One step for LTA, 54 steps for mum

I cannot help noticing the proliferation of Government-formed committees to look into important areas for the development and improvement of Singapore. These include the high-powered committee headed by Second Minister for Finance and Foreign Affairs Raymond Lim to promote good service; the 15-member committee led by Mr Lim Hock San […]

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If cooks could kill

My father told me the other day that the latest medical study recommended a greater fat intake for those who did not wish to grow old. He said that because I was shaking my head while watching him eat an oyster omelette. And he must have felt guilty. He had […]

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Seeing stars in our own sky

I met Jackie Chan twice – the first time, at Orchard Cine-leisure and the second, at the National Library. Both times, I found him to be simply charming. The mega movie star was in Singapore last year for the premiere of the Police Story sequel. The cinema lobby, which was […]

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Smile for better service

“Boy, if you like it, you can have it,” said the salesgirl with a charming smile. The offer was music to my ears. I was only about six years old and… …had been eyeing the toy train for quite some time. My parents refused to buy it for me and […]

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