S’pore plane tickets are pricier than pre-COVID days, but ‘revenge travellers’ are OK to pay more


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The demand for air tickets has been described as “off the charts” in many places around the globe for people who have been home-bound for the past two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

What’s more, is that travellers are willing to pay top dollar for the chance to get away.

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Alexandr Wang, 25, is the world’s youngest self-made billionaire!



Alexandr Wang dropped out of MIT when he was 19. He then went on to co-found a company called Scale AI and become the world’s youngest self-made billionaire at 25.

A math genius, Wang grew up in the shadow of New Mexico’s Los Alamos National Lab which forms part of America’s nuclear weapons programme. Wang currently works closely with outfits like the Air Force, Army, GM and Flexport to unlock their data’s potential using Scale AI.

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Singapore says goodbye to ‘Living Legend’ Oh Ow Kee, the Orchard Road beads uncle


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Singapore’s very own Orchard Road beads uncle, one of the most famous buskers in the country, passed away last Sunday (June 5), at the age of 80.

And while he’ll be “dearly missed and fondly remembered by loved ones,” as his obituary says, including his wife, children, and grandchildren, his passing was noted by many others who had been charmed by his bead spinning for years.

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My parents want $400 a month and are trying to use my CPF money to buy a flat, but my take-home pay is only $2300 — Netizen


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A netizen who was tight on funds and facing financial pressures from his parents asked others for advice on how he could increase his income or possibly convince his parents that he was stretched.

In an anonymous post to popular confessions page SGWhispers, the netizen wrote that they were currently working and taking home about S$2300 a month. From this, they were giving their parents S$200 a month and after deducting other expenses such as school fees, food, transport and savings, the netizen said that they would be left with S$800 or less.

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‘Employer here don’t regard employee time as valuable’ — Netizens react to SG as most overworked in Asia Pacific, with 45 hrs/weekly + 7 days AL


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A new study has found that Singapore is the most overworked country in the Asia Pacific region, with workers clocking in 45 hours per week. This is three hours more than the country ranked number two, China, where employees work 42 hours weekly.

When it comes to average annual leave, Singapore is also among the countries with the fewest days in the region allotted for this, with just seven. Lower still are Thailand and China, which only have an average annual leave of six and five days respectively.

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