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    As those who have been to Singapore know, it is a place for foodies. Everything from simple hawker food to fine dining can be found 24/7.
    Indian Fine Dining is a relatively new concept though:
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...mahal-10131096

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      The first operational autonomous bus in regular service will be operating in Singapore next year:
      https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...-2019-10144102
      It will be on a short run and within the perimeters of Nanyang Technological University, but it is a sign of what to come.

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        The Bird whisperer of Jurong Bird Park:
        https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...-with-10170698

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          Singapore politics may be boring, but it is well planned and not based on infighting, insults and lies.
          Transition to a new Prime Minister has been a hot button discussion point for a couple of years already and several potential candidates have been identified by the media but not acknowledged by the PM, or by PAP. It is not likely to take place for some years yet, but in Singapore they like to be well prepared for any eventualities:
          https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...uffle-10188536

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            The "Father" of the Bishan tribe of Otters has died of natural causes:
            https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...-dies-10205684

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              The old Singapore is getting attention,especially the old "Black & White" houses from colonial days:
              https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...award-10214730

              PS> We stayed in one in Alexandra Park from 1975 -80. It used to be officer's quarters for Westminster Regiment and is still the same.

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                A Norwegian who got in trouble in Singapore has been sentenced to 1 year in jail and three strokes of the cane for molesting a drunk/unconscious woman:
                https://www.straitstimes.com/singapo...ng-drunk-woman
                His sentence is one year shorter than the maximum sentence for this offence and three strokes of the cane is also less that the maximum 6 strokes that could have been meted out.
                Being 49 years old he is just 1 year short of escaping caning because of age limit (50)

                VG has picket up on the case and have an article about it in it's internet version vg.no today:
                https://www.vg.no/nyheter/utenriks/i...el-i-singapore
                (Nice picture of Clark Quay, where Zouk is now situated)

                Singapore have strict laws against molest (or outrage of modesty) and they are enforced regardless of race and nationality of the perpetrator.
                This was obviously a fairly clear case of taking advantage of a drunk women unable to resist, which qualify as vicious under the law.
                He did receive a lesser sentence because he confessed and admitted guilt. Ignorance of the law is not a valid defence in this case.

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                  Singapore has been piped as having the world's most "valuable" passport:
                  http://www.todayupfeed.com/japan-pas...-henley-index/
                  Last edited by ombugge; May 27th, 2018, 12:26.

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                    Trump - Kim-chi Nasi Lemak anyone??:
                    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...ummit-10385904

                    FYI; Nasi Lemak is Singapore's national dish, consisting of coconut rice and some deep fried items like chicken wings, small whole fish or similar and always served with Indian pickled vegetables, called achar
                    What about Trumpo Cheeseburger, Rocketman Taco, or Bromance ****tail?

                    There are more sumit themed food and drinks to be had around town. Here is name and addresses:
                    https://www.straitstimes.com/lifesty...ood-and-drinks

                    May The Force be with them and peace prevail in their deliberations.

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                      Terrific post, Boogie!
                      (Just to explain to readers - when I met ombugge in Singapore in 2010, the first thing I said ...asked... was how I should refer to him, and the reply sounded like "Boogie").I really appreciate the continued Singapore dimension he brings to the forum.)
                      Last edited by Seagull; June 7th, 2018, 18:23.

                    If you cannot get close to the real thing, here is next best thing:
                    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...apore-10413826

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                      Singapore is in the news all over the world today due to the Trump - Kim Summit. Probably worth millions more in advertising benefits than whatever they spend on security etc. (A loss for PR firms)

                      The FM of Singapore just returned from an official visit to USA and North Korea, with a new and very positive view of NK:
                      https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...north-10413538

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                        "Where is Singapore?" was among the most used search words on the days of the Trump-Kim summit,specially in the US:
                        https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...state-10432636
                        "The Little Red Dot" has finally become known???
                        Maybe now more people will know that Singapore is NOT part of Malaysia (any more).

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                          I am always surprised by peoples' knowledge of geography; the lack of it seems to be world wide. Their reasoning seems to hinge on the remark: oh I don't travel much or similar excuses.

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                            The Singapore Food Festival is on again for the 25th time this July:
                            https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...ights-10455552
                            Both traditional dishes and the popular fusion food trend will be represented,as well as beer and yoga.

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                              Singapore will celebrate 53 years as an independent nation this 9th of August.
                              In that connection a special National Geographic limited edition has been prepared for free distribution in Singapore:
                              https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...l-day-10557408

                              Here is a link to a NG website about this special edition:
                              http://natgeotv.com/asia/page/whatmakessg

                              The from PM Lee Hsien Loong on his Facebook page:
                              https://www.facebook.com/leehsienloo...581057/?type=3
                              With plenty of comments and well wishes.

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