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    Default We're just trying to..

    Quote Originally Posted by BadFever View Post
    What are you guys trying to do with Loh's Clean and Tidy Singapore thread?
    ..keep Loh happy lah..I'm sure even if these are off topic posts (as already occurred in earlier pages), Loh wouldn't mind chit-chatting abt them rather than yanking his hair, dealing w/Mr.T's posts, right, Loh??..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctjcad View Post
    ..keep Loh happy lah..I'm sure even if these are off topic posts (as already occurred in earlier pages), Loh wouldn't mind chit-chatting abt them rather than yanking his hair, dealing w/Mr.T's posts, right, Loh??..
    You're most welcome for a chat to start off a refreshing 2010!

    I'm jealous of how much time our tough one has been given tuition in Bahasa.

    I never really study Bahasa as such, but this is what I have to say to Chris:

    "Saya suka hati BadmintonCentral. Macam rumah kampong dua saya."

    Sorry if I made a fool of myself, but I've got none of those pretty tutors that the tough one had during his teenage years.
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    Default Loh wouldn't mind... Thanks.

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    I took my Form 5 exam in 1973. I told my friend to go to the school to check out the results posted on the board. If I failed, I told my friend, don't come see me. If I pass, come see me and tell me only one subject score and that was Bahasa...And I score a P7, pray to the Almighty Lord, Amen.
    We had 3 tests for Bahasa...one oral where we read a page, close the book and the examiner would ask 5 questions to see how much we had comprehended. Second, comprehension for 2.5 hrs, then essay (365 words) for 2.5 hrs, Tally them all and the results are curved across MAS. If I failed Bahasa, I would had failed the entire Form 5 examination.
    I had tutor for Bahasa (only subject I needed desperate help). He taught us essay writing and before the exam, he told us he predicted one of 3 essay topics would come out. We focussed on them and he was right. So you see, I had a tutor helping me out to prepare an essay and I still only scored P7, oh dear! If I ain't prepared for this topic...I am cooked
    So, 31 yrs later in Canada, how good is my Bahasa...you guess it
    No harm done. Bahasa in 1973 was spelt that way. Later they changed, removing "h" and also replaced "e" with "i".

    I scored worse than you, I got P8, barely passed (with a prayer too) and during my time, all subjects were taught in Bahasa !! and the other only subject was English. It's even tougher now, looking at my children's books.

    Quote Originally Posted by ctjcad View Post
    ..how good is your bahasa??..*akhem*
    So, just to see how far you still remember (or forgot), can you translate this into bahasa?(pretty simple):
    "I really love and enjoy BadmintonCentral. It is almost like home away from my Malaysia"
    Pemuda, you can have the honour.

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    Default NEW BOOK ON S'PORE-INDIA LINKS : S'pore wooed India early

    The Straits Times
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    A young Lee Kuan Yew saw potential of Asian giant over 50 years ago

    By Zakir Hussain

    TO MANY, Singapore's engagement with India is a recent phenomenon.

    But a new book shows that Singapore's desire for strong links with the Asian giant dates back more than 50 years, when a young Lee Kuan Yew was inspired by India's nationalist struggle.

    And Mr Lee never lost faith in the potential of India, the book shows, for he kept stressing that Asia would be 'submerged' if India did not 'emerge'.

    Singapore today looms large in India's public consciousness 'only because of Lee's robust proselytisation', it adds.

    Written by veteran Indian journalist Sunanda K. Datta-Ray, a former editorial consultant with The Straits Times, Looking East To Look West: Lee Kuan Yew's Mission India was launched by President SR Nathan at the Shangri-La Hotel yesterday.

    Mr Datta-Ray, 72, had eight long conversations with Minister Mentor Lee from 2005 to 2008 for the book and relied on material from public records as well as interviews with current and former leaders and diplomats from both countries.

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    Default Well done, Loh.

    Quote Originally Posted by Loh View Post
    You're most welcome for a chat to start off a refreshing 2010!

    I'm jealous of how much time our tough one has been given tuition in Bahasa.

    I never really study Bahasa as such, but this is what I have to say to Chris:

    "Saya suka hati BadmintonCentral. Macam rumah kampong dua saya."

    Sorry if I made a fool of myself, but I've got none of those pretty tutors that the tough one had during his teenage years.
    That's very good, I spent 2 hours trying to translate and only came up with the first sentence :
    "Saya minat dan seronok dengan BadmintonCentral"
    Lost in the second sentence.

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    Default Singapore Post launches youth-themed campaign for YOG

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    SINGAPORE: SingPost has been named as the Official Postal Services Sponsor for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games.

    This means SingPost will provide local and overseas delivery of YOG tickets via registered article and media spaces through selected post offices and its online portal, vPOST.

    "SingPost's extensive network and global service offerings will add valuable mileage to the organizing committee," said Mr Goh Kee Nguan, chief executive officer of SYOGOC.

    Mr Goh also believes that SingPost's sponsorship will be an important asset for the Youth Olympic Games.

    Already, SingPost has launched a youth-themed campaign in conjunction with the 2010 Sponsorship called "Express Yourself" that centres around the Youth Olympic Games.

    "This is in keeping with our efforts to connect with the community we serve, particularly the youth. Through this partnership, we hope to contribute to the success of the Games," said Mr Wilson Tan, group chief executive officer of SingPost.

    The innovative campaign took off with a street artist known as Inkman spray-painting six post-boxes over the New Year period.

    The bold and daring approach has since generated significant interest with many members of the public posting photos of the post-boxes online.


    From left: Mr Wilson Tan, Group Chief Executive Director, SingPost & Mr Goh Kee Nguan, Chief Executive Officer, SYOGOC
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    Default Polytechnics showcase innovative engineering projects at open house

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    By Evelyn Choo,

    SINGAPORE: Some polytechnic students have come up with inventions that could make life easier and safer for consumers.

    The creations are showcased at the polytechnics' open house.

    One of the inventions is a dishwashing machine with ultrasonic micro-bubbles that can reach the smallest crevices in the utensils, and make sure they emerge spotlessly clean.

    Edwin Siew, final-year student, Singapore Polytechnic, said: "In between the fork, there are crevices that the conventional dishwasher cannot hit because the spray jets are not angled at a specific point and hence, the crevices are not cleaned.

    "But in our ultrasonic dishwasher, as long as the fork is submerged, and fully inside the water, the ultrasonic waves can hit and clean the fork effectively."

    The invention uses 80 per cent less energy than conventional dishwashers, and gets the job done in eight minutes instead of the usual 15 minutes.

    The dishwashing machine does not require hot water, and consumes only 2.8 kilowatts of energy, compared to the average consumption of 12 kilowatts by a conventional dishwasher.

    Another invention for those who are in the driver's seat for long periods is a massage chair pad that may save lives.

    Lek-Lim Geok Choo, deputy director, Electrical Engineering Division, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, said: "As a safety precaution, motorists should not drive when they are sleepy.

    "However, if let us say, they have already started driving and become sleepy along the way, then this device can actually make a difference by waking them up."

    At the push of a button, pressure points can jolt tired motorists awake.

    And if there is an accident, the device connected to the massage chair pad can even send an SMS alert to their loved ones informing them of the accident location.


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    The massage chair pad is great. Sometimes I dozed off driving long distance. But will it interfere with your hand movements when it massages?

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    Default Singapore Polytechnic students design quake-proof capsule

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    07 January 2010 1616 hrs

    By Evelyn Choo,

    SINGAPORE: Students from Singapore Polytechnic have designed a device to save lives during an earthquake.

    The pill-shaped capsule is designed to prevent its occupant from getting crushed in the event of a building collapse during a quake.

    Made from carbon fibre, the capsule is said to be strong enough to withstand the impact from the collapse of a 30-storey building. And when not in use, it can double as furniture.

    The capsule is one of 100 projects showcased at the polytechnic's open house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nokh88 View Post
    Pemuda, you can have the honour.
    Don't make it so easy for him. He must translate in Cantonese!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nokh88 View Post
    The massage chair pad is great. Sometimes I dozed off driving long distance. But will it interfere with your hand movements when it massages?
    I was more afraid that because of the comfort you're getting from the hidden hands, you may doze off instead and then ...

    But that small gadget by the side may awaken you again with a heavier punching hand to ensure you stay awake throughout your journey.

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    Default Dr Balakrishnan to make two-day visit to India

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    SINGAPORE : Community Development, Youth and Sports Minister Vivian Balakrishnan will be in New Delhi, India from Friday for a two-day visit.

    He is there to attend the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas or Global Indian Diaspora conference, where he is expected to speak at a session on the interests and concerns of the Indian Diaspora.

    Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the event.

    During the visit, Dr Balakrishnan will also meet members of the Indian business community.

    The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is an annual event organised by India's Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs since 2003.

    It aims to bring expertise and knowledge of the overseas Indian community to India and support India's development. -
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loh View Post
    I was more afraid that because of the comfort you're getting from the hidden hands, you may doze off instead and then ...

    But that small gadget by the side may awaken you again with a heavier punching hand to ensure you stay awake throughout your journey.
    So it's a kind of torture. One moment it's so comfortable, it puts you to sleep and the next moment it wakes you up.

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    [quote=nokh88;1340044]No harm done. Bahasa in 1973 was spelt that way. Later they changed, removing "h" and also replaced "e" with "i".

    I scored worse than you, I got P8, barely passed (with a prayer too) and during my time, all subjects were taught in Bahasa !! and the other only subject was English. It's even tougher now, looking at my children's books.

    We had 7 subjects in english and 1 Bahasa. Our Form 5 exam is MCE and GCE O Level combined. If my tutor did not correctly predicted the one topic in the essay component of the MCE/GCE exam, I most definitely would get a F9 grade...guaranteed.

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    Default Off topic-You got me giggling a bit..

    Quote Originally Posted by Loh View Post
    ...
    I never really study Bahasa as such, but this is what I have to say to Chris:

    "Saya suka hati BadmintonCentral. Macam rumah kampong dua saya."
    ...
    ..i take it you were trying to translate my requested phrase into bahasa? if you did translate that yourself, i must tip my hat?....To be frank, the start is there, but it's not quite...
    I'll let OTB try again. I'm sure he can do it..come on, OTB!

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    Default Resorts World Sentosa to have more than 60 F&B outlets

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    By Satish Cheney,

    SINGAPORE: An army of 2,700 workers will operate at Resorts World Sentosa to ensure guests do not go hungry.

    When the integrated resort is fully operational, it will have more than 60 F&B outlets.

    Some of the world's best chefs have been roped in, including 25 Michelin-star culinary stalwart, Joel Robuchon. He is opening not one, but three restaurants at the resort.

    The F&B team at the integrated resort has a mammoth culinary task. They have to whip up about 40,000 meals daily for about 12 or 13 million visitors expected annually.

    And to win the gastronomical challenge - they are taking astronomical steps.

    John Sloane, vice president, Culinary Operations, Resorts World Sentosa said: "We will have 191 chefs just in the central kitchen doing the production. On a daily basis, we will move about 900 kilos of beef, one tonne of chicken, two tonnes of vegetables and numerous other items."

    The selection of dishes also came after a lengthy period of R&D.

    Roger Lienhard, vice president, F&B and Rooms, Resorts World Sentosa, said: "We do have Italian food, but what kind of Italian food we don't have? So we went to Northern Tuscany. We looked at all our food courts.

    "We wanted to have Hong Kong food, which is in the casino, which is very authentic. And we went soul-searching in Hong Kong - I don't know in how many little shops I ate in Hong Kong."

    With one of the biggest catering jobs in Singapore, the resort will also serve up to 5,000 banquet guests at any one time in one of Asia's biggest ballrooms - Resorts World's Compass Ballroom.

    However, there are concerns whether the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort will have similar offerings when it opens.

    Mr Sloane said: "If our competitors have similar dishes, we would have to make sure our technical proficiency in the kitchen can deliver that as a better eating component for you as a consumer, when you come."

    And when it comes to food, Resorts World said it promises the world's best cuisines in one destination
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    Default Hotels and event venues gear up for stiffer competition from IRs

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    07 January 2010 1914 hr

    By Cheryl Lim,

    SINGAPORE : Hotels and event venues are gearing up for stiffer competition when the two integrated resorts (IRs) open.

    But overall, many in the industry are confident the IRs will boost Singapore's tourism sector.


    Singapore's two IRs will open in phases over the course of the year. In fact, Resorts World Sentosa is opening some hotels on January 20.

    All this is getting the industry excited, with some hotels even looking forward to the openings.

    "We all know what's going to happen, what's it going to look like, what we're up against. We can see with our own eyes. (But) apart from that, we can all benefit from the influx of tourists," said Ruprecht Schmitz, general manager of Orchard Hotel Singapore.

    Tourists will also benefit from improvements being made.

    Orchard Hotel is installing wireless technology to its public areas to lure more guests.

    Hotels are not the only ones feeling the heat. Event venues said although they are not planning on reducing rates, several of them are making changes to their facilities, including upgrading their function rooms.

    Anjna Vij Nihalani, marketing & communications director of Suntec Singapore, said: "In 2009, we hosted 1,408 events. The reservation book or the order book at Suntec Singapore for 2010 looks strong and we're very optimistic."

    A recent forecast by CBRE Hotels predicts Singapore will have another 42 hotels in the next five years - thereby adding some 15,000 rooms.

    Arrival numbers are also expected to grow as high as 10 per cent this year, with Singapore looking at receiving up to 10.7 million visitors.

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