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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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Sunday 2 Feb 2003 Free Admission

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Celebrate Chinese New Year at Singapore Art Museum (SAM) with a host of activities from huichun (Chinese New Year calligraphy) demonstrations to lantern making hands-on sessions and guided tours in English and Mandarin.

Free admission on Sunday 2 Feb 2003 to all exhibitions and activities. Free shuttle bus service from 9am to 5.30pm at half-hour intervals. Hop onto the free shuttle bus service outside City Hall MRT station and alight at SAM's doorsteps.


Huichun demonstrations (2pm - 3pm at Glass Hall)

Chunlian or Chinese New Year calligraphy done on bright red pieces of rice paper is a familiar sight decorating Chinese homes and other public places during the Chinese New Year. Learn more about the art and catch live demonstrations.

Bring Back A Calligraphic Work! (from 3pm - 4pm at Glass Hall)

Each piece of calligraphy is a unique piece of artwork. You get to bring one back and add some colours to your home.

Huichun - Kids In Action (4pm - 5pm at Glass Hall)

Let kids show you what fun Chinese calligraphy writing can be. The traditional artform is not just practised by the elder generation; anyone and everyone can enjoy it!

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Lantern Making (9am - 6pm Upper Lobby)

Red packets are kids' favourites during Chinese New Year.  They can be turned into Chinese paper lanterns too. Have a go and have fun!

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28 January 2003

Thursday's News


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)




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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