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BCA orders demolition of illegal 9th floor on building in Alexandra

The Alexcier’s secret and illegal ninth floor will have to be demolished by early April as ordered by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA). The illicitly constructed floor made news last weekend when the BCA received an anonymous tip that the 8-level Alexcier building in Alexandra had a secret 9th floor spanning about 5,000 sq ft that was built without …

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Rat found in House Brand basmati rice packet

Facebook user Vegnesh Jodimani shared a shocking discovery on Saturday, 2 March after returning from the supermarket. He had bought a packet of House Brand basmati rice and discovered a dead rat inside which left his entire home smelling of decay. He had bought the House Brand rice from a Sheng Siong Supermarket at Block 739, Bedok Reservoir Road and …

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Lee Wen, pioneer of performance art in Singapore dies as 61

Lee Wen, beloved pioneer of performance art in Singapore, has died at 61 years old of a lung infection on Sunday, 3rd March 2019. The Cultural Medallion recipient best known for his Yellow Man series also suffered from Parkinson’s disease. He is survived by his wife, Japanese artist Satoko Lee and his 19-year old son, Lee Masatoshi. Before pursuing art …

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Singapore not ready to embrace nuclear energy — lessons from Chernobyl and Fukushima

At the launch of Liquidator: The Chernobyl Story on 28 February 2019 (Thursday) at Bookhaven, National University of Singapore (NUS), author Dr. Sergei Belyakov provided food for thought on the future of nuclear energy in his lecture “Chernobyl and Fukushima: Lessons to Remember”.  In comparing and contrasting the Chernobyl and Fukushima incidents, Dr Belyakov highlighted the features that led to the accidents being …

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