Bidadari Memorial Garden

The Christian cemetery of Bidadari originally covered an area of 26 hectares with approximately 58,200 graves. The twelve selected headstones of prominent personalities relocated to this memorial garden serves as a reminder of their contributions to Singapore’s growth and development and include those of Dr. Lim Boon Keng, Sir George Edward Noel Oelers, and Alfred John Bidwell.

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Pongal the Harvest Festival

As the vast majority of India’s population depends on agriculture, many Indian festivals are often linked to agriculture and related activities. The Pongal Festival is one of the most important harvest festivals celebrated in India. Also known as Sankaranthi, it is celebrated mostly in South India, especially in Tamil Nadu, where farming is the main livelihood. Pongal falls in mid-January each year, to welcome the beginning of the 10th Tamil Month, called Thai. It is a period of thanksgiving to nature for the bountiful harvest.

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Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew Ignores the poor and the disabled?

Mr Lui also said that the discount under the scheme for low-income workers would lower their fares to around the same levels as 10-15 years ago, depending on the journey. Meanwhile, the discount for those with disabilities will be “even more significant”. Hey what about retirees and those who never got pay rises?

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‘I don’t feel proud to be Singaporean’

Controversial K-pop Star Hunt 3 finalist Stephanie Koh from Singapore says she does not regret how badly she behaved on the reality talent show. In one episode where she was asked to surrender her mobile phone, the 21-year-old had infamously said: "I'll attack you, I'll scratch you and I'll kill you". Back for the finals in Singapore, which saw her losing to Taiwanese contestant Andy Su, Stephanie remains unapologetic about her attitude, and fuelled further controversy by declaring that she doesn't feel proud to be Singaporean.

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Police awarded for efforts In Kidnap Case

Two police departments, four police units and 39 police officers were presented the Minister for Home Affairs Operational Excellence Awards this morning for the kidnap case which occurred last Thursday. This is in recognition of their outstanding performance and excellent teamwork in the rescue of an elderly kidnap victim and arrest of two men in relation to the kidnapping case.

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China Doctor Jailed for Selling Babies

A Chinese obstetrician has been given a suspended death sentence for stealing newborn babies and selling them to child traffickers. Zhang Shuxia was found guilty of abducting and selling seven babies, the sentencing court said. She told parents their infants had serious diseases and convinced them to give up the babies, the court said.

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SINGAPORE’S HOTTEST MUMMY SERINA WEE SETS UP BLOG SHOP

City Harvest Church's former finance manager Serina Wee, who has been causing a stir with her good looks and stylish outfits, has set up a blogshop selling apparel and accessories. She turned up at the Subordinate Courts in one of her shop's dresses earlier on Monday (Jan 13). Netizens took notice of the white and blue V-neck piece, although a handful remarked how it resembled the uniform of a beer promoter. The dress retails for $48 on the website, which went live earlier this month. A black sleeveless dress Wee wore to court yesterday (Jan 14) is also available online for $52.

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