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    Default GE: Electoral Boundaries Review Committee report accepted

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    By S Ramesh | Posted: 24 February 2011 1506 hrs

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    SINGAPORE: The Electoral Boundaries Review Committee report was released on Thursday at 3pm.

    The committee has recommended that Singapore be carved out into 27 electoral divisions.

    There will be 12 single member constituencies and 15 Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs).

    Singapore's new Parliament will now have a total of 87 members of parliament.

    The government has accepted the electoral boundary changes recommended by the report.

    In a statement issued on February 24, it said the changes will be implemented at the next General Election.

    There will now be 12 single member constituencies, two four-member GRCs, 11 five-member GRCs and two six-member GRCs.

    The 12 single member constituencies are Bukit Panjang, Hong Kah North, Hougang, Joo Chiat, Mountbatten, Pioneer, Potong Pasir, Punggol East, Radin Mas, Sengkang West, Whampoa and Yuhua.

    The two four-member GRCs are Holland-Bukit Timah and Moulmein-Kallang.

    The 11 five-member GRCs are Aljunied, Bishan-Toa Payoh, Chua Chu Kang, East Coast, Jurong, Marine Parade, Nee Soon, Sembawang, Tampines, Tanjong Pagar and West Coast.

    The two six-member GRCs are Ang Mo Kio and Pasir Ris-Punggol.

    In a Gazette released later in the day, the GRCs where at least one of the candidates must belong to the Malay community were named as: Aljunied, Bishan-Toa Payoh, Chua Chu Kang, East Coast, Marine Parade, Moulmein-Kallang, Pasir Ris-Punggol, Sembawang and Tampines.

    As for the GRCs that require one person belonging to the Indian or other minority communities, they are: Ang Mo Kio, Holland-Bukit Timah, Jurong, Nee Soon, Tanjong Pagar and West Coast.

    For the 2006 General Election, the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee report was released about seven weeks before Nomination Day.

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    Default NUS to set up overseas college in Israel

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    Feb 25, 2011


    Students picked for 7th college will be interns with start-ups there

    By Sandra Davie, Senior Writer




    NUS computing student Ong Howe Shang, 25, is impressed with the gutsy attitude of Israel's entrepreneurs and hopes a stint there will hone his ideas and skills. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN


    THE National University of Singapore (NUS) will set up an overseas college in Israel to develop the spirit of entrepreneurship among the students it sends there.

    A total of 10 selected undergraduates and postgraduates will spend six months doing internships with high-tech firms in what has been dubbed 'the start-up nation'; they will also attend entrepreneurship-related seminars taught by the region's gurus.

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    Default MOM to launch standard maid biodata form

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    Feb 25, 2011


    Move will raise industry standards as accuracy and level of details vary

    By Teh Joo Lin



    MAID STOOD BY HER

    'At one stage, I didn't want to work any more. I told her I couldn't afford her. But she told me I had to pay only her levy. She didn't mind staying.'
    Madam Low Choon Pheng on her Filipino maid Hilda Estopasi Javier (above), who stood by her and her three young children when her husband died of a heart attack

    -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM



    EMPLOYERS will have a better shot at finding the right maid when a standard template is introduced later this year for agencies to present maid biodata.

    The template helps employers compare maids from different agencies and ensure that they have enough information to help them decide on the right helpers.

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    Default CDCs help 6 in 10 people find jobs

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    Jobseekers filling out application forms at a recruitment fair. CDCs, working with WDA successfully placed six in 10 job seekers in employment last year. -- ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN


    WHEN Madam Tangammal Vaithilingam approached her Community Development Council in August 2009 for help in landing a job, she was met with a deluge of possible job openings.

    Its job consultant referred her to 22 career fairs and sent her for training courses.

    From that came a position as a call-centre agent last April for the 59-year-old, who had not held a full-time job since 2003.

    The CDCs, working with the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), successfully placed six in 10 job seekers in employment last year - in raw numbers, the figure was 14,500 out of 24,200 job seekers.

    This was 28 per cent fewer than the 20,000 placements in 2009, a recession year, but higher than the 12,700 job placements achieved in 2008, before the economy slumped.

    Last year's improved economy accounted for there having been 36 per cent fewer new job seekers who registered for employment at the CDCs - 24,200, compared with 2009's 38,000.

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    Default S'pore legal system should break away from British law

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    Feb 25, 2011

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    Chief Jusitice Chan Sek Keong delivering the opening address at the Singapore Academy of Law Conference. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN


    MORE should be done in Singapore to build up a legal system independent of English law, said Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong at the opening ceremony of the Singapore Academy of Law conference on Thursday.

    Speaking to some 500 legal professionals at the event, he said Singapore's system of law is mostly inherited from English common law.

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    Default Another gold for Singapore

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    05:56 AM Feb 25, 2011

    SINGAPORE - Fired up after a women's doubles gold from Shayna Ng and Geraldine Ng on Tuesday, Singapore bowlers clinched a second title in the mixed team event at the Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships in Selangor yesterday.

    The team of Shayna, Geraldine, Jason Yeong-Nathan and Remy Ong delivered a come-from-behind win over Malaysia at the Sunway Megalanes after placing second in the first game. The Singaporean quartet turned on the heat from the second game and never looked back, rolling in a total of 5,185 pins, 130 ahead of Malaysia's 5,055.


    India clinched the bronze medal with 4,765 pinfalls.

    In the women's all-events, Geraldine is currently in the lead with 5,010 pinfalls, with Malaysia's Siti Safiyah (4,950) and team-mate Shayna (4,863) in second and third spots respectively.

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    Default 75 MPs to come from GRCs

    Feb 25, 2011

    GROUP REPRESENTATION CONSTITUENCIES (GRCs)
    Several GRCs are downsized; four-member GRCs make a return

    By Rachel Chang




    DPM Teo (centre) with (from left) Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council general manager Kwok Wei Kin, Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC MPs Charles Chong and Teo Ser Luck, and Punggol South Citizens' Consultative Committee chairman Sonny Tan at an event last night. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN



    GROUP representation constituencies (GRCs) will be smaller on average at the next polls, but the overall number of elected MPs they will yield remains the same as in the last elections: 75.

    Although several existing GRCs have been downsized, three new ones in the north, south and west of the island have been created. They are Nee Soon, Moulmein-Kallang and Chua Chu Kang.

    And while two four-member GRCs have been carved out - a smaller-than-average configuration which has not been seen on the electoral map since 2001 - two six-member GRCs remain in Pasir Ris-Punggol and Ang Mo Kio.

    Altogether, the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee followed the terms of reference it was given on GRCs to a tee. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in 2009 that the average size of a GRC, now at 5.4, 'should not exceed five' in the new electoral map.

    The average size of the 15 GRCs for the coming polls: exactly five.

    Still, the new GRC landscape is now significantly different from before, with several changes taking observers by surprise.

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    Default More people taking MRT trains to work

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    Feb 25, 2011




    Commuters taking the train at City Hall MRT train station. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN


    IT HAS been quite clear to train commuters for some time now, but here is the official statistical evidence: MRT travel has risen sharply over the past decade.

    According to the 2010 population census conducted by the Department of Statistics, the percentage of people who go to work by taking the MRT or a combination of MRT and other modes rose to 31.2 per cent last year - from 23.6 per cent in 2000.

    In absolute terms, the increase is sharper, as the population base used last year was 1.88 million, versus 1.48 million in 2000. That translates to 585,200 people taking the train per day, versus 349,889 in 2000 - a 67.3 per cent jump.

    The increase in train commutes has been at the expense of bus commutes. Those who take the bus to work fell from 25 per cent (370,645) to 19.3 per cent (361,999) in the same period.

    Work trips by car inched upwards by only 1.1 percentage points - from 23.7 to 24.8 per cent - despite a 50 per cent increase in car population.

    Observers point to the expansion of the rail network for the trend. According to the Land Transport Authority, the network stood at 158.5km at the end of last year, up from 90.8km in 2000.

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    Default Average travel times for Singapore workers, students

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    Feb 25, 2011




    The median travel time for workers clocked in at 30 minutes for both those driving cars and those taking the bus. -- ST PHOTO: ALAN LIM


    THE median travel time for workers clocked in at 30 minutes for both those driving cars and those taking the bus, figures from the Singapore Department of Statistics showed.

    Workers living nearer the city generally had a shorter travelling time to work. The median travelling time to work for those living in the Downtown Core, Newton, Changi and Tanglin areas was about 25 minutes.
    In contrast, median travel times were longer at 40 minutes, for those living in areas such as Choa Chu Kang, Woodlands and Punggol.

    In 2010, the median travelling time to school was 45 minutes for polytechnic students and 50 minutes for university students. However, travelling times were shorter for pre-primary and primary students at 12 minutes, and 20 minutes for secondary school students.

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    Default Dr Tony Tan awarded medal in New York

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    By Natalie Carney | Posted: 25 February 2011 1214 hrs


    Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, GIC's deputy chairman & executive director, speaking at the Foreign Policy Association Dinner in New York




    NEW YORK: Dr Tony Tan has been awarded the Foreign Policy Association medal.

    The honours took place at the association's annual financial services dinner in New York City.

    Past recipients of the Foreign Policy Association medal include the current United States Secretary of the treasury, Timothy Geitner, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and both Bill and Hillary Clinton.

    Archie Cox, Jr., Chairman, Foreign Policy Association, said: "It is my great pleasure, as chairman, to present Dr Tan with the foreign policy association medal for his outstanding leadership and service in both the public and private sector."

    Dr Tan, who is the Executive Director and Deputy Chairman of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, spoke to a packed room about the relationship strengths between the US and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC).

    "More than a third of GIC's investments are in the US. Despite the shift in economic power, and GIC's desire to take advantage of opportunities in the emerging world, the US will continue to be a prime destination for GIC's investments for many years to come."

    Dr Tan applauded America's improving economic backdrop and supportive policies, saying they will likely boost equity markets, which in turn will increase consumer and business confidence, and the population.

    "People want to come to the US. America has the great advantage of being able to attract the brightest and most energetic young people from around the world and give them the opportunity to thrive in America's open and vibrant economy and society."

    In his speech, Dr Tan touched on the realities in the US economy such as the high unemployment rate here in America, the weak US housing market as well as the potential for inflation in the years to come.

    He also compared the US economy to economies across Asia and Europe and despite its flaws, he reiterated that US still does remain the prime destination for GIC Investment.

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    Default Singapore submits human rights report to UN

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    It lists achievements and stands firm in areas such as death penalty

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    With its multi-racial, multi-religious and multilingual population, the Singapore has 'no margin for error'. -- PHOTO: BT


    SINGAPORE'S first report to the United Nations (UN) on the state of human rights here highlights its achievements in health, housing and education.

    It also takes a firm stand in areas such as the death penalty, detention without trial, and limits on certain freedoms including those of speech, assembly and the press.

    Singapore respects the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the report released on Friday makes clear. But it maintains that the manner in which all rights are attained 'must take cognisance of specific national circumstances and aspirations'.

    With its multi-racial, multi-religious and multilingual population, the young city state has 'no margin for error'. It insists on the rule of law to ensure stability and security - the prerequisites for economic growth, the Government says in the 10,700-word report, which several agencies worked on for more than a year.

    Yet, Singapore is open to change: 'We recognise that as the demands of our people change over time, so too must our goals and policies.'

    Singapore submitted its report card on human rights to the UN earlier this month as part of a peer review process known as the Universal Periodic Review.

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    Default High-level team looks out for profiteering

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    MOS Lee Yi Shyan heads new Retail Price Watch Group to keep a closer watch on any excessive price increases or anti-competitive practices. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM


    CONSUMERS worried about rising food prices now have a new 13-man watchdog to keep an eye on suppliers and help prevent undue profiteering.

    Tasked with this mission is the Retail Price Watch Group (RPWG), which was launched on Friday after its members met at the East Coast Town Council in Bedok North.

    Chaired by Minister of State for Trade and Industry Lee Yi Shyan, it includes representatives from three supermarket chains, Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) chief executive Tan Poh Hong and Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) chief executive Yena Lim Hua Yen.

    They will meet at least once a month to review the Consumer Price Index (CPI) with respect to food items, see where the price pressures lie and investigate if any hike seems unwarranted.

    The CPI rose 5.5 per cent last month - the highest level since November 2008 - mostly because of escalating car prices and housing costs. Food prices climbed 2.8 per cent.
    Mr Lee said that because Singapore imports nearly all its food, it cannot be immune to price fluctuations. However, profiteering or anti-competitive behaviour could distort the market and lead to excessively high prices.

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    Default GE: PM Lee says new electoral map should lower hurdles for contesting parties

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    By S Ramesh | Posted: 25 February 2011 1427 hrs


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    SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said changes to Singapore's electoral map should lower the hurdles for parties intending to contest the elections.

    He said the changes announced by the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee on February 24 have demarcated new constituency boundaries in accordance with the guidelines which he announced in Parliament in May 2009.

    Mr Lee said the average size of Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs) has been brought down to five members, while the number of six-member GRCs has been reduced and the number of Single Member Constituencies (SMCs) increased to 12.

    The Electoral Boundaries Review Committee's report has been received with mixed reactions by both the ruling party and the opposition.

    Indranee Rajah, MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC
    said: "For Tanjong Pagar, there were changes - Radin Mas has been carved out as an SMC; the part of Tanjong Pagar which is under Moulmein, that has been carved out as part of Moulmein-Kallang GRC.

    "And the part of Buona Vista under Minister Lim Swee Say, that has come back into the ward as it used to be, prior to 2001. And Dr Lily Neo's area under Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng is part of Tanjong Pagar GRC.

    "With the new boundaries, we get from the Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng (area) certainly more senior citizens, more of the lower income flats. We already have quite a lot in Tanjong Pagar, but this is sort of a slightly different group.

    "In Buona Vista, we have got private estates so we have lost private estates from Moulmein, (and) some lower income from Radin Mas. We have gotten new areas, but slightly different personality profiles, slightly different demographics."

    Meanwhile, opposition parties continue to stake their claim on the various wards, with signs of three-cornered fights emerging.

    However, some opposition parties are unhappy as the areas where they have been active have been affected by the changes.

    But Prime Minister Lee emphasised that many incumbent MPs will also be affected by the boundary changes as well.

    "Whichever way the boundaries are drawn, PAP MPs and candidates will do their best to serve the voters, and to win their support in the next elections," said Mr Lee.

    The sentiment is shared by MP Indranee Rajah, who said opposition accusations of gerrymandering are baseless.

    She said: "You look at Jalan Besar, it's been carved (out); look at Hong Kah, that's been carved out. The impact is not just on opposition, and as far as I can tell there has been that much impact.

    "The one that has surfaced in the newspapers is the Workers' Party talking about Aljunied and what they say is that the areas where they had support are now part of Ang Mo Kio. The point is if those areas are areas they had support and if that is correct, then if they contest in Ang Mo Kio, that support would remain as well."

    "But overall, my reaction is there are many areas where internally it has remained untouched. There are some areas which have been carved out but more SMCs, which was the response of the general feedback - the opposition felt they would have a better chance if there were more SMCs.

    "The other thing is the bigger GRCs have been downsized - that again is a response from feedback. So you can see that overall, the changes have been geared towards providing more contests and we can look forward to a fairly exciting election."

    The Workers' Party has expressed interest in the Hougang, Joo Chiat, Punggol East and Sengkang West single seats and three GRCs - Aljunied, East Coast and Nee Soon.

    The Singapore Democratic Alliance has its eye on the single wards of Potong Pasir, Radin Mas, Mountbatten and Punggol East and two GRCs - namely Bishan-Toa Payoh and Pasir Ris Punggol.

    The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) wants to contest in Jurong and Sembawang GRCs and the single seat at Bukit Panjang. According to the SDP website, the party intends to walk the ground at Whampoa and Yuhua divisions on Sunday.

    The National Solidarity Party is interested in Moulmein-Kallang, Tampines and Jurong GRCs and three single wards - Whampoa, Mountbatten and Yuhua.

    For the Reform Party, it is focusing on West Coast and Chua Chu Kang GRCs and the Pioneer, Radin Mas, Hong Kah North and Yuhua single seats.

    For now, the opposition parties have not declared their interest in three GRCs - Ang Mo Kio, Marine Parade and Tanjong Pagar GRCs.

    Political watchers said one of the biggest challenges for the opposition parties in Singapore is to put up a united front and the key to this is to avoid three-cornered fights come Nomination Day.

    The National Solidarity Party has said it intends to take the lead to bring together the different opposition parties in Singapore some time next week to discuss the seat allocation.

    Goh Meng Seng, Secretary-General of the National Solidarity Party, said: "Nobody wants a three- or four-cornered fight, to put it plainly. Every Singaporean wants to vote and there are enough places for people to fight, if you want, with PAP.

    "I don't think anybody is interested in a three-cornered fight and we will broker a deal with all the vested parties. If people think SMC is an easier fight, I don't think so. The fight this time round will be in the GRC."

    Political watchers said a breakthrough for the opposition will be when they win a GRC.

    Political commentator PN Balji said: "The opposition, to me, they have the best opportunity now compared to say the last few elections because there are enough issues that can catch fire, that have already caught fire and these issues are resonating with the public - whether it is immigration, whether it is overcrowding, housing prices, cost of living, all coming together.

    "But the issue is whether the opposition knows how to fight a smart fight. By smart fight, I mean they are going in there, concentrating their resources, not fighting with each other - making sure there are no three-cornered fights, make sure they are working to get the breakthrough ... to get one GRC and maybe a few single seats.

    "If they don't win any seat, then I think the Singaporean voters are going to be very disappointed and it's going to be very tough for them to recover."

    Channel NewsAsia understands that the Elections Department has so far trained about 25,400 civil servants to carry out election duties. About 1,400 premises have also been identified as polling stations.

    Candidates can start collecting the nomination forms from the day the Writ of Election is issued up to noon on Nomination Day.

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    Default S'pore-made cellphone creates a buzz with ECGs on the go

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    Feb 26, 2011

    By Daryl Chin


    NSF Wilson Sum (right) credits the EPI Life phone with helping him to prove his heart condition. With him is EPI's medical director Chow U-Jin. -- ST PHOTO: NURIA LING


    A MADE-IN-SINGAPORE touchscreen cellphone which can take an electrocardiogram (ECG) reading, transmit it to a medical call centre and receive an analysis of the result is making waves in the region.

    The company behind the device, called EPI Life, has sold 2,000 units here and in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Bangladesh and India.

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    Default Bumper year for NTU job fair

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    Nearly 20,000 NTU students visited the two-day fair on Tuesday and yesterday. A record 175 companies took part. -- ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG


    A RECORD 175 companies have taken part in the annual career fair at Nanyang Technological University, as the strong economy encourages employers to hire.

    Last year, 109 took part in the two-day event, which is held on NTU's campus in Boon Lay. By contrast, this year's fair - which was held on Tuesday and on Friday - was the largest organised by a university here.

    About 4,500 jobs were up for grabs from a range of industries in both the private and public sectors. Last year, there were 2,600.

    Employers taking part this year included government agencies such as the Ministry of Defence and the Housing Board, and companies such as retailer Charles and Keith, and property and real estate firm CapitaLand.

    NTU said the three private sector industries most represented were building and construction; banking, finance and insurance; and engineering and manufacturing. Nearly 20,000 NTU students visited the fair over the two days.

    NTU's director of career and attachment office, Mr Loh Pui Wah, said: 'The strong participation rate by employers is a reflection of the good economy and a sign the hiring sentiment's back.'

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    Default Eating your way down memory lane

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    Feb 26, 2011

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    The 16,000 sq ft indoor and outdoor space now sports a short stretch of tarmac, complete with double yellow lines. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM


    IT MAY be styled after the swinging 60s, but the Singapore Flyer's retro foodcourt has its eyes set firmly on the future.

    The newly launched Singapore Food Trail, run by Select Group, is part of a $10 million makeover for the Flyer, which saw its number of visitors rise by about 30 per cent last year when tourist arrivals went up.

    Converted from what was previously a drive-in to the tourist attraction at Raffles Avenue, the 16,000 sq ft indoor and outdoor space now sports a short stretch of tarmac, complete with double yellow lines.

    Rows of permanent hawker stalls fronted by famous purveyors, such as High Street Tai Wah Pork Noodle and Old Airport Road Satay Bee Hoon and Satay Celup, line up alongside authentic 1960s-era decorations, including a working jukebox worth about $10,000 today.

    At the venue's 17 stalls, prices of standard hawker fare such as minced pork noodles and satay bee hoon start from $5.

    At the official launch on Friday, guest of honour Aw Kah Peng, chief executive of the Singapore Tourism Board, said she expects the Food Trail to be 'a rallying point' for locals and tourists alike.

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