Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Today's Singapore News

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

-More men abandoning their families: More married Singaporean men are abandoning their wives and children and 'vanishing' overseas.
-New initiatives to curb inhalant abusers: With the number of inhalant abusers rising, CNB will launch several initiatives to curb the habit.
-Singapore Airlines voted world's best again: Singapore Airlines was voted the best in the world for the second consecutive year by an annual survey of passengers which was dominated by Asian and Gulf Arab carriers.
-Frozen ducks from Taiwan get rave reviews in Singapore: Frozen ducks from Taiwan are getting rave reviews from Singaporeans claiming they are cheaper, plumper and tastier.
-More residents going to CDCs for temporary financial help: More elderly are seeking help from the Community Development Councils or CDCs to cope with rising costs.
-More Singapore teens using social networking websites: A Straits Times survey of 100 teens here revealed that almost all, or 94 per cent of respondents said they had a profile on at least one social networking site
-New heart disease drug available in S'pore: A new drug that promises to lower the heartbeat rate of heart disease patients without much side effects is now available in Singapore.
-Great Singapore Sale flies in face of downturn: Singapore saw a 19% lift in consumer spend for the two month period of their annual region wide sale.
-The official residence of the Singapore Prime Minister: Sri Temasek, a just-restored colonial bungalow in the Istana domain, has piqued curiosity since Mr Lee Hsien Loong delivered his National Day message there last Friday.
-Foreigners to pay more for new long-term visit pass: Foreigners studying, visiting and working in Singapore on a long-term basis will soon have to pay more for a new long-term visit pass card.

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