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UNHAPPY EXPERIENCE WITH CATHAY PACIFIC, CX412 TO SEOUL DELAYED FOR 4 HOURS

A reader has sent us an email about his unhappy experience with a Cathay Pacific flight. According to him, his flight was supposed to have departed at 12.55AM today, but the flight ended up getting delayed until 4AM for unknown reasons. He says Cathay Pacific did not offer any other compensation other than a complimentary meal worth HKD75 (SGD10) in the airport food outlets, which was closed at that time. He says this standard of service is unacceptable for a major non-budget airline.

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WHY IS THERE NO ‘POVERTY LINE’ TO HELP THE NEEDY IN SINGAPORE?

I refer to the article “One in five residents lives in poverty: Report” (Straits Times, Oct 13). It states that “One in five Hong Kongers lives in poverty … the poverty line is set at half the median household income”. According to the Department of Statistics’ Key Household Income Trends 2014 – the median household income was $8,290 in 2014. The average household income for the bottom three deciles were $1,775, $3,641 and $5,226 respectively. So, if we use the same “half of median income” measure as Hong Kong – does it mean that Singapore’s percentage in poverty may be similar if not worse than Hong Kong’s?

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MRT DISRUPTIONS IN SINGAPORE 3 TIMES HONG KONG’S

It states that “the public has to be realistic about the MRT system. Even for Hong Kong, which has been touted as having the best rail operator, there were 12 major disruptions last year”. When I read the above – I had the feeling – kind of like being left hanging in the air.

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FEMALE PROTESTOR CONVICTED OF HITTING POLICE WITH HER BREAST

A court in Hong Kong convicted 30-year-old Ng Lai-ying Thursday of assaulting a police officer by hitting him with her breast during a protest on March 1. Ng testified that during the protest the officer had reached out his arm to grasp the strap of her bag and that his hand had come in contact with her upper left breast, the South China Morning Post reports.

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HONG KONG RUNS MTR SYSTEM BETTER THAN S’PORE’S SMRT

With the recent major disruption to our train network ("2 major MRT lines down for over 2 hours"; Wednesday), perhaps Singapore could take a leaf out of the book of our Asian neighbour, Hong Kong. Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway (MTR) is a 218km metro network that serves 1.6 billion passengers a year and carries, on average, 5.2 million passengers a day.

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IPHONE 6 PLUS EXPLODED WHILE BEING PLUGGED IN TO CHARGE

A Hong Kong woman has claimed that her iPhone 6 Plus 128GB exploded while being charged. The explosion not only dislodged the screen from the handset, is also melted the back cover of the phone. She claims that she plugged the charger into the iPhone at 1am on Saturday and left it on the desk. Several hours later she was awaken by a loud bang and a burning iPhone.

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PRC STUDENTS SHAMED FOR HAVING SEX IN PUBLIC ON BUSY STREET

A PRC student has become the object of shame for her country after pictures of her face were splashed all over PRC media over the weekend. 18 year-old PRC student Wu Xinyi had been caught openly having sex in public with her 19 year-old boyfriend Yang Hao at Ho Man Tin, Hong Kong, in April this year. They committed the act on a busy street outside her university hall at Hong Kong Polytechnic Univeristy.

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CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHY ARE PRC TOURISTS SO RUDE?

I am not interested in hateful or racist explanations. To me this is obviously a social and cultural issue, and not about Chinese or Asian people as a race. I have noticed several news articles popping up recently about poor behaviour of Chinese tourists, such as this one about tourists at a Thai temple, and videos like this one about queuing.

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