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S'POREANS URGED TO SIGN PETITION TO SAVE SUNGEI ROAD THIEVES MARKET

A famous local artist has urged Singaporeans to sign a physical petition paper at the well-known Sungei Road Thieves Market to help save it from eviction at the hands of the government. Sungei Road Thieves Market is located along Pasar Lane, Larut Road and Pitt Street. The historically and culturally significant flea market boasts a huge array of second hand goods for bargain hunters and tourists alike.

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EMBARRASSED GOVT REMOVES SYONAN SIGN OVERNIGHT

Following a storm of outrage from Singaporeans of all walks of life over the naming of a war commemoration gallery, the government appears to have backtracked on its initial mistake. Workers were seen working from about 9PM to remove the much contested sign, "Syonan Gallery", which had cast a pall over the newly opened Old Ford Factory museum, a popular site that showcased historical artifacts from the Japanese invasion of Singapore and Southeast Asia.

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AVID MILITARY BUFF SHOWS HOW TO GLORIFY SG PAST WITHOUT USING SYONAN

Mr Alvin Lee, a 35 year old teacher, has been collecting the military paraphernalia for over two decades now. Among his collections are the first generation Temasek Green SAF combat uniform to the currently-used one with a pixelated design. Although he does keep and collect military stuff from other countries such as Japan, Germany and UK, he indicated that the most important ones are the Singapore military stuff, as he wants to keep Singapore's military history alive.

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AMOS YEE: WHEN OPPOSITION TAKES OVER, OUR ECONOMY WILL CRASH BEFORE SOARING TO GREATER HEIGHTS

This is probably exactly what would happen when the opposition takes over PAP. Lee Hsien Loong resigns, lots of uncertainty, you have all these possible leaders that will take over that look strange and weird, the economy crashes, tens of thousands of people lose their jobs and will be unemployed for months or even years. But afterwards what happens? Decades of innovation and economic prosperity that we haven’t even imagined, and with the technology we have now, it’s going to be far greater than ever before. History has shown that, and I challenge anyone to find a moment in history that defies it

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TO THE S'PORE GOVT: PLEASE STOP YOUR SG50 BS

Singaporeans cannot just recognise and celebrate Singapore’s past 50 years only. To do so will be to disrespect pioneers’ pioneers like Tan Kim Seng, Tan Kah Kee, Tan Tock Seng, Lim Bo Seng, Lt Adnan and so on, whom all died before 1965 and thus contributed nothing in the past 50 years.

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TEN THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT PULAU TEKONG

On 29 May 1990, national servicemen spotted three Asian elephants which had apparantly swum 1.5 km across the Straits of Johor to the island. A joint effort by the Singapore Zoo and Malaysian Wildlife Department eventually recaptured the elephants and they were relocated back to the forests of Johor by 10 Jun.

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PRODUCERS: GOVT DID NOT "IMPOSE" IDEAS ON LKY MUSICAL

Metropolitan Productions, the producers behind The LKY Musical, has issued a statement to refuge allegations from actor Tan Shou Chen that the government had been heavily involved in the musical production. The musical production team had sought various sources to ensure their historical facts were accurate, said Metropolitan, and one of these sources was chief of Government communications Janadas Devan.

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SINGAPORE BUS HISTORY ON DISPLAY AT PEK KIO COMMUNITY CLUB

An exhibition that details the history of the Republic's private and public school buses has been launched by the Singapore School & Private Hire Bus Owners' Association on Friday. The exhibition features an array of artifacts. These include a compact, portable ticketing system, a ticket punch and old bus tickets.

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GOVT FEARS HISTORICAL AMNESIA AS BATTLE FOR MERGER GOES FOR REPRINT

Singaporeans simply can't be bothered to learn their own history, and easily accepts what is presented to them. PAP supporters would want to believe that the communist threat was so violent that it was only through Lee's grace that extermination of the communists was not carried out. Conversely, many in the opposition chuckle at the "communist conspiracy" and take the view LKY was merely using the ISA to jail the opposition. If only historical truth was this simple duality

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LOCAL FILM BARRED FOR "UNDERMINING NATIONAL SECURITY"

Political analyst Eugene Tan, a law lecturer at the Singapore Management University, said that if the views of these political exiles were to be easily and widely available, it could deal a “severe injustice” to those who suffered during the violent confrontation. Former Nominated Member of Parliament Siew Kum Hong felt that it is natural for history to have different narratives and accounts, and what the MDA did “is to insist that the government’s official account is the one, single unequivocal truth”.

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