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(Tower) Jumping with the Commandos. When Alphonsus Chern was still a Full Time National Serviceman in 2001, he wrote to the then-Chief of Defence, ...

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  • Remembering Siberia’s wild white spirit, a piece I wrote in 2010 #cranes #birds

    Siberia’s wild white spirit «

    blogs.straitstimes.com 26 Oct '13, 5pm

    By Nirmal Ghosh Indochina Bureau Chief [email protected] IT IS not often that an apparently routine e-mailed press release unlocks the door to a singular, distant misty morning and a flood of attendant memories. It was a foggy winter morning sometime in the early 1980s, at Keoladeo Gh...

  • TOEFL or not TOEFL? For Abe, the answer is clear

    blogs.straitstimes.com 18 Apr '13, 3pm

    By Kwan Weng Kin Japan Correspondent [email protected] TOKYO - An acceptable score in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), which measures proficiency in the language, is required for entry into many universities in the English-speaking world. But Japanese Prime Minister...

  • Why I’ll buy an iPad Mini «

    blogs.straitstimes.com 24 Oct '12, 5am

    By Grace Chng Senior Correspondent [email protected] Apple's iPad Mini, unveiled early this morning (Singapore time) will arrive here next week. But that's only the wi-fi version. Prices are $448 for 16GB wi-fi model and $578 for 32GB and $708 for 64GB. Prices for cellular versions a...

  • A congruence of disappearances

    blogs.straitstimes.com 18 Apr '13, 1pm

    By Nirmal Ghosh Thailand Correspondent [email protected] BANGKOK - Mr Sombath Somphone, a Magsaysay Award winner for public service, was last spotted by the cold and unblinking eye of a CCTV camera on the evening of Dec 15 last year, getting into an unknown SUV on a street in Vientian...

  • Bold look at Singapore’s origins

    blogs.straitstimes.com 05 Jul '12, 4am

    By Eisen Teo Journalist [email protected] IF FOR you the story of Raffles and the Japanese occupation are the only things you easily remember about Singapore's history, then getting your hands on Singapore, A 700-Year History: From Early Emporium To World City could change the way y...

  • Caught in the heart of the world’s biggest waterfight «

    blogs.straitstimes.com 18 Apr '13, 1pm

    By Tan Hui Yee Correspondent [email protected] THE skytrain seems unusually frigid as I settle down on a rare empty seat between two Thai journalists. Here, says the older one on my left, giving a bottle of mineral water to the one on my right. “Rot naam,” the elder mutters, before str...

  • History is the new cool

    blogs.straitstimes.com 31 Aug '13, 6am

    By Carolyn Hong Malaysia Bureau Chief [email protected] KUALA LUMPUR: Ms Loke Poh Lin was greeted like an old friend by news vendor Naina Mohd as she passed his hole-in-the-wall shop in the old quarter of Kuala Lumpur, or more popularly known as Chinatown. She stopped to chat and bu...

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