Lee Wen

Singapore artist Lee Wen cannot remember details of ’attack’

Singapore performance artist Lee Wen is in hospital here after blacking out on Saturday evening in a university toilet and waking up with abrasions on his face.

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Wonderful Student Ushers at the Opening of 12th Parliament

With the wonderful student ushers at the Opening of the 2nd Session of the 12th Parliament.

Highlights of the re-opening of the 12th Parliament

Highlights of the re-opening of the 12th Parliament

Our founding Party Sec-Gen / PM Mr Lee Kuan Yew and 2nd Party Sec-Gen / 2nd PM Mr Goh Chok Tong were at the re-opening of the 12th Parliament after a mid-term break; where President Tony Tan gave his opening address.

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Singapore businessman Peter Lim buys football club Valencia

Singapore businessman Peter Lim is the new owner of debt-ridden Valencia after buying 70.4 per cent of the shares owned by the club's foundation, the La Liga side said on Saturday.

Singapore Tourism Board says sorry to Filipino prof for S$1,200 shocker bill at seafood resto

Singapore Tourism Board says sorry to Filipino prof for S$1,200 shocker bill at seafood resto

After he and his family received a bill for 1,200-Singapore dollars from Boat Quay on a recent trip to Singapore, Filipino professor Santiago Caaway received a call from the director of the Singapore Tourism Board, who apologized for the misunderstanding.

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There was a protest on 7 Jun 2014 at Hong Lim Park against the Central Provident Fund's (CPF) Minimum Sum Scheme. Speakers at the event also called for better returns on CPF monies. The line-up of speakers at the "Return Our CPF" protest included former Presidential candidate Tan Kin Lian, as well as Reform Party chief Kenneth Jeyaretnam. Also at the protest was blogger Roy Ngerng, who is currently involved in a defamation suit by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong after he alleged in a blogpost that Mr Lee misappropriated CPF savings. Mr Ngerng called for more transparency in the CPF system and said Singaporeans should be able to withdraw all their CPF savings once they hit retirement age.

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#ReturnOurCPF Stop increasing minimum sum: Mr Chee Soon Juan's message by Mr Ariffin Sha

#ReturnOurCPF Stop increasing minimum sum: Mr Prabu Ramachandran

#ReturnOurCPF Stop increasing minimum sum: Mr Tan Kin Lian

#ReturnOurCPF Stop increasing minimum sum: Mr Kenneth Jeyaretnam

#ReturnOurCPF - Vincent Wijeysingha

Return Our CPF Protest - Leong Sze Hiang

#ReturnOurCPF Stop increasing minimum sum: Ms Han Hui Hui

of an open letter to the prime minister

I had thought to keep quiet during this period of political transition while watching events unfold. But what is happening currently has perturbed me enough to want to do another commentary. I have cast it in the form of a direct letter to the PM, to convey a greater sense of urgency.

Dear Mr Prime Minister

We are in the midst of a crisis where the people no longer trust their government, and the government no longer cares about regaining their trust.

There are two clear signs that the present situation has reached crisis proportions, that it is not just an affective divide, not just an emotional estrangement between your PAP leadership and the people.

Firstly, the people are resorting to forms of high-visibility, high-risk protest never seen before, such as graffiti writ large on public buildings, persistent, strident online criticism despite stern government warnings and threats, an increased frequency of mass gatherings held at the Speakers’ Corner, as well as increased hostility shown at these gatherings.

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of singaporean photographer aram pan visited north korea

When a man from Singapore had his wish to visit North Korea granted, he braced himself for the scenes of 'barren lands' and 'really, really sad people' that he had seen via a BBC Panorama documentary. But what he found blew his mind - for all the right reasons. Inside the communist enclave in 2013, photographer Aram Pan witnessed bustling markets, men and women enjoying themselves at a Western looking water park and miles and miles of crops ready for harvest, shattering all of his illusions about what a holiday to North Korea would entail.

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of this striking ios 8 concept reinvents the homescreen

Before iOS 7, the weather icon on the iPhone's home screen always read 73 degrees and sunny, and none of the app icons sprung to life at all. Not much changed with the redesigned iOS 7, with the exception of an animated clock icon, but designer Jay Machalani has created a concept that overhauls this static experience and transforms the app icons that fill the iPhone’s home screen.

Machalani’s vision for fixing Windows 8 turned out to be remarkably similar to what Microsoft eventually said it would do to the Start Menu, and it even earned him a visit to the company’s headquarters in Redmond, Seattle. Now the 20-year-old self-taught user-experience designer has turned his sights to Apple’s iOS mobile operating system, and he has big ideas.

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Apple’s 25th annual developers conference (Worldwide Developers Conference) kicks off next week, and as usual, the company’s spent the past week putting up large, colorful banners all over the Moscone West building in San Francisco. That includes large Apple logos to the two sides of the three story building, as well as product banners on the inside of the building. One of those is a banner with a large 8 on it, the first indication of iOS 8, which is expected at the show.

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of scout willis walks topless through nyc to protest instagram nudity policy

Scout Willis is taking a stand without a shirt. The 22-year-old daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis strolled around Manhattan topless to protest Instagram's nudity policy. The younger Willis tweeted photos of herself in a floral skirt, brown shoes and nothing else walking the streets of Manhattan.

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Ten month old Rasmus Futtrup takes a customized Helmet Front Mount out for an afternoon swing session.

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