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The humble 5-cent coin: Legal tender but falling out of favour

Straits Times 12 Jun 2021
Engraved on one side of its surface is an image of The Esplanade - Singapore's iconic performing arts centre, otherwise known as the "Durian" ... The humble five-cent coin has had three iterations since Singapore coins were first minted in 1967, two years after Independence ... These denominations are part of our Singapore history.
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Antonia Kidman's daughter Lucia Hawley, 23, reveals she's following her Hollywood film star aunt Nicole ...

The Daily Mail 12 Jun 2021
Lucia has also recently left home and is living with friends, after graduating from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts degree ... Antonia and her family recently moved back to Sydney, after almost a decade of living in Singapore.
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The Buddhist practice of planting trees in human ashes is saving space across the planet

Popular Science 12 Jun 2021
At the same time, many nations are transforming funerary rituals, changing the way cemeteries operate and even destroying historic cemeteries to reclaim land for the living. In Singapore, for example, the government has forcibly demolished family tombs in favor of columbariums, structures that can hold the urns of the cremated.
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G7: Desperately Seeking Relevancy

GlobalResearch 12 Jun 2021
Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch ... The Big Picture though is way more sensitive ... Well, the times they are-a-changin’ ... What matters is the G20 ... Taxman ... Since the mid-1980s he’s lived and worked as a foreign correspondent in London, Paris, Milan, Los Angeles, Singapore, Bangkok ... When not on the road he lives between Paris and Bangkok.
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Nearly $10m awarded for research into treatment of deadly brain cancer

Straits Times 11 Jun 2021
Researchers in Singapore have been awarded a $9.88 million grant to develop new diagnostic and testing options for glioblastoma (GBM), a type of brain cancer that is highly aggressive and deadly ... The team comprises researchers from NNI, the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Duke-NUS.
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Taiwan factory forces migrant workers back into dormitories amid Covid outbreak

The Observer 11 Jun 2021
“We know from Singapore’s situation that migrant workers who are confined to their dorms and not allowed to leave also face psychological adjustment issues, and some of them were known to have taken their lives in Singapore,” said Roy Ngerg, a Taipei-based writer covering human rights and labor issues.
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Parents, teachers need to support special educational needs students

Straits Times 11 Jun 2021
The Dyslexia Association of Singapore conducted a study in September last year on bullying and its impact on special educational needs students ... Children with special educational needs need the support of parents and teachers to enjoy a safe educational journey where they can perform well not only academically but also in their lives.
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Forum: Parents, teachers need to support special educational needs students to prevent bullying

Straits Times 11 Jun 2021
The Dyslexia Association of Singapore conducted a study in September last year on bullying and its impact on special educational needs students ... Children with special educational needs need the support of parents and teachers to enjoy a safe educational journey where they can perform well not only academically but also in their lives.
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'We're so proud of you': Nicole Kidman's sister Antonia congratulates her lookalike daughter Lucia, 23, ...

The Daily Mail 11 Jun 2021
Journalist and family lawyer Antonia Kidman celebrated a milestone occasion for daughter Lucia Hawley, 23, on Friday ... Share ... Family ... Antonia and her family recently moved back to Sydney, after almost a decade of living in Singapore ... 'There's no secret!' Antonia and her family recently moved back to Sydney, after almost a decade of living in Singapore ... .
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Live shows, wedding solemnisations, worship services to be capped at 250 people with pre-event testing

Straits Times 11 Jun 2021
SINGAPORE - Live performances, wedding solemnisations, and congregational and other worship services will be capped at 250 people with pre-event testing from Monday (June 14), up from 100 people under the current restrictions ... live performance elements during the worship service.
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Share Market LIVE: Sensex, Nifty may follow global cues; SBI likely to transfer Rs 20,000 ...

Financial Express 11 Jun 2021
Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices LIVE. Nifty futures on Singapore Exchange were trading 29 points higher on Friday morning, hinting at a continuation of positive momentum for Dalal Street ... .
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Lee Jun-seok: Brainy Harvard debater who speaks his mind

Straits Times 11 Jun 2021
SEOUL - He was young and brash, defying the image of a conservative-leaning politician in South Korea ... Prof Kim watched Mr Lee's four speeches on the campaign trail and found them "remarkable" ... As a child, Mr Lee reportedly lived in Indonesia and Singapore with his father, who worked in a securities company and was posted there for work ... � ....
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Brash Harvard grad who speaks his mind appeals to young voters

Straits Times 11 Jun 2021
He was young and brash, defying the image of a conservative-leaning politician in South Korea ... Professor Kim watched Mr Lee's four speeches on the campaign trail and found them "remarkable" ... As a child, Mr Lee reportedly lived in Indonesia and Singapore with his father, who was posted to those places by the securities company he works for ... ....
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The upside of population decline

B & FT Online 11 Jun 2021
China’s recently published census, showing that its population has almost stopped growing, brought warnings of severe problems for the country ... But a look at the freely chosen birth rates of ethnic Chinese living in successful economies such as Taiwan (1.07) and Singapore (1.1) always made that doubtful ... Copyright. Project-Syndicate, 2021 ... ....
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Target for three in four to be fully vaccinated by October: Wong

Straits Times 10 Jun 2021
As we progress through these stages (of reopening), we will ease our restrictions and gradually restore our normal lives, both within Singapore and at our borders ... "As we progress through these stages (of reopening), we will ease our restrictions and gradually restore our normal lives, both within Singapore and at our borders.
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