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Lee Kuan Yew's annual ritual of tree planting unbroken for 50 years

June 17, 2013 - 12:49am

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TNP PHOTO: Jeremy Long

On June 16, 1963, former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew planted a Mempat sapling – which blooms pale pink sakura-like flowers – at a traffic roundabout in Farrer Circus, marking the start of an island-wide tree-planting campaign.

Made by mee-chine

June 17, 2013 - 12:22am

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TNP PICTURE: Choo Chwee hua

When a chemist makes wonton mee, he looks for precision.

Taking the road less travelled

June 16, 2013 - 11:45pm

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TNP PICTURE: Jonathan Choo

Mr Mark Phooi (above), 51, says unlike most Singaporeans, he takes the road less travelled.

Blog for a living? It's not that easy

June 16, 2013 - 1:14am

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If you think you blogging is glamorous and you want to do it for a living? Experts warn that it's a hard slog and not as lucrative as you think.

Social media expert Dr Michael Netzley from the Singapore Management University for instance warns that not many can earn a decent income.

I wouldn’t exist if not for S’pore

June 15, 2013 - 11:29pm

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TNP PHOTO: Gavin Foo

She may not be a big name over here, but this 22-year-old is one of the biggest stars on Philippine TV. She even co-stars with a senator.

Happy Father's Day to all you super dads

June 15, 2013 - 11:25pm

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TNP PHOTO: Ariffin Jamar

This Father's Day, we are raising a glass to the papas who would have walked on water for their families if they could.

One dad is both mum and dad to his little girl after his wife died of ovarian cancer two years ago.

Slip, Sliding away

June 15, 2013 - 1:00am

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TNP PHOTO: Choo Chwee Hua

Lovers of reversal film - commonly known as slide flim - may need to shoot their remaining rolls a little faster.

Sorry, Singa had to go

June 15, 2013 - 12:50am

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TNP PHOTO: Benjamin Seetor

Ad man Edwin Yeo (above, right) and Singapore Kindness Movement associate general secretary Cesar Balota (in red) will go down in Singapore’s history as the men who “fired” Singa.

Robber bashes woman with heavy rock, cracking her skull

June 15, 2013 - 12:42am

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TNP PHOTO: Ariffin Jamar

If the robber had demanded the handbag, his victim, who was trapped in a lift with him, would have surrendered it.

Vendors left stranded as S'pore Fashion Expo is cancelled

June 15, 2013 - 12:28am

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UPSET: Vendors were left confused and disgruntled when they found out that the event had been cancelled. PHOTO: Shin Min Daily News

She had flown to Indonesia just to buy clothing items that she planned to sell at the Singapore Fashion Expo.

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