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SINGAPURA MUSICAL: PINOY ACTORS FAIL AT BEING SINGAPOREAN

At the Gala Premiere of Singapura: The Musical on 23 May at the Capitol Theatre, many Singaporeans found themselves cringing at Philippine company 4th Wall Theatre Co. in their attempts to understand Singapore culture, including their attempts to speak Singlish. Despite expected extensive preparations and rehearsals, the cast of Singapura: The Musical were still unconvincing in their Singlish words and accent on stage, still very much laced with their own Filipino articulation of words.

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WOULD YOU DATE A GIRL WITH A DISABLED BROTHER?

I recently went out with a guy about two years my senior. He is my colleague and we got along very well. We started chatting in office during lunch at first, and it slowly became more than that. About one month after we got together, I told him about my family problem. It's because I have this disabled brother of mine, who is mentally a bit unstable. He always likes to throw tantrums, scolding people and hitting everyone around him even my parents.

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CATHAY CINEMAS NO LONGER SERVE HALAL CERTIFIED SNACKS FROM 1 APRIL 2015

I am disgusted to find out that Cathay Cinema is not longer going to be Halal certified from 1 April 2015. This is outrageous! How can Cathay sukasuka just stop being Halal when they have it for so many years? Now Muslims customers can no longer buy Cathay cinema popcorn, hotdogs, nachos. Since you don't provide Halal food, will you also not allow us to bring our own snacks inside the cinema? Like that how now?

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RETIRED SOLDIER: LEE KUAN YEW SINCERELY CARED FOR OUR CONSCRIPT SOLDIERS

Mr Lee Kuan Yew visited SAFTI MI in Aug 1995 before the unit's opening ceremony. As you know, SAFTI's nearest MRT station back then was Boon Lay, a distance away. Our Commandant then (a Brigadier General) was giving a brief to Mr Lee. Lee suddenly asked how far is the nearest MRT to SAFTI MI. He was told it is 30 minutes by bus. Lee replied "How can our NS boys reach camp on time? Did you arrange the army tonners to pick them up?". The Commandant replied "No". Then Lee stared at the Commandant, turned to then Defence Minister Dr Tony Tan and said "Can you please arrange for ferry buses to pick up our NS boys as soon as possible? Four waves in the morning and four waves in the evening."

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SINGAPORE RUNNING OUT OF TAMPONS

The Tampax brand is running low in stocks in supermarkets and pharmacies in Singapore due to shipment delays from the United States where port workers went on strike. The labour dispute by the US West Coast port authority caused disruption in international shipments.

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SINGAPORE GAY COMMUNITY PAY TRIBUTE TO GAY-FRIENDLY LEE KUAN YEW

"Well, it's not a matter which I can decide or any government can decide. It's a question of what a society considers acceptable. And as you know, Singaporeans are by and large a very conservative, orthodox society, a very, I would say, completely different from, say, the United States and I don't think an aggressive gay rights movement would help. But what we are doing as a government is to leave people to live their own lives so long as they don't impinge on other people. I mean, we don't harass anybody."

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JEREMY CLARKSON TO JOIN MEDIACORP

Sources have informed ST that Jeremy Clarkson is set to sign a deal with Channel 5. The former host of TopGear will helm a car show in Singapore in an effort to capitalise on the runaway success of Channel NewsAsia's Cruise Control segment.

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“I SEALED LKY NEWSPAPERS IN ZIP-LOCK BAGS!”

Countries can thrive without those impractical liberal values. We don't need unrestrained freedom of expression because we need to consider the cultural, racial and religious sensitivities of the different communities in Singapore. We don't need western-model of freedom of assembly where people can gather as and when they like to protest senselessly because we have many open channels to feedback to government and political leaders about flaws in policies; if they don't listen, citizens have the right to vote them out. Aljunied GRC is a prime example.

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