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Straits Times - 2nd Edition, 20 March 2011

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the sunday times Sf!l A SINGAPORE PRESS HOLDINGS PUBLICATION 90cents MARCH 20, 2011 92 PAGES IN FOUR PARTS I MICA (P) 107/11/2010

Crisis shows signs of stabilising [ARTICLE]

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Crisis shows signs of stabilising Rare success reported at one of the six failed reactors; but nuke risk still far from tamed Reuters AP Tokyo One of six crippled nuclear reactors appeared to stabilise yesterday, as Japan raced to restore power to the stricken Fukushima power plant so as to

Allied air forces in action over Libya [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Allied air forces in action over Libya Reuters AFP Paris Allied air forces, with Arab League approval, went into action over Libya yesterday, targeting an attack by Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’sforces on the rebelcity of Benghazi. A French war plane opened fire on a vehicle in Libya late yesterday, the French

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CHAOS IN YEMEN Emergency rule as clashes worsen WORLDPAGE29 GOMBAK MISFIRE Auxiliary cop’s gun goes off in MRT station toilet HOMEPAGE14 More green spaces and better transport links in TANJONGPAGAR HOMEPAGE12 SUMIKO TAN I know Japan will recover LIFESTYLE PAGE12 ROSEMARY TAN PhD holder, inventor and biotech entrepreneur THINK PAGE39

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JOHOR KIDNAP TRAUMA “My daughter wakes up screaming” says businessman whose wife and daughter were abducted last month PLUS: Former kidnap victims recount their horror HOMEPAGES16&17 ILLUSTRATION: PAUL ERIC ROCA PHOTOS: TANJONG PAGAR TOWN COUNCIL, NG SOR LUAN, RAJ NADARAJAN, CHARLES KEITH, ST FILE AND REUTERS

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[ tsunami: nuclear crisis ]

BURNING QUESTIONS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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BURNING QUESTIONS zengkun@sph.com.sg The nuclear disaster in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture has thrown up many questions that range from the risks of radiation to food and travel safety. The Sunday Times asked readers to send their queries via our Facebook and Twitter pages. Feng Zengkun finds answers to their questions. QWhy

Tap water, spinach and milk tainted [ARTICLE]

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Tap water, spinach and milk tainted AP AFP Tokyo Traces of radioactive substances have been detected in Japan’s tap water following an emergency at a quake-hit nuclear plant, but are not a risk to human health, the government said yesterday. Spinach and milk taken from farms near the crippled plant

'No danger beyond 50km of N-plant' [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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'No danger beyond 50km of N-plant' Health risks unlikely beyond that distance in event of nuclear meltdown, say experts Bloomberg New York A nuclear meltdown or explosion at Japan’s crippled power plant is unlikely to pose a health risk beyond 50km of the site, doctors and scientists said. Even if

Plane tickets hard to get [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Plane tickets hard to get Long queues and wait lists as thousands of foreigners seek flights out of Tokyo FLEEING FROM RADIATION THREAT Reuters Tokyo The exodus from Japan grew as foreigners sought to flee from the threat of radiation from the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. With

Old and infirm stay put in ghost towns [ARTICLE]

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Old and infirm stay put in ghost towns STRANDED New York Times Yamagata Mr Masahiro Sakashita knew he could not leave. The director of Fukujuen elderly care centre in Minamisoma, which lies within 30km of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, sent his younger employees home as Japan’s battle

S'porean chooses not to leave [ARTICLE]

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S'porean chooses not to leave Melissa Lin A sense of duty is what is keeping a Singaporean behind in Fukushima City where the troubled nuclear power plant is located. Mr Terrence Neo, 36, who lives 60km from the beleaguered power station with his Japanese wife, has no plans to come

[ tsunami: the fallout ]

Disaster takes toll on medics [ARTICLE]

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Disaster takes toll on medics Hospital staff stay with patients despite scant resources and fatigue Kesennuma (Japan) Some lost their homes in the tsunami, others have no time to return home. Still others are carrying on despite fatigue. Many doctors and nurses in the earthquake and tsunami-hit prefectures of Japan

MIRACLE RESCUE THAT WASN'T [ARTICLE]

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MIRACLE RESCUE THAT WASN'T Reuters AFP Tokyo It was a miracle: A young man was reported to have been pulled alive from the rubble yesterday, eight days after the quake and tsunami. But within hours of the news being flashed round the world, Japan media offered a mea culpa. Military

Tokyo to set aside $161b in crisis lending to firms [ARTICLE]

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Tokyo to set aside $161b in crisis lending to firms AP Reuters Tokyo The Japanese government plans to dedicate up to 10 trillion yen (S$ 161 billion) in crisis lending to businesses to help them finance day-to-day operations and repair damage from the previous week’s deadly earthquake and tsunami, The

No ark, but these animals survived tsunami anyway [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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No ark, but these animals survived tsunami anyway Heather Marie Lee Kon Xin Hu lheather@sph.com.sg xhkon@sph.com.sg Amid amazing stories of how some people survived the earthquake and tsunami are heartwarming accounts of rescued animals too. In one devastated district in Sendai, a local news crew came across a dirty and

LDP rejects Kan's call for unity government: Reports [ARTICLE]

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LDP rejects Kan's call for unity government: Reports AFP Reuters Bloomberg Osaka Japan’s Prime Minister was rebuffed yesterday when he asked the conservative opposition to join his government as it grapples with an epic natural disaster, media said. Mr Naoto Kan offered Mr Sadakazu Tanigaki, leader of the Liberal Democratic

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PM: Crisis is true test of people's cohesion [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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PM: Crisis is true test of people's cohesion He cites the Japanese example and stresses the continuing threat of terrorism to S’pore Jeremy Au Yong jeremyau@sph.com.sg The Prime Minister is convinced that over the last 10 years, Singaporeans’ sense of shared identity and cohesion has strengthened. But the true test

First PAP minority candidate in SMC since 1988? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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First PAP minority candidate in SMC since 1988? Elgin Toh The People’s Action Party (PAP) looks set to field a minority candidate in a single-member constituency (SMC) for the first time in 22 years. In the clearest sign yet that Mr Michael Palmer will contest the new Punggol East SMC

PAP presents two likely Nee Soon MPs [ARTICLE]

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PAP presents two likely Nee Soon MPs Cassandra Chew casschew@sph.com.sg Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam yesterday introduced to constituents two serving MPs who could be on the slate for the new five-member Nee Soon GRC that he is set to helm. The first is current Marine Parade GRC

OPPOSITION’S NEW FACES [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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OPPOSITION’S NEW FACES WORKERS’ PARTY (WP) L Mr Chen Show Mao, 50, a partner in international law firm Davis Polk Wardwell’s Beijing office. Likely battleground: A group representation constituency (GRC) L Mr Gerald Giam, 34, senior IT consultant and WP assistant webmaster. Likely battleground: East Coast GRC L Dr John

Opposition to field at least 40 newcomers [ARTICLE]

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Opposition to field at least 40 newcomers Biggest haul in more than 20 years includes more entrepreneurs, women than PAP slate Kor Kian Beng Jeremy Au Yong kianbeng@sph.com.sg jeremyau@sph.com.sg The next general election could see opposition parties fielding at least 40 first-time candidates their biggest slate of newcomers in more

Tanjong Pagar to get a facelift [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Tanjong Pagar to get a facelift MM Lee unveils 5-year masterplan for area, promising slew of enhancements Zakir Hussain zakirh@sph.com.sg Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew yesterday unveiled a five-year masterplan for Tanjong Pagar GRC and Radin Mas single-member constituency. The plan promises residents more green spaces, new and spruced-up public

NSF accused of molesting girl [ARTICLE]

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NSF accused of molesting girl A full-time national serviceman (NSF) was charged with molestation yesterday morning. Wong Guo Xun, 20, was arrested in Jalan Bukit Merah last Friday at 4.30pm, two hours after he allegedly molested an 18-year-old girl at a housing block in Kim Tian Road. The victim had

Supersized moon [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Supersized moon Yesterday’s full moon was not its usual size. The “super moon” is the biggest seen in 20 years. This is because the moon was actually 50,000km closer to Earth yesterday, rather than being on the farthest point of its elliptical orbit. The last time it was sighted was

Cisco officer's gun goes off in loo [ARTICLE]

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Cisco officer's gun goes off in loo Weapon was allegedly fired accidentally by 28-year-old officer, who was on assignment at Bukit Gombak MRT station; no one hurt Lester Kok lesterk@sph.com.sg An auxiliary police officer allegedly fired his gun by accident at Bukit Gombak MRT station yesterday. The Certis Cisco officer,

[ special report: kidnapped ]

MY DAUGHTER WAKES UP SCREAMING [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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MY DAUGHTER WAKES UP SCREAMING The businessman whose family was taken hostage in Johor recounts the traumatic experience in an exclusive e-mail interview Teh Joo Lin joolin@sph.com.sg A Singaporean businessman whose wife, daughter and maid were held hostage by kidnappers over Chinese New Year has broken his silence, recounting the

Birthday celebration turned into a nightmare [ARTICLE]

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Birthday celebration turned into a nightmare Teh Joo Lin Sept 9 is Mr Wil Yong’s birthday, but he has not been in the mood to celebrate it since 1999. That year, on the day he turned 44, his daughter was kidnapped and held for three nights. Mr Yong, now 55,

Abductions common in the past but not now [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Abductions common in the past but not now Just three cases in past decade; tough laws enacted to crush kidnapping gangs Teh Joo Lin joolin@sph.com.sg In Singapore, kidnap hoaxes are far more common today than actual abductions. Con men try to extort ransoms for family members who are temporarily out

Held captive for 20 hours [ARTICLE]

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Held captive for 20 hours Teh Joo Lin He was just a professional and hardly fitted the profile of a kidnap victim. So, when four men accosted him, it took him a while to realise what was happening. He thought he was being robbed. “I must have been the poorest

SCDF vehicle flips over [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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SCDF vehicle flips over A SINGAPORE Civil Defence Force (SCDF) support vehicle flipped on its side in Lentor Avenue yesterday morning. Its four crew members, including the driver, suffered cuts and abrasions and were taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. The vehicle obstructed two of the road’s three lanes, causing

First joint meeting for S'pore, KL judges [ARTICLE]

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First joint meeting for S'pore, KL judges Chief justices of Singapore and Malaysia underline common judicial heritage and look to strengthening of bonds K. C. Vijayan Law Correspondent vijayan@sph.com.sg A new chapter in Malaysia-Singapore judiciary ties was marked yesterday, with the first joint conference of judges led by the chief

Charles & Keith and LVMH become sole mates [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Charles Keith and LVMH become sole mates Homegrown shoe retailer sells 20% stake for more than $30m and access to branding expertise of owner of top fashion labels Robin Chan chanckr@sph.com.sg It’s a fairy tale that has seen two brothers go from Ang Mo Kio to Paris. Charles Keith, the

‘A New Day' for City Harvest [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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‘A New Day' for City Harvest The megachurch’s first service at Suntec features cheers, a 3-D video and songs led by Ho Yeow Sun Jennani Durai jennanid@sph.com.sg 3-D GLASSES, light-up rings and Ho Yeow Sun were all part of an extra-special service yesterday City Harvest Church’s first at its new

Family friendly firms get awards [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Family friendly firms get awards 37 recognised for innovative practices such as free use of prams and wheelchairs at inaugural We Welcome Families Awards Lester Kok lesterk@sph.com.sg Free use of baby prams and wheelchairs, rest areas that come with soothing massages, non-slip floors and special assistance for the handicapped and

Hunt is on for senior health ambassadors [ARTICLE]

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Hunt is on for senior health ambassadors Teh Joo Lin The Health Promotion Board (HPB) is recruiting volunteers aged 40 and above as “senior health ambassadors” to spread knowledge about living healthily among their peers. The Senior Health Ambassador Programme, launched at the Woodlands Civic Centre by Health Minister Khaw

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Sarawak poised for state election [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Sarawak poised for state election Legislature to be dissolved tomorrow, with polls expected some time in April Teo Cheng Wee Regional Correspondent In Kuala Lumpur chengwee@sph.com.sg Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud said yesterday that the state legislature will be dissolved tomorrow, paving the way for an important election. Polls must

Ex-US secretary of state Warren Christopher dies [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Ex-US secretary of state Warren Christopher dies AFP Los Angeles Former US secretary of state Warren Christopher, a “diplomat’s diplomat” who helped negotiate peace in the former Yugoslavia and advanced the Middle East peace process, has died at the age of 85, United States officials said. He had reportedly been

600 near Sulawesi volcano evacuated [ARTICLE]

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600 near Sulawesi volcano evacuated AFP Jakarta Indonesia said it has evacuated hundreds of people living near Mount Karangetang, off North Sulawesi, as the authorities issued a red alert yesterday following its eruption. Nearly 600 people live in three villages 4km from the volcano’s western peak, from which lava continues

Thai PM keeps his hold on power [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Thai PM keeps his hold on power Abhisit and 9 Cabinet ministers survive no-confidence motion with ease in Parliament Nirmal Ghosh Thailand Correspondent In Bangkok nirmal@sph.com.sg facebook.com/ST.Nirmal Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his ministers easily survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament yesterday, after four days of occasionally acrimonious debate.

Buzz over N. Korea's volcano proposal [ARTICLE]

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Buzz over N. Korea's volcano proposal Seoul The media here has been asking why North Korea has proposed a joint study with the South on an active volcano on the Chinese border, speculating that either the move is a red herring or an eruption is impending. Seoul has agreed to

Now in fashion: Beijing [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Now in fashion: Beijing It’s hot among haute couture houses with designs on China Ho Ai Li China Correspondent hoaili@sph.com.sg Shanghai may be the Paris of the East, but international fashion moguls who have their sights set on the Chinese luxury market are going right for the country’s centre of

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Cops busy doing bomb checks [ARTICLE]

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Cops busy doing bomb checks Jakarta Indonesian police were kept busy yesterday as jittery members of the public called for checks on suspicious packages in several towns, the local media reported. The jitters followed incidents last week when mail bombs were sent to four people, signalling a new terror tactic

Indian PM under fire for denial [ARTICLE]

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Indian PM under fire for denial AFP New Delhi India’s opposition has accused embattled Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of misleading Parliament by denying he had any knowledge of a cash-for-votes scandal alleged in US cables leaked by WikiLeaks. The uproar over alleged vote-buying by his Congress government to win a

Two Thai rebel suspects killed [ARTICLE]

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Two Thai rebel suspects killed Reuters Yala (Thailand) Two suspected insurgents were killed in a gunfight in Yala province in Thailand’s restive Muslim south yesterday after ambushing a military patrol. The rest of the group, believed to be separatist rebels, fled and three rifles were retrieved, police said.

Student quits UCLA after tirade [ARTICLE]

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Student quits UCLA after tirade AP Los Angeles A student who posted an Internet video of her tirade against Asians at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) last Sunday is leaving the school despite its decision not to discipline her. Ms Alexandra Wallace said last Friday the decision is

Yemen police raid protest camp [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Yemen police raid protest camp 13 hurt as security forces step up crackdown on dissent, drawing condemnation from UN and US AP Sanaa (Yemen) Police stormed a protest camp in southern Yemen yesterday, firing live rounds and tear gas that wounded at least 13 people as President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s

Afghan forces to start taking over security [ARTICLE]

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Afghan forces to start taking over security AFP Kabul Afghan President Hamid Karzai will begin the transfer of responsibility for security from coalition to Afghan forces tomorrow by announcing the first provinces and cities to be handed over. But with a major insurgency still raging, doubts remain over how ready

Al-Qaeda 'on the wane but still a threat' [ARTICLE]

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Al-Qaeda 'on the wane but still a threat' AFP New York A decade after the Sept 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Al-Qaeda is deeply isolated but mutating, and still aims to mount a devastating attack, United States President BarackObama’stopsecurity andan-ti-terrorism adviser has said. Mr John Brennan, the White House counter-terrorism and

Millions vote on reform in Egypt [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Millions vote on reform in Egypt Eager voters flock to polling stations for referendum on constitutional amendments AP Cairo The lines began forming in the hours before polls opened, snaking along the streets in a highly unusual early turnout for an Egyptian poll. Eager for their first taste of a

SGX bid for ASX faces triple hurdle [ARTICLE]

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SGX bid for ASX faces triple hurdle Aussie government, regulator and key opposition party reportedly opposed to deal and will reject it Reuters Sydney An A$7.3 billion (S$9.2 billion) bid by the Singapore Exchange (SGX) to take over its Australian rival is faltering as the Australian government, the regulator and

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How to avoid costly slip-ups [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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How to avoid costly slip-ups In the second in a two-part series on tax filing, The Sunday Times highlights the common filing mistakes made by self-employed taxpayers SELF-EMPLOYED? Lorna Tan Senior Correspondent lorna@sph.com.sg Coming under close scrutiny from the taxman is part and parcel of the filing process, but every

Hidden storage to conjure up space [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Hidden storage to conjure up space MY SPACE Mr Ong Qing Zhang tells Kon Xin Hua about his conveniently located flat with a space-saving design. Mr Ong Qing Zhang, 27, planner L Lives in a four-room Housing Board flat in Sin Ming Road. L Lives with his wife Winnie Ong,

COME CLEAN AND GET LIGHTER PENALTY [ARTICLE]

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COME CLEAN AND GET LIGHTER PENALTY To encourage taxpayers to admit their past tax filing mistakes, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (Iras) offers incentives to those who own up voluntarily. Currently, a taxpayer who files an incorrect tax return without a reasonable excuse or through negligence is liable to

[ me & my money ]

Fitness buff maintains healthy bottom line [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Fitness buff maintains healthy bottom line Young owner of sports supplements business already has a wealth of experience Lorna Tan Senior correspondent lorna@sph.com.sg The entrepreneurial bug bit Mr Barnabas Huang when he was only 14 years old. He borrowed $30,000 from his mother to breed ornamental fish at home. The

Managing family fortune [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Managing family fortune To oversee their vast wealth, the very rich turn to the “family office” a team of professionals hired to handle financial, legal, even personal, affairs Gabriel Chen Finance Correspondent gabrielc@sph.com.sg What do the very rich like Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Cheung Kong Holdings’ Li Ka Shing and

Beware investing by numbers [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Beware investing by numbers Look beyond the financial figures when trying to suss out whether a company is doing well SMALL CHANGE Goh Eng Yeow Senior Correspondent engyeow@sph.com.sg Many investors and analysts have an almost inane obsession with financial numbers when it comes to analysing the performance of a company.

What is a total expense ratio? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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What is a total expense ratio? FINANCIAL QUOTIENT BROUGHT TO YOU BY FRANKLIN TEMPLETON Lorna Tan Where do you see it? On fund fact sheets, fund annual reports and prospectuses. What does it mean? Total Expense Ratio (TER) refers to the percentage of a fund’s assets needed to pay for

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Men without women [ARTICLE]

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Men without women EDITORIAL Less educated men here are finding it hard to find a partner. While the latest census found that the proportion of single men grew across all sectors of society, the rise was more pronounced for those aged 35 to 44 and who did not go to

[BLOGOSPHERE] [ARTICLE]

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[BLOGOSPHERE] Japan’s earthquake and nuclear threat Being in a country plugged into the latest IT trends, Singaporeans are absorbing radiation all around us: from the computers, to the cellphones to iPads and music players. Truth be told, the radiation from Japan’s explosion will not affect us, but the constant usage

[ QUOTES OF THE WEEK ] [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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QUOTES OF THE WEEK “Inflation is like a tiger; once it gets free, it is gets free, difficult to put back in a cage.” WEN JIABAO, Chinese Premier, pledging more efforts to curb prices of food, housing and other essentials “Even though I’m a little brat... 33 girls in two

[ YOUR LETTERS ]

Make it easier to jot down details of errant cabbies [ARTICLE]

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Make it easier to jot down details of errant cabbies Ann Pasqual (Madam) I refer to copy editor Joel Cooper’s column last Sunday (“Hail the cabbies”) about his ride with an inebriated taxi driver. Recently, I was also in a taxi driven by a cabby who appeared to be drunk.

Chivalry is just courtesy glorified [ARTICLE]

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Chivalry is just courtesy glorified Chen Sen Lenn I refer to the letter by Ms Queenie Campbell, “Where’s the chivalry, men?” (Feb 27). Ms Campbell took a swipe at Singapore men just because a man was rude to her. First, what has her living overseas got to do with Singaporean

Helping seniors stay active [ARTICLE]

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Helping seniors stay active David Ong Chairman People’s Association Active Ageing Council I refer to the letter by Ms Lily Fu, “Don’t grow old before your time” (March 6). ThePeople’s Association (PA)Active Ageing Council agrees with the writer’s observation that seniors ought to maintain a high quality of life, and

AVA must be more vigilant [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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AVA must be more vigilant Ang Loo Ee (Ms) I read with dismay last Sunday’s article, “In the doghouse” (pictured above). The response from the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) that it “has not found any animal in unsatisfactory conditions in its own follow-up checks on farms and shops reported

No puppy love, just profits [ARTICLE]

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No puppy love, just profits Le-Anne Teo (Ms) Last Sunday’s article, “In the doghouse”, once again highlighted the issue of appalling standards of pet farms and the sale of puppies in pet shops. The comments from the pet business owners clearly indicate that this is a purely financial venture. No

Public education key to better animal welfare [ARTICLE]

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Public education key to better animal welfare Lee Khum Thong There are two types of dog breeding prevalent today those carried out in puppy mills and those by backyard breeders. In puppy mills, the bitches often kept under deplorable conditions are impregnated after each birth. Occasionally, the puppies are born

Penalise errant pet shops, farms [ARTICLE]

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Penalise errant pet shops, farms Dipa Swaminathan (Ms) I read with great distress last Sunday’s report, “In the doghouse”. My thanks and admiration go out to the team which undertook the undercover operation to reveal the appalling conditions in which some pet shops and farms house these poor animals. I

Law must ensure service charges are given to staff [ARTICLE]

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Law must ensure service charges are given to staff Jason Quek Regarding the article, “Tipping: All in the service of productivity” (March 6), the debate should not be whether we should tip or pay a service charge, but rather over why there is no law to prevent restaurants from depriving

Be specific about scope of panda research work [ARTICLE]

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Be specific about scope of panda research work Francis Lim I have been following with interest news of the pandas coming to the Singapore Zoo (“River Safari’s panda frenzy begins”; Feb 27) and the concerns expressed by letter writer Natalie Cook (“Pandas thrive better in native China”; March 6) about

A dab hand at all things science [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A dab hand at all things science I belong to a lab, says scientist behind famed ‘lab-on-chip’ flu diagnostic kit Wong Kim Hoh Senior Writer kimhoh@sph.com.sg DrRosemaryTandramati-cally opens the glass door to her laboratory in SciencePark 1 and invites you to breathe deeply. “Can you smell it? Don’t you just

[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. The Prosperity Plan is a step-by-step guide to building financial and emotional security. Laura B. Fortgang, a nationally renowned speaker and life coach in the United States, aims to inspire and guide one

Japan will come out of crisis stronger [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Japan will come out of crisis stronger History and research suggest it will emerge from disaster even more competitive Peter Fretwell Taylor Baldwin Kiland Peter Fretwell and Taylor Baldwin Kiland are co-authors of a forthcoming book on the resilience and success of Vietnam-era American prisoners of war. International Herald Tribune

A taste of home [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A taste of home THE EX-PAT FILES Akshita Nanda The writer, a reporter with Life!, is from India and has lived in Singapore for 16 years. Earlier this month, I was in New York meeting young Singaporeans studying music in the United States. Flushed and passionate, they answered query after

[ STREET VIEW ] [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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STREET VIEW “They can’t possibly monitor everything. Even if they don’t allow certain things, what can they do? They can’t really control the Internet.” NATIONAL SOLIDARITY PARTY SECRETARY-GENERAL GOH MENG SENG, on the Government’s easing of restrictions for political campaigning on new media ALVIN MUKHERJEE, 19 Student “It’s better because

Here's the primary reason for charity [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Here's the primary reason for charity Lesser-known primary schools are often forgotten when it comes to donations Jane Ng janeng@sph.com.sg When12-year-oldCharmain Koh received a prize for all-round achievement in De La Salle School last year, she decided to donate it back to the school. Even though it was the first

Wozniak's 'open door' innovation [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Wozniak's 'open door' innovation Irene Tham itham@sph.com.sg Keep the doors of your storeroom open, for therein lies the key to innovation. “Just in case engineers want to come in at night to build things,” says Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, 60. The lesser-known Steve of Apple was highlighting the need for

And the camera rolled on... [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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And the camera rolled on... John McBeth is one of the last of the so-called “Asian hands” Western journalists who came to Asia at the end of the colonial era and, over the years, have made Asia their home. A New Zealander, he was the longest-serving correspondent in the now

Man's best exercise friend [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Man's best exercise friend Kevin Moloney New York Times If you’re looking for the latest in home exercise equipment, you may want to consider something with four legs and a wagging tail. Several studies now show that dogs can be powerful motivators to get people moving. Not only are dog

[HEADLINERS] [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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[HEADLINERS] Yukio Edano Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary, face of disaster The 46-year-old right-hand man of Prime Minister Naoto Kan has been holding press conferences at all hours to give updates on the Japan earthquake and tsunami. The law graduate’s seeming tirelessness has led to a boost in his popularity, with

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Spurs' Hammer blow Tottenham Hotspur 0 West Ham United 0 AP London Tottenham’s Champions League qualification hopes were stymied by West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green and the goal-frame yesterday after being held to a 0-0 draw by their relegation-threatened Premier League rivals. Green tipped Gareth Bale’s free kick onto the

Late reprieve [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Late reprieve United down to 10 men after Evans is sent off, but Berbatov pops up with the winner Manchester United 1 Bolton Wanderers 0 AFP London Dimitar Berbatov gave 10-man Manchester United a vital 1-0 victory over Bolton at Old Trafford yesterday. With manager Alex Ferguson serving the first

Arsenal shoot themselves again [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Arsenal shoot themselves again West Bromwich 2 Arsenal 2 London Another shambolic performance by Arsenal, this time at West Brom, saw them draw 2-2 yesterday and waste the chance to keep Manchester United’s lead at the top to three points. Instead, the Red Devils were able to stretch the gap

A sorry exit for Bangladesh [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A sorry exit for Bangladesh Captain Shakib blames team’s ‘bad batting’ for letting their passionate fans down AFP Dhaka Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan apologised to his na-tion’scricket-crazyfans afterthe Tigers crashed out of the World Cup in disgrace yesterday. Bangladesh were shut out for 78 by South Africa, losing their

Pakistan end great Aussie run [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Pakistan end great Aussie run AP Australian batsman Brad Haddin (in yellow) pushing Pakistani fielder Younis Khan in an ill-tempered Cricket World Cup tie in Colombo, Sri Lanka, yesterday. Pakistan won by four wickets, ending Australia’s 34-match unbeaten streak in the World Cup to win Group A, followed by Sri

Now it's NZ's turn to slam referral system [ARTICLE]

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Now it's NZ's turn to slam referral system AP Mumbai New Zealand became the latest team to question the umpire decision referral system at the World Cup, when Nathan McCullum was denied a caught and bowled decision against Sri Lanka on Friday. Sri Lanka were 87-2 when McCullum dived low

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No more bright lights for clean-living Tyson [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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No more bright lights for clean-living Tyson To say that Mike Tyson, once considered the “baddest” man on the planet, has changed is to put it mildly. The gold caps on his teeth are gone, as are the frenzied trappings of celebrity: the non-stop partying, the cars, the jewellery, the

Rooney starts his kid young [ARTICLE]

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Rooney starts his kid young Wayne Rooney is not wasting any time in putting son Kai on the path to football stardom. The Manchester United striker has enrolled his 16-month old toddler in SocaTots. A source told The Sun: “Wayne has already bought him his first Everton kit, plus numerous

Scoresheet [ARTICLE]

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Scoresheet BADMINTON Swiss Open In Basel, s-finals (selected) Men’s singles: Lee Hyun Il (Kor) bt Simon Santoso (Ina) 1 7-21 21 -10 21 -10. Women’s singles: Saina Nehwal (Ind) bt Bae Youn Joo (Bul) 21-19 13-21 21-14. Mixed doubles: Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen (Den) bt Lee Yong Dae/Ha Jung Eun

Race against time [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Race against time Still hampered by injury, Tao Li faces rush to get ready for World C’ships in July Jonathan Wong jonwong@sph.com.sg Fiercely competitive Tao Li is used to challenges. Now she faces another battle against the clock. With just over four months before July’s Fina World Championships, a niggling

HOT BODS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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HOT BODS Text and pictures by Neo Xiaobin If you or your friends fit into our Hot Bods Series, drop us a line and photo at stimage@sph.com.sg June Loh, 28 Nurse Height: 1.66m Weight: 51kg Exercise regimen: The only activity I am involved in is to play beach volleyball with

Wozniacki crushes Sharapova [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Wozniacki crushes Sharapova AFP AP Indian Wells (California) Caroline Wozniacki blasted her way into the Indian Wells final on Friday, allowing three-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova just one service hold in a ruthless display. The world No. 1 tennis player from Denmark demolished her Russian opponent 6-1, 6-2 to

I'll vote for a free World Cup [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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I'll vote for a free World Cup [OFFSIDE] Tay Yek Keak stsports@sph.com.sg Mohamed Hammam is bidding to become the most important man apart from Lionel Messi’s agent in football. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) chief is challenging reigning supremo Sepp Blatter for the post of Fifa president. The Qatari businessman

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Colour-coded tyres so fans can differentiate [ARTICLE]

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Colour-coded tyres so fans can differentiate Reuters London Formula One tyres will be colour-coded from next weekend’s season-opener in Australia to help fans tell which of six kinds are being used by drivers. Pirelli has replaced Bridgestone as the sole supplier, with tyres expected to be less durable and play

James delivers 43 points on the road [ARTICLE]

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James delivers 43 points on the road AP Atlanta LeBron James scored 43 points, including 23 in a dominant third quarter, and the Miami Heat beat the slumping Atlanta Hawks 106-85 on Friday night. When asked what led to his big game, James said: “Just the road... I enjoy being

Garcia on track for first US win in 3 years [ARTICLE]

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Garcia on track for first US win in 3 years AFP Palm Harbour (Florida) Sergio Garcia, seeking his first US Tour victory in nearly three years, fired a bogey-free, five-under-par 66 on Friday to leap into contention at the US$5.5 million (S$7 million) Transitions Championship. American golfer Chris Couch fired

Riesch adds World Cup title to her list [ARTICLE]

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Riesch adds World Cup title to her list AP Lenzerheide (Switzerland) Maria Riesch ended Lindsey Vonn’s three-year reign as queen of Alpine skiing yesterday, winning the World Cup overall title after the final race was cancelled. The best friends and rivals were set for a dramatic showdown in the season-ending

Proof that Gu's on right path [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Proof that Gu's on right path Her q-final feat at the All-England affirms her decision to push on with badminton May Chen maychen@sph.com.sg For more than a year, national shuttler Gu Juan worked her way through qualifying rounds, wondering if she would be better off spending her time elsewhere. A

Young sailors aim for world c'ships [ARTICLE]

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Young sailors aim for world c'ships May Chen Sailing pair Russell Kan, 18, and Jeremiah Yeo, 17, are the front runners in the race to represent Singapore at July’s Isaf Youth Sailing World Championships in Zadar, Croatia. The duo emerged the top male 420 pair after six races when the

STABLE NEWCOMER TO BECOME A LEGEND [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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STABLE NEWCOMER TO BECOME A LEGEND WITH Rocket Man out of the country for his attack on the Dubai World Cup meeting next Saturday, trainer Don Baertschiger has decided to gang-tackle the $200,000 Group 3 Merlion Trophy over 1200m this afternoon. HORSE RACING I Written by Craig Brennan Baertschiger will

LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT START [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT START Written by Craig Brennan WHAT a start it would be for Jose Verenzuela if he was to capture the $200,000 Group 3 Merlion Trophy over 1 200m this afternoon. Verenzuela was due to start his stint in Singapore on March 1, but because of delays

The final reckoning [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The final reckoning United and Barcelona are Rob Hughes’ picks for Champions League climax HEART OF FOOTBALL Rob Hughes stsports@sph.com.sg The best team in the world are currently, without a doubt, Barcelona. But will they be in the best shape to win the Champions League final at Wembley on May

QUARTER–FINALS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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QUARTER–FINALS Real Madrid v Tottenham Rafael van der Vaart is loving this one. Discarded by Real, despite playing well there, he regards the Madrid club as the best on earth. “Barcelona,” he agrees, are the best team at this moment. “But,” he insists, “you can feel the history and how

SEMI–FINALS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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SEMI–FINALS Manchester United v Inter Milan UnitedtobeatInter. The Red Devils’fixture congestion will start to bite by late April, but Inter’s ageing squad, especially in defence, could prove costly even if by then Diego Milito (above) is back alongside the lion heart of Eto’o. Barcelona v Real Madrid Barcelona to knock

Sheva feels Torres' pain [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Sheva feels Torres' pain Former Chelsea flop expects Spaniard to come good if he can shake off £50m tag London Andriy Shevchenko knows all about being an expensive flop at Chelsea. He scored just 22 goals in 77 appearances following a £30 million transfer from AC Milan in 2006 and

Most hated man in Ghana [ARTICLE]

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Most hated man in Ghana London Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan and his fellow Ghanaians Sulley Muntari and John Mensah will have mixed emotions when they shake Luis Suarez’s hand in the Premier League match against Liverpool today. The player is, according to Gyan, the “most hated person in Ghana now.

Carroll in club v nation war [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Carroll in club v nation war The Times, London London Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has warned Fabio Capello to handle Andy Carroll with care as the Italian prepares to recall the forward to the England squad for Saturday’s European Championship qualifying match against Wales. After two substitute appearances, Carroll made

Balotelli sorry for sending-off [ARTICLE]

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Balotelli sorry for sending-off The Times, London London Mario Balotelli has issued a public apology for his red card against Dynamo Kiev that Roberto Mancini blamed for Manchester City’s elimination from the Europa League. But the controversial City striker was left under no illusions by his indignant manager that he

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Smooth sailing Yacht ownership is riding on a wave of popularity now as more Singaporeans own these luxury boats Cheryl Tan, Natasha Ann Zachariah tcheryl@sph.com.sg natashaz@sph.com.sg There is a rising tide of interest among Singaporeans in owning a yacht. Those saying “ship ahoy” range from the well-heeled who can splash

Home to them is a yacht [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Home to them is a yacht The Tien family home is a short walk up a flight of stairs which ends not at a main gate or the door of a house but on the deck of a yacht. “You sleep very well at night. It’s like you’re being rocked

Boat trips help family bond [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Boat trips help family bond All it took was a spin on the water at a boat show with his family four years ago. With no prior boating experience, Mr Byran Lim, chief executive officer of a manufacturing firm, plunged in and bought his first boat, a 37-foot (11.3m) Chaparral

Boat berthed in backyard [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Boat berthed in backyard Island-hopping after work is a regular activity for Dr Goh Seng Heng (above), a resident of Sentosa Cove. After driving home from his Orchard Road clinic, the medical director of an aesthetic practice parks his car in his driveway and walks over to his backyard, where

Drawing in the superyachts [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Drawing in the superyachts The sight of 20 spectacular superyachts will attract boat-lovers and landlubbers alike here next month when the inaugural Singapore Yacht Show launches with a splash. Although the event is by invitationonly, the general public can catch a glimpse of the superyachts out and about around Singapore.

I slept with Merlion [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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I slept with Merlion Sleeping with the halflion, half-fish icon means being gawked at, unless you draw the curtains Corrie Tan corriet@sph.com.sg When I was seven, I used to believe that there were monsters hiding under my bed. I would keep all my limbs from dangling over the edge of

Click and gripe [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Click and gripe Consumers unhappy with their purchases can now air their grievances on local websites Natasha Ann Zachariah natashaz@sph.com.sg If you have been ripped off by a shoddy Internet purchase or encountered bad service, new consumer watchdogs with plenty of “byte” are baring their teeth groups of netizens. Two

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 View photos of Muammar (drinking Jasmine tea 10, fighting Jasmine revolution 1,000,000) Tell Muammar with the UN imposing a no-fly zone, it could be game over Tell Muammar he can rent a room

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Staying healthy always [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Staying healthy always LifeStyle sums up the health tips given by experts in articles run on these pages over the years as the Pulse column comes to a close Huang Huifen hfhuang@sph.com.sg 1 Drink six glasses of plain water a day. It is as simple as H20. Water transports nutrients

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Marriage classes [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Marriage classes The number of couples signing up for marriage preparation courses has gone up. But how useful are these sessions? Reporter CHERYL TAN, 26, who is engaged to be married to auditor Li Kai Yuen (right), 27, next year, finds out CHERYL TAN tcheryl@sph.com.sg I choked back laughter on

Loving the family drama [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Loving the family drama Relatively Speaking Huang Huifen Child actress Regene Lim, 12, does not want another bite of the “green apple” the Chinese term for the Young Talent Award at MediaCorp’s annual Star Awards for its artists. Regene, who has been acting since she was six, has been nominated

Kids lash out for a reason [ARTICLE]

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Kids lash out for a reason Parenting 101 QMy 31/2-year-old is often defiant, and will scold us if we do not give in to him. He acts like a tyrant and climbs over our heads. I was caned every week as a child and it didn’t kill me. I’m thinking

A bigger Family [ARTICLE]

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A bigger Family LifeStyle’s Family pages will be increased to four from next week. There will be newsy features on parenting and education as well as buying guides to toys, apparel and accessories. Parents, if you have children in pre-school to Primary 3, bond with them over the new activity

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Coaxing the picky eaters [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Coaxing the picky eaters Parents can do many things to cultivate good eating habits in young children and they should refrain from force feeding them Susan Chen MOST three-year-old children do not enjoy eating vegetables but Wee Leeann is an exception. She eats only vegetables pumpkin, cauliflower, carrots and fruits

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Life on the Strip [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Life on the Strip In Las Vegas, you can dine in restaurants by famous chefs, watch great acts and shop till you drop day and night Nicholas Yong nicy@sph.com.sg Famous for its casinos and quickie weddings, the American city of Las Vegas in Nevada has been immortalised in movies such

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A bitter winter wind [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A bitter winter wind With hope, courage and determination, Japan will recover Sumiko Tan sumiko@sph.com.sg When the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan on March 11, my first thought was my Aunt Taiko. She lives in a remote little hamlet in Shikoku overlooking the Pacific Ocean. I’d stayed with her for

Hello, am I nice on the phone? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Hello, am I nice on the phone? Sandra Leong suntimes@sph.com.sg Since moving to London, I’ve morphed into a ruthless, full-time job hunter the kind who spends all her waking hours sending out cover letters and resumes laced with euphemisms and half-truths. Such as my “proficiency” in Microsoft Excel, my “expertise”

Kiasu survival tips [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Kiasu survival tips Colin Goh While watching TV coverage of the catastrophe engulfing Japan, I turned to the Wife and said: “I know this is horribly churlish of me, but I can’t help wondering: If we needed to evacuate in a hurry, what would be the first thing you’d grab?”

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5 things to do this week [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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5 things to do this week DONATE TO MERCY RELIEF FOR JAPAN QUAKE AND TSUNAMI RELIEF Open your heart to the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Donate to Mercy Relief, which is holding a fund-raising drive to collect donations to buy food and other supplies for

The weeks ahead [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The weeks ahead Compiled by Magdalene Lum SHOP@REDCROSS SUNDAY BAZAAR Help a good cause. Shop for new and second-hand apparel, accessories, bags, shoes, toys, books, CDs, digital cameras and household appliances at bargain prices at this Sunday Bazaar. Proceeds will go to the local humanitarian services of the Singapore Red

OH BABY [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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OH BABY This column moves to the Family pages next week. Readers’ pets will appear here every week from next Sunday. 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

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Plays go to print [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Plays go to print The works of local playwrights are getting a new lease of life apart from being staged Akshita Nanda akshitan@sph.com.sg In a blast from the past for lovers of local theatre, collections of older plays from Singaporean playwrights are popping up in bookstores. On shelves next week

Bookends [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Bookends Lua Jia Min Who: Artist Charles Lim (right) has an affinity with water. He paddles, swims and even sailed for Singapore in the 1996 Olympic Games. Water also features prominently in his works. All Lines Flow Out, a video installation now on display at the Old Kallang Airport, is

Hot Off The Press [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Hot Off The Press Akshita Nanda The Facility has its flaws but brims with satisfying surprises and surreal tension. The tone is set on the very first page, as a genteel offer of muffins turns into savage verbal and physical mauling. Readers can expect similar bouts of whiplash throughout the

Bye Bond, hello Holmes [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Bye Bond, hello Holmes Anthony Horowitz wraps up his popular series about a teenage spy to write about Sherlock Holmes The Read Interview Akshita Nanda akshitan@sph.com.sg British writer Anthony Horowitz may write spy stories starring a modern teenager but his love of mystery and adventure is strictly old-fashioned. He tells

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Malaysian makan in Singapore [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Malaysian makan in Singapore You can get good Kuala Lumpur hawker food here without crossing the Causeway Rebecca Lynne Tan rltan@sph.com.sg Foodies on the hunt for authentic Malaysian hawker fare need not cross the border for their fix. You can get decent interpretations of the dishes right here in Singapore.

Wine with Altitude [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Wine with Altitude Wine Club/Jenny Jenny Tan A friend of mine in the entertainment industry explained to me the dangers of over-exposure when it comes to publicity: “Too much publicity can backfire. Just look at Britney Spears two years ago and Paris Hilton.” Translate that lesson to wine and Sauvignon

KL CALLING [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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KL CALLING KUALA LUMPUR HOKKIEN MEE Kong Kee Seafood Where: 611/613 Geylang Lorong 31, tel: 6443-8221 Open: Noon to 2am daily. Free valet parking from 6 to 9pm weekdays, 6 to 10pm, weekends What: The restaurant imports its noodles for its signature Hokkien mee from Kuala Lumpur. Noodles are braised

Grapevine [ARTICLE]

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Grapevine Rebecca Lynne Tan Brunch with prosecco The chic yet family-friendly District 10 Bistro Wine Bar in Winstedt Road is offering a Sunday brunch with glasses of Italian bubbly. Items include appetisers such as tomato bocconcino salad and beef carpaccio with gorgonzola, and mains such as baby-back ribs, eggs and

Nostalgic food fight [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Nostalgic food fight LifeStyle puts Food Republic Beer Garden and Singapore Food Trail to the taste test Eunice Quek euniceq@sph.com.sg Foodies can now eat at two food streets that are a throwback to Singapore’s 1960s street-dining culture. The Food Republic Beer Garden at St James Power Station and Singa- pore

FOOD REPUBLIC BEER GARDEN [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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FOOD REPUBLIC BEER GARDEN Where: St James Power Station, 3 Sentosa Gateway Open: 6pm to 5am (Sun to Thurs), 6pm to 6am (Fri Sat) Ambience: The 929 sq ft open-air hawker food court reminded the judges of authentic street dining in the 1960s. They enjoyed the live performances by the

SINGAPORE FOOD TRAIL [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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SINGAPORE FOOD TRAIL Where: Singapore Flyer, 30 Raffles Avenue Open: 10.30am to 10.30pm (Sun to Thurs), 10.30am to 11.30pm (Fri Sat) Ambience: The 16,000 sq ft food court was bustling with office workers and families. There is an air- conditioned indoor area as well as outdoor seating. The judges commented

Casserole comfort [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Casserole comfort A new eatery serves four different cuisines all in the familiar slow-cooked style Eats Wong Ah Yoke ahyoke@sph.com.sg If there is one style of cooking that conjures up images of hearth and home, regardless of whether you grow up in the East or West, it has to be

MUST TRY [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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MUST TRY Braised pork knuckle ($28) The skin is so soft that it melts in the mouth. There are braised Chinese mushrooms in the dish, too.

Soya so creamy smooth [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Soya so creamy smooth Cheap Good Foong Woei Wan woeiwan@sph.com.sg Stop by Lao Ban Soya Beancurd stall in a busy section of the Old Airport Road food centre and for a fleeting moment, it may feel like Hong Kong. It isn’t just the lunchtime human traffic. It’s also the two

Can do spirit [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Can do spirit A full pantry of well-chosen canned or bottled staples can save the day at home anytime Hunger Management Tan Hsueh Yun hsueh@sph.com.sg www.facebook.com/tanhsuehyun This week’s column was inspired, oddly enough, by tinned peas. I was having lunch with my parents in a Hainanese eatery last week and

Top Chef’s Eli in town [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Top Chef’s Eli in town Tidbits Shairah Thoufeekh Ahamed Top Chef fans can put Season Six contestant Eli Kirshtein’s (right) cooking to the test. He is coming to town to cook at Indian fine dining restaurant Krish for the first two weeks of April. He will offer two set dinner

New at Wolf [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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New at Wolf French bistro Brasserie Wolf has a new menu to go with a new head chef, Claudio Sandri (above). Chef Sandri has worked at Nobu and Brasserie Joel in London. The newly refurbished eatery offers a revised a la carte menu which features modernised French favourites such as

Sea’s bounty [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Sea’s bounty Indulge in seafood at the Kopi Tiam restaurant at Swissotel The Stamford during its Shellfish Promotion. From Thursday to April 17, the eatery will serve shellfish such as Slipper Lobster ($55/500g), Black Mussels ($23/500g) and Live Tiger Prawn ($28/500g), paired with sauces specially created by Chef Ng Kwong

Fill up on popiah [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Fill up on popiah Popiah lovers can now get updated versions of the tasty treats at Fillings. Started by siblings Jaime and Janus Ong, Fillings is a four-month-old kiosk which uses an age-old family recipe handed down from their grandmother. The items include the Old Town Favourite created with a

The Big Texas Steakhouse Cookbook [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The Big Texas Steakhouse Cookbook Eater’s Digest Ong Sor Fern sorfern@sph.com.sg www.facebook.com/OngSorFern WHAT: A collation of signature recipes, mostly centred on beef, gathered from some of the most popular steakhouses in the state of Texas. WHO: Helen Thompson is a Texas-based food writer and editor, while Janice Shay is a

Eggs spicy side up [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Eggs spicy side up Ask The Foodie Chris Tan QHow do you make telur pindang, thes brownish boiled eggs that have a nice herbal taste? I have been trying to identify the herbs and spices without much success. I am told that the eggs are boiled with guava leaves and

Bitter brown rice [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Bitter brown rice QWhen I cook brown rice porridge then blend it, it tastes fine. But when I blend the uncooked rice first, then steam or boil it, it tastes bitter. Please advise. Should not the two processes be the same? Ng Hui Yong A A rice grain is composed

BEST QUESTION WINS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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BEST QUESTION WINS Got a burning food question? E-mail it to suntimes@sph.com.sg with Ask The Foodie in the header. Writer and food consultant Chris Tan will pick the most interesting questions and answer them here. The best one wins a Silit econtrol Pressure Cooker Duo Set consisting of 4.5L Pressure

Fed by Mother Nature [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Fed by Mother Nature Light Editions photo gallery owner Chris Yap craves for food grown organically Eunice Quek euniceq@sph.com.sg GalleryownerChrisYap’s retirement plan: become a farmer in Japan. The 42-year-old bachelor regularly visits his Japanese godmother and her family, who live on a farm in Yanagawa, Fukuoka. The experience has left

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OPEN HSE NO.6 Treasure Island bunglw, 8650/ 9000 sqft. Water way view, pte pool, 2½ storey basement entertainment rms. *****066/ *****010 DTZ OPEN HSE 2-5PM. Sentosa Cove Lakeshore View. 7500/ ***** sqft, full sea view, finest quality. Quiet living, home lift, park 6 cars. MK Teo *****384 Sole Agt NO.14

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Property Prices W ijhLufd Here is the list of private residential property transactions with caveats lodged for apartments, condominiums and executive condominiums in February 2011. This week: 16-20 MATS BUY IT ‘SELL IT-FIND IT PROJECT NAME PRICE (SI SO FT District 16 Denotes executive condominium The property data is obtained

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D09-10 ORCHARD/ D09-10 ORCHARD/ m TANGLIN/ HOLLAND [T0 TANGLIN/ HOLLAND HOUSES FOR SALE HOUSES FOR SALE Brand New Cluster Semi-Ds at Holland Link Minutes to MGS New MRT Superb location in District 10 4+1 bedrooms from 3,681 sq.ft. 5+1 bedrooms from 4,306 sq.ft. (Developer's Sales Team) Frit 12 LARRY KOH

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Greenleaf Semi-d 2350 3600sft Namly Semi-d 2200 to 4400 sqft Namly Corner terr. 3750sqft Quiet Allamanda Grove 3800 sqft 5+1 Namly Bunglw 5300 to ***** sqft Coronation 4400 to 12,000 sqft Linden 6400 7300 8500 sqft Sunset 7000 7500 9500sqft Holland Grove 7000 8500 sqft Brizay Park *****sqft ($18.8M) Belmont

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WATTEN EST SEMI-D. Land 3972 sqft. F’hold. Wide frontage. Near good schs. Walk to future MRT. Greenery. 9618-7188/ 9188-1978 VICTORIA PK BEAUTIFUL hill-top good class bunglw square land ***** sqft, subdividable for two $1680 psf! Open for viewing now DREAM GCB PLOT Tanglin, *****sqft, regularly shaped, Excellent for own stay,

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FERNHILL COTTAGE CLUSTER Hse 3 storey 5+1 bdrm Tenanted 2766 sqft walk to Shangri-La Ronnie Chong 8282-2682 OFF RIVER VALLEY area. Semi-d. 4210/ 3000 sqft. 5+ granny rm ensuite.Quiet environment. Mins to Town.Call *****836 RealStar RARE GEM IN One Tree Hill area. 5060 sqft. Suits refurbishment. Posh neighbourhood. Serious seller.

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ALMOST NEW! BT Tunggal hilltop bunglw, city view, designer decor, nice gdn/ pool. Good layout. 9456-7348 NEWSMAN Sole Agt CASABELLA. DUCHESS AVE, cluster semi-d. 3600 sqft. 4+1 rms. Condo facilities. 2 pte car park lots. neg. Colliers 9816-4077 CLUNY VICINITY ***** sq.ft. Contemporary villa on elevated ground, most sought after

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IT’S NOT JUST The prestige of being in the right location!! It’s the address that matters too. 15,000 sqft. 9762 9233 APPC. THIRD AVE. 2-STOREY bungalow. *****/ 8000 sqft. Wide frontage. Resort living. Outdoor kitchen. 5 rms. Pool. *****761 LEEDON F’HOLD. 2 storey bunglw 15,500 sqft. 6 bdrms, s/pool. renovated.

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OPEN HSE 1-5PM Rare Semi-D Cheng Soon Lane 4+1, 3990 sq ft NE, airy, cul-de-sac *****643 D.11 ANDREW RD. 15,000 sq.ft $14.8M/ 11,000 sq.ft $1000 psf. Ideal for rebuild. Agt *****927 KHEAM HOCK 2½-STOREY semid. F’hold. 2300/3500 sqft. 5+1. Move in. $4.XM. *****220 1) LOR MARICAN 3-storey inter terr 5rms.1950/3000sqft.

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2½ STOREY SEMI-D Macpherson 3200 3600 sqft. 5+1 maids rm. Tastefully renovated. Asking $3.68M. Matthew 8333-1800 ***RARE! D.13 NEAR Braddell Rd Bungalow Land 8500sqft Buildin 6000 sqft Original. Regular Land. Freehold. Don’t Miss! Call! TERRACE SENNETT Estate, Butterfly Ave 1850/ 2000 sqft Cedar Sch. 2 storey. *****457 www.NoelTanProperty.com FR $5XX

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SIGLAP HILL BUNGLW, 11,700 sqft Rebuilt with pool, gym, sauna, jacuzzi, playground. Cityview fr hilltop Surely amazed *****728 MEYER RD OPEN hse 5 6.30pm 2½-storey. Land approx 3000/ sqft. Newly rebuild May 2010. FaceSouth F’hold Good frontage BRANKSOME DETACHED 2? storey 6+1 attached, pool, Elevated. Face S. $8.xM. Serious seller.

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12-7PM 5-MINS MRT Brand new modern Semi-D. Unblocked view. South 8+1 ensuite. Pool Lift. Pk 4 cars. Only $4.3M. *****228 JOO CHIAT PLACE. Land: 1496 sqft/ built-in 2300 sqft. F’hold. 4+1 ensuits. Selling below bank value. Viewing pls call *****833 KEW HGTS. 3-STOREY semi-d 99 yrs since 1994. 5 rms

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BRAND NEW OPEN hse 2-4pm 2 storey corner terr basement Kingswear Ave. Land 2164/4050 sqft. A1 decor. Pk 2 cars. 4+1+1. Near Chomp Chomp. *****869 3 STOREY SEMI-D Glasgow Rd, land 3100 sqft/ built 3600 sqft 4+1+1. park 3 cars. with wide frontage. 100% renovated. like brand new. Must view

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*****772 ECG DYNAMIC Alliance Urgent Sale!! Leith Rd Corner Nice layout. F’hold, 3300sqft. 6rms. Park 3 car. View by appt!! *****772 ECG DYNAMIC Alliance Kovan 2-storey Semi-D with Attic. Land 4390sqft. 5rms. 999 yearrs. Newly A&A. View by appt *****772 ECG DYNAMIC Alliance Lorong Lew Lian F’hold. 3-storey Inter. 4+Guest+Study.

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99YRS, SEMI-D Casaurina Walk Near Pierce reservoir, nature/ quiet. 2412sqft, 5+1 with ensuite Sun 2-3.30pm *****279 Steven INTER TERR Leith Rd. 2 storey. 4+maid. F’hold. Land 1800 sqft. Built in 2500 sqft. Well kept. 9004-2698/ 9170-4564 by appt. *****339 ECG DYNAMIC Alliance Clover Ave 2-storey inter terr Land: 2063sqft 4rms.

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D.20 BRAND NEW corner terr. 2½ storey Jln Sembilang, f’hold. 3550/ 4668 sqft. 6+1. Spacious. Greenery, good frontage, 2 cars. KOVAN 2½ STOREY semi-d f’hold Jansen Cl. 4418/ 4500 sqft 5+1 Cosy. Patio/ big gdn. Park 3 cars Move in. $904 psf ($3.99m) neg. F’HOLD LAND ONLY $695 psf 3950

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LANDEDSINGAPORE LIMBOK 999 yrs. Semi-D. Land 2800/ 2800 sqft, $2.xm/ Inter Land 1625/ 2900 sqft, 3-storey, 5+1, $1.xxm LANDEDSINGAPORE SEMI-D. DIX vicinity. F’hold. Land 4400/ 4500 sqft, 3-storey, 5 rooms, $8xx psf. Renovated. Motivated! LANDEDSINGAPORE SEMI-D. CHARLTON vicinity, F’hold, Land 3602/ 2500 sqft, wide frontage, elevated,$855 psf, serious seller LOCATED

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OPEN HOUSE Sun 3-5pm. Jalan Gotong Royong. F’hold 2 storey inter. 1270/ 1400 sqft. 3+1 100% move-in. View to offer. Hurry! LANDEDSINGAPORE LOWLAND 2STOREY Semi-D. 7600/ 2700 sqft, 4 bdrms. F’hold. MRT. $7XX psf. Grab or Regret! Almost sold! AH SOO GARDENS 2storey semi-d Land 5034/ Built in 3200 sqft,

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NEW LAUNCH!!! SELETAR HILLS EST. 4 UNITS LUXURIOUS DREAM HOME WITH LAP-POOL! BRAND NEW 2½STOREY SEMI-D 999 years Land 3150 to 4100 sqft Built-up 4500 to 6000 sqft Hurry call 9233-7489 BK *****331 ECG DYNAMIC Alliance 1)Springleaf Gdn re-built semi-d 2)Gerald Dr Semi-d 3546sqft 3)Lilac 2 storey semi-d 4173sqft 4)Chiselhurst

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*****772 ECG Dynamic Alliance Atelier Villa 4 storey Cluster Terr. Pte Lift, F’hold, New cond. 2carpark lot 5+1 Easy access! X3 *****772 ECG DYNAMIC Alliance Seletar Hills Orig s/storey Semid Kelulut 4000/2450sqft Corner Mimosa Cres 10,200sqft Detach UPP NERAM RD 2 storey semi-d Land 3736/ 2400sqft. 5 rms. Suits A

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LHG PRESTIGE LANDED *****105 storey Semi-d at Dedap area. 3700/ 2000 sqft. 4+1. Move-in cond. Gdn yard. Closing Soon! SARACA RD 2 storey semi-d rectangular land 4980sqft. potential rebuild to Bunglw. *****055 Ben Chiang www.sglanded.net *****772 ECG DYNAMIC Alliance Springside View 3-storey Inter Terr. F’hold. 1680/3200sqft. 4+1 Nice no View

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***YONG AN PARK, high floor 2storey mais, 3+1, 2938sqft, freehold, tenanted till 2012, pool view $5.3M, CREDO *****843 SECRET GDN PRIVACY! In heart of town. Parc Stevens. 3 rms 1722 sqft F’hold. Future MRT, SCGS, Ask $3.488M. *****476 SOMMERVILLE PARK. F’HOLD. 4+1 1948 sqft. Mid flr. $3xxK designer decor! Greenery.