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Covid19: Singapore's Obsession With Comic Superheroes

Covid19: Singapore's Obsession With Comic Superheroes

Remember the Virus Vanguard comic Covid19 superheroes? This superhero team was a collaboration between Gov.sg and art collective Band of Doodlers. However the drawings got taken down one day after being introduced on the gov.sg website. Well, it looks like the Singapore government still cannot get enough of superheroes. The Economic Development Board (EDB) recently released another four cartoon "heroes". These cartoon characters are meant to represent four different Covid19 diagnostic test kits for detection, contact tracing and containment efforts.

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TOURISM TAGLINE CHANGED FROM "YOURSINGAPORE" TO "PASSION MADE POSSIBLE", YOU LIKE?

Did we hear correctly? Singapore Tourism Board goes from "Uniquely Singapore" to "YourSingapore" to... "PASSION MADE POSSIBLE". Some netizens responded sarcastically towards the new tagline. Simi is passion made possible?!

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CONVICTED PEDOPHILE PRAISED AS "SUCCESS STORY" BY GOVT STAT BOARD

the people of Singapore deserve to know more about a monster called Josh Robinson (USA), who has been lurking in Singapore for 7 years. A quick Google search (with cache), revealed that Josh is not only an MMA instructor. He initially came to Singapore in 2010/11 as a lead asset artist on The Clone Wars at Lucasfilm Singapore.

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TAN JEE SAY: EDB'S NEW FOCUS ON ASEAN IS BEHIND THE CURVE, I PROPOSED IT 5 YRS AGO

After more than 50 years, EDB is now switching its focus from attracting foreign MNCs in USA, Europe and Japan, to the "richer and maturing markets of South-east Asia". Why has it taken our economic planners so long to come to this strategy? I had suggested this change of focus 5 years ago in my essay. During the 2011 General Election, my ideas were severely criticised as wrong or out of date by no less than the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew and several PAP ministers, but now it is official Government policy.

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CHIPMAKER MOVES SOME OPERATIONS OUT OF SINGAPORE

A large American chipmaker has moved some operations out of Singapore to Ireland, which is likely to weigh on the already troubled electronics sector here. Broadcom, a Fortune 500 company based in California and listed on Nasdaq, said in its latest annual report that after March 31 this year, it would "utilise (its) Irish trading company for certain foreign operations". The move coincided with the termination of tax incentives that it enjoyed in Singapore, which it said ended in March.

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