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the sunday times 90cents JANUARY 17, 2010 94 PAGES IN THREE PARTS MICA (P) 095/11 /2009

Hunger and fear grip Haiti [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Hunger and fear grip Haiti Reuters AFP AP US leaders gather to raise more funds for quake victims as anarchy reigns in capital Port-au-Prince Desperate Haitians cowered in fear and cried out for food yesterday as armed looters roamed the streets of their ruined capital four days after an earthquake

Help for traffic accident victims [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Help for traffic accident victims When 25-year-old Achmad Saufi Osman (right) suffered severe brain injuries after his motorcycle collided with a taxi last May, his mother struggled to raise money to buy medical equipment needed for him to be cared for at home. A grant from the little-known Traffic Accident

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LEE WEI LING: Many young Singaporeans are too self-centred THINKPAGE35 RONALD SUSILO: Break-up with Jiawei lowest point in his life SPORT PAGE40 MERLION pops up in Chang’an in China HOMEPAGE9 PROPERTY SPECIAL: What’s hot in private housing INVEST PAGES 25-31 CHUA MUI HOONG: I have low-grade property fever THINKPAGE33 The

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FAT HOPESHOMEPAGE6 Liposuction, where fat from the body is removed through suction, is growing in popularity but doctors warn of the risks. HOMEPAGE6 PHOTOS: AP, ASHLEIGH SIM, JEREMY-MARK CHAN, ARTHUR SIM, AFP and RED MANGO

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Linked to a common cause [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Linked to a common cause Thousands of protesters staged a sit-in outside Hong Kong’s Legislative Council late yesterday after lawmakers approved a controversial HK$66.9 billion (S$12 billion) high-speed railway project. Riot police earlier used pepper spray on some of the protesters as they tried to break through a barricade. Opponents

Vandals attack mosque [ARTICLE]

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Vandals attack mosque Malaysian police yet to determine if attack in Sarawak is linked to Allah issue Elizabeth Looi Malaysia Correspondent In Kuala Lumpur elizlooi@sph.com. sg A mosque was vandalised in Sarawak yesterday, threatening to deepen the row between Muslims and Christiansover the “Allah”controversy. Police found broken glass near the

Malaysia brushes off US travel warning [ARTICLE]

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Malaysia brushes off US travel warning Kuala Lumpur Malaysia yesterday dismissed a travel warning about possible terror threats in Sabah and plans to summon the United States ambassador tomorrow to explain why his embassy had issued the alert. Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said the Malaysian government is constantly ensuring

US govt may hold Hambali trial in Washington [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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US govt may hold Hambali trial in Washington Chua Chin Hon US Bureau Chief In Washington The United States government is mulling over plans to bring Riduan “Hambali” Isamuddin, the Indone-sia-born terror suspect linked to the 2002 Bali bombings and several failed plots against Singapore, to Washington, DC for a

WHAT IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN [ARTICLE]

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WHAT IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN In the graphic that accompanied yesterday’s report, “High hopes for Singapore Airshow”, we said that tickets for the days open to the public can be bought at all SingPost outlets, self-service automated machines, online on the Singapore Airshow website or by telephone. This is incorrect.

Google’s exit: All abuzz over ‘real’ reason [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Google’s exit: All abuzz over ‘real’ reason Some analysts believe user privacy, human rights issues prompted move to quit China Bhagyashree Garekar US Correspondent In Washington bhagya@sph.com. sg Tongues began wagging last September when Google’s high-profile China chief quit abruptly and the company made little effort to replace him. Analysts

Smoother traffic and a faster ride [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Smoother traffic and a faster ride Widened roads and viaduct will ensure better navigation and cut down travel time Goh Chin Lian chinlian@sph.com.sg It should be life in the faster lane. From today, motorists from Tampines and Bedok can make a faster dash to the central region through Bartley and

Stepping up a gear in road to goodwill [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Stepping up a gear in road to goodwill LTA officers have been making an effort to minimise inconvenience to those living along the expressway Engineers were widening the Central Expressway (CTE) when they discovered a lush stretch of potted plants, mini gardens and fruit trees in their way. The plants

Under-used but new pedestrian bridge is ‘vital link’ [ARTICLE]

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Under-used but new pedestrian bridge is ‘vital link’ A new pedestrian overhead bridge spanning the Central Expressway (CTE) completely sheltered with a ramp on both sides for easy access looks under-used. Completed in August last year, the 360m bridge links Serangoon Gardens to Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10. On one

Fish farmers speed up co-op plans [ARTICLE]

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Fish farmers speed up co-op plans Goh Chin Lian A group of fish farmers will fast forward a plan to form a cooperative, in the wake of a deadly plankton bloom that killed most of their stock. The fish farmers, harnessing the strength of unity, want to pool information on

Young Malays tapped to help community [ARTICLE]

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Young Malays tapped to help community Cai Haoxiang A diverse group of young MalayMuslim professionals are being tapped for ideas on how to tackle problems affecting the community. In all, some 91 people were invited or volunteered to contribute in committees set up to look at four specific areas: youth,

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FAT TAKINGS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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FAT TAKINGS With the recent death of a man after liposuction, Tan Dawn Wei and Debby Kwong talk to doctors in this controversial multimillion-dollar industry Tan Dawn Wei Debby Kwong dawntan@sph.com.sg debbyk@sph.com.sg Every year, thousands of women and increasingly men subject themselves to liposuction at a clinic or hospital here

Doc got fats removed too [ARTICLE]

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Doc got fats removed too A day before news broke about Singapore’s first liposuction-related death, Dr Siew Tuck Wah was getting his fats sucked from his abdomen by his colleague, plastic surgeon Tan Ying Chien. It was all in a day’s work for both men. All physicians at The Sloane

‘More painful than giving birth’ [ARTICLE]

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‘More painful than giving birth’ When news broke that a man had died following a liposuction operation, chills went down Ms J.P. Lee’s spine. The mother of two, in her mid-30s, had liposuction done on her abdomen recently at Reves Clinic, the same clinic that property honcho Franklin Heng went

Singaporeans go abroad for cheaper beauty fixes [ARTICLE]

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Singaporeans go abroad for cheaper beauty fixes Singaporeans are the driving force behind Indonesian doctor Arthur Tjandra’s success: at his 18,000 sq ft Medan clinic Elixir de Vie, up to 90 per cent of those who come in for a nip and tuck are Singaporeans. The rest are made up

Coffee shops put heat on smokers [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Coffee shops put heat on smokers Their crackdown has led to fewer operators, patrons being booked Teh Joo Lin joolin@sph.com.sg It is his “no-smoke signal”. One fuming coffee shop owner has had enough of getting “burnt” when patrons light up in non-smoking areas. In this outlet in Bukit Panjang, photocopies

Spruced-up Tanglin Halt Food Centre reopens [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Spruced-up Tanglin Halt Food Centre reopens Leonard Lim After an enforced hiatus since March last year, hawker Ong Choon Chiang will resume dishing out his famous crispy chicken cutlets from today. The 65-year-old has been operating No. 1 Western Food at the Tanglin Halt Food Centre since it first opened

Town council acts on cat abuse case [ARTICLE]

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Town council acts on cat abuse case Sumita Sreedharan Do cleaners know what to do about stray animals they encounter in the course of their work? One town council wants to educate these workers on the proper treatment of animals, with help from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty

From used cooking oil to biodiesel [ARTICLE]

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From used cooking oil to biodiesel Shull Sudderuddin Mr Goh Hen Turn does not need to hug trees to support the Green movement. The foodstall operator gives away 8 litres of used cooking oil every two days so that it can be recycled into diesel fuel. Mr Goh, 63, who

A place for Merlion in distant lands [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A place for Merlion in distant lands The familiar icon makes one Singaporean feel at home in China. Other replicas can also be found in Japan and Britain Debby Kwong debbyk@sph.com.sg Mr Jeremy-Mark Chan sees the Merlion every day. Nothing unusual, you say? But he is not in Singapore he

Nurture more young grassroots leaders: SM Goh [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Nurture more young grassroots leaders: SM Goh Teh Joo Lin Sing two songs to raise money. That was the challenge thrown to Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong by his friends, who knew he never sang. But he took it up as it was for a good cause. The money would

Variety rules in preschool [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Variety rules in preschool Some parents fret over varied methods, but others say it gives them options Leonard Lim limze@sph.com.sg Ms Veronica Ho has two sons, aged five and three, who attend private preschools in Bedok. One charges $880 a month, the other $570. While the emphasis at one centre

AL-ANSAR MOSQUE KINDERGARTEN [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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AL-ANSAR MOSQUE KINDERGARTEN Fees: $85 a month Teacher-pupil ratio: 1:20 When Efy Haniz Effendy distributed slices of cake on his sixth birthday last Wednesday, his classmates recited a prayer in Malay before eating. At this kindergarten in Bedok North, Islamic values are incorporated into the curriculum. The 180 Muslim pupils

MY FIRST SKOOL [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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MY FIRST SKOOL Fees: $550 a month before government subsidies Teacher-pupil ratio: 1:20 for K1 and K2, and 1:8 for younger kids The trio head to the classroom’s play corner the moment the English lesson wraps up. There, the Kindergarten 2 pupils Wong Kit Yee, five, Oh Yi Xin, six,

PCF’S TELOK BLANGAH EDUCATION CENTRE [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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PCF’S TELOK BLANGAH EDUCATION CENTRE Fees: $105 to $158 a month Teacher-pupil ratio: 1:20 for K1 and K2 classes, 2:12 for nursery level Charlotte Abigail Jackson, six, comes from a family whose members speak mostly English instead of their mother tongue Tamil at home. Her situation is not unique. More

Animal Kaiser ensnares parents [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Animal Kaiser ensnares parents Many started out playing arcade game with their kids Irene Tham itham@sph.com.sg Some parents here seem to have caught the “AK” virus. The symptoms? They go online to haggle over game cards featuring animal avatars like Bengal Tiger, Dark Scorpion and Brown Bear. Some have forked

Fewer Yellow Pages to go round [ARTICLE]

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Fewer Yellow Pages to go round Jamie Ee Wen Wei Financial controller Leong Yee Keong has been collecting the Singapore phone book directories for almost 10 years. He uses them to check out eateries and coach services. But this year, the 59-year-old could not get the free copies listing residential

SingTel takes steps to up mio TV game [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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SingTel takes steps to up mio TV game Telco will iron out kinks ahead of next English football season amid complaints Shull Sudderuddin shulis@sph.com.sg SingTel is finding that with bragging rights comes a need to keep the customer satisfied, ahead of the next English football season in August. The telco

Top of the world feeling at Pinnacle [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Top of the world feeling at Pinnacle Jamie Ee Wen Wei jamieee@sph.com.sg The sky garden atop the Pinnacle@Duxton is turning out to be quite a draw. As of last Thursday, close to 900 people have visited the 50th-storey garden since its opening on New Year’s Day. The large turnout was

Confucius stands tall at Ion Orchard [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Confucius stands tall at Ion Orchard Confucius was a hit in Orchard Road yesterday. Shoppers at Ion Orchard took turns to snap pictures of them posing with a 3m bronze statue of the sage. It was unveiled by Minister of State for Trade Industry and Manpower Lee Yi Shyan, as

Music concert tickets getting cheaper [ARTICLE]

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Music concert tickets getting cheaper Sumita Sreedharan Additional reporting by Debby Kwong You do not have to pay a bomb for the best seats to catch concerts these days even if the acts are as famous as The Killers, Amei, Deep Purple and Kitaro. The priciest tickets for their upcoming

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He’s the boss [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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He’s the boss Veteran entertainers take on club management roles Cara Van Miriah caravm@sph.com.sg Amid the lunchtime crowd at 3-Monkeys Cafe in Orchard Towers sits a lonely figure scribbling notes and tapping on a laptop. He is recognisable, even without his trademark make-up. Meet Kumar, creative manager of 3-Monkeys Cafe.

Fire station fun hub [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Fire station fun hub Former Bukit Timah Fire Station enjoys a new lease of life after makeover Lin Wenjian wenjian@sph.com.sg Nearly five years after the last fireman hung up his helmet for good at the former Bukit Timah Fire Station, the state-owned premises is the centre of new red-hot action

Cycle of strife [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Cycle of strife Cyclists are clashing headon with motorists as both parties insist on their right to use Singapore roads Sandra Leong sandral@sph.com.sg Motorists have long been kings of the asphalt in car-crazy Singapore. But their right to roadspace for their air-conditioned dream machines is being challenged by open-air riders

Road rage on two wheels [ARTICLE]

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Road rage on two wheels A CYCLIST SAYS... Sandra Leong Lately, I have been in a perpetual state of road rage. There was the driver in the blue Lexus who couldn’t wait three seconds for me to turn right before honking furiously and yelling: “The road is not yours, you

Reckless peek-a-boo cyclists [ARTICLE]

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Reckless peek-a-boo cyclists A MOTORIST SAYS... Lee Nian Tjoe The writer is the editor of Torque, a motoring monthly published by SPH Magazines. He does not own a bicycle. Recently, a lot of people around me have picked up cycling as a hobby. I don’t know what their motivation is,

Karting a new track [ARTICLE]

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Karting a new track Ready, get set, go racers of all ages can speed around in Kartright, the second track in town Nicholas Yong nicy@sph.com.sg As I sat there waiting in the blazing heat, all I could hear through my helmet was the roar of the engine and my own

Old circuit no more? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Old circuit no more? Kart World Singapore, once the only public go-karting facility in Singapore, may not be around for much longer. It had been forced to slash prices in the wake of the competition from Kartright. A 10-minute ride is now $12 cheaper at $28, while corporate rates have

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 Basic Information Networks: NBC (my network and Conan’s) CBS (Letterman’s network the hell with them) ABC (Jimmy Kimmel’s network the hell with them) Fox (the network Conan may defect to oh, the hell

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Magical time in Tottori [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Magical time in Tottori Overlooking the Sea of Japan, Tottori is a fascinating land of flowers, festivities, fireflies and sand dunes Hikorei Hayashi TOTTORI Prefecture is a great getaway paradise just one hour by plane from Tokyo or Nagoya, or two and a half hours by train west of Osaka.

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Cold myths [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Cold myths New York Times Pills may not help when you catch a cold but chicken soup may New York There is still no cure for the common cold but that has not stopped consumers from spending billions of dollars every year on vitamins, medicines and doctor visits. Some of

Zap the zits [ARTICLE]

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Zap the zits Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) experts answer your queries in this fortnightly column. Remember, you should not self-medicate. Always consult a practitioner. Send your questions to stlife@sph.com.sg Sinseh Says Gerard Yeo I am a 39-year-old woman who suffers from acne, which covers my face and body including my

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Sway away in Palm Cove [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Sway away in Palm Cove Australia’s spa capital, Palm Cove, in Cairns, is a retreat that makes you want to just kick back and soak it all in Eunice Quek euniceq@sph.com.sg No traffic, no shopping crowds, no high-rise buildings. Such a beach-resort lifestyle is like a soothing balm for spa

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Have a great new decade [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Have a great new decade I’ve had a roller-coaster ride in past decades but I’ve resolved to make a perfect 10 of my 2010s Ignatius Low ignatius@sph.com. sg I spent the first morning of 2010 in Taipei. It was the morning after a raucous night out on the town. There

Lost in thrill of discovery [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Lost in thrill of discovery Lee Siew Hua siewhua@sph.com.sg Some nights, I’m very lost in Chinatown. This is my recurring dream of a vanished Chinatown, where my sweet, loving grandmother once lived in a dim shophouse. In the past, too, families like mine would wait interminably at streetside tables for

Not keeping mum about cancer [ARTICLE]

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Not keeping mum about cancer Philip Lerman Philip Lerman is the author of Dadditude: How A Real Man Became A Real Dad (2008). It is available from www.amazon.com at US$11.56 (S$16.05) The Washington Post Washington The news was a relief: The little spots on my wife Rachel’s mammogram were probably

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5 things to do this week [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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5 things to do this week DOLCISSIME SIRENE This production explores the ritual ceremony of the wedding as part of the celebration of life and values. Staged by theatrical company Debris Company from Slovakia, it is part of the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2010 by The Necessary Stage. Where: Esplanade

The weeks ahead [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The weeks ahead Compiled by Magdalene Lum MOSAIC SERIES: ANDREW BIRD Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird from the United States performs songs influenced by Hungarian gypsy, Scottish folk, calypso, early jazz, swing, country blues and South Indian music. Part of the Mosaic Music Festival by The Esplanade. Where: Esplanade Concert

OH BABY [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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OH BABY This column features readers’ babies. Readers’ pets will appear on the last Sunday of the month. Send photos (at least 300dpi) and your baby’s name, age (must be under two years) and gender to stlife@sph.com.sg. Include your name, age, occupation and contact details, and type Oh Baby!! in

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In search of dino bones [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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In search of dino bones Associated Press Historical novelist Tracy Chevalier spins a tale of girl power and fossil-hunting adventure in her new book London Tracy Chevalier sits in the Victorian grandeur of London’s Natural History Museum, next to the skeletal remains of a giant eye, the shape and size

Bookends [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Bookends Magdalen Ng Soprano Nancy Yuen (right) treasures the two hours that she dedicates daily to singing or working on the next concert programme or opera. “It is highly enjoyable and at times frustrating playing the piano and singing endless passages of music alone, but it is something I treasure,”

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Yo, yogurt is big now [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Yo, yogurt is big now The frozen dessert is back, with new stores popping up in town. But is it healthier than ice cream? Rebecca Lynne Tan rltan@sph.com.sg Frozen yogurt is churning into something big. In the last 10 months, no fewer than 10 new joints have popped up, all

Chocolates get curvy [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Chocolates get curvy Akshita Nanda Chocolate can add to your curves, but apparently curves also add to the chocolate experience as long as they remain on the sweet treat. “For most people, their perception of chocolate will be influenced by the shape of the chocolate,” says Mr Francois Savary, a

Get your gourmet fix here [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Get your gourmet fix here Satiate your appetite for gourmet food items at the following stores. Oh Deli (above) Where: 421 East Coast Road, open: 10am to 8pm, Tuesdays to Sundays, closed Mondays, tel: 6440-4409 What: This gourmet food store specialises in premium foodstuffs from Australia. It will introduce a

Premium food offerings up [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Premium food offerings up Gourmet food retailers are not only bringing in more choices but also expanding their outlets too Huang Lijie lijie@sph.com.sg Although the economy was depressed last year, diners’ appetite for gourmet food items did not shrink much and at least two gourmet retailers reported growth in business.

Come one, come all [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Come one, come all The new Chinese restaurant by chef Susur Lee will cater to different tastes across generations Eunice Quek euniceq@sph.com.sg Hong Kong-born chef Susur Lee got unexpected inspiration from his eldest son, Levi, for his latest restaurant venture, Chinois by Susur Lee. Says the 51-year-old chef: “When I

Delivering top-notch foods [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Delivering top-notch foods Advertising Feature Indoguna Singapore has grown from a meat company importing the highestquality chilled meat from all over the world, to one that also offers premium quality seafood, gourmet food and boutique wines INDOGUNA Singapore was established here in 1993 as a meat company and has since

Kitchen marathon [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Kitchen marathon Low Siew Huang cooks to feed up to 30 people on the eve and first day of Chinese New Year Singapore Cooks Huang Lijie lijie@sph.com.sg Ms Low Siew Huang, 58, turns into a marathon cook during Chinese New Year, whipping up three lavish meals in two days. She

Fuss-free organic teas [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Fuss-free organic teas Tidbits Kezia Toh Japanese lifestyle boutique atomi has brought in the Tea For Eats (loosely translated from Japanese) series from Japan. Sip a variety of flavours blended green tea with lemon grass, brown tea with Japanese pear, lemon grass with yuzu (an aromatic citrus fruit) and green

Lawry’s reopens [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Lawry’s reopens After 10 years at Paragon, American finedining restaurant Lawry’s The Prime Rib relocates to Mandarin Gallery shopping mall. To celebrate, Chef Nick Lee has created new entrees, including Champagne Cajun Fish Chips ($30.90), a cajun marinated bocourti fillet deep fried in beer batter, and DIY cake concept cafe

Gordon Ramsay’s World Kitchen: Recipes From The F Word [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Gordon Ramsay’s World Kitchen: Recipes From The F Word Eater’s Digest Serene Luo serl@sph.com.sg WHAT: This is a collection of the British chef’s favourite recipes from 10 different countries. Besides recipes from his home country, he also includes French, Italian, Greek, Spanish, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Thai, Indian and American ones.

Beefed-up fare [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Beefed-up fare New additions to the menu accompany the launch of Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant’s second outlet at City Square Mall. They include Braised Lion’s Head ($5.80 for four pieces, below), a Shanghainese staple made of minced pork stewed in a sweet sauce, and Salted Egg Yolk Prawn ($12.80 to

Hale and hearty [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Hale and hearty Healthy but tasty, Heart Bistro serves delectable fare that is fit for the ol’ ticker Eats Wong Ah Yoke ahyoke@sph.com.sg Health food, in my experience, is usually bland and unappetising. I could eat it but would never crave it. In fact, I often have an urge to

MUST TRY [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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MUST TRY Carrot cake ($8) Moist and fluffy, it is packed with grated carrot and nuts. And being less sweet makes it lighter despite the layer of cream cheese on top.

Music for the palate [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Music for the palate He started out picking grapes with his mother. Now Stephane Soret orchestrates the pairing of food and wine for diners Eunice Quek euniceq@sph.com.sg For Raffles Hotel’s wine director Stephane Soret, the task of pairing food and wine is like conducting an orchestra. He says: “Like a

Go vintage for investment [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Go vintage for investment Wine Club/Jenny Quinta do Vesuvio 2007, $125 Jenny Tan Recently, I have been on a search for wines to invest in while on a budget. When I shared my crusade with my friends, the term “investment” brought many recommendations of top Bordeaux and Burgundy wines that

TOP TIPPLE [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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TOP TIPPLE LEARN TO MAKE Pineapple Caipirinha Ingredients 6 lime wedges 1 pineapple slice 1 tsp white sugar 30ml Sagatiba cachaca liqueur 1/2 a glass of crushed ice Method 1. Muddle all ingredients, except the liqueur and crushed ice, together in a glass. 2. Pour crushed ice into the muddled

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IGNATIUS LOW Will this be my last decade? page12 Motorists and a growing number of cyclists are jostling for space on the road. Close shaves between the two camps have led to frayed tempers. Aren’t Singapore roads wide enough for everyone? SANDRA LEONG reports. HOTSPOT Buzz at fire station turned

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