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US singer Hunter Hayes visits school, films music video in S'pore

SURPRISE! Grammy-nominated Hunter Hayes made a surprise visit to CHIJ Toa Payoh on Wednesday.
SURPRISE! Grammy-nominated Hunter Hayes made a surprise visit to CHIJ Toa Payoh on Wednesday.
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I don't dare tell his wife

Man killed in PIE crash. Colleague says:

WRECK: The scene of the accident on the PIE. The cab of Mr Abdullah Najib's lorry was crushed and he died on the spot.
WRECK: The scene of the accident on the PIE. The cab of Mr Abdullah Najib's lorry was crushed and he died on the spot.
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VIDEO: Teacher uses magic to teach physics

Teacher uses magic tricks to get students interested in subject

CREATIVE: Mr Mohamed Ashiq Mohamed Elias (above) demonstrating the levitation trick that he uses to get students interested in his physics lesson.
CREATIVE: Mr Ashiq holding a cup of water upside down over his head with a piece of cardboard holding back the liquid.

Getting students interested in their physics lessons is not an issue for Mr Mohamed Ashiq Mohamed Elias.

Not that the 34-year-old is using his role as the discipline master at Pasir Ris Secondary School to scare students into paying attention.

Mr Ashiq literally has some tricks up his sleeve: He has been using magic tricks as a way of getting students interested in his subject.

Some of the "magic" include sucking eggs into bottles, inverting glasses of water and even levitation.

The tricks are used to pique students' interest in a topic and to break the ice with them.

For his creative approach to teaching and efforts in nurturing his students, Mr Ashiq, along with four other teachers, was awarded the Outstanding Youth in Education Award by the Ministry of Education at the Teachers' Investiture Ceremony.

Read the full report in our print edition on July 19. Subscribe to The New Paper, now available in print and digital, at http://bit.ly/tnpeshop.

Motorists drive on pavement to get out

Stalled trailer truck blocks carpark exit, causes 2-hour jam

TRAFFIC SNARL: The trailer truck stalled after its battery died, causing cars to use the pavements on the side to leave the carpark.
TRAFFIC SNARL: The trailer truck stalled after its battery died, causing cars to use the pavements on the side to leave the carpark.
Trailer truck driver, Mr Padmanathan.
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Choa Chu Kang by the numbers

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She sprays insecticide twice daily

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Block of bites - 29 cases of dengue in one CCK block

Choa Chu Kang has been hit the hardest by dengue this year, reports NEA, with 29 of the cases coming from a single block - Block 485D at Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5. YVONNE PRIVITHA (yvonnepa@sph.com.sg) speaks to the residents

A National Environment Agency (NEA) official inspecting the area around Block 485D in Choa Chu Kang Ave 5 yesterday (17 July) afternoon.
A National Environment Agency (NEA) official inspecting the area around Block 485D in Choa Chu Kang Ave 5 yesterday (17 July) afternoon.

Choa Chu Kang has the highest number of dengue cases on record with 394, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Tuesday.

But one block, in Choa Chu Kang Ave 5, seems to be the epicentre, with 29 cases, the highest of any block in the cluster.

And one family has been particularly hit: With four members from three generations all having been down with the virus.

Read the full report in our print edition on 18 July 2014. Subscribe to The New Paper, now available in print and and digital, at http://bit.ly/tnpeshop.

By the numbers

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MOT worried M'sia targeting S'pore drivers

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Body found floating in S'pore River

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