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Straits Times, 11 December 2011

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Anti-Putin protesters out in force [ARTICLE]

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Anti-Putin protesters out in force 50,000 riot cops and troops deployed as tens of thousands gather in Russian cities AFP Reuters AP Moscow In a rare show of defiance, tens of thousands of protesters flooded cities across Russia yesterday, demanding an end to Mr Vladimir Putin’s 12-year rule and complaining

Search on for driver after lorry falls off barge [ARTICLE]

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Search on for driver after lorry falls off barge Feng Zengkun A SEARCH is being conducted for a driver who has gone missing after his lorry fell off a barge into the sea off Pasir Panjang Terminal yesterday. The 37-year-old Singaporean man was reportedly in the vehicle when the accident

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PROPERTY CURBS Showflats still getting visitors, but… PRIMEPAGE3 STEFANIE SUN on the importance of being bilingual LATEST CORPORATE FAD? “CO-WORKING” What analystshatanalysts are sayingresaying INVESTPAGES25&26NVESTPAGES25&26 Young bosses go communal amid the PCs and fax machines “Jacky Wu once called me ignorant” THINK PAGE 33 are saying INVESTPAGES25&26 SPECIAL REPORT HOMEPAGES8&9

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UN climate talks go into overtime [ARTICLE]

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UN climate talks go into overtime Final decision expected only this morning as nations are stuck on details of binding deal Grace Chua In Durban caiwj@sph.com.sg The United Nations’ climate talks in Durban, South Africa, have now gone well into overtime, with a final decision expected yesterday evening (this morning

Showrooms still get visitors [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Showrooms still get visitors Mass-market projects draw viewers but few buyers as many wait for prices to fall Cheryl Lim cherlim@sph.com.sg It was not a ghost town at most property showflats islandwide yesterday, with visitors turning up even after additional cooling measures were announced earlier in the week. But agents

Girl found face down on KPE [ARTICLE]

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Girl found face down on KPE A girl in her late teens or early 20s was found lying face down on the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) near the Pan-Is-land Expressway exit yesterday morning. Thegirl– believedtohave fallen from an overhead bridge is now warded at the high dependency unit in Tan

SAF 'smart' bomb hits the mark [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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SAF 'smart' bomb hits the mark SAF’s war games in Arizona end on a high note Jermyn Chow Defence Correspondent In Luke Air Force Base (Arizona) jermync@sph.com.sg Within mere minutes of spotting a car travelling on a dusty track in the United States’ south-western desert, the Republic of Singapore Air

NTUC pledges to help low-income [ARTICLE]

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NTUC pledges to help low-income Judith Tan The labour movement will spare no effort to raise funds for its low-er-income members should there be a downturn in the coming year. The assurance was given by Mr Zainudin Nordin, director of NTUC Care and Share, who told reporters yesterday that “even

S&P to study impact of EU pact before action [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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S&P to study impact of EU pact before action Ratings agency will also consider whether deal will prompt ECB to play aggressive role Reuters AFP Paris Standard Poor’s (S&P) will decide whether or not to downgrade countries in the euro zone in the coming days, following a European Union (EU)

Euro zone's austerity drive 'neglects growth' [ARTICLE]

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Euro zone's austerity drive 'neglects growth' Reuters New York Stricter budget discipline in the 17 countries that use the euro is all well and good, but investors fear it will not provide what the euro zone needs most of all: more economic growth. Money managers yesterday said that means last

Buffett says son could take over as chairman [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Buffett says son could take over as chairman AFP New York Mega-billionaire Warren Buffett has said that his son, a corn farmer, would be a good replacement for him as chairman of his US$245 billion (S$316 billion) investment giant Berkshire Hathaway. Mr Buffett told CBS television that his son Howard,

China sovereign fund has '60% of assets in US' [ARTICLE]

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China sovereign fund has '60% of assets in US' Bloomberg Beijing Sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp (CIC) has about 60 per cent of its assets in the United States, which has many investment opportunities and a good legal system, supervisory board chairman Jin Liqun disclosed on Friday. He said

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Welcome to the world of co-working [ARTICLE]

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Welcome to the world of co-working More and more young entrepreneurs and employees from across industries are sharing space and amenities Judith Tan juditht@sph.com.sg It is 10am and Ms Nadia Albahar turns up for work at a shophouse in Joo Chiat. She says hello to Mr Francis Teo seated at

It goes beyond physical space [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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It goes beyond physical space Judith Tan It is not your typical corporate office but Cowork@SG has retained two of its familiar elements a gossip corner, where the water-cooler stands, and a pantry. Cowork@SG, which opened on Oct 27, occupies a Joo Chiat Terrace shophouse once home to a bridal

Spartan seat in ‘polisville’ [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Spartan seat in ‘polisville’ Judith Tan FoundersHQisin Ayer Rajah Crescent amid“polisville”. Proximity to Biopolis, Fusionopolis and Mediapolis home to companies in biomedical research, engineering and digital media is a plus, said co-director Jeffrey Paine, 36. “Also, the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and Singapore and Ngee Ann polytechnics

No 'dog eat dog' world in the Kennel [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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No 'dog eat dog' world in the Kennel Judith Tan Co-work space Kennel’s location in former army barracks amid the lush greenery of Dempsey Hill is touted as a selling point. “The nature and light serve to increase attention and creativity by 20 per cent at least,” said co-founder Mark

[ special report: probation system ]

Creative ways to help teen offenders [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Creative ways to help teen offenders Probation officers constantly look for novel ways to reform troubled youth, reports Jalelah Abu Baker reports Jalelah Abu Baker jalmsab@sph.com.sg It looks like a regular art class 10 teens sitting around a table making clay models that convey different emotions. There is a broken

Probation officer has loads of patience [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Probation officer has loads of patience Mr Ken Chelliah’s patience knows no boundaries. Whether it takes one day, one month, or one year to get a youth he is working with to express his emotions, he never gives up. Even when these youths lose their temper and shout at him,

A special rapport with kids [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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A special rapport with kids and inspired. “Finishing probation is not the end. I want them to stay clear of crime forever,” said the father of two young children. But he described not being able to give these young people a chance as “low points” in the course of his

More hands on deck for Bukit Brown [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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More hands on deck for Bukit Brown 290 people join effort; new advisory panel to include representatives from heritage groups Yen Feng zengyan@sph.com.sg Work to record some 5,000 graves at Bukit Brown may have started more than a week ago, but the exercise has now grown from an initial 10

Historian joins project team [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Historian joins project team Yen Feng The committee for the Bukit Brown documentation project has added a new member, Dr Loh Kah Seng, to its team of heritage experts. Dr Loh, 39, an independent historian, was recruited by the group’s team leader, Dr Hui Yew-Foong, last month. Dr Loh said

561 graves documented so far [ARTICLE]

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561 graves documented so far Yen Feng Over seven days, 561 out of some 5,000 graves said to be affected by a new road into Bukit Brown have been successfully documented. The graves are in the Seh Ong cemeteries located at the gates of Bukit Brown, between Sime Road and

In hot water over fire hazards [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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In hot water over fire hazards Blitz on two malls, four nightspots finds several exits obstructed Fiona Low fionalow@sph.com.sg Two shopping malls and four Clarke Quay nightspots were checked for compliance with fire safety rules in surprise visits by the authorities last Friday night. The exercise, which started at about

320,000 textbooks donated to the needy [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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320,000 textbooks donated to the needy 7,600 students benefit on first day of distribution after record donation Huang Lijie lijie@sph.com.sg A deadline had to be extended but, eventually, a record 320,000 textbooks were collected for FairPrice’s annual book donation drive. Yesterday, they were distributed at four centres Yio Chu Kang

UK intern spends 2 weeks as a foreign worker [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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UK intern spends 2 weeks as a foreign worker Pictures story by Samuel He Covered in cement dust, a young Englishman removes ceiling parts with a pneumatic drill in a Beach Road colonial building the only other British feature at this location. Apart from his safety helmet and boots, blond

Balance social harmony with human rights, says ex-judge [ARTICLE]

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Balance social harmony with human rights, says ex-judge Feng Zengkun Human rights, including the freedom of expression, have to be balanced with social harmony, said a former judge at an event to mark Human Rights Day yesterday. In his speech, Mr Richard Magnus said that his past experience as a

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Kolkata tragedy: Greed is to blame [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Kolkata tragedy: Greed is to blame Hospital fire exposes lack of concern for rules in rush to cash in on medical care boom NEWS ANALYSIS Ravi Velloor South Asia Bureau Chief In New Delhi velloor@sph.com.sg As India came to grips with the deaths of more than 90 patients in the

Ma's bid for re-election gets a boost [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Ma's bid for re-election gets a boost Running mate shines in debate for Taiwan’s vice-presidential candidates on TV Lee Seok Hwai Taiwan Correspondent In Taipei seokhwai@sph.com.sg Premier Wu Den-yih saw off challenges from an opposition heavyweight as well as a political novice in the first-ever televised debate for vice-presidential candidates

Thousands join 'piggy bank' rally [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Thousands join 'piggy bank' rally AFP AP Taipei Thousands of Taiwanese rallied with their piggy banks near the presidential office in Taipei yesterday in a show of support for Ms Tsai Ing-wen, the main opposition party’s presidential candidate. “HsiaoIng elected,”thesupporters shouted, referring to Ms Tsai by her nickname meaning “Little

Joint patrols of Mekong begin [ARTICLE]

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Joint patrols of Mekong begin Xinhua AP AFP Xishuangbanna (China) Chinese police yesterday started joint patrols with their counterparts from Laos, Myanmar and Thailand to maintain security along the Mekong River, a major transport passage in Indochina. The move marked the restoration of international shipping services on the river that

Women activists receive Peace Prize [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Women activists receive Peace Prize AP Oslo (Norway) Three women who fought injustice, dictatorship and sexual violence received the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in the Norwegian capital yesterday. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, her compatriot Leymah Gbowee and Ms Tawakkul Karman of Yemen collected their Nobel diplomas and

Rare march against lese majeste law [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Rare march against lese majeste law Second protest in 2 days in Bangkok; call for jailed grandpa to be freed Nirmal Ghosh Thailand Correspondent In Bangkok nirmal@sph.com.sg For the second day running yesterday, Thailand’s capital saw a small protest demanding freedom for a 61-year-old grandfather jailed for 20 years under

No curbs on carollers, say Malaysian police [ARTICLE]

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No curbs on carollers, say Malaysian police The Star/Asia News Network KualaLumpur Malaysian police have denied restricting the movement of carollers in Klang this Christmas season, despite changes in the permit application process. Police said they began interviewing carolling groups that had applied for permits this year because of administrative

Jakarta didn't ask for data centre: BlackBerry maker [ARTICLE]

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Jakarta didn't ask for data centre: BlackBerry maker AFP Jakarta Post/Asia News Network Jakarta BlackBerry manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM) said the Indonesian government had given no advice on the completion of requests, particularly on the establishment of a data centre, leading to the company’s decision to build the centre

China's exports rise at slower pace [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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China's exports rise at slower pace Pickup in US demand offsets sluggish buying in debt-ridden Europe AFP Reuters Beijing Growth in Chinese exports and imports slowed last month, fresh evidence of faltering demand abroad and at home that is pushing Beijing towards a more explicit pro-growth policy stance. Nevertheless, the

US consumer sentiment up, trade gap shrinks [ARTICLE]

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US consumer sentiment up, trade gap shrinks Reuters AP New York An index of consumer sentiment in the United States rose to its highest in six months early this month, and the trade deficit narrowed last month in the latest signs that the United States economy’s health is slowly improving.

Judge approves $2.8b transfer to MF Global clients [ARTICLE]

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Judge approves $2.8b transfer to MF Global clients Reuters New York A judge approved a US$2.2 billion (S$2.8 billion) transfer to US commodities customers of MF Global on Friday, as a trustee acknowledged there were suspicious transfers leading up to the brokerage’s Oct 31 collapse. The judge overruled several objections

Islamists' ascent worries Egyptians [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Islamists' ascent worries Egyptians Brotherhood preaches moderation but there are fears it will lead country to Iranian-style theocracy Andrew Raven For The Sunday Times In Cairo araven755@gmail.com With additional reporting from Jessica Gray Mr Helmy El Ghazar strides into a small park in Giza, just across the Nile River from

Plane slams into Philippine shanty town [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Plane slams into Philippine shanty town 13 dead, including 3 on board, as cargo plane hits school and sparks fire in slum AFP AP Manila A four-seater cargo plane crashed into a crowded Philippine slum yesterday, sparking a fire that killed 13 people, left five missing and injured at least

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How low will home prices go? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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How low will home prices go? The cooling measures announced last Wednesday sparked a slew of analyst reports predicting price drops and falling sales volumes. Yasmine Yahya sums up the reactions. Yasmine Yahya yasminey@sph.com.sg There is one thing all the analysts agree on property sales will likely fall as a

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Interior designer gets a (tea) break [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Interior designer gets a (tea) break When his furniture store didn’t work out, Ivan Teo expanded the tea lounge that was part of it Joyce Teo joyceteo@sph.com.sg Mr Ivan Teo, 36, started Arteastiq tea lounge in Mandarin Gallery early last year to complement his furniture retail business, which came out

Convertible bonds: A less risky equity play [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Convertible bonds: A less risky equity play They offer security of traditional bonds, while allowing investors to benefit if the share price rises Jonathan Kwok jonkwok@sph.com.sg Many people may be unfamiliar with convertible bonds as an asset class, but some experts say that they could fit into investors’ portfolios. A

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Here's how to make money in a bear market [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Here's how to make money in a bear market Buy blue chips when they are down and take profit as soon as there’s a brief rebound Goh Eng Yeow Senior Correspondent engyeow@sph.com.sg Since August, fresh stock market jitters have sparked worries as to whether we may be facing another long,

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Greening buildings in baby steps [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Greening buildings in baby steps BCA chief has taken agency beyond just regulating structures to gain global acclaim Jessica Cheam Environment Correspondent jcheam@sph.com.sg From a domestic agency little known outside of Singapore, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has undergone a transformation in recent years to become a well-known outfit

What lies ahead in bilingual journey [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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What lies ahead in bilingual journey The weakening proficiency in mother tongues will continue to provoke debate Clarissa Oon Senior Writer clare@sph.com.sg Former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew’s new book is chiefly about the road taken so far by Singapore’s bilingual policy, but it will leave some niggling questions in

Missing the Iron Lady's mettle [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Missing the Iron Lady's mettle Richard Vinen In London The writer, a professor of history at King’s College, London, is the author of Thatcher’s Britain: The Politics And Social Upheaval Of The 1980s. New York Times Mrs Margaret Thatcher has long been reviled by the British left, so much so

Maids and boyfriends [ARTICLE]

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Maids and boyfriends EDITORIAL Cheap mobile phones have become a boon for domestic maids looking for male companionship during their time here. On their days off, they may hook up with a work permit holder from India, Bangladesh, the Philippines or Thailand in, say, Lucky Plaza or Little India, and

[ QUOTES OF THE WEEK ] [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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QUOTES OF THE WEEK “I don’t want them (the next generation) to misunderstand that the Khmer Rouge are bad people, are criminals.” NOUN CHEA, right-hand man to former Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, testifying at the United Rouge Pot, testifying at Nations-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh “Being gay

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Love, maids, and worried employers [ARTICLE]

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Love, maids, and worried employers Priscilla Poh (Ms) I refer to two reports concerning maids working here (“Finding love in a foreign land”; last Sunday and “Consider law to give maids a day off every week: Halimah”; June 20). In suggesting that the Government implement legislation making it compulsory for

Don't let up on the loos in coffee shops [ARTICLE]

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Don't let up on the loos in coffee shops Tony Yeo I have no faith in Singaporeans not messing up toilets even if they are well maintained (“Clean up the loos”; Dec 4). So we will still have to get coffee shop operators to clean their toilets throughout the day,

How do banks keep tabs on credit card limits? [ARTICLE]

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How do banks keep tabs on credit card limits? Chin Kee Thou I am perplexed after reading the article in which the writer advocated the maxim of holding several credit cards (“Look beyond the here and now”; Nov 20). Under the rules governing unsecured lending, a bank has to observe

Everyone ages, so let's be realistic [ARTICLE]

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Everyone ages, so let's be realistic Bennie Cheok Dr Lee Wei Ling’s article (“Comfortable with the face I’ve earned”; last Sunday) is a stark reality that the human form undergoes rapid transformation when one advances in age. Superficial measures like cosmetics may enliven the spirit but are short-lived and the

Prehistoric creatures along waterfront? [ARTICLE]

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Prehistoric creatures along waterfront? Jimmy Yap My thanks to Ms Tan Dawn Wei for last Sunday’s interesting and educational report from Utah (“Breathing life into old bones”). I hope you can convince Fossilogic to open its regional office and lab in Singapore. The National Museum or someone in the Temasek

Road-hogging cyclists [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Road-hogging cyclists Chia Yong Soong Much has been said about cyclists’ safety on the roads, and of motorists not giving way to them, resulting in accidents. This picture was taken along Neo Tiew Road at 8am on Dec 3. It shows a group of cyclists, about 10 of them, occupying

Rethink way of calculating property tax [ARTICLE]

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Rethink way of calculating property tax Thian Tai Chew As an HDB flat owner-occupier, I read with concern about how the property tax is moving up (“HDB property tax up on higher market values”; last Sunday). The property tax is based on rental values. As most of the property owners

Abolish phone booking system at taxi stands [ARTICLE]

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Abolish phone booking system at taxi stands Dennis Breckenridge In Singapore, one of the industries which have been growing steadily and are critical to the success of the nation is tourism. This industry, however, is being tarnished by the process involved in hiring a taxi. I travel in the region

[ EX-LIBRIS ] [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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EX-LIBRIS Each week, we publish an extract from a book that is topical or of general interest. Extracted by Shirley Lim from the National Library Board (NLB). The book is available at the NLB’s public libraries. Call No.: English 391 SIE To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out The World?

Stefanie Sun refuses to be a 'dumb singer' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Stefanie Sun refuses to be a 'dumb singer' Working in Taiwan convinced artiste she had to do something about her Mandarin Stefanie Sun Stefanie Sun, 33, is a Mandopop singer popular among Chinese communities in the region. This is an edited version of an essay in the book, My Lifelong

Play it again – no, wait, don’t [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Play it again no, wait, don’t THE EX-PAT FILES Akshita Nanda The writer is from India and a reporter with Life! There is a buzzing in my brain, a twitching in my toes, a warbling of my vocal cords. I fear I have caught an earworm, one of those infectious

Out with dialects, in with Mandarin [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Out with dialects, in with Mandarin In chapter four of his new book, My Lifelong Challenge: Singapore’s Bilingual Journey, former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew looks at the Speak Mandarin Campaign. He launched it in 1979 to nudge Chinese families to speak Mandarin at home instead of dialects. In the

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HEADLINERS Yingluck Shinawatra Thai PM on first official visit here The new Thai premier was hosted to a dinner at the Istana by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on her first official visit to Singapore. The 44-year-old former businesswoman said she looked forward to greater cooperation between the two countries

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Perfect tonic [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Perfect tonic United smash four against Wolves to put Champions League surrender behind AFP Manchester United 4 Wolverhampton 1 London After a week that manager Alex Ferguson described as a black one for Manchester United, they received the perfect tonic: a home match against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Away from home, the

Holt, Suarez on target [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Holt, Suarez on target London Former S-League striker Grant Holt scored twice to help Norwich City to a 4-2 win and send high-flying Newcastle to their second defeat in as many games. Holt, who played for Sengkang Marine in 2002, and is now the skipper of the Canaries, sent Norwich

Van Persie hit makes it a happy anniversary [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Van Persie hit makes it a happy anniversary Arsenal 1 Everton 0 London Robin van Persie smashed in a stunning volley which is as good as any in Arsenal’s 125-year history to give the Gunners a 1-0 win over Everton at the Emirates Stadium yesterday. The in-form Dutchman took his

Donald on verge of history as feverish McIlroy struggles [ARTICLE]

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Donald on verge of history as feverish McIlroy struggles AFP Dubai Barring a spectacular collapse in today’s final round, Luke Donald is all set to create history by becoming the first player to win the Money List on both the US PGA and the European Tours in the same season.

Celebrity in Asia, unknown in USA [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Celebrity in Asia, unknown in USA But world No. 1 Ya-ni is determined to spread her appeal to the West [SUNDAY PEOPLE] AP Orlando It is the all-American girl’s study as conceived by a Hollywood set director. In addition to her growing collection of trophies, Tseng Ya-ni has displayed two

Some football statues we'd like to see at clubs [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Some football statues we'd like to see at clubs [OFFSIDE] Tay Yek Keak stsports@sph.com.sg Arsenal just unveiled statues of club legends to celebrate their 125th anniversary. In case you think statues are just for people to vandalise, they are erected to honour the respected. Statues of greats like Bobby Charlton,

'Not easy to have Asian great' [ARTICLE]

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'Not easy to have Asian great' Jonathan Wong Paradorn Srichaphan broke the glass ceiling in 2003 when he became the first Asian player to break into the top 10 since the men’s tennis tour went to computer rankings in 1973. Eight years on and a year into his official retirement,

Statue moves Henry to tears [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Statue moves Henry to tears AFP Thierry Henry broke down in tears at Friday’s unveiling of a statue of himself outside the Emirates Stadium in London to celebrate Arsenal’s 125 years. “I know some of the press used to kill me for not showing emotion well, there you go, I

‘My target – Olympics’ [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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‘My target Olympics’ Yin, who missed the Beijing Games, will be upset with herself if she’s left out again Jonathan Wong jonwong@sph.com.sg Having secured Singapore’s LaserRadial slot fornextyear’s London Games, sailor Elizabeth Yin is aware that her Olympic mission is far from over. She finished her campaign at the Isaf

Scoresheet [ARTICLE]

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Scoresheet BADMINTON Korea Grand Prix In Jeonnam, s-fi-nals Men’s singles: Lee Hyun Il (Kor) bt Chen Jin (Chn) 21-17 1 3-21 21 -18, Shon Wan Ho (Kor) bt Mohamad Latif (Mal) 21-14 21-10. Women’s singles: Sung Ji Hyun (Kor) bt Liu Xin (Chn) 22-20 12-21 21-17, Han Li (Chn) bt

Singapore beat Malaysia to march into final [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Singapore beat Malaysia to march into final Fabius Chen Singapore will face Fiji in the final of the FairPrice Foundation Nations Cup this afternoon, after a 42-35 win over Malaysia yesterday. In a highly physical contest at the Toa Payoh Sports Hall, the Republic’s netballers needed a strong second-half showing

Britain blasted for using foreign talent wrestlers for Olympics [ARTICLE]

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Britain blasted for using foreign talent wrestlers for Olympics London Britain have been slammed for recruiting foreign talent for their London 2012 Olympic wrestling team. The criticism came direct from the man who runs the sport globally, Raphael Martinetti, reported The Guardian. The president of the International Federation of Associated

hot bods [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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hot bods Text and pictures by Samuel He If you or your friends fit into our Hot Bods Series, drop us a line and photo at stimage@sph.com.sg Ryan Lee, 22 Undergraduate Height: 1.73m Weight: 70kg Exercise regimen: I visit the gym three times a week for weight training. The exercises

Open-water requirement for New York triathlon [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Open-water requirement for New York triathlon Bloomberg NewYork New York City triathlon officials require next year’s participants to commit to completing an open-water swim of at least 800m within 18 months of the event after two competitors died in this year’s race. Triathletes must agree when registering online to do

NBA reopens to mayhem [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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NBA reopens to mayhem Many furious over the league’s decision to veto Paul’s move from the Hornets to the Lakers NYT Bloomberg New York The National Basketball Association (NBA) reopened to general mayhem on Friday, with enough controversy, anger and allegations to make the public nearly forget about the five-month

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Match not fixed: Lyon striker [ARTICLE]

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Match not fixed: Lyon striker AP Paris The infamous wink by Dinamo Zagreb defender Domagoj Vida at Bafetimbi Gomis during their Champions League football game was completely innocent, according to the Lyon striker. Gomis scored four times in Lyon’s 7-1 away win on Wednesday to seal a last-16 spot for

Croatian officials nabbed [ARTICLE]

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Croatian officials nabbed AP Zagreb Two senior Croatian football officials were arrested on suspicion that they took payments from clubs for guaranteeing that matches would be refereed fairly. Zeljko Siric, the deputy president of the Croatian Football Association, and Stjepan Djedovic, the head of the body’s referee commission, are suspected

Luna Rossa close in on title [ARTICLE]

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Luna Rossa close in on title Luna Rossa, overall leaders of the Extreme Sailing Series, are on the brink of winning the championship. The Italian team won three of yesterday’s 11 races at Marina Bay to finish top of the provisional standings for the Singapore leg with 186 points. They

Veron postpones retirement [ARTICLE]

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Veron postpones retirement Reuters Buenos Aires Juan Veron has delayed plans to end his career until the close of the Argentinian season after being persuaded to change his mind by Estudiantes teammates and fans. Veron, who previously turned out for Sampdoria, Parma, Lazio, Manchester United, Chelsea and Inter Milan, was

Ochoa gives birth to son [ARTICLE]

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Ochoa gives birth to son AFP Mexico City Retired golf star Lorena Ochoa of Mexico announced the birth of her first child, son Pedro, on Thursday night. The former world No. 1, who retired with 27 career LPGA triumphs and two Majors, posted in a message on her Facebook website

World champ Asada's mum dies [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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World champ Asada's mum dies AP Nagoya Kyoko Asada, the mother of two-time world champion figure skater Mao Asada (right), has died of cirrhosis of the liver. She was 48. Mao pulled out of the Grand Prix Final in Canada to return to Japan on Friday but she did not

CAF slams IOC for 'disrespect' [ARTICLE]

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CAF slams IOC for 'disrespect' AP Cairo Africa’s football body says the International Olympic Committee’s decision to reprimand its president, Issa Hayatou, for taking money from a former Fifa marketing agency was disrespectful. The Confederation of African Football said the IOC had not considered documents that showed Hayatou put the

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BARRIER 13 NO HOODOO FOR ROCKET MAN [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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BARRIER 13 NO HOODOO FOR ROCKET MAN Written by < Craig Brennan in Hong Kong SINGAPORE’S champion sprinter Rocket Man has a major obstacle to overcome if he is to take the honours in this afternoon’ s Group 1 HK$14 million (approx $2.3 million) Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint over

MERCHANT TO HOLD COURT [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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MERCHANT TO HOLD COURT Written by i Michael Lee IF his last-start second to Rocket Man is anything to go by, honest sprinter-miler Merchant should deliver the goods in the $125,000 Kranji Stakes A race over 1100m on Polytrack this afternoon. For a fleeting moment, the Fubu five-year-old even looked

Opposites yet perfectly suited [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Opposites yet perfectly suited Sundram and Kadir plan to reprise their onfield understanding on the training pitch Fabius Chen fabiusc@sph.com.sg There is a sense of irony as Kadir Yahaya entered the Jalan Besar Stadium dressing room, 15 minutes late. “Sorry...jam,” he told V. Sundramoorthy and The Sunday Times. As Sundram

Redknapp hits out at Uefa and FA [ARTICLE]

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Redknapp hits out at Uefa and FA The Times, London London Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has called for an overhaul of European competition after the inclusion of Manchester City and Manchester United to the Europa League. Both clubs were handed places in Europe’s second-tier competition after finishing third in their

Barca and Real a league above the English [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Barca and Real a league above the English HEART OF FOOTBALL Rob Hughes stsports@sph.com.sg While the Manchesters fell out of the Champions League, and Arsenal and Chelsea sneaked through, what now for the English Premier League’s boast to being the best on earth? This early morning’s Real Madrid versus Barcelona

Baihakki to add depth in defence: Sundram [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Baihakki to add depth in defence: Sundram Fabius Chen The look on Baihakki Khaizan’s face as he stepped out on to the Jalan Besar Stadium pitch yesterday said it all. After spending the past year in the wilderness of Singapore football, the 27-year-old is back. In his first training session

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Wenger to sell several players next month [ARTICLE]

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Wenger to sell several players next month Arsene Wenger plans to get rid of some of Arsenal’s dead wood in next month’s transfer window. Andrey Arshavin, Marouane Chamakh and Sebastien Squillaci are among the players to be put up for sale, while Manuel Almunia and fellow goalkeeper Vito Mannone will

Juventus keen on bad boy Tevez [ARTICLE]

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Juventus keen on bad boy Tevez Juventus have become the first club to indicate they are prepared to pay £20 million (S$40 million) for Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez (below) next month. But AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani is holding firm in his club’s offer of a loan deal before

Dalglish wants combative Reges [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Dalglish wants combative Reges Kenny Dalglish is lining up a move for Porto’s Fernando Reges, to plug the midfield hole left by the season-ending injury to Lucas Leiva. The Liverpool manager may have to pay around £17 million for the combative Brazilian, who is also said to be on the

Man City deterred by de Rossi's weekly pay [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Man City deterred by de Rossi's weekly pay Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini hopes to sign Roma star Daniele de Rossi (above) next month. With the 28-year-old’s contract set to end this season, the Italian international will cost no more than £5 million. But the player wants more than £200,000

Chelsea favourites for Cahill's signature [ARTICLE]

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Chelsea favourites for Cahill's signature Chelsea have moved ahead of Tottenham as the favourites to clinch the £7 million signing of Bolton defender Gary Cahill next month, reported The Telegraph. The England international, 25, is out of contract at the end of the season and has indicated that he will

Pavlyuchenko likened to economy car [ARTICLE]

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Pavlyuchenko likened to economy car The reputation of Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko has taken another hit. Manager Harry Redknapp had hoped to use him in a transfer-plus-cash deal for Marseille star Loic Remy, reported the Metro. But Remy’s agent, Frederic Guerra, compared Pavlyuchenko to an historic economy car, saying: “I

Villas-Boas in mood for battle [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Villas-Boas in mood for battle He warns players that a loss to Man City tomorrow will end title hopes The Times, London London The mathematics for Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas are simple. Lose to undefeated Premier League leaders Manchester City tomorrow, and his side’s title challenge will be as good

Vidic to miss start of next season [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Vidic to miss start of next season The Times, London London Nemanja Vidic’s injury is so serious that the Manchester United captain is expected to even miss the start of next season. United manager Alex Ferguson had already confirmed that Vidic would not play again this campaign. But the defender

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Hallyu Melayu The Korean wave has gained fans from the Malay community who are drawn to K-pop and K-dramas Yip Wai Yee yipwy@sph.com.sg That Korean Wave, or Hallyu, just keeps rolling. Now, it is sweeping across the Malay community here. Go to any concert featuring South Korean pop (or K-pop,

Sober solutions [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Sober solutions Drinkers will try anything, from drinking tomato juice to eating oily food, to cure a hangover but do these remedies actually work? Huang Huifen hfhuang@sph.com.sg From drinking isotonic drinks to eating an oily breakfast to downing hangover pills, the marketing director of The Butter Factory nighclub, Celeste Chong,

Career detour [ARTICLE]

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Career detour With people living longer, when are you too old to start a second career? Kimberly Spykerman, Melissa Kok kimspyke@sph.com.sg melk@sph.com.sg Goodbye, career for life. Hello, second career. With Singaporeans living longer and costs rising, those who have reached retirement age are opting to change careers and carry on

Fun ride on the job [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Fun ride on the job ADMINISTRATIVE EXECUTIVE TURNED THEME PARK HOST Melissa Kok It is hard to miss Doris Cheng’s sunny smile at the entrance of the Revenge Of The Mummy attraction at Universal Studios. A chirpy Madam Cheng, 62, dressed in safari colours topped with a colourful headscarf, greets

Grandpa on rollerblades [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Grandpa on rollerblades DISCIPLINE MASTER TURNED ROLLERBLADING INSTRUCTOR Melissa Kok Mr Tang Wing Kee, 72, hit a low when he retired after 42 years of teaching nine years ago. Mr Tang, who was a discipline master and taught English, maths and physical education at St Joseph’s Institution, recalled having a

VIP meet and greet [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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VIP meet and greet AIRPORT DIPLOMAT Melissa Kok As a first secretary stationed at Singapore’s overseas missions with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for 38 years, Mr Tong Tek Liong’s job has taken him to places such as New York, London, Paris and Geneva. Back then, he handled consular and

Recession-proof job [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Recession-proof job AIR STEWARD TURNED NURSE Melissa Kok When Mohamed Fareed Mohamed Yunos was retrenched eight years ago during the Sars outbreak, he made sure the next job he took was recession-proof. Mr Fareed, 43, had worked with Singapore Airlines as cabin crew staff for 13 years, but was let

Sleeping less for a degree [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Sleeping less for a degree MILITARY MAN TURNED CRIMINAL LAWYER Kimberly Spykerman After hearing one too many stories of colonels having to retire at the age of 45, former military man Amolat Singh decided that it was time “to take the bull by the horns”. Now a prominent criminal lawyer,

Those were the days, my friend [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Those were the days, my friend Social media has made it easier to find former school mates but not all are keen on reconnecting with people they have not seen in years Natasha Ann Zachariah natashaz@sph.com.sg It may be a decade since you saw your schoolmates and have not bothered

Five neighbours you wish you had [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Five neighbours you wish you had Cheryl Faith Wee When it rains, those stranded at a bus stop in Jurong West Street 42 need not worry because 66-year-old Madam Yeong Sik Nui is just a telephone call away. The sprightly mother of one, who has lived in the estate for

Tay Yek Keak imagines what the Facebook pages of newsmakers might look like in this weekly column [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Tay Yek Keak imagines what the Facebook pages of newsmakers might look like in this weekly column Stefanie Sun, Singapore’s Tourism Ambassador for Greater China, recommends that rich Chinese tourists visit Botanic Gardens, Orchard Road and Dempsey Road for a taste of Samy’s Curry. Of course, for Lesser China, there’s

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Desperate days of being a new parent [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Desperate days of being a new parent Seriously Kidding Tee Hun Ching hunching@sph.com.sg A friend at work welcomed his first child last month and our lunches since then have been full of baby talk. Occasionally, he taps the parents among us for advice. “How do you apply nappy rash cream?”

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pencil in... U CARE BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR At this fair, retail outlets offer exclusive deals and special promotions for NTUC members and the public to help with expenses for school-going children from low-income families at the start of the new school year. This year, $5-million worth of vouchers have

Pee for patience [ARTICLE]

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Pee for patience Parenting 101 Dr Indra Ganesan Dr Indra Ganesan, who answered this question, is an associate consultant at the nephrology service of the department of paediatrics, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Have a parenting question? E-mail stlife@sph.com.sg with the subject header, “Parenting 101”. QHow can my toilet-trained three-year-old

Pay $ 70 for a kindy concert? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Pay 70 for a kindy concert? Preschools stage year-end concerts at posh venues and charge accordingly Jane Ng janeng@sph.com.sg facebook.com/ST.JaneNg Gone are the days when a kindergarten concert is just a performance in a school hall. These days, year-end concerts for three- to six-year-olds are held in hotels or country

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Home where the family is [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Home where the family is Three men who play key roles in their family businesses tell Cheryl Tay how they make the time and effort to get together with their loved ones Cheryl Tay Food for thought THE Tan family, which runs Ban Choon Marketing, works right up to Christmas

Double happiness [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Double happiness Christmas is twice the fun for two couples who will celebrate the festive season with their pair of IVF twins, reports Wong Sher Maine reports Wong Sher Maine New siblings for company SEVEN-YEAR-OLD Victoria Vong could not have asked for a better present this Christmas: Twin siblings, after

Makeover for leftovers [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Makeover for leftovers Get creative by turning excess festive food into delicious dishes Sim Ee Waun Christmas is as much a time of giving as it is of excess. in this season of yuletide cheer, the richest fruitcakes and most elaborate meals are the order of the day. But when

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Dress it up Jazz up your outfit with gorgeous accessories Park Hotel Group’s 50th Anniversary Promotions SUITE DEALS: 50% off your 2nd night STAY LONGER FOR LESS: 50% off your 3rd night Complimentary breakfast and credits to offset your dining, mini-bar or laundry charges. Terms and conditions apply. For more

Festive feasting [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Festive feasting Check out where to eat, drink and be merry with your loved ones this season 10 at Claymore Pan Pacific Orchard (Tel: 6831-6686) Tuck into festive favourites with highlights such as roasted turkey, US Black Angus beef, fresh Boston lobsters and live French Fine de Bretagne oysters (below).

Just for kids [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Just for kids Fun activities and shows at various malls create a magical Christmas for children Chill out in Snow Dome 313@Somerset Suit up in winter attire provided by Winter Time and enjoy photo opportunities in the 313 Snow Dome with real snow at minus 3 degC. Redeem a pass

Made in Singapore [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Made in Singapore Check out lovely gift ideas and support local brands at www.getshopping.sg, which showcases some of the best products stamped with the Singapore label GET SINGAPORE offers a platform for over 30 local retailers to showcase and market their brands and merchandise to audiences locally and internationally. Participating

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Get an Alpine high [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Get an Alpine high The Swiss town of Crans-Montana is where holidaymakers go for hikes and winter sports Huang Huifen hfhuang@sph.com.sg Crans-Montana is a holiday destination for every season. The ski resort, known for its wide range of ski slopes and golf and hiking trails in the summer, sees its

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Fiery start to Christmas [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Fiery start to Christmas A Christmas tradition that started with firemen, the cops and a leg of ham Chua Mui Hoong muihoong@sph.com.sg Two fat slabs of ham are sitting in my refrigerator at home, coagulating in brine. They are occupying if not Wall Street, certainly shelf space that might have

Trust couples to start spying on each other [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Trust couples to start spying on each other Sandra Leong stlife@sph.com.sg Following my last column, when I confessed to Googling myself regularly, I expected to suffer a barrage of jibes from people I know. After all, they have been known to be quite cruel about such things. When I once

Working holidays [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Working holidays Colin Goh By now, you must have heard about the survey showing how 81 per cent of Singaporeans check in on their work even while on holiday, making us the most work-fixated country on earth. Although I smirked at the fact that the study had come from online

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Things to do this week [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Things to do this week THE NUTCRACKER BY SINGAPORE DANCE THEATRE This new version of The Nutcracker is set in pre-World War I colonial Shanghai and follows the adventures of Clara after she receives a nutcracker doll. Expect spectacular new sets and costumes with well-loved characters. Where: Esplanade Theatre MRT:

The weeks ahead [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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The weeks ahead Compiled by Magdalene Lum THE IRRESISTIBLE PIPA MUSIC OF LIU DEHAI A pipa master from China, Liu Dehai, will team up with the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Chinese Ensemble and the Ruan Ensemble (Singapore) at this concert. The highlights include the premiere of The Sentiment Of

What A PET [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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What A PET Stand to win a goodie bag worth $250 from Royal Canin if a photo of your pet dog or cat appears in this column in the first and third week of every month. Send photos (at least 300dpi) and your pet’s name, age, gender and breed to

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Black humour for dark times [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Black humour for dark times Set in the Singapore Botanic Gardens during WWII, The Devil’s Garden is laced with comedy and horror The Read Interview Akshita Nanda akshitan@sph.com.sg The 1940s Japanese Occupation of Singapore does not usually lend itself to laughs. However, British writer Nigel Barley goes for humour and

Bookends [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Bookends Akshita Nanda Who: Composer Emily Koh, 25, whose original work, byte, is a set piece for contenders in the ongoing National Piano and Violin Competition. The biennial music contest, which often kickstarts the careers of local classical musicians, ends this evening at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music

Holmes resurrected [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Holmes resurrected The incomparable Sherlock Holmes returns with a new adventure approved by the Conan Doyle estate Hot Off The Press Stephanie Yap ysteph@sph.com.sg THE HOUSE OF SILK By Anthony Horowitz Mulholland Books/ Paperback/294 pages/ $29.96/ Major bookstores/ Arthur Conan Doyle was famously unpossessive when it came to his most

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Special brews [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Special brews Eateries and bars are offering artisanal beers, which are touted to be more aromatic than commercial ones Rebecca Lynne Tan rltan@sph.com.sg Artisanal craft beers are making heady inroads with the opening of more speciality craft beer bars and gastrobars in Singapore. The latest one to set up shop

TIPPLE PLACES [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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TIPPLE PLACES BARS AND GASTROBARS Old Empire gastrobar Where: Valley Point Shopping Centre, 491 River Valley Road, 01-16, tel: 6735-7881; open: Mondays, 5pm to midnight, Tuesdays to Thursdays, noon to midnight, Fridays to Sundays, noon to 1am. What: The gastrobar has Delirium Tremens and a craft-beer-of-the-month on tap this month’s

BEER-PAIRING MENUS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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BEER-PAIRING MENUS Five restaurants are offering a special food and Belgian craft beer pairing menu from now till Jan 15. Dishes range from duck confit to lamb char siew (above), creamy homemade pappardelle with mushrooms and Parma ham, and a Baileys chocolate tart paired with various ales, trappist beers and

Rice with crunch [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Rice with crunch Ask The Foodie Chris Tan QI would like to know how toi make rice krispies from uncooked rice. Chew Siew Chin APuffed rice cereal is made commercially in two ways. Both start by cooking the ricegrains to gelatinise their starch and bring their internal moisture to a

Grapevine [ARTICLE]

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Grapevine Rebecca Lynne Tan Wine dinner at Tenshin Fine wine retailer Artisan Cellars is hosting a 10-course chef’s tasting menu with New Zealand wines from Pyramid Valley at Japanese restaurant Tenshin on Tuesday night. The winery’s winemaker Mike Weersing will be present to showcase his wines, which include the 2009

The sweet season [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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The sweet season Posh Nosh Tan Hsueh Yun Every Christmas and Chinese New Year, you want to find one baker that not many people know about, who can make the perfect fruit cake, sugee cake or pineapple tart. So you ask around, sample the wares and see if you have

Choc-a-block with Good Cheer [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Choc-a-block with Good Cheer When you sample Christmas treats almost daily in the run up to the big day, things can sometimes become one big blur. Bakerzin’s Log Of Good Cheer stands out because it is uncomplicated. It turns out that all you need is good dark chocolate, a bit

Gobble up the unstuffing [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Gobble up the unstuffing You don’t need to roast a turkey just to eat stuffing. Baking stuffing sans the bird works just fine too Hunger Management Tan Hsueh Yun hsueh@sph.com.sg www.facebook.com/tanhsuehyun There are some things a person never forgets and one of them is bad turkey stuffing. You know what

Stump for dessert [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Stump for dessert Any number of places will sell you a log cake at Christmas time but how many will make you a stump cake? I know stump is an ugly word for such a gorgeous creation, but that is what Antoinette’s Theobroma (above) looks like. Perhaps pastry chef Pang

Nutty Christmas [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Nutty Christmas The cakes on this page are all serious desserts but what about those who like to graze, to nibble, to refuel throughout the gruelling festive season? Set out plates of little treats for them, like this almond and pistachio-studded Nougat ($12 for a 100g bag, left top) from

Fired up on beef [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Fired up on beef You can’t go wrong grilling the beautifully marbled meat at Magosaburou Eats Wong Ah Yoke ahyoke@sph.com.sg Beef lovers are in for a treat with the opening of Magosaburou, a yakiniku or Japanese barbecue restaurant, at Ion Orchard. The eatery, a branch of a chain which has

Free refills of boiled soup [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Free refills of boiled soup Cheap Good Chua Mui Hoong muihoong@sph.com.sg When Fang Qiao Ming was a young accountant in Singapore, friends and colleagues used to tease her: “You can’t cook anything! What kind of woman are you?” And the Fujian native, who came to Singaporein her teens, wouldretort: “I’mwaiting

Granny's cake is best [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Granny's cake is best Polish envoy Waldemar Dubaniowski tried to bake his grandmother’s chocolate cake without success Eunice Quek euniceq@sph.com.sg Mr Waldemar Dubaniowski’s fondest childhood memories revolve around his late grandmother’s homemade chocolate cake. The 47-year-old Polish ambassador to Singapore, who was born in Warsaw, recalls: “For one to two

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Property Prices Here is the list of private residential property transactions with caveats lodged for apartments, condominiums and executive condominiums in November 2011 •JJLSIi Sri i ATS Domus Nova 88 Nova 88 Okie Okio One St Michael's Parc Haven Prestige Heights Regent Residences Regent Residences Regent Residences Regent Residences 2,033,100

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FABER DR SEMI-D/ bunglw. Land 5300-8400sqft. Regular land. Own pool. Nan Hwa Sch. Ken 9027-6142 Nassim Pk perched on hilltop XXXXX sqft. Bird’s eye view, over lush foliage. embraced by beguiling elite surroundings of serenity tranquility ’build your own dream home’ Jervois XXXXX sqft, regular land. Excellent investment value, not

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#f|fl D09-10 Orchard/ #ffi D09-10 Orchard/ Tanglin/ Holland Tanglin/Holland Houses for Sale Houses for Sale (I) Jones Lang LaSalle Jones Lang LaSalle Residential Pte Limited CEA Licence No. LXXXXX59I Brand New 2.5 Storey Bungalow at Namly Vicinity Land approx 5400 sqft; Sunken swimming Built approx 6000 sqft pool 4 parking

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***PRESTIGE TREVOSE BUNGLW Contemporary 6000/7800sqft huge lawn nice sunrise view (no west) 9-6pmRealStar 6100 8000 ECG DYNAMIC ALLIANCE 9300 sqft, Beautiful 2-sty 5rm. Huge rms/ Pool/ gdn. 1km to good sch XXXXX772 DUCHESS RD 2-STY corner semi-d. 3779sqft. Regular shape. Near MRT. $6.2M neg. Kathy Ng 9027-7228 D.10 GOOD CLASS

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2-STY BUNGLW IN quiet Sixth Ave. XXXXX/ 5000 sqft 4+1. Lush greenery. Tenanted. 9815-3223 Savills GCB CHATSWORTH Park. XXXXX/ XXXXX sqft. 6 ensuite family maid’s rm. Pool. XXXXX223 Savills CORONATION BUNGLW 9300 5500 sqft, Potential to sub-divide. Open Hse Daily by Appt. Don 9777 3313 NAMLY SEMI-D AT Hilltop 2900/

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ECG DYNAMIC ALLIANCE Right sell! F’hold terr 4+1 1840 sqft. Good layout. Hurry! $2M+! TC XXXXX772 HOLLAND GR. 6500 sqft. Prime locale. Modern tropical bunglw. Pristine cond. Great val! Fred 9816-4077 NEW SEMI-D MOONBEAM Walk. 99 yrs. 3168/ 5500 sqft. 5+1+1. 2 car lots. Pool. $4.68M. Eric Lim XXXXX268 **CORONATION

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Properties WHITE HOUSE XXXXXSQ.FT. 1-sty vintage beauty on a beautiful land. Priced right 9-6pm RealStar XXXXX080 SUNSET DETACH $6.18M 4000/4500sqft 2sty 5+1, pool, nice garden, parks 2. 9-6pmRealStar 6100 8000 BELMONT RD 22,000 sqft. Spectacular view. Absolute beauty. Priced to sell Michael XXXXX233 APPC TANGLIN MOST COVETED neighbourhood 17,000 sqft

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Dll &21 Newton/ BtTimah/dementi Houses for Sale Dll &21 Newton/ BtTimah/dementi Houses for Sale Open House today from 2pm to 5pm, 4 semi-detached No. 119 Hillcrest Road No. 159Hillcrest Road Y' Land from 3000 sqft to 4100 sqft Built in from 3600 sqft to 4000 sqft Contemporary designs All 5+1,

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LINDEN MODERN SEMI-D 2500/3000sqft 3+1, immaculate cond, A&A done. Serious seller. Don 9777 3313 BINJAI PK. XXXXX/ XXXXX sqft, 7 ensuites, 2+roof terrace pool, pte lift, $1380 psf. Jane Tan 8611-9833 RARE! TERR Lor Pisang. 1995/3400sqft. 3 sty 6 rm F’hold. Elevated. Koi Pond. MRT Call Kelvin 9858 2081 ***GOLDHILL

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ENG KONG 2½-STY Terr 2218/3000sqft 4+1. F’hold $2.xxm. HB XXXXX223 CHANCERY AREA, FACE greenery. Land 2914 sqft. 5-rm. $5M. Yip XXXXX128 BRADDELL HGTS.FREEHOLD. UPMARKET. NEW LISTINGS. •5000/8000 sqft. Elevated. Zen Modern. Wow layout! Park 4 cars.Must view!$7.xM •4800/6500 sqft. New and Luxurious! Basement. Park 4 cars. Pools. 5 rms. $7.xM

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ECG DYNAMIC ALLIANCE Jln Sukachita 2-sty Terr 1649 sqft 4-rm. Renovated NEX mall Danny XXXXX772 ECG DYNAMIC ALLIANCE Braddell Hgts 2-sty Corner 2600/2000 sqft. 4+Guest F’hold. Danny 8468-7772 ECG DYNAMIC ALLIANCE Macpherson 2-storey Terr 2000 sqft. 3 bdrm. Near Pk. MRT. Danny XXXXX772 TERRACE NEAR NOVENA $2.7M neg. Freehold. 4-rm

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ECG Dynamic Alliance KL Goh XXXXX772 Kew corner terr, 4350 sqft Siglap Semi-d 2950 sqft 3+1 Sunbird Semi-d, 4260 sqft, 5+1, park 3 cars. Expo/ MRT Upp East Coast Semi-d, 3+1 3900 sqft. Convenient. Sch. Bedok Detached, 6300 sqft $7xx psf. Can park 8 cars Sunbird, XXXXX sqft, rebuild Brand

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ECG DYNAMIC ALLIANCE Near Meyer, semi-d pool. 3400 sqft. Rebulit ensuite. $4.xM. KL Goh XXXXX772 HILL TOP SENNETT 2½-sty Semi-D. 3700/ 3000 sqft 4+1. See to believe! Rarely Avail Tommy 9871-2758 BOSCOMBE RD. LAND XXXXX sqft. F’hold. Quiet. Rare! For re-devt,near amenities Parkway. XXXXX223 Savills ECG DYNAMIC ALLIANCE 2sty Terr

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D17-18Changi/ Pasir Ris Houses for Sale D17-18Changi/ Pasir Ris Houses for Sale en House namtoepm I mf. w New. Launch!! 27/27AToh Avenue Brand New 2.5-storey Semi-D, Land 3433.72 to 3455.24 sqft, Built-in 4885 sqft. Quality finish, with Pool 38/38A Toh Close (Showhouse) Brand New 2.5-storey Semi-D, Land 2863.22 to 2873.99sqft,

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D19-20 Serangoon/ Thomson Houses for Sale D19-20 Serangoon/ Thomson Houses for Sale D19-20 Serangoon/ Thomson Houses for Sale KF Property Network Pte Ltd CEA Licence No: LXXXXX30D RPC SERANGOON GARDENS ESTATE LXXXXX61F www.jasminelim.net 8100 0086 JASMINE/ LIM (IDEAL FOR SUBDIVISION REBUILD) S/storey detached 16m frontage; Meal redevt for 1 pair

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KENT HOMEGURU XXXXX594 3.5 storey Semi-D. New rebuild! 3261/4258sqft. Pool lift+8rm! Grand frontage www.homeguru.com.sg KENT HOMEGURU XXXXX594 Open Hse 1-5pm. Lower Pierce Res! Modern 2.5 sty Terrace 6+1 ensuite! $neg www.homeguru.com.sg JLN TANI CORNER terr. 3½ sty 2547/ 3818 sqft 5+1+1, 999yr F/furn to your dream Justus Lee XXXXX367 JASMINE

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2-5PM PRICE REVISED! Jln Leban Jln Sappan. 1 sty semi-d (x2). land 3388/ 3700 sqft 1km St Nicholas. Riza XXXXX168/ XXXXX803 STEVE TAY 9630-7741 ERA. Designer terr@Ellington Sq only 2yrs old, nice gdn, mo dern layout, spacious, 4+1. 1900/2200 sqft. Good ECG DYNAMIC ALLIANCE $2XXM Thomson 1500 sqft F’hold. Inter

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JLN TANI, INTER terrace, 1985 sqft, 5+1+1, 999 yrs, fully furn to your dreams. Not to be missed! Call now! $880 PSF ONLY! Semi-d Li Hwan F’hold. Land 3980 sqft. 2-sty basement. Orig. Linda Lim XXXXX933 DETACH CHARTWELL Dr 2storey, 4200/ 3800 sqft. Park 3 cars. 4+1 bdrm. NW. 3

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***BEN CHIANG 8100-0055. Cosy 1-Storey Terr 1840 sqft. 3rm open concept living Pk 2cars, face S. $3.2M ***BEN CHIANG 8100-0055. Prime lane S’goon Gdn. 2.5-storey Bungalow. 4183 /5800sqft. 6+1rm Ensuite. ***BEN CHIANG 8100-0055 1-storey orig. Semi-D on Elevated Land 2800 sqft. S’goon Gdn. $2.6xM neg ***BEN CHIANG 8100-0055 $3.8xM neg!

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ECG DYNAMIC ALLIANCE Nemesu ave 2.5 sty terr 1500 sqft. 5+1, park 2 cars East. $2.45M. 9848-7772 STEVE TAY 9630-7741 ERA. 8 mins S’goon MRT. 3-sty terr.pk 2 cars. 2000/ 3000 sqft, 4+1 all ensuite. F’hold. STEVE TAY XXXXX741. ERA. Corner terr in Charlton 2½ -sty, 6+1, move-in, 2700/ 3800

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ECG DYNAMIC ALLIANCE Horizon Gdns 4-sty cluster 5+1, 1km St. Nicholas Sch Eateries Linda 9847-7772 ECG DYNAMIC ALLIANCE Thomson 2-storey semi-d 3660 sqft. 4+1 orig. SICC /sch. M.Khair 9845-7772 ECG DYNAMIC ALLIANCE Jalan Terubok 3+1 Semid 2450sqft. 2sty. Amenities $2.7M. Linda 9847-7772 NEW LISTING! INTER terr. Jln Pacheli 2300 sqft.

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D01-08 City South-West Pte Apts for Sale D01-08 City South-West Pte Apts for Sale D01-08 City South-West Pte Apts for Sale D01-08 City South-West Pte Apts for Sale D01-08 City South-West Pte Apts for Sale D01-08 City South-West Pte Apts for Sale WATfl Index (4Q98=100) Private Residential Price Index Oili!F

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DALLA VALE 3-STY Semi D. F¡¯hold3261 sqft 5 bdrm. Pool View, Resort facilities Grab! XXXXX201 SL Chua ECG DYNAMIC ALLIANCE Shoreline 3-storey terr. 5+1 seaview. Pool roof terr. Daniel Jee 9324-7772 ECG DYNAMIC ALLIANCE 3sty,5+1Detach Kechubong 6500/4500 sqft. Elevated. F’hold. Kat Lee 9367-7772 ECG DYNAMIC ALLIANCE Countryside Rd 3sty semid