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What is it about the Hyundai Santa Fe that keeps Patrick Ng coming back for every new model? SINGAPORE (Jan 28): To say Patrick Ng is a huge fan of the Hyundai Santa Fe would be an understatement. He has owned every one of the four generations of the popular sport utility vehicle, and rushed out to buy the latest edition when it was recently launched. The Hyundai Santa Fe is the biggest SUV in ...
Singapore lacks talent magnets; workers not energised
SINGAPORE (Dec 31): As recent incidents have shown, work place culture makes all the difference between an effective organisation, versus one with damaged reputation requiring long period of repair – if at all. Just look at the recent SingHealth data breach episode, described one of the most serious of its kind here, with some 1.5 million patients’ records accessed illegally. A senior ...
Punching above its weight
SINGAPORE (Dec 31): I owned the first-generation Hyundai Tucson when I first arrived in Singapore many years ago. For five glorious years, it served me well. But when the certificate of entitlement ran out, I made the hard decision not to renew it. As it was being driven off to be scrapped, I felt like I was losing a family member. Fast forward to 2018, and we now have a face-lifted third ...
Punching above its weight
SINGAPORE (Dec 31): I owned the first-generation Hyundai Tucson when I first arrived in Singapore many years ago. For five glorious years, it served me well. But when the certificate of entitlement ran out, I made the hard decision not to renew it. As it was being driven off to be scrapped, I felt like I was losing a family member. Fast forward to 2018, and we now have a face-lifted third ...
Reinventing a classic
SINGAPORE (Dec 31): It has been 50 years since three young designers from Turin in Piedmont, Italy, joined creative forces in 1968 to come up with the Sacco beanbag chair — a simple but stylish design that continues to be a symbol of casual living and comfort today.   To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this pop icon, W. Atelier and Sacco’s manufacturer, Zanotta, held an open call in ...
Designer bowls
SINGAPORE (Dec 10): The Washlet by TOTO is leading the way in toilet bowl design with its many new tech features It is the only room in the house where you can escape from family members for some alone time. Some even spend time in here reading a book or replying to messages on their smart devices. We are talking about the bathroom. For the reasons stated above, some of us spend a considerable ...
Success favours the well-groomed
SINGAPORE (Dec 3): There is a subtle but pervasive trend you might not have noticed: The majority of power players, visionaries and CEOs featured in the media tend to be immaculately groomed. From their full head of hair and glowing skin to their well-pressed suits and leather shoes, these people have mastered the art of making a great first impression. According to a recent study by the ...
How to fast-track your future in nine weeks
They may already be near the top of their game, but senior executives look to Singapore Management University’s dynamic Executive MBA programme to supercharge their growth into high-demand, future-ready leaders of tomorrow SINGAPORE (Dec 10): To the observer, directors and C-suite executives seem to have it made, what with their fancy job titles, enviable pay cheques and years of invaluable ...
How to fast-track your future in nine weeks
They may already be near the top of their game, but senior executives look to Singapore Management University’s dynamic Executive MBA programme to supercharge their growth into high-demand, future-ready leaders of tomorrow SINGAPORE (Dec 10): To the observer, directors and C-suite executives seem to have it made, what with their fancy job titles, enviable pay cheques and years of invaluable ...
Active management can deliver attractive returns amid tightening liquidity, says Charles Schwab
SINGAPORE (Dec 10): In the last few years, passive fund management has become increasingly popular among investors, as its returns have often outperformed those of active investing. One reason for this outperformance can be attributed to the ultra-loose monetary policy environment in the aftermath of the global financial crisis in 2008. But, now, as the US Federal Reserve is expected to ...