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Last station on North-South line set to open

Last station on North-South line set to open: On weekday morning peak hours, trains to the station will run at eight to 12-minute intervals.

The Marina South Pier MRT station will open this Sunday.

It will be the southern-most stop on the North-South MRT line and will serve the Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore as well as future developments in the area.

On weekday morning peak hours, trains to the station will run at eight to 12-minute intervals.

This works out to one in every four southbound trains. The other three will turn around at Marina Bay station so that the more crowded stretches of the line can have a higher frequency.

At all other times, trains to the new station will run at 15-minute intervals.

The Land Transport Authority said it will work with SMRT to improve train frequencies at times of higher demand, such as when cruise ships berth.

Number of condo units sold up 18%

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Errant retailers could be charged under criminal law

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Sign fair practice agreement? No, thanks

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Sim Lim Square police raid start of crackdown on rogue traders?

EVIDENCE: Police officers were seen on Sunday taking away boxes (above) containing items such as documents, mobile phones and tablets.
EVIDENCE: Police officers were seen on Sunday taking away boxes (above) containing items such as documents, mobile phones and tablets.

The heat has been turned up on the Sim Lim Square shop formerly known as Mobile Air after the police raided it on Sunday.

The shop and its owner, Mr Jover Chew, had become notorious for unfair trade practices, including coercing mobile phone customers to buy its in-house warranties at inflated prices.

Mr Chew had apparently sold his business, which reopened last Friday, supposedly under the name HJ Mobile, under new management.

A police spokesman said they were following up on reports lodged against Mobile Air. She said it would be inappropriate to comment further pending ongoing investigations.

The raid could signal an impending crackdown on errant retailers by the authorities.

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Youth think some drugs are safer to experiment with: Masagos

CONCERNED: Mr Masagos Zulkifli said party drugs are marketed as being non-addictive, but their effects are far from that.

There is wrong perception among young people here that some drugs are safer to experiment with, said Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs Masagos Zulkifli.

In an interview published on Nov 17 by Berita Harian, Mr Masagos also discussed Singapore as a transit point for drug trafficking and other concerns.

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GALLERY: Hairstylist creates natural hair wigs for children with cancer

Alexandra Munoz, 5, who lost her hair due to chemotherapy for a brain tumor, poses with the natural hair wig she received as donation from hair stylist Marcelo Avatte.
Alexandra Munoz, 5, who lost her hair due to chemotherapy for a brain tumor, poses with the natural hair wig she received as donation from hair stylist Marcelo Avatte.

Some may consider Marcelo Avatte a saint.

The Italian-Chilean hair stylist is renowned for hand making customised wigs to help children regain their self-esteem and confidence during cancer treatment.

The hair wigs are made using donated hair from people who wish to help those in need.

He has donated more than 300 wigs since 2009 and says he was motivated to begin the project by the pain he felt when his own son lost his hair during chemotherapy.


Hair stylist Marcelo Avatte dries the hair of Pamela Matus before she allows him to cut it as a donation.


Avatte prepares to fit Isidora Serrano, a 14-year-old who lost her hair due to chemotherapy to treat her bone cancer.


Isidora Serrano walks on the street for the first time after receiving a natural hair wig as a donation in Santiago.


Avatte and his team fit a natural hair wig on Alexandra Munoz, 5, who lost her hair due to chemotherapy for a brain tumor.


Munoz plays with her new natural hair wig after it was fitted to her for the first time in the cancer ward of the Luis Calvo Mackenna Hospital in Santiago. Photo: Reuters

Source: Reuters

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