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What you need to know about this anti-ageing cream that costs $1,650, Lifestyle News

With mountains that reach for the sky, numerous waterfalls and lush greenery, the island of Yakushima off the southern coast of Kyushu often has a misty landscape as it gets the most rainfall in Japan annually. It is believed that it rains somewhere on the island every day. These conditions make the World Heritage Site a paradise for tea cultivation, especially for a rare variety of green tea… → Read More

This local startup is the only pram wash service in Singapore and we tried it

If you are a parent, you’ll know that it is very hard for kids to understand why they shouldn’t wipe their dirty, food-laden fingers on the stroller seat or car seat, especially when they are young toddlers. As a clean freak, those are among my bugbears. → Read More

Meet Estelle Chen, 17, the newest Asian face at Victoria's Secret 2017 show

Secret's out: Victoria's Secret (VS) has officially chosen their lineup for its biggest runway show of the year. Among them is Estelle Chen, a French model of Chinese descent born in Paris. The 17-year-old is the only Asian face among the 15 other newly-minted VS models. She made the big annoucement on her Instagram account, thanking family, friends, fans and the Victoria's Secret team (of… → Read More

Man arrested for selling $53,000 worth of fake luxury watches online

The police a cracking down on those who sell counterfeit products on the Internet. A 34-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday (Aug 16) for allegedly selling fake luxury watches online after a raid was conducted at Beach Road. Just over 1,100 pieces of counterfeit watches and accessories including straps and buckles with an estimated street value of about $53,000 were seized. Preliminary… → Read More

30-year-old Singaporean woman charged for owing Myanmar maid $5,700 in salary

A 30-year-old Singaporean woman, Li Jun, has been slapped with 13 charges for failing to pay her foreign domestic worker's (FDW) salary for close to a year. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said in a statement today (Aug 17) that the Myanmar national was not paid any salary between March 7, 2016 and Feb 21, 2017. A total of $5,700 was owed to her. Li has been charged for breaching the Work Permit… → Read More

Looking for a job? Be a jetsetting nanny and earn $14k a month

Are you looking for a job? Here's one to consider - and it pays well. A wealthy family is looking for a live-in nanny with a degree in child psychology and 15 years of nannying experience, reported various UK publications. They have four children, aged two, five, seven and 15. → Read More

Man nabbed for "forcefully grabbing" NEA officer's arm

A 57-year-old man has been arrested for "using criminal force" against a National Environment Agency (NEA) officer at Woodlands Centre Road. On Aug 8, four enforcement officers from NEA were conducting checks in the area when they noticed a man smoking under a covered walkway where smoking is prohibited. When the man was approached by the enforcement officers, he refused to provide his… → Read More

US cancelled visa-waiver for Singapore? Not true

Have you come across rumours that the United States will be cancelling its visa-waiver policy for Singaporeans? Well, it's untrue. The US Embassy has come out to clarify the rumour on its Facebook page, saying "we are aware of rumors circulating regarding changes to the Visa Waiver Program for Singapore. There has been no change to the policy for Singaporeans traveling to the United States." → Read More

Business owners, beware of spoof email senders out to scam your money

SINGAPORE - Business owners, beware: there is an email impersonation scam going around requesting for payments to be made to different bank accounts. Scammers modus operandi? They would hack into either the email accounts of the victims or their suppliers to familiarise themselves with their email correspondences. Then, they would create a spoofed email address, closely resembling that of the… → Read More

Man jailed 3 weeks for offering $500 in bribe to driving tester

SINGAPORE - A man was so desperate to pass his driving test, he decided to bribe his tester. But that did not go well for him. On Dec 15, 2016, Li Qi Gang took a driving test and had made several mistakes. He subsequently offered $500 to Goh King Seng, an Authorized Automotive Tester from Singapore Safety Driving Centre, to incentivise him to help Li pass the test. Goh, however, did not accept… → Read More

WATCH: Trudeau and Obama hug it out after candlelight dinner in Montreal

Is the world's favourite bromance back on? Former US President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shared an intimate dinner on Tuesday (June 6) evening at a Montreal restaurant. The former US president was in town for a speaking engagement. But he made sure he didn't leave town without having a meal together with Trudeau, whom he shared close ties with during his… → Read More

WATCH: Is this the world's longest cat?

Weighing in at 14kg and measuring 120cm in length, Omar - the Maine coon cat from Down Under - hopes to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records. He wants to dethrone current title holder - a 118cm-long feline, which is also a Maine coon, a breed known for its size. Will Omar stand a chance? → Read More

What is that sea 'monster' that washed up on Indonesia's shores? Mystery solved

A giant sea creature washed up on a shore in Indonesia, perplexing residents and authorities as to what it could be. Many called it a sea 'monster' as it measured 15m by 7m and it oozed a mysterious red liquid - which was really just blood. Lots of it, if you think about it logically, considering the size of the creature. So what is it? Watch to find out. → Read More