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Natural Cool Holdings' managing director assists with investigation

THE board of Natural Cool Holdings on Saturday said in a filing to the bourse operator that its managing director, Wong Leon Keat, had met the Monetary Authority of Singapore to assist in an...

Homegrown snack companies give nuts, chips and cookies a local spin

The passion for all things Singaporean has sparked a new trend in the snacks industry, with items such as a coconut curry lime-infused nut mix and sesame and onion- flavoured shortbread cookies...

Four cashless payment options and how they work

It is just a matter of time before cash and cheques play a diminishing role in our daily lives as e-payments take over more transactions.

Cash is not king in a Smart Nation

Singapore prides itself on being at the forefront of technology and innovation but, when it comes to paying for goods and services, the adoption of electronic payments has not taken off as fast as...

Cashless experience must be seamless

Though the idea of the rational consumer is sometimes more myth than fact, when it comes to payment methods, people do make sensible choices. Ease and convenience comes first; few would pick high-...

Putrajaya, KL ban plastic bags

KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's Federal Territories have banned the use of plastic shopping bags from Friday, affecting thousands of supermarkets and traders at wet markets, who will now have to offer...

Rites of passage: Hindu practices given respectful modern tweaks

THE Hindu funeral is largely dictated by ancient traditional customs and religious rites, stemming from a belief in reincarnation. But younger Hindus are starting to tweak some practices when they...

Rites of passage: A new era at Singapore's oldest funeral service provider

DO NOT call the funeral business an industry. That's Ang Chin Moh CEO Deborah Andres' pet peeve.

"We do not manufacture anything, so we're not an industry. We provide an essential service...

Rites of passage: Professionally run business "with a heart"

Since taking over the business in 2014 from her father, famed undertaker Roland Tay, Jenny Tay has turned Direct Funeral Services (DFS) into a professionally run business "with a heart". And it's...

Why own an office when you can share it?

SKY-HIGH office prices and changing attitudes about flexibility at the workplace are driving the growth of co-working spaces in Hong Kong, say operators of such facilities and real estate analysts...

 

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