Residents welcome a cleaner Geylang

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No booze, no business?

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Brief history of Geylang

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A sterile Geylang is no fun

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Falcao helps teen find heart donor

HAILED A HERO: Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao apparently helped 17-year-old John Andrés Uyaban find a donor for a heart transplant.
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

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Leadership change at National Solidarity Party

BEFORE: (From left) Mr Tan Lam Siong, Mrs Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss, Ms Nicole Seah and Mr Elson Soh in a picture dated May 26, 2013. The party was in Dakota Crescent as part of their outreach programme.

Lawyer Tan Lam Siong, 53, has taken over as secretary-general of the National Solidarity Party (NSP) from Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss. 

Mr Tan, who was elected at the party's Central Executive Committee (CEC) elections on Jan 25,  was among Mrs Chong-Aruldoss' campaign team during her electoral bid for the Mountbatten SMC seat in 2011.  

Business consultant Sebastian Teo, 66, was re-elected to his sixth consecutive term as party president, the top post in the party hierarchy.  

Speaking to The New Paper, Mr Teo said the party was not ready to release the full list of CEC members until after the committee had its first meeting on Feb 2.  

A source close to the party told TNP that there had been two camps with different ideas on how to bring the party forward: the old guard led by Mr Teo, and a younger set led by Mrs Chong-Aruldoss. 

"In a way, the old guard felt they wanted something they were familiar with, and they felt the next general elections would be their last chance at being elected into Parliament," the source said.  

Read the full report in our print edition on Jan 26.

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Actor Ian Fang was driven to tears on a trip to Japan with his mum

IN TEARS: Ian Fang and his mother crying as they talked about family stories and issues during their trip.
IN TEARS: Ian Fang and his mother crying as they talked about family stories and issues during their trip.
IN TEARS: Ian Fang and his mother crying as they talked about family stories and issues during their trip.
IN TEARS: Ian Fang and his mother crying as they talked about family stories and issues during their trip.
MAKING MEMORIES: The actor and his mother at the top of Tokyo Tower.
ALL SMILES: Actor Ian Fang and his mother in Japan.

Shanghai-born Singapore-based actor Ian Fang may be known for his cool, "bad boy" image.

But the 25-year-old shows a vulnerable and emotional side in a new web reality series, Family Wanders, which will be available from Thursday.

The series follows six local celebrities, including Felicia Chin, Ben Yeo and Lee Teng, taking their loved ones overseas for a holiday.

In the first two episodes, an emotional Fang, the only child of divorced parents, sheds tears as he addresses his childhood issues with his single mother while in Japan.

Fang's parents divorced when he was four and he was brought up by his grandmother. His father left for Japan and Fang came to Singapore to study when he was 13 and lives with his mum, who invested in a pub business in Singapore.

He posed difficult questions about the split to his teary mother, who was reluctant to answer them.

Read the full report in our print edition on Jan 26.

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Sun Ho may testify

ON TRIAL: City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee and his wife Ho Yeow Sun outside the courts last August.
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Elderly cyclist trapped under truck

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