CURRENT AFFAIRS

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.


DEAR TRS, I WAS SLEEPING WHEN A MAN REACHED IN MY WINDOW AND GRABBED MY BREAST

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 October 2014 - 10:19pm

I'm writing this article to caution residents living in Tampines about an incident which occurred to me in late April. I live on the ground floor and my bed is placed near the window, which I leave open all the time. At about 5am or so, I was awoken by a tugging on my left bra. I opened my eyes and was shocked to see a man who had stuck his hand through the open window and was grabbing on to my bra, trying to lift it up.


WHAT THESE MIGRANT WORKERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT SINGAPORE WILL MAKE YOU CRY

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 October 2014 - 1:21pm

A group of Polytechnic students, Hafis, Luqman, and Haziq bring to screen the faceless members of Singapore society—the construction workers— in a video called “Builders of Singapore”. They chat with a couple of migrant workers from India and Bangladesh in heartwarming clip. The most striking thing about the video is how the construction workers feel that all Singaporeans are nice. Here is what one of the undervalued and underpaid workers had to say about locals.


TOUCHING COMCHEST ADVERTISEMENT GETS A MILLION VIEWS ON FACEBOOK

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 October 2014 - 1:02pm

The ad shows a young man who notices that a family leave a cke behind at the store because they don't have enough money to purchase it. So, he buys it and hands it to them. He also hands them a note which says, "A simple act of caring creates an endless ripple."


OVER 8 IN 10 SINGAPOREAN FRESH GRADS HAVE DIFFICULTY LANDING THEIR FIRST JOB: SURVEY

THEREALSINGAPORE 18 October 2014 - 6:33pm

The most coveted industry is finance. In spite of the tight labor market, only 15% of students and early professionals with less than a year of experience believe that it will take them less than one month to land their first job, a survey by LinkedIn revealed today. In contrast, professionals with at least 15 years of experience said that their first jobs were fairly easy to land and more than double (31%) found a job within a month of leaving university.


FORMER NATIONAL PLAYER SASIKUMAR: I’VE FALLEN OUT OF LOVE WITH SINGAPORE FOOTBALL

THEREALSINGAPORE 18 October 2014 - 5:34pm

This was the man who famously scored that ‘Shoulder of God’ goal in the final against Vietnam to gift Singapore their first ever Tiger Cup triumph in 1998. Now, merely 16 years later, he has had enough. Former national defender Sasikumar has begun to lose faith in Singapore football.


AFTER READING THIS ARTICLE, YOU WILL NEVER WANT TO CONNECT TO PUBLIC WIFI AGAIN!

THEREALSINGAPORE 18 October 2014 - 4:22pm

In his backpack, Wouter Slotboom, 34, carries around a small black device, slightly larger than a pack of cigarettes, with an antenna on it. I meet Wouter by chance at a random cafe in the center of Amsterdam. It is a sunny day and almost all the tables are occupied. Some people talk, others are working on their laptops or playing with their smartphones.


JETSTAR SWAPS CHECK IN SYSTEM TO IMPROVE SERVICE, DOZENS OF FLIGHTS END UP DELAYED, CANCELLED

THEREALSINGAPORE 17 October 2014 - 7:46pm

Passengers attempting to travel on budget carrier Jetstar over the past few days were met with many delays and several cancelled flights as the airline struggled in its transition to swap to a new check-in and baggage handling agent. At least six different flights were cancelled and another eight were delayed significantly.


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