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Mr Poh’s Shop: Wonders to Discover

Specialising in the merchandise of assorted memorabilia such as accessories, toys and items of the past 40 years, the vintage shop owner of Viewpoint Trading & Collectibles at China Square Central is one of the last still plying his trade. Here, you can find almost every element of our past: vintage teacups, old telephones, and even ice-kachang makers. Mr Poh’s shop is reminiscent of a treasure trove awaiting discovery by like-minded collectors.

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MEMORY LOSS? BLAME MULTI-TASKING, SAYS NUS SCIENTISTS

IF YOU are inclined to blame your fading memories - from holidays years ago to even big occasions such as your wedding - on having too much to do at the same time, you may be on to something. A study by scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found that multitasking may impair the forming of long-term memories, which in turn could increase the risk for Alzheimer's disease or early onset dementia.

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HOW HAS LEE HSIEN LOONG’S TIME AS PRIME MINISTER SHAPED YOUR LIVES?

It was a decade of peaks and troughs. Just out of the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome crisis, the economy went on to record robust growth of over 7.5 per cent a year until 2007, only to face the sharpest recession since independence during the global financial crisis. Growth plunged sharply to 1.8 per cent in 2008 and shrank 0.6 per cent in 2009. A year later, the economy rebounded, growing 15.2 per cent. Leading Singapore relatively unscathed through the global financial crisis was cited by several observers as among Mr Lee's top achievements in the decade.

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GILBERT GOH: 10 REASONS WHY SINGAPOREANS ARE NOT CELEBRATING NATIONAL DAY!

Bad timing – the timing of the event close to dinner time also puts many people off as some families have dinner gathering and people just watch the snippets on news later. Opposition getting stronger – as celebrating national day is seen as a pro-PAP event these days, many pro-opposition people are turning away from the event on TV and celebrate it in their own quiet way with friends.

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I TEAR UP WHENEVER I WATCH NATIONAL DAY PARADE

I see the pride in the junior red lions who trained alongside Red Lions (parachutists from full time uniformed personnel). Barely 11 years old they learnt sky diving. The floating platform is a sea of red and white as faces are painted with our national flag and participants at NDP wore red and white. It is prideful to see young and old together at NDP, cheering or clapping at the festivities.

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APPEAL FOR WITNESS – HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT

Dear friends, We are seeking for witnesses for a hit and run accident involving a car and a motorbike. My friend Kelvin was hospitalised. If you have any information please do not hesitate to inform Traffic Police. Please share and hope someone can step forward to assist. Thanks!

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR SINGAPOREAN MEN? JAPAN PORN INDUSTRY ACUTELY SHORT ON MALE ACTORS!

According to sales data, monthly sales of pornography — commonly referred to as AV, or adult video — is around 4500 units, with nearly 10,000 women partaking in the action. Not so long ago, AV actresses were seen as women in need of money to get out of debt, but as of late more and more women are wanting to join the industry, not necessarily needing it. On the other side of the coin however, there are shockingly only 70 AV porno actors in Japan. On average 150 films are created daily, meaning that these tireless actors must perform in two to three shoots a day.

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