top payment app, raises $40M from Sequoia China and

top payment app, raises $40M from Sequoia China and

techcrunch.com 18 Jun '18, 1pm

The largest payment app in South Korea, Toss , has pulled in $40 million in fresh investment from Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC and Sequoia China. The deal for Viva Republica, Toss’s parent company, comes just over a year after it raised $48 million from payment giant PayPal and others. There’s no valuation for this newest round, but we do know that it is a ‘bridge’ intended to bring new investors in and help accelerate the business for a large raise further down the line. (It is also the first Korean investment for both GIC and Sequoia China.) Not that the business seems to need much more impetus for acceleration, growth is already ...

KFC Singapore to stop providing plastic caps and straws for drinks

channelnewsasia.com 18 Jun '18, 8am

SINGAPORE: KFC announced on Monday (Jun 18) that in an effort to reduce single-use plastics, it will no longer provide plastic caps and straw...

Nicky Romero plays unreleased Avicii track at Ultra Singapore

djmag.com 18 Jun '18, 4pm
Nicky Romero plays unreleased Avicii track at Ultra Singapore

Nicky Romero paid tribute to Avicii at Ultra Singapore over the weekend by playing the late EDM superstar’s unreleased Chris Martin collabora...

So much for London becoming Singapore-on-Thames

bloomberg.com 18 Jun '18, 1pm
So much for London becoming Singapore-on-Thames

Britain's Financial Conduct Authority is reviewing how the finance industry is implementing Europe Union rules on how research gets paid for....

How Nirav Modi diverted money into sister Purvi's account

timesofindia.indiatimes.com 18 Jun '18, 4am
How Nirav Modi diverted money into sister Purvi's account

wanted to obtain the status of Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) after he decided to flee India and had submitted an application for the sam...

Eat & Drink

Local celebrity chef Justin Quek returns to Marina Bay Sands with 2 new restaurant concepts.

Local celebrity chef Justin Quek returns to Marina Bay Sands with 2 new restaurant concepts.

coconuts.co 18 Jun '18, 8am

Around this time last year, news hit that local celebrity chef Justin Quek was shuttering his Sky on 57 rooftop restaurant in Marina Bay Sand...

KFC’s Mac ‘N Cheese is now back for a limited time! https://t.co/J731cYfgWJ

KFC’s Mac ‘N Cheese is now back for a limited time! https://t.co/J731cYfgWJ

singpromos.com 18 Jun '18, 9am

last. Meal bundles and pricings differ at selected KFC restaurants and for delivery. Mac ‘N Cheese is not available at KFC KidZania, Sentosa,...

ION Orchard – 8 Best Eats in Singapore’s Food Haven! https://t.co/CIBo5M38Je

ION Orchard – 8 Best Eats in Singapore’s Food Haven! https://t.co/CIBo5M38Je

misstamchiak.com 18 Jun '18, 2pm

We highly recommend trying out their Beef Rice Box Set ($8/ $10), which comes with a serving of draft beer! Be enchanted by their theatrical ...

Arts & Culture

WATCH: Singapore wax museum features Kim Jong-un

philstar.com 18 Jun '18, 10am
WATCH: Singapore wax museum features Kim Jong-un

SINGAPORE — After the Trump-Kim summit on Sentosa earlier last week, Madame Tussauds Singapore decided to feature Kim Jong-un. Guests could s...

Startups, Entrepreneurs & Hackers

Administrative Excecutive job at Tinkertanker Pte Ltd Singapore

startupjobs.asia 18 Jun '18, 2am
Administrative Excecutive job at Tinkertanker Pte Ltd Singapore

Tinkertanker is a software engineering firm focusing on education and technology. We have a series of well-loved products that provide soluti...

My piece on sport, flair, Brazil and longing.

straitstimes.com 18 Jun '18, 2pm
My piece on sport, flair, Brazil and longing.

His full fitness is in doubt but never his swagger and you can see it in his back-heel on Sun...

Details emerge of Russian cyber attacks on Singapore Summit

information-age.com 18 Jun '18, 11am
Details emerge of Russian cyber attacks on Singapore Summit

Russia state-sponsored hacking has well documented over the last few years, and with cyber at...

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