Marriage & Family

Maid sentenced to four weeks’ jail for stealing cash and items from her employer’s family

Indonesian maid jailed

A 46-year-old Indonesian maid, Rina Tilaar, was sentenced to four weeks’ jail after pleading guilty to two counts of theft as a servant and one charge of theft. For theft by a servant, she could have been jailed for up to seven years and fined. Started stealing between February and May 2020 Rina started work with her employer and family at the end of January this year. Over a span of four months, she started stealing cash and items from

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Marriage & Family

This Disney-themed home is an inspiration to Disney fans looking to live in a magical world

Disney-themed home

“Tale as old as time~ True as it can be~ Barely even friends, then somebody bends… unexpectedly~” Did you find yourself humming or singing along to the above? Immediately guessed that it’s from Beauty and the Beast? Disney must have been an influence on your childhood then. For the Hermansons, a family of four, they channelled their love for Disney right from their hearts to their home. Those who are getting your BTO flat or new apartment soon and happen

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Marriage & Family

Impact of COVID-19 on new parents: Fewer Malaysian confinement nannies and higher hiring costs

young-asian-mother-holding-newborn-baby

COVID-19 not only has had its impact on the economy, but parents with newborns are also feeling the strain. According to PEM Confinement Nanny Agency’s (PEM) senior business manager Mishell Lee, demand for confinement nannies had a sharp increase recently due to travel restrictions around the world. Couples who had plans to count on their parents based overseas or hire a domestic helper to help them tide through can only turn to confinement nanny agencies now amid travel restrictions. Ms

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Marriage & Family

Renovating your BTO flat: Interior designers share some tips on budgeting, styles, and more

HDB flat renovations

After getting over the excitement of purchasing your build-to-order (BTO) flat, it’s time to think about renovations. If you know not where to start, take it from the interior designers themselves as they share with you tips on budgeting, styles to go for, and more. Set a budget As with most things, setting a budget will get you started on the right track. According to a spokesman for Qanvast, the data collected shows that homeowners of new apartments spend between

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Marriage & Family

Caning of children: When is it child abuse as explained by lawyers

A child waiting to be caned

Did you know that in July 2019, France became the 55th state to prohibit corporal punishment of children? Most recently, Japan also jumped on the bandwagon to ban corporal punishment at home. Back in our days, parents had the freedom to exercise punishments as they deem fit. But with the rise in child abuse reports, there seem to be more eyeballs on the matter these days. If you’re a parent or a caregiver, it’s even more important that you know

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