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Amazon Prime Now delivery down for second day after launch

After its highly anticipated launch in Singapore on Thursday, Amazon Prime Now’s delivery service continues to be unavailable. Prime Now stocks products according to a random stow systems. (Photo: Gaya Chandramohan  SINGAPORE: The launch of Amazon’s much-hyped Prime Now service in Singapore continues to be plagued with issues, on the second day after its official launch on Thursday (Jul 28). When Channel NewsAsia tried to place an order at about 4.30pm on Thursday, a message featured prominently at the top of the landing page stated that delivery was currently unavailable.Read More


Thailand ‘most welcoming’ for Chinese travellers

Thailand is the most welcoming country for Chinese travellers, overtaking Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong, according to the latest findings of booking website Hotels.com. Hotels.com’s sixth annual Chinese International Travel Monitor (CITM) report said that despite many key indicators providing signs of a slowdown in the Chinese economy, this year’s findings have shown that spending on travel rose across all age brackets, with Chinese travellers spending an average of US$3,600 (121,000 baht) per person in the past 12 months — more than a quarter of their income, and upRead More


Tiong Bahru Plaza’s digital directory hit by global ransomware attack: Mall operator

A ransomware message encountered by a Facebook user on a directory screen at Tiong Bahru Plaza on Saturday (May 13). 14 May 2017 06:01PM (Updated: 14 May 2017 07: SINGAPORE: The digital directory service at Tiong Bahru Plaza was affected by the recent ransomware attack that hit systems of dozens of countries earlier this week.In a statement sent to Channel NewsAsia on Sunday (May 14), Tiong Bahru Plaza general manager Karen Siow said: “Tiong Bahru Plaza’s digital directory service was affected by the recent malware incidence, which we became awareRead More


HOW TO TRAVEL ON SQ BUSINESS CLASS FOR FREE?

Story by Andrea Soh – Investigative reporter for Your Voice Asia To earn miles, you must be prepared to play the ‘miles’ game. And you need at least one good credit card. I recently boarded a flight from Singapore to Amsterdam en route to Romania. As always I was flying Singapore Airlines, my first choice of airlines. At the time of check-in, I requested the SQ staff if I could get the single window Business class seat and she smiled back letting me know I had already selected it. IRead More


Singapore’s consumer prices remain unchanged in March

SINGAPORE: Consumer prices in Singapore stayed the same in March, after three consecutive months of trending upwards, according to figures from the Department of Statistics on Monday (Apr 24). The consumer price index (CPI) – a key measure of headline inflation – was at 0.7 per cent in March, unchanged from the preceding month. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) said the drivers of inflation were largely similar to February, with private road transport easing slightly from 7.1 per cent to 6.9Read More


Fully pedestrianised Orchard Road being explored in long term to refresh premier shopping belt: Iswaran

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s premier shopping belt, Orchard Road, could become fully pedestrianised as part of bold plans to transform the precinct into a distinctive shopping and lifestyle destination, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S. Iswaran said on Thursday (April 13). Speaking at a tourism industry conference, he said government agencies such as Urban Redevelopment Authority and the Land Transport Authority are working with the private sector to make Orchard Road more pedestrian-friendly and conducive for street-level activities and fully pedestrianising Orchard Road is one of the options they areRead More


FairPrice to open 6 more no-frills outlets for budget-conscious shoppers

SINGAPORE: Supermarket chain NTUC FairPrice said on Wednesday (Mar 22) it plans to open six more supermarkets catering to budget-conscious shoppers. Called FairPrice Shop, the supermarkets stock a more affordable range of products. About half of their space is dedicated to FairPrice’s house-brand products, Every Day Low Price and Yellow Dot items. The Value Fresh range, which includes vegetables priced 5 to 10 per cent lower than the current house-brand produce Pasar, is also stocked exclusively at FairPrice Shop. The new supermarket format was launched in July last year, withRead More


Christmas shopping can be tough, here’s a guide to gifts under $20 and $200

It is that time of the year again to celebrate love, family and good tidings. Your Voice Asia has a few gifrts for him and her for Christmas . FOR HER: GIFTS UNDER $20 1) Jeju Perfumed Hand Cream Christmas Gift Set, $15.90, from Innisfree from Qoo10.sg Infused with pesticide-free Jeju green tea and green tea seed oil to help hydrate the skin. 2) Cara Rectangular Wood Dangling Earrings, $18.40, from Namoca from Megafash.com An adorable turquoise print to give a bright touch to any outfit. 3) Over The Moon InfiniteRead More


Five facts about the Great Singapore Sale

SINGAPORE – This year’s Great Singapore Sale, which started on Friday (June 3), will run for a longer period – 10 weeks, up from eight for the past 12 years – and have a new official card, UnionPay International. The extension of the sale period is to better cater to tourists from Asia-Pacific countries, including China, whose summer holidays fall in the June to August period, said the Singapore Retailers Association (SRA), the organiser of the GSS. Here are five things to know about the sale: There are no “official” participantsRead More