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Speeding PMD riders: Too fast and too reckless

Every rider on a personal mobility device (PMD) broke the speed limit on the footpath. Every single one. This was what The Sunday Times saw at four locations over three days. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM. Enjoy unlimited access to ST’s best work Exclusive […]

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Six families offered lodging after Ang Mo Kio fire

Temporary accommodation has been offered to six families affected by a fire that injured eight people and gutted parts of Block 720 in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 on Friday. In an update on Facebook yesterday, the Housing Board said vacant flats were allocated to those without alternative lodging. It added that it had sent […]

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California declares state of emergency after quakes

RIDGECREST • The authorities have declared a state of emergency in Southern California’s San Bernardino County, as seismologists expect more aftershocks to follow two powerful quakes that shook the region in just two days. The proclamation, issued yesterday by California Governor Gavin Newsom, will give local agencies more access to resources that can help address […]

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Call for public to do more in dengue fight as infections rise

Singapore’s dengue problem will get worse before it gets better, as the coming dry, hot months are prime breeding season for the dengue-spreading mosquito, the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) director-general of public health has warned. More than 6,600 people have caught dengue fever this year, exceeding the total number for both 2017 and 2018. Mr […]

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Instagram proof of happy Chen-Chen family

TAIPEI • Is this the season of celebrity break-up rumours? Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming and Chinese actress Angelababy refuted rumours this week that they are divorcing. The latest couple to hit the headlines are Taiwanese actress Michelle Chen and Chinese actor Chen Xiao. They married in 2016 after meeting on the set of Chinese television […]

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On social media: Mario marries Ming

MARIO MARRIES MING: She has walked the runway and now Chinese supermodel Ming Xi is headed for the aisle. On Thursday, she and Mr Mario Ho (both above) revealed that they are now man and wife. The son of Macau casino titan Stanley Ho proposed to her with 99,999 roses in May at a Shanghai […]

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Don’t get Mad, as magazine vanishes from newsstands

NEW YORK • The news may just make some avid fans go mad. Mad magazine, the once-subversive humour publication that helped redefine American satire, will – after October – cease being the fresh creative force that it was across seven decades. “Age hits everybody: It hits magazines, it hits the movies, it hits technology,” said […]

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Soul-stirring kaleidoscope of colours and contrasts

The Piano Island Festival, founded by local pianist-entrepreneur Wang Congyu and inaugurated last year, is now in its third edition. Alternating between Singapore and Reunion (a French overseas territory in the Indian Ocean), the festival includes a competition, lectures, masterclasses and public recitals by an international cast of pianists. The Esplanade Recital Studio was host […]

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Westworld actors post S’pore sights on Instagram

The crew of the HBO science-fiction series Westworld is filming in Singapore and actors Evan Rachel Wood and Jeffrey Wright have left a trail of where they have been on Instagram. Wood has been posting images of herself at the ArtScience Museum, posed against the glowing geometric shapes of the Future World exhibit. This is […]

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Changi Jewel vies for architecture prize

The crown Jewel of Singapore has been shortlisted for this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF), an annual competition considered the Oscars of the architectural world. Jewel Changi Airport, which opened to the public in April, has been nominated for the Transport Completed Buildings category at the awards. It will go up against eight other projects, […]

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Shaking up James Bond: Writer-producer Phoebe Walker-Bridge wants film to treat women right

British writer and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge has quietly become one of Hollywood’s hottest writer-producers in recent years. And she may well be the writer who takes next year’s new Bond movie into the 21st century, saying recently that the film must “treat women properly” even if the womanising James Bond character does not. Please subscribe […]

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Root Awakening: Set of leaves likely from grafted rootstock

Set of leaves likely from grafted rootstock I bought this kaffir plant when it was growing in a small pot. Now, it has grown into a bigger plant. However, why are there two types of patterns on the leaves? Some parts of the leaves also have spots. Will this plant bear fruit? Ellis Soh The […]

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Better living by design: Social entrepreneurs sparking change, doing good

At home-grown social enterprise Bettr Barista, disadvantaged women are turned into professional baristas. In Hong Kong, one social enterprise gives coffee grounds a new life by transforming them into useful products. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM. Enjoy unlimited access to ST’s best work Exclusive […]

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The Chic Home: Live up to the luxe life in HBD resale flat

Mr William Tan was instantly drawn to this five-year-old Housing Board resale apartment in Tiong Bahru when he first visited it. The 40th-floor unit boasts a panoramic view of the cityscape and was exactly what he wanted – considering its prime location and it being larger than his previous home. Please subscribe or log in […]