Owners may pay up to 20% more for home renovation as interior design firms face manpower shortage, Housing News & Top Stories


SINGAPORE – Not only has Mr Abdul Hadi’s home renovation completion date been delayed by three months, but the 31-year-old is now looking at an additional $2,000 to $3,000 in renovation costs.

The increase in costs is due mainly to manpower shortage faced by Renodiction, the local interior design (ID) company he engaged, as skilled workers, such as carpenters, plumbers and electricians remain stuck in Malaysia.

Home renovation works, which were halted during the two-month circuit breaker period, have been facing delays even after works were allowed to resume after the easing of circuit breaker measures on June 2.


Hong Kong asks China’s top legislative body to resolve legal problems with postponing elections


“Since January, we have been fighting the pandemic for seven months. This pandemic has dealt a heavy blow to our economy,” she said. “Some people have said that if I am not postponing the elections, they might take legal action … while others have said if you are postponing it, you must explain clearly.”

Lam said she was invoking the colonial-era Emergency Regulations Ordinance to push the elections back from September 6 this year to September 5 next year, and her decision was fully supported by the central government.

Under the city’s mini-constitution, the Basic Law, each Legco term could

Top 10 Most Loved Car Brands » AutoGuide.com News


Each year the team at JD Power reveals what car brands owners find most appealing. This year, you might be surprised at the results.

For 2020, the results of the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study show a real dominance by domestic automakers. They don’t fill up the list, but they definitely own all the spots at the top.

The APEAL study measures an owner’s emotional attachment to their new vehicle and if it delivers on all fronts the customers had hoped for. According to JD Power it is as important for manufacturers as quality issues as buying a

How Nike Used CV-19, Black Lives Matter & Marketing Nous To Become The World’s Top Fashion Brand


Nike’s attempts to play in the streetwear space as much as it does in the sporting one appears to have proven a shrewd move after it was named the hottest fashion brand in the world by the influential the Lyst Index.

Nike climbed two places on Lyst’s list to become the hottest brand on the planet, and marking the first time since The Lyst Index began in 2017 that a luxury fashion brand has not taken the number one spot.

According to Lyst, 2020’s lockdown has proven a boon for Nike as people sort out casual comfort over high-end luxury.