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Article Running into silver years with a spring in their step
By: KELVIN CHNG PHOTOJOURNALIST,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (HOME)  09/08/2019
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I grew up in the Tiong Bahru area but only just found out about the Tiong Bahru Garden Joggers club.
It was founded by fitness fanatic Tan Kok Sing in 1977, a year after I was born.
Mr Tan, now 94, started the club to promote a healthy lifestyle and to deter young people in the neighbourhood from sniffing glue.   (214 words)
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Article Rustic charm of a village where bumboats thrive
By: BENJAMIN SEETOR EXECUTIVE PHOTOJOURNALIST,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (HOME)  09/08/2019
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True to its early beginnings as a kampung, Changi Village has retained some of that rustic charm over the years.
The hawker centre there has undergone several revamps in the past two decades but continues to provide cheap popular fare such as nasi lemak in a laid-back atmosphere.   (239 words)
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Article My town and nature getaway by the sea
By: KEVIN LIM EXECUTIVE PHOTOJOURNALIST,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (HOME)  09/08/2019
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Whenever someone asks me where I live, I answer with pride: "In the far east – Pasir Ris."
I love how Pasir Ris is tucked away in this serene corner, with a beach and park in its backyard.
Nature is just a stone's throw away.   (246 words)
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Article Opening barbershop in his backyard a winning move
By: ARIFFIN JAMAR PHOTOJOURNALIST,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (HOME)  09/08/2019
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After nine years plying the streets as a taxi driver, Mr Tahir Aziz opted for a career U-turn that would put him a cut above the rest – he became a barber.
After attending a course that taught him the basics, Mr Tahir, 44, opened Keep It Handsome Barbershop in 2016.   (238 words)
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Article Place of discovery and fun for budding community gardeners
By: JOYCE FANG CHIEF PHOTOGRAPHER,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (HOME)  09/08/2019
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It is Sunday morning and 10-year-old Anna Manipur is checking on her chilli plant in the community garden in the Clementi estate.
She gingerly lifts the leaves and is delighted when she sees a few tiny fruits. This means that she can make her favourite spicy condiment – pickled green chillies.   (279 words)
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Article Memories of a skateboarder's haven in Margaret Drive
By: MARK CHEONG EXECUTIVE PHOTOJOURNALIST,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (HOME)  09/08/2019
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Most of my teen years – some of the best times of my life – were spent at the Go Sports skate shop at Block 6C Margaret Drive which was opened by the legendary long-haired owner Eddie Goh in 1985.   (283 words)
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Article Loving the smell of bread and earning a crust at the same time
By: GIN TAY PHOTOJOURNALIST,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (HOME)  09/08/2019
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A lifetime closely intertwined with two humble ingredients – flour and water – has allowed Mr Lai Chee Peng to follow his passion for baking bread, and earn a crust at the same time.
His father was a baker who owned a traditional bakery in Serangoon, so Mr Lai grew up loving the smell of freshly baked loaves.   (303 words)
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Article Amid winds of change, unlikely pair's friendship is a constant
By: SHINTARO TAY PHOTOJOURNALIST,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (HOME)  09/08/2019
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There is no end to the hustle and bustle in Little India, but electric-fan repairman Peter Chou still finds the time to shoot the breeze with Bangladeshi construction worker Lotif Sikder.   (345 words)
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Article Meet farming experts, spot wildlife in the far-flung west
By: NG SOR LUAN EXECUTIVE PHOTOJOURNALIST,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (HOME)  09/08/2019
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Bukit Panjang town, where I have been living since I was 11, is a nondescript place more well known for its LRT breakdowns than any fancy attractions, but it does have plenty to offer.
Its abundant greenery is part of the charms of this slow-growing estate in what some see as the far-flung west.   (340 words)
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Picture The Straits Times  (FRONT PAGE TOP OF NEWS)  09/08/2019
''PRIME MINISTER LEE HSIEN LOONG S'pore must prepare for a very different future, says PM Lee Takings at the till down for 5th straight month Celebrate the unique heartland enclaves and communities in #myhomeSG See Home B8-B19 54th Happy birthday, Singapore! #myhomeSG
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