Singapore force draw with Oman to retain hopes

WHAT JOY: Sahil Suhaimi (above) giving Singapore the perfect response after going down 1-0 before celebrating with Faris Ramli who scored the second goal.
WHAT JOY: Sahil Suhaimi giving Singapore the perfect response after going down 1-0 before celebrating with Faris Ramli (right) who scored the second goal.
CLOSE SHAVE: Safuwan Baharudin (in red) avoiding a boot in the face against the Omanis.

Afiq Yunos appeared in the tunnel at the Hwaseong Stadium wearing a broad grin and positively bouncing, reports Shamir Osman.

On the back of the 23-year-old defender was Faris Ramli with his fists raised to the ceiling, whooping at the waiting Singapore media. 

Muffled shouts were heard from the players' dressing room, and understandably so, after the Singapore Under-23s came from behind twice to draw 3-3 with Oman in Group C of the Asian Games football tournament yesterday.

The result kept alive their hopes of finishing in the top two to make the Round of 16.

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New Face 2014: Syiqah

Syiqah Marican makes her own organic skin and hair products.

She was inspired by Australian model Miranda Kerr, who launched Kora Organics — a brand of organic skincare products — in 2009.

“I realised it was something I could try,” she explained. “I like to research ways to make myself and others look and feel better.”

The 19-year-old, who works at i-Science — which supplies laboratory equipment — said with a laugh: “Who knows, I might have my own skincare line one day.”

For a start, Syiqah makes organic hair masks for her mother and younger sister. She even shares the recipes for these hair masks with her friends.

She also blogs about what she’s learnt about skincare and enjoys watching YouTube tutorials on how to make homemade beauty products.

To improve her complexion, Syiqah applies a mixture of vitamin E, almond oil and grapeseed oil on her face three times a week.

She also leaves a mixture of jojoba oil, coconut oil, olive oil and castor oil in her hair when she sleeps.

“Sometimes I add a little peppermint so that my scalp feels cool,” she said.


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Taiwan to raise fines over 'gutter oil' scandal

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Man's skull recreated with 3D printed mesh

He is unable to speak or write after fall, but doctors hope implant will help his brain to repair itself

FIXED: The gap in Mr Hu Wei’s skull has been replaced by a 3D-printed titanium mesh, a procedure believed to be one of the first of its kind.
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Cosplay Aunty, 67, attracts fans from Malaysia and Philippines

SPORTING: Madam Shirley Chua, 67, in her Magent Magent cosplay outfit from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
ACTION: Madam Chua in her Superwoman costume.
ACTION: Ms Karen, 17, as Yukako Yamagishi from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
LITTLE CUTIE: Chanel Lee, two, as Mikasa Ackerman from Attack On Titan.
HAVING FUN: Ms Woan Shin, 27, cosplaying as Suzie Q from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

She might be one of the oldest cosplayers around.

Madam Shirley Chua, 67, said she got into cosplay when making costumes for her son, Mr Sia Kong Yew, 27, better known as Skyy to cosplayers, 10 years ago. "When I told my son that I wanted to cosplay, he said no. He later explained to me that he was worried there might not be any character for me to cosplay for someone my age," she said.

Despite being initially discouraged by friends because cosplay "would not earn her any money" - Madam Chua refused to listen to them, and she finally got her big break in 2011 during a cosplay event.

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Tags: cosplay, aunty and age

Not safe in bikinis unless you're ugly

Thai PM addresses tourist safety after beach murders:

KILLED: (From left) British students Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were found beaten to death on Monday.
KILLED: Mr Miller's body arriving at Bangkok's Police Forensic Department on Tuesday.
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MORE E-WASTE BINS COMING UP

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Getting gold from your handphone

You may not know it, but parts of your mobile phone are made up of gold.

But before you rush to the pawnshop, here is the bad news - you would need about 100,000 phones to remove 1kg of gold.

Gold is just one of the recyclable materials that can be extracted from e-waste, or discarded electronic devices such as computers, TVs and mobile phones.

On Tuesday, workers at TES-AMM Recycling Plant Facility, a professional electrical and electronic waste recycler, showed members of the press how gold can be extracted and turned into 1kg ingots, worth around $50,000 each.

The demonstration was part of the launch of a new partnership between TES-AMM, telco StarHub and logistics company DHL to expand Singapore's e-waste recycling programme, which called REcycling Nation's Electronic Waste (Renew).

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Tags: gold and phone

PSI reading at 99 at 10pm last night: NEA

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Man, 26, accused of raping woman thrice on same day

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