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2 hrs ago | GPB.org

Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System

A crew of volunteer "aunties" weed and harvest basil at the ComCrop rooftop farm, set high above Singapore's Orchard Road.

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Madden 15 Gameplay! (So Much Rage!!)

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

2 hrs ago | WGBH

Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System

At a local FairPrice Supermarket in central Singapore, you'll find baby carrots grown in Bakersfield, Calif., - the same ones for sale at my local grocery store in Washington, D.C. Such well-traveled vegetables aren't unusual in the tiny island-state, which imports more than 90 percent of its food from some 35 countries.

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5 hrs ago | Business Times

Phase 2 of Pulau Ubin micro-grid test-bed RFP launched

THE Energy Market Authority of Singapore on Wednesday announced the launch of a Request for Proposals under Phase 2 of the Pulau Ubin micro-grid test bed.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Asia News Network

SINGAPORE: Greater Singapore Sale must stay ahead of competition

The Great Singapore Sale this year has done well with double-digit growth in spending, but retail experts and shoppers say that the annual sale has to be bigger, broader and even more value-for-money to stay ahead of competition from other cities in the region.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Want to explore Marina Bay and its sights? Do it on two wheels

Tour operator GoGreen will launch its Marina Bay Segway tours on Tuesday, with prices starting from S$68 for a one-hour, 4-kilometre tour.

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The Japan Times

Hokkaido governor tours Singapore resort to learn about hosting casino

Hokkaido Gov. Harumi Takahashi toured the casino and hotels on Singapore's Sentosa Island on Monday to learn how such resort complexes are operated.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Singapore's pioneering 'Accidental Diplomat' launches his memoirs

As one of Singapore's first-generation diplomats, Professor Maurice Baker played a pivotal role in helping Singapore establish itself on the global stage.

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Business Times

MCC Land tops 15 bids for site in Potong Pasir

A 99-year leasehold commercial and residental site next to Potong Pasir MRT station has attracted a whopping 15 bids.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Religious Rehabilitation Group 'invaluable' in maintaining harmony: PM Lee

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the group's role is especially vital with the ongoing conflict in Syria and Iraq drawing foreign fighters from all over the world.

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Cellular News

SingTel, Samsung and Ericsson unveil world's fastest smartphone service

SingTel, in collaboration with Samsung and Ericsson, today broke new ground in the mobile industry by unveiling the world's first commercial 300Mbps LTE A service for smartphones.

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Suria

The fishball stick-ing point and the new...

SINGAPORE: A complaint by one of her residents led South West District Mayor Low Yen Ling to discover the difficulty of bridging certain inter-agency boundaries.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Straits Times

Adding a first pillar to old-age income support

The Silver Support scheme will strengthen the country's social safety net, but care should be taken in establishing the appropriate level for the payout so as not to increase moral hazard or dissuade family members from assisting in the financial support of their elderly parents, say the writers.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Pension, Lee Hsien Loong, Southeast Asia, Singapore, World News, Indonesia, Opinion

Vanguard

How Nigeria can overtake Malaysia, Singapore, others -Nda-Isaiah

FROM her lower comparative status, Nigeria can overtake world economic powers like Malaysia, Singapore, China and United Arab Emirates, if the needful was done, Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah, founder of Leadership Newspapers Group and presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has said.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Cultural shift in way people are valued 'long overdue'

MPs and observers are unanimous in asking Public Service to take the lead, saying it has much room for improvement.

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Business Times

Jurong Lake area to be new draw...

Developers are expected to take a keener interest in future state land tenders in Jurong Lake District - whether for residential, commercial or hotel projects [SINGAPORE] Developers are expected to take a keener interest in future state land tenders in Jurong Lake District - whether for residential, commercial or hotel projects.

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Newkerala.com

Bengal to have bird park, hopes to draw GIC Group

The West Bengal government will set up a bird sanctuary within the eco-park at Rajarhat in Kolkata's north east outskirts, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here Monday.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Disparity in how some employers reward grads and non-grads

This is according to HR experts Channel NewsAsia spoke with when asked about the call by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for employers to help their staff advance, regardless of their qualifications.

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Reuters

America's cartoon cat Garfield gets TV makeover in Indonesia

The comic strip cat Garfield was created in America, but the animated television series based on the famous Jim Davis cartoon character is produced at a sprawling studio on the Indonesian resort island of Batam.

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India.com

Narendra Modi must adopt painful reforms to push growth: Chinese daily

Beijing, Aug 18 : To maintain high growth rate in India in a sustainable way, Prime Minister Narendra Modi must adopt some painful reforms, such as the removal of wasteful subsidies to free up resources, a public policy expert said.

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BBC News

Singapore tourists 'told to shut up'

Singaporeans travelling to the nearby Indonesian island of Batam have been ordered to be completely silent while queuing for immigration, or face being sent straight back home, it's emerged.

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