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    This is part of MY Singapore: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...street-9222226
    I have seen him working in his makeshift stall over many years and have used his services a few times.
    But he is not my regular cobbler. That is Ah Lai who sits outside Peoples Park Food Centre.

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      There are over 200000 foreign Maids, officially called "domestic helpers", in Singapore. They get into the news once in a while, but usually always for the wrong reasons.
      Here is an article from CNA today which put them in a better light then normal: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...others-9230164

      One problem that I think I have mentioned before is that many of them are getting old and do not wish to go back to their country of origin, but have no status in Singapore if they are no longer employed.
      Some are taken care of by the families they have worked for for many years, even after they are no longer capable of doing all the work in the household, but far from all.

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        CNA is a great network!

        Thanks for the link to that report!

        I wish I could get the CNA on cable here in Norway!
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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          The new Mega Container Terminal at Tuas Phase 1 has reached halfway mark:http://www.straitstimes.com/singapor...s-halfway-mark

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            In Singapore it is just as much a crime to offer a bribe as to accept one.
            Obviously not everybody realize that: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...-entry-9304682

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              Marina Bay Sands Hotels and Casino has a hidden world for staff:
              http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...-staff-9330544

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                The new Downtown Line 3 has opened for service:
                http://www.straitstimes.com/singapor...nsfers-between

                And promptly got delays due to problems:
                http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...rgency-9331834

                Lo and behold, someone was stranded at a station for 10 min. That is more than a busy Singaporean can tolerate, even in the weekend.

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                  Planning to move to somewhere else in the world, or obtaining a second passport for easy visa free travel??
                  Here is the ranking of the most “powerful” passports in the world:
                  passportindex.orgGlobal Passport Power Rank | Passport Index 2017

                  Explore the passports of the world ranked by their total visa-free score. Which passport is ranked 1st? Which is weakest? Find out on Passport Index!

                  As usual, Singapore is near top the list. (#1 last year)

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                  Thank you so much for that link... I had a look at it this morning, it's actually a very interesting listing!

                  Greenland doesn't do well though....
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                  Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                  Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                  Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                    Changi Airport Terminal 4 has started operation:
                    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...flight-9359788
                    Is this the most technically advanced terminal in the world??
                    Let's hear it from our globetrotting airport expert.

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                      This years "Urban Redevelopment Authority's (URA) annual Architectural Heritage Awards" has been awarded:
                      http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...awards-9362396

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                        Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                        This years "Urban Redevelopment Authority's (URA) annual Architectural Heritage Awards" has been awarded:
                        http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...awards-9362396
                        Interesting article right down my alley of interest - thank you for sharing this one!
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                          MRT Train collision in Singapore:
                          https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...ftware-9408766
                          HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN IN SINGAPORE?????

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                          • ombugge
                            ombugge commented
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                            A software glitch that resulted in the Joo Koon MRT station train collision arose when the faulty train was "transiting between the old and new signalling systems", said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in a statement on Thursday (Nov 16).
                            https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...pended-9413430

                          • pakarang
                            pakarang commented
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                            Absolute horror thinking the potential for serious injury!

                            I agree with you, how could this possibly happen - in Singapore.

                            Software glitch - OK. But what made the difference this time? I guess it wasn't the first time such a glitch have happened, but this time, it got worse.

                          Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                          MRT Train collision in Singapore:
                          https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...ftware-9408766
                          HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN IN SINGAPORE?????
                          There are a new signal system being tested on the two oldest lines at the moment. (Mark can possibly elaborate, since he installed the original one)

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                          • PoloUK
                            PoloUK commented
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                            It would be inappropriate for me to comment Ombugge. But yes, as you say, the line is being upgraded.
                            For the record, I didn't install the original signalling system by myself - a large and highly talented team from both the client and contractor sides did that, I came along afterwards and did minor tinkering on some little bits!

                          Orchard Road is decorated and ready for X-mas. Since I'm not there to post own pictures this year, this CNA report will have to do:
                          https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...eworks-9437674

                          A video with very unsuitable music, but it covers Orchard road from Scott Road junction to Dhoby Ghaut:
                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D66Ru8Ar0ns

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