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The WEATHER on MONDAY (24 Feb 2003): Generally fair, except for showers with thunder in the late afternoon over western and northern Singapore.  WEATHER OUTLOOK:  TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY: Occasionally windy conditions with afternoon showers expected.     WATER TIDES (this month)  High tide   3.52am  2.7m   5.26pm   2.2m  SUN Sunrise  7.16am    Sunset  7.21pm   MOON  Moonrise  1.07am   Moonset  1.29pm    PSI: 42 (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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The Culture Rediscovery series is organised to promote cross-cultural understanding in multi-racial Singapore through a common theme.

The first of this signature series will start with Great Thinkers of the World.

The theme was chosen because it is believed that the timeless knowledge embodied in the teachings of these great thinkers transcend all cultures. It is a source of inspiration for present and future generations. 

NLB will be holding six programmes at various libraries on the theme. Three of the programmes will be conducted in English and three others in Malay, Chinese and Tamil languages.

The schedule of talks and venues is as follows:

a)  Talk on Ibn Sina (Avicenna)

His thoughts and influences on the Eastern and Western Civilisations - In Malay

Date: Saturday 1 Mar 2003  2.30pm - 4.30pm

Venue: Bedok Community Library

Speaker: Mr Encik Abdullah Othman, MA Studies, Islamic Science

b)  Talk on Lao Zi (Lao Tsu)

His philosophy and the Modern Society - In Mandarin

Date:  Sunday 2 Mar 2003  2.30pm - 4.30pm

Venue:  Tampines Regional Library

Speaker:  Mr Ngai Yin Chun, The Culture Society, Singapore

c)  Talk on Indian Philosophy & Philosophers - In English

Date:  Monday 10 Mar 2003  7.30pm - 8.30pm

Venue:  Ang Mo Kio Community Library

Speaker: Dr Saranindra Nath Tagore, Dept of Philosophy, National University of Singapore.

d)  Talk on Ibn Khaldun: His Life & Thoughts - In English

Date:  Friday 14 Mar 2003  7.00pm - 8.30pm

Venue: library@orchard

Speaker:  Mr Mohammad Hannan Hassan, Head, Religious Devt & Research Division, MUIS

e)  Talk on Indian Philosophy & Philosophers - In Tamil

Date:  Saturday 15 Mar 2003  3.00pm - 4.00pm

Venue: Ang Mo Kio Community Library

Speaker: Dr S.P. Thinappan, South Asian Studies Programme, National University of Singapore

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Restructuring of HDB

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Singapore Crime Situation 2002

Wellness talk on liver cancer & hepatitis - In Mandarin

Comments by MFA spokesman on Mahathir's comments in Bernama report 14 Feb 2003

Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) plans workforce reduction

National Stadium to be torn down and replaced with new Sports Hub by 2009

Remembering the Fall of Singapore - Total Defence Carnivals

Singapore River Hongbao 2003

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Are teachers always right?

Foreign Minister speaks on question of joint patrols at Pedra Branca

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Street market returns to Chinatown in 2nd quarter 2003

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Highlights: Report On Labour Force 2002

Plaza Singapura set to draw in the crowds again

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Water issue is about sanctity of agreements, not about price alone

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Chinese New Year is here again

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Last year, 167 parents filed beyond parental control complaints - a 44 per cent increase on the previous year - and the problem coincides with rising juvenile crime. Statistics released by the police last week show that the number of youngsters 15 years old and under arrested in 2002 shot up by 55 per cent, compared to 2001. In 2002, 45 youngsters were sent to institutions, such as the Toa Payoh Girls' Home and the Singapore Boys' Home. (1)

Only nine shop units out of the 34 shop units in the Ten Mile Junction shoppping centre are occupied. Its landlord, the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) is planning to reposition the centre, which opened in 1999, as a one-stop learning centre. (4)

In 2002, the Central Narcotics Bureau's (CNB) haul of 13,000 Ecstasy pills was just a little over half the 24,000 pills seized in 2001. In the five years between 1996 and 2001, the number of known Ecstasy abusers here plunged from 661 to 151. (H3)

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