World through the eye of a needle

Singaporean illustrator and textile designer stitches artworks of landmarks from her travels

NEEDLE ART: Ms Teresa Lim's artworks include locations like the Charles Bridge in the Czech Republic (above); fields in Hanoi, Vietnam, the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany; Vietnam's Ha Long Bay; Singapore's Chinatown and London's Big Ben.
NEEDLE ART: Ms Teresa Lim's artworks include locations like the Charles Bridge in the Czech Republic; fields in Hanoi, Vietnam, the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany; Vietnam's Ha Long Bay; Singapore's Chinatown and London's Big Ben (above).
NEEDLE ART: Ms Teresa Lim's artworks include locations like the Charles Bridge in the Czech Republic; fields in Hanoi, Vietnam, the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany; Vietnam's Ha Long Bay; Singapore's Chinatown (above) and London's Big Ben.
NEEDLE ART: Ms Teresa Lim's artworks locations like the Charles Bridge in the Czech Republic; fields in Hanoi, Vietnam, the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany; Vietnam's Ha Long Bay (above); Singapore's Chinatown and London's Big Ben.
NEEDLE ART: Ms Teresa Lim's artworks include locations like the Charles Bridge in the Czech Republic; fields in Hanoi, Vietnam (above), the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany; Vietnam's Ha Long Bay; Singapore's Chinatown and London's Big Ben.
NEEDLE ART: Ms Teresa Lim's artworks include locations like the Charles Bridge in the Czech Republic; fields in Hanoi, Vietnam, the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany (above); Vietnam's Ha Long Bay; Singapore's Chinatown and London's Big Ben.
"There were people who asked to buy my collection, but I would never part with them. They're too personal to me." - Ms Teresa Lim
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Pop star Selena Gomez gets flak from fans for topless photo shoot

TOO YOUNG? Singer Selena Gomez's risque photo shoot for V Magazine (above) has been called inappropriate by fans for the childlike look. Gomez is 22.
TOO YOUNG? Singer Selena Gomez's risque photo shoot for V Magazine has been called inappropriate by fans for the childlike look. Gomez is 22.

US singer-actress Selena Gomez's risque and topless photo shoot for V Magazine has made some of her online fans very uncomfortable indeed.

The 22-year-old's Lolita look had many fans calling it inappropriate as they believe she had been purposely made to look younger.

One fan said: "Ummm...this is beyond creepy. Not only does she look 12, they styled her like a 12- year-old. The hat and the little bows on her hair while topless, not okay."

In the accompanying interview, she did not talk about the shoot but discussed her past relationships. She has an on-and-off relationship with Canadian pop star Justin Bieber.

Read the full report in our print edition on Feb 21.

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They get best of both worlds

Sisters celebrate both Chinese New Year and Hari Raya Aidilfitri every year

FESTIVE: (From left to right) Miss Nurlizah, Mr Mohamad Afandi Surandi, Madam Sulizah Tan Abdullah, Miss Nur'izzah and Miss Nurhafizah.
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Time is money

US watch collector's $8 buy fetches a cool $47,600 on website

A STEAL: Mr Zach Norris paid US$5.99 (S$8) for a rare Swiss watch (above) and sold it for US$35,000.
A STEAL: Mr Zach Norris paid US$5.99 (S$8) for a rare Swiss watch (above) and sold it for US$35,000.
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Floods over but life still a struggle

Kelantan residents facing long period of recovery after massive floods

ENDLESS: The scene of devastation at Kampung Pasir Tumboh.
HARD: Madam Siti Hawa Hamid sleeping on the floor of the local badminton hall.
ENDLESS: No matter how much Mr Mohd Noor Ismail and Madam Rohana Ali (right) clean their home, the mud seems to remain.
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He was in a coma after crash space

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Oldest resident is 94

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10 to 15 new leprosy cases a year

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Former leprosy patients at Silra Home look forward to visitors during Chinese New Year

LONELY: Mr Lim Ah Hin (left) and Mr Lim Ah Lee (right) have both been living at the Silra Home for more than 12 years.
"I have other relatives but they never visit me here. I understand; they have their own families." — Mr Lim Ah Hin, whose only son is in jail for drug-related offences

The highlight of his Chinese New Year is when visitors - mainly volunteers - drop by at the Singapore Leprosy Relief Association (Silra) Home where he lives to cheer the residents up.

Mr Lim Ah Hin, 83, a former leprosy patient, told The New Paper that none of his family members visit him any more after his only son was sent to jail a few years ago for drug-related offences.

He said: "I have other relatives but they never come and visit me here. I understand; they have their own families.

"I will be very happy if more people take the trouble to come and visit me. I'm not contagious."

Read the full report in our print edition on Feb 21.

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Chaos at Jakarta airport

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