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How Many Ministers Does It Take To Change A Lightbulb?

The People's Authoritarian Party (PAP) recently held a closed door, secret meeting to discuss the issue of lightbulbs in Singapore. Below is the transcript of the meeting which was leaked out. Lee Hsien Loong: Gentlemen and ladies… I am very happy to announce that 66.6% of the people want to buy our new Progress Lightbulbs, according to our nationwide survey …

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“Durai Saga” fan fiction competition launched

By The Kentang "Patter", an online web portal affiliated to The Straits Times, has launched a "Durai Saga" fan fiction competition. According to Patter's deputy editor, Mr Kimberly Faucet Chua, the competition will "allow Singaporeans to actively participate in citizen journalism and thereby feel more closely bonded to their nation." Participants in the competition write a fan fiction story based …

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Potential Death Traps in Ang Mo Kio Hub

By Kevin of The-Upperroom Last Tuesday (2nd Jan) evening, I decided to prepare a nice dinner for my dearie. I saw the opening banner of “NTUC Xtra” outside Ang Mo Kio Hub a few days ago and thought it will be interesting to check it out. As I drove towards the unimaginative building called Ang Mo Kio Hub, I was …

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2007 predicted to be world’s warmest year

This excerpt is taken from Reuters By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - This year is set to be the hottest on record worldwide due to global warming and the El Nino weather phenomenon, Britain's Meteorological Office said on Thursday. The Met Office said the combination of factors would likely push average temperatures this year above the record set in 1998. …

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The perils of serving

By Marilyn Lai Hospital Tales was very much inspired by one of my favourite blogs, Waiter Rant, and i have to admit that i used to wonder if all his stories were completely true. But after working in XYZ Hospital for more than a month... *bows head in shame* I've met the craziest, weirdest, most absurd people in Singapore. REALLY. …

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My neighbourhood… after dark.

By zyberzitizen In the heartlands of Singapore - and away from the glamour and glossy pictures we see on promotional brochures, advertisements and postcards - lies a question. A question which will be asked at the end of this essay. I took a late night stroll around my neighbourhood 2 days ago. I've never done this before - not at …

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More transparency! Great!

This article is filed under the new column, Letters to TOC.   In a 'full' page ad taken out in the TODAY newspaper on 28 Dec 2006, page 7, Singapore Power announced a surprising drop in electricity surcharges. Great news to kick off the new year if any!! What was more amazing was that the full page ad listed the …

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Review – GE 2006 & The Internet

By Charissa. Once again, we are at the dawn of a new year. It is that time of the year for some reflections. 2006 has been an eventful year for Singapore and us Singaporeans. So many things happened that I find it impossible to cover them all. Thus I would be focusing on only a few key issues; GE 2006, …

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Singaporean students to be re-valued monthly

By The Kentang Singapore students will now be ranked according to their monetary value each month Keeping in line with Singapore's goal to extract maximum value from every Singaporean Student, the Ministry of Emulation has drafted a new scheme that is remarkable for its innovativeness in the number of buzzwords it manages to employ. The Kentang interviewed Mr. Vivobioluptous Hopkins …

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Landmark decision for ‘free speech’

    This article is taken from the BBC. A judgement in Britain's highest court has been hailed as a "landmark decision on free speech" and a major boost for investigative journalism in this country. Lawyers say the ruling brings English libel law more into line with that in the United States, where the media have traditionally had greater freedom …

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