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Ivan Heng in his element as Emily

A performer cannot hide on Wild Rice’s new thrust stage at Funan mall. He is surrounded on three sides by audience members who can literally reach out and touch him. But then, by the same token, audience members too cannot hide in the usual dark anonymity of a proscenium arch theatre. And therein lies the […]

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Trade conflict with China could take years to resolve: Larry Kudlow

WASHINGTON • White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Friday the United States wants “near term” results from US-China trade talks in these two months but cautioned that the trade conflict could take years to resolve. Speaking to reporters outside the White House, Mr Kudlow said that although the United States and China have […]

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Taiwan’s generational divide over Hong Kong

After seeing images of Hong Kong police beating protesters and bystanders last month, Mr Alex Ko, 23, leapt into action. An administrator with the Che-Lam Presbyterian Church in Taipei, he convinced his congregation to begin accepting donations of gas masks, goggles and even fruit for protesters in Hong Kong. Please subscribe or log in to […]

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Late-night clashes in Hong Kong after airport protest was foiled

HONG KONG • Protesters in Hong Kong occupied roads and surrounded a police station in Mong Kok – briefly torching a barricade – last night after an earlier plan to block airport access was foiled by heavy police presence. Hundreds blocked roads close to the Prince Edward subway station in Kowloon, which had been shut […]

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Centre for critically ill kids opens new site

As a three-year-old recovering from leukaemia, Damien cannot go to a pre-school. But he has friends and fun just like any other pre-schooler. Since February, Damien has been attending Arc Children’s Centre in the morning from Monday to Friday, with approval from his doctor. It is a charity daycare centre, designed for children with cancer […]

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First BMT graduation parade in heartland

The field at Our Tampines Hub was even greener yesterday as it hosted the first basic military training (BMT) graduation parade to be held in a heartland location, with some 3,200 military recruits throwing their jockey caps in the air in celebration. Our Tampines Hub was chosen as it was big enough and easily accessible […]

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Service sector in Singapore draws South Korean workers

Two months ago, Ms Lee Yoon-ji, 23, resigned from her job as a finance executive in a bank in Seoul and bought a plane ticket to Singapore. Here, she began work as a receptionist at Novotel hotel in Stevens Road. In the process, she took a 50 per cent pay cut – she now earns […]

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Doctors must issue MCs responsibly, says MOH

The Ministry of Health (MOH) said that when medical certificates are generated electronically, doctors must be responsible and that there are security protocols to prevent fraudulent issuance of the certificates. “The issuance of a medical certificate by a doctor, whether it is in a paper or an electronic format, carries with it the responsibility to […]

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Consulting doctor without leaving home, and in less than 5 minutes

The Sunday Times tested out a telemedicine app to see just how easy it would be to get an electronic medical certificate (MC) from the comfort of one’s home. With claims of food poisoning, midnight vomiting, early morning diarrhoea, and persistent nausea and lethargy, this reporter contacted a doctor over the phone. Please subscribe or […]

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Putting the ‘app’ in appointment: More opting to teleconsult a doctor

If you are feeling under the weather, getting well again is as easy as picking up the phone to teleconsult a doctor and having medication delivered straight to your doorstep. More people are saying goodbye to long queues at the clinic, opting instead for medical care from the convenience of their home, office, or even […]

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Lighting up Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations

Quirky lanterns made from recycled materials illuminated Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park last night, where hundreds of Teck Ghee residents gathered to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. Joining them were Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife. Some residents tried to guess the answers to traditional Chinese lantern riddles, while others watched a variety of stage […]

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New infectious diseases centre boasts new tech

At the new National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), every patient, visitor and staff member is tracked through electronic eyes. During a disease outbreak, this real-time location system enables doctors to swiftly identify the people with whom an infected patient came into contact, where the interaction took place, and for how long. “The most important […]