Daily Archives: 2015-10-12

Fire in Tanjong Kling injures seven with one fatality

A fire broke out this morning at 21 Tanjong Kling Road, which houses the welding, gas and safety company, Leeden National Oxygen. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was activated at 9.30am. This video shows SCDF rushing to the scene with an explosion happening soon after: According to the SCDF, there was a fire and a few explosions were heard in the …

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Parents perplexed by school’s position on air purifier

“The Ministry of Education (MOE) and schools have in place a school continuity plan to ensure the well-being of our students and staff during a haze situation,” the ministry’s website says. “Schools are ready to respond and take appropriate haze management measures based on a set of guidelines corresponding to the health advisory.” Despite the ministry’s assurance, however, some parents …

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2016 – the death knell of the famous Sungei Rd Thieves Market

Since July 2011, the famous Sungei Road Thieves Market, or Flea Market as it is sometimes known, has been reduced from its original size to facilitate the construction of the upcoming Jalan Besar MRT train station. The station is expected to be completed by 2017. But the flea market, which has been around since the 1930s, will cease to operate …

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Are you suffering from hormonal imbalance?

By Christine B. Aging is inevitable for everyone. No matter how young and vigorous a person may be today, time can eventually erode that characteristic vitality that youth imbues the body. Older individuals may begin to notice that their mind and body are not functioning the way they used to. They may experience hot flashes, unexplained weight gain, mood swings, low …

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S’pore diplomat read M’sian ground wrong, says LSE professor

Professor Danny Quah of the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre, London School of Economics (LSE), has weighed in on the tit-for-tat spat between a Singapore diplomat and a Malaysian opposition lawmaker on the debate of idealism versus realism. The Singapore ambassador-at-large, Bilahari Kausikan, had written an article for the Straits Times on 6 October in which he said, in …

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