Career and Enterprising, Lifestyle

Malaysia’s floods are bumping up fish, seafood, and vegetable prices in Singapore’s wet markets

women shopping at a wet market

Fish, seafood, and vegetable prices rise in Singapore’s wet markets, with some vegetables costing around two times as much as they were a few weeks back. Sellers share that the poor weather conditions have created a shortfall in Malaysia as fields are flooded, contributing to low crop yield. Transport is also an issue considering the closure of roads due to severe flooding. Vendors share their concerns Mr Alex Zhou, 35, a vegetable stall owner in the wet market along Pasir


Career and Enterprising, Lifestyle & Hobbies

Look forward to 1,000 new jobs for the landscape area as NParks seeks to introduce high-tech frameworks

students explaining to the minister

In the next five years, around 1,000 new and revamped jobs will be created for the landscape industry, as officials carry out a new digitalisation strategy. Mr Goh Eng Lam, Chairman of the Landscape Industry Association (Singapore), shared that this step forward into technological implementation will help draw Singapore’s younger and better-skilled workers to a field that is typically seen as resource- and labour-intensive. “This is a big milestone,” Mr Goh said on Monday (Jan 11) at the launch of


Business Solutions, Career and Enterprising

Why are F&B firms like Domino’s Pizza and Hard Rock Cafe Sentosa turning to door-to-door sales amid COVID-19?

Domino’s Pizza

Although the pandemic has intensified the digitalisation movement for many firms, some have taken a more unexpected path to improve sales. Selected businesses have proceeded with a traditional marketing tactic of going door-to-door to sell residents discount coupons. Companies are collaborating with Salesworks Ohana restaurant founder, Ms Shereen Anwar, stated her company started just three weeks before the circuit breaker began. “We had to re-strategise. We cannot have dine-in customers and we had just opened,” she shared. Therefore, they went


Career and Enterprising

Ex-HOD of secondary school with gross monthly salary of S$8,800 found guilty of misappropriating S$40,000 from students


Today (Jan 11), an ex-Head of the English Department (HOD) at Woodgrove Secondary School was prosecuted for misappropriating S$40,000 paid by students for learning resources. Maslinda Zainal, 46, was guilty of two counts of criminal breach of trust as a public servant. District Judge Ng Cheng Thiam said that the accused had misappropriated the entrusted monies and she was dishonest. “I therefore find that the prosecution has established beyond a reasonable doubt all the charges and you are accordingly found


Career and Enterprising, Lifestyle & Hobbies

28-year-old League of Legends e-sports coach earns 2x of a fresh university graduate’s salary

League of Legends e-sports coach Jenson Goh

A mechanical engineering graduate and League of Legends e-sports coach Jensen Goh, reveals that his salary is about two times that of a fresh university graduate’s. The 28-year-old Singaporean began his e-sports career as a shoutcaster way back in 2013. Over the years, he made the switch to coaching. Mr Goh stumbled on an audition for shoutcasters, who provide running commentary for e-sports events in 2013, just a few days before his first-year university exams. He took a leap of