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Celebrities leave Singapore because of kids’ education

By Yasmeen Banu Nadya Hutagalung, the 39-year old host of Asia’s Next Top Model (ASNTM), recently revealed why she had decided to leave Singapore. “This is why we left Singapore,” she posted on her Twitter account on 8 May. She was apparently referring to her family – Singaporean husband, Desmond Koh, former national swimmer, and her three children – sons Tyrone, …

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Handpicked Singaporean returns home champion from Japanese singing competition

By Yasmeen Banu Jeremy Teng knew he had strong competitors at Nodojiman The World- a Japanese singing contest featuring international non-Japanese contestants to sing Japanese songs, so it was natural for him to be taken aback when he got the highest score in the first round of the competition. ここにしか咲かない花 テン・ブン・ソン・ジェレミー by nodojiman He was amongst the 20 international contestants handpicked …

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“Look Up”- A spoken word film for an online generation

By Yasmeen Banu Everyone has at least heard of Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest. For some of us, our life revolves around it. We know what our friends are up to, not because we called them, but because we checked their social sites. We check for updates on people’s blogs or twitter, because it’s simply addictive. We think we understand …

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SG Conversation in a Cup: Felix Cheong

By Yasmeen Banu It was 4:30 in the afternoon and Toast Box was crowded, and really noisy. He was seated in the middle of the coffee shop, across a mother and her son and I greeted my ex-lecturer, excited to be seeing him again. He suggested we went to another coffee shop a floor above, since that wouldn’t be too …

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Small Claims Employment Tribunal receives mix reactions

By Yasmeen Banu Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced last week that they would be introducing a Small Claims Employment Tribunal, to benefit all workers so they’d be able to resolve employment dispute in a better way with their employers. This tribunal will include managers and executives earning above $4500. Currently, should a breach of employment arise, managers and executives can …

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The Hello Kitty Craze returns to Singapore

By Yasmeen Banu Fear is hovering over most Singaporeans as they fear if last year’s Hello Kitty frenzy would come into repeat. It’s the first day of Singapore McDonald’s online Hello Kitty Bubbly World sales, and within an hour, all its Japanese plush toys are sold out. (The online sale of the Hello Kitty dolls was resumed again at 6pm) …

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Explore our neighbourhoods, and discover our rich heritage this May

The beginning of May will be greeted with Jane’s Walk, a series of free walking tours around Singapore. Named after urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs, Jane’s Walk invites people who live in Singapore to celebrate our walkable city, explore our neighbourhoods, discover our rich and diverse heritage and carry a live conversation with people who share a passion for …

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“My Kind of Town” – documenting the legacy of Chiam See Tong

A group of Nanyang Technological University students launched a website last week to give an insight and intimate look at Mr. Chiam See Tong and his legacy at Potong Pasir. The website, www.mykindoftown.sg, was the product of their final year project from Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information. The Facebook page for My Kind of Town has around …

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