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INSIDER: SMRT GETTING DIESEL-POWERED TRAINS BY YEAR END

SMRT insiders have informed ST that the public listed company have convened a board meeting late last night and approved plans to purchase 154 diesel-powered trains to replace the current fleet of aging trains and resolve electrical power lines issue that has plagued SMRT for years.

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SINGAPORE WILL SHUT DOWN THE INTERNET ON SUNDAY AS A GESTURE OF RESPECT FOR MR LEE KUAN YEW

Internet Service Providers in Singapore will shut down internet services for a day on Sunday (March 29), when the state funeral for former prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew will be held, as a gesture of respect.

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PRIMARY SCHOOL BOY: "WHEN I GROW UP, I WANT TO BE A WAITER!"

According to the latest figures released today (27 Jan 2015) by Ministry of Manpower, there were 67,400 job vancacies as of September in 2014. Eighty percent of the vancaies were in the service industries, particularly in social, community and personal services. The breakdown by professions indicated that employers are desperately looking for sales assistants, waiters and security guards whereas technical roles for diploma holders account for mere twenty percent of the job vacancies that were available.

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GAMBLERS DEMAND GOVERNMENT BUILD COLUMBARIUMS BESIDE RWS & MBS!

A group of gamblers has submitted a petition to URA and Minister of National Development Mr Khaw Boon Wan, ST has learned. The petition urged the authorities to build columbariums beside the two integrated resorts which houses Singapore's casinos.

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SINGAPOREANS ARE EXCITED WITH THE NEW TOURIST ATTRACTION

Sharp-eyed Singaporeans have noticed a new eye catching internet advertisement that is popping up on Taiwanese and Hong Kong websites. The advertisement by Singapore Tourism Board (STB) showed a wax figure of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew surrounded by his real life former principal political secretaries and personal assistants. They include Alan Chan who is the current group CEO of SPH and Heng Swee Keat who is the current Education Minister.

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SINGAPORE ZOO: PENGUIN ENCLOSURE TEMPORARY CLOSED

The Singapore Zoo has closed their penguin enclosure this morning (18 July). The Zoo explains that some penguins have displayed symptoms of depression, such as loss of appetite and restlessness. The closure will only be temporary and it will be re-opened once the penguins have been cured.

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