S'pore water deal to be reviewed

For the first time in 53 years, the raw water agreement between Johor and its neighbour across the Causeway, Singapore, is set to undergo a review. The Attorney-General's Chambers has given the Johor government the green light to reassess the rate charged for the raw water it supplies to Singapore, which has been in place since 1961. Following the move, Johor is expected to raise the rate sometime this year. It will also embark on a "zero water dependency" programme so that it would no longer need to purchase treated water from Singapore in the future.

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Sengkang Swimming Complex and Sengkang Floating Wetland

This complex is great. Eight waterslides – I mean how can the little munchkins not be happy with that? I’ll tell you how – for six of the big slides, you have to be five years old AND 1.2 meters tall. Both of my lads did not fit the requirements, and surprisingly, took it in their stride. I really did expect a fight, but they were very cool – phew. They would have loved it though. So be prepared if you go there with little kids.

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One in two singles prefer their dating partners to be non-Virgins

The survey, which was conducted last month, posed questions to the singles to find out about their sexual attitudes, and views on family and children. "We were seeing seemingly compatible couples eventually splitting and realised that couples are more likely to stay together if they agree on more intimate and longer-term concerns," said Ms Lim. The problem was, she added, that singles were too shy to delve into these private and sensitive issues during the early stages of dating.

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LionsXII pull off late comeback win over ATM

Defender Afiq Yunos scored a stoppage-time goal to secure a precious 2-1 away win for the LionsXII against bogey team Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM) in a Malaysian Super League clash tonight. The goal was the defender’s first of the season and helped Fandi Ahmad’s side to record their second win of the season. It was also the perfect ending to an impressive comeback by the LionsXII

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Malay-Muslim organisations’ contributions should be acknowledged: Halimah

Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob today (Feb 15) said the wonderful work of many Malay-Muslim organisations should be acknowledged. Her comments were made as a police report was lodged yesterday by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) against Pertapis Children’s Home, following allegations of children being “inappropriately punished physically” by the shelter’s staff. Madam Halimah said: “This matter is under police investigation, so I think we should leave it to the police until they complete their investigation. “My heart goes out to the children, and I hope that their interests will be taken care of, and I am sure that the MSF will come in to take care of their interests. “But I also want to say that many of our Malay-Muslim organisations are really doing wonderful work and we should also acknowledge that.

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Athletics fraternity mourns for hurdler Zaki Sapari, who was killed in motorcycle crash

Singapore national hurdler Zaki Sapari had dreamed of racing on home soil and winning Singapore's first-ever gold medal in the men's 400m hurdles event. But he was instead mourned as the countdown to next year's SEA Games began on Saturday, a day after he died in a motorcycle accident at the age of 22. The full-time national serviceman had been riding along Mandai Road on Friday evening when he collided with a lorry. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The national junior record-holder in the men's 400m hurdles with a time of 53.51sec, Zaki had seemed destined to one day rewrite Seah Soo Lye's senior mark of 52.30 set almost 31 years ago.

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Hiking to HSBC Tree Top Walk from MacRitchie Reservoir Park

The HSBC TreeTop Walk (HSBC TTW) is the highlight of several long hiking routes in MacRitchie that brings you through different stages of mature secondary forest. The first of its kind in Singapore and in the region, this free-standing suspension bridge connects the two highest points (Bukit Peirce and Bukit Kalang) in MacRitchie and offers a bird’s eye view of the community of plants and animals

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Police: Online article on three girls abducted by serial kidnapper in Toa Payoh 'untrue'

An article circulating online about three girls who were allegedly abducted by a serial kidnapper in Toa Payoh is untrue, said police. The article, which was posted on a Facebook page on Friday and later made its rounds online, claimed that two of the girls - both 16 years old - went missing last year, while the other girl - a 15-year-old - has been missing since 2011.

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Singapore home prices may drop 10-15%, says DBS CEO

Singapore's property prices could fall by 10 to 15 per cent this year, as government cooling measures and mortgage curbs continue to dampen the property market. This is the outlook from DBS Bank's CEO Piyush Gupta. His comment came during the bank's results briefing on Friday. Since 2009, the government has rolled out a series of measures to rein in property prices, and the impact is showing.

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ALJUNIED RESIDENT CHALLENGES MND TO SUE AHPETC

I am commenting as a resident of Aljunied and as a Singaporean, and not in the context of having qualified as a Chartered Secretary (former Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators), former Accredited Investment Fiduciary Auditor and past president of the Society of Financial Service Professionals. It has also been a very long time since I was involved in annual reports or matters relating to corporate governance. In the qualifications that auditors routinely make in annual reports – I understand that if there was a serious breach of statutory duties and responsibilities – the directors and officers responsible may be taken to task or even charged in court.

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