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VIRUS ALERT: 101 SARS cases reported here so far.

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The WEATHER on SATURDAY (5 Apr 2003): Showers with thunder in the afternoon over many areas.  WEATHER OUTLOOK:  SUN & MONDAY: Late afternoon and evening showers with thunder expected.     WATER TIDES (this month)  SUN Sunrise  7.04am    Sunset  7.12pm   MOON  Moonrise  9.24am   Moonset  9.49pm    PSI: 39 (good)   TEMPERATURE: 24-33 degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily before 8am Singapore time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel: (65) 6542 7788.

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Meidi-Ya supermarket opens in Singapore

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Japanese supermarket chain Meidi-Ya opened business in Singapore yesterday with the launch of its first local branch in the basement of Liang Court in River Valley Road. The supermarket occupies the former basement premises of Daimaru Singapore which bade farewell to Singapore at the end of last month.

This is Meidi-Ya's second branch outside Japan. The first overseas store is in Amsterdam, Holland. Meidi-Ya was founded in 1911 by Mr.Hakaru Isono who graduated as a lawyer from Tokyo University. He went on to the United Kingdom to study Practical Commercial Business. Before establishing MEIDI-YA, Mr Hakaru Isono worked in Yubin-kisen Mitsubishi Co.

The supermarket stocks a wide variety of Japanese products, including those under the MEID-YA label; ready cooked dishes; local and imported products; and a large assortment of fresh fruits, vegetables and meat.

Besides shopping at the supermarket itself, customers can shop online at Meidi-Ya's Web site at meidi-ya.com.sg. Orders placed before 3pm can de delivered the next working day. Delivery is not available on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. However, to use the service, the customer has to apply to become a Home Delivery Service (HDS) member first. 

People living in neighbouring countries can count on Meidi-Ya's Fresh Food Packaging Service for Overseas Customers. Sinpack is a service for customers residing in countries and areas where Japanese and/or fresh food items are difficult to obtain. Singapore MEIDI-YA which boasts the widest range of Japanese food items in South East Asia, supports the procurement of such Japanese food items and also fresh food items for such customers.

To complete the shopping experience, the supermarket has the following restaurants to serve its customers: 

Nanto, Sushi Nanko, Tsuru tsuru-tei and Curry House Romantic Kobe

Business hours for Meiyi-da Supermarket are from 10 am to 10 pm daily.

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sidekclinic.com  is the Web site of the Sidek Clinic for Women run by Dr Saifuddin Sidek, an obstetrician and gynaecologist with about 20 years' experience practising in the eastern part of Singapore. Services include pregnancy checkups, delivery, abortion and sterilisation. Fees are within SMA guidelines and special circumstances will be considered.

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5 April 2003

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The Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) said yesterday that after a three-month investigation into the collision of the RSS Courageous, it has found the collision was caused by "errors of judgement" committed by Lieutenant NG Keng Yong, 27, when he approved changes - by junior officer, Lieutenant CHUA Chue Teng, 23 - that steered the vessel into the path of the ANL Indonesia. Lieutenant CHUA was into her fourth month of training as officer of the watch. The crew of the ANL Indonesia did everything by the book when it changed course to avoid a collision but the many wrong turns by RSS Courageous resulted in both vessels heading towards each other. (1)

DBS Vickers, the stockbroking arm of DBS Group Holdings, has axed about 30 jobs. It said yesterday that staff from "various departments" were affected. The company last laid off workers in September 2001 when it cut 252 jobs following a merger between DBS Securities and Vickers Ballas. (A19)

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