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The WEATHER on THURSDAY (23 Jan 2003): Showers with thunder in the late morning and early afternoon over many areas..  WEATHER OUTLOOK:  FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Afternoon showers with thunder can be expected.     WATER TIDES (this month)  High tide   2.22am  2.7m   1.28am  3.1m    SUN Sunrise  7.15am    Sunset  7.18pm   MOON  Moonrise  11.42pm   Moonset  11.17am    PSI: 35 (good)   TEMPERATURE: 24-31 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 book, Singapore: State of the Art, lets the reader see Singapore through the eyes of renowned Singapore-based photographer R Ian Lloyd and the words of Joseph R Yogerst, Gretchen LIU, Ravi Veloo, Adrian TAN and Zuraidah Ibrahim. 

Singapore: State of the Art is more than a book for first-time visitors and tourists yearning to learn about this tiny island city. It is also a window through which Singaporeans - young or old - can take a look at their country from a fresh angle - through the captivating camera lens of Ian Lloyd.

Ian captures in colour the things which make Singapore unique to Singaporeans - people, diversity of cultures, local food fare and the daily ubiquitous scenes. With his uncanny eye for searching out everyday things and breathing life into them in his pictures, he makes Singaporean readers realise there's a side of Singapore that they never notice before though they live life in it. 

In short, he brings out Singapore's colourful life and times in his images. The book covers Singapore's history, ethnic cultures and festivals, food, entertainment, fauna and flora, wildlife and, of course, not forgetting the Singapore River, where it all started.

The 144-page hard-cover book, priced at S$49.95, is a completely revised and updated edition. To order, visit the publisher at www.rianlloyd.com.sg

A Book Review by Raymond HAN  ISBN 981-04-6589-0 Published by R Ian Lloyd Productions Pte Ltd Tel: (65) 6227 9600  Fax: (65) 6227 9363

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mda.gov.sg   is the Web site of the new Media Development Authority, formed by the merger of the Singapore Broadcasting Authority (SBA), the Films and Publications Department (FPD) and the Singapore Film Commission (SFC).

LegalConnect.org.sg   is a cyber platform, set up by the Ministry of Law, to keep Singaopore'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.

LawTown.gov.sg  is a new one-stop portal set up by the Ministry of Law. It provides answers to frequently asked questions on legal matters by the man on the street such as whether you need to engage a lawyer to draft your will, can you still pay your traffic fine without going to court after the offer for composition has expired, or how to apply for custody of your children.

Casewatch.com.sg  is the Web site of a new online monitoring system launched by the Supreme Court on 28 Nov 2002. It allows subscribers to be automatically alerted via e-mail whenever there is any legal action involving a specified list of companies. The information is drawn directly from the databases of the Supreme Court.

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Saturday
25 January 2003

Thursday's News

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has lifted a 1995 ruling which requires a car buyer to make a 30 per cent cash downpayment and repay his car loan within seven years. The policy change is expected to spur demand for new cars. (1)

There was a record 34 cases of anorexia nervosa at the Institute of Mental Health's (IMH) eating disorders and child guidance clinics in 2001. The number dipped to 24 in 2002, but this was four times as many in 1994. Nearly three out of four IMH patients surveyed by IMH in 2002 were students, proportionally more from all-girl schools. (H1)

Singapore's very own 'Central park' will be built by 2004 in the central catchment area, which stretches between the Upper Seletar and MacRitchie reservoir parks, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) said yesterday. The park will have boardwalks, hiking trails, a canopy walkway and an observation tower. (H4)

A record 29 million passengers used Changi Airport in 2002, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said yesterday. Passenger traffic slipped to 28.1 million in 2001, from a previous record of 28.6 million in 2000. (H5)

Local actress Irin GAN, 31, was charged in traffic court yesterday with careless driving. H8)

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London: The British government is abolishing A and O levels and replacing them with a version of the International Baccalaureate in one of the biggest shakeups the education system has seen. All students will work towards the baccalaureate from the age of 14 and the curriculum will make room for vocational subjects. There will be no national exams for sixteen-year-olds. (3)

 

  

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