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Mubarak appoints first vice-president [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Mubarak appoints first vice-president AFP AP Reuters Cairo Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak yesterday gave the first indication he was preparing an eventual handover of power by naming a vice-president for the first time in 30 years after protests that have rocked the foundations of the state. He also tapped the

'Muslims can be both religious and patriotic' [ARTICLE]

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'Muslims can be both religious and patriotic' MM’s views are worst-case scenario, see them in perspective: Yaacob Zakir Hussain Amresh Gunasingham zakirh@sph.com.sg amreshg@sph.com.sg The Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs yesterday said Singapore Muslims can be both religious and patriotic at the same time, and indeed have been working with their fellow

Vocal fans hinder Li Na’s historic Grand Slam run [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Vocal fans hinder Li Na’s historic Grand Slam run AFP Li Na smiling at a jubilant Kim Clijsters who won her first Australian Open title, beating the Chinese player 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in Melbourne yesterday. Li’s loss ended her outstanding run, having become the first Asian player to reach a

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CHINESE NEW YEAR Home or away, it’s about keeping traditions alive LIFESTYLEPAGE4 HOMEPAGE8 LEE WEI LING Handicapped need urgent attention THINKPAGE31 The colourful life of casino king STANLEY HO WORLDPAGE16 ONLINE INSURANCE Quicker, cheaper and more customised INVEST PAGE22 FERTILITY WOES Painful lessons from Japan THINK PAGE28 FERNANDO TORRES Wants

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MAKE ME PRETTY Teenage plastic surgery on the rise PRIMEPAGE3 BALLET! VIOLIN! New Miss S’pore World contest organiser wants to “class” it up HOMEPAGE12 STROLL TO SENTOSA $70 million boardwalk at VivoCity opens PRIME PAGE6 ILLUSTRATION: PAUL ERIC ROCA PHOTOS: KUA CHEE SIONG, NURIA LING, SENTOSA LEISURE GROUP, MICROSOFT, AP

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First H1N1 death reported this year [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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First H1N1 death reported this year 77-year-old man dies four days after being hospitalised for lung infection Fiona Low fionalow@sph.com.sg A 77-year-old man died from H1N1 influenza virus infection on Jan 19 the first reported case in Singapore this year. Mr Mohd Lazim Kalang was admitted to Singapore General Hospital

Upgrading to private home? Wait a bit, says Mah [ARTICLE]

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Upgrading to private home? Wait a bit, says Mah Amresh Gunasingham If you are a Housing Board flat owner looking to upgrade to a private property, wait a little longer before signing on the dotted line. This was the advice from Minister for National Development Mah Bow Tan in an

More teens go under the knife [ARTICLE]

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More teens go under the knife Plastic surgeons see 30% increase over last five years, with more invasive procedures Fiona Low Melissa Lin fionalow@sph.com.sg mellinjm@sph.com.sg Plastic surgery is no longer just for those who have lost the bloom of youth. More young people here are going under the knife, many

SISTERS TURN TO PLASTIC SURGERY FOR PRETTY PEEPERS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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SISTERS TURN TO PLASTIC SURGERY FOR PRETTY PEEPERS Fiona Low When Charisse was 18, she went under the knife to get double eyelids and to rid herself of her “sleepy eyes”. Her younger sister, Christel, followed suit when she turned 14 two years ago. “I was not too worried about

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People's army of Egypt [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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People's army of Egypt Mubarak sends out troops but they seem to be on the protesters’ side New York Times Cairo An attempt by President Hosni Mubarak to salvage his 30-year rule by calling out the army appeared to backfire as troops and demonstrators fraternised and called for the President

Defending ancient treasure in the face of looters [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Defending ancient treasure in the face of looters AP Protesters marching in front of an army tank, past the Egyptian Museum in Cairo yesterday. The Egyptian army secured the famed antiquities museum early yesterday, protecting thousands of priceless artefacts, including the gold mask of King Tutankhamun, from looters. The greatest

China blocks 'Egypt' online [ARTICLE]

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China blocks 'Egypt' online AFP Bloomberg Beijing China has blocked the word “Egypt” from the country’s wildly popular Twitter-like service, while coverage of the political turmoil has been tightly restricted in state media. China’s ruling Communist Party is sensitive to any potential source of social unrest. A search for “Egypt”

Boardwalk link to Sentosa opens [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Boardwalk link to Sentosa opens Melissa Lin Instead of taking the cable car, train or bus, visitors to Sentosa can now stroll across a new boardwalk linking the mainland to the island. The Sentosa Boardwalk, officially opened by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean yesterday, will help the island cope

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Many Chinese workers stay here for New Year [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Many Chinese workers stay here for New Year Work commitments and costly tickets home mean they won’t be seeing their loved ones Lin Yang lyang@sph.com.sg Most commuters are in a hurry to get somewhere, as they go through Choa Chu Kang MRT station’s turnstiles. Not so Mr Gao Junshan, 39,

A CALL HOME TO WISH ALL WELL [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A CALL HOME TO WISH ALL WELL Exchanging oranges and tossing yusheng or raw fish salad is a norm for Singaporean Chinese celebrating Chinese New Year. But not for overseas Chinese from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan living here, who say they were surprised to see such unique practices

CHINESE TV, LOCAL YUSHENG [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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CHINESE TV, LOCAL YUSHENG Name: Zhang Xikuan, 34, assistant director of the China National Tourist Office in Singapore for Asean countries Years living in Singapore: Three In Beijing, China: “Everybody rushes home on the eve of Chinese New Year to tune in to CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala countdown show, which

STARTING CNY WITH A LAUGH [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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STARTING CNY WITH A LAUGH Name: Julie Chu, 53, honorary president of the honorary president of the Taipei Business Association in Singapore Years living in Singapore: 30 In Taiwan: “Firecrackers can be heard from the night before Chinese New Year and well into the wee hours of the morning. The

8 DISHES FOR PROSPERITY [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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8 DISHES FOR PROSPERITY Name: Josephine Chan, 59, self-employed Years living in Singapore: 19 In Hong Kong: “My family believes that the first meal eaten on the first day of Chinese New Year before noon must be vegetarian. We believe one should not start the new year by taking a

CDAC to boost social mobility of the poor [ARTICLE]

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CDAC to boost social mobility of the poor More needy Chinese to be helped, with more funds set aside for such programmes Elgin Toh elgintoh@sph.com.sg More needy Chinese Singaporeans will get an extra leg-up from the Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) to rise above their humble origins and move up

JC STUDENTS COACH NEEDY PUPILS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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JC STUDENTS COACH NEEDY PUPILS Elgin Toh It was a straightforward primary school maths problem that a junior college student can solve in less than a minute using algebra. The twist? The primary school pupil being tutored by Jurong Junior College (JJC) students had not learnt algebra. To help him,

MAKING IT RELEVANT TO REAL LIFE [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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MAKING IT RELEVANT TO REAL LIFE Melissa Lin She first applied to be a teacher in Malaysia in 1976. When her application was rejected, she tried again, not just once but six times over the next 21 years in both Malaysia and Singapore. When in 1997, Mrs Lyvenne Chong-Phoon, now

'Mrs Chong' to inspire more to teach [ARTICLE]

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'Mrs Chong' to inspire more to teach Melissa Lin A new three-minute advertisement for TV, based on the real-life account of how a teacher never gave up on a wayward schoolboy, could unleash more inspirational true stories that can be featured. The story behind the new Ministry of Education (MOE)

Tree falls on bus in downpour [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Tree falls on bus in downpour An SBS Transit bus at a bus stop along Upper Thomson Road was struck by a falling tree yesterday. The police received a call at 4.35pm about the accident, which happened near Nee Soon Road. A spokesman said the tree fell onto a bus

Concerted effort gives youth hope [ARTICLE]

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Concerted effort gives youth hope Kon Xin Hua For Mr Johnny Chin, 36, growing up in a loving family did not stop him from spiralling into a life of drugs. He was first introduced to cigarettes and drugs at 13, when he joined a secret society. He did not even

Miss World to get classy makeover [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Miss World to get classy makeover New licensee wants to focus on quality and restore reputation of Singapore franchise Lin Yang lyang@sph.com.sg Mr Raymund Ooi has a plan to save the flagging Miss Singapore World franchise and primp its less-than-flattering image and it has to do with a big dose

Vigilante action 'not encouraged' [ARTICLE]

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Vigilante action 'not encouraged' Cheryl Ong See but don’t touch. “Call us instead” is the typical advice from the police if you believe someone has committed a crime and may be about to slip away. Lawyers agreed. Do not take the law into your own hands. Vigilantes may end up

Download latest version of Straits Times app [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Download latest version of Straits Times app Anupdateof Singapore’smost popular news iPhone application (or app), The Straits Times, is now available. Version 3.2 now includes features such as landscape viewing, a most-read section, and push notifications in the MyST section, which delivers news alerts based on keywords that users nominate.

Personal data of varsity students being sold [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Personal data of varsity students being sold Irene Tham Mr Jason Chan started work only six months ago but he is already being badgered by “financial advisers” peddling insurance and investment products. On some days, he gets up to three calls. The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) graduate wondered at first

Petition to MP over shortcut at Shunfu [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Petition to MP over shortcut at Shunfu Residents at Thomson Garden do not want to lose pathway when HU DC estate is privatised Cheryl Ong ongyiern@sph.com.sg Residents of Thomson Garden have petitioned the Government to ensure that the privatisation of neighbouring Shunfu HUDC estate will not take away a pathway

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Indonesian graft body detains 19 politicians [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Indonesian graft body detains 19 politicians Current, former MPs held over bribery case in central banker’s appointment Additional reporting by Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja AFP Jakarta In a sign that one of Indonesia’s long-awaited corruption trials will begin soon, its anti-graft commission has detained 19 current and former Members of Parliament over

Remembering Challenger space shuttle disaster 25 years on [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Remembering Challenger space shuttle disaster 25 years on Hundreds gathered at Nasa’s Kennedy Space Centre (right) on Friday to mark the 25th anniversary of the Challenger space shuttle disaster. The event came one day after a national day of remembrance on Thursday. The accident in 1986 just 73 seconds into

Private helicopter flights get the ‘lift-off’ in China [ARTICLE]

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Private helicopter flights get the ‘lift-off’ in China AFP AP Beijing China began authorising private helicopter flights yesterday with a pilot project on the southern island of Hainan, as it begins to open up its tightly controlled airspace, state media reported. Only four helicopters, flown by eight pilots, will take

KTM may not get rail project [ARTICLE]

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KTM may not get rail project Kuala Lumpur A proposed high-speed rail project between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore may be handled by a private company and not Malaysia’s national railway authority Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM), its president Dr Aminuddin Adnan has said. Dr Adnan said the project was a huge

Flights to Bali resume as volcanic ash clears [ARTICLE]

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Flights to Bali resume as volcanic ash clears Canberra Airlines resumed flights to Bali yesterday, with some delays and adjustments to schedules, after being assured that ash from an Indonesian volcano was no longer a threat to aircraft. A cloud of ash from Java’s Mount Bromo drifting into airspace over

Must-watch CNY show entices China's millions [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Must-watch CNY show entices China's millions Spring Festival Gala’s influence is still huge despite growing flak Ho Ai Li China Correspondent In Beijing hoaili@sph.cam.sg Some compare it to turkey at Thanksgiving tasteless, but too much of a tradition to discard. Others say it’s so grand, like an imperial Manchurian banquet.

Beijing faces longest wait for snow in 60 years [ARTICLE]

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Beijing faces longest wait for snow in 60 years AP Beijing China’s capital is facing its longest wait for winter snowfall in 60 years as drought in the northern part of the country affects millions of people. After it failed to snow yesterday, state media said this was the longest

1 man, $4 billion, 4 wives, 17 kids:: [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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1 man, $4 billion, 4 wives, 17 kids:: Spat over Stanley Ho’s riches is par for the course in what has been a colourful life Reuters AFP AP Hong Kong Mr Stanley Ho’s long life has seen him tripping the light fantastic as a ballroom dancer, romancing at least four

Hundreds mourn democracy icon [ARTICLE]

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Hundreds mourn democracy icon AFP AP Hong Kong Several hundred people packed a Hong Kong church yesterday to mourn a democracy icon who helped dissidents escape from China after the Tiananmen crackdown, with two exiled activists notably absent. As the funeral of Mr Szeto Wah, 79, began, six bells rang

Sun Yat Sen's granddaughter dies [ARTICLE]

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Sun Yat Sen's granddaughter dies Taipei The granddaughter of Sun Yat Sen, who was seriously injured in a New Year’s Day traffic accident, died yesterday. Madam Nora Sun Suifen, 72, was earlier reported to be in stable condition, but her condition deteriorated abruptly yesterday afternoon, according to hospital sources. Madam

India's private schools reject quota for poor [ARTICLE]

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India's private schools reject quota for poor Many of them resisting law to reserve 25% of places for needy pupils Nirmala Ganapathy India Correspondent In New Delhi gnirmala@sph.com.sg India’s private schools are resisting a new law that forces them to reserve 25 per cent of their places for poor pupils,

Don't lift Myanmar sanctions, Suu Kyi urges Europe, US [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Don't lift Myanmar sanctions, Suu Kyi urges Europe, US AFP Yangon Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called on Europe and the United States to ignore a call by Asean to lift sanctions on her country. A recent election and her release from house arrest do not signal

Five killed in India as building collapses [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Five killed in India as building collapses Five people were killed and at least 22 injured when a building collapsed in Ahmedabad city in the Indian state of Gujarat last Friday. The five-storey building, which was under construction, caved in suddenly and fell on adjacent residences in the western Indian

Moscow blast suspect identified [ARTICLE]

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Moscow blast suspect identified Investigators say suicide bomber, 20, was from North Caucasus, but decline to reveal name AFP AP Moscow Russian investigators said yesterday that the Moscow airport bombing which killed 35 people was staged by a suicide bomber from the North Caucasus who tried to kill as many

Blow for PR as 6th lawmaker quits [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Blow for PR as 6th lawmaker quits Elizabeth Looi Malaysia Correspondent In Kuala Lumpur Malaysia’s opposition coalition suffered yet another blow yesterday after Member of Parliament N. Gobalakrishnan became the sixth lawmaker to quit it and become an independent since the 2008 national polls. Mr Gobalakrishnan, 50, was a member

Google 'can't remove' review of Sabah eatery [ARTICLE]

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Google 'can't remove' review of Sabah eatery The Star/Asia News Network Kota Kinabalu Search engine giant Google has said it cannot remove Internet content deemed offensive to a Malaysian fish head curry restaurant. Last week, Mr Tharumaraj Sivaperumal, the owner of Jothy’s Fish Head Curry restaurant, filed a RM6 million

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Free trade deal by July [ARTICLE]

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Free trade deal by July AFP Davos Leading trading nations agreed yesterday to conclude negotiations for a free trade deal by July, European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum. “Everybody agreed that we are in the endgame, that we should get a

Bomb kills Kandahar official [ARTICLE]

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Bomb kills Kandahar official AP Kabul A suicide bomber riding a motorbike packed with explosives rammed into a car carrying Kandahar deputy governor Abdul Latif Ashna yesterday, killing him, said Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry. The Taleban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

$998,000 found in monastery [ARTICLE]

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$998,000 found in monastery AP Dharmsala The authorities are probing the source of money found in a north Indian monastery that is headquarters to Tibetan Buddhism’s third most important leader. Officials are tracking about US$777,000 (S$998,000) in various foreign currencies found in Gyuto monastery, home of Ugyen Thinley Dorje, the

Consumption tax hike in 2015? [ARTICLE]

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Consumption tax hike in 2015? AFP Tokyo The politician in charge of Japan’s economic and fiscal policy yesterday suggested a planned rise in consumption tax could be implemented around 2015. Said the former Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) finance minister Kaoru Yosano in a TV interview: “When I was with the

More films qualify for rebate [ARTICLE]

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More films qualify for rebate Bernama Kuala Lumpur Popular Chinese-language film Ice Kacang Puppy Love now qualifies for the 25 per cent tax rebate for local movies. All Malaysian-made movies in Mandarin, Cantonese or Tamil with Bahasa Malaysia subtitles are now recognised as local movies, said Information, Communication and Culture

Flu forces schools to close [ARTICLE]

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Flu forces schools to close AFP Moscow Moscow and at least two other cities shut all their elementary schools yesterday to fight one of the worst flu outbreaks in central Russia in more than a decade. Officials said the closure affects more than 1,500 schools in the Russian capital.

Middle East uprisings rattle markets [ARTICLE]

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Middle East uprisings rattle markets Investors flock to safety of gold, oil and US bonds amid fears of spreading unrest, particularly in Egypt Reuters Bloomberg New York Global markets have begun to be rattled by the growing unrest in Egypt and the Middle East. After being generally immune to the

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Hedge fund whiz reaps $6.4b [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Hedge fund whiz reaps $6.4b Reuters Boston Billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson, whose bet against the overheated housing market made him one of the world’s wealthiest people, became a lot richer last year. He earned an estimated US$5 billion (S$6.4 billion), thanks mainly to bets that the economy would

Goldman CEO gets $16m stock [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Goldman CEO gets $16m stock Reuters New York Goldman Sachs tripled chief executive Lloyd Blankfein’s base salary and awarded him US$12.6 million (S$16 million) of stock, even after the bank’s net income plunged last year. Mr Blankfein is receiving base pay of US$2 million effective from Jan 1, up from

GIC has 'good IPO candidates' [ARTICLE]

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GIC has 'good IPO candidates' Bloomberg Davos (Switzerland) The Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) will consider selling more assets through initial public offerings (IPOs), deputy chairman Tony Tan said. The GIC, which sold US$2.7 billion (S$3.4 billion) of shares in its Global Logistic Properties in October, “does own a

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Find more flexibility and choice online [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Find more flexibility and choice online More seeking coverage online because they can customise policy and it’s easier to compare prices Lorna Tan Senior Correspondent lorna@sph.com.sg It’s quick, convenient, transparent and cheaper– just some of thecompelling reasons why a growing number of consumers are attracted to buying insurance online. In

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Investor's humble roots and big ambitions [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Investor's humble roots and big ambitions Entrepreneur and trainer Ken Chee looks for the ‘3Rs’ when investing in stocks Lorna Tan Senior Correspondent lorna@sph.com.sg For entrepreneur and stock investor Ken Chee, value investing is an approach that has worked well. Value investing generally involves buying shares that are trading at

A little retro, a little modern and a little Singaporean [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A little retro, a little modern and a little Singaporean Ms Pixie Seet tells Kon Xin Hua about her homely flat which has everything she likes. MY SPACE Kon Xin Hua Ms Pixie Seet, 36, who is a manager L lives in a three-room HDB flat in Serangoon L lives

The bulls are charging again in Singapore [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The bulls are charging again in Singapore Equities moving up the pecking order with rising optimism; many investors plan a more aggressive strategy over the next six months Gabriel Chen Finance Correspondent gabrielc@sph.com.sg It is only a month into 2011 and already, several new surveys indicate that Singaporean investors are

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Find it hard to save money? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Find it hard to save money? To avoid falling into spending traps, understand the hidden forces and marketing strategies that shape your decision to buy an item Lorna Tan Senior Correspondent lorna@sph.com.sg “I cannot save” is a common refrain among people who claim that they have no money. The saver

What is a credit spread (bonds)? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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What is a credit spread (bonds)? FINANCIAL QUOTIENT BROUGHT TO YOU BY FRANKLIN TEMPLETON Lorna Tan Where do you see it? Finance-related news and market data related to bonds. A credit spread is a direct What does it mean? measure of the cost of risk. It refers to the difference

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When money keeps the stork at bay [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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When money keeps the stork at bay Young Japanese women outearning their male peers, so it’s hard to find a match Susan Long Enterprise Editor suelong@sph.com.sg As Singapore frets over its rising rate of singles and a birth rate so low that many demographers fear it may never recover, it

Mother tongue's home connection [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Mother tongue's home connection MOE survey findings are a relief to mum exposing child to a bilingual atmosphere Jane Ng janeng@sph.com.sg Two weeks ago, my son Jason came home from preschool crying because he couldn’t write his Chinese name correctly. He also said he didn’t like Chinese lessons any more

Shielding my child from tech over-exposure [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Shielding my child from tech over-exposure Irene Tham My 16-month-old has mastered the swipe gesture on the iPhone using her finger, after being taught only twice how to turn pages on the smartphone. An uncle of mine remarked: “You should get her the iPad. She will be entertained by the

Mind your age [ARTICLE]

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Mind your age EDITORIAL Youth, they say, is wasted on the young. Not so true, perhaps, if one considers the results of the latest National Youth Council survey, which covered 1,268 young Singaporeans and permanent residents last year. Released last week, the findings show that those aged 15 to 34

[BLOGOSPHERE] [ARTICLE]

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[BLOGOSPHERE] Graduate dads, brighter kids? The main reason kids with parents toting degrees excel in school is that they have the advantage of a more conducive environment... (Educated parents) know what is essential for you to succeed academically... University degrees usually come hand in hand with bigger pay cheques... Of

[ QUOTES OF THE WEEK ] [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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QUOTES OF THE WEEK “We need to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world.” BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States, in his State of the Union Address “This belt is $10. My tie is not branded. If you go to Hong Kong, you will get five for

[ YOUR LETTERS ]

Room for eateries catering to families or adults only [ARTICLE]

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Room for eateries catering to families or adults only Toh Cheng Seong I am amazed by the parents’ wish list for restaurants that pander to children (reports on Jan 16, “Class acts and kid-friendly, too” by Huang Huifen and “Banning kids is discriminatory” by Andy Chen). Are these parents willing

Educate pet owners and parents instead of just banning dogs [ARTICLE]

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Educate pet owners and parents instead of just banning dogs Reis Lee (Ms) I refer to the Jan 16 letters by Mr Nagarajan (“Bar canines from playgrounds”) and Mr Tan Shao Ken (“Impose stiffer penalties on dog owners who flout rules”). Singapore is still a society where children seldom mingle

Recognise MM's labour of love [ARTICLE]

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Recognise MM's labour of love Terence Ng I refer to the article, “Singapore still a work in progress: MM Lee” (Jan 22). I was on the train recently and overheard the conversation of a group of young Western travellers, who were amazed by Singapore’s progress from Third World to First

The good life can lead to complacency [ARTICLE]

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The good life can lead to complacency Marietta Koh Ai-meng (Mrs) I am responding to Mr Wong Chun Han’s letter, “Money can buy happiness but...” (Jan 16). He felt there is nothing wrong in viewing success in terms of wealth and living the high life, and that materialism should not

Create green corridor on railway land [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Create green corridor on railway land Dr Lau Chee Chong I was interested to read in The Sunday Times of the new green corridor proposed for East Coast Park (“A green corridor to East Coast Park”, Jan 16). I often pass the railway station at Tanjong Pagar and have wondered

Nurturing selflessness requires the right approach [ARTICLE]

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Nurturing selflessness requires the right approach Kwan Jin Yao Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong is right to assert that students should not be consumed by personal achievements and lose sight of contributing to the society at large (“Schools should nurture ‘3 loves’ in students: SM”, Jan 16). The Community Involvement

More pro-family measures needed [ARTICLE]

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More pro-family measures needed Sean Lim I refer to the report, “Schools should nurture ‘3 loves’ in students: SM” (Jan 16). The reason love for the family might be lacking can be attributed to interlinked factors such as the fast pace of life and continued stress in the workplace. With

[ 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. Are our brains really hardwired to be “male” or “female” from birth? After a rigorous review, Columbia University’s Assistant Professor Rebecca Jordan-Young argues that there is inconclusive scientific evidence in the area

Who cares for the caregivers? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Who cares for the caregivers? Lack of resources often means that not only the disabled but also their families suffer Lee Wei Ling The writer is director of the National Neuroscience Institute. Send your comments to suntimes@sph.com.sg I have been practising medicine for 33 years. Some of my patients have

Eat, lo hei, love [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Eat, lo hei, love [THE EX-PAT FILES] Linda Collins The writer, a New Zealander, is a copy editor with The Straits Times’ Life! section. She has lived here for 17 years. Giving out hongbao packets. Tossing raw fish salad for good luck. And feasting. Sounds like a typical Chinese New

[ STREET VIEW ] [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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STREET VIEW “Most are willing to acknowledge that caning is not effective, and most see the value of communicating well with their children.” KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital team of psychologists, quoted in a recent article about the change in Singaporeans’ parenting styles today Kamsiah Naim, 51 Housekeeper “As they

Making a Child's Dream come true [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Making a Child's Dream come true Ex-banker gives up job and big pay cheque to help needy kids in the Mekong sub-region Wong Kim Hoh Senior Writer kimhoh@sph.com.sg Many people thought Mr Daniel Siegfried had gone seriously loopy when he told them he wanted to quit his big-bucks job to

[ HEADLINERS ] [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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HEADLINERS Mohamed ElBaradei House arrest for Egypt’s top dissident The Nobel Peace laureate and former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was put under house arrest last Friday, after he joined thousands of anti-government protesters in Cairo. Mr ElBaradei, 68, who had returned home last year after leaving

Promoting Asean Chinese literature [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Promoting Asean Chinese literature Leong Weng Kam Senior Writer It all started with a trip Dr Ow Ching Tee and a few of his friends made to Ho Chi Minh City at the invitation of Chinese literary groups in Vietnam about four years ago. During the five-day visit in March

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Hard life of journeyman tennis pros [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Hard life of journeyman tennis pros Not being among top 100 means they have to play in small events that pay less By Jonathan Wong jonwong@sph.com.sg Ivo Klec sat slouched on the plastic chair, counting his earnings for the week after being eliminated in the round of 16 at the

Matches moved to today [ARTICLE]

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Matches moved to today Rain at the Kallang Tennis Centre forced organisers of the Singapore ATP Challenger event to postpone yesterday’s semi-final matches to today. Former world No. 20 Dmitry Tursunov of Russia had been due to face Slovakian Andrej Martin, 21, and Japanese Go Soeda was to take on

Scoresheet [ARTICLE]

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Scoresheet BADMINTON Korea Open Super Series Premier In Seoul, s-finals: Men’s singles Lee Chong Wei (Mas) bt Du Pengyu (Chn) 21-10 21-10, Lin Dan (Chn) bt Simon Santoso (Ina) 23-21 20-22 21-15. Women’s singles Wang Yihan (Chn) bt Sung Ji Hyun (Kor) 21-5 18-21 21-18, Wang Shixian (Chn) bt Porntip

Event [ARTICLE]

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Event SOFTBALL SBSA Kallang Open (Kallang Diamond, 8am).

As good as the men [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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As good as the men S’pore female officials contend that they are capable of handling a men’s football match Fabius Chen fabiusc@sph.com.sg Women don’t know the offside rule? Try telling that to Rohaidah Nasir, one of only two Fifa-certified female officials in Singapore. The 28-year-old believes that television presenters Andy

Alonso's feeling confident [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Alonso's feeling confident Reuters Maranello (Italy) Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso plans to shave off his beard before the Formula One season starts and reckons his team’s new car will also trim off the seconds which gave Red Bull last year’s titles. The Spaniard, whose new facial hair has amused everyone except

IN BRIEF

Contador to fight one-year ban [ARTICLE]

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Contador to fight one-year ban AP Mallorca Alberto Contador promised to defend his innocence “until the end” as he spoke for the first time since learning of the proposed one-year ban from the Spanish cycling federation for a positive clenbuterol test that would cost him his Tour de France title.

Lowly Kings stun mighty Lakers [ARTICLE]

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Lowly Kings stun mighty Lakers AP Los Angeles The Sacramento Kings’ shock 100-95 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night was the high point of this young team’s miserable National Basketball Association season. “I feel like I won a championship now,” said DeMarcus Cousins, who had 27 points,

Centurion Park quits [ARTICLE]

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Centurion Park quits AFP Doha Manchester United’s Park Ji Sung called time on his 100-cap international career after South Korea beat Uzbekistan 3-2 to secure third place at the Asian Cup on Friday and an automatic berth at the 2015 tournament in Australia. He said: “At the moment, the young

Mixed day for Woods [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Mixed day for Woods AP San Diego Tiger Woods remains in contention at the Farmers Insurance Open after an inconsistent second-round 69 on Friday left him five shots off the lead. The former world No. 1 shot a four-under front nine but carded three bogeys and two birdies after the

[HOT BODS] [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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[HOT BODS] Text and pictures by Mugilan Rajasegeran If you or your friends fit into our Hot Bods Series, drop us a line and photo at stimage@sph.com. sg Mark Song, 21 Student Height: 1.57m Weight: 45kg Exercise regimen: I play lots of cardiovascular intensive sports like floorball and touch rugby.

[ australian open ]

1 champ, 2 winners [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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1 champ, 2 winners Clijsters may have won her first Aussie Open, but it is Li Na who made a bigger impact COURTSIDE Rohit Brijnath In Melbourne rohitb@sph.com.sg History was made, yet history will have to wait. A girl from Belgium won her first Australian Open here, a girl from

Too many coaches for Li's liking [ARTICLE]

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Too many coaches for Li's liking AP Melbourne Lesson No. 1 for Li Na’s growing number of Chinese fans: Do not yell encouragement to her in the middle of tense rallies. Li was not pleased with supporters in the stands who pierced the silence of her match with rowdy cheers

Old friends mean business [ARTICLE]

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Old friends mean business The Times, London Melbourne The first time Andy Murray played Novak Djokovic, they were 13-year-olds entered in the most acclaimed of European junior tournaments in Tarbes, France. Murray won 6-0, 6-1. Today, 10 years later, they face off in the final of the Australian Open, the

Time Kop bade adios to Torres [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Time Kop bade adios to Torres The Spanish striker does not seem to believe in Liverpool’s cause anymore HEART OF FOOTBALL Rob Hughes stsports@sph.com.sg The last weekend of the January transfer window is blowing a gale through the Premier League. I write this not knowing the final outcome of Chelsea’s

HORSE RACING

ARJUNA OUT TO BE A PARTY POOPER [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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ARJUNA OUT TO BE A PARTY POOPER ONE could excuse trainer John O'Hara if he feels the odd man out at the Singapore Turf Club this afternoon. Craig Brennan O'Hara will saddle his up-and-coming stayer Arjuna in the $95,000 Open Benchmark 97 Stakes over 1600m on the Polytrack, this afternoon's

SPEED TEST SHOULD SUIT LAGO BAY [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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SPEED TEST SHOULD SUIT LAGO BAY IN a return to form Logo Bay almost pulled-off a sustained burst of speed just on three weeks ago when narrowly denied in the final stages. And that return to form may just see him back in the winner's circle following the running of

EL NINO FED UP AT LIVERPOOL [ARTICLE]

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EL NINO FED UP AT LIVERPOOL London By signing Luis Suarez, who scored 111 goals in 159 Ajax appearances, for £22.8 million (S$46 million), Liverpool intended to give Fernando Torres the top-class strike partner he has been crying out for. But come next Sunday, the 23-year-old Uruguayan, whose move now

Japan lift the Asian Cup [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Japan lift the Asian Cup It’s a record fourth title after a moment of brilliance from Tadanari Lee ASIAN CUP AFP Australia 0 Japan 1 (after extra time) Doha History was made in the Asian Cup yesterday when Japan, despite struggling to contain the physically imposing Australians in a tense

Draw shows Chelsea need Torres badly [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Draw shows Chelsea need Torres badly The Times, London Everton 1 Chelsea 1 London Chelsea will continue theirpursuit ofFernando Torres following a 1-1 draw with Everton in their FA Cup fourth-round tie, which demonstrated exactly why Roman Abramovich is willing to lavish a fortune in his bid to sign the

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Boogie nights in the heartlands [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Boogie nights in the heartlands The alternative nightlife scene is flourishing as partygoers flock to clubs in neighbourhood estates and the boondocks Cara Van Miriah caravm@sph.com.sg Think Balestier Road and late-night eateries offering bak kut teh (pork ribs in tea soup) and zi char (cooked dishes) come to mind. But

Custom is king [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Custom is king Chinese New Year customs and traditions are far from dead with young people, who want to keep in touch with their roots Melissa Sim simlinoi@sph.com.sg At the stroke of midnight on Chinese New Year, lecturer Tan Eng Lee, 33, will be at his mother’s house ready for

Tuition to train the brain [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Tuition to train the brain Parents are sending kids for brain stimulation classes which claim to improve their mental abilities Natasha Ann Zachariah natashaz@sph.com.sg Maths tuition. Chinese tuition. And now, brain tuition. Not content with getting their kids to be highfliers in just core school subjects, some gung-ho parents are

Bulky garbage, small problem [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Bulky garbage, small problem Rachael Boon A refrigerator lies forlornly on a patch of grass. Guerilla conceptual art? No, it is just the bulky detritus of some zealous spring-cleaning soul. With Chinese New Year rolling around and households busy sprucing up for the festival, the urge to abandon your big-item

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 Jay Chou will not be taking lessons to improve his terrible “Engrish” as Kato in The Green Hornet if there’s a sequel. Aiyah, what for? The way China is rising, by the time

pulse

Bust, caution [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Bust, caution An ingredient in breast-enhancing creams may cause cancer, doctors warn Huang Huifen hfhuang@sph.com.sg Bust-enhancement creams may seem like a much safer alternative to increasing one’s assets, compared to eating dodgy Japanese “F-cup cookies”. Last week, three teenage girls made headlines here after they went on what they believed

Double dose of hepatitis [ARTICLE]

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Double dose of hepatitis 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 31-year-old woman and a carrier of hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Can TCM

family

Baby, don't hurt me [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Baby, don't hurt me Pre-school tantrums may be common but parents should correct aggressive behaviour early Huang Huifen hfhuang@sph.com.sg They bite, tease, snatch, push and ostracise or break a friendship with the classic “I don’t ‘friend’ you” phrase. Such behaviour in pre-school children is common and, just as commonly, it

Mummy expert in the house [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Mummy expert in the house Relatively Speaking Huifen Huang Huifen Well-known lactation consultant Wong Boh Boi is like a grandmother to thousands of babies in Singapore, but she has to wait a little bit longer for her own grandchildren. Her elder child, Jonathan David Wong, 29, is getting married in

Perils of the parent trap [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Perils of the parent trap Seriously Kidding Andy Chen andychen@sph.com.sg No time, no money, no baby. We’ve all heard that refrain among the rising number of married Singaporean couples who don’t want to become parents. Here’s one more plausible reason they can cite: Parenting is a lose-lose prospect. You’re damned

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Growing your kid's intelligence [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Growing your kid's intelligence Two mothers tell Douglas Chew how they nurture their young children to develop their full potential with the right environment and proper nutrition Douglas Chew PARENTS today know that their kids are smarter in more ways than one. Finance manager Chris Ng, 36, sees this in

Eyecare for your child [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Eyecare for your child There are several nutrients that have been associated with a child’s eye development. They include: AA AND DHA A study involving two groups of full-term infants receiving either a standard infant formula or the same formula enriched with DHA or DHA and AA over 1 7

Zoe Tay's limited edition mummy bags and baby rompers [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Zoe Tay's limited edition mummy bags and baby rompers SUPER Mum Zoe Tay, the Queen of Caldecott Hill and mother-of-three, has designed two Limited Edition Mum Baby accessories a trendy mummy tote bag and a baby romper. Only 300 pieces will be up for grabs for the first 300 mums

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French town with Roman history [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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French town with Roman history Strasbourg in the Alsace region is steeped in history and has a culture and language that are unique Nicholas Yong nicy@sph.com.sg Arsenal Football Club manager Arsene Wenger was born there. So was wax artist Marie Tussaud. Located close to the borders of Germany and Switzerland,

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A day off, a new look [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A day off, a new look After two weeks of working non-stop and getting all grouchy, I deserve a Bimbo Day of pampering Chua Mui Hoong muihoong@sph.com.sg The shampoo boy ran his hands through my tresses and rubbed up my scalp. His strong fingers massaged my neck. I could feel

My love-hate relationship with CNY [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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My love-hate relationship with CNY Fiona Chan fiochan@sph.com.sg “I’m totally over Chinese New Year,” I declared to my husband this year as we were dolefully filling hongbao after hongbao with cold hard cash. “I’ve decided it’s no fun anymore.” “Doesthatmean wedon’t haveto go visiting next week?” he asked hopefully. “No,

Single? Blame the aunties [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Single? Blame the aunties Marc Lim marclim@sph.com.sg It’s that time of the year again those couple of days when singles all over the island turn awkward at the sight of nosy relatives. It’s that time of the year when “Happy New Year” is as common a greeting as “So still

relax

Hot Clicks [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Hot Clicks Cooking whizz Forgot essential ingredients for the big party? This site searches for recipes according to what you have in the kitchen, saving you time and money. www.supercook.com Button up If you are looking for a break from work, all you have to do is press the big

5 things to do this week [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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5 things to do this week 1 ASIAN MASTERS FESTIVAL Celebrate the best of Asian gourmet and other lifestyle indulgences at the inaugural Asian Masters Festival being held at various eateries. Ending today, it includes cooking workshops, luncheons and tastings. Organised by Sphere Exhibits, a whollyowned subsidiary of Singapore Press

The weeks ahead [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The weeks ahead Compiled by Magdalene Lum JANET NUMBER ONES: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WORLD TOUR 2011 R&B superstar Janet Jackson kicks off her World Tour in Singapore. The sister of the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and won five Grammys,

What A PET [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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What A PET This column, which appears on the last Sunday of the month, features readers’ pets. Send photos (at least 300dpi) and your pet’s name, age, gender and breed to stlife@sph.com.sg. Include your name, age, occupation and contact details, and type What A Pet in the header. Stokin, eight-month-old

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Shophouse showcase [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Shophouse showcase Julian Davison hopes his latest book will pique Singaporeans’ interest in traditional buildings Magdalen Ng songyuan@sph.com.sg The pictures in a new coffee-table book may show off iconic local shophouses in their full, nostalgic glory, but they were a pain to get, says its author. “There was always a

Bookends [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Bookends Shairah Thoufeekh Ahamed Who: In preparation for her latest exhibition, photographer Wei Leng Tay (right), 32, read more than 40 academic articles on race, government policies and ethnic relations in Asia. The former photo editor at Time Magazine Asia, who is based in Hong Kong, says: “A lot of

Homage to Holmes [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Homage to Holmes In Graham Moore’s mystery novel, Sherlock Holmes’ creator has a mission to outdo the famous detective Hot Off The Press Akshita Nanda akshitan@sph.com.sg Sherlock Holmes is an icon of the mystery and crime genre, a fictional detective instantly recognisable and still inspiring spin-offs more than a century

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Fine dining for less [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Fine dining for less Almost 80 eateries will offer value deals as part of Restaurant Week in March Eunice Quek euniceq@sph.com.sg When Restaurant Week Singapore made its debut in March last year, retail assistant Jasmine Chen finally got the chance to eat at high-end eateries such as Japanese restaurant Tatsuya

Perfect match with braised duck [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Perfect match with braised duck Wine Club/Jenny Jenny Tan A friend of mine, Eric Neo, who is executive chef at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, called me the other day with an invitation to “taste some wines” at Azur, the hotel’s buffet restaurant. One of the youngest executive chefs in Singapore,

Grapevine [ARTICLE]

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Grapevine Rebecca Lynne Tan 800 whiskies and counting Whisky fans ought to check out The Auld Alliance at Chijmes. The two-week-old whisky bar stocks more than 800 whiskies from countries such as Japan and Scotland. And if you are after some extremely rare ones, such as a bottle of Scotch

Bubbling out of the tea zone [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Bubbling out of the tea zone Three bubble tea shops do not just offer custom drinks, they also serve fancy coffee and puddings Shairah Thoufeekh Ahamed stahamed@sph.com.sg Things are still bubbling along in the frothy bubble tea market thanks to shops adding extras such as puddings and coffee to their

Park here for good tom yam [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Park here for good tom yam Cheap Good Thng Lay Teen Havelock Road Cooked Food Centre may be small but it has a few good stalls, including Tan’s Tu Tu Coconut Cake stall which I wrote about three years ago in this column. Recently, I have been going there for

Off to poly to cook [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Off to poly to cook Kimberly Chen pursues her dream to be a chef by dropping out of junior college Singapore Cooks Eunice Quek euniceq@sph.com.sg For 19-year-old Kimberly Chen, a love of cooking is reason enough to temporarily drop out of school. She withdrew last year from Saint Andrew’s Junior

Red romance [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Red romance Tidbits Eunice Quek Indulge in a raspberry-lychee gateaux (above, $16.80+) specially created by the pastry chefs at Goodwood Park Hotel. The rose and lychee mousse cake is covered with a raspberry-rose glaze, topped with heart-shaped white chocolate macaroons and ringed with meringue. Other Valentine’s Day offers include set

Prive affairs [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Prive affairs Tuck into Prive’s special Valentine’s Day menu served al fresco at the Waterfront Bar. It includes a butter-poached lobster appetiser, a choice of either oven-baked white cod (right) or roasted French duck breast main course, and an ivory chocolate and strawberry tart for dessert. A complimentary cocktail called

Heart beats [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Heart beats Get your heart pumping with Heart Bistro’s menu that includes warm rockefeller oyster with spinach and champagne sabayon gratin; and sesame tuna tataki with tomato and tarragon mousse for starters. For your main course, choose either roasted lamb shoulder with sauteed baby peas, beef bacon and thyme jus

Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston's Flour Bakery + Cafe [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston's Flour Bakery Cafe Eater’s Digest Serene Luo serl@sph.com.sg WHAT: Flour is a bakery-cum-cafe, with locations in Boston and Cambridge in Massachusetts, the United States. And this volume introduces the store’s customer favourites. There are more than 110 recipes, ranging from breakfast pastries, cookies and cakes

Dine Aussie [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Dine Aussie Go Aussie with The House of Robert Timms for this Valentine’s Day with their three set menus: Kangaroo (below), beef tenderloin and poached salmon in saffron cream sets. Each four-course meal starts with a spicy tomato soup with tiger prawn, followed by avocado prawn salad with gratinated oysters.

Stylish urban American fare [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Stylish urban American fare New restaurant Donoma impresses with some good American dishes but the desserts are overpriced Eats Wong Ah Yoke ahyoke@sph.com.sg The first question most people ask when they hear that Donoma, a month-old restaurant in Keong Saik Road, serves urban American cuisine is: What is that? I

Eat skin and glow [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Eat skin and glow Consuming pig’s skin is beauty trainer Lily Kew’s secret to a good complexion Eunice Quek euniceq@sph.com.sg Glow International chief executive officer Lily Kew’s way to a youthful complexion is eating pig’s skin. The 40-year-old aesthetics company founder says: “Pig’s skin, without the excess fat, is rich

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