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CHINA DAILY: NTU HOLDS CONVOCATION CEREMONY IN BEIJING INSTEAD OF SINGAPORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 18 September 2014 - 7:29am

About 190 Chinese graduates of master's degrees from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University attended a convocation ceremony and received their diplomas in Beijing on Saturday. This year, 360 Chinese students graduated from NTU's seven master's degree programs and a fellowship program, including Master of Science in Managerial Economics, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Financial Engineering, Master of Education, Master of Science Technopreneurship and Innovation Program.


STEAM CATALOG NOW PRICED IN SGD FOR CUSTOMERS IN SINGAPORE MAKING IT SLIGHTLY CHEAPER

THEREALSINGAPORE 17 September 2014 - 5:23pm

Valve Corp's online games platform, Steam, has just announced that all users in Singapore will be able to buy games using Singapore Dollars. Steam explained that all accounts in Singapore will have their USD wallets converted into SGD and the entire catalogue will be charged in SGD. The move will make it slightly cheaper for buyers in Singapore to use the steam store and steam wallet. 


INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS SHOWS SUPPORT FOR ROY NGERNG

THEREALSINGAPORE 17 September 2014 - 7:52am

Appealing for support for Roy Ngerng, a blogger being sued by Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Long, Reporters Without Borders is posting a cartoon by the famous Malaysian cartoonist Zunar that calls for a show of support for Ngerng and for protests against government censorship. A high court judge is due to decide on 18 September whether to proceed to a summary judgment against Ngerng at Lee’s request, without examining the substance of the defamation case against him.


CNBC: THE SEAS OF THE SINGAPORE STRAIT, THE WORLD'S MOST PIRATED WATERS

THEREALSINGAPORE 16 September 2014 - 5:57pm

The Ai Maru steamed alone under night skies on June 14 when a speedboat slipped in from the darkness and overtook the tanker about 30 miles off the coast of Malaysia. At 9:15 p.m., seven men with handguns and knives clambered up over the side, smashed through doors, tied up crew members at gunpoint and bashed the Ai Maru's communications equipment.


TAN CHUAN JIN: WE ARE ALWAYS WILLING TO HELP THE POOR IN SINGAPORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 16 September 2014 - 5:45pm

An update. I'd spoken to the MP. The local grassroots is familiar with the lady and visited her again after I raised the observation. They had visited her a few months prior and had already established contact between her and MSF. The old couple is receiving assistance but the local community leaders are discussing further with MSF to ascertain if more is required.


TWO PEOPLE, INCLUDING ONE CHILD, INJURED IN FIRE ON PETIR ROAD

THEREALSINGAPORE 16 September 2014 - 5:16pm

Two people were injured and sent to hospital on Tuesday afternoon after a fire broke out at a maisonette in Blk 138 Petir Road. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) explained that the incident occurred at around 12:45pm and they send 2 red rhinos as well as a fire engine, two fire bikes, an ambulance and a support vehicle to the scene to put out the fire and attend to any injured persons. 


MH370 CAPTAIN SWITCHED OFF OXYGEN SUPPLY AND COMMIT SUICIDE: EX-KIWI AIRLINES BOSS

THEREALSINGAPORE 16 September 2014 - 2:42pm

MH370 pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah deliberately killed himself and 227 passengers on board the doomed flight by turning off the oxygen supply, an airline boss has claimed. Ewan Wilson, the former chief executive of Kiwi International Airlines, will tell aviation experts in Birmingham later today (15 September) about his belief that Shah planned the tragedy as part of an "ultimate post-mortem triumph".


RM290 BILLION PROFIT OVER 30 YEARS FOR CONTROVERSIAL JOHOR PROJECT, SAYS REPORT

THEREALSINGAPORE 15 September 2014 - 11:11pm

The proposed Forest City project, which involves the biggest land reclamation in the country, could generate profits of RM290 billion over the next 30 years for the developer Country Garden Pacificview Sdn Bhd (CGP). According to documents presented by CGP to the authorities sighted by The Edge, the gross development value (GDV) will come up to RM600 billion. 


M1 SUSPENDS IPHONE 6 PRE-ORDERS AFTER DISCOVERING SECURITY BREACH ON THEIR WEBSITE

THEREALSINGAPORE 15 September 2014 - 9:47pm

With the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launching on September 19, many Singaporeans are placing pre-orders with the local telcos. However, customers wishing to subscribe with M1 will have to wait as they have temporarily suspended all pre-orders following the discovery of a security breach which could potentially put customers' informaiton at risk. This is their facebook update on the issue...


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