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  • Seven 7-seater cars that aren’t MPVs
    Seven 7-seater cars that aren’t MPVs

    Volvo launched its all-new XC90 here yesterday, and with prices starting at $330,000 it’s not cheap, but it’s the finest car that the Swedish carmaker has ever made. There’s even a 400 horsepower plug-in hybrid version that’s intended for launch in Singapore. The XC90 is something of a comeback car for Volvo, and it wouldn’t be outlandish to say that this car did the same for Mitsubishi.

  • Marketing lessons from the durian trade
    Marketing lessons from the durian trade

    Ahh.. durian… the lovely King of Fruits, according to South East Asians. Here in Singapore, durians are the rage. Mostly imported from neighbouring Malaysia, it has become a cultural activity to eat and buy a durian anywhere from US$5 to as expensive as US$30. This year, there was a bumper harvest and coupled with the Ramadan

  • “I didn’t go with every gesture or tick (when portraying Lee Kuan Yew)”
    “I didn’t go with every gesture or tick (when portraying Lee Kuan Yew)”

    Dramatic Singapore film 1965 may not be solely about the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, but Lim Kay Tong’s riveting portrayal is reason enough to catch it   From shophouses to Chinese and Malay cultural elements, the set was so convincing that the actors forgot it was all staged   When 1965 filmmakers Randy Ang and