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1 hr ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Prominent eye surgeon Arthur Lim dies

Arthur Lim, who played a key role in developing quality eye care, education and research in Singapore, died on Saturday at the age of 80. SINGAPORE: Prominent eye surgeon Arthur Lim died on Saturday at the age of 80. He played a key role in developing quality eye care, education and research in Singapore, with far-reaching contributions to the ... (more)

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5 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

PM Lee urges new citizens to engage in the community

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has urged new citizens to engage in the community where they live and take part in community activities.

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8 hrs ago | Business Times

Wow of a house

Passers-by seeing Eric Cheng's house for the first time are likely to stop and stare - which is exactly the kind of reaction he wants.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Straits Times

Six months' jail for man who provided vehicle in fake crash

A 38-year-old man was sentenced to six months' jail on Friday, for his role in a conspiracy to cheat insurers of more than $40,000 in fraudulent claims.

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The Straits Times

A third of youth here say plastic surgery OK

One in three youth here think it is perfectly all right to go for cosmetic procedures at their age - with 14 out of the 1,400 surveyed admitting that they have already undergone such treatment.

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Wall Street Journal

Insider's Guide to Singapore

TINY YET RICH, ruthlessly efficient but sterile. Singapore evokes plenty of stereotypes for travelers-many true, to an extent.

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Channelnewsasia.com

German firms in Singapore face difficulties finding skilled labour: SGC survey

A recent survey shows that German firms find the present overall economic situation at least satisfactory or even good.

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CNET News.com

Singapore switches on super-fast 100Gbps network for researchers

The country's new SLIX network will allow rapid transmission of data between researchers -- and let students in partner universities enjoy super-fast Internet speeds.

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Express India

Lights off on Singapore's billionaire row as luxury house prices plunge

"The way prices have fallen in Sentosa, it's as if there is a global financial crisis," said Alan Cheong, head of Singapore research at property firm Savills.

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The Straits Times

Singapore among nations suspected militants use to transit to Middle East: Malaysia minister

Malaysia's Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has said that suspected militants from Malaysia were using countries like Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand as transit points to travel to the Middle East to join up with extremist groups there, according to the local media.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Straits Times

Singapore varsities get Asia's fastest fibre-optic network

File sharing and video streaming for 80,000 students and staff at the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University will now be quicker than ever, thanks to yesterday's launch of a new fibre-optic network - the fastest in Asia.

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MasterCard names Deborah Heng group head and GM, Singapore

MasterCard today announced that Deborah Heng has been appointed group head and general manager of Singapore, taking over from Julienne Loh who is now group head of Consumer Credit, Asia Pacific.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Rise in Dengue Type 2 virus cases

Authorities warn that should the Type 2 virus become more prevalent, the risk of an epidemic may increase as the immunity level for the Type 2 virus is lower.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Suspected case of Ebola in Singapore tested negative: MOH

The Ministry of Health confirms there has been one suspected case of Ebola in Singapore so far, but it turns out the person merely had tonsilitis.

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Chemistry World

Illuminating test measures fat in milk

The first fluorescent probe for measuring fat levels in milk is poised to enhance milk quality control processes, particularly in resource-limited regions.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Spotted: 'Brangelina' in Singapore

The wax replicas of the Hollywood couple, that is. Besides Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, other celebrities to be featured in the upcoming Madame Tussauds museum in Singapore include David Beckham and Lady Gaga.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Asia News Network

SINGAPORE: Lee, Najib vow to nurture 'flowering' ties

The leaders of Singapore and Malaysia gave a taste of the warm ties between the two countries yesterday, when they officially opened a bazaar to promote the food and fruit from across the Causeway.

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Business Times

S'pore a step nearer driverless vehicles

IT MIGHT sound like something out of a science-fiction movie, but Singapore is looking into deploying driverless vehicles to make towns car-free, though the large-scale use of such autonomous vehicles is probably still a decade or so away.

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Forbes.com

High Market Cap Propels Hospital Operator IHH Into Top 50

The most vibrant, audacious companies in the world are in East Asia; Eastern Exposure takes a new look at what they're doing and why it makes a difference for decision-makers in the West.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Man arrested for theft of lorry

SINGAPORE: Police have arrested a 51-year-old man suspected of stealing a lorry along Kampong Ampat in the MacPherson area.

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