SINGAPORE - Singapore passed a law on Wednesday making it possible to ban photographs or videos of terror attack sites or communicating information about security operations amid criticism from rights groups that the move could curb press freedoms. The wealthy city-state ranks as one of the safest countries in the world, but authorities say it has been a target of Islamic extremists since the 1990s and they have stepped up efforts to deter an attack.
Foodpanda has clarified that a masked delivery rider who was accused of being an imposter pretending to deliver food for unknown reasons is indeed registered with the company. Stomp contributors LinD and Azlinda alerted Stomp to a photo of the man wearing a pink and grey foodpanda shirt and a pink bandana covering his face that has been circulating online. The photo was sent with the same caption: «Be aware that now these guys come and target ppl house (sic). »Non ordered food (sic)
New sections will address gaps in enforcement powers, said Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim
In November last year, Deliveroo announced that it might soon expand its business to operate a dine-in restaurant in Singapore. It was reported that the startup will be opening new remote kitchens nationwide this year, one of which could evolve to become a fast casual eatery.
Avengers fans will be able to get a glimpse of their favourite Marvel superheroes when three of the cast members visit Singapore next month to promote upcoming blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War. Actors Robert Downey Jr and Benedict Cumberbatch will be at Marina Bay Sands for a red carpet event on April 16. Downey Jr plays the iconic Iron Man superhero, while Cumberbatch plays Doctor Strange. Visiting Singapore with the two actors are Karen Gillan, who plays Nebula, and director Joe Russo, announced Marina Bay Sands on Wednesday.
American teenager Amanda Anisimova, fresh off an impressive run at Indian Wells, beat China's Wang Qiang 6-3 1-6 6-2 at the Miami Open on Tuesday to set up a second round clash with Spanish third seed Garbine Muguruza.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday a three-way summit with North Korea and the United States is possible and that talks should aim for an end to the nuclear threat on the Korean peninsula.
A fleet of Lamborghinis, Maseratis, McLarens, Audi R8s, Bentleys and various other supercars arrived at the grand opening of ENVY Dance Club on Mar 13. Edison, the club's owner, shared photos of the automobiles with Stomp. He said that the cars belonged to members of a supercar club he belonged to and regular customers who had come down St James Power Station. Although the club has been operating since Aug 2017 they have only had soft-launches prior to this main event.
SINGAPORE - A Ghanaian schoolteacher who used chalkboard drawings to teach computer science because his farming village had no laptops found himself the star of a global conference in Singapore. Richard Appiah Akoto, who drew coloured chalk diagrams to teach impoverished rural pupils how a PC works, rubbed shoulders with Silicon Valley hotshots in the glitzy Asian tech hub.
Being an influential figure, it is not out of the ordinary for Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to be used as an example in several areas. However, the PM himself was surprised when he found he was «lead demonstrator» in a manoeuvre dubbed the «Asian squat».
The US$2.4 billion sale of New York's Chelsea Market to Alphabet Inc's Google closed on Tuesday in a deal that will expand the company's presence in the city's technology corridor along the Hudson River.
The centrist Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PSDB) officially selected Sao Paulo state governor Geraldo Alckmin as its candidate for Brazil's 2018 presidential election on Tuesday, formalising a move that had been expected since he was chosen as the party's leader in December.
German prosecutors said on Tuesday they had searched Volkswagen's headquarters as part of a new investigation into whether the carmaker had overstated the fuel efficiency of more vehicles than previously disclosed.
Three buses with diplomatic number plates left the Russian embassy in London on Tuesday as 23 diplomats who were expelled by Prime Minister Theresa May over a military-grade nerve toxin attack headed back to Moscow.
Even God's mailbox needs a spring cleaning.
McDonald's has responded to a viral video of a man yelling at its employees manning a Dessert Kiosk at Hougang Mall. In an official statement, the fast food giant said that it was aware of the incident and believes that its employees do not deserve to be shouted at. A footage of the incident taken by Stomp contributor Caren shows the man shouting at two McDonald's employees.
BEIJING - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it will invest an additional US$2 billion in Southeast Asian e-commerce firm Lazada Group as part of the Chinese firm's push into new markets. Following the investment, Lucy Peng, who currently serves as Lazada Group chairwoman, will take over the role of chief executive officer, replacing founder Max Bittner, who will become a senior advisor to Alibaba. Alibaba has previously invested $2 billion in the Singapore-based firm, bringing its total investment to $4 billion.
A Facebook user, Daniel Choo recently posted about an infuriating encounter at Jurong Point, when a female driver allegedly cut the queue and took the family lot. When confronted, the woman told Daniel that she has 'money to burn' while being filmed. Footage of the confrontation was subsequently uploaded on Daniel's page. In the video, the woman tells Daniel: