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Nearly blind vendor looks forward to future after getting help

April 6, 2014 - 1:10am


TNP PHOTO: Latashni Gobi Nathan

Just a few years ago, Madam Lim Gay Hua's sight was failing so badly that she found it tough to run her newspaper kiosk.

Apps for the not-so-sociable

April 6, 2014 - 1:08am


You don’t need spidey senses, sharp eyes or a record-breaking sprint to avoid a run-in with your dreaded ex.

New app Cloak alerts you when people you want to avoid come within 3.2km of you. That’s plenty of time to walk away in the opposite direction.

Topping the global gaming leagues

April 6, 2014 - 1:03am



Did you know? Singapore is home to some of the world’s best gamers.

Couple bag $3,000 in TNP Bonus Challenge

April 6, 2014 - 12:59am


“Chili crab, you want to join?”
That was Mr and Mrs Ho Yew Wah’s response when asked if they were going to celebrate their win with a meal.
The happy couple are the second cash prize winners in this round of The New Paper Bonus Challenge, bagging $3,000.

Spears, steeds & a riot of colour

April 6, 2014 - 12:58am



It’s called Pasola – an ancient war game that happens once a year on the remote Indonesian island of Sumba.

Groups of men from rival villages ride bareback on nimble steeds, clad in ceremonial clothes.

Hady weds the girl his mum picked

April 6, 2014 - 12:54am



Yesterday’s reception at Horizon Hills Country Club in Johor Baru was the first public appearance for former Singapore Idol Hady Mirza and his wife Ms Nurjannah Nur Wahid since news of their marriage broke two Saturdays ago.

3 TNP readers win in Bonus Challenge

April 5, 2014 - 1:28am


TNP PHOTO: Jeremy Long

Call it an electronic windfall.

Three readers of The New Paper won themselves a total of two Samsung Galaxy Notes and an iPad mini in The New Paper Bonus Challenge yesterday.

Fire breaks out at NUS Engineering Faculty building

April 5, 2014 - 1:23am


TNP PHOTO: Gavin Foo

A fire broke out at the National University of Singapore’s Engineering Faculty last night — the third time in two years.

Is now the time to buy a home?

April 5, 2014 - 1:20am


Data from the Singapore Real Estate Exchange (SRX) shows the number of home sales transactions last year dropped by 19 per cent in resale HDB and by 47 per cent in private non-landed units.

The number of sales transactions in January and February this year are also down.

CTE crash driver charged for drug abuse

April 5, 2014 - 1:18am


TNP PHOTO: Mohd Ishak

He allegedly drove while under the influence of drugs and got into a crash which killed four people.

This happened on National Day last year at about 4am along the Central Expressway (CTE).


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