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Bringing back Chinatown's yesteryear

IN A bid to revive the bustling street life of Chinatown, more roads will be closed to traffic later this year to allow stallholders to hawk their wares.

Code to ensure honest ads

SOME late night television advertisements for chatline services may be sent packing if they do not conform to a new code of advertising practice published on Monday.

New studio flats let old and young mix

A DIFFERENT approach is being taken to public housing for the elderly. Instead of building studio apartments in separate blocks, the Housing Board will put them in the same blocks as three-, four- and five-room units.

Faiz - the co-operative militant

The Singapore authorities have detained 31 suspected terrorists, who are members of the radical Jemaah Islamiah. Among them is Faiz Abu Bakar Bafana, a key figure in the JI movement in the republic. WONG CHUN WAI and LOURDES CHARLES spoke to regional security officials to put together a profile of Faiz, a dangerous Islamic radical, in the first part of a two-part article.

Man jailed for slashing ex-wife's boyfriend

A MAN went to the aid of his estranged wife when he saw her boyfriend punching her.

Emergency chambers on display

EMERGENCY underground decontamination chambers, designed for victims of a chemical attack, will be open to the public for the first time, the government said yesterday.

Peddling drugs on the side

AS his scissors went #8220;snip snip,#8221; a hairdresser made his pitch, but not for any shampoo or haircare products.

War shelters impress visitors

PORTABLE dry toilets at the underground shelter of the Hougang North-East Line station were the facilities that impressed most visitors on Saturday.

Driver escapes car-MRT accident

A 23-YEAR-OLD at the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz car veered off the road, crashed through a fence and landed in the path of a mass transit train on Monday night.

Boom time for contract cleaning trade

IT MAY be a dirty business but the contract cleaning industry is booming, with an estimated 15% surge in contracts to nearly S$400mil (RM870mil) last year #8211; and an eye-popping 5,000 job vacancies.