Daily Archives: 2018-08-28

Is Mindef highlighting the masculinity of men in the armed forces while reinforcing idea that a woman can still be beautiful despite being in the army?

I have certainly noticed the trend of promoting the image of the macho man in uniform. From the videos of police raids to the recruitment posters of the police force to the elevation of former army generals to the upper echelons of political power, the idea of the men with authority being in charge is definitely projected. When one looks …

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Launch of tender for a white site at Pasir Ris Central

A “white site” at Pasir Ris Central was launched for sale by public tender today under the Confirmed List of the 2nd Half 2018 Government Land Sales (GLS) Programme. In a press release on Monday (27 August), the Housing & Development Board (HDB) stated that the site is proposed for a mixed-use development which will comprise a commercial and residential …

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NTU to stop giving out free plastic bags starting 1 Oct

In a move towards sustainability and raising environmental awareness, free plastic bags will no longer be distributed at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) starting 1 Oct. President of NTU Mr Subra Suresh declared yesterday (27 Aug) that the ban on handing out free plastic bags on retail and F&B (food & beverage) premises at the university is part of NTU’s five-year …

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“Parrot Man” arrested at Orchard Road for unruly conduct

Former businessman with dashed political aspirations Zeng Guoyan, 64, was arrested at Orchard Road last Saturday (25 Aug) for allegedly hurling verbal abuse against a busker. Police were informed of the incident at 5.40p.m. and had subsequently arrested Zeng. A video that was uploaded by Facebook user Titus KC Yap, with a description that says “Fake beggar getting arrested”, had …

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