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PARALYMPIAN WINS SILVER FOR SINGAPORE IN 50M FREESTYLE AT ASIAN PARA GAMES

THEREALSINGAPORE 23 October 2014 - 4:56pm

Theresa Goh won Singapore’s first silver medal at the Asian Para Games 2014 in the Women’s 50m freestyle event with a time of 46.80s. Ahead of Thersa was a swimmer from Khazakhstan who finished with a time of 46.40s. In Third was China’s Bai Juan who got a time of 46.95s. 


THREATS TO KILL, BEAT UP ‘TOUCH A DOG’ ORGANISER SURFACE ONLINE

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 October 2014 - 8:27pm

Sunday’s ‘I want to touch a dog’ event was a success with almost 1,000 people turning up but many Malays have taken offence at photos of Muslims petting and holding dogs. After receiving accolades from many Malaysians over his charity work, Syed Azmi Alhabshi has now become the subject of death threats and accusations of apostasy by countless fellow Muslim-Malays online. The Malays, furious at his audacity in organising an event to educate the public on Islam’s stance on dogs, have circulated his mobile number online, while on WhatsApp, messages claiming he is a Christian in disguise have spread like wildfire.


UNRAVEL THE HIDDEN WORLD OF SINGAPORE'S SECURITY OFFICERS

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 October 2014 - 12:18pm

On the surface, Singapore looks like a buzzing global city where everyone is coping well and has a roof over their heads. Singapore has a heavy chunk of its population in the middle-income category. Although Singaporeans in general complain about the rising cost of living, many are still out there enjoying pricey dining at restaurants, scooting out on holiday trips, buying cars and properties etc.


SINGAPOREAN PROFESSOR DISCUSSES CITY-STATE’S POTENTIAL DEMOCRATIZATION

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 October 2014 - 9:35am

Kenneth Paul Tan, vice dean of academic affairs and associate professor at the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, hosted a lecture about Singapore’s current political situation and the outlook toward its future democratization process in an event titled, “Will Singapore Become a Liberal Democracy?” yesterday in the Crane Room at noon. The event was sponsored by Tufts Singapore Students Association, the International Relations’ Director’s Leadership Council, the Department of German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literatures and the Fletcher Association of Southeast Asian Nations Society.


TENNIS PLAYERS CRITICISE SPORTS HUB'S INDOOR STADIUM FOR BAD LIGHTING

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 October 2014 - 9:33am

Caroline Wozniacki and Maria Sharapova were far from happy to be caught in the glare of the stadium lights at the WTA Finals in Singapore on Tuesday. The third match of tournament was held up briefly as both players complained of a lighting issue midway through their absorbing encounter. Wozniacki emerged victorious in the three-hour 13 minute epic but not before the Dane and her Russian opponent had found conditions overhead a little too bright in the world number eight's 7-6(4) 6-7(5) 6-2 triumph. 


DOG FOUND AT BUKIT BATOK WITH FACE "CAVED IN" AND MAGGOTS EATING AT ITS SKULL

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 October 2014 - 9:27pm

Rescuers found a dog at Bukit Batok last Thursday, Oct 16, with an open wound so bad that maggots were eating at it. A Facebook post by Keller Yang describes the situation of Apollo, or also known as Hua Hua, a dog that lived at the hill next to Bukit Batok MRT.


CNBC: WHY SINGAPORE GRADUATES AREN'T GETTING THE RIGHT JOBS

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 October 2014 - 7:43pm

A university degree may no longer be the golden ticket to an ideal job in Singapore amid a growing pool of degree holders and fast-changing economy. Singapore's unemployment rate stood at 2 percent in the April-June period, well below the 6 percent global average for 2013 as calculated by the International Labor Organization, but recent statistics show rising underemployment in the Southeast Asian city-state.


NZ RUGBY UNION CANCEL MAORI ALL BLACKS' MATCH IN SINGAPORE DUE TO POOR GRASS

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 October 2014 - 9:06am

(Reuters) - The maligned pitch at Singapore's expensive new National Stadium has forced the cancellation of next month's Maori All Blacks clash with the invitational Asia-Pacific Barbarians, which could have ramifications for the team's Super Rugby bid. The Maori All Blacks were scheduled to play the Tana Umaga-coached side at the stadium, the centrepiece of a $1 billion Sports Hub, on Nov. 15 after two matches in Japan.


MALAYSIAN DIVING STAR SHARES HIS EXPERIENCES OF BEING SCAMMED AT SIM LIM SQUARE

THEREALSINGAPORE 20 October 2014 - 8:28am

Malaysian diving star, Ooi Tze Liang is the latest victim of notorious handphone shop called Mobile Planet, located at #01-41 of Sim Lim Square. Ooi was at the shop on Friday to purchase two iPhone 6. The price quoted to him was $2,500 for the two phones. After paying for the phone, Ooi said he was asked by the shop to sign up for an in house warranty package which would cover damages such as broken screens and damage caused by water.


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