Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Teng Yong Ping Daryl

Does he blog?

Health Promotion Board

We are not interested in the survey at all.

Please stop calling us repeatedly and immediately.

St Frances X Cabrini

Parishioners in Massachusetts have admitted defeat in their efforts to keep their church open, bringing to a tearful end their 11-year protest.
A group of about 100 worshippers at St Frances X Cabrini Church in Scituate have kept an around-the-clock vigil.

Jaguar and Tata Motors

Strong sales of the luxury brand Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) have lifted profits at Tata Motors.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Producers of Kiss92

How do you like their command of English?

Income for Doing Nothing

One of the world's richest countries could, in the near future, pay its residents a monthly income with no condition. Yes, you read that right - they could get paid for doing absolutely nothing.
Come June 5, the Swiss will vote in a referendum on the proposal of a basic income for all citizens.

Lorenz Machine

A historic machine used to swap top secret messages between Hitler and his generals has been found languishing in a shed in Essex.
Volunteers from The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park used eBay to track down the keyboard of the Lorenz machine.
It was advertised as a telegram machine and was for sale for £9.50.


The German right-wing Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) party has come under fire over comments by one of its leaders about footballer Jerome Boateng that are widely regarded as racist.


France and Germany have marked the 100th anniversary of the World War One battle of Verdun in north-eastern France with a call for European unity.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Johnny Depp

A US judge has ordered actor Johnny Depp to stay away from his estranged wife, actress Amber Heard, after she alleged he assaulted her.

Ko Yong-suk

An aunt of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been running a dry-cleaning business in the US after defecting with her family in 1998, the Washington Post reports.
Ko Yong-suk told how she looked after Kim when he was at school in Switzerland.
Ko, a sister of Kim's mother, now lives anonymously outside New York City.

Migrants in Spring

The rescue of more than 600 migrants off Libya on Saturday by a flotilla of EU ships took the weekly total to at least 13,000, Italian authorities say.
The rescues were the latest by a patrol of Italian, German and Irish ships operating in the Mediterranean.
Spring weather has led to a surge of people attempting the perilous crossing from Africa to Europe.
It is now the main migration route since an EU-Turkey deal curbed numbers sailing to Greece.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Cheap Hotel in Singapore

Hotel Perak
Little India 
12 Perak Road
Tel: 62997733


Drilling companies suggest trillions of cubic feet of shale gas may be recoverable from underneath parts of the UK through a process known as "fracking".
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a technique designed to recover gas and oil from shale rock.


Carjackings, children armed with axes and machetes and teachers airlifted out for their own safety are not the kind of scenes witnessed in most Australian towns. But in the Aboriginal community of Aurukun, in Queensland's remote Cape York, they have become familiar of late says journalist Kathy Marks.

Trump Wall

At the south-western tip of California, straddling the dirty trickle that is the Tijuana river, stands a wall - or rather a series of walls, fences and ditches.
This is the stuff of Donald Trump's dreams, only his wall would be bigger and better of course, not to mention longer, stronger and vastly more expensive.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Sister Umbrella

Does she blog?

Tomatoes and Nigeria

The topic of tomatoes - a staple of the Nigerian diet - is currently not a laughing matter outside the digital realm in Nigeria. A state of emergency has been declared in the tomato sector in Kaduna state, in the north of the country and farmers are said to have lost up to 80% of their tomato crop.

Labour Dispute in France

Industrial action over labour law reforms is gripping France nationwide, with oil refineries, nuclear power stations and transport hubs affected.

Enough Backers for Donald Trump

The US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to secure the party's presidential nomination.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Bright Blue Lobsters

Two Canadian fishermen have been celebrating catching bright blue lobsters over the last few days. 

Live App Terms Reading in Norway

Norwegians have spent more than 30 hours reading out terms and conditions from smartphone apps in a campaign by the country's consumer agency.

Massive Social Experiment

Eleven US states have filed a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's recent efforts to expand the rights of transgender students.
The White House issued a directive this month, mandating that all students be allowed to use the toilet that matches their gender identity.
The states called the order "a massive social experiment".

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

EU-Turkey Migrants Deal

Turkey's parliament will block a deal reached with the EU on migrants if Turks do not gain visa-free access to the bloc, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned.

$6 Bourdain-Obama Meal

Deep in the heart of Hanoi, US President Barack Obama sat down for a $6 meal with celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain on Tuesday. The chef, known for his love of adventurous street food, described the date in a series of tweetsand an Instagram post.

Bill Cosby

A US judge has ordered actor and comedian Bill Cosby to stand trial on charges of sexual assault.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

BTO August 2016

The next BTO launch will be in August. HDB said it will offer about 4,810 BTO flats in Hougang, Sembawang, Tampines and Yishun.

BTO and SBF May 2016

The Housing Development Board (HDB) launched 8,940 flats for sale on Tuesday (May 24) in its second Build-To-Order (BTO) and Sale of Balance Flats (SBF) exercise this year.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Board said the launch comprises over 3,000 BTO units and over 5,000 SBF units across 25 towns and estates.
This month's BTO exercise includes a wide range of flats, including 2-room Flexi to three-generation (3Gen) flats so as to meet the diverse housing needs of applicants.
For the BTO exercise, HDB will offer a total of 3,770 BTO flats across four projects in the non-mature towns of Bukit Panjang and Sembawang and another two projects in the mature towns of Ang Mo Kio and Bedok.

Tess Holliday and Facebook

Facebook has apologised after refusing to run an advert featuring plus-sized model Tess Holliday wearing a bikini.

£1,500 Car for Prime Minister's Wife

Prime Minister David Cameron has bought a £1,500 used car as a "cheap run-around" for his wife, according to the salesman he bought it from.

Alexander Van der Bellen

Alexander Van der Bellen has won Austria's presidential election, preventing Norbert Hofer from becoming the EU's first far-right head of state.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Palme d'Or

British director Ken Loach's film I, Daniel Blake has won the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival.

Austria's Presidential Run-off

The far-right and independent candidates in Austria's presidential run-off face a dead heat, a public TV projection suggests.
Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party and Alexander Van der Bellen are each on 50%, according to the estimate, which includes postal votes not yet counted.

Aung San Suu Kyi and Rohingya

Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has asked for "enough 'space" to address the Rohingya issue.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

George Osborne

It's not exactly breaking news. But 13 years after it was written a letter by George Osborne to one of his then constituents is being widely shared on social media.
In the letter Mr Osborne wrote passionately about his opposition to the £3,000 a year university tuition fees introduced by the Labour government of the day.
By 2012 he clearly felt differently. Then as the British chancellor of the exchequer, he oversaw an increase in the fees to £9,000 a year.

Candace Payne

A braying Chewbacca mask found "on clearance" has shot a Texas mother, Candace Payne, to internet stardom.

Cyclone Roanu

Cyclone Roanu has pounded coastal areas of Bangladesh, forcing half a million people to flee their homes.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Boomerang Poms

Thousands of Britons head for a new life in Australia every year, but it is often not the one-way trip they anticipated. 

Paid Fake Posts in China

China is "flooding" social media with comments by paid supporters in a bid to sway public opinion, a report has said.
The research by Harvard academics draws on leaked documents to paint a picture of the way China polices social media.
The government and its army of helpers write 488 million fake posts a year, the report said.

Brendan Rodgers

Celtic have appointed Brendan Rodgers as their new manager.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Rescued Chibok Girl

The first of the missing Nigerian schoolgirls to be rescued from Boko Haram militants has met President Muhammadu Buhari at his villa in Abuja.
Amina Ali Nkeki, 19, was found with a baby by an army-backed vigilante group on Tuesday in the huge Sambisa Forest, close to the border with Cameroon.

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said her primary race against Bernie Sanders is effectively over.

Enough Fish for McDonald's

A leaked New Zealand government memo casts serious doubts on the sustainability of fish that are widely used in McDonald's restaurants.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Venezuela Crisis

Venezuelan police have fired tear gas against anti-government protesters in Caracas who demand a recall referendum on embattled President Nicolas Maduro.

Freed Chibok Girl

The first of the missing Nigerian schoolgirls to be rescued since her capture two years ago has had an emotional reunion with her mother.
Amina Ali Nkeki, 19, was found with a baby by an army-backed vigilante group on Tuesday in the huge Sambisa Forest, close to the border with Cameroon.

Donald Trump and Megyn Kelly

Presumptive US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has admitted he "has regrets" about his US election campaign but said he would not have been successful otherwise.
He was speaking to Fox News presenter Megyn Kelly, with whom he has had a feud since a TV debate last August.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

ICBC Standard Bank

China's ICBC Standard Bank, the world's biggest bank by assets, has agreed to buy a massive vault in London.

Christian Kern

Austria's new chancellor has refused to rule out co-operation with the country's far-right Freedom Party.

Brexit Chaos

The European Council president has said the only alternative to the EU is "political chaos" and key Leave campaigner Boris Johnson's recent comments were "absurd".

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Japan Food Town

Wisma Atria
Level Four
Opens in July 2016

Global Temperature

April was the seventh month in a row that broke global temperature records, Nasa figures show.
Last month smashed the previous record for April by the largest margin ever, the data show.
That makes it three months in a row that the monthly record was broken by the largest margin ever.

Populist Uprising

Europe faces a "populist uprising" if it is unable to show people it can control the migrant crisis, former MI6 head Sir Richard Dearlove has said.

The Vegetarian

The Vegetarian, a novel about a woman who "wants to reject human brutality" and gives up eating meat, has won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize.
The book was translated by Deborah Smith, who only started teaching herself Korean in 2010.

Monday, May 16, 2016


A people-carrying pod designed to levitate and travel at extremely high speeds has been unveiled in Boston.
A 30-strong team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is one of several groups and companies working on making the Hyperloop concept a reality.

The Punisher of Philippines

Philippines President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to reintroduce capital punishment and give security forces permission to shoot to kill.
The controversial policies are the latest in a series from the soon-to-be leader, including bans on alcohol and smoking and a curfew for children.

Serena Williams and Italian Open

Serena Williams beat Madison Keys in straight sets to win the Italian Open - her first WTA title in nine months.

Sunday, May 15, 2016


Ukraine's Jamala has won this year's Eurovision Song Contest, held in Stockholm, Sweden.

Nicolas Maduro

The Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, has ordered the seizure of factories that have stopped production and the jailing of their owners.

Russian Yacht and North Korea

A Russian yacht has been detained by North Korean coastguards in the Sea of Japan, Russia's foreign ministry says.

Saturday, May 14, 2016


According to Oxford, the terms wah, sabo and hawker centre are "new senses of common English words", "loanwords from Chinese... and Malay", and "formations in English that are only used in Singapore".
Dr Kirpal Singh, associate professor of English literature at Singapore Management University, said there are "good qualities" to Singlish and the recognition means it has earned respect.

Jon Platt

A father who refused to pay a £120 fine for taking his daughter on an unauthorised term-time holiday has won a High Court ruling in his favour.
Magistrates had ruled that Jon Platt had no case to answer as, overall, his daughter had attended school regularly.

Kosovo, Gilbraltar and Fifa

Kosovo and Gibraltar can enter the 2018 World Cup after being accepted as members of world governing body Fifa.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Dilma Rousseff and Farce

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has condemned the move to impeach her as a "coup" and a "farce", denying she has committed any crimes.

Paul Ryan and Donald Trump

Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan have said they are "totally committed" to party unity in a statement following their meeting.

Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors

Japanese carmaker Nissan will take a 34% stake in rival Mitsubishi Motors, in the wake of the latter's recent scandal over fuel efficiency.
The all-share deal is worth 237bn yen ($2.2bn; £1.52bn).

Thursday, May 12, 2016

NTUC Fairprice White Sands

Why are the queues at the check-out counters 
so long and slow these days?

Dilma Rousseff

Brazil's Senate is debating whether President Dilma Rousseff should face a full impeachment trial.

The Queen's China Comments

The Queen has described Chinese officials as having been "very rude" during last October's state visit to the UK by President Xi Jinping.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Obama Visits Hiroshima

Barack Obama is to visit Hiroshima this month - the first serving US president to travel to the Japanese city since it was hit by a US nuclear bomb in 1945.
The visit will be part of an Asian trip from 21-28 May that will also take in Vietnam.

Trending Topics on Facebook

A US senator is questioning Facebook over allegations that it manipulated its Trending Topics section to exclude conservative topics.
Republican Senator John Thune has asked that if the allegations are true the company is misleading the public about the feature.

William Gadoury

A Canadian teenager has outshone the experts after discovering a lost Mayan city. William Gadoury, from Saint-Jean-de-Matha, Quebec, made the discovery by comparing star charts with satellite images. The new city, discovered in a Mexican jungle, is thought to be the fourth biggest Mayan city, and has been named 'Mouth of Fire' by the teenager.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Mini So Tampines

Century Square
Level One
At the entrance facing Tampines Mall 

Dilma Rousseff

The impeachment process against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been thrown into doubt.

Panama Papers Online

The Panama Papers affair has widened, with a huge database of documents relating to more than 200,000 offshore accounts posted online.
The database became accessible from 18:00 GMT at offshoreleaks.icij.org.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Prince Harry's Private Life

Prince Harry has criticised what he has described as "incessant" intrusions into his private life.

Car-Free Champs Elysees

Thousands of people have taken advantage of a move by the authorities in Paris to close the famous Champs Elysees thoroughfare to traffic.

Taxes for Rich and Donald Trump

Presumptive US Republican nominee Donald Trump has said taxes for rich people may have to go up in an apparent reversal of his stated policy.

Sunday, May 8, 2016


Unbeaten favourite Nyquist won the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

Wildfire in Saskatchewan

A huge wildfire raging in the Canadian province of Alberta is growing further and could spill in to neighbouring Saskatchewan, officials say.

Oxyx and Antelope

Over a million spiral horned antelopes – the Scimitar-horned oryx once galloped across vast areas of Northern Africa.
It was one of several other species of antelope which lived in the Sahara desert and nearby Sahelian grassland areas.
By the 1990s the oxyx had disappeared. It was extensively hunted, while at the same time its habitat dwindled.
Though they are fully protected, the same fate is looking likely for its close cousin, the Saharan Addax antelope.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Fort McMurray

The only evacuation convoy leaving the Canadian city of Fort McMurray has been suspended due to 200ft (60m) flames flanking the road, officials say.

Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan has been elected the new Mayor of London - boosting Labour after it slumped in Scotland's elections.
Mr Khan is the city's first Muslim mayor, after beating Tory Zac Goldsmith by 1, 310,143 votes to 994, 614.

Boaty McBoatface

The UK's new polar research ship is to be named RRS Sir David Attenborough, despite the title "Boaty McBoatface" previously topping a public vote.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Craig Wright and Bitcoin

The Australian entrepreneur who has claimed to be the inventor of Bitcoin has reneged on a promise to present new "proof" to support his case.
Craig Wright had pledged to move some of the virtual currency from one of its early address blocks, an act many believe can only be done by the tech's creator.

Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra in Palmyra

A renowned Russian conductor has led a concert in the ruins of Palmyra in Syria, which were recaptured from the so-called Islamic State (IS) in March.
Valery Gergiev, a supporter of Russia's President Vladimir Putin, conducted the Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra, from St Petersburg, at Palmyra's Roman Theatre.

Paul Ryan and Donald Trump

US House Speaker Paul Ryan has said he cannot currently support Donald Trump as Republican presidential nominee.
Mr Ryan, the highest-ranked elected Republican, called for Mr Trump to strive for "higher aspirations".

Thursday, May 5, 2016


ComfortDelGro-owned MaxiCabs will be implementing a surcharge for rides with more than four passengers. 

Donald Trump

Donald Trump is now close to being assured the Republican nomination in the US presidential race, something few would have predicted 12 months ago.
The Democratic race is still going, but it looks increasingly likely that Hillary Clinton will be the nominee, despite Vermont senator Bernie Sanders' win in Indiana on Tuesday.

John Kasich

Ohio Governor John Kasich has dropped out of the presidential race after struggling to gain traction against Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Hello Kitty Changi Airport

Terminal Three
Arrival Hall
Opens 24 hours daily

USA and Russia

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter has accused Russia of "nuclear sabre-rattling" and of being intent on eroding international order.
He said he regretted strained relations with Moscow but said the US had to "prioritise deterrence" on Nato's eastern flank.
US-Russian ties have been strained by the Ukraine crisis and recent military encounters in the Baltic Sea.
Russia has accused Nato of threatening its national security.

No Food Theft Crime

Stealing small amounts of food to stave off hunger is not a crime, Italy's highest court of appeal has ruled.

Google Tax

Multinational companies that move profits offshore to avoid tax will be penalised under new measures in Australia's budget.
Companies caught shifting profits will be taxed at a penalty rate of 40%, rather than the usual 30% rate .

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

WhatsApp in Brazil

A judge in Brazil has blocked access to messaging service WhatsApp for 72 hours, the latest suspension to hit the hugely popular application.
The judge, Marcel Montalvao, issued the order because WhatsApp owner Facebook failed to hand over information requested in a criminal investigation.

Good Way and Noisy Way

"In general, signal theory says if you have a good way of proving something and a noisy way of proving something and you choose the noisy way chances are it's because you couldn't do the good way in the first place." ~ Gavin Andresen 

Craig Wright and Bitcoin

Members of the Bitcoin community remain sceptical about Craig Wright's claim to be the mysterious creator of the digital currency.

Monday, May 2, 2016

May Day Rally in South Korea

Tens of thousands of South Koreans on Sunday joined May Day protests against labour reforms pushed by the government, and called for a higher minimum wage. 

Alternative fur Deutschland

The German right-wing party Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) has adopted an explicitly anti-Islam policy.

Malia Obama

US President Barack Obama's eldest daughter Malia will attend Harvard University in 2017, after taking a year off following her high school graduation, the White House says.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Bukit Batok By-Election

Who will win?


Bakery chain PrimaDeli has apologised, and sacked a staff who allegedly made racist remarks to a candidate during a job interview.

Passenger Train Services in Cambodia

Cambodia has restarted passenger train services on one route after a gap of some 14 years.
The first service set out on Saturday from the the capital Phnom Penh for the tourist areas of the south-west coast.