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    'No one regarded Ong Teng Cheong as less independent': Tharman on presidents having past associations with PAP
    July 26, 2023 12:16 PM

    Citing former president Ong Teng Cheong — who was deputy prime minister before he stepped down — as an example, he said:.

    "No one regards him as being less independent because of his past association with the People's Action Party (PAP).

    It comes down to being independent minded," Tharman said, adding that he sees having been in politics as an advantage.

    Former GIC president, ex-inmate as Tharman's assenters.

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    6 things to know about George Goh, who will run for president test
    June 26, 2023 8:07 AM

    Here are six things to know about Mr Goh, who will be squaring up against Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam at the polls, if found eligible.

    Mr Goh has also made trips to the Himalayas to provide educational, medical and community care outreach in the region.

    Locally, Mr Goh is a council member at the Red Cross Society and an executive board member of the Presbyterian Community Services and Presbyterian Preschool Services.

    In the interview with Salt&Light, Mr Goh spoke about the importance of Christianity to him.

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    With no takers, famed hawker stall China Street Fritters to shutter after 81 years
    May 23, 2023 9:54 AM

    China Street Fritters at Maxwell Food Centre is set to end its operations after 81 years — for real this time.

    Kok Hua told 8days that their food was "not for everyone," as youth may not appreciate handmade ngoh hiang and older people may not be willing to "fork out a lot" for it.

    Since last year, China Street Fritters has also shifted to a four-day work week and shorter hours because of the owners' age and deteriorating health.

    It was previously reported by Lianhe Zaobao that Kok Hua suffers from varicose veins, which makes standing up for long gruelling hours difficult for the second-generation stall owner.

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    Morning sickness: All you need to know about this pregnancy symptom
    May 23, 2023 9:51 AM

    In fact, it is estimated that at least 70 per cent of women experience morning sickness at some point during their pregnancy journey.

    If your mother or sister experienced morning sickness during their pregnancies, you might be more likely to face it too.

    It's worth noting that "morning" sickness can be a bit of a misnomer since it's not limited to just the morning hours.

    In conclusion, morning sickness is a common pregnancy symptom experienced by many women.

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    Durian price war: Mao Shan Wang hits new low of $8 per kg in Bishan, sold at $10 to $12 per kg elsewhere
    May 23, 2023 9:46 AM

    The bumper durian season is off to a booming start, with some vendors selling premium Mao Shan Wang durians at never-before-seen prices.

    Sellers at one stall, SG Durian Boy, located at Boon Lay Place, were reportedly hawking Mao Shan Wang durians at $12 per kg on Sunday (May 21).

    A notice nearby stated that Mao Shan Wang durians would be priced at $10 per kg, with sales starting at 6pm.

    "Some small Mao Shan Wang durians might only have three to four flesh-covered seeds.

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    PM Lee asks SM Teo to lead independent review of Ridout Road bungalows' rental after Shanmugam, Vivian call for it
    May 23, 2023 9:03 AM

    This comes in the wake of the Singapore Land Authority's (SLA) statement on May 12 regarding two residential state properties rented separately by Shanmugam and Balakrishnan.

    The two colonial bungalows — at 26 and 31 Ridout Road — are rented by ministers Shanmugam and Vivian respectively.

    In the case of 26 Ridout Road, SLA said that it was vacant for more than four years before it was tenanted to Shanmugam in June 2018.

    Information on the property at 26 Ridout Road could only be found within a lot that included 24 and 31 Ridout Road, with a total land area of 525,171 sq ft, reported Today last week.

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    'It took us 6 months': Couple create own 16-page wedding magazine for guests on their special day
    May 23, 2023 8:48 AM

    In a separate post on Lemon8, Regina wrote that they were quoted $600 to print the booklets.

    "So we thought the wedding magazine could help to convey our message better," she said.

    In the comments section, netizens were in awe of the idea of creating a wedding magazine and congratulated the couple on their marriage.

    Apart from the unique creation of a wedding magazine, Regina and Joshua impressed many with their pre-wedding photo shoot in Jeju.

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    The most coveted holiday hotspots for Singaporeans, as revealed by Google Flights
    May 23, 2023 7:32 AM

    And according to data gathered by Google via Google Flight searches, many Singaporeans are already making plans to travel during the period of June to August 2023.

    where we'll probably bump into tons of other Singaporeans who have the same idea (oh well).

    Singaporeans' top 10 travel destinations from June to August (Based on Google Flight searches).

    According to Google, flight prices are at their lowest if you book four to six months before your flight, with the average price being at its lowest 5.5 months before departure.

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    How much do you need to earn to buy a new or resale executive condo?
    May 23, 2023 7:20 AM

    The estimated minimum monthly income you need to buy a new Executive Condo.

    But unlike new ECs, resale ECs don't have as many restrictions, such as the MOP and having to dispose of your existing flat.

    The estimated minimum monthly income you need to buy a resale Executive Condo.

    For illustration purposes, there are no other loans to service, including property loans, car loans, personal loans and student loans.

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    'A farewell of 3 years': China-born, Singapore-based actors Qi Yuwu and Jeffrey Xu finally reunite with family
    May 23, 2023 6:45 AM

    When they said their goodbyes, Qi Yuwu and Jeffrey Xu probably didn't expect that the next time they met their family would be several years later.

    In recent Instagram posts, the two China-born and Singapore-based actors shared their long-overdue gatherings with family members.

    However, Covid-19 and China's subsequent travel restrictions made continuing that tradition impossible.

    While Yuwu left Singapore for China to visit his kin, the opposite was true for Jeffrey, 34.

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