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When a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal last month, killing thousands and toppling ancient monuments, it set off a wave of global support to help those hit by the disaster. From figuring out how to power a clinic in a remote village to wrangling local transport in an effort to single-handedly deliver emergency supplies, TODAY’s Siau Ming En who was in Nepal looks at how Singaporeans — in non-governmental organisations and as individuals — sought to do their part to help.
Before the final decision on the Singapore Botanic Gardens' bid to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site is unveiled, here's a closer look at the Gardens.
Even though large numbers of graduates are able to land jobs, some are underemployed, be it by choice or circumstance, according to anecdotal evidence from graduates and human resource experts.
Even though large numbers of graduates are able to land jobs, some are underemployed, be it by choice or circumstance, according to anecdotal evidence from graduates and human resource experts.
Three years after Myanmar liberalised its economy, a second wave of Singapore companies is flocking to the rapidly-developing South-east Asian country — setting up upmarket pre-school centres, swanky bars and eateries, as well as building posh condominiums.

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NGOs quick to respond, but grapple with challenges

When a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal last month, killing thousands and toppling ancient monuments, it set off a wave of global support to help those hit by the disaster. From figuring out how to power a clinic in a remote village to wrangling local transport in an effort to single-handedly deliver emergency supplies, TODAY’s Siau Ming En who was in Nepal looks at how Singaporeans — in non-governmental organisations and as individuals — sought to do their part to help.

A closer look at Singapore's green marvel

Before the final decision on the Singapore Botanic Gardens' bid to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site is unveiled, here's a closer look at the Gardens.

Temasek under our feet

Singapore’s biggest archaeology dig at Empress Place unearthed an estimated three tonnes of artefacts, the country’s largest-ever haul.
More importantly, the objects dug up during the two-month project in front of Victoria Concert Hall, which wrapped up last month, shed more light on the period from the late 13th century to pre-colonial Singapore — known as the “black-out” phase, because of how little is known.

Celebratory Jubilee Weekend chock-full of events

The Republic celebrates its 50th birthday this year, and a slew of programmes and activities have been lined up across the island in August — especially during the four-day National Day break, which has been dubbed the “jubilee weekend”. Leisure attractions, museums and heritage galleries, among others, will also be opened to the public without charge or at discounted admission charges. As part of the SG Heart Map initiative, bus tours will also be conducted during the long weekend to bring people to places that Singaporeans hold close to their hearts.

The US$300 million ‘Fight of the Century’

Facts and figures on the richest prize fight of all time between undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (May 3), 9am Singapore time. The highly-anticipated mega-fight is projected to set new records in pay-per-view revenue, with numbers to cross US$300 million (S$397.5 million) or more.

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