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Donating My Bone Marrow Experience

Donating My Bone Marrow Experience

I registered myself as a bone marrow donor in around June 2013. How I got to know the Bone Marrow Donor Programme (BMDP) was indirectly through my part-time internship stint at GNum. BMDP is Singapore’s bone marrow registry. There are numerous registries worldwide. Unlike the blood bank, which is supported by HSA, BMDP receives no government funding. The video production crew was sharing the same office space as GNum and they had just completed a shoot for the programme. After…

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Of: Releasing funds from dormant accounts for charitable uses

Of: Releasing funds from dormant accounts for charitable uses

And commenters on Facebook went ape-shit. Reading the article on CNA’s website, I would say it is just poor reporting: Nominated Member of Parliament Laurence Lien on Monday (July 7) suggested to the Finance Ministry and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to consider releasing the funds in dormant accounts for charitable uses, in order to better make use of funds that have remained untouched for 15 years or so. Mr Lien brought up the example of the United Kingdom,…

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Linksys Starts Shipping WRT1900AC Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router, Successor to Legendary WRT Wi-Fi Router

Linksys Starts Shipping WRT1900AC Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router, Successor to Legendary WRT Wi-Fi Router

SINGAPORE – May 5, 2014 – Linksys® today announced that it has started shipping the new WRT1900AC Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router. The new WRT is the first consumer grade Wi-Fi router to feature four external antennas for optimal wireless coverage throughout the home and has been certified for the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, which delivers best-in-class performance and includes intelligent technologies such as beamforming to further improve range and stability of the wireless signal. The new router is equipped with powerful hardware…

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Singapore Food in Xiamen

Singapore Food in Xiamen

One thing that all my friends, and eventually me, miss on exchange or while travelling on extended trip is Singapore food. Nothing beats having food from home regardless of where you are. So it was a pleasant surprise to find Singaporean-run restaurant here in Xiamen! The lady boss (whom we call her “Auntie” on the first sight) is a Singaporean who married to a local here. She heads back to Singapore every couple of months to refresh herself, saying that…

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Kinetic Rain got destroyed

Kinetic Rain got destroyed

So apparently, some lady decidedly be brave enough to climb over the railings at Changi Airport Terminal 1 and destroy a kinetic installation, Kinetic Rain. It was installed in July 2012 as part of the terminal’s refurbishment. Over the years, it has become a welcoming sight and almost everyone had good comments on the installation. Back to the lady… I saw the news on Facebook through Willy’s page. My first thought was, “WHAT THE HECK IS SHE DOING? WHY IS…

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LG G2 Launching Soon In Singapore

LG G2 Launching Soon In Singapore

SINGAPORE, 06 September 2013 — The way we use our mobile phones is set to change with LG Electronics Singapore (LG) latest smartphone, the LG G2. This flagship model pushes boundaries and sets a new standard in the smartphone industry. “In our pursuit of innovation and perfection, we have always observed, listened to and learned from consumers. LG has embarked on a study of consumer lifestyles and behaviors and that led to the creation of LG G2, the most exciting and ambitious phone in our company’s history…

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The shifting goalpost on Quora

The shifting goalpost on Quora

And so, I was asked to answer a question on whether the oil refinery industry in Singapore is sustainable for the next 30 years.  First thought: since when I became an economic expert on my country? I gamely took up the challenge and wrote an answer an hour later,  based on international shipping routes and availability of oil, that was relevant to the question and I thought it was done. 5 minutes later, the asker updated the question description to…

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The Unsung Heroes – The Invisible Workforce Behind This City

The Unsung Heroes – The Invisible Workforce Behind This City

Have you ever wondered how little the migrant workers, who are working in construction sector, here in Singapore are paid? I doubt you do. $18 a day, inclusive of overtime. There is virtually no rest as the workers seek out a better future, not for themselves, but for their families back in their home country. A group of Year 1 students did this short clip for their Leadership and Team Building module about them. Please do take 8 minutes of…

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