Daily Archives: 2019-08-26

Experience music and nature on a high note as Beethoven im Garten returns to Singapore this October

‘Beethoven im Garten’ is set to return to the Singapore Botanic Gardens on 5th October after its resounding inaugural success in September 2018 that attracted over 6,000 audiences. Once again, Maestro Kahchun Wong will be the leading principal musicians of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, this time an expanded group of sixteen, and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra in a …

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Singapore Airlines bans recalled models of Apple MacBook Pro unless verified safe

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has issued a warning that travellers should refrain from bringing some older models of Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro with them as they travel. In a statement on their website on Sunday (25 August), the airline referred to Apple’s recent recall of a limited number of those older generation laptop models which were sold primarily between September 2015 …

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Hong Kong police fire first gunshot, water cannon in protest clashes

by Yan Zhao and Jasmine Leung Hong Kong police used water cannon for the first time and at least one officer fired his sidearm during pitched battles with protesters Sunday, one of the most violent nights in three months of pro-democracy rallies that have rocked the city. An afternoon rally in the district of Tsuen Wan spiralled into violent running …

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Police arrest 148 people in operation against public entertainment outlets

The police have arrested 148 people during a three-day operation conducted by the Central Police Division at public entertainment outlets. The operation took place from 22 to 24 August at outlets along Jalan Besar, Foch Road, Beach Road, Sam Leong Road, Jalan Sultan, North Bridge Road, South Bridge Road, New Bridge Road, Serangoon Road, Arab Street and Magazine Road, said …

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S’pore Prison Service’s claim regarding M’sian death row prisoner Pannir Selvam’s letters “blatantly false”, an attempt to “shut down” campaign to save Pannir: Lawyer N Surendran

The Singapore Prison Service (SPS)’s statement on 31-year-old Malaysian death row prisoner Pannir Selvam Pranthaman’s letters last Fri (23 Aug) was “blatantly false”, said his Malaysian instructing solicitor N Surendran. The legal advisor for Malaysian human rights and law reform organisation Lawyers For Liberty (LFL), in a statement on Sat (24 Aug), stressed that contrary to SPS’s claim, all of …

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