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Happy Deepavali from the Prime Minister
The Istana grounds will be open to the public on Wednesday, Oct 22, from 8.30am to 6pm, in celebration of Deepavali. Entry to the Istana is free for Singaporeans and Singapore permanent residents. Other visitors are required to pay an entrance fee of …
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Your guide to the WTA Finals Singapore tennis stars
WTA Finals Official Singles Draw Ceremony at Marina Bay Sands Shoppes Ice skating rink. The main event of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global has to be the singles competition, which starts on Monday at the Singapore Indoor …
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PREVIEW-Tennis-Serena leads ailing women to Singapore for WTA Finals
SINGAPORE Oct 18 (Reuters) – The top eight women in world tennis have limped to the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore this week, with creaking knees and form fears casting a shadow over the WTA's latest big tournament push in Asia. World number …
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Uganda, Bermuda and Singapore focussed on going all the way in Malaysia
Pepsi ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3 gets underway in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday, and rival captains Frank Nsubuga of Uganda, Janeiro Tucker of Bermuda and Saad Janjua have spoken of their teams' ambitions to lift the …
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Man dies in fire at Telok Blangah HDB flat

Man dies in fire at Telok Blangah HDB flat
The two neighbours of the man, one of whom is a male in his 30s, and the other of which being a woman in her 80s, were staying several units away from the flat that was on fire. Both were sent to Singapore General Hospital after showing breathlessness.
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Tour agencies in Singapore to go ahead with treks in Nepal after snowstorm
SINGAPORE – Upcoming treks in Nepal will proceed as planned, said local tour agencies, following a snowstorm that ripped through the Himalayan region. Agencies told The Straits Times that they do not know of any Singaporeans under their charge who …
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Pop star Jay Chou's November concert in Singapore postponed: Fan page
The concert, Opus 2, was originally scheduled for Nov 8 at the Singapore Sports Hub. The reasons for the postponement are still unknown. According to Facebook fan page Jay2u Singapore, more details are expected to be released by the Sports Hub soon.
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Elva Hsiao, rumoured to be dating Singapore guy, says everyone with a

Elva Hsiao, rumoured to be dating Singapore guy, says everyone with a
SINGAPORE – Dressed in a studded red leather jacket, Taiwanese singer Elva Hsiao waltzed in fashionably late for press event here on Thursday. The emcee of the event had earlier apologised that her flight into Singapore was delayed. But the reporters …
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Singapore 'seriously considering' how it can be helpful partner in fight
Singapore is seriously considering how it can be a helpful partner in the fight against the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told leaders from Asia and Europe on Friday. — PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO FILE.
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Fisherman catches terrifying creature off the coast of Singapore
The ocean is full of weird and bizarre things and you should probably steer clear of the deep blue, as we've documented on For The Win time and time again. In September, Jr Saim posted a video of this strange alien creature that was caught and released …
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Light winds and heavy rain keep haze at bay in Singapore on Wednesday morning

Light winds and heavy rain keep haze at bay in Singapore on Wednesday morning
SINGAPORE – Light winds and heavy rain are expected to keep the haze at bay on Wednesday, with the air quality to hover in the moderate range. The three-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI), a measure of air quality here, was 77 at 7am. The 24-hour PSI …
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Singapore tops list of Asian countries most favoured by expats
However, in terms of living expenses, less than a sixth thought positively of housing prices in Singapore, which was far less than the global average of 50 per cent. And only 8 per cent of the Singapore-based respondents described the general costs of …
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Singapore market weakens further after Dow overnight fall; DBS, UOB and
SINGAPORE – The Singapore stock market was sharply down 1.14 per cent at 3,162.19 points after about two and a half hours of trade after the Dow Jones fall yesterday. The Dow Jones fall overnight had been sparked by fears over the strength of the US …
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Singapore keen to build city in outskirts of Dhaka

Singapore keen to build city in outskirts of Dhaka
Singapore is interested to construct an independent city with all modern facilities at Purbachal, in the outskirts of the capital Dhaka. Visiting Senior Minister of State for Foreign and Home Affairs of Singapore Zulkifli Masagos came up with the …
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China and Singapore join up for rich race
The China Horse Club and the Singapore Turf Club have joined forces to stage Singapore's richest race. The race worth $ S3.05 million will be held in February 2015 to coincide with Chinese New Year and will be beamed back to China with a broadcast …
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Police Commissioner Ng Joo Hee to be replaced by CID chief Hoong Wee Teck
SINGAPORE – The current Deputy Commissioner of Investigations and Intelligence, Mr Hoong Wee Teck, 51, will be appointed Commissioner of Police on Jan 6 next year. He replaces current Police Commissioner Ng Joo Hee, 48,who will be appointed chief …
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Hong Kong protests could benefit Singapore's SGX
Singapore's financial markets could stand to benefit from the mass pro-democracy protests that have risen up across Hong Kong, Saxo Capital Markets Asia macro strategist Kay Van-Petersen says. While many market pundits have pointed to Shanghai's …
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Singapore footballer says new Sports Hub is 'more about money' than sports
“You've sold out, haven't you? You're more about money, moving in a direction I don't understand. Honestly, I miss the old you,” said Singapore footballer Baihakki Khaizan in an Instagram post on Monday. The 30-year-old national defender, a veteran …
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NZ Maori fixture in Singapore under threat
The New Zealand Maori's non-cap rugby test against the invitational Asia Pacific Dragons in Singapore next month is in doubt as the hosts battle to repair a problematic pitch at their new National Stadium. The surface was laid in May but lacked an …
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Ultra Luxury Travel: Inside Singapore Airlines' Private Suites
In an age when some airlines are forcing passengers into the ever-smaller sardine can that is economy class, others are making room for a luxurious experience that goes above and beyond first class. For passengers willing to shell out thousands of …
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One man's bid to map haze here through crowdsourcing
The idea is to get many people all over Singapore to buy a sensor kit and place it in their homes so as to map the haze when it hits the country. This, in theory, could help people decide on their outdoor activities, said software engineer Roland …
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1000 sensors to be rolled out in Singapore as part of 'smart nation' plan
Hazy skies at the Skyline Promenade, Gardens by the Bay (Bay East), on Oct 17, 2014. Some 1,000 sensors will be rolled out throughout Singapore to track everything from air quality and water level to public safety as the Government' "smart nation" plan …
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What Is the 'Freakish' Sea Creature Caught on Camera in Singapore?
The video Saim posted near Changi, Singapore, has more than 3 million views since it went up on Sept. 28. By what is it? It appears to be a basket star, an echinoderm that, according to Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center, is …
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Is Ebola likely to arrive in Singapore? 5 things to know

Is Ebola likely to arrive in Singapore? 5 things to know
Is Ebola likely to arrive in Singapore, given that it is a global air travel hub? Singapore is currently a low risk because of low population movement between Singapore and affected West African countries. However, the situation needs to be monitored …
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Economic sense of a second Singapore
In economic theory, when one factor of production – land – is largely fixed, and another factor – labour – can grow only slowly, adding more and more capital leads to diminishing returns. Should Singapore follow in the footsteps of the developed …
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Terror test for Singapore again
AS WHEN the global terror group Al-Qaeda and its South-east Asian partner Jemaah Islamiah surfaced more than a decade ago, the security threat posed to Singapore has been heightened again. This is because of its character as a hub city and the …
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Singapore keen to host Lions
Singapore – Singapore is in discussions on staging a British and Irish Lions tour match, international Tests and a leg of the rugby sevens series at its new $ 1bn Sports Hub as part of efforts to become a 'home away from home' for the sport's biggest names.
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High roller lifestyle: Cheaper in Singapore or HK?
Average prime luxury home prices are 26 percent cheaper in Singapore than Hong Kong in U.S. dollar terms, according to Nomura, far wider than the 14 percent discount seen in 2000. In Singapore, luxury residential properties averaged $ 1,807 per square …
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Singapore honours our sports pioneers
Singapore Sports Hub, OCBC Lounge, Thursday, October 9, 2014 — It was a mark of the occasion when, while interviewing 71-year-old Mr C Kunalan (once Singapore's fastest man), Mr Tan Thuan Heng, 66, a former national swimmer and the first winner of …
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Energy, chemicals industry to play key role in Singapore's growth: PM Lee

Energy, chemicals industry to play key role in Singapore's growth: PM Lee
SINGAPORE: The energy and chemicals industry will continue to play an important role in Singapore's future growth, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Thursday (Oct 9). Speaking at the inaugural Honorary Partner in Progress Award presentation at the …
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Seeing red? Blood moon eclipse spotted over Singapore
Here in Singapore, some 300 people gathered at Labrador Park to catch a glimpse of the lunar eclipse. It was organised by the Astronomical Society of Singapore. Unfortunately, those at the park said visibility was poor due to the hazy weather. "We have …
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Singapore drops out of top 20 cities for property investment: Report
SINGAPORE – Singapore has fallen out of a ranking of the top 20 cities for property investment, says a report released on Tuesday. Singapore, along with Toronto, Moscow and Seoul, were knocked out by Beijing, Shanghai, Miami and Stockholm. However …
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Japan would host Super Rugby matches in Singapore
SINGAPORE: Japan appear to have moved ahead in the race to become the 18th Super Rugby side by offering to host matches at the home of rivals bidders Singapore to negate concerns about long travel times from South Africa. The considerably longer …
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