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WHO report on meat – farce or serious stuff?

Since news broke on Monday that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has ranked red and processed meat (including bacon, ham and sausages) as a major cause of cancer, opinions have been mixed, with some viewing the findings as “ridiculous.” And governments too, particularly those among the top meat exporters such as Australia, have dissed the report. To recap, the WHO’s International Agency for …

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The Good Son: A story of love, fear and family

People learn through stories, often one another’s. There is nothing like a human story to bring home the realities of broad, abstract concepts from motherhood to immigration to even the death penalty. As a journalist I’ve seen stories transcend borders to help people connect, to make faraway situations seem instantly relatable. Once in a while you find yourself privy to …

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Jack Sim pays tribute to LKY with creations for auction

As part of the ONE Ball event on 31 October, ONE Singapore is auctioning three busts of Singapore’s former prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew. The three bronze statues were created by social entrepreneur, Jack Sim, who is also the founder of the World Toilet Organisation and the Base of the Pyramid Hub (BoP). Mr Sim has won many awards and has …

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SDT’s Swan Lake set to thrill audience yet again

As a grand finale to Singapore Dance Theatre’s (SDT) performance season 2015, the theatre will be presenting one of the world’s most famous and well-loved ballet of all time, Swan Lake. With an ever-compelling story and technically demanding choreography, this is the ballet not to be missed! An ideal performance for seasoned audiences and novice attendees, Swan Lake offers a clear plot to follow and …

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Emporium Shokuhin forgets that it’s an Emporium

Emporium Shokuhin was opened to great fanfare on level one of Marina Square’s new wing, promising to stand out against the very competitive Japanese restaurants in Singapore. With eight restaurant concepts and a supermarket that promises to ‘sell quality produce at reasonable prices’, we expected a vibrant dining destination, one centred upon the concept of an Emporium. Historically, the concept …

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“Support our artists unconditionally” – Haresh Sharma

Haresh Sharma is the Resident Playwright of The Necessary Stage, and the author of numerous plays, including Off Centre, Gemuk Girls and Those Who Can’t, Teach. Haresh is one of the recipients of the Cultural Medallion this year, which is conferred to those who have achieved artistic excellence in their respective fields. Below is the full transcript and video of his acceptance …

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Like to take food selfies? Electrolux needs your help

Last year, food wastage in Singapore amounted to 788,600 tonnes of food. And 77 per cent of Singaporeans contribute to this wastefulness. That was what a survey by electrical appliance company, Electrolux, found earlier this year. That’s a lot of waste. So, the company is doing something about it – with a six week campaign to raise awareness through three …

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Check out 1960s Singapore through the eyes of an American diplomat

George Porter never went anywhere without his camera. An American diplomat who served as the equivalent of a Public Affairs Officer at the American Embassy in Singapore from 1965 to 1970, he kept his camera with him as he went around Singapore, capturing images of daily life in the newly-independent country. “Everywhere he went was a photo expedition,” said his …

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Hoverboard flight – man smashes world record, now works on new prototype

Man has been obsessed with flight even before the Wright brothers showed the world in 1903 that such fantasies could in fact become real. Recently, reports emerged that a small American company was close to developing the world’s first flying cars, and that the first prototypes would be ready in eight to ten years. (See here.) But before these flying …

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