Last chance for RVP to scale Dutch peak

Robin van Persie is running out of time to achieve super-stardom

GREAT: Robin van Persie's diving header ranks among the top goals of the tournament.

At 30, this World Cup represents Robin van Persie's last chance to scale a Dutch peak reached only by a few.

Johan Cruyff and Marco van Basten are waiting for him when he gets there.

His diving header against Spain put him within touching distance.

Two more against Australia left him peeking through the door of the pantheon. But an injury-filled season has cost him and he was substituted in the match against Mexico.

And climbing to the peak is a perilous journey to make from the bench.


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RAIN RIDE: Rainwater pouring from an air-conditioning vent in the Mumbai train.
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Penang car ride of terror

Father escapes while being taken to ATM by robbers

ORDEAL: Mr Leng and his family outside their home in Penang.
ROUGH AREA: There are often cases of firecrackers being set off near the victims' home.
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Learn how to build an Iron Man arc reactor

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$600 exo-skeleton suit a hit at Makers’ Block festival

3.8m-tall exoskeleton suit from Japan turns heads at festival for ‘makers’

Mr Tomohiro Aka doing a demonstration in the 2nd Generation Skeletonic exoskeleton suit.
TEAM EFFORT: Team Skeletonics consists of Mr Tomohiro Aka in the suit and Mr Reyes Tatsuru Shiroku (in dark polo tee). Mr Masakazu Takasu (in yellow) is a friend of the duo and a technical evangelist who helps explain the exoskeleton to the public.
FUN: (Above) Students playing with some of the exhibits at the festival.
CARDBOARD, TRANSFORMED: Mr Bartholomew Ting with his Optimus Prime cardboard sculpture.

It weighed 30kg 30kg, came in two suitcases and took nearly a day to be reconstructed. 

And when it was done, it stood a towering 3.8m tall, leaving everyone in the hall clapping in appreciation and awe.

Well, everyone except perhaps the children, some of whom ran away from it in fear.

The 2nd Generation Skeletonic had made its way to our shores all the way from the Land of the Rising Sun.

Built by the Japanese duo of Reyes Tatsuru Skiroku and Tomohiro Aka, the $620,000 exo-skeleton suit is making its appearance at the Makers' Block festival at Suntec City, which will run till July 7. The event by "makers" (artists, builders, crafters, designers and engineers) for "makers", will feature exhibits from all over the world, including giant cardboard sculptures by Singaporean Bartholomew Ting and his team.

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NTU Fest 2014

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Gary's coming, all thanks to them

Korean superstar in town to perform for free in NTU event

IDOLS: Running Man co-host Gary and singer Jung In will be performing at the NTU Fest next month.
IDOLS: Running Man co-host Gary and singer Jung In will be performing at the NTU Fest next month.
IDOLS: Running Man co-host Gary and singer Jung In will be performing at the NTU Fest next month.
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Loew: Why England are at a low

Reason: Too many foreigners 
in EPL

Joachim Loew.
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ATHLETICS

Ex-dopers take top 3 spots

100m at Lausanne Diamond League

Justin Gatlin (left), Mike Rodgers (centre) and Tyson Gay (right).
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