Friday, July 11, 2008

Today's Singapore News

The following are stories that are making the news in Singapore today. You can also read all the news at Topix Singapore News, edited by yours truly.

-Singers come together for NDP: A music concert will be part of the official National Day celebrations — and it is one of the main highlights of a variety of events that will run through to Aug 24.
-Singapore's F1 Pit Building completed: The nerve centre of the Singapore Formula One race - the Pit Building at Republic Boulevard - has been completed in 10 months.
-Spas flourish: Spas and massage parlors in Singapore flourish as more seek to pamper themselves according to a MasterCard report.
-Night Festival set to entertain music fans: Singapore's arts and heritage district will burst into life with National Museum’s first Night Festival
-CK Tang chairman charged: CK Tang chairman Tang Wee Sung was slapped with three charges in court on Thursday for his role in the kidney-for-sale case.
-Singapore hit by global slowdown: Singapore's economy shrank at an annualised rate of 6.6% in the three months to June.
-Analysts favour new fare formula: Transport analysts favour the new fare formula that was announced by the Public Transport Council (PTC).
-Cheaper travel soon for commuters: Travel expenses will shrink from the fourth quarter thanks to a new system that calculates fares according to distance.
-A Swede way to boost Singapore's birth rate: Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew hinted at a dialogue on Wednesday that Singapore is reviewing its procreation policies and could be looking to the Swedish model.
-Li Jiawei is Singapore's Olympic flag bearer: Singapore on Thursday night presented a flag to its national Olympic delegation, and table tennis player Li Jiawei will be its flag-bearer.

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