Thursday, September 25, 2008

Today's Singapore News

The following are stories that are making the headlines over at Topix Singapore News today, edited by yours truly.

-Good business and bad business for shops during F1 season: Unlike other less lucky tenants in the Marina/Suntec area, retailers and food and beverage outlets at the underground CityLink mall have been savouring a boom in customers.
-Singapore escort girls cash in on Grand Prix traffic: Big spenders in Singapore for the city state's first ever Formula One Grand Prix this weekend have boosted business for high-end social escort agencies by a fifth.
-Only 3 of 11 trackside hotels booked fully: Just days before the Formula One race kicks off, a majority of the 11 trackside hotels are still not fully booked.
-F1 tickets sold online buck high price trend: People fishing for a quick buck are trying to sell their F1 tickets on popular auction websites such as Ebay just days before the race is flagged off this Sunday.
-Singapore firms get lucrative contracts for F1: At least 12 companies - including many small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) - have snagged lucrative contracts to help race organisers make this weekend's mega-event a success.
-Singapore says WSJ waging campaign against judges: Singapore's attorney general accused the Wall Street Journal of waging a campaign to tarnish the country's judiciary, but said he is not pushing for the harshest sentence in contempt proceedings against the newspaper.
-Tiger offers 50,000 free seats: Tiger Airways announced that it has received the all-clear to operate five daily flights between KL and Singapore. To celebrate, it is offering 50,000 free seats.
-Queues formed outside BEA: Queues have formed outside the Bank of East Asia building at Market Street. Some 80 to 100 people concerned about their deposits have made their way to the bank.
-Case and NTUC Income not anti-competitive: A regulatory agency has thrown out complaints by a private school group that the Consumers Association of Singapore (Case) and NTUC Income were being anti-competitive.
-5 more China-made products found tainted with melamine: Five more China-made food products sold in Singapore have been detected to contain the industrial chemical melamine.
-Parents and students pay respect to Confucius: Thousands of students and parents flocked to temples yesterday to pay their respects to the Chinese thinker-philosopher Confucius, ahead of his birthday on Friday.

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