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October 2007


ACT 3 Int'l presents Peter Pan

29 Oct - 4 Nov 2007

For 4- to 12-year-olds



Proposed exemption from maximum credit card limit

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued a consultation paper proposing to exempt card issuers from complying with the maximum credit limit when issuing credit or charge cards to individuals with an annual income of at least $120,000 or net personal assets exceeding $2 million[1].
With the proposed exemption, card issuers may determine the appropriate credit limits for this higher income group in line with their assessment of the credit worthiness of these individuals...



September 2007


MediaCorp Radio Subaru Impreza Challenge 2007

The event is slotted to start at 7.00 am on Saturday, 3 Nov 2007 at Ngee Ann City's Civic Plaza.
To get a chance to register for the Challenge, tune in during the qualifying period (24 September 2007 – 26 October 2007) to any three of the following radio stations: Gold 90.5FM, Class 95FM and 987FM.
Wait for the DJ's ‘invitation to call’. Call in. The first male and female callers of each call-in segment will enter the Second Qualifying Round...



Rock Productions and CapitaLand develop Integrated Hub at Vista Xchange

"CapitaLand Retail will also project manage the entire development of the Integrated Hub, which is expected to be completed by 2011.
"The Integrated Hub will stand out in the one-north precinct with its stunning iconic architecture. Designed by Andrew Bromberg of AEDAS Hong Kong, the development will boast over eight levels of Civic and Cultural Zone, and four levels of Retail and Entertainment Zone, forming the base structure..."



August 2007


Singapore Fireworks Celebrations 2007

"The Singapore Fireworks Celebrations has lined up two fireworks displays, on 17 and 18 Aug, at the Marina Bay area to tie in with this year's National Day celebrations..."



Inaugural F1 Singapore Grand Prix to be held on 28 Sep 2008

"A fortnight ago, on 27 July 2007, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA, or the World Motor Sports Council) set the date of the first Singapore Grand Prix as 28 September 2008.
"The 5.05km long street circuit offers a number of overtaking opportunities, fast turns and technically challenging sections for F1 race drivers, which, in turn, will present viewers with compelling race action to keep them on the edge of their seats.
"More than 70 per cent of the street circuit is made up of Singapore’s existing road network. The Paddock building will house the control tower, garages for the teams, hospitality lounges, Press Room and other facilities..."



PACE releases report on English TV and Radio programmes

"In recommending the areas for further improvement, PACE noted that vacant timeslots left when a programme series ends are still repeatedly filled with the same type of slapstick programming like Mr Bean and Just for Laughs...
"The Committee applauded MediaCorp TV for working with schools to involve youths in the revamped debate programme The Arena. However, the Committee noted that there is still a lack of quality programmes that address the issues which youths face, and those that cater to children aged eight to 12 years old...
"Recommendations from the Committee included a clear distinction between 'live talk' on air and advertisements, as well as longer stretches of music play with interruptions only for informative commentaries..."



July 2007


library@orchard ends stay at Ngee Ann City on 30 Nov 2007

"The National Library Board (NLB) announced today that after eight eventful years at Ngee Ann City, the library@orchard will be moving out from its current premises at Ngee Ann City on 30 November 2007...

"The library@orchard will re-open in 2010 at a new location – *scape the youth community space, and possibly another redeveloped site along Orchard Road..."



SingTel launches pay TV service

"Subscribers who opt for the Set-Top Box with recording function can pause, rewind and record live TV programmes so that they no longer have to miss anything.

"The mio TV website allows subscribers to programme their recordings even when they are not at home, and an upcoming service that will enable them to do it via their mobile phones..."


     - No National Day Parade tickets?


Singapore Food Festival 2007

"Other themed events held over the weekends of the Singapore Food Festival include Curry Fish Head Mela (5-8 July) at the Banana Leaf Apolo at Little India Arcade, Yuk! Makan Festival (7-8 July) at Malay Heritage Centre, Tantalising Treats of Singapore Chinatown (13-15 July), Rasa Satay Singapura (19-22 July) at Lau Pa Sat Festival Market and Singapore Seafood (27-29 July) at VivoCity..."



Jun 2007


MediaCorp Radio to be fined $15,000 for breaching radio programme code

'The Media Development Authority (MDA) has informed MediaCorp Radio that it will be fined $15,000 for breaching the Radio Programme Code when it broadcast exploitative and inappropriate content in its programme “No Bra Days with the Muttons” from 14 – 16 March 2007...'



May 2007


Exhibition on infectious diseases and their impact on Singapore

"Hosted at the Central Lending Library in Basement 1 of the National Library at 100 Victoria Street, the exhibition will be open to the public from noon of Thursday 24 May until Sunday 8 July from 10am to 9pm daily...
"Through text panels, photographs, artefacts, interactive displays, video clips, documents and news reports, visitors to the exhibition will be able to learn how and what they can all do to fight and prevent diseases, individually and as a nation..."



Inuka the polar bear to remain in Singapore

"During a committee meeting on January 27, 2007, Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s Animal Welfare & Ethics Committee (AWEC) has made a recommendation that Inuka the polar bear should remain in Singapore and not be relocated to a temperate country following his mother’s demise...
"AWEC and Singapore Zoo, nevertheless, will continue to keep an open view. With new discoveries every so often in veterinary science, captive animal breeding and management around the world, there will be a need to again assess the situation at that point in time when Sheba passes on...



World’s largest floating stage being built at Marina Bay

"The Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA) conceptualised the design and managed the development of the new multi-purpose facility at the Marina Bay. The facility comprises a seating gallery and a floating platform...
"DSTA worked closely with the Ministry of Defence, Singapore Sports Council and Urban Redevelopment Authority to conceptualise the innovative solution to address the need for a temporary facility to hold mass spectators events over the next five years in view of the expected demolition of the National Stadium..."



Licks 5D Productions presents Hello Music Land at GV VivoCity

Hello Music Land introduces audiences to the wonderful world of music through a combined cinema and live musical stage show which offers families an incredible cross-platform entertainment experience.

24 May to 3 June 2007

7.00p.m. nightly, from Thursday to Sunday



April 2007

Experience lifestyle yachting with an Azurea membership

Kingfisher Marine announces the launch of Azurea, an new membership scheme that provides easy and affordable access to the exclusive world of lifestyle yachting...

Azurea is specifically designed for the busy professional who wants to simply climb on board with his family or friends and go boating!
The scheme removes all of the uncertainties associated with chartering and relieves members of all the responsibilities and expense normally associated with ownership.



Pre-bookings for flights on Singapore Flyer

"Fly high for the best view of Singapore for the affordable price of just $29.50! Singaporeans can now snap up the experience of a life-time on the Asia's latest world-class iconic attraction - the Singapore Flyer - at a fraction of the price of tickets on other observation wheels around the world...

"The iconic landmark attraction is set to usher in 2008 with a big bang when operations take flight early 1st quarter..."




Salsa Loco Nite at LA Dance Connection

Love dancing to Salsa Top 20 Hits? Put on your dancing shoes and join us at LADC's monthly Salsa Loco Nite!

13 Apr 2007




March 2007

$30-million Songs of the Sea opens on Sentosa

"The attraction will run two shows every night, 365 days a year. The open-air styled viewing gallery can comfortably seat 2,500 visitors. Each show lasts 25 minutes..."



Inaugural Singapore National Barista Championship 2007

Mr Ross Bright Master Coffee Roaster & Wholesale Manager with the Spinelli Coffee Company

29 – 31 March 2007



$5.2 billion Resorts World at Sentosa slated to open in early 2010

"Resorts World at Sentosa will welcome some 10 million tourists, excluding local visitors, by 2015, generating S$15 billion in tourism receipts, half of Singapore’s target.
"Spending per diem on entertainment and sightseeing is expected to be more than six times higher than current spending levels...
"In anticipation of the increase in tourist traffic to Sentosa Island, Resorts World at Sentosa is also committed to significantly enhance the existing infrastructure of the island by building a new three-lane bridge, adjacent to the existing Sentosa Gateway Bridge...



February 2007

Singapore may enter upper half of First World nations within 20 years

"The Singapore of the 1980s is the past.
"By 2010 we will have two integrated resorts. With conventions and world class entertainment, our tourists may increase from 9.7 million in 2006 to 17 million by 2015.

"Singapore’s landscape will change. We will have an iconic city centre, a Marina with a promenade that will allow pedestrians and electric golf buggies unimpeded access round the whole Marina, with al fresco dining, restaurants, shops and electrically-driven pleasure boats for tourists to cruise along the Singapore and Kallang Rivers..."



     - Singapore River HongBao 2007

     - Chinatown light-up and bazaar for Chinese New Year


Chingay 2007

23 - 24 Feb 2007



January 2007

Thaipusam Festival 2007

From 6 P.M. On Wed, 31 Jan 2007 to 2 A.M on Fri, 2 Feb 2007


     -  Crazy Horse Paris in Singapore to close

     - StarHub first to launch HDTV service in Singapore

     - MDA launches new licence framework for IPTV




Two Years of Free Wi-Fi for Singapore

"Come 2007, Singaporeans will be ushering the new year with at least 24 months, or two years, of free (basic tier) wireless connectivity at up to 512 kbps speeds almost everywhere - thanks to IDA's 'Wireless@SG' programme...

"The three operators are extending this two-year free offering with unlimited usage to all residents and visitors in Singapore, including tourists and business travellers. The sign-up details will be made known from December 2006 by the operators..."



December 2006

     - The Neptune restaurant closes after 34 years in business

     - Marina Bay and Orchard Road Countdown 2006/2007 events



November 2006

     - Tanglin Village attracts businesses with its rustic charm

     - New lighting plan for the City Centre

     - Accreditation scheme for local dating industry in mid-2007






Robbie Williams to perform in Singapore on 18 Nov 2006

Tickets will go on sale across three days only – from 19th June through to midnight on 21st June


SINGAPORE, 26 SEPTEMBER 2006 : Midas Promotions officially announce today the cancellation of the Singapore show (18 November) of the Robbie Williams: Close Encounters Tour. This is a decision made by Robbie Williams Inc, citing health concerns.


October 2006

     - Scenic Changi Point coastline opens to the public

     - Singapore Zoo adds braille interpretives for visually handicapped

     - SCV fined for showing footage of lesbian sex on Zone Reality Channel


     - Annual Firewalking Festival 2006





Singapore's largest retail & lifestyle centre, Vivocity, to open in October 2006

Largest multi-experiential retail and lifestyle venue in Singapore



September 2006

Mediacorp Subaru WRX Challenge 2006

"To participate, you have to undergo two qualifying rounds. For the First Qualifying Round, you have to call in during the qualifying period (18 September 2006 – 20 October 2006) to any of the three radio stations when you hear the ‘invitation to call’..."



     - Singapore tightens security ahead of IMF/World Bank meetings



August 2006

     - New "R18" rating for cabaret shows


July 2006

Newton Food Centre reopens after nine-month makeover



Smoking ban in eating places starts today

Food outlets such as hawker centres, coffeeshops, cafes and fast food restaurants will be smoke-free from 1st July. To protect patrons from second-hand smoke, smokers are reminded to light up only at designated smoking corners.

Under this new regulation, smoking is banned within the indoor refreshment areas (IRA) of all foodshops (Eg. Coffeeshops, Cafes, Restaurants). They can designate up to 20% of the floor area in their outdoor refreshment areas (ORA) as a smoking corner upon NEA’s approval....



Hawker centres, coffeeshops and cafes prepare for smoking ban

Smoking ban will be extended to hawker centres, coffeeshops and cafes come 1st July.

To protect patrons from second-hand smoke, foodshop operators can set up smoking corners for those who want to light up. To date, close to half of the affected outlets have decided to set up smoking corners in their outdoor refreshment areas....




June 2006

Government launches 10-year infocomm masterplan


Create 80,000 additional jobs

Have 90 per cent homes using broadband

Achieve 100 per cent computer ownership for all homes with school-going children




High Definition Television trials start in June 2006



Act 3 International & NAC present Kidsfest


1 - 6 Jun 2006




May 2006

Las Vegas Sands awarded Integrated Resort Project at Marina Bay

Apply for your National Day Parade 2006 Tickets Now!


Population Survey on the Arts 2005

"The profile of arts audience is demographically skewed towards young people below 35 years old (49%), comprising age groups of 15-19 (14%) and 20-34 (35%)..."



Singapore delivers games to Asia's $14billion video game market




April 2006

Boat Asia 2006

20 - 23 Apr 2006





March 2006





Survey on Infocomm Usage in households & by individuals 2005

The proportion of households with access to a computer at home was 74%. This proportion has remained unchanged since 2003.
The proportion of households with two or more computers was 28%.
Nine in ten households in private housing had access to a computer at home; compared to seven in ten households in public housing.
About two-thirds of the Singapore’s resident population aged 15 years and above were computer users.



February 2006



Casino Control Bill 2006

To discourage locals from developing into problem gamblers, Section 116 of the Bill shall require the casino operators to collect an entry levy from Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents for every consecutive 24 hours in the casinos or $2,000 for an annual membership.

This levy will also underscore the message that gambling is an expense and not a means to get rich...
Section 108 of the Bill shall prohibit casino and junket operators from extending credit to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents, unless they maintain a credit balance of at least $100,000 with the casino operator at the start of their gaming which would qualify them as premium players.
Automated Teller Machines or ATMs shall be prohibited within the casinos under Section 109 of the Bill so that patrons will not have easy access to their savings accounts to gamble continuously.
Minors are also another potentially vulnerable group who may fall prey to the glamour of the casino, without realising the possible dangers of gambling. Sections 130 to 137 of the Bill will prohibit persons below the age of 21 years from entering the casinos...


Thaipusam Festival 2006

10th February 2006 at 6 pm (Friday) to 12th February 2006 at 2 am (Sunday)

There will be a religious foot procession comprising about 20,000 devotees carrying kavadis and their supporters between 12 midnight on Friday, 10th February 2006 and 12 midnight, on Saturday, 11th February 2006.



January 2006



     - Christmas & new year revellers molested in Orchard Road



Esplanade presents Marina Bay Countdown 2005/2006

31 Dec 2005, from 8pm Along Marina Bay



Significant trends in the Singapore labour market

"Today, services make up seven out of every ten jobs, compared to six out of ten jobs in 1990. In particular, employment within the financial and business services sector has more than doubled since 1990...

"But there is also a third, important trend, and that is that people will have to change jobs more often in their lifetimes..."






     - Creative Industries in Singapore over the years




Watch "Lao Jiu: The Musical" on 16 Nov 2005 and win prizes

The Theatre Practice has a very special treat for the audience of Lao Jiu: The Musical.

Catch the musical on Wednesday, 16 November 2005 and you may win up to $2,000 worth of fantastic prizes from Creative Technology Ltd!

To be eligible, just buy $45 or $60 tickets at any SISTIC counter for the performance on 16 November and winners will be revealed on the night of the performance.




      - Presence/Absence exhibition of 16 international artists at LASALLE-SIA

     - New Drama Centre opens


Boat Asia sponsors Vincent Wee for Clipper Race

Vince is pictured 'left' together with Roel van Leeuwen 'center' and Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan 'right'


     - Annual Fire Walking Festival 2005

     - CapitaLand acquires Seiyu stores in Singapore

     - Draft Casino Control Bill released for public consultation


     - Tourist attraction Newton Food Centre closes for makeover


     - The Singapore Flyer to be completed in early 2008


Eye é city - a visual account of the last 24 hours of 2004

The Exhibition 1 to 30 October 2005, 10am to 9pm



     - Singapore voted world's Best Business City




NAFA Gala Concert 2005

8 September 2005 (Thursday)



Changing of Guards Ceremony

The changing of Istana Guards Ceremony by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Provost Unit at the Istana main gate will be held on Sun, 4 Sep 2005, at 6.00 pm. The new Guards will march along Orchard Road towards the Istana to take over from the old Guards.

The Singapore Armed Forces Bands A and B and Provost Silent Precision Drill Squad will be in attendance.

The public is welcome to witness the ceremony.




My Three Bears Workshop

5 - 7, 6 - 8 Sep 2005



Prime Minister's National Day Rally Speech 2005

If you compare us with other countries, you go to Thailand, for example, whether it's a man or woman, the man will say Sawadikup or the woman will say the Sawadika.  You go to Japanese restaurant, Irrashaimasse.  Or you go to India, they say Nemeste or Varnakam. You go to Australia, they say Good Day mate!

In Singapore, they go straight to the point. “How can I help you?” Or if you're not so lucky, “What you want?”





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