Lifestyle, Phones & Utilities

WhatsApp emphasises confidentiality as consumers turn to rivals like Telegram

Whatsapp logo

On Tuesday (Jan 12), WhatsApp reassured its customer base about privacy as individuals gravitated to Telegram and Signal rivals. The latest terms of WhatsApp have caused debate, as consumers outside Europe who do not acknowledge the terms by Feb 8 will be removed from the messaging service. Appears to be a misunderstanding Facebook executive Adam Mosseri, who leads Instagram, wrote in a tweet that there was a lot of misunderstanding concerning an amendment to its service terms. He’s referring to


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


Lifestyle, Marriage & Family

MAS promotes the use of e-hongbaos for the upcoming Chinese New Year

digital red packet via QR code

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) shared on Monday (Jan 11) that those marking the upcoming Chinese New Year are advised to offer e-hongbaos. This would help minimise queues for new bills and for individuals to do their part for the environment. Individuals who want to use physical notes would need to make online bookings to receive the bills. Pre-booking & pre-ordering required For DBS Bank, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) and United Overseas Bank (UOB), pre-booking is mandatory. Before entering