Daily Archives: 2016-09-10

328 cases of Zika infection, as 14 new cases confirmed

The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that as of 12 pm on 10 September, 14 new cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection was confirmed in Singapore, bringing the number to 328. Among these cases, 7 of them were linked to the Aljunied Crescent/ Sims Drive/ Kallang Way/ Paya Lebar Way cluster, one case was linked to the Bishan Street 12 …

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The honourable children of Nantah, and the worms

By Tan Wah Piow Nantah, or Nanyang University of the 1950s and 1960s was an institution whose history, without exaggeration, was written in blood, tears, political persecutions, and banishments. Nantah should not be mistaken with the present reconstituted institution of the same name. Many of its alumni of the 1950s and 1960s generation regard the current Nanyang University as a …

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Duterte lash out at U.S during summit over human rights concerns by Obama

VIENTIANE, LAOS – Just after a brief meeting between the U.S. President Barack Obama and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at the East Asia Summit, thinking that all was well for the two  President Duterte decides to show a picture of killings by the American soldiers during his speech. The Philippine president reportedly ‘shocked’ some people in the room by saying, …

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Dr Tan Cheng Bock asks supporters to wait for debate in Parliament to determine reason of the elected presidency review

Dr Tan Cheng Bock posted a message on Saturday (10 September) asking for his friends and supporters to wait to determine the reason for the elected presidency review. Dr Tan, who was a candidate in the Presidential Election 2011, said that many Singaporeans had expressed their concern that the Constitutional Commission's report has excluded him from the 2017 Presidential Election. …

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Singapore’s paralympic gold medalist will get $160k before tax

Before anyone tells you that Yip Pin Xiu, Singapore's paralympic swimmer who just won a gold medal at the Rio Paralympic 2016 in the S2 100m backstroke will stand to get $200,000, here to tell you again that it is not. Read :Schooling would probably get $650k out from the $1 million prize money for his Olympic gold When Yip …

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Flood of emotions for Ang Peng Siong in an Olympic Dream

In Singapore, Ang Peng Siong was probably the first figure of swimming. He was nicknamed Asia’s ‘Flying Fish’, idolised and the source of inspiration for many. In 1982, Ang Peng Siong became the first, and since then the only, Singaporean to hold the world number one ranking in the 50m freestyle with a time of 22.69 seconds for 33 years …

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Daldykan River in Siberia turned blood red

Russian authorities are trying to determine the cause of the unpleasant change to the Daldykan River, a Siberian river that has suddenly and mysteriously turned blood red on 7 September. Photos are shared on social media, and the Association of the Indigenous Peoples of the Taimir Peninsula’s Facebook show clearly that the river has turned a vivid red. Норильская река …

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How to (legally) avoid paying credit card interest in Singapore

By SingSaver.com.sg Got credit card debt in Singapore? Here’s how to neatly – and legally – avoid the high interest rates. Credit card interest rates are among the highest you’ll encounter – 24 per cent per annum on average. That can cause even small debts to snowball out of control in a few months. So if you currently owe money on your credit card, you’ll …

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