HDB resale, private home prices fall in first 3 months of 2014

Singapore home prices fell in the first quarter of this year from the last three months of 2013, data released by the Housing and Development Board (HDB) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on Tuesday showed. HDB resale prices declined for the third consecutive quarter, dropping 1.5 per cent in the January-March period from October-December period.

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AHSIAO runs 31 marathons in 31 days to raise bone marrow awareness

Running a marathon, or 42 kilometres, a day for 31 days straight may sound like an impossible task to most. But running enthusiast Gerrard Lin completed this grueling task, all for a good cause. The 32-year-old covered a whopping 1,300 kilometres in 31 days to raise awareness for bone marrow donation. He completed his record-breaking feat on Monday evening. The effort has been entered in the Singapore Book of Records.

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Geylang was never this 'lawless'

When showed a video clip taken in Geylang last Wednesday, the retired senior police officer was shocked. John, who asked not to be named, initially thought he was being shown a video clip taken in a neighbouring country. Scores of prostitutes could be seen loitering the streets while men haggled with pimps. “It can’t be,” John said yesterday. “Are you sure this is Geylang?” For ex-cops like John, who had patrolled and been involved in operations in the area in the 1990’s, the streets of Geylang was never this “lawless”.

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Last words from cockpit of MH370 were routine 'Goodnight Malaysian three seven zero'

Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has said the last words from the cockpit of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 were "Good night Malaysian three seven zero". "We would like to confirm that the last conversation in the transcript between the air traffic controller and the cockpit is at 0119 (Malaysian Time) and is "Good night Malaysian three seven zero," DCA said in a short statement issued on Monday night. "The authorities are still doing forensic investigation to determine whether those last words from the cockpit were by the pilot or the co-pilot,'' said the statement. It was reported earlier that the last words from the flight were "Alright, goodnight", spoken by co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid.

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Man arrested for kicking a bus along Serangoon Rd

Police arrested a 51-year-old man on Saturday after he tried to stop a bus and kicked it when the bus driver could not let him board. The video of the incident went viral after being uploaded online. Bus operator SBS Transit said that on Saturday at about 6pm, a Service 65 bus heading towards Tampines had pulled out of a bus stop in front of an Indian temple along Serangoon Road when a man rushed across the road from the right.

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Combat obesity with 'fat' tax

ONE in eight people in the world is undernourished, yet people in affluent nations like Singapore are wasting food, at the retail and consumer stages, at an alarming rate ("More food going to waste"; March 19). Another big problem is overindulgence in food, leading to obesity. The obesity epidemic has become a worldwide phenomenon. Singapore has not been spared - our adult obesity rate increased from 6.9 per cent in 2004 to 10.8 per cent in 2010. Obesity is a major cause of diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular disease. If the obesity epidemic is allowed to grow unfettered, it will take a toll on our health-care system.

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The alleged dog abuse case at Pasir Ris Camp

A lot of people were saying that the way they tie the dog in the toilet is cruel. Personally, I think they could have restrain the dog in a better manner. But bear in mind that these are soldiers, not train animals rescuers. They do not have the proper equipment to catch and confine a stray dog until AVA arrives. Thus they use whatever tools they have in camp to do the job. I believe they tried their best and without ill intent. They could have done better but I wouldn’t call it dog abuse. After all, AVA did perform a medical checkup on the dog and found no signs of abuse.

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Malaysia Airlines chief no stranger to tough challenges

To try to turn things around at MAS, Khazanah Nasional, Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund and the controlling shareholder of MAS, hand-picked Mr Ahmad in 2011 to lead the company at a tumultuous period. He set out to return MAS to profitability by this year by focusing on filling seats and increasing staff productivity. Last October, his contract was renewed for another three years.
People who know him from when he was Malakoff managing director said he had been chosen for his ability to make tough decisions.

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SINGAPORE TRIVIA: THE FIRSTS AND LASTS

December 1936 – First Public Housing.The first block at Tiong Bahru, Singapore’s first public housing built by the Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT), was completed and occupied by December 1936. Mainly three- to five-storey tall, the Tiong Bahru pre-war flats still exist today. One of them, Block 78 at Guan Chuan Street, also possesses Singapore’s sole remaining public air-raid shelter.

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PRIME MINISTER LEE HSIEN LOONG ENJOYS SINGAPORE DAY IN LONDON

LAST Saturday's Singapore Day event in London's Victoria Park was a "very good climax" to his week-long trip to Europe, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told reporters. He added in a Facebook post: "I took selfies with so many people, young and old! I also took a few photos of my own." The event, which was attended by some 10,000 Singaporeans, saw him mobbed at every turn. It was his final engagement on a three-country trip that also took him to the Netherlands and Luxembourg. "Today is beautifully warm, and everybody is having a really swinging time," Mr Lee told the media.

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