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Living in Singapore is a delight:  popular Indian-origin crime fiction writer Damyanti Biswas @work
Living in Singapore is a delight: popular Indian-origin crime fiction writer Damyanti Biswas

Singapore-based author Damyanti Biswas's thriller You Beneath Your Skin, set in New Delhi is now being made into a multi-part drama series.

We want to help create a vibrant media ecosystem spanning MENA and South Asia: Abhayanand Singh @work
We want to help create a vibrant media ecosystem spanning MENA and South Asia: Abhayanand Singh

Abhayanand and Vistas Media have served as the bridge between content creators and financiers across India, Singapore and South Asia. The company recently announced its expansion plans and investment management initiative in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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Singapore extends COVID testing to seven more Redhill housing blocks Singapore extends COVID testing to seven more Redhill housing blocks

Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) has made COVID-19 test mandatory for those residing in seven additional Housing Board blocks in Redhill Lane and Redhill Close following the detection of viral fragments in wastewater samples collected from them.

ZEE5 set to launch streaming services in USA on June 22 ZEE5 set to launch streaming services in USA on June 22

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd announced the launch of its OTT platform ZEE5 in the United States on June 22 in a statement.

Business
Home services firm Urban Company raises USD 255 million, now valued at USD 2.1 billion Home services firm Urban Company raises USD 255 million, now valued at USD 2.1 billion

Home services provider Urban Company said it has raised USD 255 million (about Rs 1,857 crore) in funding led by Prosus Ventures, Dragoneer and Wellington Management, ahead of its plans to launch an IPO in the next two years.

Singapore\'s Vistas Media Capital expands footprint in MENA region, sets up $150 million investment fund for SPACs Singapore's Vistas Media Capital expands footprint in MENA region, sets up $150 million investment fund for SPACs

Singapore based media investment holding company Vistas Media Capital (VMC) announced its expansion plans in the Middle East region across the media and entertainment sector and investment management initiative for investors in the MENA region.

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Singapore allows Sinovac vaccine to be administered through special access route after WHO approval Singapore allows Sinovac vaccine to be administered through special access route after WHO approval

Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) has allowed the use of Sinovac Biotech Ltd.’s COVID-19 vaccine, after the World Health Organisation (WHO) approved the drug as part of its emergency use listing.

1.4 million Singaporeans, 950,000 HDB Households to receive SGD 1.3 billion in GST Vouchers in 2021 1.4 million Singaporeans, 950,000 HDB Households to receive SGD 1.3 billion in GST Vouchers in 2021

Singaporeans will receive GST Voucher – Cash Special Payment and GSTV – U-Save Special Payment are part of the SGD 900 million Household Support Package announced at Budget 2021.

Know Your India
Kerala Tourism’s Facebook page becomes most liked in South Asia Kerala Tourism’s Facebook page becomes most liked in South Asia

Kerala Tourism’s Facebook page has emerged as the most followed tourism page in South Asia with 3.48 million followers.

Five breathtaking Himalayan summer trekking destinations in India Five breathtaking Himalayan summer trekking destinations in India

Gone are the days when people used to like luxurious holidays. it is now the age of nature lovers and expeditions. Here are some choice locations to go for a summer trek in the Himalayas.

New To Singapore
5 busiest Bollywood bars and clubs in Singapore 5 busiest Bollywood bars and clubs in Singapore

Most popular Bollywood bars and clubs in Singapore frequented by Bollywood lovers of all ages and ethnicities.

10 popular Indian grocery stores in Singapore 10 popular Indian grocery stores in Singapore

Taking the time out to explore and find these Indian grocery stores can be quite time consuming and overwhelming. So, here is a compiled list of 10 popular Indian grocery and provision stores in Singapore.

Five places with live bands to chill out at in Singapore Five places with live bands to chill out at in Singapore

Nothing can quite compare to the rocking vibes of a live band.

LifeStyle
Learn the art of acting from Lillete Dubey on Teamwork Productions’ new digital platform Learn the art of acting from Lillete Dubey on Teamwork Productions’ new digital platform

Singapore-based arts and entertainment company Teamwork Productions announced the launch of a new digital platform CreativE-Mentor to mentor aspiring actors and entertainers.

Sunil Grover stars in ‘Sunflower’, ZEE5 Global’s new murder mystery web series Sunil Grover stars in ‘Sunflower’, ZEE5 Global’s new murder mystery web series

ZEE5 Global is all set to release its latest web series entitled ‘Sunflower’ starring Sunil Grover. Set to release on June 11 in global markets, It is the story of a middle-class housing society in Mumbai with quirky characters.

Analysis & Commentary
Indian-Americans and the Biden Presidency - the road ahead Indian-Americans and the Biden Presidency - the road ahead

The Biden-Harris ticket’s victory in the US 2020 Presidential elections was celebrated across the country which had been eagerly awaiting the result for the past week.

Luxury homes worth INR 500  crore sold  in South-Central Mumbai in October: Report Luxury homes worth INR 500 crore sold in South-Central Mumbai in October: Report

Beginning the festive quarter on a distinct upbeat note, South-Central Mumbai localities witnessed luxury home sales worth INR 500 crore last month (October). In 2019, the corresponding period saw luxury sales worth approximately INR 150 crore, thus improving by >230% in the year.

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11-year-old Indian-origin Yoga prodigy Ishwar Sharma recipient of UK PM\'s daily Points of Light award 11-year-old Indian-origin Yoga prodigy Ishwar Sharma recipient of UK PM's daily Points of Light award

Indian-origin 11-year-old Ishwar Sharma from Kent has become a recipient of United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s daily Points of Light award.

Indian origin filmmaker Zafar Anjum’s Singapore Vignettes scores OTT release Indian origin filmmaker Zafar Anjum’s Singapore Vignettes scores OTT release

Singapore-based writer and filmmaker Zafar Anjum’s feature-length anthology of three short films, Singapore Vignettes, made in Singapore with local cast and crew, has been released globally by MX Player.

50 books in 3 months: 8-year-old British-Indian boy Milan Kumar wins accolades for his precocious reading habits 50 books in 3 months: 8-year-old British-Indian boy Milan Kumar wins accolades for his precocious reading habits

For eight-year-old Indian-origin Milan Kumar in the United Kingdom, the lockdown presented the chance to further enhance his love of books and reading.