Daily Archives: 2015-05-25

Too many malls, not enough shoppers: forum letter writer

The sight of so many shopping malls around this tiny island is an observable fact which is starting to concern some. A letter to the Straits Times Forum page on Monday has expressed concerns that these malls are not only taking up our limited number of green spaces, they are also turning the shopping experience into a banal one. “There …

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MP slams hooded student at NYP graduation ceremony

Member of Parliament (MP) for Mounbatten, Lim Biow Chuan, has slammed the student who had worn a hood over his head at the graduation ceremony in Nanyang Polytechnic on Sunday, the Chinese Shin Min newspaper reported. The unidentified student was receiving his diploma from the school’s director, Daniel Tan, who appeared more amused than upset at the student’s unconventional outfit. …

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Never too young to make a difference with kindness

Over 80,000 pre-schoolers will celebrate Kindness Day SG this year as the initiative is extended to 564 kindergartens and other pre-schools across the island. Continuing with the theme of “A Nation of Kindness Starts with One”, which advocates the power of the individual to make a difference, pre-schools were provided with a Kindness Day SG Resource Package that helps teachers …

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Stay for 30 months at address when applying for nearby school

Parents who wish to send their children to schools near their homes would now have to live in that registered address for at least 30 months from the start of the registration exercise under the home-school distance priority scheme, according to new regulations announced by the Ministry of Education four days ago. In previous registration exercises for Primary 1 students, …

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“Lee Kuan Yew” to be protected by law?

The government might be considering laws to protect the name and image of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first Prime Minister, against commercial exploitation and misuse. This was revealed by Culture, Community and Youth Minister Lawrence Wong, when he spoke to media at the sidelines of the National Community Engagement Programme Dialogue on 23 May, Saturday. Mr Wong said …

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“Stop trying to fix things that aren’t broken”

By Shane Gill “Tonight, somewhere in America, a young person, let’s say a young man, will struggle to fall to sleep, wrestling alone with a secret he’s held as long as he can remember. Soon, perhaps, he will decide it’s time to let that secret out. What happens next depends on him, his family, as well as his friends and …

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