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ECSTASY and euphoria are the usual emotions world No. 1 Serena Williams experiences on a tennis court. Yesterday, she encountered a different one - embarrassment. One of the sport... read more

Coma conman

LONDON A BRITON conned his neighbour out of over £40,000 (S$81,500) and managed to evade justice for two years by claiming to be in a coma. Alan Knight, 47, from Swansea, faked... read more

Cyclist dumps bike on car

HE WAS driving home with his wife along Selegie Road when he realised that the taxi ahead of him was moving slowly and hogging the road. So Mr Woo honked at him. But a cyclist who... read more

'Once-rich businessman' dies in flat fire

AN OLD man, who lived alone and was reportedly once a rich businessman, died in a fire at Telok Blangah yesterday morning. The burnt body of Teo Leng Soon, 77, was found in a unit... read more

Indonesia's new First Family stays humble, low-key

JAKARTA HE IS now the President of Indonesia, but the family of Joko "Jokowi" Widodo remain firmly grounded in their humble beginnings. The Jakarta Post reported that while the... read more

He's in musical to make a difference

WHEN people find out that Hay Qing Hui, 22, has special needs, some react by going out of their way to help him. "Having a disability can hamper us in some ways but it doesn't... read more

Acres founder joins PAP

ANIMAL rights activist Louis Ng, 35, has joined the People's Action Party (PAP) and will be involved in the Kembangan-Chai Chee ward under Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin. Mr Ng,... read more

Weekend spot for many, home to a few

TODAY, just over 30 villagers remain on the once bustling island - all of whom are elderly. Pulau Ubin, located off the north-eastern coast of Singapore, housed 2,000 villagers... read more

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Cycling's the way for short trips: Khaw

CYCLING should not be just a recreational pursuit, but also a viable transport option for short trips around Singapore, said National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan yesterday. He wrote on his blog that the Government wants Singaporeans to be...


消协贴森林商家黑名单 阻遏效果被指不显著

森林商业中心的部分商家被投诉行销手法不当时有所闻,消费者协会从去年初开始,将被投诉商家的黑名单张贴在大厦内,但这似乎未发挥显著的阻遏作用。有商家与消费者认为,名单并不明显,... 更多