Monday, July 28, 2008

Today's Singapore News

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

-Singapore's business model under threat: According to the Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore's business model has always been under threat and now it has a number of hungry, growing cities breathing down its neck as viable financial hubs.
-Trio quit jobs to hunt for Mas Selamat: Three Singaporeans have quit their jobs to search for Mas Selamat in Indonesia hoping to claim the one million dollar bounty.
-Drop in pump prices is biggest cut since Aug 2003: Pump prices fell 10 cents on Monday morning - the biggest cut since August 2003.
-New Aids prevention scheme to target ‘high-risk’ students: A new programme to stop the spread of Aids and other sexually-transmitted infections (STI) among youth here is being drawn up by the authorities to target students in the Normal stream.
-KKH is 150 years old: Despite bearing witness to a shrinking number of births over the decades, KK Women's and Children's Hospital did not settle for becoming a smaller maternity hospital.
-Singapore parking less expensive than many cities: Parking in Singapore's prime area is not cheap but less expensive than in many other cities worldwide, ranking 52nd out of 138.
-Energy resources critical for Spore's sustained development: If Singapore spends the same amount of effort on building energy efficiency as it did for water management, the country will enjoy benefits in the long run.
-Top up your kids' ez-link cards using cellphone: Top & Tap is the new remote top-up service that allows OCBC Mobile Banking customers to draw funds from their OCBC bank accounts for their ez-link card needs.
-Singapore devours first eating contest: A small but enthusiastic Singapore crowd got its first taste of professional eating as the sports' two titans - Takeru Kobayashi and Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut - made their debut in the city-state.
-Singapore set for summer movie crunch: It is going to be a hot summer in Singapore especially for local films as the releases of four Singapore-made movies are packed into the space of the next three weeks.

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