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  1. Dkg wkend more or less over liao! Tomolo nid to go back to werk rike dkgks song boh? Wahaha GANG SI HOR DKGKS WAHAHA!
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  2. Yes, dis. Btw Kgb aunty, y dun chiu post moar in my Winning Thread? Dun chiu wanna b a Core Member of My Winning Team?
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  3. Kopitiams, as the traditional coffeeshops are colloquially called nationwide, are expected to increase the price of their beverages by as much as 60 sen in the new year. Citing rising operating costs, Malaysia Singapore Coffee Shop Proprietors General Association president Wong Teu Hoon said the average price hike will be between 20 to 60 sen, depending on the location of the shop, The Malaysian Insight reported today. “The price will increase 20-30 sen in rural areas and 40-60 sen in urban areas,” he was quoted saying. Wong explained that the new prices were to help coffeeshop owners to manage their rising operation costs and claimed they would not profit much from the price adjustment. According to Wong, coffeeshop owners only made RM20 if they sold 100 cups of coffee a day, even if the price per cup went up by 20 sen. Kopitiams, as the traditional coffeeshops are colloquially called nationwide, are expected to increase the price of their beverages by as much as 60 sen in the new year. Citing rising operating costs, Malaysia Singapore Coffee Shop Proprietors General Association president Wong Teu Hoon said the average price hike will be between 20 to 60 sen, depending on the location of the shop, The Malaysian Insight reported today. “The price will increase 20-30 sen in rural areas and 40-60 sen in urban areas,” he was quoted saying. Wong explained that the new prices were to help coffeeshop owners to manage their rising operation costs and claimed they would not profit much from the price adjustment. According to Wong, coffeeshop owners only made RM20 if they sold 100 cups of coffee a day, even if the price per cup went up by 20 sen.
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  4. Image via EcoWorld (Provided to SAYS) Featuring brand new shopping outlets, world-class concert halls, and delicious eateries, this exciting new entertainment hub by Bukit Bintang City Centre (BBCC) is designed to satisfy all your senses, and it is the place to be for an awesome time with friends and family. Your search for fun and excitement starts with all the facilities offered at BBCC, the heart of Kuala Lumpur. :D Here's what you can look forward to at BBCC's entertainment hub in 2022: 1. You'll be able to shop till you drop at Mitsui Shopping Park Lalaport KL Image via EcoWorld (Provided to SAYS) Considered as one of Japan's largest retail outlets, Lalaport has various shopping complexes throughout Japan, consisting of fashion, dining, and entertainment shops. Now, Mitsui Shopping Park Lalaport KL will be the first Lalaport mall to set roots in Southeast Asia! Located just opposite Berjaya Times Square, it has over 100 restaurants and cafés for you to visit. Plus, you'll be able to enjoy a "Japanese retail experience", and get your hands on international brands. It features a beautiful, greenery-filled central rooftop with loads of Instagrammable spots for your OOTDs, hehe. The space is wide enough to accommodate large groups and whole families, so everyone can take part in all the fun. You can also enjoy the 'grab and go' treats from the food court, and take in the breathtaking views of iconic skyscrapers as you savour your meal. 2. If you're on the lookout for more yummy eateries, you can café hop to your heart's content over at Gourmet Street Image via EcoWorld (Provided to SAYS) Gourmet Street is right next to Mitsui Shopping Park Lalaport KL. With a variety of international cuisines to choose from, you'll have a gastronomic experience from their upcoming lineup of cafés. What's convenient is that Gourmet Street has direct access to the transit hub, which means you can easily get there via monorail, LRT, or MRT. 3. Malaysia Grand Bazaar (MGB) has a lot to offer with local artisanal goods, handicrafts, and cultural performances galore Image via EcoWorld (Provided to SAYS) As KL's first-ever artisan mall, MGB presents itself as a first-of-its-kind centre of Malaysian culture and heritage, which is definitely a place of interest for those looking to explore local arts and crafts. With a built-up area of 100,000 sq ft, experience a vibrant environment which openly celebrates Malaysia's rich and diverse culture, heritage, and street food. Check out more of MGB at their website and Facebook page. 4. Whether you're an avid concert-goer or movie buff, both Zepp Kuala Lumpur and Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) are here to fulfil your entertainment needs Image via EcoWorld (Provided to SAYS) As a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), there are nine Zepp concert halls across Japan, one in Taiwan — and now the internationally renowned brand has finally arrived in Malaysia! VIP entrance to Zepp Kuala Lumpur. Image via EcoWorld (Provided to SAYS) Serving as a world-class concert venue and event hall, this state-of-the-art venue offers top-notch facilities such as high quality, pre-installed lighting and audio equipment, such as NEXO Speakers, YAMAHA PM10 FOH Consoles, and grandMA3 Lighting Consoles. Built up to 6,500 sq metres, it can accommodate up to 2,500 people, along with eight VIP boxes. With all these exciting features, it is poised to give you the a concert experience like no other. You won't have to travel far to meet your favourite singer or band when they're performing at Zepp Kuala Lumpur. :D And, with GSC, you can immerse yourself in state-of-the-art visuals and sounds as you enjoy watching your favourite movies in comfort. Image via EcoWorld (Provided to SAYS)
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  5. This year hasn't exactly been the best the F&B scene, with many well-loved establishments shuttering. And it seems like food courts aren't spared either. In a Facebook post on Friday (Dec 3), local food court chain Food Junction announced that its Bugis Junction outlet has permanently ceased operations, but did not reveal why. Apart from thanking customers for their patronage over the years, Food Junction also added that diners looking for other alternatives can check out The Food Place by Food Junction at Raffles City instead. The food court, which was located on the third floor of the mall, was home to a variety of stalls including Formosa Delights, Soup Master and Hao Jia Ban Mian & Fish Soup. While the closure is a saddening piece of news, it seems like many netizens aren't too upset by the food court's closure. Back in July, the outlet had to temporarily suspend its dine-in operations after breaching Covid-19 safe management measures.
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  6. I read that website as i dun sex spa....😝
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  7. Kgk, got happy ending after viet bu cut your hair? Why u eat plain congee and chee cheong fun? Where got full sinve u still growing up.... Tony cut your pocket money?
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  8. The place is infested with pinoys and cecas and air quality not so good. I stay slumkang also can smell weird smell at times.can't imagine the smell intensity at punggol.
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  9. If money not a problem i prefer central location rather then stuck in a corner
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  10. Wassup my avid kgk followers?! Lunch time go let watnam aunty cut hair den jiak zok and chee cheong fun kym
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  11. Finally upgraded my PC after 6 years or scavenging parts :D Case : NZXT H500 White Mobo : Asus TUF Gaming B550M Plus CPU : Ryzen 5600X Cooler : Noctua NH-U12S Redux GPU : GALAX Geforce GTX 1050Ti Exoc White Rams : Corsair Vengeance 2x8gb DDR4 PSU : FSP 650W SSD : Western Digital 500gb Parts bought off Taobao/Amazon SG/Carousell/Some off the old rig
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  12. is that your kids and wife? they allow me to stand so close spotted your bird member
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  13. hahahaha whos cares, china will control their shipping port forXXX year
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  14. SINGAPORE: Two men have been arrested for their involvement in a fight in Serangoon Central that was seen in a video circulating on social media. Police were alerted to the fight between the two men at Block 254 Serangoon Central at about 12.30pm on Sunday (Dec 5). The two men, aged 33 and 47, were subsequently arrested for affray, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said in response to a CNA query. In a 10-second video of the altercation posted on the Beh Chia Lor - Singapore Road Facebook page, a man in a dark blue shirt with a bloodied face is seen shouting at a man in a light blue shirt before he throws a punch, makes contact with the other man and then stumbles to the ground. The man in the light blue shirt then holds the fallen man by his left arm and punches his head repeatedly as bystanders watch. The footage does not show how the fight started or ended. Neither man was taken to hospital after the incident, SPF said. Police investigations are ongoing. Source: CNA/kg(ac)
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  15. Laos is set to open a $6 billion Chinese-built railway on Friday, with debt concerns balanced against hopes it could boost the reclusive nation's struggling economy. The 414-kilometre (260-mile) route took five years to construct under China's trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative. Analysts have acknowledged the potential economic boost, but have queried how infrastructure-poor Laos will pay its $1.06 billion debt -- and whether it is ready to exploit the state-of-the-art transport system. But Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said Wednesday the "flagship project" would give a "boost to Laos' strategy to convert itself from a landlocked country to a land-linked hub". President Thongloun Sisoulith is expected to hold virtual talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, with both due to deliver speeches at the official opening ceremony. The route will connect the Chinese city of Kunming to the Laotian capital Vientiane, with grand plans for high-speed rail to ultimately snake down through Thailand and Malaysia to Singapore. The communist-run country of 7.2 million people previously had only four kilometres of railway tracks. But now sleek red, blue and white bullet trains will speed along the new line at up to 160 kmh (100 mph), passing through 75 tunnels and across 167 bridges, stopping at 10 passenger stations. Passenger services are expected to begin on Saturday, state media reported, although only for those fully vaccinated against Covid. A Buddhist ceremony was held on Thursday to bless the new railway, with Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh banging a gong nine times to bring good luck, the Laotian Times reported. - 'Game changer' - Laos took a battering in the pandemic with economic growth declining to 0.4 percent in 2020, the lowest level in three decades, according to the World Bank. Hopes for a 2021 rebound were dashed when the country locked down as it registered more than 76,000 infections in the past eight months. The railway could boost Laos' economy, but the government needed to undertake substantial reforms -- including improving its border management systems, a World Bank report noted. But the project could be an economic "game changer", according to Bangkok Bank chief economist Burin Adulwattana. "I don't look at it as China trying to bankrupt Laos... it's not a Trojan Horse strategy. I think it's going to be a win-win situation," he said. But there is little transparency around how Laos will fund its debt, Australian National University lecturer Greg Raymond said. A World Bank report noted "funding of the existing public infrastructure program looks increasingly unsustainable". Raymond noted the railway is a huge test for the country's mostly agricultural subsistence-based economy, which doesn't have a big merchant class. "The issue for Laos is whether their economy... their private sector is positioned to take advantage of this transport system," Raymond told AFP.
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  16. Foodies and residents of Tanglin Halt may be familiar with Hock Ann Confectionery, an old-school bakery known for its traditional confectionery. Unfortunately, it was shuttered earlier this year to make way for redevelopments in the Tanglin Halt area. However, the head baker — known only as Uncle Lee — has decided to continue on the brand's legacy by opening his own physical store at Jalan Pisang. More from AsiaOneRead the condensed version of this story, and other top stories with NewsLite. As Lee does not have proprietorship rights to Hock Ann Confectionery, he says he is not able to operate under the same name. Instead, the new store is aptly named Uncle Lee's Confectionery, after the man himself. If you adore traditional bakes, this is the right place to visit as Uncle Lee has been baking since 1986. Even after Hock Ann Confectionery shuttered, Lee still wanted to continue sharing his bakes with the public. Therefore, his family helped him set up an online platform. Some of his more popular menu items include custard puffs ($0.60 per piece, minimum order of five), kueh bangkit ($18 for one jar) and butter cookies ($19 for one jar) Some of Lee's bakes. PHOTO: Instagram/uncleleeconfectionery There is also his pandan kaya cake ($28 for a whole cake), which is perpetually sold out — the next time you can order it is next year in January! While his new physical store is already up and running, Lee is still taking orders online. If you're keen on trying his bakes, you can place an order on Uncle Lee's Confectionery's website. Address: 4 Jalan Pisang, Singapore 199071 Opening Hours: Sunday to Friday, 9am to 7pm
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  17. Communications service provider MyRepublic launched a new mobile plan called Data-Only Plan - it packs 14GB of ‘no-contract’ mobile data at S$3.99/month. That’s insanely affordable for 14GB of on-the-go network access. There are a few caveats, though. Firstly, the ‘no-contract’ Data-Only Plan is only available in 2022, and only to MyRepublic Fibre Broadband customers for now. These users can sign up for Data-Only Plan through MyRepublic’s MyAccount dashboard or via official and partner retail stores. While the mobile plan itself technically isn’t contract-bound, it requires an MR fibre broadband plan, which in itself is a requirement. Secondly, 14GB of mobile data priced around a plate of chicken rice sounds great, but it’s actually 4GB of “high-speed data” (4G/LTE speeds) and 10GB of managed speeds at 1Mbps. For reference, YouTube recommends at least 1.1Mbps when you want to watch its videos at 480p. Upon reaching the data cap, users can purchase add-ons at S$4/GB, or simply wait until the next billing cycle. As such, MyRepublic positions the Data-Only Plan as an ideal secondary, backup SIM card. “The Data-Only Plan is the perfect solution for many customer needs, such as to serve as a secondary backup SIM or for young teens learning to be responsible with their first smartphone,” said Lawrence Chan, Managing Director, MyRepublic Singapore. The Data-Only Plan can also be upgraded to MyRepublic’s core mobile offerings, like its Lite, Core, Pro, and Unlimited plans here. Caveats notwithstanding, MyRepublic’s mobile offerings are generally well-regarded by its users. In fact, the brand’s MVNO services won our Readers’ Choice award in 2020 and 2021. More details about MR's Data-Only Plan MyRepublic has answered our additional queries around their Data-Only Plan. SIM card registration is free of charge, while the delivery fee for said SIM card is discounted at S$2.14 (U.P. S$10.70). Existing Fibre Broadband customers can head down to physical stores and purchase Data-Only Plan, skipping out entirely on delivery fees. There are no additional fees at the point of signing up. Once a user hits the 14GB data cap, they will no longer be able to access the Internet. Given that there's a hardstop measure, there are no excess data charges. Users can purchase data boosters (S$4 per GB) through the MyRepublic app for instant uncapping, if they really need it. Alternatively, they can wait for the billing cycle to refresh. Each Fibre Broadband subscriber can obtain up to five mobile lines per NRIC, subjected to MyRepublic's business guidelines. More details will surface after its launch in 2022. If you're shopping around for no-contract, SIM-only mobile plans, don't forget to also check out our 2021 guide for SIM-only plans here.
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  18. limpeh me have a kl property agent friend now change job to do ecom liao. u think kl property market good or not????? wahahahahahahaha
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  19. jin kumgong. this bbfa obviously never meet this bkk teochew Towkay.
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  20. limpeh go albert hawker lim fruit juice at least sgd1.50 cheaper than in bugis. if lim with atb gf, that means save at least sgd3 liao. wahahahahahahaha
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  21. Kgb aunty, even if dat shop offer ahem ahem, I will leeject coz I m faithful to my atb gf rah wahaha
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  22. Albert hawker centre nearby only. Why pay more to eat crap food when hawker centre offer more choices.
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  23. New Town Hub One Punggol Will Be Connected To MRT & Waterway Point Punggol is a relatively new estate, and besides Waterway Point, some people might feel that other amenities are somewhat lacking. That will change very soon when the Punggol Town Hub opens in the middle of 2022. The integrated development will house several amenities and government services under 1 roof. Source It will also include a hawker centre, library, childcare centre and healthcare facilities. New hub named One Punggol The Government has opened a few one-stop community hubs like Our Tampines Hub (OTH) and [email protected] in recent years. These buildings provide residents with an array of services without them needing to step outside. In a Facebook post on Saturday (4 Dec), Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean said Punggol’s version would be called One Punggol. Source He and the other MPs in Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC attended the topping-up ceremony on Saturday morning. Source Building 80% completed Minister Teo also revealed that it would open in mid-2022. During the ceremony, Dr Janil Puthucheary said the building is already 80% completed, reported The Straits Times. It was supposed to be completed in 2021, but the opening was delayed due to the pandemic. Central atrium is a key feature of One Punggol town hub Designed by DP Architects, One Punggol will be a whopping 45,100 sq m in size. Source One of its key features is its central atrium that connects all 5 floors and services to one another and serves as the main thoroughfare. Source The open area will be conducive for meet-ups and cultivating an inclusive community. One Punggol town hub will be well-connected One Punggol will also be highly accessible to the public. It’ll be linked by walking paths to Punggol MRT station and Waterway Point and the nearby parks and HDB blocks. Source There’ll also be a pedestrian overhead bridge from Punggol Regional Sports Centre. Various services, including healthcare & childcare The list of amenities in One Punggol is exhaustive and includes services like a public service centre for government services and HDB Branch Office. It’ll also have healthcare facilities like: blood collection centre kidney dialysis centre senior care centre As Punggol will have many young families, a childcare centre with about 500 pre-school places will come in handy. 700-seat hawker centre But what will probably inspire Singaporeans the most is food, glorious food, as One Punggol will have a 700-seat hawker centre. Source That’ll surely satisfy all of the residents’ gastronomic needs. Source Library will span 5 floors However, if food is nutrition for your soul, the massive library will feed you for life. It will span all 5 floors of the building. Source Punggol Regional Library will also have inclusive spaces for all visitors and special collections for people with disabilities. Sports facilities for the active Those who’d like to have an active body on top of an active mind will delight in making use of the 4 badminton courts in the multi-purpose hall on the 5th floor. Source The hall can also convert into a performance venue with 600 retractable seats. Futsal and basketball courts will also be available. Source Get some fresh air at rooftop garden Though everything is under one roof, residents will still be able to get some fresh air at the rooftop garden. Source There’ll be barbecue pits so people can party under the stars with a view of Punggol Town Centre. Other facilities include a Sun Deck and Sky Deck. Another hotly anticipated opening in Punggol Now that One Punggol has a name and a rough completion date, residents will probably be looking forward to it even more as it becomes a reality. The hub’s 2022 opening will come hot on the heels of another much-anticipated new development in Punggol, Northshore Plaza II. We’ll certainly be waiting with bated breath.
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  25. quote: punches his head repeatedly as **bystanders watch**. i only can watch, i am not IP man, what it the person punch me also.i am not MMA train. if worst go hospital who pay? CNA pay for me?
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  26. 'Sarco' machines – 3D-printed capsules designed for use in assisted suicide – have passed a legal review and can now operate in Switzerland, Swiss Info reported. Prototyped in the Netherlands by Dr. Philip Nitschke, the coffin-like Sarco capsule should be ready for operation in Switzerland in 2022. While the Swiss assisted dying sector's current approach requires the ingestion of liquid sodium pentobarbital, Sarco can provide a peaceful death without using controlled substances, according to Swiss Info. "The benefit for the person who uses it is that they don't have to get any permission, they don't need some special doctor to try and get a needle in, and they don't need to get difficult drugs to obtain," Nitschke said in a Sarco demonstration. The capsule is activated from the inside and can be towed to a location that the person wishes to die in, such as an outdoor setting or the premises of an assisted suicide organization, Swiss Info reported. Once activated, the capsule floods the interior with nitrogen and rapidly reduces oxygen, causing the individual to lose consciousness and, ultimately, pass away without choking or panicking, according to Swiss Info. According to Regional Euthanasia Review Committees chairman Jeroen Recourt, the 'vast majority' of euthanasia cases in the Netherlands concern elderly people who are suffering from a serious illness like cancer, Dutch daily newspaper Trouw reported. In 2020, euthanasia in the Netherlands peaked with 6,938 procedures performed, an increase of 9% compared to the previous year, Dutch News reported. The Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Canada, and Colombia allow euthanasia, although only terminal patients can request it in Colombia, according to the Guardian. "These figures are part of a larger development," Recourt told Trouw. "More and more generations see euthanasia as a solution for unbearable suffering ... but the thought that euthanasia is an option in the case of hopeless suffering is very reassuring."
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  27. Dine-Ins Not Allowed At Bishan Food Junction Till 14 Dec While we are now allowed to dine in at food establishments in larger groups, there are still strict Covid-19 safety measures in place. Recently, diners at Junction 8’s Food Junction were caught repeatedly breaching Covid-19 measures. This resulted in a penalty imposed on the food court — dine-ins are disallowed for 10 days. Signs were displayed in front of the food court, informing diners that only takeaway services are available till 13 Dec. Signs informing customers only takeaways are allowed Since Saturday (4 Dec), signs have been displayed outside the Food Junction at Junction 8, informing customers that dine-ins are not allowed. The ban on dine-ins will reportedly continue until 13 Dec. During this period, only takeaway services are available at the food court. Food court staff on duty were also heard repeatedly telling customers that only takeaways were allowed, reported Shin Min Daily News. The Food Junction management sought customers’ understanding and cooperation, apologising for any inconveniences caused. Repeated breaches of safe distancing rule Speaking to Shin Min Daily News, a stall vendor revealed that the dine-in ban was caused by a customer flouting Covid-19 safe management measures. Specifically, it was caused by a breach in the 1m safe distancing rule. The vendor continued that this was not the first time diners have disregarded safety measures. Due to repeated incidents, dine-ins were banned at the food court. The vendor lamented that this has severely impacted business, which had fallen by between 30% to 50%. Another vendor chimed in, saying their main customers are mall shoppers. With only takeaway services available, there aren’t many who even enter the food court. A Bishan Food Junction spokesperson later confirmed that the dine-in ban was due to the food court’s repeated failure to ensure customers kept a 1m distance from one another. Dine-ins resume at Bishan Food Junction on 14 Dec The Bishan Food Junction will be resuming dine-ins on 14 Dec. While the dine-in ban might seem harsh, it is important that Covid-19 protocols are strictly followed to ensure the public’s safety. At the same time, diners need to know that breaching safe distancing measures will negatively affect establishments. As such, we should all do our part and adhere to safe distancing measures so as not to jeopardise establishments. Have news you must share? Get in touch with us via email at [email protected]
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  28. Many candidates in this month’s Hong Kong Legislative Council elections apparently adhere to the words of the Confucian scholar who told an emperor 2,000 years ago: “Good government does not require a lot of talk.” In describing their election platforms, they chose brevity, substituting just a few words or a slogan for a fuller manifesto or mission statement. Pro-Beijing lawyer Ambrose Lam San-keung had just three words for the 7,549 voters he is wooing in the legal functional constituency: “Serve with sincerity.” The mission statement for lawyer Ambrose Lam San-keung (left) consisted of just three words. Photo: K. Y. Cheng The former Law Society president had the least to say among the 153 candidates for the December 19 election, the first since Beijing overhauled Hong Kong’s electoral system earlier this year to ensure that only “patriots” run the city. The legal sector seat in the Legco had been held by the pro-democracy bloc since 1998, when elections were held a year after the city was returned to China. Elected Law Society president in 2013, Lam resigned the following year after a no-confidence vote over remarks he made praising the Communist Party. He did not respond to inquiries from the Post. Observers said the decision by so many candidates to issue such brief remarks was not only a missed opportunity to tell voters and the media what they stood for, but also reflected the lack of conviction among some taking part in the elections. Many are merely also-rans who signed up to heed Beijing’s call to boost the atmosphere of the election Political scientist Ivan Choy on the new crop of Legco candidates Candidates were given enough space to write a few hundred words as their “electoral message” in the personal profiles they uploaded to the website of the Registration and Electoral Office. The candidate with possibly the longest statement, Michael Tien Puk-sun, managed about 400 words. He is running in the New Territories North West geographical constituency. Political scientist Ivan Choy Chi-keung of Chinese University said it was no surprise that many candidates failed to produce detailed statements describing their platforms. “Many are merely also-rans who signed up to heed Beijing’s call to boost the atmosphere of the election,” he said. Allan Zeman said his mission statement was uploaded only in Chinese as there was limited space on the form. Photo: Dickson Lee A check by the Post found that 26 candidates – or one in six – made slogan-like statements in filing their personal profiles to the electoral office. As for issues, housing emerged as the most popular, with 42 urging the government to come up with measures to fix the shortage, while 33 highlighted patriotism and national security. Only 23 candidates mentioned political issues such as governance and universal suffrage, including five who called for a redo of the electoral reform process. Most candidates offered mission statements in Chinese only, with 34 providing bilingual versions. These were uploaded to the electoral office’s website on Monday. Entertainment tycoon Allan Zeman, chairman of the Lan Kwai Fong Group, did not offer an English-language version of his platform. His statement in Chinese called for safeguarding national security and ensuring the principle of “patriots governing Hong Kong”. Michael Tien was a rarity among Legco candidates in that he offered up a nearly 400-word mission statement. Photo: K. Y. Cheng One of two white Hongkongers running for election, he told the Post there was limited space in the form. “I am doing all my election speeches in English and the same with my election brochures, where I am not limited by space,” said Zeman, a Canadian who made his fortune in Hong Kong and took up Chinese citizenship. The other white candidate, Mike Rowse, former director general of the government department InvestHK, had a bilingual message for the 1,448 members of the strengthened Election Committee who will pick 40 lawmakers. Rowse, a former British citizen who also took up Chinese citizenship, had a short message: “Together we can make Hong Kong tick.” With the revamp of the political system, Legco has been expanded from 70 to 90 seats, but the number of directly elected members has been simultaneously slashed from 35 to just 20. Dream and Butter: a promising teaching career is what Hong Kong deserves a better future One candidate’s English-language mission statement Apart from the 40 seats picked by the Election Committee, which is packed with Beijing loyalists, 30 seats are for 28 mainly trade-based functional constituencies. With mainstream opposition parties sitting out the election, members of the pro-establishment camp have reportedly been coordinating among themselves to ensure a contest in every constituency, as Beijing is said to be keen to avoid walkover victories. Former pan-democratic lawmaker Frederick Fung Kin-kee and two candidates from the centrist Third Side party did not mention political reform in their mission statements. The group is led by former Democratic Party member Tik Chi-yuen, who is running for the social welfare sector seat. Taiwan-born Phoenix TV presenter Vie Tseng Chin-I and catering sector candidate Rayman Chui Man-wai said nothing at all about their platforms, leaving the section of their forms blank. Some have suggested Beijing is worried by the possibility of low voter turnout for an election that has seen Hong Kong’s opposition effectively eliminated. Photo: Felix Wong Tseng said she had been confused by the new title of the section, which had been labelled “election platform” on the 2016 forms. “I asked the electoral office if I could amend it, but they said it couldn’t be done after nominations closed on November 12,” she said. Chui did not respond to inquiries. Johnny Ng Kit-chong, a film and TV producer running in the Election Committee constituency, had just six Chinese characters for his mission statement. They translated as: “Vision, integration and innovation.” But the businessman said that was meant to describe his vision, not his platform. “I have sent my detailed platform to Election Committee members over the past few weeks,” he said. Film and TV producer Johnny Ng said the three-word mission statement he uploaded was not meant to represent his full platform. Photo: Kimmy Chung His manifesto calls for Hong Kong’s proactive integration into China’s 14th five-year plan, inspiring young people with patriotism and positive values, and promoting modernisation of the culture and arts industry. Former security minister Lai Tung-kok, who is running in the same constituency, told committee voters that “‘one country, two systems’ works for you”. He added that the formula, under which the city is guaranteed a high degree of autonomy, was the recipe for a new chapter in Hong Kong’s history. Jessica Man Sze-wing, running in the education functional constituency, had this English-language message for the sector’s 85,117 voters: “Dream and Butter: a promising teaching career is what Hong Kong deserves a better future.” Political observer Max Wong Wai-lun said some candidates produced slogans instead of manifestos because many were ill-prepared for the election. An assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong’s School of Modern Languages and Culture, he said it would take time to adapt to “the mainland-style election model” transplanted to the city. “Beijing wants competition for the election after the drastic revamp and many candidates were mobilised to take the plunge,” Wong explained. “Many pro-establishment candidates get lost without competition from the pro-democracy bloc. They don’t know how to conduct their campaign, as they have little idea of voters’ behaviour in the new era.” https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3158471/whats-manifesto-hong-kongs-legislative-council-candidates
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  29. DESPITE the bad press and claims by non-governmental organisations that Penangites are generally against reclamation projects, many people and local businesses have benefited from such developments. Reclamation projects have given locals a place to call home and access to important infrastructure, and businesses new opportunities that generate new economic activities. Lee Wan Tong, 70, a long-time Pengkalan Weld resident, said the reclamation project in George Town created more land in the city to provide more homes for the people. His village home on TOL (temporary occupancy licence) land off the Raya Merdeka Highway near the iconic floating Hean Boo Thean Kuan Yin Temple was built on land reclaimed by the state government more than 50 years ago. “There was nothing here but rubbish until the area was reclaimed. Over 200 homes were built on the manmade land. “When I first lived here, all the houses had no utilities. We had to get water from outside the village. “The reclamation gave us a place to build our homes. It was certainly better than staying in a flat. Today, it is not so easy to find a Chinese village like this elsewhere in the city,” he said. The reclaimed land where Lee’s home stands today is a stone’s throw from George Town’s earliest reclamation project, which took place in the 19th century when Penang was under colonial rule. The British administration reclaimed Pengkalan Weld for harbour trade activities. Piers and warehouses were built there, as well as historic and heritage landmarks such as the Malayan Railway Building (now Wisma Kastam) and the famed Clan Jetties. From the 1960s onwards, more land reclamation projects were carried out to meet urbanisation demands – altering the island’s turtle-shaped outline. From Pengkalan Weld, reclamations have extended along the island’s eastern shoreline, all the way south to the Penang Bridge and beyond. The reclamation along the island’s eastern shoreline, which is still ongoing today, first began in the 1990s when developer IJM built the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway (previously known as Jelutong Expressway). The project to create Penang Island’s sole expressway linking George Town and Bayan Lepas was undertaken by IJM in exchange for rights to reclaim the Jelutong seafront for its massive mixed development projects. Among the projects completed by IJM over the last 20 years in the Bandar Sri Pinang development are low- and low-medium cost flats, apartments, condominiums, three-storey link houses, shop lots, light industrial lots and others, including an international school. The development also gave Penang island one of its most vibrant seafront promenades and commercial areas – the iconic Persiaran Karpal Singh and Automall Karpal Singh Drive, which have grown into popular lifestyle attractions. Derick Ooi Tze Wei, 41, who owns a hair salon at Automall, said Persiaran Karpal Singh was attractive because of its strategic location next to the expressway and halfway between George Town and the Penang Bridge. Because of this, businesses at Automall also recovered quickly after the pandemic movement restrictions were lifted, he said. “We get good crowds throughout the week, especially on weekends when there are 20% more people. “I think being in front of the sea is a contributing factor. People like the environment. So business is good here,” he said. Ooi said he also had reservations at the beginning when he set up his shop but when he heard Starbucks was also opening on Persiaran Karpal Singh, he was certain his decision was right. “When we first opened in 2014, we were one of the pioneers. There were only two other shops. But within a year, boom! Others started coming,” he said. Ooi said it was inevitable for Penang island to reclaim more land for better development in the future. “We don’t have enough land, so that is our only option. Look at Singapore,” he said. Leon Lee, founder of integrated property solutions consultancy Zeon Properties, whose office is also on Persiaran Karpal Singh, said reclamation projects helped spur development and stimulate economy in their respective areas. Such projects, said Lee who is a member of the Malaysia Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry national council, offered more than just high-end residential and commercial properties. “The Bandar Sri Pinang project also built the Fisherman’s Wharf food court, which has given local hawkers a place to make a living for their families. “When the Automall opened, many businesses opened their first outlets like Coffee Smith for example. If a new business becomes successful, it will expand and create more jobs. “Look at the promenade, which has given many families a place for recreation and leisure. The promenade also hosted the New Year countdown three times in past years,” he said, pointing out how the reclamation project had benefitted many Penangites in both economic and social aspects. Leon acknowledged that some people had prejudices against reclaimed land. “They say reclaimed land is not real, not good, and unsafe because it is built over dumpsites. But so many countries around the world have reclaimed land to build. “Reclamations are also not done with the purpose of destroying the earmarked sites and their surroundings. They are to bring development and generate growth for the people’s benefit,” he reiterated. As an economy that depends on the services and manufacturing sectors, Leon said Penang must continue to develop and provide the right environment to attract investors, visitors, and talent. “We want international investors and visitors to come. We want to attract international brands to our FIZ (free industrial zone). They are not going to come if Penang has no development. “Even if we have land to develop in Seberang Perai, it will not be the same because the location is different and some investors may not be interested. “Penang Island is just special because it is an island, and that is the selling point.”
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  30. Laos already so poor how to pay back the debt.....
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  31. when laos will need to start paying back then we talk. ahahahah
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  32. your daddy bring U jiak ah neh png. the rice enough for you? I think u can hoot 3 plates like that.
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  33. waaa tony today bling kgk go baba restaurantmatchmaking ah
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  34. I will juz say a real skk can jiak atb anytime he wants wahaha
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  35. wow... JSKM... your daddy let you stay out so late? did you ton overnight with your friends?
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  36. @socrates469bc, chiu noe where in RV is ATB hub?
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  37. Iron Dome at least 80% success rate leh
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  38. @socrates469bc i wonder did they make any improvement on irone drome since they getting bullied often
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  39. dont any how intro trout and caviar la @HarrisY try this with your atb at her room
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