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15,000 Review! Share and win 2 iFly tickets!

Written by admin. Posted in Singapore News

To celebrate our 15,000 review on TSL, we will be giving away a PAIR of complimentary iFly Singapore tickets (worth $178) valid for three months to one lucky Facebook Fan, courtesy of iFly Singapore! All you have to do is:


1. Like the iFly Singapore facebook page
2. Like the TheSmartLocal.com facebook page
3. Share this post and comment on it "Liked & Shared!"

The Winner will be announced on Thursday 21st March!


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Always wondered what Sentoa's hip skydiving attraction was like? You now have a chance to win a pair of complimentary tickets to experience this thrilling attraction for yourself... with a friend! Our writers recently took an inside look at iFly Singapore and came back with this video!

Check out more feature videos on our youtube channel http://youtube.com/thesmartlocal

TSL featured on TheOnlineCitizen

Written by anavrin. Posted in Singapore News

The most reputable Singapore alternative news site - TheOnlineCitizen has featured TSL on their front page! In their interview with me, you can learn more about the site's beginning, goals and our plans for the future.

You can check the interview out here.

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Founded in December 2006, The Online Citizen (TOC) has made significant inroads in the area of cyber activism in Singapore. Since then, we have been at the forefront of some of the most controversial issues in Singapore, telling the stories that the mainstream media cannot or refuse to tell.... We are a long way from having a media environment that is truly free and open, that speaks for the rights and concerns of Singaporeans.

Do check TOC out here if you have not already.

Thanks for the interview Terry!

 

Singapore win 1st ind medal in 52 years

Written by Admin. Posted in Singapore News

Feng wins Singapore's 1st individual medal in 52 years. Feng Tianwei becomes only the second Singaporean to win an individual medal.

It has been 52 years since Singapore weightlifter Tan Howe Liang took silver at the 1960 Rome Games. She will feature next in the women's team event, where she will spearhead the team's charge to retain its silver from the 2008 Games. There has being mixed response so far on his win as most Singaporeans do not consider her a true Singaporean, as she was born in China before moving to Singapore.


Feng Tianwei also wins $250,000 under t
he Multi-Million Dollar Awards Programme. The Singapore National Olympic Council in the 1990s, under the direction of then President Dr. Yeo Ning Hong, devised an incentive scheme to reward medal-winning athletes. The Multi-Million Dollar Awards Programme provides a cash payout to athletes who win gold medals at the Olympic, Asian, Commonwealth and South East Asian Games. The largest award is $1 million, payable to the athlete who claims a gold medal at the Olympic Games.

 

 

WP wins punggoleast by election!

Written by admin. Posted in Singapore News

Congrats WP on your victory at the Punggol East by election. As the victory margin was too large, a recount was not needed.

Final Results

WP - 16,038 votes
PAP - 12,856 votes
RP - 353 votes
SDA - 168 votes

Death Penalty Abolished in some instances

Written by Admin. Posted in Singapore News

The Singapore government has completed their review of the mandatory death penalty for all its laws and in some of the drug trafficking areas have abolished it. In recent times a high-profile case was that of Malaysian drug trafficker Yong Vui Kong who was sentenced to death in 2008 for trafficking heroin and was only 19 at the time.

Amnesty International has referenced Yong's case in its recent pleas on the Singapore government to abolish capital punishment. There are 35 persons awaiting capital punishment at the moment, with the majority (28) being sentenced for drug offences and the rest for murder.

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