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No more free rides. ofo bike company introduces deposit fee and rental charges

Free rides on bright yellow ofo bicycles are over. From 23 May, users who plan to use ofo bikes will have to pay a $39 deposit. The fee is to “encourage ride responsibility”, said ofo’s head of APAC business Lawrence Cao. He also added it is “to make sure all users have easy and fair access to a well-maintained bicycle for every ride they take.” “Under 1 per cent” of its current fleet are abused in Singapore, said ofo’s regional manager Elin Ma. Also, users will be charged $1 an hour, capped at $2 for the entire travel journey, the company...

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Feeling sick? Here are 24-hour clinics and those that stay open till late across Singapore

Feel like you’re coming down with a flu? Located across the island, here are 24-hour clinics and those that stay open up to 11pm or midnight. Here is a useful list to bookmark for your emergency reference. We called all clinics listed below to check on opening hours. However, it is best to note that hours are subject to change. It’s advisable to seek medical treatment at hospitals’ Accident & Emergency (A&E) departments for serious emergencies. NORTH Central Clinic and Surgery Block 701A Yishun Ave 5 #01-04 S(761701) Tel: 67597985 Prohealth 24-Hour Medical Clinic Block 259 Bukit Panjang Ring Road #01-18 S(671259)...

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Second edition of the Singapore Michelin Guide out on 29 June

The second edition of the Singapore Michelin Guide will be released on 29 June at an award ceremony and dinner held at Fullerton Hotel. The event aims to celebrate Singapore’s culinary experts as the Singapore Michelin Guide enters its second year. In celebrating this year’s theme of all things Classic, the evening will start with canapés prepared by chef Leong Chee Yeng of Fullerton Hotels’ Jade Restaurant followed by a five-course menu specially prepared by chefs from both local and overseas Michelin-starred restaurants. The dinner will feature dishes from Chef Seita Nakahara of terra and chef Jason Tan of Corner House, located...

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5 themed walking routes in Central Hong Kong

Central is the epicentre of Hong Kong and it is well-known as a glitzy financial district, jam-packed with skyscrapers. The district is full of history and stories, and is the birthplace of colonial Hong Kong. It reflects the evolution of Hong Kong from a sleepy British colony to one of the world’s great cities. Here are five themed walking routes in Central and neighbouring Sheung Wan area that have been designed to reveal over 100 years of Hong Kong history. The routes take you to colonial monuments, hip boutiques, and bars and local delicacies, with hidden gems at every turn. Heritage: Time...

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Emirates to provide Iftar meal service during Ramadan

Emirates’ signature Iftar service for customers during Ramadan is expected to commence on 27 May to coincide with the start of the holy month. These special meals will be available to passengers across all cabin classes on select Emirates flights, including flights to and from the Gulf region as well as on flights catering to Umrah groups travelling to Jeddah and Medina during the month of Ramadan. The Emirates Iftar service has been a mainstay for over 20 years and illustrates the airline’s commitment to putting customer comfort and convenience at the heart of its service offering. Emirates’ Iftar...

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