SINGAPORE: Vendors along the busy pedestrian walkway at Waterloo Street will soon have to pay rent as the Government tries to address public health risks amid COVID-19, the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) announced on Tuesday (Dec 8). SLA said the area has become cluttered over the years with stalls squeezed together and discarded boxes that obstruct the pathway, creating health and fire hazards. "With the current COVID-19 situation, it is not ideal to let this continue, which is why we have embarked on this exercise to ensure there are proper paving works done, to make it easier for walking, and also designating lots for existing vendors," Ms Thong Wai Lin, SLA's assistant chief executive said. The new plans along the Waterloo Mall stretch will ensure that there is a 6m-wide space for fire engine access, and the stalls will be spaced at least 1m apart as part of safe distancing measures. The street vendors will have to ballot for a lot on Dec 14 and they will move into their … [Read more...] about Waterloo street vendors must pay rent for designated spaces from next year
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Official press photos are probably coming soon. In early February, Ford finally unveiled the new F-150 Raptor . For now, the truck is available only with a V6 engine but a V8 option will join the range next year . Sales won’t begin until this summer with prices starting at around the $60,000 mark (or so we suppose), which means the automaker has several months to make sure everything is in top form before the sales kick off. A new batch of spy photos shows what seems like a production-ready 2021 Raptor testing on public roads with Michigan registration plates. The prototype may look like a standard new Raptor but there are a few things worth talking about. Gallery: 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor spy photos 16 Photos First, the wheels are new. The official press photos of the new Raptor showed black wheels with six V-shaped spokes and these new rims follow a … [Read more...] about 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Spied With 35-Inch Tires, New Graphics Pack
It started with CryptoKitties. In December 2017, the dopey-looking cartoon cats, created by Canadian company Dapper Labs, debuted as tradable collectibles, like Pokémon cards for the bitcoin era. Each image was associated with a unique string of digits—a cryptocurrency “non-fungible token,” or NFT—that could be traded on the Ethereum blockchain platform as a title deed granting the holder ownership of a particular kitty. The trading game quickly caught on among the crypto-initiated, so much so that CryptoKitties-related transactions clogged and slowed down Ethereum. That was eventually solved—and that was, for most people, the last they heard of CryptoKitties. But the process the goggle-eyed cats set off did not end there. Its end point is an auction that started on Thursday, in which a token associated with a digital collage of 5,000 images by graphic designer Beeple went under the hammer at auction house Christie’s. Cryptocurrency payments were of course accepted. NFTs … [Read more...] about NFTs Boom as Collectors Shell Out to ‘Own’ Digital Art
SINGAPORE: A mobile phone seller is the first to be fined for failing to register for Goods and Services Tax (GST) for online sales. Edwin Pang Chung Jie, 40, was given a fine of S$4,000 and a penalty of S$11,802.32 on Friday (Nov 27) for one count under the Goods and Services Tax Act, with another four charges taken into consideration. He paid the total sum of S$15,802.30. The court heard that Pang sold mobile phones and related accessories through his businesses Edmobile and Moogi, on platforms like Lazada, Shopee, Qoo10 and Carousell. The total value of his taxable supplies between December 2012 and September 2013 exceeded S$1 million, which made him liable to be registered under the GST Act. However, he failed to do so and this resulted in him owing S$118,023 worth of tax for that period. He also submitted incorrect income tax returns without reasonable excuse and failed to keep proper records of invoices received for his sole-proprietorships. For failing to … [Read more...] about Mobile phone seller first to be fined for failing to register GST for online sales
Despite everything else that occurred in 2020, the last twelve months were stellar for video games. Be it the surprisingly brilliant Assassin's Creed: Valhalla , the almost offensively pleasant Animal Crossing: New Horizons , or Square finally launching Final Fantasy 7 Remake , a tsunami of brilliant releases swept over us at a time where frankly, we needed them most. The question now then is this: what's next for gaming? 2020 ended on a high note, ushering in the dawn of a new console generation, but what do these odd-looking boxes really mean for gaming’s future? Sitting down with Bloober Team, Sumo Digital, Neon Giant and LKA, these four studios reveal why they find themselves feeling inspired by this shiny new era of gaming hardware, offering a glimpse into the exciting technological advances that we can expect from games in the months and years to come. The first piece of good news is likely an obvious one: what we've seen with the likes of Demon Souls and The … [Read more...] about What will next-gen games deliver in the future?
SINGAPORE: It's not the cost of each lot; it's the size - and it could be bigger, stallholders along Waterloo Street said after the authorities announced on Tuesday (Dec 8) plans to move vendors to designated spots along a popular pedestrian walkway next year. From Jan 4, 2021, vendors along the Waterloo Mall stretch will have to ballot for one of 41 allocated spots as authorities try to mitigate health and fire hazards along the busy pathway. For a 3 sq m lot, vendors will have to pay S$48.15 every month for a three-year temporary occupation licence. Every vendor will also be issued a new umbrella 2.2m wide. Currently, they do not pay any fees and they choose where they want to set up shop. READ: Waterloo street vendors must pay rent for designated spaces from next year “This is a street enhancement exercise to allow for a more pleasant walking experience for people who visit the Waterloo Mall such as the temples’ devotees and the residents living there, and to improve … [Read more...] about Waterloo Street revamp: Vendors say size, location of new lots their main concern