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Daily Archives: 2015-07-29

Cause of mass train disruption identified, could have been prevented

SMRT Pte Ltd and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has identified the massive train disruption that occurred last month on 7 July to be caused by a water leak into weakened electrical systems. The disruption crippled both the North South Lines and the East West Lines during rush hour and left a quarter of a million people stranded. In a …

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MDA asks new website The Middle Ground to register

New social political website, The Middle Ground has been asked to register with the Media Development Authority (MDA), said the website’s consulting editor, Bertha Henson on her Facebook page. The Middle Ground, which started in 15 June 2015, was essentially a relaunch of Henson’s earlier project, Breakfast Network. Henson had opted to close down Breakfast Network when the owners were asked to …

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Maybe we do need in-fighting within the PAP

By Howard Lee As a public relations campaign, you can say that the ruling People’s Action Party is off to a bad start as it heads into the coming general elections. Nowhere is this more apparent than the back-and-forth in both online and traditional media that tried to pick apart the words of soon-to-be former Member of Parliament Inderjit Singh …

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The orchid Singapore has named after David Cameron is the colour of a rival party

Singapore has long had the practice of naming cross-bred orchids after celebrities and foreign dignitaries. Yet the ceremony to name an orchid after British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday took an awkward turn when the orchid appeared to reflect the colours of a rival political party. Problem is the blue Cameron orchid is purple. Five year propagation ends in Ukip. …

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Talking to the people – Dr Chee Soon Juan launches blog

Dr Chee Soon Juan, secretary general of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), launched a new personal website yesterday. It collates all of his writings, speeches,  interviews and videos of him covering his political career and his personal views on improving various aspects of Singapore life. In his opening entry, entitled “A Politics Worthy of Our Nation,” he elaborates lucidly on …

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“Honour God by honouring Mr Lee Kuan Yew”

I kid you not.  “What did I just read?” would be the thought that runs through your mind. Since 2007, Love Singapore,  a group of Christian pastors and ministries, have held the 40 days of prayer season from July 1st to August 9th, engaging some 60,000 believers from all walks of life to pray for the well-being of Singapore. This …

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More incentives for people to take part in clean energy generation

By Dennis Yap James Hansen, NASA’s former lead climate scientist recently argued that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica will melt 10 times faster than previous consensus estimates, resulting in sea level rises of at least 3 metres in as little as 50 years. We also see that ASEAN’s major cities such as Jakarta and Bangkok face rising flooding problems. Apart …

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Post on controversial flag display hidden from MP’s main page

A controversial post by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sengkang West single-member constituency (SMC), Lam Pin Min, seems to have been hidden from his timeline on his Facebook page. The display had roused criticisms among members of the public for the inappropriate use of the national emblem to form the numerical figure “50”, to mark Singapore’s 50th year of …

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Cultural and economic aspects of food – an essay for SG50

By Marcus Tang Present day Singapore has achieved much while we celebrate SG50. A significant moment marks how a small trading port has upgraded to a modern city. No mean feat for an island with no natural resources. Our cultural diversity plays a part in which many nationalities co-exist in one small tiny island. Food from different cultures also unite …

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