Daily Archives: 2016-01-12

Hanging up the keyboard: dreams of e-sports career crushed by National Service

By Charles Teo Online 5v5 Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game League of Legends has been at the forefront of the e-sports phenomenon. The objective is to take down the opponent’s nexus, located at each corner of the playing field as players slug it out in between. A test of dexterity, intellect and cognitive flexibility, owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks …

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Singapore to launch a scheme to help companies recruit talents from Indonesia

In a meeting between the two foreign ministers of Singapore and Indonesia, it was said that Singapore companies are interested in recruiting talent from Indonesia while Indonesia will increase its skilled workers to the city-state, among them related to caregiver therapists. Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan said in the meeting, “We believe Indonesian universities and technical institutes will produce …

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Thai video that will move dog-lovers to tears

The Thais have again outdone themselves with the mastery of the production of tear-jerking film. Commissioned by state-owned bank, Krung Thai Bank, the video depicts how a school girl took on a career after experiencing a traumatic loss of her loved dog.

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SAF and former rigger address claims of PRC parachute rigging contractor

On Tuesday (12 January) evening, Ministry of Defence clarifies on the viral post by a person named Leslie Ang about how the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has engaged People’s Republic of China (PRC) contractors to rig parachute packs for paratroopers. In Leslie Ang’s post on 10 January, he wrote that he had learnt from his fellow serviceman that the former …

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David Bowie’s reflection on 1983 Singapore visit

Visionary British rock star, David Bowie passed away peacefully on Monday (11 January 2016) surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer, with fans and supporters all over the world mourning over the loss of the pop icon. For many, they would have been aware of the performance that Bowie had performed in Singapore at the …

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