Tag Archives: Straits Times 2 Aug 2014

NEW MRT STATION UP NORTH TO BE COMPLETED IN 2019

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said yesterday that the Canberra MRT station will be located along Canberra Link and serve commuters living in nearby estates such as Sembawang Springs, as well as new public and private residences. Currently, residents in the area have to take a bus to get onto the MRT network at either Sembawang or Yishun station. "With this direct connection to the MRT network, residents travelling towards the city centre or Jurong East will enjoy time savings of up to 10 minutes," the LTA said.

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GIC REPORTS STEADY RETURNS

SINGAPORE investment fund GIC posted brighter returns on the nation's nest egg as the world economy kept growing and financial markets stayed robust. Over five years to March 31 this year, GIC's assets across the globe returned 12.4 per cent in US dollar terms - well above the 2.6 per cent for the five years to March 31 last year.

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FAMOUS GORENG PISANG SELLER: “IT TOOK ME 3 YEARS TO BUY MY PUSHCART!”

Every night after dinner, Mr Abdullah - who understands Mandarin, speaks a smattering of Hokkien, Cantonese and Teochew and is fluent in Malay and English - reads the Malay newspaper to his wife as her eyesight is weak. He says: "We want to know what's going on in the world. We think we're having it hard, but in comparison, our lives are good."

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