Friday, August 08, 2008

Today's Singapore News

The following are stories that are making the headlines over at Topix Singapore News today, edited by yours truly.

-Hundreds of foreigners with fake degrees nabbed in Singapore: More than 400 foreigners were caught last year for lying to Singapore's Manpower Ministry in their work pass applications, a fourfold increase from 97 cases in 2005.
-IRs on track to open in 2009, 2010: Two years after the contracts for the integrated resorts (IRs) were awarded, both Marina Bay Sands (MBS) and Resorts World at Sentosa (RWS) say they are on track to open in December next year and the following year.
-Singapore asked to clone itself: Singapore should 'replicate' itself in other parts of the world to maintain its global competitiveness, says a former adviser to the Singapore government.
-U.S. submarine leaking radiation stopped at Singapore: A U.S. nuclear-powered submarine which has steadily been leaking a small amount of radiation for over two years stopped at a Singapore port but the radiation leak was within safety limits.
-LTA launches events in KPE ahead of opening: Be the first to drive through South East Asia's longest underground road tunnel, the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) tunnel before it fully opens on September 20.
-Police officers must strive for balance: Officers from Singapore's Home Team are reminded that mistakes must be addressed and they should strive for balance in all that they do.
-Cabby carries 43 Singapore flags: Passengers who hop aboard this cab are enthralled by its patriotic decorations. The cab carries the Singapore flag, or rather flags' 43 to be exact' representing the nation's 43rd birthday this year.
-1,000 gamers vying to represent Singapore in World Cyber Games: Close to 1,000 participants are competing to represent Singapore in the world finals, to be held in Germany from Nov 5-9.
-Singaporean mountaineers abandon bid to scale K2: Singaporean mountaineers have abandoned their bid to scale K2, the world's second highest peak after a huge chunk of ice fell off the face of the mountain just below the summit, killing 11 climbers.
-Myanmar activists face visa problems in Singapore: At least three Myanmar activists were forced to leave Singapore after authorities decided not to renew their visas.

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