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Checkpoint Theatre presents Eat Duck by Zenda Tan, 28 Aug – 8 Sept

Checkpoint Theatre presents Eat Duck, a new play written by Zenda Tan and directed by Claire Wong, which follows 12 members of an extended family as they gather for the seven-day wake of Grandma at the void deck. As the family learns to cope with grief and loss, each must navigate the sometimes heartfelt, sometimes painful complexity of kinship. The …

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33 dead, 36 severely injured in Kyoto Animation Studio arson in Japan

A suspected arson attack at an animation studio in Japan at 10:30am on Thursday, 18 July left 33 dead and 36 seriously injured, says police. Japan’s NHK reported that an unidentified man poured what appeared to be gasoline at the entrance of the Kyoto Animation Studio before setting it on fire which erupted into a blaze. Based on eyewitness accounts, …

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Singapore Lyric Opera brings to life the classic Bizet Carmen with a cast of local talent this August

Bizet’s Carmen, the classic opera that has endured the test of time and moved audiences around the world will be imbued with new energy this August by Singapore’s flagship company for Western opera, Singapore Lyric Opera (SLO). This year, SLO celebrates local talent by announcing a mainly Singaporean cast who will work with SLO Chorus, SLO Children’s Choir, dancers, supers …

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Auditor-General: Police reports filed for lapses in financial governance by MND

On Tuesday (16 July), the Auditor-General’s Office (AGO) released its annual report, an audit of the government’s accounts for the 2018/2019 financial year. The report looks at the financial statements of all ministries and eight organs of state as well as nine statutory boards, four government funds, four government-owned companies, and three other accounts. Several ministries were flagged by AGO …

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Singapore’s deepest female freediver: Anqi Lim represents her island in the Freediving World Championships in August

Freediving – to dive underwater without standard scuba gear. Historically, freediving was what people did to feed themselves via spear fishing. Imagine someone diving down to the depths of the ocean with nothing but a spear in hand, calmly looking for their next meal. Magical, isn’t it? Nowadays, freediving is gaining traction globally as a sport with two associations governing …

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Auditor-General reveals miscalculation of Medifund assistance for B2 wards in 2018/19 annual report

The Auditor-General’s Office of Singapore recently released 2018/19 annual report reveals a miscalculations of Medifund assistance for B2 wards since 2013. One hospital in particular handed out an extra S$119,100 in assistance between April 2017 to March 2018. The report, which presents audit findings on a broad swathe of agencies, ministries and bodies of the government, notes that the AGO …

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