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19 hrs ago | The Straits Times

PM Lee Hsien Loong and PM Najib Razak jointly open Agrobazaar outlet

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak at the opening of the Agrobazaar Malaysia outlet at Sultan Gate on Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014.

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23 hrs ago | The Straits Times

Hail the king of fruit - 10 types of durians from Malaysia

Fruits from Malaysia are on showcase at the new Agrobazaar Malaysia, which will be opened officially by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak on Aug 27. The 5,100 sq ft outlet in Sultan Gate off Beach Road will promote the fresh fruit and agro-based produce of Malaysia.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Southeast Asia, World News, Lee Hsien Loong, Malaysia

Yesterday | Blowin' In The Wind

A case for the arts

There will be more training and career opportunities for Institute of Technical Education and polytechnic graduates, the Straits Times reported yesterday.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Launch Of Agrobazaar, Najib's Visit Underscore Excellent Singapore, Malaysia Relations

By Tengku Noor Shamsiah Tengku Abdullah SINGAPORE, Aug 27 -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's visit to Singapore and the launch of Agrobazaar underscore the excellent state of bilateral relations between Singapore and Malaysia, says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs .

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The Straits Times

Small island, but we can dream big

Jurong's remodelling plan, which the Prime Minister sketched at the National Day Rally, will raise greatly the capital value of the district's real estate over the next decade.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Travel, Asia Travel, Singapore, Malaysia Travel, Malaysia Travel, Opinion

Channelnewsasia.com

Local firms more open to hiring non-degree-holders: SHRI

This could be due to the fact that local bosses face the challenge of recruiting talent and believe in on-the-job training more than paper qualifications, said the Singapore Human Resources Institute.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Fundraising for Yusof Ishak Professorship to be led by Malay/Muslim community

The SG50 coordination committee will drive the national fundraising initiative, Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Dr Yaacob Ibrahim says.

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Bangkok Post

Singapore ups security after hack

Information minister Yaacob Ibrahim said the government is upgrading its Cyber-Watch Centre, allowing it to track malicious activities and respond swiftly when there are security breaches.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Lee Hsien Loong

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Asia News Network

SINGAPORE: Decision on S'pore-M'sia railway land tax to be out soon

A dispute between Singapore and Malaysia over a tax levied on parcels of former railway land will be resolved soon, with a decision by a London arbitration panel expected in a "few months".

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U.S. Naval Institute

Singapore Quietly Expanding Fighter Force

A Republic of Singapore Air Force Boeing F-15SG Eagle takes off from Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, Australia during Exercise Pitch Black, August 2014 toting a practice GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munition .

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The Straits Times

Never too old for love

The number of people aged 60 and above getting married has tripled over the past decade but it is mainly older men tying the knot late in life.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia

Flight Journal

Singapore Sneakily Adds to SG Fleet

Singapore appears to have quietly boosted the size of its F-15SG fleet from 24 aircraft to 40, according to Boeing financial statements, aircraft registration filings, and U.S. Congressional reports.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, US Military, Mountain Home Air Force Base, US Air Force

The China Post

Number of Singaporeans over 65 earning less than US$800 doubles

The Straits Times/Asia News Network--The number of older workers in Singapore taking home less than SG$1,000 a month in Singapore has doubled to nearly 35,000 over the past decade, according to figures from the Ministry of Manpower.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Channelnewsasia.com

Singapore aims to step up engagement of Africa: Shanmugam

He adds that Singapore will continue to enhance its knowledge sharing by organising a series of customised courses for African senior officials in areas such as economic development, public administration and sustainable urban development.

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Channelnewsasia.com

PM Lee congratulates Thailand's new leader

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in a letter that he wishes new Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha success in restoring stability and in bringing about reconciliation among Thais.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Government accepts ASPIRE committee recommendations

The recommendations aim to give every Singaporean the opportunity to "realise their potential and progress in life, no matter what their starting point", the committee says.

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The Straits Times

10 prominent Singaporeans who graduated from Hwa Chong Junior College

Mr Lin Wei Liang present a mock-up cheque of funds raised by the alumni to Mr Hon Chiew Weng together with Minister for Education Mr Heng Swee Keat, at the Hwa Chong Junior College's 40th anniversary gala dinner held at Resorts World Sentosa Convention Centre.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Straits Times

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong flags off nationwide mass walk

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong flags off the One Community Walk at Ang Mo Kio. Some 5,000 Ang Mo Kio and Sengkang residents took part in a mass walk at Ang Mo Kio on Sunday morning.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Smart Nation: Wheels set in motion

During Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's National Day Rally speech last week, he stressed that Singapore can do much more with technology and IT to make the Republic a Smart Nation.

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Northern Territory News

Top Guns tear-up Top End

The world's air forces are flying over Darwin and Katherine, as the RAAF hosts the PITCH BLACK exercise.

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