March 07, 2007
Entrepreneur27 SG said:
We were pretty excited to learn of Velvet Puffin’s (VP) lightning rise to the top of the local Web2.0 pile today; first the local Business Times feature and then the “Web 2.0 Richter Scale” of Techcrunch. Both founders, R Chandrasekar and Sam Hon are 26 and Velvet Puffin is a project under Radixs, a 60-person company both have founded since 2002. Co-founder Chandrasekar also reveals a total of $10million financing (seed and Series A) for the startup from Purple Ray, Artisan Encipta and the Singapore Economic Development Board.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "A review of the website that launched today. We can all take a look at our home-grown Web2.0 company and help support it!"
February 11, 2007
We continue to unearth the more exciting Web2.0 startups in little Singapore, those with crazy ideas that should really sink or swim, as evaluated in front of our live audience. There’s no better way to crash-test your business model in front of real consumers themselves — young university students and bored young professionals with lots of free time spent surfing the web at home, in dorms and offices. If you are keen to practise your VC analytical skills, come sit in. Its really kinda like American Idol where the audience members are all Simon Cowells, Randy Jacksons and Paula Abduls.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Interesting, even the MDA folks who launched the $500M IDM fund will be at the same event. No harm checking out if our local Web2.0 initiatives will take off. "
January 06, 2007
after the bak kwa seller grills the meat, he would cut it into tidy squares. now, when he cuts the bak kwa into squares, there would be long strips of extra bits left behind right? having spent a long time over the fire, these leftover pieces now look black and are so badly charred that they are no longer safe for consumption.
and so, the seller would simply throw these away.
but guess what a renowned bak kwa company in singapore does with these leftover pieces of black cancer-inducing meat?
why, it sells these back to its customers of course! innocently packaged in plastic as though it was all good and new and fit to be eaten!
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Veron brings this very distasteful and unethical business practice to light. Bakkwa buyers this Chinese New Year, beware!"
December 23, 2006
Christina Ong is my favourite boss ever! If I’d been working at an office, I probably wouldn’t have seen as much as I do working with her at home! Not only do I see her as a boss interacting with her subordinates, I also see her with her husband, kids and maid and honestly, I take my hat off her. Like really, R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Not every wealthy, successful person behaves like an elite. This post gives some insight into life of one of Singapore's (if not Asia's) best known fashion mavens, Christina Ong, owner of Club21."
December 11, 2006
Lawman's Thoughts said:
But the clincher - I speculate - and this this is never admitted in the official grounds of decision - is that a failure to award to Genting would have resulted in intense, totally unfriendly and uncertain competition with the region's most established (by far) resorts operator.
Recommended by tinkertailor: "Why the selection of Genting was also a smart political move."
November 28, 2006
Quoting data from the Real Estate Information System (Singapore’s property statistics agency), Anton Sitorus, Research Head of Jones Lang Lasalle Indonesia, explained the total of apartment sales in Singapore to foreign citizens during that period reached 7,400 units and 1,930 out of these were by Indonesian citizens.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Look who's buying all those apartments in Singapore."
September 10, 2006
So naturally, when it was proposed that the National Library be demolished, people with memories of the old library protested. But what about the old logo? Is the old logo part of any memory? Or is it forgotten because it is just a logo? An insignificant little graphic design of a librarian.
Graphic Design as prominent as it is in the world around us, leaves no footprint or memory when they are lost.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Is Graphic Design a victim of progression?"
March 01, 2006
After my attempts to convince him that adding a lah to every other sentence would make him an immediate darling of the Singapore office fell flat, I was forced to oil a certain part of my brain that had begun to rust and give some decent sounding advice on how to navigate the landmine that is Singapore and the Singapore business landscape (ok, I admit, I love to exaggerate and terrify people on that front - it works so beautifully every time, especially when you mention capital punishment and caning).
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Hilarious, yet insightful.."
January 23, 2006
Breathtaking stuff. But who can argue with economic interdependence being the best way forward for ASEAN? It particularly crucial for Singapore, which must define for itself the hinterland in which it will be the paramount provider of capital and services, and indeed, its identity for the 21st century (especially in the face of the China opportunity/threat).
Recommended by preetamrai: "Singapore's Temasek holidngs to take over Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra's family's entire 49.6% stake of Shin Corp. "
July 23, 2005
July 21, 2005
Korea Times said:
More crucially, Korea must consider Singapore, which is striving relentlessly to be a leader in the global economy through forging new ideas and engaging in innovative activities. For Koreans to do so, this calls for forward-looking and global mindsets and requires designing of appropriate and consistent policies that facilitate and promote technology and entrepreneurship.
An interesting article from a Korean perspective.
June 13, 2005
expat@large got into a heated e-mail exchange with Lycos USA over their sudden non-acceptance of non-US credit cards for domain registration:
You may have gathered that I am very angry...
And I have the right to be angry because you have hijacked my domain name due to some arbitrary, discriminatory, (dare I say racist) and non-public rule about non-US-based credit cards.