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The WEATHER on TUESDAY (18 Mar 2003): Fair in the morning. Showers with thunder in the afternoon mainly over northern, western and central Singapore.  WEATHER OUTLOOK:  WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Afternoon showers can be expected.     WATER TIDES (this month)  SUN Sunrise  7.10am    Sunset  7.16pm   MOON  Moonrise  7.23pm   Moonset  6.56am    PSI: 37 (good)   TEMPERATURE: 25-33 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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"The Expat Wife" returns for another season in May

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You’ve waited three long years, but on May 16 the University Cultural Centre hosts the highly awaited return season of the sell-out show “The Expat Wife” presented by HotCurrie Theatre.

Felicity Edward-Scott has abandoned her career in   England to dutifully follow her husband to Singapore. Together with their young family in tow, they must adapt to their new life as expatriates.

Where do they live?

What about education?

Will she hire a maid?

Will she ever make new friends?

And what the hell's happening to her hair?

Felicity soon looses herself in the whirlwind pace that is life as an expatriate as her husband Harold becomes hypnotised by discos, management meetings and the seductive tones of Elvis music.

Her world turns into a haze of tennis matches, school committees, and G&T luncheons as we are left to wonder “Can Felicity and Harold ever be repatriated?” How would she make it through without the support of her new found friends the Expat Wives?

“The Expat Wife” is a hilarious romp through the maze of social and cultural adjustments needed to survive in a cosmopolitan city.

Set again to take Singapore by storm, “The Expat Wife” is a wonderful night of theatre and fun for new and old expatriates and Singaporeans alike. Don’t leave your spouses at home.

Season: 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 May Nightly at 8pm . Tickets: $42, $38, $33. GROUPS 10 + = $37 Bookings through SISTIC: Click HERE! or call (65) 6348 5555. For more information, call Hotcurrie Theatre: (65) 6875 1169. E-mail:

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Want to get that dizzy, light-headed, lovey-dovey  feeling ? Now there’s no need to go to a ladies night and get a hangover.

Just borrow 4 items at library@esplanade between 17th March & 27th March, and enter our Punch Drunk Love quiz.

You could win a pair of tickets to Paul Thomas Anderson’s newest film and rediscover what true love is all about. Bring your borrowing receipt to the customer service counter to enter.

Punch Drunk Love tied for the Best Director Award at Cannes  in 2002.  Adam Sandler, as you've never seem him before, stars as Barry Egan, a small-business owner with 7 sisters whose abuse has kept him isolated and unable to love, until a harmonium and a truly lovely woman (Emily Watson) enter his life and his romantic journey begins. The film also stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Luis Guzman.

PS: Even if you aren't entering the contest, please see this film, it is truly beautiful, different and uplifting. For more information, call (65) 6332 3255 or click HERE!

NEW WEB SITES  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.   is a cyber platform, set up by the Ministry of Law, to keep Singapore's overseas lawyers informed of developments in the local legal scene, gather feedback on legal reform and developments in other countries and to assist the local legal fraternity to network with those working overseas.

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18 March 2003

Tuesday's News


Singaporean TAN Chee Kiang, 31, and a Malaysian, 30, died instantly when the unused ammunition they were handling exploded on Pulau Senang on Sunday night. Three others were injured in the blast. All five were employed by Explomo Technical Services, a firm set up in 1988 to manage the handling and disposal of explosives and ammunition. (3)

The death rate from stroke, the fourth biggest killer here, has fallen from 77 per 100,000 in 1991 to 45 per 100,000 in 2001, according to the Ministry of Health (MOH). However, the number of those who end up in hospital each year after a stroke has gone up from 168 per 100,000 in 1992 to 282 per 100,000 in 2001. Stroke caused 9.2 per cent of deaths here in 2001, down from 10.3 per cent in 2000. One in 10 stroke victims dies immediately or within days of getting it. Those who survive have a 15 to 25 per cent chance of getting another, every year for the rest of their lives. (H1)

American customs officers yesterday started observation work at the port here to identify high-risk containers bound for the United States. Five US Customs officers stationed here are based at the Pasir Panjang terminal. In 2002, about 330,000 containers entered the US from Singapore, said the American Embassy in a press release yesterday. (H2)




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London: Police and civil defence units are going on full-scale alert in London in case Britain's participation in a war against Iraq triggers terrorist attacks at home. (12)




To assist you in tracing the above news articles in The Straits Times, we have provided the section and page numbers at the end of each news article. Therefore, (12): main section page 12; (S4): sports section page 4; (A10): asia section page 10; (L3): life section page 3.

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