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TODAY, 26 April 2003


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weekendTODAY April 26 27 2003 MITA (p) 009/03/2003


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DREAD OF A NATION Rahul Pathak Lee Ching Wern And when Mrs Lee's radiographer came down with Sars by and rahul@newstoday. com. sg ONE evening earlier this month, Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew received a disturbing call at home. "Is your wife with you?" asked the doctor from Singapore General

S'pore-KL train service cancelled [ARTICLE]

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S'pore-KL train service cancelled FOR the first time in recent memory, Malaysia has cancelled a daily train service that plies the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore-Kuala Lumpur route. The service has been cancelled temporarily, from May 5, for an "indefinite period", KTM Berhad said in a statement KTM, which runs the train services

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A new field for the tout [ARTICLE]

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A new field for the tout Jose Raymond Public soccer pitches are re-leased after huge mark up. Is the system being exploited? by j ose@newstoday. THE TOUT, usually associated with concert tickets and major sporting events, has found a new field of play literally. Meet Singapore's football field tout

Nasi padang rendezvous for PM [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Nasi padang rendezvous for PM Ng Boon Yian TUCKING into nasi padang at the Rendezvous Restaurant in Bras Basah on Friday, Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong showed that life can go on as normal even in the face of the Sars outbreak. But even so, Singaporeans should not let up

Harsh steps get the nod [ARTICLE]

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Harsh steps get the nod Tan Hui Leng Broader powers for officials to fight Sars by SEVERAL speakers called it "draconian". But to a man, every member of Parliament yesterday gave his approval to the Infectious Diseases Act "Tough measures are necessary. Public health is paramount and we would

Changes to Infectious Diseases Act [ARTICLE]

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Changes to Infectious Diseases Act Quarantine violators will be electronically tagged, and may be arrested by police or authorised health officers and detained for medical examination and treatment. Repeat offenders may be referred to the courts. MOH may auarantine any premises and authorise the destruction, disposal or treatment of goods,

MediaCorp artistes are free of Sars [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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MediaCorp artistes are free of Sars Elisa Chia AN article in Thursday's Lianhe Wanbao had the screaming headline, "Fann rumoured to be down with Sars". Although the Chinese newspaper said the news was spread by "pranksters", the report fuelled the rumour mill. Yesterday, MediaCorp "categorically" stated that Fann Wong, along

The ties of survival [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The ties of survival Grace Tay SINGAPORE cannot afford to shut the world out because of Sars. On the contrary, we need to make sure those external ties we depend so heavily on remain strong, said Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. "Our linkages with our neighbours, our region and

Praying in comfort [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Praying in comfort Joy Frances 'Mega church' members test new thermo-imaging system by LOCAL "mega-church" New Creation Church looks set to screen parishioners with a new thermo-imaging system, similar those used at Changi Airport to detect possible Sars cases. Some 1,000 church members put the new Siemens system to

DBS revs up Sars research with $100,000 donation [ARTICLE]

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DBS revs up Sars research with $100,000 donation Derrick A Paulo UNLIKE other companies that have donated to The Courage Fund, DBS has taken a different approach to contributing to the efforts against Sars. The Singapore banking group will donate $100,000 for treatment and research on Sars through the Singapore

In-camp training cut [ARTICLE]

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In-camp training cut Newsradio 93.8 THE National Service Training System for opera-tionally-ready National Servicemen has been revised as of this month. The number of mandatory high-key in-camp trainings (ICTs) during the 13-year-training has been reduced to a minimum of seven instead of nine. A two-day Basic Individual Training programme has

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Why Tareq Aziz lasted with Saddam [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Why Tareq Aziz lasted with Saddam Reuters BAGHDAD Iraq's former Deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz (picture), who has surrendered to US forces in Baghdad on Thursday, has long been a tough, eloquent and loyal spokesman for Saddam Hussein. The only Christian in the top echelons of the former Iraqi regime,

Mandela's ex-wife jailed five years [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Mandela's ex-wife jailed five years AFP PRETORIA Winnie Madikizela Mandela (right), the ex-wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela, was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison, one suspended, on fraud and theft charges. Pretoria magistrate Peet Johnson sentenced co- accused Addy Moolman, a broker, to seven years


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Catch SA22AM Tor Ching Li Life imitates art in second Iraq War by IT appears that US President George W Bush has used Joseph Heller's 1961 classic but disorienting Catch-22 novel as an instruction manual for the war on Iraq. The term, Catch-22, refers to a mysterious military regulation.

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Lightning-fast reactions [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Lightning-fast reactions Neil Humphreys Here's what to do, and what not to do, in a flash by. I'M NO botanist. But deep in the heart of Macßitchie Reservoir last week, I discovered the fastest-working laxative known to man. I took a trip to the National Park to celebrate my

'Cruel' killers charged [ARTICLE]

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'Cruel' killers charged AFP KUALA LUMPUR A high court convicted four men on Friday for the killing of the second wife of the Perak prince and sentenced each of them to 20 years in jail. The four, charged originally with killing 26-year-old former model/actress Hasleza Ishak, were found guilty on


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BG Yeo leaves for US TRADE and Industry Minister George Yeo (picture) has left on an official two-week visit to the United States. In Washington DC, Brigadier-General Yeo will meet officials of the Bush administration and leading members of the US Congress. He will also deliver the keynote address for

For the love of animals [ARTICLE]

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For the love of animals Reuters LONDON The leader of a prominent US-based animal rights group said she had drawn up a will directing that her flesh be barbecued and her skin used to make leather products protest the illtreatment of animals. Ms Ingrid Newkirk, 53, president of People for


No learning, it's a library [LETTER+ILLUSTRATION]

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No learning, it's a library Tan Ken Len Students told to leave Esplanade library ON April 24, librarians at the Esplanade asked a number of students, including myself, to leave the library. The explanation given was that the library was only meant for people to read library books, and was

'That family' deserves help, sympathy [LETTER+ILLUSTRATION]

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'That family' deserves help, sympathy Goh Siam Imm I WAS glad to read the article "That family's viewpoint" (Today, April 24) which gave another picture of the family that has been criticised for putting other people at risk of contracting Sars. Like all or (most) Singaporeans, my first reaction after

Why limit the use of cashcards? [LETTER]

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Why limit the use of cashcards? Abdul Islam IF I recall, in the early stages of the use of cashcards, it was possible to use a cashcard for purchases of as little as $2. At the time, there were no restrictions on the amount that could be deducted. A year

HDB flats enjoy protection [LETTER]

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HDB flats enjoy protection Mdm Boon Ai Tin I REFER to the letter, "Loans logic", by Mr Michael Loh Yik Ming (Today, April 16). We thank the writer for his feedback. Prior to Jan 1 of this year, the HDB provided loans at market interest rates to flat buyers who

China plane mishap clearly an accident [LETTER]

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China plane mishap clearly an accident James Robinson I REFER to your report, "Game player or rule breaker?" (Today, April 24). It was stated in the article that "a Chinese fighter jet crashed into a US surveillance plane in 2001". How is it, then, that the front side of the

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7*rrYour letter can also appear on this page. Give your full name and address and write to: Today, 24, Raffles Place, #28-01/06, Clifford Centre, Singapore *****1; Fax:65-*****217; E-mail: newsinews Esplanade Theatre Studio Tales from The May 2nd sth 2003 V^ (2nd, 3rd sth Bpm; |_F^| i^\ _3l M Matinees


Dim outlook for housing [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Dim outlook for housing Lee Yew Meng Residential property prices at 4-year low by THE weakness in Singapore's private residential property market worsened in the first quarter, with prices easing 0.9 per cent, following a 0.3 per cent fall in the fourth quarter last year. Local residential property prices

Taxes hit CapitaLand profit [ARTICLE]

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Taxes hit CapitaLand profit Reuters SOUTH-EAST Asia's largest property group Capita Land posted on Friday a 21 per cent drop in first-quarter net profit as higher taxes crimped strong residential property sales in Australia. Net profit fell to $25.66 million from $32.35 million in the year-earlier period, while revenue climbed

Ibra extends Danamon bid deadline [ARTICLE]

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Ibra extends Danamon bid deadline Reuters JAKARTA The Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (Ibra) said on Friday the deadline to submit final bids for a 51 per cent stake in Bank Danamon will be extended to May 5 from April 28. It is the second time the final bid deadline has

NZ rate cut may spark Asian frenzy [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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NZ rate cut may spark Asian frenzy Bloomberg HOJNG KOJNG Central banks in Asia may follow New Zealand and cut interest rates because of Sars, the deadly virus that threatens to curb economic growth in the region, economists said. "The grounds for a rate cut are likely to become stronger

Market Watch

Singapore [ARTICLE]

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Singapore AFX-Asia SHARE prices closed lower amid concerns over Sars, with banking stocks leading the market lower, dealers said. The Straits Times Index closed down 1.12 per cent, or 13.87 points, at 1,229.14. Volume traded was 441.007 million shares, valued at $401,580 million. Losers led gainers 148 to 85, with

World markets [ARTICLE]

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World markets Index Value Change Pis NIKKEI 225 7699.50 -155.07 -1.97 HANG SENG 8409.01 -33.10 -0.39 ALL ORDINARIES 2961.70 -2.30 -0.08 TAIWAN WTD 4233.54 -141.40 -3.23 KOREA COMP SET 566.63 368.53 -21.72 -1.18 -3.69 -0.32 JAKARTA COMP 435.04 -10.11 -2.27 PHIL COMP 1049.39 -21.06 -1.97 SHENZHEN B 210.67 -4.34 -2.02

Your S$1 buys [ARTICLE]

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Your S$1 buys USS 0.5594 UK£ 0.3521 Yen 67.6385 HKS 4.3631 RM 2.1254 Euro 0.5091 Rupiah 4892.03 Baht 24.0414 Peso 29.6683 AS 0.9072 Indian Rs 26.4908 Won 692.465 CS 0.8137 Yuan 4.6302 NZS 1.0099 NTS 19.5497


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Commodities SGX Bloomberg Gold uss/oz 332.85 Silver uss/oi 4.63 Platinum uss/oi 635 Rubber cents/kg 173.25 Palm Oil RM/tonne 1440.5 Brent crude uss/barrel 26.94 Information provided by:

SGX most active [ARTICLE]

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SGX most active Jy volume \pr 25 [Tint (iniEiigOng IK Yarning \ccs TO itaiCiusUSS .eongHin ComfoitDelGio >T Engg taon Close 0.155 0.750 0.340 0.405 1.170 0.170 0.075 0.750 1.560 0.275 Change -0.015 +0.010 -0.175 +0.020 +0.020 +0.005 -0.020 +0.090 -8.8 +1.4 -34.0 +5.2 +1.7 +3.0 -2.6 +6.1 'OOO 94,202 40,345

SGX top rises [ARTICLE]

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SGX top rises By$ Apr 25 Seaview Close Change 5.200 +0.240 ST Engg KepCoip IDT 1.560 +0.090 4.600 +0.080 1.250 +0.070 GPBat 1.950 +0.050 JMH 400USS 5.650 +0.050 IntFactor Sunlight ACCS 0.430 +0.030 0.195 +0.025 0.405 +0.020 Compact 0.040 +0.020 By percentage Apr 25 Close Change Compact 0.040 +100.0 Goldtron

SGX top falls [ARTICLE]

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SGX top falls )y$ \pr 25 Close Change ihangAsia2kHKS 4.100 -0.500 iPHlOO 15.900 -0.500 fenture 14.000 -0.400 3reatEast 9.450 -0.300 iPH 16.000 -0.300 JOB 10.000 -0.300 DCBC 8.850 -0.250 )BSBk 6% NCPS *****.300 -0.200 IK Yarning 0.340 -0.175 )y percentage \pr 25 Close Change Jew ToyoW*****7 0.020 -55.6 lAediaS 0.005

How to become a millionaire [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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How to become a millionaire Careful planning that begins before marriage the key Jason Tan (not his real name) started work in 1982 with a monthly salary of $1,500. Today, the 44-year-old vice-president with DBS Bank is a millionaire through careful financial planning. He is married with a twoyear-old child

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Can SingPost DELIVER? Chan Chao Peh by SINGAPORE Post chairman Lim Ho Kee has likened it to a "no-nonsense company, a low beta stock", while analysts label it as a cash-cow business, with much stability, with one even calling it a "safe investment for widows and orphans". But can

The price of development [ARTICLE]

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The price of development Chan Chao Peh UNDER the rules of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), postal agencies worldwide pay one another a "terminal due" when they deliver cross-border mails. The rate varies according to the classification of the countries under the United Nations Development Programme. This might come as


Qian Hu – Buy [ARTICLE]

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Qian Hu Buy Phillip Securities Research FOR the first quarter of the current financial year (IQ FYo3),Qian Hu maintained its dou-ble-digit growth rate for both top and bottom lines.Turnover in all three of its business segments increased. Sales of accessories jumped a whopping 44.4 per cent, while sales of fish

Informatics – Sell [ARTICLE]

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Informatics Sell Phillip Securities Research FOLLOWING its unexpected profit warning, Informatics released a woeful set of FYO3 results net profit fell a stunning 43 per cent to $12.2 million and earnings per share slid 44 per cent to 3.91 cents. The management attributed the plunge to weakness in corporate learning,


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DBS-Hold UOB Kay Hian THE $279 million net profit was marginally lower quarter-on-quarter but above our expectations due to stronger "other income".The volatile "other income" grew by $80 million, led by a net gain of $85 million on government securities and a net gain of $76 million on treasury products.

MI – Market Perform [ARTICLE]

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MI Market Perform OCBC Investment Research M I beat expectations in IQ but its management warned that this kind of growth will not be sustained for the rest of the year. It brought down guidance for full-year earnings growth from the high teens to low teens. We have cut our

Brilliant Manufacturing – Buy [ARTICLE]

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Brilliant Manufacturing Buy THE improvement in allocation from Maxtor underscores Brilliant's standing as a leading base plate supplier to Maxtor.The cash flow has improved with good working capital management. We maintain BUY on the back of improving fundamentals and the possibility of a higher payout. Our 12-month price target stays

Singapore Food Industries – Market Perform [ARTICLE]

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Singapore Food Industries Market Perform OCBC Investment Research SINGAPORE Food Industries' IQ FYO3 turnover rose 36 per cent to 127 million. Pre-tax profit rose 21 per cent to 10.9 million, with growth driven by operations in the UK, China and Australia. Overseas markets now make up 56 per cent of

Corporate debt issue falls 48% [ARTICLE]

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Corporate debt issue falls 48% Reuters Tougher months ahead as Sars hits expansion prospects SINGAPORE corporate debt issue fell 48 per cent last year as a slowing economy and reduced company deal-making lowered the demand for new funds, official data showed on Friday. Analysts expect the outlook for debt issuance

Plastics merger on the cards [ARTICLE]

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Plastics merger on the cards Chan Chao Peh by THE controlling shareholders of Sesdaq-listed plastics mould maker Omni Mold Ltd and Tech Group Singapore (TGS), a private plastics manufacturer, is planning to merge the two companies. Under the proposal, an Omni shareholder will receive one TGS share for every

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Company Forecast EPS P/E Ratio PEG 1 2-Mth Price Target AMTEK ENGINEERING LTD 0.18 4.83 -0.42 1.48 AUSSINO GROUP LIMITED 0.03 7.10 0.51 0.40 CHEUNG WOH TECHNOLOGIES 0.03 6.49 0.09 0.37 CSE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 0.05 7.23 0.02 0.54 EASTERN ASIA TECHNOLOGY LTD 0.11 4.93 0.18 0.96 FIRST ENGINEERING 0.05 7.81

Corporate Briefs


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SGX QUESTIONS JK AFX-Asia YAMING: The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has asked the electrical products maker, JK Yarning International Holdings, to explain the sharp fall in its share price on Friday. The shares were weighed down by speculation that the company may face a probe by the Commercial Affairs Department, dealers


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2003 OUTLOOK PESSIMISTIC: Business owners expect the negative impact of Sars to reverse course next year, according to a survey by the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce Industry. More than half of 103 firms (54.9 per cent) polled said business outlook for this year is pessimistic, with the figure dropping


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Not so hot AFX-Asia ST Engineering will not earn much from thermal scanners SINGAPORE Technologies Engineering does not expect its earnings to be affected materially by a slew of overseas enquiries for its thermal imaging machines, which are used to screen the body temperatures of travellers at immigration checkpoints. A


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To collar a culprit [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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To collar a culprit Sars detectives work at warp speed... MORE than 20 years ago, when a mysterious virus now called HIV began ravaging young gay men, it took baffled scientists more than two years to isolate the bug, several more to unravel its genes and a decade and a

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No symphony of words [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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No symphony of words Kirpal Singh Literature and the sad state of educated imagination by AS IT is the time of national stocktaking, perhaps concerns about the sad state of the educated imagination ought to be raised and addressed. The timing is all the more apt since the grand

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Time for an apology [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Time for an apology to some very serious fans, both human and elf, of The Lord of the Rings by Dave Barry BEFORE I get to today's topic ("Worms Making News"), I want to apologise to those readers, both human 4 and elf, who were unhappy with v™ column

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Super Hugh-man Yong Shu Chiang A buffed Hugh Jackman unsheathes his claws to play X-Men hunk Wolverine by in Los Angeles HUGHJackman (picture, as Wolverine) must be eating his spinach. He may not be wearing a sailor's outfit, have a pipe in his mouth, or have anchor tattoos on


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The lodge look Merlissa Yeo Inject your home with a good dose of old world ornamentation to give it a touch of rustic charm by WHO would have thought iron, weathered wood and other rustic materials could have a place in a three-room apartment? The owner, Nicole Cheong, stumbled


Laid-back splendour [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Laid-back splendour Wang Chu Qiao The simple elegance of Zen is the theme of this landed property in EliasTerrace by WORKING according to the specifications of a home owner's geomancer is never easy. Throw in restrictions on the design layout of the furniture and you have a veritable minefield


French wine fair at Carrefour [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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French wine fair at Carrefour Jeffrey Yang by GREAT French wines at affordable prices that's what Carrefour has brought to Singapore since it started its operation here. And the best time to stock up on reasonably priced French wines of good pedigree is none other than during Carrefour's French

Seafood by the sea [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Seafood by the sea Justine Moss Balmy breezes add a special touch to a scrumptious feast I by I HAVE been to many seafood restaurants around the island. My conclusion: Seafood tastes much better when eaten by the water. Singa Inn is one good example of what I mean.


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Cooling remedies Richard Seah by WHEN I first got interested in natural health 18 years ago, I once woke up in the middle of the night with high fever. At that time, I had gotten rid of all pharmaceutical drugs from my house. I did not even have a


Going green & white [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Going green white Pauline D Loh Jade green spinach and snowy fish slices make a pretty chowder by PRESENTATION is the key when it comes to persuading your family to eat more greens. Make it look good on the dinner table and it's half the battle won. To start


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MAGGI® IDEAS Nutritious and delicious greens MOST of us do not eat enough green vegetables and fruits. Our urban lifestyle takes care of that, even though we do recognise that eating our daily quota of two plus two is essential to good health. That is why the homechef should always


Play Scrabble, drink wine [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Play Scrabble, drink wine David Ngiau Enjoy some quality time with family and relatives and have fun by LIKE most Singaporeans, I thought it better to cut down much of the going out as the Sars threat grew. Better safe than sorry, I thought It's not to make light

Enough of being famous [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Enough of being famous Reuters LOS ANGELES Irish singer Sinead O'Connor (picture), once famously booed offstage for tearing up the Pope's picture, declared on Thursday that she's had it with the music business and with being famous. "As of July 2003,1 shall be retiring from the music business in order

Madonna: American Life (Warner Music) [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Madonna: American Life (Warner Music) Lim Kuan Chiang MADONNA'S first musical release in almost three years is nowhere near as bad as what some music critics have said. In fact, it's an improvement over 2000's uneven Music. On his second collaboration with Madonna, co-pro-ducer Mirwais Ahmadzai has toned down on

Tony Bennett and kd lang: A Wonderful World (Columbia) [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Tony Bennett and kd lang: A Wonderful World (Columbia) Janice Lee THIS tribute to Louis Armstrong might seem a clever marketing ploy, but it's a great album nevertheless. Fifteen years on, old-style jazzerTony Bennett makes a credible comeback next to edgy androgynous kd lang with Armstrong's timeless repertoire. Both singers



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Hatch of the day Colin Yong Audi's new A3 proves it is more than a pretty face by PREMIUM hatchbacks are rare in Singapore. It is different in Europe where many people prefer hatchbacks to saloons and where a car with an Audi, BMW or Mercedes-Benz badge is recognised

Tyres for younger drivers [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Tyres for younger drivers IT IS not easy to launch a range of tyres with a brand name unfamiliar to local motorists, as several tyre manufacturers have found out So, BFGoodrich is taking no short cuts. The American company, now owned by the French tyre giant Michelin, has embarked on


Sars battle in Hollywood North [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Sars battle in Hollywood North Reuters/Hollytvood Reporter Toronto scrambles to reassure film-makers as virus threatens lucrative movie industry TORONTO Canada attracts many Hollywood film and TV productions thanks to having lower movie-making costs than those in Los Angeles. After the World Health Organisation (WHO) issued a controversial warning that travellers

One last spring fling at box office [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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One last spring fling at box office Reuters/Hollywood Reporter LOS ANGELES With a summer heat wave scheduled to hit the multiplexes next weekend, Hollywood is mounting what amounts to a spring clearance this weekend in North America. Four wide releases debut in hopes of generating some business before the first



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SAFFC still in the hunt Tan Yo-Hinn Stags fail to capitalise on home advantage as they rue defensive error NTUC Income S-League Tampines 1 SAFFC 2 Defending champion still in title race by AFTER a spluttering start to the 2003 season, many thought SAFFC, the NTUC Income S-League defending

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Police ready to pounce Tan Yo-Hinn Team manager to rely on young players to chase leaders Chenab and SRC by ON PAPER, Chenab is streets ahead of the competition, having won all its five matches so far. Going into this weekend's round of fixtures in the Singapore Hockey Federation

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Depressed Morgan ponders Sengkang future Stanley Ho by AFTER five successive defeats in the last five rounds of the S-League, Sengkang Marine coach Trevor Morgan was on the verge of calling it quits. The no-nonsense Englishman is disappointed with his team's poor form, and had been considering his future

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Garnett does everything -AFP LOS ANGELES Kevin Garnett got the job done early, then sat back and watched his supporting crew settle it in overtime. The league's MVP candidate Garnett went from team leader to cheerleader as the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers 114-110 on Friday

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Champions or cheats? Rohit Brijnath With Carl Lewis and Co in the dock, the public has every right to feel deceived by THE revelation last week that the positive tests of over a 100 American athletes were covered up, that 19 American Olympic medallists between 1984-2000, Carl Lewis included,

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More To It Than Meets The Eye! JOHN BELL Horse Racing Written By Many people have speculated that the cancellation of the Singapore Airlines International Cup and Krisflyer Sprint, announced by the Singapore Turf Club (STC) on Monday, 21 April 2003 was due to the SARS situation in Singapore. There

Games set to continue [ARTICLE]

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Games set to continue Jose Raymond THE South-east Asia (SEA) Games will go on as planned. At a meeting for the 10 members of the SEA Games Federation in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday, the Vietnamese Minister of Sport, who is also the chairman of the SEA Games organising

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Watch out for Snake's venom, Arsenal Agencies Bolton's Djorkaeff presents the greatest threat to Gunners' Premiership title aspirations LONDON To the Bolton fans, he is Le God. But it's Youri Djorkaeff s (picture) alternative nickname that should make Arsenal wary as it prepares for Saturday's Premiership clash at The Reebok

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Hungry van Nistelrooy insists Red Devils will not suffer for European exit Agencies English Premier League Tottenham v Manchester United Live, Sunday, Ch23, 11pm LONDON Manchester United goal king Ruud van Nistelrooy is convinced the Old Trafford club can bounce back from its midweek Champions League disappointment. And the Dutch

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Beckham wants out of Man United AFP LONDON England captain David Beckham (picture) is seeking a way out of Manchester United amid mounting speculation that he will be off to join Real Madrid's star-studded squad this summer, media reports said Friday. Beckham was furious to find himself starting on the

Old Couples shocks field [ARTICLE]

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Old Couples shocks field AFP HUMBLE Fred Couples showed a glimpse of his past on Thursday, firing a seven-under-par 65 to take a oneshot lead during the weatherdisrupted first round of the Houston Open. Play was delayed for two hours in the morning due to rain and 72 golfers were

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