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Daily Archives: 2015-06-26

Bad experience on SIA flight to Germany

By Tan Tiong Ghee In April, I booked a SIA flight through Zuji, I was given a SIA flight number, SQ2008, and a SIA booking reference; I would usually book a SIA flight through Krisflyer.com but the flight that I want, 5 Jun 11 pm, is no longer available in Krisflyer. On 5 Jun 1 pm, I received an SMS from …

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Footage of BMW smashing into Mazda sedan goes viral

A surveillance video of a BMW smashing into a Mazda sedan has gone viral online. The incident, reported by the website Shanghaiist.com, apparently happened last Saturday in Nanjing, China. “Surveillance video has captured the terrifying moment a BMW driving at “lightning speed” crashed into a Mazda sedan last Saturday in Nanjing, smashing the vehicle into pieces,” the Shanghaiist reported. “Both …

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Dissatisfied old man makes music video of “SG Buildings Crumbling Down”

With the rise in complaints of flaws and defects in Singapore flats, condominiums and malls recently, an old man who is unhappy with the condition of his own condominium decided to make a music video to highlight the problem. In May this year, some 500 residents of the 800-unit Trivelis development in the area had to contend with shattered shower …

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Hazel Poa back as secretary-general of NSP

In view of the pending General Elections, the National Solidarity Party (NSP) has appointed Ms Hazel Poa as acting secretary-general. This follows the departure of former secretary-general Mr Tan Lam Siong, who left the position to pursue his interests in social and community work, while remaining as a congress member. Ms Poa had stepped down as NSP’s secretary-general in 2013 due to health issues but stayed …

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The Art of Charlie Chan, and the narratives of our lives

By Howard Lee As with all works of art, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Sonny Liew can be interpreted differently by any reader. For me, the single most enduring and endearing part about the graphic novel was the two parallel narratives that Liew has woven into a single compelling read. Interestingly, neither of these tracks could possibly …

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We did not order culling of cats: Gov’t bodies, on dead cats at Pasir Ris

Three government bodies have declared to the media that they did not engage any pest controllers to cull the stray cats in Pasir Ris. The National Parks Board, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority and the People’s Association, were responding to questions regarding the mysterious deaths of nine cats in Pasir Ris Park since 14 June. The Cat Welfare Society (CWS) …

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“I will pay” for Amos Yee “to get raped in prison”, says man

Amos Yee has been the target of physical violence and in fact was assaulted in April while on his way to a pre-trial conference at the State Court. The person who struck the teenager on the face, while reporters with camera crew stood by, was sentenced to three weeks’ jail. Amos Yee, who has been the centre of much controversy …

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HDB to raise income ceilings for BTO flats, ECs

  By Empower Advisory, Douglas Chow Executive condos (EC) developers struggling to move inventory are set to receive a lifeline as HDB will raise the income ceilings for BTO HDB flats and ECs sometime in August or September 2015. From the official reasoning, this regulation update is in response to the increase in median monthly household income from S$7,037 in …

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Al Jazeera Plus releases awareness video on Amos Yee

Al Jazeera Plus, or AJ+, has released an awareness video on Singapore vblogger, 16-year old Amos Yee. The 80-seconds video slices together short clips from Amos Yee’s Youtube videos, plus those from news reports of his arrests. The video also included a snippet of Amos Yee’s video where he slammed Singapore’s late prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, as a “horrible …

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“Residents forced to clean common areas for seven months”?

So, another day, another mountain rises out of a molehill. The earth moved on 28 May when the TODAY newspaper published this shocking headline: “Forced” leh. By whom? Dunno. So you read the report to find out. Wah, this one is big issue ah. Wah piang! For “SEVEN” months residents and developer had to clean and maintain the common areas …

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