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Hunt for crocodile near Pasir Ris

Posted by jtsmyth8 on August 6, 2008

A hunt is on for the crocodile spotted in the mangrove swamp near the Tampines River canal in Pasir Ris Park.

The reptile, which was over a metre long, was first spotted in a mangrove swamp two weeks ago on Sunday by retiree Ong Wee Lee, 70, a park regular.

On Sunday, he caught sight of it again and this time his daughter snapped a photograph, which made the headlines in the local media over the last two days.

By Tuesday, traps had been set in the area by officers from the PUB, the national water agency .

Several other ‘hunters’ were on its trail – a mix of curious onlookers and nature lovers all eager to shoot it, with their cameras that is. (story)


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Fann Wong and Christopher Lee to get married … sometime

Posted by jtsmyth8 on July 25, 2008

Fann Wong admits she has been ‘lazy’ in planning her marriage next year to her long-time boyfriend, actor Christopher Lee.

But their wedding planner – hairstylist pal David Gan – couldn’t wait and kept bugging them to draw up their guest list, so that he could start looking at venues for their big day.

On Monday evening, the celebrity couple got down to work.

The 37-year-old actress told The New Paper that they started with colleagues, then went on to friends and family.

But they got tired of trying to decide whom to invite and gave up after jotting down three pages of names.

She said: ‘We looked at each other and it was like, ‘Since they went to Bhutan, let’s go to the Himalayas.’ (story)

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Fight: David Gan vs. Addy Lee

Posted by jtsmyth8 on June 21, 2008

Renowned celebrity hair stylist David Gan recently reacted to a local entertainment magazine regarding the constant comparison between him and fellow hair stylist Addy Lee.

David Gan responded with an analogy : Addy Lee is Newton Foodcourt’s chicken rice – with a plate worth three dollars, whereas he is Mandarin Hotel’s chicken rice – with a plate worth more than 10 dollars.

“We don’t know each other. He styles the masses, whereas I’m servicing a more exclusive market. He’s co-operating with other celebrities to launch a new hair salon, I rely on my own capital.

“Why is a plate of chicken rice at Newton selling for three dollars, whereas at Mandarin Hotel it’s selling at 10 dollars? Both of us are of different qualifications and positions; there’s nothing to compare about,” says David Gan.

Going by this statement, most people would understand that David believes he services a more upscale market, compared to Addy. (story)

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Politics dragged to the playground: Chee vs PM Lee and MM Lee

Posted by jtsmyth8 on May 27, 2008

Sparks flew and insults were traded on Tuesday as opposition politician Chee Soon Juan squared off with Prime Minister Lee Hsein Loong and Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew in court over a defamation case.

‘Mr Lee, we meet at last,’ said Mr Chee, secretary general of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), as he cross-examined MM Lee, 84, at a hearing in the Supreme Court.

‘You have been avoiding me,’ Mr Chee told MM Lee, who was on the stand at a hearing to assess the amount of damages to be awarded to him and his son, PM Lee, 56.

This set the stage for a series of heated exchanges between the protagonists and their counsels.

‘You have nothing of substance against me,’ MM Lee told Mr Chee in one of the clashes as Mr Chee groped for questions.

At one point, MM Lee called Mr Chee a ‘liar’ a ‘cheat’ and a ‘near-psychopath’.

MM Lee and PM Lee have already won a summary judgement against the SDP, Mr Chee and his sister Chee Siok Chin. (story)

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60 yr old woman blocks taxi after dispute

Posted by jtsmyth8 on April 30, 2008

A 60 yr old woman was so enraged by a taxi driver showing her an obscene sign, she planted herself in front of his taxi.

Madam Lee Geok Hiok, a cleaner, was parking her car along the road behind People’s Park Centre at 11.30am on Tuesday when the taxi driver sounded his horn.

She said: ‘I gestured to him to wait and he made this rude sign with his finger.’

She marched to his stationary taxi, opened the driver’s door and asked him why he showed her the bad sign.

‘He tried to deny doing so but then apologised,’ she said.

She called the police and held onto the door to prevent him from driving off. (story)

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