• Meet AUSCA, the Singapore-made robot that can serve up eggs
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    Gabriel Choo

    Meet AUSCA, the Singapore-made robot that can serve up eggs

    Can’t crack an egg? Fret not, because AUSCA can do it for you. AUSCA, which stands for Automated Service Chef Associate, is the world’s first front-of-house autonomous service chef robot prototype. AUSCA’s job is to make the perfect egg dish for guests at hotel M Social Singapore’s award-winning restaurant, Beast and Butterflies.

  • COURTS Megastore revamped with new gaming zone and one-stop repair service
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    Elizabeth Tong

    COURTS Megastore revamped with new gaming zone and one-stop repair service

    Just in time for Singles’ Day on 11 November, the COURTS Megastore at Tampines will officially reopen on Saturday with a new look, along with the relaunch of their online store. The revamp sees the majority of  the store’s 136,000 square feet dedicated to retail space, which includes a new maintenance and repair service counter, a ‘gaming zone’, interactive cooking demonstration stations, and a new café. Located on the third floor, GURU by COURTS offers more than a hundred repair and maintenance services, such as mobile phone and laptop repairs, home cleaning, washing machine servicing, and smart homes link-up.

  • Qoo10 Singapore launches new cashless payment system, QPay
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    Elizabeth Tong

    Qoo10 Singapore launches new cashless payment system, QPay

    Not long after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s speech at this year’s National Day Rally – where he spoke about the need for Singapore to go cashless – online marketplace Qoo10 has launched a new cashless payment system, called QPay. QPay lets shoppers pay for their purchases by using the Qoo10 app to scan a QR code at a merchant’s brick-and-mortar store. According to Hyun-wook Cho, country manager of Qoo10 Singapore, since QPay’s launch on 22 September, some 1,200 merchants have already signed up.

  • Looking for a Japanese spouse? This Singapore agency can help find you one
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    Nurul Azliah

    Looking for a Japanese spouse? This Singapore agency can help find you one

    If you’re in love with Japanese food, fashion, culture and wish to one day marry a Japanese person, there’s a marriage agency in Singapore that can help you with that. Introducing Konkatu Singapore, a marriage agency founded by two Japanese expatriates who have lived in Singapore for a number of years.

  • New service in Singapore lets you pay someone to queue for you
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    Gabriel Choo

    New service in Singapore lets you pay someone to queue for you

    Queueing has always been a big part of a Singapore's culture. We queue to be the first to try the Nasi Lemak burger, to see our favourite K-pop idols or even to get our hands on limited edition branded goods. But if you really hate queuing, then you can now pay someone to do it for you. A new service in Singapore called iQueue offers "professional queuing services", which are available at practically any time of the day so long as you book a "queuer" 24 hours in advance.