ILO ILO (爸妈不在家 / Ba Ma Bu Zai Jia)

Who would have guessed that Singapore's film of the moment, and possibly of this year, has its English title refer to a location outside of the little red dot, a city that was never even mentioned in the film. And this was also the case for its Chinese title, although the phrase was possibly the key reason why its youngest key character got up to his shenanigans for the most parts, reflecting a social norm for double income families in the city state, where kids are often left growing up under the watchful eyes of domestic workers instead.

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Zai Shun Curry Fish Head: How to get a head in 2014

in my opinion, Zai Shun is the 2nd best place in Singapore to go for super fresh steamed fish. I am still looking for the best. Not only do they carry a fantastic selection of fish that you would not be able to find anywhere else, they also sell it at an incredibly competitive price.

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Stayers and quitters, patriots and opportunists

A Malaysian Chinese daily has just reported that it carried out a survey which shows that 87 per cent of Malaysians working in Singapore are not interested in taking up citizenship here because “all they want was to earn ‘Sing’ dollars,” and that “they love their homeland Malaysia deeply”. In China, world-famous film director Zhang Yimou recently declared that he gave up his US citizenship when it was no longer useful to him.

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Replacing Ho Ching…what is the problem?

For over a decade now, questions have been asked – and countless media articles written – about when Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, will name a successor. Almost nine years ago, back in 2005, it was reported that the Board of Temasek Holdings had initiated the process of CEO succession as part of a disciplined governance system. At that point in time, Ho Ching had been CEO of Temasek for three years.

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Crime and punishment: Where is the debate?

In the wake of the recent riot in Little India, one of the observations that struck me was how relatively little public discussion we see in the mainstream media about the issues of crime and punishment. When riots rocked London in August 2011, journalists and politicians got on their soapboxes and spent the following weeks denouncing the crimes and speculating on the underlying causes, as expected, but also engaged in debates about the fairness of punishments meted out, including questioning the use of excessive police force, etc.

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Motorcyclist dies in Tuas accident

A motorcyclist died in an accident with a tipper truck this morning. Police and the Singapore Civil Defence Force said they received a call at about 6am about an accident at the junction of Tuas West Road and Tuas Avenue 7.

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MCE traffic flowing easier now: DPM Teo

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said this morning (Jan 9) that he is glad to see traffic on the Marina Costal Expressway (MCE) flowing well in a full work week. Mr Teo, who is also Coordinating Minister for National Security and Home Affairs Minister, noted on his Facebook page that more people have become familiar with Singapore’s latest expressway.

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Alleged rioters file complaint, claim abuse by police

The police are investigating a formal complaint of abuse filed by three Indian nationals facing criminal charges for rioting in Little India on December 2013. The complaint, by construction workers Rajendran Mohan and Ravi Arun Vengatesh, as well as IT project manager Arun Kaliamurthy, alleges physical assault and verbal abuse by police officers during the course of their arrest after the riot.

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