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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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Toxic cosmetics? It’s all about the dose

    blogs.straitstimes.com 02 Dec '11, 3pm

    By Grace Chua Reporter [email protected] In sunny Singapore, we've all been told: Wear sunscreen. It's good for your skin. But now, it turns out, scientists from Nanyang Technological University have found that nanoparticles of zinc oxide, a substance used in many sunscreens and cosmet...

  • Dreams of Distant Mandalay - @karmanomad on the vestiges of monarchy in Myanmar

    Dreams of distant Mandalay

    blogs.straitstimes.com 28 Apr '12, 2pm

    By Nirmal Ghosh Thailand Correspondent [email protected] Part of my childhood was spent in New Delhi; in the evenings I would be taken to the sprawling manicured grounds of the huge tomb of the Mughal emperor Humayun, now a World Heritage monument and one of the loveliest walks in the...

  • My piece of Bukit Brown

    blogs.straitstimes.com 22 Oct '11, 10pm

    By Ng Tze Yong ST Online Social Media Editor [email protected] I have only been to Bukit Brown Cemetery twice. Once, when I got lost on a bicycle. And the second time, last Sunday, when my wife and I signed up for a tour with the Asia Paranormal Investigators (API) on a whim. Oh, I t...

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