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    Default SEA Games: Dramatic day for Singapore of winning - and losing

    Published on Dec 16, 2013

    By Chia Han Keong Assistant Sports Editor In Naypyidaw

    Singapore athletes swung between victory and defeat yesterday.

    Cycling and silat triumphed, the footballers met their target with a draw while the hurlers and swimmers experienced wins as well as losses.

    There were surprise golds, and there were last-gasp goals at the fourth official day of the Myanmar SEA Games here.

    Age finally caught up with James Wong, a 10-time SEA Games gold medallist (nine for discus, one for hammer throw). The 44-year-old discus king finished fifth in his pet event, even though he made his best throw of the year with a 50.82m effort at the Wunna Theikdi Stadium.

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    Default Lower Seletar Reservoir Park declared smoke-free

    'Health ambassadors' will inform public of new rules



    Published on Dec 16, 2013
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    Lower Seletar Reservoir Park (above) has joined several other parks in becoming "smoke-free". Other parks with the same rules include Bedok Reservoir Park, HortPark and the Singapore Botanic Gardens. -- PHOTOS: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES, ST FILE, LIANHE WANBAO



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    Lower Seletar Reservoir Park has joined several other parks in becoming "smoke-free". Other parks with the same rules include Bedok Reservoir Park, HortPark (above) and the Singapore Botanic Gardens. -- PHOTOS: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES, ST FILE, LIANHE WANBAO



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    Lower Seletar Reservoir Park has joined several other parks in becoming "smoke-free". Other parks with the same rules include Bedok Reservoir Park (above), HortPark and the Singapore Botanic Gardens. -- PHOTOS: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES, ST FILE, LIANHE WANBAO


    By Poon Chian Hui

    Anyone caught puffing at Lower Seletar Reservoir Park can now be fined up to $2,000 after it was declared smoke-free.


    Yesterday, the park along Yishun Avenue 1 joined seven other parks islandwide to be designated as non-smoking zones, as part of a broader initiative towards smoke-free living in the community.

    The others include the Singapore Botanic Gardens, HortPark, Bedok Reservoir Park and Yishun Neighbourhood 8 Park.
    Signs have already been put up around Lower Seletar Reservoir Park to inform visitors of the new rules.

    Some 20 Nee Soon South residents have been trained as volunteer "health ambassadors". Their task is to inform park users, including smokers, of the park's smoke-free status, said Nee Soon South MP Lee Bee Wah, who launched the initiative yesterday.

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    Default SEA Games: Mok Ying Ren wins 1st ever men's marathon gold

    Published on Dec 16, 2013
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    Mok Ying Ren has emerged victorious in the SEA Games men's marathon on Monday - becoming the first Singaporean man to do so. -- ST FILE PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG


    By Chan U-gene In Naypyidaw

    Mok Ying Ren has emerged victorious in the SEA Games men's marathon on Monday - becoming the first Singaporean man to do so.

    Finishing at the Wunna Theikdi Stadium in Naypyidaw, he timed 2hr 28min 35sec for the gold.

    In second place is Aye Thuang of Myanmar in 2:29:49 while Filipino Eric Panique, the 2011 silver-medallist, was third in 2:30:29.

    The men completed five loops around a hilly course in chilly 17 deg C weather, before finishing in the stadium.

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    Default More than 50,000 foreign workers attend events to mark International Migrants Day

    Published on Dec 15, 2013
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    More than 50,000 foreign workers attended celebrations across the island on Sunday to mark International Migrants Day, which is on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: NTUC









    More than 50,000 foreign workers attended celebrations across the island on Sunday to mark International Migrants Day, which is on Wednesday. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM


    By Feng Zengkun

    More than 50,000 foreign workers attended celebrations across the island on Sunday to mark International Migrants Day, which is on Wednesday.

    The festivities organised by the Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC) were held at two migrant worker recreation centres and three dormitories, where the workers also walked away with goodie bags and prizes from lucky draws.

    In a fortuitous turn of events, the events also drew workers away from Little India, where alcohol was banned over the weekend and private bus services there suspended on Sunday in the wake of a riot there last week.

    An MWC spokesman said the workers at the celebrations were also given brochures containing information on Singapore's employment laws, workers' rights, local customs and norms as well as MWC and its services.
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    Default SEA Games: Chan Jing Ru wins 1st archery gold for S'pore since 1983

    Published on Dec 16, 2013
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    Singapore's Chan Jing Ru won gold in the women's recurve (individual) competition at the Wunna Theikdi Archery Field on Monday. -- PHOTO: TEAM SINGAPORE


    By Chia Han Keong In Naypyidaw

    Singapore's Chan Jing Ru won gold in the women's recurve (individual) competition at the Wunna Theikdi Archery Field on Monday.

    She won a nail-biting final 6-4 against Titik Kusumawadarni, scoring a bulls-eye for 10 points in her final shot while the Indonesia managed only seven points.

    It is Singapore's first archery gold since 1983 when it hosted the Games. Then, Tan Pek Hoon won two golds in the women's individual 70m competition as well as the women's overall title

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    Default Mok makes history with SEA Games marathon win

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    Mok Ying Ren crosses the finish line to win the men's marathon at the 2013 SEA Games in Myanmar. Photo: Wee Teck Hian


    Mok’s victory is first ever win for Singapore at the SEA Games men’s maratho
    By Low Lin Fhoong
    Published: 16 December, 11:52 AM


    NAYPYIDAW — Mok Ying Ren made Singapore sporting history in Myanmar today (Dec 16) by winning the men's marathon.

    The 25-year-old medical officer won the South-east Asian Games men's marathon gold this morning in a time of 2hr 28min 36sec. It is the first time Singapore has ever won the men's marathon at the regional biennial Games. K Jayamani had won the women's marathon at the 1983 SEA Games hosted in Singapore.

    Up against a nine-man field, the winner of the 2013 Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore ran a tactical race from start to finish before finally powering past Myanmar's Thaung Aye and Eric Panique of the Philippines to clinch the gold. Thaung Aye eventually finished second in 2:29:50, while Panique was third in 2:30:30.

    While he was not able to break Singapore's national best performance of 2:24:22 set by M Rameshon in 1995, Mok was delighted to earn his spot in the history books.

    "That's great that this is Singapore's first men's marathon ... I didn't expect to win and I'm really happy," said the marathoner, who had only arrived in Naypyidaw yesterday as he is undergoing a medical officer course in National Service.

    "My strategy was not to go for timing, but position, and I think it paid off today."

    This is also Mok's second SEA Games gold. He won the men's triathlon at the 2007 SEA Games.

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    Default HDB to build more small flats for singles: Khaw



    About 2,500 two-room flats will be launched in non-mature estates this year. IMAGE: HDB


    National Development Minister also indicates supply of larger flats will be reduced while ensuring a ‘steady stream’ of studio apartments for seniors


    Published: 16 December, 12:55 PM


    SINGAPORE — Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan said today (Dec 16) that the Housing and Development Board (HDB) will be building more two-room flats to cater for singles while ensuring a “steady stream” of studio apartments (SAs) for senior citizens.

    Meanwhile, the HDB will be cutting down the supply of 3-room, 4-room and 5-room flats.

    “We will build more 2-room flats, to enable more singles to realise their dreams of owning their homes,” Mr Khaw announced on his blog in a post titled “Shaping the taper”.

    “For families, however, we will start to reduce the supply of 3-room, 4-room and 5-room flats... The exact details will be finalised and announced soon.”

    He added that the government “will continue to push out a steady stream of SAs to help our seniors right-size, if they so wish”.

    Mr Khaw also noted that application rates for singles were high in July, the first time singles could buy Build-To-Order flats, with 58 applications for each unit, and that such data will help the HDB “shape our housing taper for 2014”.

    “In 2013, we launched 25,100 Build-To-Order (BTO) flats, as part of a three-year ramped up construction programme, to tilt the supply-demand balance in favour of buyers,” he said.

    “Together with the series of cooling measures, the housing market has now largely stabilised, with cash-over-valuation (COVs) in the resale market reaching new lows. This is good for buyers, both for first-timer and second-timer homebuyers.”

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    Default Quiet Sunday in Little India as foreign workers choose to stay away

    Published on Dec 15, 2013


    By Amelia Tan

    Little India was quiet for the most part of Sunday with foreign workers only trickling into the neighbourhood in the late afternoon.

    Race Course Road, typically a busy meeting point for many of the workers, was unusually empty. However, some well-known retailers such as Mustafa Centre at Syed Alwi Road and the Banana Leaf Apollo restaurant along Race Course Road still managed to draw customers and were bustling with activity.




    Foreign workers congregate at Jurong Central Park, next to Jurong Point , to meet up with friends and to relax. The park is however, quieter this evening, as some workers choose not to venture out of their dormitories. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUA



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    Workers hanging out at Jurong East MRT. Little India was quiet for the most part of Sunday with foreign workers only trickling into the neighbourhood in the late afternoon. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN



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    Patronage and sales of alcohol at Mummy's minimart at Teban Gardens have dropped a week after the riot. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN



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    Workers hanging out at their regular meeting point under the railway tracks at Jurong East MRT. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN



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    Foreign workers shopping for snacks and drinks along Jalan Kayu, on Sunday, Dec 15, 2013.-- ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM



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    Businesses affected by the alcohol ban in Little India, on Sunday, Dec 15, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG


    Grocery and electronic stores along Serangoon Road said their takings dropped as much as 70 per cent. They blamed the thinner crowds of foreign workers caused by the suspension of shuttle bus services from their dormitories to Little India.

    Instead of going to Little India, some foreign workers decided to hang out in the neighbourhoods near their dormitories in Jurong East, Boon Lay and Jalan Kayu.

    Businesses in these places such as cafes, grocery and handphone shops said sales were boosted by workers who came looking for alternative areas to spend their day off.

    Shops at Jurong East MRT, which has an open field where the men gathered to relax, reported a 20 to 30 per cent spike in sales as a result.

    The workers said they either chose remain in their dorms or venture into nearby neighbourhoods for meals or to buy groceries because their bosses discouraged them from going out this weekend.

    Memories of last Sunday's riot at Little India was clearly on the minds of many of them.

    Indian national construction worker Santhosh Kota, 22, said he spent Sunday in his dorm at Jurong West to avoid any trouble.

    "When big groups of men are together, you don't know what will happen," he said.

    Police officers were seen patrolling areas near foreign worker dormitories throughout the day. As at 10pm, police said, there were no incidents reported, no breaches of the alcohol ban detected, and no one was caught for consuming alcohol in public.

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    Default SEA Games: Singapore swimmers add two more golds to bring final tally to 11

    Published on Dec 16, 2013
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    Joseph Schooling wins gold in the 200m butterfly. Singapore's swim team ended their campaign at the SEA Games in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, with a haul of two golds, three silvers and three bronzes on Monday, the last day of the swimming competition. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI


    By May Chen

    Singapore's swim team ended their campaign at the SEA Games in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, with a haul of two golds, three silvers and three bronzes on Monday, the last day of the swimming competition.

    Joseph Schooling cruised to victory in the men's 200m butterfly, taking gold in 1min 59.46sec, more than two seconds ahead of team-mate Quah Zheng Wen who was second. But he missed out on a perfect record of six golds from six events entered when the men's 4x100m medley relay team finished second behind defending champions Indonesia, clocking 3:43.62.

    Amanda Lim made it a three-peat of women's 50m freestyle titles, winning the event in a new Games record of 25.69s.

    Swim queen Tao Li suffered an upset in the women's 200m butterfly event. The 2008 Olympic finalist settled for bronze with a time of 2:14.51 after leaving it too late to make a surge. She was beaten to second by team-mate Quah Ting Wen (2:14.42). Thailand's Patarawadee Kittiya took gold with 2:13.83.

    Meagan Lim also picked up a bronze in the women's 400m individual medley, while Quah Zheng Wen was third in the men's 200m freestyle.

    Singapore finished as the top swimming nation, winning 11 golds, nine silvers and 10 bronzes.

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    Default Nazri Nasir gets nod as assistant to Fandi Ahmad

    Published on Dec 16, 2013
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    Former Lions skipper Nazri Nasir working with the national U-15 football team at the Singapore Sports School on 14 March, 2012. Team mates when Singapore won a Malaysian league and cup Double in 1994, Fandi Ahmad and Nazri Nasir will join forces again 20 years later - at the helm of the LionsXII. -- ST FILE PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI


    By Fabius Chen

    TEAM-MATES when Singapore won a Malaysian league and cup Double in 1994, Fandi Ahmad and Nazri Nasir will join forces again 20 years later - at the helm of the LionsXII.

    Former national captain Nazri was confirmed on Monday as assistant to Fandi - nine days after he was confirmed as successor to V. Sundramoorthy.

    "It's like a dream to work with Fandi as a coach," Nazri said in a statement issued by the Football Association of Singapore.

    The 42-year-old played under Fandi at Singapore Armed Forces FC (now known as Warriors FC) from 2000-2002.

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    Default Fewer Singapore students heading Down Under

    High fees, strong Aussie dollar see more taking up same degree courses here



    Published on Dec 17, 2013
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    Students at James Cook University, which has seen its student numbers here rise to 3,000 this year from 2,500 last year. The Queensland-based institution has had to set up a second campus to accommodate the increase. -- ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN


    By Sandra Davie Senior Education Correspondent

    HIGH tuition fees and the strong Aussie dollar are among the reasons being cited for a dip in the number of Singaporean students heading Down Under to earn their degrees.

    However, Australian universities running degree courses in Singapore are thriving.

    Australian government figures released to The Straits Times show there were 8,100 Singaporeans enrolled in the 39 Australian universities at all levels in 2012, including 2,700 who moved there last year.

    Yet just two years earlier, in 2010, there were more than 9,000 studying there, with over 3,000 students arriving that year.



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    Number of Singaporeans in Australian universities

    2010: 9,000
    2012: 8,100

    Number of students in Australian university programmes here

    2008: 15,000
    2013: 26,000
    (An estimated 70 per cent are Singaporean)

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    Default Fetal stem cell transplant cures 4-year-old at NUH

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    Members of the Singapore team that conducted the research and administered the stem cell treatment, (from left) Prof Jerry Chan, Prof Mahesh Choolani and Dr Citra Nurfarah Mattar on Dec 17, 2013. Photo: Tiara Hamarian


    Taiwanese girl suffering from brittle-bone disease now ‘doing well’ at National University Hospital after undergoing stem cell transplan

    By Tiara Hamarian

    Published: 17 December, 1:23 PM
    Updated: 17 December, 1:30 PM

    SINGAPORE — A four-year-old Taiwanese girl who suffered from Osteogeneis imperfecta (OI), or brittle-bone disease, as a baby is now “doing well” after undergoing a stem cell transplant carried out by a team of experts from the National University Hospital (NUH).

    In the case, which was published in the medical journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine yesterday (Dec 16), the baby was treated with bone-forming mesenchymal stem cells, connective tissue cells that can form and improve bone tissue.

    The first injection of stem cells through the womb was administered in 2008, when the girl was a 31-week-old fetus. A second injection was given when she was a year old.

    The girl has since not suffered any new fractures. Today, she is an active child who can even take part in sporting activities.

    The clinical breakthrough fetal stem cell treatment, a first for NUH and in Asia, was made possible due to an international collaboration with researchers from Singapore, Taiwan and Sweden to treat two babies with OI.

    The other baby who received the same treatment in 2005 was from Sweden. Both children are doing well.

    OI affects one in 20,000 children globally and often leads to severe widespread bone damage such as numerous fractures. OI is among the estimates 6 per cent of fetal abnormalities diagnosed at the NUH’s Fetal Care Centre annually.

    The team that conducted the research and administered the stem cell treatment over a span of five years was led by Professor Mahesh Choolani, Associate Professor and Senior Consultant of Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

    “We are extremely heartened by the results of this transplant and are proud to have been part of this effort to develop a potential new treatments method for OI,” said Prof Choolani.

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    Default Nanyang Technological University holds first 3-D printing festival

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    One of the 3D-printed and fully wearable pieces paraded during a 3D printing festival at the Nanyang Technological University, on Dec 17, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: HOE PEI SHAN


    By Hoe Pei Shan


    Fully wearable apparel was paraded during Tuesday morning's 3D printing festival - the first such festival here.

    Held at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the festival marked the conclusion of two international 3-D printing competitions organised by NTU, in which the top winners in both categories - fashion and abacus-themed - walked away with $10,000 each. The winners of the abacus design section were Xiao Zefeng, Liu Ruicheng, Yang Yongqiang from China, while the winners of the fashion category were a duo from Australia from XYZ Workshop, Lim Kae Woei and Elena Low.

    3-D printing is the process of highly customised manufacturing of objects layer by layer based on digital 3-D models. Using plastic as their base material, participants of the competition created butterfly-inspired bodices, skirts, and fashion accessories.

    NTU recently announced a new $30 million dollar 3-D printing research centre, which aims to place Singapore at the forefront of 3-D printing technologies.

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    Default SEA Games: Saiyidah Aisyah wins Singapore's first rowing gold since 1997

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    Singapore's Saiyidah Aisyah Mohamed Rafa'ee wins the gold medal in rowing's lightweight single sculls category at Ngalaik dam during the 27th SEA Games in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on Tuesday, Dec 17 2013. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM


    By Chia Han Keong In Naypyidaw

    Singapore rower Saiyidah Aisyah Mohamed Rafa'ee clinched a SEA Games gold in the women's lightweight single sculls 2,000m competition at Ngalike Dam in Naypyidaw on Tuesday.

    The only rowing representative for the Republic at the Games, she wins her sport's first gold since 1997.

    The 25-year-old was still in third place with only 500m left in the race, but caught up to cross the finishing point first in 8min 8.94sec.

    Indonesia's Maryam Makdalena Daimoi was second in 8:10.47, while Myanmar's Shwe Zin Latt was third in 8:14.85.

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    Default SEA Games: Young Lions to face Thailand in football semi-finals on Thursday

    Published on Dec 16, 2013
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    Singapore's footballers, runners-up of Group A after the preliminary stage, will meet Thailand in the SEA Games semi-finals on Thursday in Naypyidaw, Myanmar. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI


    By May Chen

    Singapore's footballers, runners-up of Group A after the preliminary stage, will meet Thailand in the SEA Games semi-finals on Thursday in Naypyidaw, Myanmar.

    Despite a shock 0-0 draw against Cambodia on Monday night, Thailand remained table-toppers of Group B, thanks to Indonesia's 1-0 upset over Myanmar.

    Indonesia scored a penalty in the 36th minute through Alfin Tuasalamony. Both sides finished level on points, and although Myanmar have a superior goal difference, Indonesia booked their ticket to the final four thanks to a better head-to-head record.

    Indonesia, runners-up from the 2011 edition, will play either defending champions Malaysia or Vietnam. They meet on Tuesday, with Malaysia needing a draw to top the Group A.

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    Default Where do Singaporeans in the US live?



    A map showing the Singapore-born population in the United States using the Census Bureau American Community Survey 2005-2009 five-year data on Dec 16, 2013. Photo: Daryl Sng


    Heat map indicates expatriate Singaporeans in the States are mostly concentrated on metropolitan East, West coasts


    Published: 17 December, 3:24 PM

    SINGAPORE — A Singaporean studying in the United States has drawn up a map tracking where Singaporeans and the Singapore-born — those who have given up their citizenship with the Republic, or those born to former US expatriates in Singapore — are living in the States.

    Not surprisingly, they tend to be living in metropolitan areas, with the strongest concentration on the western and eastern seaboards.

    Philadelphia-based Singaporean Daryl Sng, 35, worked with data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey 2005 to 2009 and a geographic information system program, ArcGIS.

    The Census Bureau data only covers where people were born, but not their nationality. The map includes some Americans who happened to be born in Singapore and some Singaporeans who have become American citizens. It excludes Singapore citizens who were not born in Singapore, but I think it’s a reasonable proxy for where Singaporeans live,” said the Princeton graduate, who is currently pursuing his Masters degree.

    Out of 26,754 Singaporeans, about 10,000 are living within the Boston-New York-Philadelphia-Washington DC corridor. About 5,000 live within 400km of Los Angeles, and less than 5,000 live within 400km of the Bay Area.

    The next highest concentrations are in Texas, followed by the Chicago/Ann Arbor area.


    Having worked as a diplomat in the Singapore Embassy for three years, Mr Sng says he found Singaporeans in unexpected places, such as Brownsville, the very southern tip of Texas.

    “I’ve lived in different parts of the US over my life, and it was always interesting to hear my fellow Singaporeans’ stories. When I learned that there were over 26,000 people who told the Census Bureau that Singapore was their birthplace, I immediately graphed out a visual of where Singaporeans actually lived in the US,” he said.

    This is valuable information to those at the Overseas Singaporean Unit, a portal that helps locals who are abroad stay connected with their each other and happenings back at Singapore, he says. Organising events to reach out to kinsmen beyond borders can be less of a logistical nightmare.

    “It’s very interesting to see how spread out across the US Singaporeans are — here are Singaporeans in almost every state, including places like Alaska,” said Mr Sng.

    “Singaporeans in America are always talking about how much they miss Singaporean food. If someone wanted to open a supermarket that sells Singaporean food products, the map shows where there is a ready market!”

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    Default SEA Games: Nicole Tan delivers gold in women's 25m pistol, S'pore get team silver

    Published on Dec 17, 2013
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    (From left) Teh Xiu Hong, Nicole Tan, and Teo Shun Xie. Nicole Tan clinched Singapore shooting's first gold medal at the ongoing SEA Games in Myanmar on Tuesday, winning the women's 25m pistol event. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE SPORTS COUNCIL


    By May Chen

    Nicole Tan clinched Singapore shooting's first gold medal at the ongoing SEA Games in Myanmar on Tuesday, winning the women's 25m pistol event.

    She beat Malaysia's Siti Nur Mastiah and Vietnam's Trieu Thi Hoa Hong to the top spot.

    Tan also teamed up with Teh Xiu Hong and Teo Shun Xie in the team women's 25m pistol (rapid fire) event. They scored 1,699 points, just seven behind gold medallists Vietnam. Thailand were third with 1,695 points.

    That brings the shooters' haul at the Games to one gold, four silvers and three bronzes.

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