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Aircraft that vanished: It was foul play [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Aircraft that vanished: It was foul play PM Najib refrains from calling incident a hijack; disappearance of MH370 still a mystery Carolyn Hong Malaysia Bureau Chief In Sepang carolynh@sph.com.sg Additional reporting by Yong Yen Nie, Karamjit Kaur, Joyce Lim, Kor Kian Beng and Rachel Chang The search for the missing

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Do Singaporeans lack COMPASSION? I needed help and you let me down, says BBC writer Jolene wants to lose weight, GET FIT War on obesity kicks off HOME PAGES16&17 HAN FOOK KWANG Most expensive city? But can it be home to citizens? It’s something to think about and change, say

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Clearing land by burning ‘a crime against humanity’ [ARTICLE]

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Clearing land by burning ‘a crime against humanity’ Errant residents, firms will bear brunt of law if they still flout it, Yudhoyono warns Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja Indonesia Correspondent In Jakarta wahyudis@sph.com.sg President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said those who clear land by burning are committing crimes against humanity, causing millions of people

Here comes the rain again as Singapore marks World Water Day [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Here comes the rain again as Singapore marks World Water Day Amelia Tan Singapore marked World Water Day yesterday, and right on cue, light rain fell in some places yesterday afternoon for a brief respite from the prolonged dry weather. Singaporeans including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong took to social

Russians rally against Ukraine intervention [ARTICLE]

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Russians rally against Ukraine intervention AFP Bloomberg Moscow Ukraine’s Crimea region moved towards today’s referendum on switching to Kremlin rule as Russia faced protests from an unexpected quarter some of its own people. News of the protests in Moscow itself was quickly followed by a report from Ukraine’s Defence Ministry

‘Massive compassion deficit’ in S’pore? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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‘Massive compassion deficit’ in S’pore? British writer recounts unpleasant experience on MRT, sparking talk on graciousness here Maryam Mokhtar maryamm@sph.com.sg FREELANCE writer and self-de-scribed food lover Charlotte Ashton jumped at the chance to relocate from London to Singapore last year, she says in the biography section of her website. The

Happy in Singapore, until the day she needed help [ARTICLE]

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Happy in Singapore, until the day she needed help In her commentary, Does Singapore deserve its “miserable” tag?, the BBC’s Charlotte Ashton said she and her husband were happy here at first and could not understand why Singaporeans had been dubbed the least positive people on Earth in a survey.

RCs can help link up residents: PM [ARTICLE]

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RCs can help link up residents: PM They are changing their ways to stay relevant, mindful of their important roles Maryam Mokhtar maryamm@sph.com.sg Residents’ committees (RCs), the grassroots bodies present in Housing Board estates islandwide, are changing the way they do things to stay relevant. Close to 40 years after

Stones say ‘hi’ to fans with no tickets [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Stones say ‘hi’ to fans with no tickets Natasha Ann Zachariah It is true that you can’t always get what you want, as legendary British rockers The Rolling Stones sang. But sometimes you can get pretty close to it even if it is for a mere 30 seconds. That was

missing MH370

Disappearance ‘well planned and professional’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Disappearance ‘well planned and professional’ Experts say if it was a hostile takeover, perpetrators knew exactly what to do NEWS ANALYSIS Karamjit Kaur Aviation Correspondent karam@sph.com.sg The disappearance of Flight MH370 is one of the most sophisticated, well-planned and well-or-chestrated hostile takeovers of a plane since the 9/11 attacks in

What could have happened to MH370 [ARTICLE]

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What could have happened to MH370 Karamjit Kaur Malaysia has confirmed that someone deliberately changed the course of Flight MH370, which has been missing for over a week. But its fate and location remain unclear. Here is a look at various scenarios on what could have happened. Hijacked by the

3 countries end South China Sea search [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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3 countries end South China Sea search Kor Kian Beng China Bureau Chief In Beijing Three Asean countries, including Singapore, have ceased their search for MH370 in the South China Sea as China demanded that Malaysia provide “thorough, correct information” on the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. The Singapore Armed Forces

WHAT IS KNOWN ABOUT THE PLANE’S ROUTE SO FAR [ARTICLE]

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WHAT IS KNOWN ABOUT THE PLANE’S ROUTE SO FAR Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak disclosed new information on the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370, which disappeared one week ago on March 8. Here is what happened early that Saturday morning: 12.41am: The Boeing 777-200 jetliner carrying 239 people takes

Passengers and crew being probed for possible motives [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Passengers and crew being probed for possible motives Probe focused on all 239 people; police reported to have gone to homes of pilots Lester Kong Malaysia Correspondent In Kuala Lumpur lestkong@sph.com.sg Police are investigating passengers and crew on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 for possible motives after Malaysia acknowledged that the

WIDENING SEARCH [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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WIDENING SEARCH Over the last eight days, the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has expanded from a 20 nautical mile radius in the South China Sea to two “corridors” over land and sea. Here is a look at how the search has progressed: What’s changed Search in the

MASSIVE OPERATION [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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MASSIVE OPERATION Efforts to locate MH370 have been unprecedented, with countries near and far offering their resources and assets to find the Boeing 777 jetliner and the 239 people it was carrying. What is involved so far: 58 PLANES 43 SHIPS 14 COUNTRIES Australia Brunei China India Indonesia Japan Malaysia

‘We are still investigating all possibilities’ [ARTICLE]

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‘We are still investigating all possibilities’ Malaysian PM Najib Razak’s statement to the international media yesterday Seven days ago Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared. We realise this is an excruciating time for the families of those on board. No words can describe the pain they must be going through. Our

AMONG THOSE ON THE FLIGHT [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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AMONG THOSE ON THE FLIGHT Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53, Malaysia PILOT Tan Size Hiang, 46, Malaysia FLIGHT STEWARD Tan Wei Chew, 19, Malaysia Yao Jianfeng, 70, China Kranti Shirsath, 44, India Fariq Ab Hamid, 27, Malaysia FIRST OFFICER An Wenlan, 65, China Zhao Peng, 25, China Firman Siregar, 25, Indonesia

Relatives torn by latest revelations [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Relatives torn by latest revelations IN BEIJING Kor Kian Beng China Bureau Chief Rachel Chang In Beijing kianbeng@sph.com.sg rchang@sph.com.sg Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard the missing MH370 plane again experienced a roller-coaster ride of emotions calm, frustration, shock and anger over Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s press briefing in Kuala

Latest news revives hope for some [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Latest news revives hope for some IN KUALA LUMPUR Joyce Lim In Putrajaya joycel@sph.com.sg Despite growing talk that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 might have been hijacked, the mood at Everly Hotel Putrajaya was generally calm yesterday as family members of the missing passengers waited patiently for Malaysian Prime Minister Najib

Pope’s first-year report card: ‘A’ for popularity [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Pope’s first-year report card: ‘A’ for popularity New York Times Reuters AFP New York One year ago last Thursday, white smoke billowed from the Sistine Chapel, signalling the election of Pope Francis. Since then, humble, amiable Jorge Mario Bergoglio has become a wildly popular pope, likened to a spiritual rock

Popular governor’s presidential run set to lift party’s votes [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Popular governor’s presidential run set to lift party’s votes Former V-P jusuf Kalla considered a favourite to be No. 2 man to PDI-P’s Joko Widodo Zakir Hussain Indonesia Bureau Chief In Jakarta zakirh@sph.com.sg Jakarta governor and presidential contender Joko Widodo says the question of his running mate will be decided

Jokowi signals that Basuki will run Jakarta [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Jokowi signals that Basuki will run Jakarta Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja Indonesia Correspondent In Jakarta Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, a candidate for the presidential election, said he will decide whether to step aside or take extended leave and go on non-active status after the April 9 general election. His comments yesterday, coming

Drive to get people to vote [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Drive to get people to vote A vehicle decked out as a ballot box with the slogan “Let’s Vote” leading a parade in Jakarta yesterday. The parade was organised by the Election Commission to launch a three-week campaign period starting today for the April 9 general election. In the procession

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Bid to tackle obesity no light matter [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Bid to tackle obesity no light matter HPB campaign offers freebies and chance to win prizes to push people to lose weight [ONE MILLION KG CHALLENGE] Hoe Pei Shan hpeishan@sph.com.sg Additional reporting by Lee Jian Xuan With obesity rates rising in Singapore, the country has embarked on a concerted effort

TAKE THE CHALLENGE [ARTICLE]

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TAKE THE CHALLENGE Hoe Pei Shan The One Million KG Challenge is Singapore’s first national weight management initiative, designed to link incentives to getting trim. Running until the end of 2016, it is open to Singapore residents aged 18 to 64, whose Body Mass Index (BMI) ranges from 18.5 to

In September: 104kg Now: 84kg [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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In September: 104kg Now: 84kg Hoe Pei Shan She has been obese for as long as she can remember. But 24-year-old Jolene Lau dismissed her size as an inevitable result of her love for eating and late suppers, convincing herself that her 1.68m frame could not weigh more than “a

Free repairs for fire victims’ flats [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Free repairs for fire victims’ flats Construction firm says it is ‘a small way of giving back to community’ Amelia Teng Lee Jian Xuan ateng@sph.com.sg jianxuan@sph.com.sg When retiree Tan Kong Lam watched his three-room Whampoa flat of more than 20 years go up in smoke three weeks ago, his heart

Ex-archbishop wakes up from coma [ARTICLE]

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Ex-archbishop wakes up from coma Hoe Pei Shan Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia has woken up and spoken for the first time since falling into a coma last month. The former archbishop was “fairly conscious” last Wednesday and was able to say “hello” to his doctors, wrote Archbishop William Goh’s personal

Five times the fun [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Five times the fun With five kids in the family, the Ang household is always abuzz with activity BY CHRISTINA CHING WHEN Mrs Agnes Ang, 39, received news that she was pregnant with her fifth child, she was not sure if she could cope with five kids. But her doubts

For you, a rose and message of peace [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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For you, a rose and message of peace Student volunteer Putri Zahiranisha, 17, was in Orchard Road yesterday to hand out “roses of peace”. About 5,000 roses were given out by 200 volunteers, including students from polytechnics and universities, to spread the message of peace and harmony at various MRT

Chance to get to know the Baweanese [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Chance to get to know the Baweanese Amelia Teng Mention the Baweanese, and some within the Malay community will think of magic and bomohs (shamans). Even when she was younger, Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob admitted being influenced by this stereotype. She recalled how she used to take a longer

Welfare needs soar, but not giving [ARTICLE]

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Welfare needs soar, but not giving Welfare needs have risen 70% over last five years and ComChest must raise $93m to help beneficiaries over coming year Amelia Teng ateng@sph.com.sg Welfare needs have gone up nearly 70 per cent over the last five years but donations have not kept up, according

Families bond over ST scrapbook [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Families bond over ST scrapbook Parent-child pairs cut and paste their way to greater awareness of current affairs Ang Yiying ayiying@sph.com.sg It was family bonding over scrapbooking yesterday for property manager Chris Koh, 39, his wife Haidah Selamat, 36, and their two daughters Liyah and Leila, aged seven and six

SoShiok, free gelato for foodies [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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SoShiok, free gelato for foodies Natasha Ann Zachariah All it took was a flash of a phone app to get a free scoop of gelato. Some 500 users of the Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH) SoShiok app turned up yesterday at Alfero Artisan Gelato in Marina Square shopping mall to claim

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Six dead after drug overdose at KL music fest [ARTICLE]

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Six dead after drug overdose at KL music fest At least two S’porean men also in critical condition after collapsing at event Hoe Pei Shan hpeishan@sph.com.sg At least two Singaporean men were reported to be in critical condition yesterday after a drug overdose incident at a Kuala Lumpur music festival

Anti-nuclear protesters march through Tokyo [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Anti-nuclear protesters march through Tokyo Rally leaders, including Nobel laureate in literature Kenzaburo Oe (second from right), carrying a banner saying “Goodbye nuclear power plant” in Tokyo yesterday. More than 5,000 people joined the protest against the government’s move to restart nuclear plants. PHOTO: AFP

New leadership role for China’s Xi [ARTICLE]

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New leadership role for China’s Xi Reuters Beijing Chinese President Xi Jinping has taken on a new role overseeing a group in charge of deepening military reform, state media said, adding to the list of bodies Mr Xi is taking charge of in his rapid and remarkable consolidation of power.

Putin’s Crimea power play ‘will backfire’ [ARTICLE]

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Putin’s Crimea power play ‘will backfire’ His strategy of boosting support at home by confronting the West will prove costly, analysts warn AFP Moscow Since his return to the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin has grown more powerful than ever. The strongman, who has ruled Russia for the past 14

Ukraine’s young signing up to defend nation [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Ukraine’s young signing up to defend nation AFP Lviv (Ukraine) Young men and women in the nationalist heartland of western Ukraine are signing up to defend their country from what they call “Russian aggressors” who have taken over Crimea. “I’m a high-ranking judoka and can shoot well,” said Ms Tetiana

Syria’s civil war enters fourth year [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Syria’s civil war enters fourth year 146,000 have died since March 15, 2011, when protests began over arrests of teens AFP Reuters Damascus Syria’s civil war entered a fourth year yesterday, with at least 146,000 people dead, millions more homeless, cities and historical treasures in ruins, the economy devastated and

Six Egyptian army officers shot dead near Cairo [ARTICLE]

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Six Egyptian army officers shot dead near Cairo Reuters Cairo Gunmen shot dead six army officers at a military police checkpoint near Cairo yesterday, the second attack on Egyptian security forces in three days that the military has blamed on the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood of deposed president Mohamed Mursi. A

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Gang rape: Court stays 2 executions [ARTICLE]

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Gang rape: Court stays 2 executions AFP New Delhi India’s Supreme Court yesterday stayed the death sentence of two of four men convicted of the fatal gang rape of a student in New Delhi, after they appealed a High Court order on Thursday upholding the penalty. The Supreme Court was

Jail term cut for doc who tracked Osama [ARTICLE]

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Jail term cut for doc who tracked Osama AFP Peshawar A Pakistani tribunal has reduced by 10 years the sentence of a doctor who helped the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) find Osama bin Laden, after he was jailed for 33 years for ties to militants. Shakil Afridi had been recruited

China’s Weibo seeks US listing [ARTICLE]

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China’s Weibo seeks US listing AFP New York Chinese microblogging service Weibo has filed for a US stock offering seeking to raise US$500 million (S$632 million). The move will allow the Chinese-language social network to spin off from the Internet giant Sina, according to documents filed with the US Securities

US giving up control of Web address system [ARTICLE]

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US giving up control of Web address system Consultation process to reach a decision on transition will start in Singapore next week New York Times Bloomberg Washington The United States will give up its role of overseeing the system of Web addresses and domain names that form the basic plumbing

Europe votes for one universal phone charger [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Europe votes for one universal phone charger Strasbourg One universal charger for all makes of smartphones may sound too good to be true, but by 2017, this could become a reality. In Europe, politicians voted overwhelmingly last Thursday in Strasbourg to force smartphone makers to use just one type of

Thai police detain suspected Uighurs [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Thai police detain suspected Uighurs 120 adults among group of 220 asylum seekers from China fined for illegal entry AFP New York Times Bangkok Thailand yesterday sentenced dozens of asylum seekers thought to be from China’s Uighur minority for illegal entry, an official said, despite appeals for their protection. About

Hunan stabbings: Attacker was sacked by bakery boss [ARTICLE]

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Hunan stabbings: Attacker was sacked by bakery boss Changsha Fresh details have emerged about the chilling knife attack that left five people dead in central China’s Hunan province last week. Investigations showed that a bakery employee, 21-year-old Hebir Turdi, was on bad terms with his colleague, Mr Memet Abla, whom

BN names Sarawak candidate [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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BN names Sarawak candidate Mukah (Sarawak) Former Dalat district officer Yussibnosh Balo has been unveiled as the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Balingian by-election. He was announced as the candidate for the seat in the Malaysian state of Sarawak by BN deputy president Muhyiddin Yassin at the Civic Centre

US prosecutors indict Indian diplomat again [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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US prosecutors indict Indian diplomat again They reinstate visa fraud charges two days after US federal district judge dismissed them New York Times, AFP Reuters New York India has expressed its disappointment after a grand jury in New York reindicted an Indian diplomat whose arrest and strip search last year

S’poreans in US face hiring slump [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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S’poreans in US face hiring slump Internship hard to come by, as ‘extra barrier’ of work visas makes international students unattractive to companies TOUGH JOB MARKET FOR GRADS Melissa Sim US Correspondent In Washington simlinoi@sph.com.sg Ms Anthea Piong, a master’s student at Georgetown University, is looking for an internship that

Only half of Filipino graduates likely to get jobs [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Only half of Filipino graduates likely to get jobs Raul Dancel Philippines Correspondent In Manila rdancel@sph.com.sg Some 700,000 college students in the Philippines will be graduating and looking for work when the school year ends this month. But only half are expected to land a job. As for the rest,

China doubles yuan trading band to 2% [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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China doubles yuan trading band to 2% Move is aimed at encouraging greater use of the currency internationally Reuters Bloomberg Shanghai China will widen the limit for the yuan’s daily moves against the US dollar, easing exchange-rate controls as policymakers encourage greater use of the currency in global trade and

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16 banks sued for fixing Libor [ARTICLE]

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16 banks sued for fixing Libor Bloomberg New York Bank of America, Citigroup and Credit Suisse were among 16 of the world’s biggest banks sued by the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) for allegedly manipulating the London interbank offered rate (Libor) from 2007 to 2011. The FDIC, acting as

Suit filed over GM car recall [ARTICLE]

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Suit filed over GM car recall Reuters New York General Motors (GM) has been hit with what appeared to be the first lawsuit related to the recall of 1.6 million cars, as customers claimed their vehicles lost value because of ignition problems blamed for a series of fatal crashes. The

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Dr Cheng Eng Wah, one of the first dentists in Singapore to embrace “invisible” teeth straighteners Invisalign, has a soft spot for wooden Peranakan furniture and does not intend to sell any of the pieces he bought. [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Dr Cheng Eng Wah, one of the first dentists in Singapore to embrace “invisible” teeth straighteners Invisalign, has a soft spot for wooden Peranakan furniture and does not intend to sell any of the pieces he bought. Like what you have read? E-mail stinvest@sph.com.sg with your feedback and suggestions. ST

CHOOSE COURSE WISELY [ARTICLE]

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CHOOSE COURSE WISELY A good place for prospective university students to start in choosing their course of study is a table of degrees with the highest starting pay, says Jonathan Kwok. See >>Page 37

WAR LESSONS [ARTICLE]

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WAR LESSONS The first Gulf War in the early 1990s made dentist Cheng Eng Wah realise the resilience and value of property investments. See >>Pages 38&39

GIVE EMERGING MARKETS A MISS [ARTICLE]

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GIVE EMERGING MARKETS A MISS Stay clear of emerging market equities and focus on developed markets, says senior private banker. See >>Page 41

Don’t rush to buy into ‘hot spots’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Don’t rush to buy into ‘hot spots’ S’poreans keen on homes in Malaysia should grasp impact of cooling measures Yasmine Yahya yasminey@sph.com.sg Malaysia has long been Plan B for Singapore property investors deterred by cooling measures and sky-high prices here, but there are plenty of pitfalls across the Causeway for

young and savvy

Don’t know what to study in varsity? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Don’t know what to study in varsity? Factors to consider include salary, career progression, and your own interests and abilities Jonathan Kwok jonkwok@sph.com.sg A recent pastime among young working adults has been to muse over whether we had chosen the right course at university. There have been discussions on social

me & my money

Dentist invests in homes near MRT stations [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Dentist invests in homes near MRT stations He is a firm believer in property investments and timing the market for bargains rjscully@sph.com.sg The Gulf War in the early 1990s drove Dr Cheng Eng Wah’s belief that property investments were the way to go in Singapore. The war, over Iraq’s invasion

‘Think long-term, avoid emerging markets’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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‘Think long-term, avoid emerging markets’ Deflation in such markets and euro zone will be a concern for the next two to three years, says senior private banker Rachael Boon rachaelb@sph.com.sg Investors should steer clear of emerging market equities and focus on developed markets, according to a senior private banker. Mr

Scared of stocks? Get high-yield, convertible bonds instead [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Scared of stocks? Get high-yield, convertible bonds instead But investment expert is bullish on equities on 3-year basis Rennie Whang wrennie@sph.com.sg Shares look to be the best option in the medium term but investors are opting for bonds at the moment due to the risky environment, according to a leading

London calling with properties further afield [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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London calling with properties further afield Capital’s infrastructure investment sees projects launched in traditionally unfashionable areas Tee Zhuo teezhuo@sph.com.sg There are an increasing number of London residential developments being launched in Singapore that are located outside the traditional and better-known prime areas. Recent launches by London developers include Quintain’s North

Virtual money comes with real risk [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Virtual money comes with real risk National financial education scheme MoneySense issues this reality check on virtual currencies MoneySense MAS Virtual currencies like bitcoins have been making a major impact in the real world, with more businesses accepting it as payment for their goods and services locally and globally. Before

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Grad expectations [ARTICLE]

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Grad expectations EDITORIAL The expectation gap between graduates and employers has been aired over many decades and yet it persists. Graduates seek higher pay, status and career advancement. They expect degrees to deliver all these on a silver platter as in the past. But that was when degree holders were

There’s no substitute for a good teacher [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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There’s no substitute for a good teacher Coursera’s aim is not to replace universities, says co-founder of free e-learning platform YOU CAN LEARN ONLINE BUT... Sandra Davie Senior Education Correspondent sandra@sph.com.sg Stanford University professor Andrew Ng co-founded Coursera, an education platform that offers top-drawer university courses for free. In just

Costliest city? But can it be home to citizens? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Costliest city? But can it be home to citizens? That is the enormous challenge Singapore faces as it joins the ranks of top global cities Han Fook Kwang Kwang Editor At Large hanfk@sph.com.sg Singapore is the most expensive city in the world. True or false? This debate was one of

Riding out the rough patch on the MRT [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Riding out the rough patch on the MRT Charissa Yong charyong@sph.com.sg These days, there’s one item I must have every time I ride the MRT: my earphones. The music transports me to another world where I’m not in a crowded carriage, and where I’m not standing in the slightest sliver

Mind the income gap while getting off reality train [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Mind the income gap while getting off reality train Denise Chong denise@sph.com.sg It was at first as fun as eating cake. I was enjoying a YouTube recording of a playful Chanel runway show set in a spoof supermarket during the recent Paris Fashion Week. This was nothing like one of

Hush, listen to wonders of life [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Hush, listen to wonders of life Listening is learning, it is reflection, it is an art worth reacquiring Rohit Brijnath Senior Writer rohitb@sph.com.sg In my school perched on a northern India hilltop, the wind at night rushed furiously through the trees and sounded to me like a fleeing cavalry of

What I learnt from karate [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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What I learnt from karate Lee Wei Ling The writer is director of the National Neuroscience Institute. Send your comments to suntimes@sph.com.sg I have always been a physically active tomboy. By Secondary 1, at the age of 12, I had started training in swimming under Mr Neo Chwee Kok. He

Keep our kopitiam safe [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Keep our kopitiam safe Loh Keng Fatt kengfatt@sph.com.sg Unsuspecting foodies who turn up to get their fix of Teochew fishball noodles at a well-known stall in a coffee shop in Marine Parade will find the place under extensive repairs after a fire broke out on March 7. Just as other

Only rice and cucumber until grades improved [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Only rice and cucumber until grades improved Dad’s punishment for flunking in Sec 1 worked, says owner of restaurant chain IT CHANGED LIFEMY Wong Kim Hoh Senior Writer kimhoh@sph.com.sg Nicholas Lin was a bright child but, boy, did he give his parents a lot of aggravation when it came to

What lies beneath nature’s beauty [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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What lies beneath nature’s beauty Documentary helps Taiwanese realise how development has ravaged their home LETTER FROM TAIPEI Li Xueying Regional Correspondent In Taipei xueying@sph.com.sg It was the documentary that left Taiwan crying. Walking out of cinema theatres, they sniffled ordinary viewers, celebrities and even the premier’s wife. Beyond Beauty:

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Guidelines needed to control health-care costs [ARTICLE]

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Guidelines needed to control health-care costs Edmund Lam (Dr) I applaud the MediShield Life review committee’s recommendation to extend insurance coverage to all Singaporeans, including the uninsured, and to raise claim limits (“Call for more protection from big hospital bills”; March 2). The best thing the panel has done for

Dry spell linked to deforestation [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Dry spell linked to deforestation John Medlock The current dry spell should come as no surprise, and such periods are likely to become more frequent in the future. But before Singaporeans blame industrial countries and the burning of fossil fuels, they need to look closer to home for the real

Compromise key to resolving disputes [ARTICLE]

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Compromise key to resolving disputes Dierdre Grace Morgan (Ms) The improved framework for the management of neighbourly disputes is laudable in so far as it allows neighbours to resolve disputes in a less adversarial manner (“New tribunal for neighbours at war”; last Sunday). Currently, residents can lodge complaints with the

On road courtesy, driving tests and boosting cop presence [ARTICLE]

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On road courtesy, driving tests and boosting cop presence Ho Yenn Dar (Superintendent) Assistant Director Public Communications (Public Affairs Department) Singapore Police Force We refer to the letters “Include road etiquette in lessons”, by Mr Danny Kang; “Are driving tests objective enough?”, by Mr Jin Chentian; and “Station traffic cops

Plan for malls, food centres in estates [ARTICLE]

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Plan for malls, food centres in estates Catherine Soh (Ms) I applaud the Ministry of National Development for doing an excellent job in solving our housing woes, by building flats and executive condominiums (ECs), and releasing land for private condominium development. However, newly developed residential estates such as Sengkang and

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When you gaze upon a star... [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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When you gaze upon a star... Astrophysicist hopes new documentary will interest young people to think about space [I AM A SCIENTIST] David Ee davidee@sph.com.sg Q: Younger generations are constantly distracted by things around us today, such as social media. How do you expect your space documentary Cosmos: A SpaceTime

Sharks like it cold [ARTICLE]

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Sharks like it cold “One thing we have learnt just in the last year with sharks in the Atlantic is what we used to think was too cold simply is not. Lydia has come over from Nova Scotia... These sharks have the capacity to deal with very cold water temperatures

Beautiful science [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Beautiful science The breast feather of a male bird-of-paradise scattering light. These birds are famous for their colourful and elaborate plumage thought to have evolved to attract their generally drab female counterparts. Studies by researchers from the Netherlands and Germany revealed how bird-of-paradise feathers get their stunning sheen: from light

THE MAN WHO ‘KILLED’ PLUTO [ARTICLE]

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THE MAN WHO ‘KILLED’ PLUTO David Ee American astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson, 55, is director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, and one of the world’s most popular scientists. More than 1.7 million of his followers on Twitter regularly hear his musings on space and science.

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Safuwan gamble backfires [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Safuwan gamble backfires Fandi’s decision to start defender in attack leaves LionsXII lacking at both ends Fabius Chen In Kuching fabiusc@sph.com.sg Sarawak 3 LionsXII 1 Outplayed, outgunned and, ultimately, outclassed. Not even the gamble to hand their leading cen-tre-back a more attacking role was enough for the LionsXII last night,

Kompany sees red but City still soar into second place [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Kompany sees red but City still soar into second place AFP Hull City 0 Manchester City 2 London Manchester City survived the 10th-minute dismissal of captain Vincent Kompany to win 2-0 at Hull City yesterday and reduce Chelsea’s lead in the English Premier League to six points. Kompany saw red

Heat face watershed moment [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Heat face watershed moment Champions lose yet again to fall further behind leaders Pacers in Eastern Conference Reuters Miami Matters keep getting worse for the two-time defending National Basketball Association champions. The Miami Heat have now lost five of their last six games, after a 111-107 defeat to the Denver

James and Durant in tight race for player of the season [ARTICLE]

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James and Durant in tight race for player of the season Reuters New York The National Basketball Association play-off picture will take shape over the next month but many observers are more intrigued by the battle for the Most Valuable Player award, which is shaping up to be one of

Test flaws null dope ban [ARTICLE]

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Test flaws null dope ban Reuters Kingston (Jamaica) Mistakes made by Jamaican officials during anti-doping procedures, not technicalities, led to double Olympic 200 metres champion Veronica Camp-bell-Brown being cleared of doping charges, her lawyers said on Friday. The errors included the failure to properly seal one of her partial urine

Pacquiao set for rematch [ARTICLE]

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Pacquiao set for rematch AFP Las Vegas Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and Mexican star Juan Manuel Marquez could fight each other for a fifth time if both win their next fight. Promotional outfit Top Rank announced that the winner of a May 17 bout between Marquez and Mike Alvarado

Scoresheet [ARTICLE]

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Scoresheet BADMINTON Swiss Open In Basel, q-finals: men’s singles: Parupalli Kashyap (Ind) bt Chou Tien Chen (Tpe) 21-15 21-23 21-18, Viktor Axelsen (Den) bt Rajiv Ouseph (Eng) 19-21 21-16 21-16, Jan O Jorgensen (Den) bt Henri Hurskainen (Swe) 21-15 21-7, Tian Houwei (Chn) bt Son Wan Ho (Kor) 21-18 21-19.

Green light for Rosberg to win [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Green light for Rosberg to win Hamilton on pole but Mercedes allow battle for chequered flag; Vettel starts from 12th AFP Melbourne Nico Rosberg has been given the freedom to race Lewis Hamilton, his Mercedes Formula One team-mate, for victory at the Australian Grand Prix today. The two drivers who

Vettel let down by software problems [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Vettel let down by software problems AFP Melbourne Red Bull were left puzzling over an engine software problem which left Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel struggling in qualifying yesterday and endangered his bid for a record 10th consecutive win at today’s Australian season opener. The German, who starts in

HOT BODS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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HOT BODS Text and pictures by Kua Chee Siong Joel Tay, 54 Teacher Height: 1.57m Weight: 54kg Exercise regimen: I do not follow a strict routine but I try to exercise about five times a week. I go for 45-minute jogs on weekday afternoons and run for up to 90

IN BRIEF

PSG sack chefs to appease Zlatan [ARTICLE]

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PSG sack chefs to appease Zlatan Paris Paris Saint-Germain have sacked their two head chefs after star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticised the quality of the food at the French football club’s training ground. Le Parisien reported that the Ligue 1 top scorer made a complaint about the “repetitive” food at

Hopfner to succeed disgraced Hoeness [ARTICLE]

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Hopfner to succeed disgraced Hoeness AFP Berlin Bayern Munich yesterday named Karl Hopfner as successor to disgraced president Uli Hoeness, who was jailed last week for tax fraud. The German football club’s board of directors voted unanimously for Hopfner, 61, the current vice-president, to be the new chief.

Fiji ends C’wealth Games exile [ARTICLE]

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Fiji ends C’wealth Games exile AFP Suva (Fiji) Fiji will compete in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July, ending years of isolation following a 2006 military coup. “I am delighted to welcome Fiji back into the Commonwealth Games family,” Games Federation president Tunku Imran said. However, with the Games

Daly rues 19-over score at PGA event [ARTICLE]

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Daly rues 19-over score at PGA event AFP Palm Harbor (United States) Two-time Major champion John Daly suffered the worst round of his golf career on Friday, firing a 19-over 90 that included an octuple-bogey 12 at the 16th hole. The nightmare came for the 47-year-old American during the second

Trott says burn-out drove Ashes pullout [ARTICLE]

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Trott says burn-out drove Ashes pullout Reuters London England batsman Jonathan Trott said mental “burn-out” was behind his sudden withdrawal from England’s Ashes tour of Australia and is now eager to resume his international cricket career. He left the tour after England were thrashed in the first Test in November

Pennetta settles a score with Li [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Pennetta settles a score with Li She’ll meet Radwanska in final after beating her conqueror in the Australian Open AFP Indian Wells (United States) Italian veteran Flavia Pennetta stunned Li Na in straight sets on Friday, avenging a loss to the Australian Open champion in Melbourne and booking an Indian

Djokovic eases into s-final clash with Isner [ARTICLE]

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Djokovic eases into s-final clash with Isner Reuters Indian Wells Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and American John Isner cruised into the last four at Indian Wells on Friday with straight-sets wins in the quarter-finals. Djokovic hardly raised a sweat in the Californian desert as he eased to a 6-1, 6-3 victory

Your chance to star at World Cup [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Your chance to star at World Cup The Straits Times, with McDonald’s, is sending three parent-and-child teams to Brazil LIVE THE DREAM AT THE 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP Chua Siang Yee siangyee@sph.com.sg Imagine walking out onto the hallowed football pitch of the Maracana Stadium, holding the hand of players like

An unforgettable experience for trio [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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An unforgettable experience for trio Chua Siang Yee Colin Oon could hear the roar of the 64,950 fans as he stood in the tunnel of the Allianz Arena, with their thunderous chants reaching out like invisible hands and shaking his small frame. It was moments before the opening match of

A FOOTBALL SPECTACLE AWAITS CLASS OF 2014 [ARTICLE]

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A FOOTBALL SPECTACLE AWAITS CLASS OF 2014 Chua Siang Yee When the three Singapore winners of McDonald’s escort programme walk out on the pitch on June 28, they will be part of one of the most anticipated clashes of the World Cup. The Round of 16 match pits the winners

Who’s afraid of Sherwood? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Who’s afraid of Sherwood? Criticism of Spurs side may work or further erode his standing in key tie against Arsenal HEART OF FOOTBALL Rob Hughes stsports@sph.com.sg Arsene Wenger selects his Arsenal line-up for the 999th time today. Tim Sherwood, the 11th different Spurs manager Wenger has faced, has reached game

Arsenal aiming for derby delight [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Arsenal aiming for derby delight AFP London Arsene Wenger has challenged Arsenal to revive their English Premier League (EPL) title challenge by adding to the troubles of their bitter rivals Tottenham in a vital north London derby today. His side will be 10 points behind EPL leaders Chelsea by the

Let the others do the talking [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Let the others do the talking [OFFSIDE] Tay Yok Keak stsports@sph.com.sg Jose Mourinho claimed that Chelsea’s club masseur gave the team talk when the Blues beat Manchester City recently. Here is what we imagined it would be like if other employees were to give the pep talk ahead of tonight’s

Reds can end United’s Euro chase [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Reds can end United’s Euro chase Rodgers ramps up pressure on Moyes by pointing out high stakes in today’s game The Times, London London Brendan Rodgers has told Manchester United that their hopes of finishing in the top four of the English Premier League (EPL) will end today if they

Moyes can learn a thing or two from Rodgers [ARTICLE]

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Moyes can learn a thing or two from Rodgers COMMENTARY Oliver Kay The Times, London stsports@sph.com.sg To manage at this level, Brendan Rodgers said on Friday, sitting in a room emblazoned with great moments from Liverpool’s history, “you have to have the self-confi-dence. You’re not worried about who is sat

I quit, says Anelka... No, you’re fired, reply West Brom [ARTICLE]

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I quit, says Anelka... No, you’re fired, reply West Brom The Times, London London The fallout from Nicolas Anelka’s controversial “quenelle” goal celebration reached an acrimonious climax on Friday as West Bromwich Albion sacked the forward and deemed his claim to have terminated his contract hours earlier “invalid”. In what,

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Surviving cancer [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Surviving cancer Former newspaper editor tells how he beat colorectal cancer with early detection and treatment David Kraal suntimes@sph.com.sg The writer is a former editor of the New Nation and Sunday Times newspapers. I am a cancer survivor. I tell my story in the hope that you, too, can take

Free screening kits [ARTICLE]

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Free screening kits This March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in Singapore. Dr Cheong Wai Kit, head and senior consultant of the colorectal surgery division at the National University Hospital (NUH), says that this No. 1 cancer in Singapore can be cured, if detected early through screening. “Screening saves lives,”

Back to black [ARTICLE]

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Back to black Old-school chalkboards are making a comeback in cafes, as they trigger nostalgia and draw in customers Benson Ang bang@sph.com.sg For a retro school-themed cafe, Old School Delights fittingly has wall-to-wall chalkboards on which the doodles jostle for space with the daily specials. Yet, no mere untidy pupil

FREE FOOD FOR HER DRAWINGS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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FREE FOOD FOR HER DRAWINGS Ms Ly Yeow (left), 27, artist and illustrator Last October, the Jewel Cafe and Bar’s owner Adrian Khong saw Ms Yeow drawing in a corner of his cafe. “I noticed she drew very well and invited her to draw on our chalkboard,” recalls Mr Khong,

CHALKING UP EXPERIENCE [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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CHALKING UP EXPERIENCE Ms Admira Pustika (left), 30, designer for a consumer goods manufacturer Indonesian designer Pustika has painted murals for clubs, office lobbies and hotel rooms before. Then, in 2007, she was commissioned to create a chalk mural for a T-shirt store in Indonesia. She says: “Chalk is something

MAN WITH A GIRL’S HANDWRITING [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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MAN WITH A GIRL’S HANDWRITING Mr Eric Chai (left), 30, cafe supervisor at The Provision Shop Schoolmates used to tease him for his neat handwriting. Now, customers praise his immaculate chalkboard letters and adorable drawings before placing their orders. Says Mr Chai, who updates the cafe’s 2m-long chalkboard daily: “They

IT’S ALL HUNKY-DORY [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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IT’S ALL HUNKY-DORY Yip Wai Yee Watch out, Elvin Ng. A new generation of TV hunks has exploded in popularity in the past two years, amassing thousands of fans on social media. Among these single and eligible actors are classic bad boy Ian Fang, 24, and sunshine bloke Xu Bin,

A kiss is just a kiss, unless it’s a clothing ad [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A kiss is just a kiss, unless it’s a clothing ad New York Times New York The e-mail Ms Tatia Pilieva sent to 21 people last Monday morning started off the way such notes usually do when someone wants to get a link on Facebook. “Hey my dears,” she wrote.

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Braving the odds [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Braving the odds Relatively Speaking Eve Yap eveyap@sph.com.sg Ms Mabel Chua admits that it is “hard even till today” to accept that her elder child, Amanda Chong, has lost h e r s i g h t B u t s h e s accepted it and we have to

Dare to be different [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Dare to be different Seriously Kidding Dennis Chan dennis@sph.com.sg The older my daughters get, the more they want to conform. Now that Yanrong and Yanbei are in Secondary 1 and Primary 5 respectively, I am seeing more of the “I want to keep my head down” syndrome from them. This

Dress like father, like son [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Dress like father, like son Some parents like to dress like their children because they want to feel close to them Eve Yap eveyap@sph.com.sg Despite 28 years separating them, Ms Serene Soh considers her daughter Venus Yap, her style sister. Ms Soh, 42, says she and her daughter shop monthly

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Southern sojourn [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Southern sojourn A trip to the south of Italy takes in the Amalfi Coast, a string of Mediterranean towns and the famed ruins of Pompeii Lee Siew Hua Travel Writer siewhua@sph.com.sg I bite into a slice of dazzling yellow citron from an Italian roadside fruit stall on the Amalfi Coast.

Sorrento mementos [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Sorrento mementos Lee Siew Hua I open dozens of exquisite music boxes, listening to the tinkling, nostalgic tunes. Each music box is composed of beautiful veneers cut and arranged in patterns and pictures. It feels like I am in a world of vintage toys. Notturno Intarsio (www.notturnointarsio.com; free admission) is

Time stops in Pompeii and Rome [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Time stops in Pompeii and Rome Lee Siew Hua Pompeii and Rome suspend me in time. Pompeii, a whole city entombed in volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted on Aug 24, 79 AD, is an infinite flashback to early Roman life. Rome, the Eternal City, was engineered to last. While

New York mayor says nay to horse carriages [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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New York mayor says nay to horse carriages Agence France-Presse NEW YORK Many cities in the United States have quintessential sights and sounds: San Francisco’s clanging cable cars, New Orleans and its raucous Mardi Gras, and Washington’s political mudslinging. New York has an abundance of them too, and the new

Getting there [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Getting there I fly to Rome on Qatar Airways via Doha. From Rome, a 40-seater Wi-Fi-enabled Trafalgar luxury coach whisks us to southern cities over six days, including Pompeii, Sorrento, Positano and Matera. From Sorrento, we board a ferry to the Isle of Capri. Only vans and not big vehicles

At home in a fashion capital [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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At home in a fashion capital Indulge in inexpensive good wine and gelato in myriad flavours in Milan Johnny Manglani’s TRAVEL BLACK BOOK Bryna Singh brynasim@sph.com.sg Who: Johnny Manglani, 49, Mumbaiborn, Singapore-based owner and founder of Uomo Group, which operates a chain of luxury menswear boutiques, five of which are

Playing Steampunk on the high seas [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Playing Steampunk on the high seas Evening wear enthusiasts don fashions of the Victorian age in a coming-out-at-sea celebration to rebel against modern life Alan Feuer New York Times On the first full evening of last month’s second annual Steampunk cruise to the Bahamas, I found myself in tuxedo and

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The joy of work [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The joy of work Between working hard at my job and the freedom of retirement, I’d opt for the former anytime Sumiko Tan sumiko@sph.com.sg Hwas away last week because of work. I missed him, but was also secretly relieved. It was a very busy week in the office because of

Helping ourselves to better service [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Helping ourselves to better service Fiona Chan fiochan@sph.com.sg One of the most famous ramen chains in Japan, Ichiran, produces some of the richest and tastiest pork bone soup in the country. But that’s only my second-favourite thing about it. My favourite thing is that at Ichiran, you can enjoy an

Modern mums in Overwhelmia [ARTICLE]

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Modern mums in Overwhelmia Petula Dvorak Washington Post I wrote a few paragraphs of this column between school drop-off and an appointment. I sent a bunch of e-mails between making dinner and taekwondo. Bedtime reading with the kids, then more writing at 1am, after a few hours of sleep. Then

TODAY’S TOP PICKS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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TODAY’S TOP PICKS KALAIMANIGAL Vasantham, 8pm Actress Udaya Soundari speaks to Indian classical dancer and choreographer Neila Sathyalingam (right), a Cultural Medallion recipient. GET OUT ALIVE WITH BEAR GRYLLS Discovery Channel (StarHub TV Channel 422), 10pm Do not miss the season finale of Get Out Alive as survival expert Bear

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Why the Chinese love American lit [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Why the Chinese love American lit Among reasons cited are being able to relate to their literary heroes and the emphasis on storytelling Washington Post Beijing In the winter of 1963, as China recuperated from a horrific famine, a group of college students in Beijing, repelled by the bombastic Communist

Bookends [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Bookends Melissa Tay Who: Choreographer Chiew Pei Shan, 32. “I enjoy reading books that lead me to reflect on my being at a particular point in time,” says the creator of dance films such as Yonder (2004), which was inspired by American writer Mitch Albom’s memoir Tuesdays With Morrie. Her

Reel lucky [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Reel lucky Writer Matthew Quick has sold film rights for his six novels, including new book The Good Luck Of Right Now and The Silver Linings Playbook, made into an Oscar-winning movie Akshita Nanda Arts Correspondent akshitan@sph.com.sg Matthew Quick’s novel about football and mental health, The Silver Linings Playbook, was

Fun & amusing ‘chuck lit’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Fun amusing ‘chuck lit’ Hot Off The Press Akshita Nanda Arts Correspondent THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW By Matthew Quick Harper Collins/Paperback/304 pages/$22.47/ Books Kinokuniya/ The Good Luck Of Right Now is a sweet little “chuck lit” story or romance written by a man which amuses and saddens without

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Is Katong too cool? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Is Katong too cool? New eateries abound in the area, but it may be losing its old-world charm as traditional players are squeezed out Eunice Quek euniceq@sph.com.sg Hawker Pang Weng Hong, 61, has been selling his fried Hokkien prawn mee, fried mee suah and fried kway teow in a Katong

ALONG EAST COAST ROAD [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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ALONG EAST COAST ROAD Whet your appetite with six new restaurants that have opened along East Coast Road over the past six months, all within walking distance of one another. They include casual Mexican restaurant Lower East Side Taqueria (19 East Coast Road), crab shack Full Of Crab (195 East

KATONG V [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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KATONG V Where: 30 East Coast Road The latest mall to open in the Katong area is the three-storey Katong V, which is part of a mixed development that includes Village Hotel Katong a 12-storey, 230-room hotel operated by Far East Hospitality. Keeping up with the competition in the area,

Former nurse is champion barista [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Former nurse is champion barista While doing her nursing degree course in Sydney, Loke Xinyi was so taken by a mocha that she switched careers Rachel Lim rachell@sph.com.sg For 2½ years, Ms Loke Xinyi, 27, tended to critically ill patients as a nurse in the intensive care unit of the

Love for food started from snacks [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Love for food started from snacks Amanda See Growing up in Myanmar, chef Toni Robertson remembers going to the market with her grandmother, who would buy her snacks from the stalls. “That memory of having these little treats in the market has stayed with me. That’s the reason I love

Pastry chef opens lab in Tokyo [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Pastry chef opens lab in Tokyo Janice Wong will work with farmers there to make new products for the mass market using Japanese ingredients Tan Hsueh Yun Food Editor hsueh@sph.com.sg www.facebook.com/tanhsuehyun Pastry chef Janice Wong has opened a new lab and office in the Shibuya district in Tokyo. She will

Old is gold [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Old is gold Posh Nosh Tan Hsueh Yun Food Editor hsueh@sph.com.sg facebook.com/ tanhsuehyun The way I see it, you either love yeast spreads or you don’t. Some people do not like their funky, salty taste and others cannot get enough, remembering the comforting taste of these umami-rich condiments stirred into

Granola in a chip [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Granola in a chip So everyone has heard of and maybe eaten some granola but Willamette Valley Granola Company in Eugene, Oregon, has come up with a more portable version: granola chips. The crisp chips are made with brown rice, oats, barley, amaranth and quinoa. It all sounds rather earnest

Good old-fashioned bites [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Good old-fashioned bites Sugar-free, high in fibre, yes, I can imagine you rolling your eyes. But these biscuits, which are sweetened with maltitol, have an old-fashioned vibe about them. They remind me of simple biscuits to dunk in tea, without extravagant cream fillings and other distractions. Not getting a sugar

Heat-busting salad [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Heat-busting salad Cool and fresh prawn tanghoon salad hits the spot on hot days Hunger Management Tan Hsueh Yun Food Editor hsueh@sph.com.sg facebook.com/tanhsuehyun A friend of mine who has been spending time in cool, verdant Melbourne remarks that he has returned to a “sunbaked, sun-dried Singapore”. What an apt description

Saucy goodness [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Saucy goodness My friends and I are planning a barbecue soon and, although I am not a big meat person, I am suddenly craving huge hunks of beef and masses of lamb chops sizzling on the grill. I shall tote these sauces to our party. The kicky Mint Coriander Sauce

Tasty gems at Diamond [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Tasty gems at Diamond Find the earthy, full flavours of Malaysian Chinese cooking at Diamond Kitchen In Laguna Park Restaurant Review Wong Ah Yoke Food Critic ahyoke@sph.com.sg Perhaps it’s because I grew up in Kuala Lumpur, but I often prefer the earthy, full flavours of Malaysian Chinese cooking over the

Rude but good [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Rude but good Cheap And Good Rebecca Lynne Tan Food Correspondent It’s hard to forget a stall name such as No Bloody Buns. It’s catchy, it’s rude, it’s cheeky. It also doesn’t make much sense, since the stall sells, well, buns. A colleague had told me about the stall and

Flower extracts [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Flower extracts HOW TO NAVIGATE THE FOOD WORLD LIKE A PRO CHEAT SHEET Chris Tan Culinary extracts made from flowers are common in Asia and around the world. These are the most common kinds: L Roses: Distilled from rose varieties prized for scent over appearance, rose water (left) is Arabic

Open For Business [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Open For Business Rebecca Lynne Tan, Eunice Quek SOCKS PANS In a cosmopolitan food city like Singapore, where people drink wine with hawker food, two entrepreneurs, Marcus Seow and Teng Hui Bing, have come up with a novel idea pizzas and kopi. Socks Pans combines the local coffee culture of

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■Chef Chan's S38* Value Set 4. L 1 1. Combination of deep-fried brinjal with salt pepper, chilled cucumber 2. Double-boiled lotus root soup with spare ribs and peanuts 3. Baked live prawns with Chinese wine 4. Stir-fried venison with spring onion and ginger 5. Steamed tilapia fish with nonya sauce

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MUST TRY Stir Fried Sweet Potato Leaf With Salted Fish ($10) One of the best versions of this simple dish.

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Fresh from the garden For renowned Chef Mauro Colagreco, growing his own produce is the source of inspiration and the secret of his success Annette Tan we never use a technique we haven’t perfected.” The results are dishes like sweet red prawns he personally picks from his favourite fishmonger in

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Pets Corner

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Don't plant them near harm What is poisonous to a cat could easily be the most harmless-looking thing... for instance, a plant. Written by Belinda Wan The risk Cats are naturally fastidious creatures, and hence careful about what they eat. But kittens or young cats are most likely to be

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Why should I have my cat neutered? ffcO Preventing unwanted births is the most common reason for neutering cats. Studies have shown that over the course of several years, one un-neutered female and one un-neutered male cat can produce more than 700,000 kittens (based on several generations of un-neutered offspring).

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Pets for adoption The House Rabbit Society of Singapore (HRSS) is a non-profit, all-volunteer organisation that rescues and fosters abandoned bunnies. To adopt a rabbit, please e-mail help@hrss.net. Learn about their adoption procedures at http://www.hrss.net/adopt/adpt sop.html. The HRSS advocates a cage-free living environment for rabbits. Chilli Sex: Female Age: 3

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WATS BUY IT-SELL IT-FIND IT MITCHVILLE PETS RESORT Pte Ltd at 16 Seletar West Farmway 1, S’pore *****2 Email: boarding@mitchville .com.sg Tel: *****402 Provides: Boarding, Transportation Day Care Svcs. ERICSSON: SMALL- MEDIUM Large puppies/kitten. Food accessories.Boarding long/ short-term. 6582-3333. ISLAND VETERINARY CLINIC Consultation. Soft Tissue Orthopaedic. Surgery. X-ray. Dentistry. Hospitalization.

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Vehicles Classification Guide Passenger Vehicles 302 Alfa For Sale 303 Audi For Sale 305 BMW For Sale 306 Chevrolet For Sale 307 Chrysler For Sale 308 Citroen For Sale 309 Chery For Sale 310 Daihatsu For Sale 311 Ferrari For Sale 312 Fiat For Sale 313 Ford For Sale 314

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2012 BMW 528I Turbo. Agent unit. Full Specs! Suction doors, electric tailgate. Powerful 2.0 Twin Turbo Engine. Great Value! Call Daniel 9692 2249. 12/2011 730LI SUNROOF, black, *****km. PML warranty. High specs model. High COE $70K. Accident free. Like new. *****884 5/09 335I CONVERTIBLE. 1 owner.Low miles. 9600 km /yr.Full

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REPUBLIC AUTO: *****000 Sure Spin Win up to $10K! Feb ’12 730Li. Done 15K km 1 owner. Agt svc/warranty. ’2009 FACELIFT MODEL 323 iXL 12/’2008. 94k km. Mint cond. Silver. Full agt svc. Asking $*****. 9101-2525 IN-HOUSE LOAN @1.88% 2014 BMW 528 Sedan/ Touring M Sport, Hup Long *****018 *****018

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2014 MODEL BMW 328 GT. High loan leasing avail. Immed delivery, high trade in,call *****411 Sing Wang 2008 BMW 532i,1 owner ,Blue.(Beige interior)PML maintained. *****990 MID’2009 BMW Z4. Low downpayment! Test drive avail. Call Fuji *****587 MID’08 BMW X5 XL Low downpayment! Test drive avail. Angeline *****710 WEEKEND SALE! JAN

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02/’12. DS3 1.4SMT (Red) $92.8k neg! A1 cond! Low fuel consumption! 1 Owner! Accident Free! Low depreciation. COE: $57,009 OMV: $***** Parf: $***** Call Sabrina 9686 5866 ***WEARNES PRE-OWNED C4 Picasso Jun 2010 $77,888. Limited time only! Call 6430 4800. 07/2011 GRAND PICASSO 1.6 Brown $104.8K! 1 owner. 49K km.

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8800 DOWNPAYMENT GV inhouse 1.99% pa. 08 Civic 1.8A Cheap $51,800. Cashback parf $10,800 when COE ends! Welcome 1 to 1 exchange. *****568 Louis 6800 DOWNPAYMENT GV inhouse 1.99% pa. 07 Civic 1.8A Cheap $*****. Cashback parf $12,000 when COE ends! Welcome 1 to 1 exchange. *****-568 Louis 2014 HONDA

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Hyundai for Sale Hyundai for Sale Hyundai for Sale Hyundai for Sale Results of March 2014 1st Open Bidding Exercise For COE [•■ATS BUY IT-SELL IT-FIND IT COE price Quota Bids Cars (1600cc and below) $76,999 365 615 Cars (1601cc and above) $80,710 350 499 Goods vehicles and buses $56,302

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SELLING CHEAP! MID 2008 Carens 2.0A Beige. 1 owner Brand New Cond. No Accident. Low KM. *****421 10/’12 SORENTO 2.4A SUV 7-seater, twin moon roof. 1 owner. Agt warranty. Done 12k km $138.9K. *****922 08/’05 KIA SPORTAGE 2.0 Auto. Black. Good cond. Price neg. Call 6256-7719 6/’09 GREY CERATO Forte

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SEP 2000 ELISE 1.8 Manual Silver/ Black 68,000km Immaculate Condition. Asking $69,800. *****650 11/11 QUATTROPORTE S4.7A. OMV $*****0. 1 owner. *****km. Hong Seh warranty. $318.8k. 6472 2222. OCT 2011 GRANTURISMO MC Stradale Black/ Black OMV $137K. *****km Immaculate. AutoInc 9111-9650 V INHSE 1.99% App roval@100% A1 cond 07 Mazda 3

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RARE ONLY 69’ 280SL Auto gear Roadster with single digit plate Engine modified for non-lead petrol. Hard top Coupe/ Convertible. Mint cond, $295K COE till 06/’20. 9633-0144 IMMEDIATE DELIVERY 2014 E200 AMG Cabriolet New Facelift! High TradeIn! Special offer! Free Servicing! Call Jack Cars 6744-1900 9646-6895 Case Trust IMMEDIATE DELIVERY

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REPUBLIC AUTO: *****000 Sure Spin Win up to $10K! Mar ’11 S350L. 1 owner. Agt svc maintained with 1 yr extended warranty. 41Kkm REPUBLIC AUTO: *****000 Sure Spin Win up to $10K! Oct ’09 E200 CGi. 1 owner. Agt svc with 1 yr extended warranty. 70K km. $139.8K REPUBLIC AUTO:

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2010 E250 CGI. 1 owner. Selling cheap. $139K. 100% accident free. 1 yr warranty. Call *****504 1 OWNER JAN/12 E 2 0 0 Avantgarde 1.8L, KeylessGo, parktronic sys, reverse camera, neg. 9619-1575 LATEST E250 AVANTGARDE Model, 2.0L, 7G Tronic, 211 bhp, memory seats, LED headlight. Call 9619-1575. 5/13 SLK 200K

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IN-HOUSE LOAN @1.88% 2014 S400L Hybrid AMG Sport Immed delivery Hup Long *****018/*****018 IN-HOUSE LOAN @1.88% 2014 A180 AMG. High Options Immed Delivery. Hup Long *****018/*****018 A45 AMG CIRRUS White/ Lava Black leather w/ Red Perforations. High Fty Fitted, warranty. 6338-0123. IN-HOUSE LOAN @1.88% E200 AMG Coupe/ Cabrio Immed Delivery

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END’2007 BENZ C200 Low downpayment! Test-drive avail. Call Ken *****186 1991 BENZ 200E COE-03/19 Good cond. $27,800 4 new tyres. Owner 9756 4002 80% LOAN. 9/’07 CLS 350. Grey. C&C svc. AMG kit. *****km. Call *****115 80% LOAN. 9/’06 CLK280 Coupe. Silver. Low KM. Accident free. *****115 12/’09 E200 CGI.

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JAN 2009 LANCER EX 1.5A. 1 Owner. 50,000km. Full Agent Serviced. A1 cond. Trade In Avail. *****443 1 OWNER. 3/’09 Lancer 2.0 Mivec GLS Sports (A). Low mileage. Elegant, powerful Excellent cond. *****800 3/05 LANCER 1.6A, OMV $14k, paper $10K, low km. $14.6K neg. Hp 9711-2032 ’07 LANCER EX 2.0A

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CARLINGUAL P/L *****777 2009 RS60 Boxster. Low mileage, Full options. Mint cond. Accident free JUNE 2013 997 Turbo S Cabrio Basalt Black Metallic. 115km. 1owner. Asking $580,000. Call 9111-9650 *READY STOCK NEW Model Boxster 2.7, White, Red Interior hood, 20’’ S/rim, Call *****877 Autopoint MOTORWAY TEL: *****200 ’07 Carrera S

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IMMEDIATE DELIVERY 2014 Toyota Estima Aeras 2.4! $17X,988. High Trade-In! $0 Driveaway! Call now Jack Cars: 6744-1900/ 9025-2772. Case Trust 2014 TOYOTA HARRIER 2.0A Premium Model $189,888 Rebate $75K. Limited units for April May delivery *****222 now! û 6800 DOWN ONLY!! GV Inhse 1.99%. 07 Camry 2.0A $880 mthly. Low

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2014 VELLFIRE 2.4/3.5A Z-G-Edition, 7 seater, pilot seat, full specs. $209k onwards. call 8322-2262 2014 TOYOTA ESTIMA Aeras Premium, twin moon-roof, full specs. $178k. Call *****262 10/05 TOYOTA CAMRY 2.4 Tip top cond. OMV $28,881 Need no repair. Best Deal 9620-1447 6555-3300 2007 ALTIS 1.6A High trade in welcome. Low

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IN-HOUSE LOAN @1.88% 2014 Estima Aeras, Immed Delivery. Call Hup Long *****018 *****018 IN-HOUSE LOAN @1.88% 2014 Vellfire 2.4 ZG. Immed Delivery Hup Long *****018 *****018 2013 AXIO 1.5A DVD, Reverse Camera, Leather S/Rims. High loan tradeIn. *****395 *****900 IN-HOUSE LOAN @1.88% Harrier Elegance/ Premium Immed delivery Hup Long *****018/*****018

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REPUBLIC AUTO: *****000 Sure Spin Win up to $10K! Jan ’10 GTi 2.0 3-dr. Done 28K km. 1 owner. Agt svc. 2010 JETTA 1.4 TSi Sports 158BHP, 1 Owner, Full Agt Svc. Accident Free. Asking $74,900 neg, 9489-1030 9/’11 PASSAT 1.8TSI Brown. 1 owner. 37K km. $123.8K neg. Call Steve

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MOTORWAY TEL: *****200 8/07 Bentley Arnage R. 11,000km. Fully agent svc. www.motorway.com.sg MOTORWAY TEL: *****200 Nov ’11 Bentley Conti GTC Speed. 1 Owner. 7,000km. www.motorway.com.sg MOTORWAY TEL: *****200 ’08 Bentley Conti Flying Spur. Low km. Full agt svc. www.motorway.com.sg MOTORWAY TEL: *****200 Nov’12 Mclaren MP4-12C. 1 Owner. 580km only. 3

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SUPER CHEAP NEW STOCK TYRES 175/70 X 13 75 205/65 X 15 98 175/65 X 14 $78 215/65 X 15 105 195/50 X 15 85 205/55 X 16 98 195/60 X 15 85 215/60 X 16 $99 195/55 X 15 87 205/45 X 16 $98 195/65 X 15 88 215/45

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WEEKEND PROMOTION! 11/11 Mitsubishi FB70 10ft agt maintained superb well kept view call *****921 RARE 1 OWNER ,04 Toyota Dyna 10ft with 5 yr COE. Excellent cond. $45.8k call *****333 for Viewing now SELLING CHEAP! 05/07 isuzu 10ft lorry with canopy @$*****, good cond, new paintwork *****504 2014 NISSAN CABSTAR

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3/05 SSANGYONG MUSSO Manual. New paint. Brand new 5yrs COE. Well-kept. Sell $46.8k. High Trade in. $Neg. *****914 Grab now 3/’12 NISSAN NAVARA D/ Cab 1 owner. Silver ***** KM. Like new. *****115 CHEAPEST IN MKT $10k only, 06 Opel combo 06 Peugeot partner, 1 owner, fully done up! dep

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Properties Residential Properties for Sale Houses for Sale 402 D02 Anson/ Tg Pagar 402 D03 Queenstown/Tiong Bahru 402 D04 Sentosa/ Telok Blangah 402 D05 Pasir Panjang/ West Coast/ ClementiTown 402 D06 High Street/ North Bridge Rd 402 D07 Rochor/ Bugis/ Beach Rd 402 D08 Little India 403 D09 Orchard/ Cairnhill

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DWG LANDED DEPT Sentosa 2½-sty bunglw. Pte berth 8200/ ***** sf. Greenery $16.8M. Lydia 9179-1000 TREASURE ISLAND. WIDE Frontage. Land 8645 sf/ Built 8000sf. 5+1 bdrms. $22.8M. Owner *****676 FULL SEA VIEW! Sentosa comtemporary bunglw, 5bdrm all ensuite, big gdn pool. 9630-7741 Steve Tay

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STEVE TAY *****741. Rare Sentosa luxury villa, esqui site design, *****/ ***** sqft Unblock golf/sea view. ***FOR SALE BY Ricky Tan Sentosa Tropical Villa ***** 8000 sqft. Grand! *****062 *****592 DTZ EST DEAL! GONE Soon 2.5-sty semi-d Faber. F’hold. 5600/7000sf $5.7M neg! YT 9640-5550 B

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Good Deal Care Honesty FABER CRES/AVE SEMID FH 1) 3400/3700sf 5+1 $4.15M 2)5611/7111sf 6+pool $5.7M Faber Park Bunglw 8600sf Daniel Ling *****605 Rare Opportunity Care Honesty TAMAN MAS MERAH 3sty Corner Terr 2245/3600sf. 5rms 7yrs old. Facing park. FH. Daniel Ling *****605 WEST COAST EST terr. Land 2002sf 2.5 sty.

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ASTRID HILL 32Ksf. Panoramic view/ Victoria Pk 29K sf, elevated/ Queen Astrid Park 25K sf elevated. Leedon 30K sf, elevated. Call *****348 Newsman Don't Miss! M.O.R.E DYNAMIC ALLIANCE 1.CornerTerr 3600sf $4.xM 2.Corner Terr 2550sf. A1! 3.Semi-D3700sf$7.xM only 4.Detach 9600sfSubdivide 5.GCB *****sf. *****772 NASSIM *****/ ***** SF. Brand new, rectangular land.

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MARGOLIOUTH BUNGLW 7200sf square wide plot, *****sf 2.5 sty resort feel, *****sf beautiful, Neg. View all. Call *****000 DALVEY GCB 2½ sty Mins Botanic Gdn. Pool. South Watten Res. 3½ sty Cluster terr 3110sf South. MRT/Sch is right!! 9062-1168 OLD HOLLAND, EUROPEAN detached. *****/7000 sf. 5+1. Pte gdn, quiet, green.

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DESIGN COLLECTION! GCB Holland Pk. *****/***** sf 5+1. Pool. Vacant. Move in. Samuel *****223 SAVILLS PRESTIGE GCB HOLLAND Pk *****/ ***** sf, 5+1. Integrated living, dining, pool. Samuel *****223 SAVILLS MUST VIEW GREENLEAF SEMI-D F’HOLD Land 4300 sf. Beautiful resort design. Big gdn. Only $7.XM!!! Y K Lim *****519 TANGLIN

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MAKE THIS MASTERPIECE yours! ***** sqft GCB in Tanglin 9000 sqft modern design. Call *****997 SA CORONATION BUNGLW 9300 sf. Regular, Elevated, Divisible. Near NYPS. Serious Seller $Neg! Don *****313 RARE! OFF WHITE Hse Pk 7200sf GCB area. Beautiful Squarish plot. Park 6 cars. *****620 Shirley THE TENERIFFE 4155SF of

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Newton/ Novena C[j£l Newton/ Novena Q11 Houses For Sale pn Houses For Sale ii yr Open House: 15 ,h March2014(Sat)& 16 th March 2014 (Sun) Time: 3.00 to 5.00 IkjwmjlJJ Premium Semi-Detached 3 storey Roof Garden Pool Approximate 3,293/5,241 Sq ft. Proximity to SJI Junior, ACS Primary, SCGS SJI. Mins

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Property Prices u--.Jk Here is the list of private residential property transactions with caveats lodged for apartments, condominiums and executive condominiums in February 2014. This week: 13 76 PROJECT NAME PRICE (SI SO FT District 13 Bartley Ridge 1,135,400 969 Bartley Ridge 1,918,800 1,755 Bartley Ridge 1,255,700 969 Bartley Ridge

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1KM REPUTABLE SCHOOL! Katong, 2100/ 4100 sqft, 6 rms, pool, lift. Priced to close! Call *****000 now 3-6PM BRAND NEW Detached. Prime Mountbatten vicinity. Huge rms ensuite. 6+1. Pool. 9695-0030 Mei UNBEATABLE CRESCENT 5900 sqft, 6+1, pool, lift. Top Notch quality Attractive Prices. *****000 OPEN HOUSE EAST COAST conserved hse

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HURRY! HURRY! EVERITT RD 3STY FH. 1666/ 2800sf. 5+1rm ensuite. Tip top. Modern decor. Park 4 cars. Wendy 8533 5398 OPEN HOUSE BRAND NEW 3.5 Storey Katong terrace. 3700-4160 sqft. 6+1. $3.xm onwards only! 9061-1965 Dave WOO MON CHEW New 1 pair Semi-D. 3½ sty. 4+1 roof terr 2522, 2629/

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BUNGALOW IN SEMI-D. Built 5800/3400sf View to experience the privacy. Pte dinning. George *****303 M.O.R.E DYNAMIC ALLIANCE 2-sty Semi-d. 4+1. Face pk 3506sf.Simei MRT 4th Uni Expo. 3-5.30pm. *****772 M.O.R.E DYNAMIC ALLIANCE 3-sty corner Terrace off Bedok area. 2900sf. $3.4m neg. 4th Uni. Kc *****772 NEAR MRT LOVELY INTER TERR