Say 'owww'! ITE students use make-up skills to add realism to SCDF exercise
For the past week, Eunice Wong, 18, spent hours researching on terrorist attacks to see the kinds of injuries that victims of bomb blasts suffered.
The ITE College East student needed to know the horrific impact that shrapnel would have on a person so she can reproduce the same kinds of "injuries", using make-up, for a major emergency exercise next month.
What she and her beauty course mates have done is so impressive, you could be forgiven for thinking the 'victims' were actually caught in a terrorist attack.
Ms Wong is one of 80 ITE students pursuing Nitec in Beauty and Wellness course and Higher Nitec in Beauty and Spa Management, who will be helping the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) in Exercise Northstar 9 on May 9.
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More than 50 years after their last stopover in Singapore (a 55-minute visit in 1964 after a tour of Australia and New Zealand), The Beatles were spotted "strolling" across Raffles Place during peak hour yesterday.
Wax figures of the Fab Four - Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and John Lennon - were placed on the grass patch outside Raffles Place MRT station, surprising passers-by on April 1 or April Fool's Day.
In walking poses reminiscent of the English rock band's famous Abbey Road album cover, the wax figures were created in 2012 at the Madame Tussauds headquarters in London to commemorate McCartney's 70th birthday.
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A Singaporean couple who started an online petition for an annual public holiday to honour the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew have received a death threat, after rumours circulated that the petition was a scam.
Businessman John Lim and his wife, Madam Tan Lay Geok, have made a police report over the death threat, Mr Lim told The Straits Times yesterday.
On Sunday, the couple started two websites - www.lkyday.com and www.1923-2015.org - to collect signatures to petition the Government to declare March 23 a public holiday. Mr Lee had died on March 23 at age 91.
The petition, which asked Singaporeans to give their e-mail addresses as well as identity card and telephone numbers, collected more than 1,600 signatures by Tuesday. It also listed the full names of Mr Lim and Madam Tan, as well as their e-mail address.
But on Monday, an e-mail accusing the couple of using the petition as a ruse to collect personal information went viral. The anonymous e-mail noted that the petition is hosted by an overseas website-hosting company and outside the jurisdiction of Singapore's Personal Data Protection Act, which acts as a safeguard against the misuse of personal information collected.
Yesterday morning, Madam Tan received an anonymous death threat via e-mail. The couple decided to make a police report.