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Bernard Carney - Australia's leading songwriter/singer - At CHIJMES

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  One of Australia's leading singer/songwriters – Bernard Carney brings his versatile musical arrangements for a special performance at Chijmes Lawn on 12th August 2001, from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

  Bernard is a full time West Australian entertainer and his busy schedule comprises commissioned songwriting projects, major concerts, national and International music festivals, community concerts, seniors groups, compering the City of Perth’s Tuesday morning club, recording and marketing his original material and leading "Working Voices choir". He has released seven successful recordings and won two major Australian songwriting awards. 

  Bernard Carney at CHIJMES is held in conjunction with Wine & Unwind at CHIJMES, a wine tasting series which promises to provide visitors with the vineyard experience. This month’s programme highlights include the promotion of Australian wine with sale of fine wines; wine tasting and food appreciation; wine talks/workshops by wine producers; travel packages to wineries of host countries and live music accompaniment.

   The wine tasting takes place from 4pm to 9pm on the same day. In addition to the one day wine tasting session, visitors can also look out for the one month long promotion of Australia wine at all participating restaurants.

  Don't forget to make a date with Bernard aand also get to taste Australian wine next Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, please click HERE!


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A spicy new play for all adventurous tastebuds. Written by Desmond SIM (Drunken Prawns, The Swimming Instructor), Directed & Produced by Ekachai Uekrongtham. Starring John O'May, TAN Kheng Hua, Sandy Phillips. Introducing Edwin.

Autumn Tomyam is set in California, Singapore and Bangkok. It tells a poignant story of a young teenage Thai boy whose appearance in the lives of a middle-aged American diplomat and his Singaporean wife threatens to wreak havoc in their autumn years.

16 - 26 Aug 2001     Drama Centre    8pm daily plus 3pm on Saturday & Sunday. No performance on Monday. 

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Motorists involved in traffic accidents may soon have to take their vehicles to an independent centre to be assessed for repair costs before they can send them to a workshop. To stop unscrupulous workshops from inflating claims, the insurance industry wants an independent body to check and assess the repair cost before a vehicle goes to the workshop. (1)

Eighteen hawkers and 12 restaurants have been selected to bring open-air dining back to Chinatown, after an absence of 20 years. Food Street, a project by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), is likely to open in the last quarter of 2001 and is expected to revive the nightlife there. Now undergoing a S$1 million construction, Food Street will have an outdoor eating area for 300 persons when completed. The hawkers and restaurants were picked out of a total of 175 applications, 134 of which were for the hawker kiosks and 41 for restaurant shop spaces. Among those selected are Ming Fa Noodles, and Tai Tong Restaurant. Tai Tong Restaurant was founded in 1928 and was one of the top Chinese restaurants in Singapore in the 1950s and 1960s. It will be known as Da Dong Restaurant.(H3)

The findings of a survey conducted between February and April 2001 by students of the Singapore Polytechnic's school of business show that 84 per cent of respondents said they read The Straits Times regularly. The New paper came in second with 58 per cent. The Sunday Times clinched third place with 48 per cent. The survey of 800 people aged 15 to 30 who were interviewed in the streets aimed to find out where young people get their news and what they think of the news sources. Two in five surveyed were students. Almost half said they preferred the print media, with 37 per cent choosing television, 8 per cent citing radio and 7 per cent preferring the Internet. (H4) 

The woman who forged a marriage certificate to rent a Housing Board flat is likely to lose her home. Madam LEE Chin Phong, 54, and her lover have been told to move out of their rental flat by the end of the month. She was fined S$2,000 last Friday for faking her marriage certificate.(H6)


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