Daily Archives: 2019-07-22

Teo Soh Lung: Violence and peaceful protests in Singapore

by Teo Soh Lung Watching television yesterday about the protests in Hong Kong and the violence that erupted late in the night, I cannot help reflecting on Singapore’s history. Most of us grew up with the history that was taught in school. We simply believed that the unrests in Singapore in the 1950s and 60s were caused by communists and …

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Viddsee debuts second seasons of Scene City short films, Voices documentaries

Online entertainment platform Viddsee today premiered its second season of Viddsee Voices social documentary series with ‘In Between‘, a five-episode series that explores the spaces we live in through the lens of culture, history and personal experiences. It is part of Viddsee’s slate of 23 original content productions in 2019 that includes the short film anthology Scene City, which premiered …

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Attack by mobsters clad in white leave protestors and passengers injured in Hong Kong, police allegedly turn a blind eye to assailants

On the fringes of the chaos resulting from clashes between police and anti-extradition Bill protestors in the heart of Hong Kong on Sun night (21 Jul), dozens of men clad in white believed to be triad gangsters stormed into the Yuen Long MTR station, subsequently targeting protestors as well as train passengers and other members of the public the same …

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Online users voice support for Joseph Schooling following his failure to qualify at semi-finals at Fina World Championships

Singapore’s Olympic champion Joseph Schooling did not make the cut to qualify for the semi-finals of the men’s 50 butterfly at the Fina World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea on Sunday (21 July). The 24-year-old swimmer managed to only clock 23.73 seconds to finish seventh in his heat and 20th overall. United States swimmer Caeleb Dressel and Ukraine’s Andrii Govorov …

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Singapore records 8-year low in birth rate, netizens blame rising cost of living

According to the Report on Registration of Births and Deaths 2018, the number of babies born in Singapore last year dropped to an eight-year low, highlighting a serious demographic challenges for an ageing population. The report stated that 39,039 births were recorded last year, which is a 1.5% decline from the year before. However, the number of deaths increased by …

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Great Eastern partners Doctor Anywhere to launch tech-enabled integrated health services to bolster healthcare coverage

Insurer Great Eastern (GE) and Singapore-based healthtech startup Doctor Anywhere have partnered launch a spectrum of integrated health and wellness tech services to provide greater convenience for GE’s customers. Both companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) last Friday (19 July) which will see the duo leveraging on platform, content and product resources, as well as tech and industry expertise to …

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