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MH370: two objects spotted in southern Indian Ocean, Australia says

Two objects possibly related to the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have been found in the southern Indian Ocean, the Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott, says. Abbott did not reveal what type of objects were detected based on satellite imagery, but said authorities were sending aircraft to examine the area. Australia has assumed responsibility for co-ordinating the search of the southern Indian Ocean for the Boeing 777 which has been missing for nearly two weeks. “I would like to inform the house that new and credible information has come to light in relation to the search for Malaysia airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean,” Abbott told the Australian parliament a short time ago.

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Is the grass always greener on the other side?

We have often believed that migration to another country is one way to solve a person’s or family’s problems as regards to education, jobs, economic elevation and political freedom. Our forefathers came from China and India, mainly to seek better fortune and took a gamble as they did not know what to expect in a new far off land. However, it paid off as many made it, survived comfortably and succeeded in bringing up generation after generation. I have read that many Singaporeans are contemplating on migrating to overseas, particularly Australia, New Zealand and Canada, believing that the grass is greener and their problems of overcrowding, pressures in schools, political freedom etc would be alleviated. The question is, is the grass always greener on the other side or it is worse off than where you come from, i.e. Singapore?

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Five things more expensive in Australia than in SG

Cost of living in Australia has been a perennial topic amongst both our friends, families, and readers alike. After I saw this BBC article about how SG is the world's most expensive city, I'd better caution those of you from there who may be thinking of visiting or migrating to Oz. Not everything is cheaper here!

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