Daily Archives: 2016-09-13

How can a ‘common’ comic artist survive in Singapore?

How can a 'common' comic artist survive in Singapore? This question comes to mind if one reads the Facebook post of Sonny Liewon Tuesday, 13 September, the famed artist of award-winning graphic book, "The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye". The book that won the Year for Singapore Book Awards 2016 and Singapore Literature Prize 2016 (English Fiction) had its earlier approved $8,000 …

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Theresa Goh’s bronze medal paid off her 17 years of training and perseverance

Theresa Goh won her bronze medal after finishing the race in third place in the women’s SB4 100m breaststroke final in Rio de Janeiro on Monday (12 September), morning (Singapore time). The 29-year-old athlete finished in 1min 55.55s. With the first place was taken by Sarah Louise Rung of Norway who finished in 1:44.94s, and on the second place was Giulia Ghiretti from Italy with 1:50.58s. …

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Philippines President says the US Special Force has to go from Mindanao

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday that the US Special Forces has to go out of Mindanao, because their presence could rouse trouble in the region. “Those US special forces, they have to go. They have to go. In Mindanao, there are many white people there,” the President said in Malacañang while taking the oath of new government officials. …

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Credit cards with free luggage welcome offers in Singapore

By SingSaver.com.sg Are you a savvy shopper, a gourmand, or a fun-loving millenial? The right credit card for you might also come with free luggage. When choosing a credit card, people always told to focus on the card’s benefits, not the welcome offers. The best credit card for you should reward you for things you already spend on. But it’s hard …

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Award-winning ‘Monkey Goes West’ returns by popular demand

To bring the Year of the Monkey to a happy climax, W!LD RICE’s award-winning Monkey Goes West will be returning for a strictly limited season to the Drama Centre Theatre for the holidays. Monkey Goes West completely sold out its first run in 2014, playing to an audience of more than 15,000 at the newly refurbished Victoria Theatre. It dominated …

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A Better Life, a film about the non-religious, comes to Singapore

Collectively written by: Humanist Society (Singapore) Executive Committee In multi-religious Singapore where religion is seen as a positive force setting the moral tone of society, the non-religious remains an easily misunderstood group. From time to time, freethinkers, atheists and agnostics in Singapore are often asked how they can lead good and meaningful lives in the absence of organised religion. These …

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TOC’s FQS on Race Relations – Data Analysis Report

By Gangasudhan The issue of race relations in Singapore rearing its ugly head in recent weeks, starting with a CNA-IPS survey that suggested that racism in Singapore was not serious and now, constitutional changes to the Elected Presidency that would define qualification criteria along race lines. TOC thus decided to embark on its own investigation into race relations through the Five Question Survey (FQS) which aims …

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