukang on Wednesday (Oct 13) after claims surfaced involving a breach of healthcare protocols and lack of access to medical support, as well as poor quality of catered food. The Singapore Police Force also responded to a call for assistance to the dormitory at about 12.55pm, said MOM, in response to queries from The Straits Times. The claims were made in an online report on the Chinese news portal Weixin. Earlier, there were reports that several men had gathered outside the dorm in the afternoon. MOM said early investigations found that there were delays in sending workers who tested positive for Covid-19, from their rooms to a dormitory recovery facility ... » Learn More about MOM investigating Covid-19 healthcare protocol lapses at migrant workers dorm in Jurong
A congressional panel investigating the deadly January 6 riot at the US Capitol said on Wednesday, October 13, it has issued a subpoena seeking testimony and records from Jeffrey Clark, a former senior official at the Justice Department who was a proponent of former President Donald Trump's false election fraud claims. The US House of Representatives Select Committee "needs to understand all the details about efforts inside the previous administration to delay the certification of the 2020 election and amplify misinformation about the election results," the panel's Democratic chairman, Representative Bennie Thompson, said in a statement. "We need to understand Mr. Clark’s role in these efforts at the Justice Department and learn who was involved across the administration. The Select Committee expects Mr. Clark to cooperate fully with our investigation," Thompson said. The subpoena requires Clark to produce records and testify at a deposition by October 29. ... » Learn More about US House committee subpoenas former Trump Justice official in Capitol riot probe
HONG KONG (AFP): Asian markets mostly rose Thursday (Oct 14) as investors maintained optimism in the global recovery outlook but prepared for the end of an era of cheap cash with inflation continuing to surge on the back of supply chain problems and improving demand. After a year and a half of ultra-loose monetary policies from the world's central banks, which helped spur a rebound from the pandemic collapse and send equities flying, concerns about consistently high price rises is forcing officials to tighten their belts. Several have already started -- including South Korea and New Zealand, with Singapore joining in on Thursday -- but all eyes are on the Federal Reserve, with minutes from its most recent meeting showing it plans to move either next month or December. A higher-than-expected reading on US consumer inflation pushed the case for a November start to tapering its massive bond-buying programme, but the main question on traders' lips is now when it will begin to hike ... » Learn More about Most Asian markets up on recovery hopes but tightening in view
Next month, world leaders will convene in Glasgow, United Kingdom for the 2021 UN climate summit (COP26). This is regarded as the most important conference since the Paris Agreement was adopted in 2015, a landmark moment for planetary action. The conference was supposed to occur last year, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While many environmental groups, including in the Philippines, called for another postponement due to COVID-related restrictions limiting participation, the UK government is intent on pushing through with the event, including virtual spaces for dialogues. What is at stake “Higher ambition” or stronger commitments and actions by nations is arguably the main focus of COP26. The current pledges of all countries in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions would lead to a 12% reduction in pollution by 2030, yet this is nowhere near enough to avoid more catastrophic impacts. Furthermore, a recent scientific report shows that global ... » Learn More about [OPINION] The Philippines must be ‘all-in’ at Glasgow climate summit
Police work at the scene where a man armed with bow killed several people before he was arrested by police in Kongsberg, Norway on October 13, 2021. AFP KONGSBERG, Norway — A man armed with a bow and arrows killed five people and wounded two others in southeastern Norway on Wednesday, police said, adding that they had arrested the suspect. The motive for the attack, which took place in several locations in the town center of Kongsberg, was unknown but police said terrorism could not yet be ruled out. Police official Oyvind Aas confirmed that five people were killed. The two wounded were in critical care units in hospital but their lives did not appear to be in danger, he told a news conference. One of the wounded was an off-duty police officer who had been in a store, one of several places attacked. “The man who committed this act has been arrested by the police and, according to our information, there is only one person involved,” Aas said. He added that “given how ... » Learn More about Five killed in Norway bow-and-arrow attack, suspect arrested
Bangkok, Thailand- The Vishwa Hindu Parishad Association Thailand came together the past weekend to help those in need in Bangkok and perform SEWA, which means selfless service performed without any expectation of result or award for performing it and is well known in the Hindu Religion. The charity event took place during Navratri, which is a Hindu festival that spans nine nights and is celebrated every year in the autumn. According to the organizers of the event, the time period selected was also in remembrance of his late Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great, who passed away five years ago in 2016 on October 13th at the age of 88. VHP SEWA Vibhag distributed 530 rice sacks 5 (5 Kg each) to less privileged families who needed support during this time of the current Covid-19 pandemic which has still seen millions affected. Although many restrictions on business closures have been eased, not all have been (especially the entertainment sector) and for the most part, children ... » Learn More about Vishwa Hindu Parishad Thailand helps the needy in Bangkok
KOH SAMUI, Thailand — Replete with design flair and located in one of Koh Samui’s most stunning corners, the new Hyatt Regency Koh Samui is not short on visual allure. With that in mind, the recently unveiled resort is taking steps to position itself as one of the most Instagram-friendly properties in the Kingdom through its Gallery of Eight, a collection of eight sites dotted around the property specially selected for their photogenic appeal. Holiday snaps have long been an integral part of the travel experience. But with “pics or it didn’t happen” being the mantra of the Instagram era, gathering visual documentation of leisure time has become a pressing priority for many. Social media savvy resorts are going the extra mile to deliver specially curated photo opportunities that provide ample fodder for IG feeds. The designers of the Hyatt Regency Koh Samui knew guests would find it hard to resist the optic cues. Therefore, they baked in the curated collection of snap-friendly ... » Learn More about Hyatt Regency Koh Samui Shoots for IG-friendly Success