Deco & Co the stars for Tiger Street Football

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'We can't depend on only Ronaldo'

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Chelsea get EPL title nod from Portuguese old boys

ON THE SAME FOOTING: (From far left) Former Portugal internationals and Chelsea trio Paulo Ferreira, Deco and Maniche, who are in Singapore for the Tiger Street Football event at the Singapore Sports Hub, showing their skills yesterday.

They have been there, done that and brought English Premier League titles to Stamford Bridge.

So Deco, Paulo Ferreira and Maniche  — three former Portugal internationals who have represented the Blues in this millenium — know a winner when they see one.

The trio, who are in town for the Singapore leg of the Tiger Street Football, which kicks off tomorrow at the Singapore Sports Hub’s Stadium Riverside Walk, see similar winning traits in this current Chelsea team as the one they played for.

“They have to be the favourites. They started very well with three straight wins and they have a young and strong team,” said Deco, who also consider Arsenal, Manchester City and even Manchester United as contenders.”

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Tags: chelsea, portugese and title

Lanterns by the bay

FLOATING PROBLEM: (Above) The display features a number of floating structures.
EMBRACING CULTURE: (Above This set represents Spain, with the torero and the bull.
EMBRACING CULTURE: (Above) A display celebrating racial harmony here.
PROUD: Lantern construction on-site supervisor Yang Jun Long with one of his workmen's creations.
FLOATING PROBLEM: (Aboven, and also the hardest to build.

The lanterns at Mid-Autumn Festival @ The Gardens 2014 range from bright, colourful animal sculptures to large floating Chinese palaces.

A team of talented lantern makers from Sichuan, China, had toiled over the designs of the brightly lit lanterns that are now prominently featured around the gardens.

Mr Fan Hu, the manager of the company that designed and built the lanterns and on-site supervisor Yang Jun Long said one of the most difficult lanterns that they had to build was the 30m long floating palace .

"Building a floating lantern is never easy," said Mr Yang.

"We have to accurately measure the depth of the river and the amount of weight that we can put on the float," he said.

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Designing uniforms is her passion

Vocational school graduate is 
a successful businesswoman & fashion designer

BOSS: Ms Esther Tay, creative director of Esta.
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DETERMINED: Mr Sarjit Singh was a graduate of the Singapore Vocational Institute and went on to receive a master's in business administration.
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Thai junta gives free visas to Chinese

VITAL: China is Thailand's single biggest source of tourists. They spent $7.5 million last year.
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Lavish lifestyle gave them away

M'sian clamps down on corruption among Customs officers

BUSTED: (Above) Some of the suspects being taken away by police officers.
BUSTED: (Above) A sample of the luxury cars that were seized as part of the investigation.
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Teen risks life to save man from fire

GUTTED: (Above) Bystanders taking pictures of the fire.
GUTTED: Part-time kitchen helper Jereld Song who alerted a man to the fire.
GUTTED: The burnt-out Pub Villas.

When fire broke out in Pub Villas at Duxton Road yesterday afternoon , Jereld Song, 17, rushed to check if anyone was still inside the offices on the floors above.

Just as well that the part-time kitchen helper defied the wishes of his boss who was concerned for his safety, because he ended rescuing a man who was oblivious to the fire.

After he alerted the man on the third storey, they escaped to safety unhurt. Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officer arrived shortly after to put out the fire.

Asked about his brave act, Jereld said: "Everybody was just standing around, so I went there in case someone's life was in danger."

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Tags: risks, save and fire