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Singapore’s SilkAir sends grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet to Australian ‘plane graveyard’

By DPA

October 2, 2019

Singapore’s SilkAir has sent its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes – the grounded model involved in two deadly crashes in the last year – for long-term storage at a “plane graveyard” in Central Australia

Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) said on Wednesday that SilkAir had been approved last week “to conduct six ferry flights to relocate their 737 MAX aircraft to a maintenance/storage facility located in Alice Springs”.

The first of the six 737 MAX aircraft arrived from Singapore on Monday at the Asia-Pacific Aircraft Storage (APAS) facility, Tom Vincent, managing director of APAS, said Wednesday.

“We are a dedicated aircraft storage and maintenance facility for airlines until the aircraft goes for servicing,” Vincent said. 

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Five of the best private members clubs in Singapore, where diversity is the buzzword

By Tarandip Kaur

October 12, 2019

Private members clubs in Singapore have come a long way since the country clubs of the 1980s, where the rich went to socialise and play golf and family members could enjoy the facilities, and the social clubs of the ’90s for members of an industry or trade.

“Both types of clubs conjure up very homogeneous environments,” says Wee Teng Wen, co-founder of Straits Clan, a members club that opened in 2018 in Singapore’s historic Chinatown district, “not necessarily composed of like-minded people, but literally those from the same background and social status.”

Junny Lee, founder of members-only business club Mark by The Work Project, says: “Today there is a new breed of clubs curated for the individual rather than the family, and catering to a more diverse set of lifestyle or professional interests.”

For Leslie Lim, co-founder of Cicil, a start-up focused on helping underserved Indonesian university students access financial support, joining private members club 1880 has been a worthwhile investment.

“I have access to a beautiful space to wine, dine, work and host friends,” he says. “Being a part of 1880, I get the opportunity to interact with very diverse and interesting members regularly, and it allows me to expand my social circle,” the 31-year-old says.

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Singapore to become first country to ban advertising for high-sugar drinks

By Sabrina Barr

October 11, 2019

Singapore is to become the first country to ban adverts that promote drinks with a high sugar content.

The ban was announced by Edwin Tong, senior minister of state for law and health at the opening ceremony of the 2019 Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress.

The ban will apply to adverts across print, broadcast and online platforms. It is understood to come into force at some point next year.

The politician referenced the “war on diabetes” in his speech, a campaign launched in 2016 by Singapore’s Ministry of Health to reduce the number of cases of diabetes across the city-state.

In 2018, it was reported that people in Singapore consume an average of 12 teaspoons of sugar a day.

In addition to the ban on high-sugar-drink adverts, the Ministry of Health said it will introduce graded and colour-coded nutrition labels on high-sugar drinks so consumers can “make an informed choice and make a conscious choice to choose the healthier product”.

“The SSBs [sugar-sweetened beverages] will be assigned a summary grade based on their nutritional quality,” Mr Tong said.

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WeWork to open new co-working sites in Singapore and Manila

(Reuters) - Office-sharing startup WeWork will open new locations in Singapore and the Philippines this year, it said, even as it seeks a $1 billion lifeline from its biggest-backer Softbank Group Corp <9984.T> for a major restructuring.

The New York-based startup, which abandoned an initial public offering last week over investor concerns about its valuation and business model, will open two new offices for co-working in Singapore and two in Manila.

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The Best Resorts In Sentosa, Singapore

By Jared Ranahan, Contributor

October 9, 2019

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale.

The island of Singapore is world-renowned for its booming economy and eclectic fusion of Chinese, Malay, South Indian, and Western culture, but its southernmost point serves as a resort paradise that’s difficult to beat.

The island of Sentosa is rife with attractions, including Universal Studios Singapore, Marine Life Park, and Adventure Cove Waterpark, making it the ideal breeding ground for the world’s finest luxury resorts.

Once guests have experienced the Sentosan life of fine dining, drinking, and lounging by the beach, they’ll wonder how they ever lived without it.

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The Internet Is Obsessed With Prince Edward’s Aggressive, Yet Successful Cake-Cutting Technique

by Jaya Saxena  

Honestly, your cake cutting could use some more theatricality

As an American, I still don’t understand quite what it is the British royal family does all day or even generally, but according to this video of Prince Edward, practicing flamboyant cake cutting is on the list. On a trip to Northern Island, Prince Edward was invited to cut a cake at the Lakeland Community Care Centre. And, well...

The Internet is getting a kick out of how Prince Edward approached this cake, raising the knife high in the air before sort of stabbing a line through it. Vanity Fair called it a “sight to behold,” while The Cut called the technique “ungodly.” The Royal family should be judged for literally everything, but honestly, his technique seems...fine? Oddly efficient, even. When was the last time you managed to cut a cake well? Usually it goes:

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