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Food fights, flight perks and fitness in BT Weekend

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WITH food foremost on the minds of Singaporeans and a hunger for convenience driving demand, the food delivery market has exploded in recent years. Operators big and small have jumped on the wagon, and as they slug it out in their apps, some have fallen by the wayside.

In a market that requires volume, results in low margins, and is racing against itself to keep up with labour issues, is the business as it stands viable in Singapore? If not, why are investors still standing by?

Brunch in The Business Times Weekend this Saturday takes stock of this brutal battle.

In The Raffles Conversation, meet Godfather of tech Joseph "Yossi" Vardi, a man who has worked in the technology sector all his life, and who now devotes his time - and money - to investing in startups.

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Our Value Insight column in the Investing & Wealth section reflects on China Hustle, a documentary on Chinese companies that gained listing status in the US exchanges via reverse mergers or reverse takeovers. Sound familiar?

If you're thinking of taking a bet on gaming companies, CFA Singapore Insights explains what to look for in the casino business model, to make sure the odds are in your favour.

It's the bane of frequent flyers - a layover that isn't long enough for you to leave the airport and too long to while away with duty-free shopping. At those times, you'll wish you're at one of the pitstops on our list of airports that never sleep, where the best loungers, beds and other creature comforts provide for a blissful transit.

Meanwhile, Offbeat explores the magic of talking trees, and what we can learn from plants.

And The Finish Line talks to Fitness First about the chain's expansion plans, as they open their 20th gym in Singapore.

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