Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Obituary: Othman Wok - The man who built the National Stadium (updated)

Mr Othman Wok believed that sports had a crucial role in Singapore society, as he took on the task of championing local sports during his time as Social Affairs Minister from 1963 to 1977. He was also known as the man who built the iconic National Stadium, the predecessor of the S$1.33 billion Sports Hub at Kallang.

State-assisted funeral for Mr Othman Wok

State Flag was draped over Mr Othman's casket and ....

...transported to a gun carriage to Choa Chu Kang Muslim Cemetery

Cornea donations in Singapore at record high

Ref: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/cornea-donations-in-singapore-at-record-high/3683476.html

Surgeon reveals two VERY simple tricks to stop snoring

View the video

Ref: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4401060/Surgeon-reveals-two-simple-exercises-stop-snoring.html

Why are Japanese kids so well behaved, at least in public?

What we can learn from Japanese parents and discover the secret behind their children’s good manners.

Read the article @ http://www.todayonline.com/lifestyle/diana-ser-what-we-can-learn-japanese-parents

Finland Is Officially The World's Safest Country

Looking for a destination for your next solo adventure? You might want to start searching for flights to Finland, which was just named the safest country in the world by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

The World's 10 Safest Countries, according to the WEF:

  1. Finland – score: 6.7
  2. United Arab Emirates – 6.6
  3. Iceland – 6.6
  4. Oman - 6.5
  5. Hong Kong SAR – 6.5
  6. Singapore – 6.5
  7. Norway – 6.4
  8. Switzerland – 6.4
  9. Rwanda – 6.4
  10. Qatar – 6.3

The Overall World's 10 Tourist-friendly Countries, according to the WEF:

  1. Spain
  2. France
  3. Germany
  4. Japan
  5. United Kingdom
  6. United States
  7. Australia
  8. Italy
  9. Canada
  10. Switzerland 

11 - Hong Kong
13 - Singapore

Ref: https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-travel-tourism-competitiveness-report-2017