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Ku De Ta restaurant-bar-club can keep its name in Singapore, court rules |
Ku De Ta, the posh restaurant-bar-club on the rooftop of the iconic Marina Bay Sands (MBS) hotel, can keep its name.
The High Court on Monday dismissed a trademark suit brought by the partners of the Bali beach club of the same name, who wanted to stop the Singapore club from using the name.
Justice Judith Prakash, in a 91-page written judgment, found that the Bali club did not have any goodwill in Singapore in 2004 because it was not well-known then, when the Ku De Ta trademark was registered here.
That meant that the owners of the Bali club could not prevent others from registering Ku De Ta as a trademark here.
Source : http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/ku-de-ta-restaurant-bar-club-can-keep-its-name-singapore-court-rules-2
Posted on : 2013-11-20
PM Lee: Schools should imbue students with a spirit of service |
All schools should imbue students with the spirit of service, especially those with students who have done well, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the 80th anniversary of CHIJ St Nicholas Girls' School on Tuesday.
He said while the students may have succeeded through talent and hard work, they must also realise that they live in a meritocratic system that rewards them for their abilities and develops them to their potential, as well as, in a society that cheers those who succeed instead of cutting them down.
"It is right that you give back to society, and strengthen the system that has enabled you to succeed," he said.
Mr Lee also affirmed that Special Assistance Plan schools like St Nicholas remained an important part of the school system in developing students with a deep understanding of Chinese culture, but urged them to learn to understand and relate with other ethnic groups. He said: "If we do it well, it gives us a unique strength - a deep understanding of one's culture, within a multi-cultural context - which will enable you to continue maintaining harmony in Singapore, and also to thrive in a globalised world.
Posted on : 2013-11-19
Singapore exports grew 2.8% in October |
Singapore's non-oil domestic exports (Nodx) expanded 2.8 per cent in October after dipping 1.2 per cent the previous month, boosted by an increase in non-electronic shipments which outweighed a slide in electronic exports.
Trade agency International Enterprise (IE) Singapore said on Monday that electronic exports fell 1.4 per cent in October compared with the previous year, after declining 5.5 per cent the previous month. The decrease was largely due to a slump in disk media products, telecommunications equipment and PCs parts.
But non-electronic Nodx rose 4.9 per cent last month following an 0.8 per cent increase in September, led by pre-fabricated buildings, printed matter and petrochemicals.
On a year-on-year basis, Nodx to all of the top-10 markets grew in October, except the United States, the European Union, Japan, South Korea and Indonesia. The top three contributors to the NODX growth were China, Taiwan and Malaysia
Source : http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/money/story/singapore-exports-grew-28-october-20131118
Posted on : 2013-11-18
Christmas lights go beyond Orchard Road |
It is less than six weeks to Christmas, and the festive cheer is extending beyond Orchard Road's famous annual Christmas light-up this year.
From candy cane-like structures illuminating the footpaths along the Singapore River to a Christmas village at Changi Airport, other parts of Singapore will also be adorned for the Yuletide season.
The Singapore River last night launched its inaugural light-up festival called Christmas by the River.
It features market stalls selling Christmas- themed gifts and souvenirs until Dec 15 along the River Promenade, which stretches from the area outside Central shopping mall to Read Bridge.
Source : http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/christmas-lights-go-beyond-orchard-road-20131116
Posted on : 2013-11-16
New home sales in Singapore drop in October as developers hold back major launches |
New home sales fell 19 per cent in October from September as developers waited for November to roll out major launches.
Developers sold 1,009 units in October, down from 1,246 units in September, data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority showed on Friday. Both figures exclude executive condominiums (ECs).
The bulk of private homes sold in October were in suburban regions, at 71 per cent of the total number.
Sales of city fringe homes accounted for 21 per cent and those in the central areas made up the remaining 8 per cent.
Source : http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/money/story/new-home-sales-singapore-drop-october-developers-hold-back-major-launches-
Posted on : 2013-11-15